Quel rôle, readers may ask? As it turns out, at least in the Indo-Pacific, France plays a significant role, and has significant resources to commit to it ... — dubbed “AUKUS.”. France was blindsided by the announcement last Wednesday, having been kept in the dark about it by all involved ... On Friday, France called back its ambassadors to the U.S ... .
If you've ever watched a James Bond film (or read the books), you'll know of Q, the quartermaster who dispenses agent 007 his high-tech gadgets, ranging from invisible cars to tiny pipes that allow you to breathe underwater. You may not be aware that he was based on a real person ... the semen pen ... We thought we had solved the problem." ... .
Chinese scientists wanted to genetically engineer coronaviruses that were more infectious to humans and then conduct experiments on live bats about 18 months before the first COVID-19 cases emerged — but a US Department of Defence agency rejected the funding proposal, leaked documents reveal ... ... see also ... In a letter sent to Pelosi on Sept ... .
Hezbollah security official Wafiq Safa reportedly threatened Tarek Bitar, the judge leading the investigation into the BeirutPort explosion which devastated Lebanon's capital in August 2020, this week, saying the movement would remove Bitar from his position by force if the judge displeases them. "We have had enough of you ... .
Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar assigned his forces' chief-of-staff to take his military post to prepare himself for running for the elections scheduled for Dec. 24, Libyan local media said on Wednesday ... 23 to Dec. 24 ... On Sept ... .
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United Nations. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Tuesday that his country does not trust the promises made by the US government, while noting that he seeks effective interaction with all the countries of the world ... We demand the implementation of international rules.” ... You can also download our app for Android and iOS. .
Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday, a day after the U.N. chief issued a grim warning that “we are on the edge of an abyss.”.For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than two dozen world leaders appeared in person at the U.N ... But Wednesday’s U.N ... .
Turkey has sent more troops to north-western Syria as it prepares for a critical meeting with the leaders of Russia and Iran next week, signalling its determination to continue blocking an assault on one of the Syrian war’s last front lines ... Iran is also a supporter of the Syrian regime ... Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees ... .