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Posts published in “Day: February 5, 2021

Russia Navalny trial a ‘low point’ in EU-Russia relations, says Borrell, no more intimidating humanity

The EU has told Russia the case against jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny is a “low point” in their relations, as the dissident faces a new charge in court. EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, with new EU sanctions over Navalny’s case…

Getting real with Russian Ambitions is crucial for Biden and the World!

Russia has expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who was jailed earlier this week. The Russian foreign ministry said the three took part in “illegal demonstrations” on 23 January. Sweden called the expulsion “totally unfounded” and denied its…

China calls on U.S. to implement positive, constructive China policies

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — China hopes the United States will view China and China-U.S. relations in an objective and rational way, implement positive and constructive China policies, meet China halfway, focus on cooperation, and manage differences to promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations, a Chinese Foreign…

What Biden’s foreign policy ‘reset’ really means

US President Joe Biden has delivered his first foreign policy speech since taking office. He framed it as a reset after four years of Donald Trump’s America First agenda, pledging to reinvest in alliances and diplomacy, and emphasising democratic values. Here are some takeaways: Standing up to Russia Shortly after…

The Museum of Comfort: a celebration of Spanish inventions the world couldn’t live without

A slew of objects has been created or improved on by Spaniards, either for the advancement of science or for everyday use. From the engine-propelled submarine to the Chupa-Chups lollipop, these creations are now showcased in a virtual gallery on InstagramLet others do the inventing!” wrote the novelist and philosopher…

American Airlines to lay off up to 13,000 employees

Washington, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) American Airlines, affected by the air traffic slippage due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has announced the dismissal of about 13,000 employees if government aid before April 1 is not extended. The American Airlines CEO, Doug Parker and Operation Director Robert Isom wrote to the workers that…