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The US right is gaining legitimacy from foreign leaders
Orbán argued this week that the western world was “committing suicide” through immigration.
“I see the great European population exchange as a suicidal attempt to replace the lack of European, Christian children with adults from other civilizations – migrants,” Orbán declared
David Chou, 68, of Las Vegas was booked on one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder in relation to the attack at the Geneva Presbyterian Church, California
Chou, a United States citizen of Chinese descent, had travelled from Las Vegas and targeted the Taiwanese community out of animosity towards Taiwan and recent tensions between the island and mainland China.
There is now a black, gay, immigrant, Karine Jean-Pierre, as the public disseminator of presidential lies to the media.
The return of state capitalism?
Moscow said Renault’s Russian assets had now become state property. It is the first Russian nationalisation of a major foreign business since the invasion of Ukraine.
Turkey’s president has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato – just hours after they said they would seek membership.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the two Scandinavian nations need not send delegations to convince Turkey, a key Nato member, of their bids. He is angered by what he sees as their willingness to host Kurdish militants.
Meanwhile NATO holds one of the biggest-ever military exercises in the Baltics is now under way. Named “Hedgehog”, the drills involve 10 countries, including Finland and Sweden.
Some 15,000 troops are involved in the exercise in Estonia, making it one of the largest military drills held in the country since 1991. The exercise is taking place 64km (40 miles) from Russia’s nearest military base. It is intended to simulate an attack from Russia on Estonia.
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Biden has approved the redeployment of US troops in Somalia, reversing a decision by his predecessor Donald Trump.
The deployment was requested by the Pentagon to support the fight against militant group al-Shabab.
In Sweden, the governing Social Democrats said they backed joining the security alliance, paving the way for the country to apply.
“From the national liberation war to the social revolution!”
If the UK does get vapourised, never fear, the WSM will carry on.
Finland formally applies to join NATO
Just words, not deeds
At the first Global Covid-19 Summit, which took place last September, the administration mentioned the need for a Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver for vaccines as one of its key takeaways. This time, the efforts to suspend intellectual property rules at the WTO were notably missing from the White House’s summit fact sheet.
ALB, the article link points out that at present the NUS is not in receipt of any government funds. It is a pre-emptive gesture to ‘smear’ the NUS as institutionally anti-semite, a similar tactic as done with the Labour Party.
UK government is cutting links with the National Union of Students because of concerns about anti-Semitism. Universities minister Michelle Donelan said it meant the NUS would not be eligible for government funding.