Several rounds of high-stakes diplomacy have failed to yield any breakthroughs, and this week tensions escalated further ...Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that, as of Monday, that Russia’s armed forces had not formed what he called battle groups, “which would have indicated that tomorrow they would launch an offensive.” ... .
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As Western powers attempt to avert a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Nord Stream 2, a long-touted energy infrastructure project that has already driven a wedge between Germany and the United States, could become a key bargaining chip ... The pipeline could heat 26 million German homes at an affordable price and construction was completed in September ... .
Everyone is trying to second-guess PresidentVladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine. The US is pulling embassy staff out as fears rise of looming conflict. But maybe it's already started, writes JonathanMarcus. The risk of an all-out war between Russia and Ukraine dominates the headlines. All the obvious questions are being asked ... Features ... .
The opposition figure also insisted there is a need for friendly relations with Moscow. France should work towards improving its ties with Russia by removing sanctions and pivoting away from American influence, a candidate in the country’s presidential race has declared, as tensions flare across eastern Europe.
In order to circumvent strict norms put in place by the United States, rich Chinese people are on the lookout for easier alternatives to acquire the US citizenship. They have recently discovered that obtaining Turkish citizenship first would make it easier for them to acquire US citizenship ... READ MORE. Turkey’s economic crisis ... READ MORE ... Tags ... 0 ... .
Seven migrants have died while attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing from Libya in a boat carrying 280 people in cold weather, the mayor of Italy's Lampedusa island told AFP Tuesday ... The seven dead were Bangladeshi, according to Italian media reports ... The centre, which can hold 250 migrants, currently houses over 600 people ... ....
ECOWAS has lost its legitimacy - Adib Saani. Citizens view ECOWAS as a presidents’ club - Adib Saani. ECOWAS must solve human insecurity issues to avert coups - SecurityAnalyst... In an interview with GhanaWeb, Adib Saani said there would be more military coups unless leaders in the sub-region start addressing the human security issues of its citizens.
The first-ever crewed mission has reached the bottom of the Atacama Trench, the deepest region of the Eastern Pacific. On January 21, veteran ocean explorer Victor Vescovo and oceanographer Dr. Osvaldo Ulloa traveled to the deepest spot, called Richards Deep, which they measured as 8,069 meters (26,465 feet) below sea level ... Vescovo has exactly that ... .
Maligned French epidemiologist Didier Raoult expressed grave doubts about the current vaccination campaign. Marseille. “Why is Omikron vaccine resistant?” Prof Didier Raoult recently asked himself this question. The director of the IHUMéditerranée infectious disease institute in Marseille has doubts about the effectiveness of the vaccines ... .