The Trump administration was a ‘difficult time’ for Ukraine, says foreign minister

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also touched on the buildup of Russian forces on Ukraine’s border, potential military support from the United States, and President Joe Biden’s offer of a summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Kuleba’s comments about Donald Trump’s fraught term in the White House follow […]

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Israel mourns deaths of 45 at religious festival; stampede deepens backlash against Netanyahu-World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr The disaster prompted a national outpouring of grief as devastated families rushed to identify their dead relatives and bury them ahead of the Jewish Sabbath Jerusalem: The holiday of Lag BaOmer is one of the happiest days on the calendar for Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community — a time of mass celebrations in honour of […]

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Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as country faces Covid-19 outbreak

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr “To help treat Covid-19 patients and protect front-line health workers in India, the United States has identified supplies of therapeutics, rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that will immediately be made available for India. The United States also is pursuing options to provide oxygen generation and related supplies on […]

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China’s Xi Jinping warns US against ‘meddling’ in internal affairs of others – World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr The Chinese president’s statement comes as Beijing faces increasing pressure from Washington and its allies over human rights violations, Taiwan and Hong Kong File image of Chinese president Xi Jinping. AP Beijing: Chinese president Xi Jinping on Tuesday hit out at the US, saying there should be no “bossing” and “meddling” in the internal […]

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Changes in India’s monsoon rainfall could bring serious consequences to more than a billion people

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr For every degree Celsius of global warming, monsoon rainfalls will likely increase by 5%, according to one of the key points of the analysis. While more rain might seem like a good thing, too much (or too little) can harm crops. India depends on this seasonal rainfall to help sustain the crops necessary […]

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Prince Philip’s funeral on 17 April; gun salutes mark start of eight-day national mourning in UK – World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will be flying in from the US to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, but his pregnant wife, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, has been advised by her doctor not to travel, the palace said A portrait of Britain’s Prince Philip is placed with flowers and candles in […]

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April is Arab American Heritage Month, the US Department of State declares

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr “The United States is home to more than 3.5 million Arab Americans representing a diverse array of cultures and traditions. Like their fellow citizens, Americans of Arab heritage are very much a part of the fabric of this nation,” Ned Price, a spokesman, said in a video statement on April 1. “And Arab […]

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China slams COVID-19 probe critics as theory linking virus to Wuhan lab gains fresh momentum – World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr ‘This practice of politicising the search for the origins of the virus is extremely unethical,’ the Chinese foreign ministry said after WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus Tuesday said that ‘all hypotheses are open’ and ‘warrant complete and further studies’ Beijing: China on Wednesday slammed “unethical” critics as it faced mounting pressure over origins of […]

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Ethiopian PM says Eritrea will withdraw troops from Tigray

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr “The government of Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces out of the Ethiopian border. The Ethiopian National Defense Force will take over guarding the border areas effective immediately,” Abiy said in a statement on Twitter after meeting with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in the Eritrean capital of Asmara. The Ethiopian National Defence […]

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Syria: Six civilians killed, 11 injured after regime targets hospital in northwestern town of Atareb – World News , Firstpost

Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblr Also on Sunday, artillery fire killed two civilians in the regime-held city of Aleppo, outside the rebel bastion, state news agency SANA reported Members of the Syrian civil defence try to put out several trucks and freight vehicles on fire in the aftermath of air strikes at a depot near the Bab al-Hawa […]

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