May 17, 2022

China cites pandemic and withdraws as host of 2023 Asian Cup

by on May 15, 2022 0

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — China withdrew as host of soccer’s 2023 Asian Cup on Saturday in the latest cancellation of the country’s sports hosting duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Asian Football Confederation praised Chinese soccer officials for making “this very difficult but necessary decision in the collective interests of the AFC Asian Cup.” The...

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2,000 attend new Tunisia opposition alliance demo

by on May 15, 2022 0

Acrowd estimated at more than 2,000, lower than expected, took part Sunday in the first demonstration of a new alliance to oppose a power grab by President Kais Saied. “We shall overcome,” and “We are united, not divided,” read banners of the National Salvation Front protesters gathered in front of the municipal theatre on...

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Finland to seek NATO entry in ‘new era’ amid Russia’s war

by on May 15, 2022 0

 Finland’s government declared a “new era” is underway after announcing Sunday its intention to join NATO, while Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed hope that Ukraine could win the war as Russian military advances appear to be faltering. President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin made the announcement that Finland would seek membership of NATO...

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Champagne says he will stop arms exports to Turkey if rights abuse uncovered

by on October 4, 2020 0

 Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he’s willing to halt military export permits to NATO ally Turkey if an investigation determines Canadian technology is leading to human-rights abuses. Champagne declined to say how long his department’s investigation would take, but in an interview with The Canadian Press he said Canada would consult with NATO...

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