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Erdogan speaks to Stoltenberg over Finland, Sweden NATO bid

by on May 21, 2022 0

Turkey’s President tells NATO chief Sweden and Finland must address Ankara’s concerns before it could support their membership bid. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Ankara would not look “positively” on Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids unless its concerns were addressed, despite broad support from other allies, including the United States. Turkey...

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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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France step up search effort after flood

by on October 4, 2020 0

Rescue services stepped up their search efforts in southwestern France on Sunday after floods cut off several villages and killed two people in Italy, with eight still missing in France. Breil-sur-Roya, a French village close to the Italian border, was a scene of devastation with houses buried in mud and turned-over cars stuck in...

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Egypt’s Al-Azhar slams Macron’s Islam remarks as ‘racist’

by on October 4, 2020 0

Scholars at Egypt’s prestigious Sunni Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, have denounced remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron on “Islamist separatism” as “racist” and spreading “hate speech”. Macron on Friday unveiled plans to defend France’s secular values against radical Islam, describing Islam as a religion “in crisis” worldwide. “He made false accusations against Islam, that have...

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