Day: April 24, 2022

German revellers swap Carnival parade for anti-war rally

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Cologne, Berlin, and Munich earlier this March, protesting against the Russian invasion and war in Ukraine. The Cologne Carnival is a traditional celebration that takes place every year; however, this year, demonstrators marched, calling for an end to the war,

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Russia has Withdrawn 2/3 of Forces Near Kyiv: U.S. Official

Russia has pulled around two-thirds of its forces out of the area surrounding Kyiv, a US defense official stated on Monday. The withdrawal left in its wake evidence of various atrocities committed by Russian troops against civilians, including reports of summary executions and repeated rapes. Horrifying photos have emerged of

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Zelenskyy: Ukraine Could Become EU Candidate Within Weeks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has submitted a questionnaire to the EU’s envoy in Ukraine requesting membership and stated that he believes this action would lead to EU candidate status for Ukraine ‘within weeks.’ Zelenskyy reportedly completed the document within 10 days, after it was given to him by European Commission

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Quran Burning in Sweden Triggers Violent Riots

Between March 14th and March 16th, far-right Danish-Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan burned Qurans in several Swedish cities as part of his anti-immigrant, anti-Islam political platform. This triggered huge protests, some of which became violent riots, as young men set trash cans ablaze and threw Molotov cocktails at police vehicles. According

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G20 chair Indonesia proposes standardized health requirements for travel

On March 28th, Indonesia proposed the standardization of COVID-19-related health requirements for traveling to the members of the group of 20 major economies (G20). According to Setiaji Setiaji, an aide to the Indonesian Health Ministry, this proposal includes the creation of a global website able to verify the vaccination status

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Ukraine Intelligence Publishes Names of 620 Alleged Russian Agents

On March 28th, Ukrainian intelligence officials from the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine released information about 620 individuals that they believe are spies from Russia’s intelligence/law enforcement agencies. These individuals are believed to be members of the Federal Security Service of Russia that has been in Ukraine during the invasion

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Yemen: Agreement to a Two-Month Long Ceasefire

According to Hans Grundberg, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, both the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis rebel group have agreed to the U.N proposal for a two-month truce. Beginning on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Saturday, 2 March 2022, both warring sides

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Turkey and Israel at a “Turning Point” Towards Friendly Relations

After decades of tension, Turkey and Israel are moving towards a “turning point” in their relationship. The two countries recently announced that they plan to embark upon a joint plan to strengthen their diplomatic relations, open their trade relationship, and co-develop renewable energy infrastructures. Both Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and

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