Day: August 15, 2022

Tensions Flare In Nagorno-Karabakh

Tensions are once again high in the Caucasus, and Nagorno-Karabakh is at the heart of the cyclone. The separatist region of Western Azerbaijan has been a theatre of war and massacre for decades, but the situation had seemingly improved following a ceasefire signed between Armenia and Azerbaijan in November 2020.

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France Renationalizes EDF, Citing Climate Change And The War Against Russia

France announced on Wednesday that the EDF, Électricité de France, the state-supported electricity company, is once again becoming nationalized, to combat a growing energy crisis. The crisis itself has been mainly due to the ongoing war with Russia, one of the most influential energy suppliers to the European continent. President

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EU’s ”Final Text” To Revive 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal

As indirect talks between U.S. and Iranian officials wrapped up in Vienna in August, the European Union put forward a ‘final’ word to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Josep Borrell stated that negotiations are complete, and the revival of the agreement now awaits political

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Tunisia To Receive Eight Military Aircraft In U.S. Defense Contract

Tunisia has bought eight aircraft from the United States military in an effort to bolster and renew the Tunisian air force’s training aircraft fleet. This deal will be financed through a deal between the United States and Textron Aviation, with the majority of financing coming through the American deal grant

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U.N. Selects Former Grenada Minister As Climate Chief

On 15 August 2022, the former Climate Resilience Minister of Grenada, Simon Stiell, was appointed as the new United Nations climate chief. This decision comes just three months before the next round of climate negotiations is to take place at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Will Now Permanently Fly The Aboriginal Flag

After a five-year campaign by advocates, the government in New South Wales has permanently added the Aboriginal flag to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of Australia’s most popular landmarks. Because the original project would have taken two years and cost A$25 million, the new flag has replaced the N.S.W. flag

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