Author: Haakon Lehn

Russia Signs Contract with China to Develop New Heavy Helicopter

State-owned Russian Helicopters announced on Monday that the company has signed an agreement to develop a multipurpose heavy helicopter. Russia will contribute parts for the aircraft, including the transmission, steering screw, and anti-icing system, according to a transcript on the Kremlin website. Reuters has dubbed the contract “a sign of

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U.S. To Join With Private Groups In Helping Resettle Afghan Refugees

The U.S. State Department has announced that it will partner with private groups in order to help Afghans settle in the United States. The program will aim to create “sponsor circles,” meant to provide Afghans with financial and social support to help them settle into their new communities across America.

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Polish Challenge Prompts Secession Worries For Post-Brexit E.U.

Last week, Poland’s top court ruled that “national legislation trumps European laws,” according to Reuters. This ruling goes against the central tenet of European integration, the key to the foundation and survival of the European Union, and has worried many top European officials. Vera Jourova, the European Commissioner for Values

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Lithuania to Fence Stretch of Belarus Border By April

Last month, the Lithuanian government announced plans to fence off a 70-mile stretch of their border with Belarus to keep out migrants. Reuters has reported that 4,100 migrants, mainly from Central Asia and the Middle East, have entered Lithuania. These migrants have arrived from the Belarusian side, and the European

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Russia Says Turkey Could Sign New S-400 Missile Contract Soon

Reuters has reported that Russia and Turkey are close to signing a military contract to provide Turkey with S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. Turkey previously bought these weapons from Russia, moving President Biden to impose sanctions on Ankara under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which was originally passed under President

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Bosnia’s Peace Envoy Imposes Ban On Genocide Denial

Valentin Inzko, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Office of the High Representative (OHR), has imposed a decree that punishes anyone who “publicly condones, denies, grossly trivialises or tries to justify” the genocide or war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian Civil Conflict. Potential perpetrators may be met with a prison sentence of

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