Author: Jadenne Radoc Cabahug

Biden To Host Quad Leaders At White House

U.S. president Joe Biden will host leaders from Australia, India, and Japan in person for the first time at the White House this Friday. Biden hosted a virtual meeting of the group, referred to as the “Quad,” in March, according to AP News. The in-person meeting looks to boost cooperation

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Guinea Coup Leader Restricts Travel For Government Officials

Leaders of a military coup in Guinea promised to set up a transitional government of national unity after ousting President Alpha Conde and dissolving his cabinet. The District of Kaloum in Conakry witnessed heavy gunfire through Sunday as special forces battled with soldiers loyal to Conde, according to Reuters. In

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Alexei Navalny’s Spokeswoman Leaves Russia

Kim Yarmysh, spokeswoman for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has left Russia, the Interfax Russian news agency reported citing two anonymous sources. One of the sources said that Yarmysh flew to the Finnish capital Helsinki. This comes after the Russian court imposed 18 months of restrictions on her freedom of movement

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics And Paralympics: The Controversial Pandemic Games

One month has passed since Japan hosted the postponed 2020 summer Olympic Games in its capital city of Tokyo, and the Paralympic Games are just beginning. New headlines and controversies were constant throughout the games. Coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Olympic Games were a controversial topic for much

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Myanmar Shadow Government Condemns Army Ruler For Taking PM Role

Members of Myanmar’s shadow government, the National Unity Government (NUG), have condemned its military ruler Min Aung Hlaing for taking the prime minister role in a caretaker (military) government. This move is reportedly an attempt to win government legitimacy and international recognition. Min Aung Hlaing made the announcement during a speech

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Equatorial Guinea To Close Embassy In London

Equatorial Guinea’s foreign minister Simeon Oyono Esono announced Monday that it will close its diplomatic mission in London. The announcement came after Britain sanctioned President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo’s son for misappropriating millions of dollars, according to Reuters. Teodoro Obiang Mangue is the president’s son, and vice president of the gulf

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De Facto U.A.E. Leader Visits Saudi Crown Prince Amid Tensions 

The United Arab Emirates de facto ruler met with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Monday. The two gulf allies have tension over oil policy which has disrupted policy setting by OPEC+.  OPEC secured an agreement to boost oil supplies after the two Gulf producers reached

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Saudi-led Coalition Intercepts Houthi Drone, Says State TV

According to Reuters, Saudi Arabian air defenses intercepted and destroyed an armed drone launched by Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi rebel group in Yemen.  State television cited the Saudi-led military coalition Monday, June 14, stating the drone was headed toward the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait. 

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