This comes as the United States under the Biden-led administration, last month, announced the launch of a new China task force that will provide recommendations on military strategy to the Department of Defense (DoD) to counter growing challenges posed by Beijing.
When he returns moments later, he is holding a dead pink flamingo—one of dozens found in the area in recent weeks, killed by lead poisoning ... Of nearly a dozen flamingos retrieved by the group for medical attention, none could be saved ... Flamingos poisoned by illegal lead pellets in ...
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The flight by the two heavy bombers came as a pro-Iran satellite channel based in Beirut broadcast Iranian military drone footage of an Israeli ship hit by a mysterious explosion only days earlier in the Mideast... However, tensions remain high after militias in Iraq — likely backed by Iran — continue to target American interests.
The Quad did not even merit a reference in the “first major foreign-policy speech” delivered by Secretary of StateAntonyBlinken on March 3 or in the document titled released by the White House the same day ... Now, any attempt by the Modi government to make a bilateral move to improve relations with Beijing could upset Biden’s apple cart.
“This is a failure of Israeli leadership and policy that is preserving the occupation in the territories for years now,” he said ... Asked whether the ICC hasn’t crossed a red line by singling out Israel and ignoring major offenders around the world, he replied ... The Meretz chairman’s comments drew fire from the right ... .
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State-run MRTV said a surgical investigation showed she could not have been killed by police because the wrong sort of projectile was found in her head and she had been shot from behind, whereas police were in front ... The killings have drawn anger in the West and have also been condemned by most democracies in Asia.
A 435-km rail link to the regional capital of Lhasa will run Fuxing high-speed trains powered by both internal-combustion and electricity, Lu Dongfu, board chairman of Company Limited, told state-run Xinhua news agency on Saturday ... The track-laying work was completed by the end of 2020, the report said.
... going through the available data found as many as 178 potentially related reports in the first 67 days) More recently they did not anticipate problems with PEG and anaphylaxis before the rollout of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, though these were already identified by others”.
Tigrayans and concerned observers argue that such allegations must be immediately investigated by an independent investigative body ...Criminal accountability may be impossible if evidence collection is marred by the same kinds of communication blocks and politicised obstruction that has affected the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the region.
The Northern Ireland protocol in the Withdrawal Agreement was designed by the EU and UK to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland...Elsewhere, the chief British negotiator in Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007 said Mr Frost had chosen to “poke a stick in the eye” of the bloc by taking unilateral action on the grace periods.