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Taiwan Buys Lithuanian Rum in Appreciation of the Baltic Country’s Support
Commentary by Natalie Nesbitt Communist China has a small yet formidable free-thinking, rum- making enemy that is neither a superpower nor armed with nuclear weapons. It’s a tiny Baltic country with a population of 2.8...
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Cyprus Child Refused Heart Surgery Because Parents Unvaccinated
A three-year-old boy from Cyprus suffering from serious heart disease was refused surgery by hospitals from three countries due to the parents being unvaccinated against COVID-19. The incident has raised questions on the ethical dimensions...
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Britain, Ukraine, Poland Coordinate as Russia Moves to Protect Its Border
The governments of the UK, Poland, and Ukraine have committed to strengthening trilateral cooperation to protect Ukraine’s borders. To protect its own border, Russia has moved artillery, tanks, and 100,000 troops towards its shared border...
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2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Which World Leaders Are Attending, Who Isn’t?
The number of world leaders and foreign dignitaries attending the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing is lower than in previous years. China’s poor human rights record has led some countries to implement a diplomatic boycott...
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The Sámi Way of Resilient Parenting
The Sámi people of Northern Scandinavia are descendants of centuries-old nomadic peoples who lived off hunting and fishing. In the late twentieth century, the Sámi population consisted of 30,000-40,000 Sámi in Norway, 20,000 in Sweden,...
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US Sending Troops to Europe, Pentagon Says Russian Invasion of Ukraine ‘Could Happen at Any Time’
John Kirby, press secretary for the Department of Defense, said Jan. 30 that Russia was poised to invade neighboring Ukraine “at any time.”  “Putin has a lot of options available to him if he wants...
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Washington and Beijing Call For De-escalation in Russia-Ukraine Crisis
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently held a telephone conversation in which both sides called for easing down tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Moscow has amassed over 100,000...
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Childlessness Reaches a New Record Among English, Welsh Women
Just 49.9 percent of women aged 30 in England and Wales have children, the first time a figure less than 50 percent has been recorded since 1920.  According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics,...
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Big Bugs – Mega Millipede Fossil Found in England
Arthropods, a phylum of organisms that includes insects, arachnids and diplopoda (a class characterized by two pairs of jointed legs per body segment), have inhabited our world far longer than most other species on Earth....