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Sweden, not the US, is the #COVID-19 disaster

Sweden, not the US, is the #COVID-19 disaster

| June 30, 2020

Trump haters claim the US is the hardest hit country in the world, and COVID-19 deniers claim Sweden proved the shutdown did no good, writes TakeBack.org Executive Director John Pudner. Both claims are absurd, and can only be held by one who acts like a lawyer who cherry picks google searches to try to build […]

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#Poland election: #Duda forced into second round against liberal challenger

#Poland election: #Duda forced into second round against liberal challenger

| June 29, 2020

Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on 28 June. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters The incumbent Andrzej Duda (pictured) won the most votes in Sunday’s (28 June) Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he needed to win without a second round of voting,writes Shaun Walker. Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) […]

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The Russian businessman who gave #USCongress a message that proved difficult to swallow

The Russian businessman who gave #USCongress a message that proved difficult to swallow

| June 24, 2020

  The Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as Putin’s Chef, for having catering contracts with the Kremlin, has written an open letter to the US congressmen and senators who are to consider two resolutions personally against him. This is an unusual step, on the part of a figure who does not normally participate in […]

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#Russian businessman gave #USCongress a message that proved difficult to swallow

#Russian businessman gave #USCongress a message that proved difficult to swallow

| June 22, 2020

The Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s Chef”, for having catering contracts with the Kremlin, has written an open letter to the US congressmen and senators who are to consider two resolutions personally against him. This is an unusual step, on the part of a figure who does not normally participate in public […]

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#Huawei delays production of flagship phone after US crackdown

#Huawei delays production of flagship phone after US crackdown

| June 18, 2020

Chinese handset maker Huawei has asked suppliers to slow production of some parts for its latest flagship phone as it assesses the impact of a US clampdown on technology exports. © AP Huawei Technologies has told some suppliers to delay production for its newest flagship smartphone as the Chinese tech company weighs potential supply-chain disruptions […]

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#Brazil chamber of deputies chief warns against shunning #Huawei

#Brazil chamber of deputies chief warns against shunning #Huawei

| June 17, 2020

The head of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies warned the country’s 5G auction policies should not be swayed by ideology, Reuters reported, days after rumours emerged the US was potentially offering incentives for operators to shun Huawei equipment, writes Chris Donkin of Mobile World Live. Rodrigo Maia, who leads Brazil’s lower house, said communications regulator Anatel should be left […]

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Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over #NATO spending feud

Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over #NATO spending feud

| June 17, 2020

President Donald Trump (pictured) said on Monday (15 June) he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close US ally for failing to meet NATO’s defence spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade, write Jeff Mason and Arshad Mohammed. The reduction of about 9,500 troops […]

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