A HUMANE AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: HOW SPAIN LED FOUR EU COUNTRIES TOWARD THE RECOGNITION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE

A HUMANE AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: HOW SPAIN LED FOUR EU COUNTRIES TOWARD THE RECOGNITION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE »

8 Apr, 2024
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What transpired in the meeting of the European Council and in the margins of the meeting: Discussion of a two-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict, with four countries emphatic about supporting the solution; humanitarian aid to the Palestinian civilian population; reforms in the EU to facilitate accession of new members with a view to geopolitical and humanitarian solutions; unwavering support for Ukraine and even upscaling of such a support.

SATESIDE STORIES: Biden Attends NATO Summit and Meets with King Charles III

SATESIDE STORIES: Biden Attends NATO Summit and Meets with King Charles III »

18 Jul, 2023
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The US President's early July international agenda: Tea with King Charles III, NATO Summit in Lithuania. And what's been happening in the West Wing, white House, lately? There was a bag of cocaine found by the Secret Service.

UKRAINE, EVER FIRMER FOOTHOLD IN THE EUROPEAN UNION!

UKRAINE, EVER FIRMER FOOTHOLD IN THE EUROPEAN UNION! »

12 Jun, 2023
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On 23 June 2022, the European Parliament called for immediately granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. The European Council granted Ukraine the status of a candidate for accession to the EU that same day. Today, with Ukraine’ s entry into the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility programme, the beleaguered country is that much closer to integration into the Single Market.

SHANGRI-LA SECURITY CONFERENCE: THE U.S. URGES DIALOGUE WITH CHINA

SHANGRI-LA SECURITY CONFERENCE: THE U.S. URGES DIALOGUE WITH CHINA »

3 Jun, 2023
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin warns that America "will not flinch in the face of bullying or coercion.” Per a VOA News, "Perhaps the most vexing of the issues involving China is the issue of Taiwan, a self-governing island that China claims as its own and that it wants to bring under its rule. China has become increasingly aggressive with its moves against Taiwan, setting up a situation that could resemble Russia’s invasion of Ukraine."

STATESIDE STORIES: News Updates

STATESIDE STORIES: News Updates »

27 Mar, 2023
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U.S. President Biden approval rating -- Bank failures -- Biden-Trudeau bilateral meeting -- Putin-Xi Jinping meeting in Moscow -- China threat -- Trump indictment and new presidential bid

TOXIC FALLOUT FROM THE WORLD CUP

TOXIC FALLOUT FROM THE WORLD CUP »

27 Dec, 2022
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At the World Cup final, Argentina wrestled the magnificent $20 million, 18-carat solid gold World Cup trophy from France, the defending champion. Enthusiastic sports commentators raved about “the best supermatch of all time.” But when the dust of the desert has settled, there’s nothing left in Doha but the bitter taste of defeat – a defeat brought on by the failure of sportswashing to gloss over the Qatari image and present the Gulf state to the world as a liberal modern state. Among the debris from the Qatar fallout is the tarnished image of the European Parliament, some of whose MEPs, staff and lobbyists are accused of accepting succulent sportswashing bribes from Qatar. Upbraiding the suspects, EP President Roberta Metsola said, “Shame on you for violating the trust of the people of Europe.”

A SECOND OPINION: The Russian Nuclear Threat

A SECOND OPINION: The Russian Nuclear Threat »

20 Oct, 2022
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Biden stressed that Putin is “not joking” when he talks of using nuclear weapons. Biden stressed that Putin is “not joking” when he talks of using nuclear weapons. In my opinion, Putin is obviously crazy with power and is not to be trusted not to start using nuclear warheads. And what will be President Biden’s response to a nuclear bombing by Russia?

SPAIN’S LATEST EFFORT TO HELP UKRAINE DOWN RUSSIA

SPAIN’S LATEST EFFORT TO HELP UKRAINE DOWN RUSSIA »

18 Oct, 2022
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On the first week of October 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Defense sent a new land convoy of eight light vehicles, two ambulances and five tons of diverse medical material to Ukraine which were provided by the Army, the Navy, and the Military Emergency Unit (UME). The shipment will serve the logistical and health needs of Ukraine, considered by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense as the highest priority. Further shipments are scheduled in the next few days.

THE EU BATTLECRY: SAVE FUEL NOW OR RISK FREEZING IN WINTER!

THE EU BATTLECRY: SAVE FUEL NOW OR RISK FREEZING IN WINTER! »

15 Aug, 2022
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"The European Union faces the risk of further gas supply cuts from Russia, due to the Kremlin's weaponisation of gas exports, with almost half of our Member States already affected by reduced deliveries.  Taking action now can reduce both the risk and the costs for Europe in case of further or full disruption, strengthening European energy resilience." Accordingly, the European Commission has proposed a gas-demand reduction plan to prepare EU for supply cuts.

NATO SUMMIT IN MADRID SETS THE ALLIANCE’S STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT DECADE

NATO SUMMIT IN MADRID SETS THE ALLIANCE’S STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT DECADE »

27 Jun, 2022
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"NATO Leaders are meeting in Madrid at a pivotal time for our security. Russia's war against Ukraine has shattered peace in Europe, caused far-reaching energy and food crises, and shaken the rules-based international order. NATO's response has been swift and united. . . At the Madrid Summit, the Alliance will address other challenges, like China’s coercive policies or the security consequences of climate change. It will continue to adapt to a changing world and keep its one billion people safe."