Day: June 16, 2021

Facebook tags government media organizations as ‘state-controlled media’

Published by Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — Government media organizations are being labeled as “state-controlled media” on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram. Started in the United States last year, the social media company recently rolled out the policy in other countries, including the Philippines. The Facebook pages of Philippine government organizations such as PTV,

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Lithuania PM accuses Belarus of ‘weaponising’ migrants

Published by Al-Araby Lithuania’s prime minister has accused Belarus of allowing illegal immigrants to enter the country, after Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko said he won’t prevent migrants from crossing the border. “It’s not … just an episode of illegal immigration like we see on the other borders of the European Union”, said Prime Minister Ingrida

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Biden, Putin handshake kicks off Geneva summit

Published by Al-Araby Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin kicked off their summit Wednesday with a handshake outside the Geneva villa where the two presidents plan to confront each other over the worst US-Russia tensions in years. Following an introduction by their host, Swiss President Guy Parmelin, Biden extended his arm for his first handshake with

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Latest U.S. house prices, trends and housing market analysis

Housing sales and prices in the United States Latest:  More than 3 million people stepped into retirement in 2020, freeing up significant capital. Foreigners are rushing back to invest in the US property market following the Biden presidency.  The biggest risk to to the US housing market right now is the Coronavirus. It is estimated

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Biden-Putin summit begins in Geneva

Published by DPA US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin began their first summit talks in Geneva on Wednesday, with the focus on each of their “red lines” as much as common interests. The highly anticipated meeting in a villa overlooking Lake Geneva began with a short handshake, and brief remarks by Swiss

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Arab League backs calls for UN intervention in dam dispute

Published by Al-Araby Arab foreign ministers on Tuesday backed calls for the United Nations Security Council to intervene in a lingering dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over a dam Addis Ababa is building on Nile River’s main tributary. The move, announced at a meeting in Qatar, was the latest push by Cairo and Khartoum

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Biden and Putin face off in tense Geneva summit

Published by Al-Araby President Joe Biden and President Vladimir Putin face off Wednesday at a tense Geneva summit, where ghosts of the Cold War will hover over modern-day US concerns about Russian cyber-attacks and what the White House sees as a dangerous authoritarian drift. The setting — a sumptuous villa overlooking Lake Geneva — may

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Hungary: Orban Government Votes To Shelter Minors Against LGBT Content

Hungary once again parts with the European Union status quo, this time on the promotion of the LGBT agenda More recently, Hungary, Cyprus and Bulgaria indicated they will not support G7 tax fixing German ministers have denounced Hungary for exercising it’s democratic parliamentary rights Hungary is again in hot water over a rather contrarian albeit

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EU approval of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine delayed, sources say

Published by Reuters By Andreas Rinke and Emilio Parodi BERLIN (Reuters) – European Union approval of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine will be delayed because a June 10 deadline to submit data was missed, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, diminishing the shot’s prospects in the EU’s pandemic response. One of the sources,

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Biden, Putin face off in tense Geneva summit

Published by AFP Geneva (AFP) – President Joe Biden and President Vladimir Putin face off Wednesday at a tense Geneva summit, where ghosts of the Cold War will hover over modern-day US concerns about Russian cyber attacks and what the White House sees as a dangerous authoritarian drift. The setting — a sumptuous villa overlooking

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