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Munich Security Conference brings trans-Atlantic's Fantastic Four back together

Donald Trump's four years as US president shook the trans-Atlantic relationship. On Friday, the Munich Security Conference brings together Biden, Merkel, Macron and Johnson for an event that could help to rebuild ties, Deutsche Welle reports. Organizers of the Munich Security Conference are facing the challenge of how to squeeze their annual get-together of top global security officials and policymakers into a special event constrained by the COVID pandemic. The multi-day conference that has taken place in Munich every February since 1963 is, for now, an online event, scheduled to wrap up after just about three hours on Friday

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After the Second Karabakh War, the region is moving towards peace and prosperity

The trilateral statement signed by the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the prime minister of the Republic of Armenia and the president of the Russian Federation on November 10, 2020 is a fundamental document which determined to complete military operations and establish peace, security and cooperation in the region, political scientist Shabnam Hasanova writes for Eurasia Review

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Gazprom increases France gas export 1.5-fold year-to-date

Gas export to France by Gazprom has increased by almost 1.5-fold since the beginning of the year, whereas reserves in the country’s underground storage facilities have dropped below 30%, Russia’s top gas producer said in a statement …

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Macron: EU shouldn’t gang up on China with US

The EU shouldn’t gang up on China with the U.S. even if it stands closer to Washington by virtue of shared values, according to French President Emmanuel Macron, Politico reports. “A situation to join all together against …

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France could approve Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Russia's Sputnik V vaccine could be used in France as long as it meets "scientific norms" and European "standards". "If Sputnik is confirmed and approved by …

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G7 condemns Navalny's arrest in Russia

The foreign ministers of the Group of 7 (G7) countries condemned the arrest of opposition politician Alexei Navalny after his return to Russia. "We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United …

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Biden speaks with Macron, seeks to strengthen ties

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke on Sunday with French President Emmanuel Macron, expressing his desire to strengthen bilateral ties, the White House said, as Biden made the traditional ally one of the first countries contacted during his initial …

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Why France not pleased with end of Karabakh war

French President Emmanuel Macron held a  telephone call with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to highlight France’s plans to help Armenia with humanitarian aid, said Macron’s office on Thursday. Macron also …

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Cannes Film Festival may be postponed till summer

The Cannes Film Festival, the world's biggest, may be pushed back to the summer this year from its usual May date because of the Covid crisis, organizers said Wednesday, France 24 informs. The festival, scheduled for May 11 to 22, …

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World takes in muted New Year’s Eve

In Sydney the fireworks soared into the sky above the Opera House, but the harbour below was empty. In New York, Times Square was mostly deserted. No light show illuminated Beijing from the top of the TV tower. With revelry around the world curtailed by lockdowns and curfews imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19, the lions of London’s Trafalgar Square were barricaded off, and there were no crowds in St Peter’s Square and no one diving into the Tiber in Rome. This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other as many people bid farewell to a year they would much prefer to forget – one that has seen more than 1.7 million people killed and 82 million infected by the coronavirus since January

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