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Blinken and Lavrov to discuss Nord Stream 2 issue

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to discuss bilateral relations and the Nord Stream 2 project with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of an Arctic Council ministerial meeting, a senior U.S. Department of State …

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Biden urges calm in calls with Netanyahu and Abbas

U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday spoke to both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to urge calm as violence in the region escalates. Netanyahu's office said he told Biden that Israel …

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Biden revokes Trump order to punish statue vandals

President Joe Biden has revoked a string of proclamations by Donald Trump, including an order to punish vandals who destroy monuments, BBC reports. Mr Trump issued the order amid last year's social justice protests as statues were …

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New Covid-19 strain in India restrain oil prices

Oil prices rose on Friday, reversing some of the previous day's sharp losses as stock markets strengthened and the U.S. dollar slipped, though gains were capped by the coronavirus situation in major oil consumer India. Brent crude oil futures were up $1.23, or 1.8%, at $68.28 a barrel by 1349 GMT and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up $1.12, or 1.8%, at $64.94. The two contracts lost about 3% on Thursday.

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U.S. evacuates 120 Pentagon personnel out of Israel

The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed reports that it pulled 120 U.S. military personnel from Israel. Defense Department press secretary John Kirby said the U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command staffers flew aboard a C-17 …

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U.S. continues to think Nord Stream 2 is bad project

The U.S. administration continues to think that Nord Stream 2 is a bad project, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said during a press briefing at the White House. She was asked if there is any discussion about Nord Stream …

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U.S. says reviewing Open Skies

The United States said Tuesday it was reviewing the previous administration's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty as Russia moved formally to leave the post-Cold War accord meant to build trust. The United States officially left …

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Biden's North Korea strategy kept in secret for now

The Biden administration contacted North Korea last week to explain the results of its review of U.S. North Korea policy, according to local news reports. After Joe Biden took office in January, the U.S. began a review of its North Korea policy, but Pyongyang ignored suggestions to return to the negotiating table

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Biden confident he will meet with Putin

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place. Biden delivered a speech at the White House on the economic effects of the pandemic. At the end of the speech, a …

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Biden's US pins its hopes on COVID-19 for global image

The COVID-19 crisis has probably been the most significant and consequential public health crisis the world has faced in the past century. Since the 1917 Spanish flu, this is the first time that the world has dealt a crisis of …

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