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South Korea, Japan, US agree on ‘close’ security cooperation in wake of Putin-Kim summit

By Anadolu Agency South Korea, Japan, and the US have agreed on “close” security cooperation through “timely” consultation after Russia and North Korea signed a new security treaty this week, local media reported on Saturday, citing Seoul’s top diplomat. Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul made the remarks following back-to-back phone calls with US Secretary of State

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Refugees living in Kenya transform arid lands into farming oasis

Farmers check the growth of peanuts at the Choro Farm in Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana, Kenya, June 19, 2024. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen) By Xinhua News Agency Deep in an expansive farm, Abdulaziz Lugazo makes the final touches as he weeds his vegetable crops that are blossoming with succulent green leaves. The 42-year-old father of three

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US condemns ‘deepening military cooperation’ between Russia, North Korea

By Anadolu Agency US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned “deepening military cooperation” between Russia and North Korea, State Department said on Friday. In a phone call with South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul, Blinken reaffirmed the importance of the “ironclad” US-South Korea alliance in promoting peace, security, and prosperity around the world, Spokesperson Matthew

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London hospitals hackers publish stolen NHS blood test data on dark web

Cyber attack at major London hospitals. Credit Photo/PA Wire Evening Standard By Josh Salisbury A hacker gang behind a cyberattack who targeted an NHS blood testing company which threw services at major London hospitals into disarray has published stolen data online. Qilin, a cyber criminal group thought to be based in Russia, hacked firm Synnovis

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Rwandan President Kagame accuses West of double standards on democracy

Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Credit Photo/Reuters By Xinhua News Agency Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday accused Western countries of adopting “double standards” on democracy, ahead of next month’s general elections in the country. Mr Kagame, who has been President of Rwanda since 2000, was responding to a question about critics who accuse him of

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Exclusive: Somalia asks peacekeepers to slow withdrawal, fears Islamist resurgence

By Reuters Somalia’s government is seeking to slow the withdrawal of African peacekeepers and warning of a potential security vacuum, documents seen by Reuters show, with neighbouring countries fretting that resurgent al Shabaab militants could seize power. The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), a peacekeeping force, is committed to withdrawing by Dec. 31,

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Turkey signed two major deals with Somalia. Will it be able to implement them?

By Atlantic Council On June 17, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan in Ankara. It was the fourth high-level meeting between the two countries this year, and the pace of dialogue between Somalia and Turkey is set to increase, following two major agreements between Turkey and Somalia signed earlier

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Russian President Putin arrives in North Korea for 1st official visit in 24 years

By Anadolu Agency Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang on Tuesday for his first visit to the nation in 24 years, the Kremlin said. The Russian president was invited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who “personally met Vladimir Putin at the airport in Pyongyang,” the Kremlin said in a

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Kenyan parliament panel urges govt to scrap some new taxes as hundreds protest

Protestors participate in a demonstration against Kenya’s proposed finance bill 2024/2025 in Nairobi, Kenya, June 18, 2024. Photographer Monicah Mwangi By Reuters A Kenyan parliamentary panel recommended on Tuesday that the government scrap some new taxes proposed as part of next year’s budget, as hundreds of protesters angered by the measures took to the streets

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Remembering Detroit’s first Black McDonald’s franchise owner Dr. William Pickard who also built a $500M company

Courtesy of the Pickard family via cnbc By Face2Face Africa Dr. William Pickard hailed from Detroit and became one of America’s most successful Black entrepreneurs. Pickard, 83, who passed away June 12 at his West Palm Beach, Florida home, made his mark in 1971, becoming one of the first Black franchise owners of a McDonald’s

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