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Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G network, risking China tensions

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Canada says it will ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G network, a move that puts it in line with intelligence-sharing allies, but risks further chilling relations with China. The federal government made the anno...

Scott Morrison defends delaying protections for LGBTQ students as party tensions resurface

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Scott Morrison has claimed gay students are not being expelled from religious schools while defending his decision to delay protections for them until after the passage of the religious discrimination bill. The Labor ...

Venice Biennale kicks off with brightness and joy amid global tensions

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A choir of joyful, experimental, virtuosic Black female voices greets visitors to the British pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale, the world’s most prominent international art event – delayed a year by the Covid pand...

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack as Jerusalem tensions soar

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Israel has carried out its first airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in months in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave as tensions soared after a weekend of violence around a Jerusalem holy site. Warning s...

Canada and US announce Arctic military exercises amid Russia tensions

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Canada and the US have issued a rare public notice over planned military exercises in the Arctic amid growing concern over Russian aggression. The North American Aerospace Defense Command said on Tuesday that it would...

Tensions rise at the £3bn Surrey estate Russian oligarchs call home

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The warning to rich Russians linked to Putin that the UK government “will come after you” and ensure oligarchs have “nowhere to hide” is likely to hit hard at the gated luxury housing estate in Surrey dubbed “Britain’...

Belarus military drills to begin as Russia ratchets up Ukraine tensions

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Russia and Belarus will begin 10 days of joint military drills on Thursday, setting in train one of the most overtly threatening elements of the Kremlin’s buildup of forces around Ukraine’s borders. Valery Gerasimov, ...

Xi and Putin denounce Nato expansion as Ukraine tensions rise

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China’s Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin of Russia have signed a joint statement calling on the west to “abandon the ideologised approaches of the cold war”, as the two leaders showcased their warming relationship amid a...

US imposes visa restrictions on Belarusians amid Russia tensions

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The United States has announced visa restrictions on several Belarusians, citing the repression of athletes abroad including the attempted forced repatriation of a sprinter at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Krystsina Tsiman...

Ottawa protests: tensions grow as ‘intolerable’ truck blockade paralyzes Canada capital

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For nearly a week, Paul Aubue, has lived and slept in the cab of his truck, parked in downtown Ottawa. The 64-year-old grandfather travelled from New Brunswick to join hundreds of others as they descended on the Canad...

‘Nowhere to hide’: Truss to pave way for tougher Russian sanctions amid Ukraine tensions – video

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The UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, said plans to allow for tougher economic sanctions against Russia would be announced ahead of a diplomatic trip to Ukraine and Russia over the next two weeks. The UK has offered to...

‘Putin only understands strength’: Estonian PM on Ukraine tensions

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Europe needs to end its reliance on Russian energy and Germany should accept that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was never just a commercial project, the Estonian prime minister has said in an interview conducted against ...

Nato reinforces eastern borders as Ukraine tensions mount

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Nato is reinforcing its eastern borders with land, sea and air forces, the military alliance’s secretary general has said, as a Russian invasion of Ukraine appeared increasingly likely. Jens Stoltenberg said the “dete...

Biden and Putin exchange warnings during phone call amid rising Ukraine tensions

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Joe Biden and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have exchanged warnings over the crisis in Ukraine during a 50-minute phone call that did little to lower the political temperature, according to their governments. Rus...

US and Russia to hold talks amid Ukraine tensions

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US and Russian officials will take part in security talks on 10 January as the countries confront rising tensions over Ukraine, a spokesperson for the Biden administration has said. Russia and Nato are also likely set...

UK invites south-east Asian nations to G7 summit amid Aukus tensions

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The UK has invited south-east Asian nations to attend a G7 foreign ministers meeting in Liverpool next month, in a move that risks highlighting concerns that the new alliance between Britain, the US and Australia will...

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