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Since former Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's eldest son took power, the government has continued to clamp down on democratic rights and courted Chinese investment. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/21/world/cambodias-new-strongman/

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@thejapantimes It is called a "Sovereign State".

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The US House of Representatives has approved sending $60.8bn (£49bn) in foreign aid to Ukraine. https://www.byteseu.com/44646/

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US House passes Taiwan aid package and bill threatening TikTok ban | AFP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1hZ-di68NY&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon

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Florida man, believed ‘conspiracy theorist’ who set self on fire outside Trump hush money trial in NYC died of injuries https://www.byteseu.com/44491/

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George Santos Just Had to Admit How Much Money He Owes People. Oh Boy. https://www.byteseu.com/42942/

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Ukraine continues to fend off military pressure from Russia in the face of a lack of ammunition and with a $61 billion U.S. aid package stuck in Congress. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/19/world/politics/ukraine-air-defense-bleak/

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Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting "for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow," the FBI has said. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/19/world/fbi-china-hack-prepare/

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A photograph taken by emergency workers of the mother and her son barely visible under a bloodstained blanket has been widely circulated in Ukraine and has been held up as a tragic symbol of the terrible toll exacted on civilians by Russia’s war. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/19/world/society/ukraine-family-shatter/

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Palestinian journalist Motaz Azaiza features on Time’s 100 most influential people of 2024

Independent Palestinian photojournalist Motaz Azaiza was named one of the ‘100 Most Influential People’ of 2024 by Time magazine on Wednesday for acting as the “world’s eyes and ears” during the ongoing Israeli military offensive that has decimated the Gaza Strip.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1828027

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New research from Microsoft indicates that Russia seeks to weaken U.S. backing for Ukraine before the 2024 election, while Chinese influence efforts aim to divide Americans and erode their trust in democracy. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/microsoft-russia-china-sway-vote/

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@thejapantimes defining "internal affairs" seems complicated, given that Chinese "police offices" have been detected in many other countries, harassing people with connections to China.

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Germany is already seeking air defence systems for Ukraine from Persian Gulf states https://www.byteseu.com/37976/

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Israel is carrying out "an insidious campaign to end UNRWA's operations" in Gaza as food shortages only worsen, the agency's head says. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/unrwa-chief-famine-gaza/

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@thejapantimes The UNRWA is highly corrupt. Some of its employees even help partake in the Oct. 7th attack. Why is it that the UNRWA has a bigger staff then the UNHCR, which handles all the other refugee cases in the world?

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Russia is pressing ahead with construction of two new transport corridors linking Asia and Europe, seeking to weaken sanctions over its war in Ukraine at the same time as Middle East turmoil is disrupting global trade. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/russia-asia-trade-routes-sanctions/ #worldnews #politics #iran #trade #asia #ukraine #russia #russiaukrainewar #vladimirputin

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Leaked Cables Show White House Opposes Palestinian Statehood

Despite Biden’s pledge to support a two-state solution, cables argue that Palestine should not be granted U.N. member status.

https://theintercept.com/2024/04/17/united-nations-biden-palestine-statehood/

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If they wanted statehood they'd ACT like statemen and stateswomen.

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@NaturaArtisMagistra thank you for giving me a good laugh 😄 buh bye, Zionist

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European Union leaders weighed a response to suspicions of Russian meddling ahead of June elections in the bloc, with several states pushing for sanctions targeting "malign activities" by Moscow. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/eu-russian-interference-election/

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Flights into Dubai were diverted and cars were left stranded on flooded roads after record rainfall over the past day brought the city to a standstill. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/17/world/society/dubai-record-rain-flooding/

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@thejapantimes The heavy rains across the desert nation stemmed partly from cloud seeding, according to Ahmed Habib, a specialist meteorologist. The UAE started cloud seeding operations in 2002 to address water security issues, but the lack of drainage in many areas can trigger flooding.

Ukraine war: Ten dead in Russian missile strike on Chernihiv (www.bbc.co.uk)

A Russian missile attack has killed 11 people in the city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian officials. A spokesman for Ukraine's president said there were more than 50 victims of the attack, which hit an eight-storey building in a densely populated area....

European court rules drug lord Pablo Escabar's name can not be trademarked (www.reuters.com)

The name of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar cannot be registered as an EU trade mark, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday, after his brother tried to lay a claim.The court upheld the decision of the EU's intellectual property office (EUIPO) that refused a trade mark application by Escobar Inc. in 2022....

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There’s a nonzero chance the 2024 avian influenza will grow into a problem. Are the government agencies protecting our food and health prepared? https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/17/world/bird-flu-cows/ #commentary #worldnews #cows #agriculture #birdflu #influenza #health #medicine

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If they won't listen to the advice not to escalate then there is NOTHING else we can do, let them attack Iran, strongly condemn that action and tell Israel they are on there own for all consequences.

The world needs to step away.

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The top U.S. military commander in Europe gave a candid assessment of Ukraine's vital lack of manpower and supplies: "If one side can shoot and the other side can’t shoot back, the side that can’t shoot back loses.” https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/17/world/ukraine-ammunition-soldiers-air-defense/

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China is directly subsidizing production of illicit fentanyl precursors for sale abroad and fueling the U.S. opioid crisis, a U.S. congressional committee said on Tuesday. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/17/world/us-china-fentanyl-crisis/

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Better headline: Majority fascist U.S. Committee lies about the People's Republic of China.

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