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U.S., Germany strike Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal to push back on Russian ‘aggression’

SOURCE https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/us-germany-deal-nord-stream-2-pipeline-draws-ire-lawmakers-both-countries-2021-07-21/ WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – The United States and Germany on Wednesday unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia […]

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Jeff Bezos is now devoting his time to building multi-billion dollar rockets. Here’s how his space company, Blue Origin, hopes to colonize the solar system.

SOURCE: https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-stepping-down-amazon-ceo-space-2021-2 Just a month after leaving Amazon, Bezos flew into space onboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. It’s a sign that, having left Amazon, Bezos is dedicating more time to Blue Origin, the space company he founded in […]

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Syrian air defences intercept Israeli attack over Aleppo – state media

SOURCE: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/syrian-air-defences-intercept-israeli-attack-over-aleppo-state-media-2021-07-19/ CAIRO/AMMAN, July 19 (Reuters) – Syria’s air defences on Monday intercepted an Israeli attack on Al-Safirah area of southern Aleppo, Syrian state media reported, a location where Israel has repeatedly hit a growing […]

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British princes unveil Diana statue as royal rift simmers

SOURCE: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/1/british-princes-to-unveil-diana-statue-as-royal-rift-simmers William and Harry meet for a ceremony in central London after months of friction caused by royal family rows. British Princes William and Harry have unveiled a statue honouring their late mother Princess […]

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Pope condemns travelling abroad to escape coronavirus lockdowns

SOURCE: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/03/pope-francis-condemns-travelling-abroad-to-escape-coronavirus-lockdowns Pope Francis has condemned people who had gone abroad on holiday to escape coronavirus lockdowns, saying they needed to show greater awareness of the suffering of others. Speaking after his weekly noon blessing, […]

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Mum says race played a part in slow search for her murdered daughters

SOURCE: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/mina-smallman-sarah-everard-daughters-bibaa-henry-nicole-smallman-b926403.html P olice were slow to respond to the disappearance of two murdered women because they were black, their mother has said. The bodies of Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found in Fryent […]