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Europe/Cuba – EU urges Cuba to free ‘arbitrarily detained’ protesters (Euractiv, Reuters)

Euractiv writes: The European Union is “very concerned about the repression” of protests in Cuba and urges the government to release all arbitrarily detained protesters, the EU said on Thursday (29 July) in its strongest statement to date on the matter. go to Euractiv: EU urges Cuba to free ‘arbitrarily detained’ protesters – EURACTIV.com

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Poland/Europe – Polish minister says European rights law breaches constitution (Euractiv, Reuters)

Euractiv writes: Poland’s justice minister on Thursday (29 July) asked its Constitutional Tribunal to examine whether an article of the European Convention on Human Rights breaches the constitution, deepening an international row over the country’s judicial reforms. go to Euractiv: Polish minister says European rights law breaches constitution – EURACTIV.com

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France/Europe/Green Solutions – Firms propose green solutions for France’s EU presidency bid (Euractiv)

Clara Bauer-Babef writes: A group of major French companies have sent a letter to Prime Minister Jean Castex  proposing solutions to best support Europe in its energy transition once France assumes the six month rotating EU Council presidency at the start of 2022. EURACTIV France reports. go to Euractiv: Firms propose green solutions for France’s EU […]

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Europe/Climate Change – EU creates checklist for ‘climate proof’ infrastructure projects (Euractiv, Reuters)

Euractiv writes: The European Commission on Thursday (29 July) published a guide to assess whether planned infrastructure projects are equipped to cope with climate change impacts like floods and heatwaves, a condition that must be met to receive certain EU funds. go to Euractiv: EU creates checklist for ‘climate proof’ infrastructure projects – EURACTIV.com

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Space – Staring at the Sun (NASA)

NASA writes: On April 29, 2015, NuSTAR, Hinode, and Solar Dynamics Observatory all stared at our Sun.  go to NASA: Staring at the Sun | NASA

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Space – Clays, Not Water, Are Likely Source of Mars ‘Lakes’ (NASA)

NASA writes: Where there’s water, there’s life. That’s the case on Earth, at least, and also why scientists remain tantalized by any evidence suggesting there’s liquid water on cold, dry Mars. The Red Planet is a difficult place to look for liquid water: While water ice is plentiful, any water warm enough to be liquid […]

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Israel – INSS Presents H. E. President Isaac Herzog with “Strategic Challenges Facing Israel, and Policy Recommendations” (INSS)

INSS writes: At the start of H. E. President Isaac Herzog’s term of office, and following the many global and local developments and changes over the past six months – including a new administration in Washington, President Biden’s decision to try to return to the nuclear deal with Iran, the formation of a new government […]

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Turkey – Give War a Chance: Turkish Leader Finesses Political Defeat (BESA Center)

Burak Bekdil writes: Turks are hungry for fairy tales. Any feel-good news propaganda—including Erdoğan’s “The West, including the Germans, are jealous of us!” tirade—finds millions of receptive listeners in Turkey’s postmodern marketplace of absurdity. go to BESA Center: Give War a Chance: Turkish Leader Finesses Political Defeat (besacenter.org)

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Pakistan – The Ultra-Conservative Leanings of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan Raise Eyebrows (BESA Center)

James M. Dorsey writes: Widely seen as a populist with ultra-conservative leanings, Pakistani PM Imran Khan increasingly appears to reinforce widespread traditionalist attitudes that reject religious tolerance as well as the rights of women and minorities. go to BESA Center: The Ultra-Conservative Leanings of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan Raise Eyebrows (besacenter.org)

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Iran – Demonstrations in Iranian Khuzestan Demand an End to the Islamic Regime (BESA Center)

Arvin Khoshnood writes: Amid a fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, nightly demonstrations are occurring inside Iran—especially in the oil-rich southwestern province of Khuzestan. The protests initially concerned a water shortage and power outages, but have since turned into demonstrations demanding an end to the Islamist regime. go to East Asia Forum: Demonstrations in Iranian Khuzestan Demand an […]

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Asia – Asia is in a critical position to kick-start global trade reform (East Asia Forum)

Jake Read write: At the G7 summit in June in Cornwall, participants recognised the need to defend and modernise the multilateral rules-based trade system and agreed to get behind urgent, wholescale trade reform. They acknowledged that the rulebook has long been out of date and that the world trade system is in need of repair. go to […]

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China/India – The rise of China and India’s remote humanitarian aid (East Asia Forum)

Lina Gong writes: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many disruptions to humanitarian action since 2020. As traditional donors struggled with domestic COVID-19 responses, emerging donors such as China and India seized the opportunity to increase their humanitarian footprint. Both countries provided humanitarian aid to over 150 countries and international organisations in 2020, with online technical support as one important […]