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Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western European countries have responded. East Asia Forum, Jeremy Youde: Asia’s cautious approach to Omicron AUSTRALIA One of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials involved with a new […]

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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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French president to speak by phone with Putin, Zelensky soon — administration (TASS)

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to discuss the situation in Ukraine by phone with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky, the Elysee Palace announced on Tuesday after Macron’s video conference with US, European and NATO leaders on Monday night. “The president of the republic, who is to talk by […]

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France should stop being a tool for US, says presidential candidate (TASS)

France should not allow the United States to use it as a tool, French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour told the France 5 TV channel. “We should be a friend to Russia and stop being a tool for the United States,” he pointed out. “The US is trying to divide Russia from France and Germany and […]

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Greece boosts Air Force with advanced French jets (Derek Gatopoulos, AP, Defense News)

French-built fighter jets roared Wednesday over the Acropolis as Greece races to modernize its military and flaunts new security alliances aimed at checking neighboring Turkey. Six advanced Rafale jets, purchased from the French Air Force, flew in low formation over Athens before their official handover to the Greek armed forces at a nearby air base. Greece […]

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French forces leave Mali’s Timbuktu after nearly nine years (Al Jazeera)

French forces have left the city of Timbuktu, the latest sign the former colonial power is scaling down its presence in northern Mali nearly nine years after a military intervention that helped push back fighters that have overrun parts of the country. It was in Timbuktu on February 2, 2013, that former French President Francois […]

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China, France pledge to deepen cooperation at virtual dialogue (Global Times)

China and France pledged to deepen bilateral economic and financial cooperation during a virtual economic dialogue on Monday, where officials vowed to collaborate in areas such as finance, nuclear energy, aviation and environmental protection. China, France pledge to deepen cooperation at virtual dialogue – Global Times

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French and German approaches to Russia: What do they mean for EU policy? (Chatham House)

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, France and Germany have been among the biggest supporters of engagement with Russia within the European Union (EU). However, Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the ongoing war in Donbas, as well as the necessity to confront hybrid threats from Russia on their home front have made their mark on […]

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New Caledonia holds tense final vote on independence from France (Al Jazeera)

The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia is voting in a third and final referendum on independence from France. But the poll on Sunday is being marred by a boycott from the main independence parties who say the coronavirus pandemic is preventing a fair ballot. New Caledonia holds tense final vote on independence from France […]

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French envoy says Australia “in denial” over subs row, trust regained with U.S. (Reuters)

France has restored “a degree of trust” with ally the United States but not with Australia after a debacle over Canberra’s cancellation of a multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Paris, a French regional envoy said on Thursday. French envoy says Australia “in denial” over subs row, trust regained with U.S. | Reuters

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French defense minister: Shifting from a new frontier to a new front (Florence Parly, Defense News)

Their names are Syracuse and Ceres. They are located more than hundreds or thousands of kilometers above our heads, and they have recently allowed France to take a new step in the defense of its citizens. The first one is a pillar of our sovereignty: This satellite allows the French military to process and exchange millions […]

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France’s Natixis to finance $2bn ACWA Power projects in 2 years (Arab News)

France-based Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking has signed an agreement to finance ACWA Power projects over the next two years – with funding of up to $2 billion. The MoU will allow both parties to “explore opportunities to develop new projects in the region,” the Saudi clean energy provider said in a bourse filing. Natixis […]