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Earthquake Felt In Several Caribbean Islands

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 rocked several Caribbean islands during the early hours on Tuesday.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of The University of the West Indies said that there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage linked to the quake, which occurred at 4:03 am and was located at Latitude: 16.74N, Longitude: 61.35W, and at a depth of 19 kilometers.

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India Dismisses OIC’s ‘Motivated And Misleading’ Statement On Hijab Row

In a statement, the Ministry of external affairs said that the 57-member bloc of Islamic nations is being misused by vested interests to further their anti-India propaganda.

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As Turkey’s Inflation Rate Climbs, Workers Strike For Pay Hikes

This year has witnessed a sharp spike in the number of strikes by organized labor in Turkey.

Istanbul, Turkey – Organized labor in Turkey is having a moment.

In January, after striking for more than two weeks, journalists at Istanbul’s BBC bureau secured a 32 percent pay rise from management. Paid in Turkish lira, the workers had walked off the job after rejecting the company’s offer of a 20 percent pay bump.

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Russia Says Some Troops To Withdraw From Border

Russia said Tuesday some of its forces deployed near Ukraine would return to their bases after completing military drills.

In a statement, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said large-scale drills across the country will continue, but that some units of the Southern and Western military districts had completed their exercises and started returning to base. The troop movements could not immediately be confirmed.

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Ukraine Crisis: Russia Does Not Want War, Putin Says After Meeting Scholz

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz have been meeting in Moscow, shortly after Russia said its troops had begun withdrawing from the Ukrainian border — an announcement greeted with some skepticism in the West.

Putin said that Moscow is ready for talks with the US and NATO on limits for missile deployments and military transparency, although Russia had not received positive answers to its security demands.

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Chinese Mainland Opposes Taiwan-Related Content In ‘U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy

A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Monday voiced firm opposition against the Taiwan-related content in a so-called “U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy” report recently released by the U.S. administration.

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said relevant content has gravely interfered in China’s internal affairs, violated the one-China principle and basic norms governing international relations, and undermined peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

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