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Major law revision

New minister of legal and constitutional affairs promises to fix ‘chaos’ in legislative process

NEWLY minted Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte says her ministry will take on the task of fixing the current “chaos” in the legislative process, which has, among other things, seen significant lag in the updating of the country’s laws.

Read more at — Jamaica observer.com

Rival Politicians Accuse Macron Of Using EU Presidency To Attract Votes

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc’s presidency for six months — yet he has been accused by rivals and critics of using the position as a springboard toward a reelection bid.

Macron spoke at length Wednesday to the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, detailing France’s priorities for the six-month rotating presidency of the bloc.

Read more at Euronews.com

Biden Sums Up First Year; Ukraine Among Prime Topics

WASHINGTON —

At his first news conference of 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that his first year in office has seen challenges such as rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine and the coronavirus pandemic, as well as enormous progress.

Read more at — Voanews.com

Putin And Raisi Back Closer Ties In Kremlin Meeting

Hassan Rouhani’s 2017 visit was the last time an Iranian president had met his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin.

Tehran, Iran – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have expressed their support for boosting bilateral ties and discussed regional and international issues during their first in-person meeting.

Putin hosted Raisi, who was elected in August, at the Kremlin on Wednesday as part of a two-day Moscow visit by the Iranian president, the first since 2017.

Read more at — Aljazeera.com

DPRK To Increase Defense Strength Due To U.S. Hostility

Following the 6th Political Bureau Meeting of the 8th Central Committee, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced on Wednesday that it will take practical action to more reliably and effectively increase its physical capacity for self-defense due to U.S. hostility, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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