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How Could The EU Respond If Russia Invades Ukraine?

With fears growing that a Russian invasion of Ukraine may be imminent, talk is growing of how the West will respond.

US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has warned of “massive consequences” if Moscow were to invade, but failed to specify what the repercussions would be.

Read more at — Euronews.com

US, European Leaders Align Against Russian Invasion Threat

WASHINGTON — Russia said Tuesday it is watching “with great concern” following a U.S. move to put 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to eastern Europe.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov repeated to reporters Russian accusations that the United States is escalating tensions in the crisis along the Russia-Ukraine border.

Read more at — Voanews.com

Iran Jails French Man For Eight Years On Spying Charges

Benjamin Briere was also given an additional eight-month sentence for propaganda against Iran’s Islamic system.

A court in Iran has sentenced a French man to eight years in jail on spying charges, his Paris-based lawyer said, denouncing his trial as a sham and the accusations as baseless.

Read more at — Aljazeera.com

30 Years On, China To Build Closer Community Of Shared Future With Central Asian Nations

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the five Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Read more at — News.cgtn.com

Jamaica Perceived To Be Fifth Most Corrupt Country In The Caribbean

Jamaica fell one place to land in the number 70 position in the latest corruption perception rankings by global watchdog Transparency International, after failing to score higher in the index.

The current listing means Jamaica is perceived to be the fifth most corrupt country in the Caribbean behind Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Read more at — Jamaica observer.com

Air India Flight Held Up For An Hour After Aircraft Engineer’s Tiff With Pilot

The aircraft maintenance engineer allegedly forced the pilot to accept the aircraft in fuel imbalance condition. The pilot refused and insisted on balancing the fuel for its departure.

Read more at — HindustanTimes.com

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