USA Recognises Armenian Genocide

USA recognises Armenian Genocide

President Joe Biden on Saturday recognized the Armenian genocide, fulfilling a campaign promise and taking a step that his recent predecessors have avoided while in office. Biden’s designation, which coincided with Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, signals the president’s desire to prioritize human rights despite potential fallout in the U.S. relationship with Turkey. It comes 106…

Biden to visit Belgium in June

President Joseph Biden will travel to the United Kingdom and Belgium in June 2021.  This will be the first overseas travel by President Biden. This trip will highlight his commitment to restoring our alliances, revitalizing the Transatlantic relationship, and working in close cooperation with our allies and multilateral partners to address global challenges and better…

Putin’s goals in the red-hot Donbass

Russia's military build up on the border with Ukraine

Today, trust between the West and Russia is at its lowest level in recent history. Experts compare the current confrontation with the Cuban missile crisis. However, now the rhetoric and threats from the top leadership of the opposing sides have reached such an intensity that the timidly discussed possibility of a war between Russia and…

Russia Rattles Sabres in Donbass

Russian Mortar with capability to fire tactical nuclear shells

The intensification of hostilities in the east of Ukraine, the transfer of additional heavy equipment and thousands of servicemen to the Rostov region by Russia have raised the spectre of the start of a major war in the Donbass again. Moscow is trying to show that it still retains a pseudo-dominant role in the post-Soviet…

North Korean Human Rights Condemned in UN Resolution – but South Korea Declines to Co-Sponsor the Motion

Writing in the Dong-A Ilbo today Ji-Sun Choi aurinko reports that the South Korean government has declined to co-sponsor a United Nations resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights violations, which will be adopted at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council. Human Rights experts familiar with the situation in the country describe the decision…

Statement by President von der Leyen following her phone call with President of the United States Joe Biden

“I was glad to speak to President Biden this afternoon – the first of many exchanges and the start of a good personal partnership.” “As a symbol of this fresh start, President Biden and I agreed to suspend all our tariffs imposed in the context of the Airbus-Boeing disputes, both on aircraft and non-aircraft products,…

Uzbekistan’s Nuclear Project: Expensive, and Environmentally Unsound.

On December 11th of last year Uzbekistan became an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the latest and most important step to date on the path toward full membership of Vladimir Putin’s rival to the EU, through which the Russian president  hopes to entice former Soviet republics back into Moscow’s orbit. Tashkent plans to…

What you Always Wanted to Know About The White House…But Were Afraid to Ask.

It’s been a week since Joe Biden officially became the 46th President of the United States and got the keys to the historic White House. Interested in symbolic landmarks, OnlineMortgageAdvisor.co.uk analysed global search volume data from online analytics tool Ahrefs to discover the most Googled questions about the White House. Some of the highlights from the research include:  ‘Where is the…

US Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

President Joe Biden has taken the United States back into the Paris Agreement on Wednesday 20 January, the day of his inauguration. Friends of Earth International, U.S., and Europe released the following statements in response: Karen Orenstein, Climate and Energy Program Director for Friends of the Earth U.S., said: “Rejoining the Paris Agreement was the…

European Socialists Hail Biden Confirmation

The Socialists and Democrats salute the US Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s victory in the November presidential election. Yesterday’s assault on the Capitol by a violent mob of Trump’s supporters shows how important democracy and civility are. We look forward to rebuilding and strengthening our transatlantic relations.  S&D leader Iratxe García Pérez MEP said: “I am still shocked by the images…