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NATO troop movements in Europe

US troop reinforcements have begun arriving in Europe as fears over Russia’s troop build-up on Ukraine’s borders increase. The first contingent of 2,000 additional US soldiers arrived near Frankfurt overnight – with others touching down near Poland’s border with Ukraine. The White House says the troops will protect eastern NATO …

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US approves $2.5B aircraft, and radar sales to Egypt

The US State Department has approved two major military equipment sales to Egypt of transport aircraft and radar systems, despite ongoing concerns in Washington over Cairo’s human rights record. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Tuesday said the sale, still not finalised, “will improve Egypt’s capability to meet current …

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Joe Biden curses a Fox News reporter

US President Joe Biden has been caught on a hot mic cursing a Fox News reporter at a White House event after the journalist shouted a question about the impact of rising inflation on this year’s congressional elections. As journalists were ushered out of a meeting of Biden’s Competition Council, …

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US suspends flights by Chinese airlines

The United States has moved to block 44 flights to the US by Chinese airlines in retaliation for China forcing the cancellation of flights by US airlines. The Transportation Department order affecting four Chinese airlines on Friday is the latest development in a long-running dispute over Covid-19 restrictions. The department …

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