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Washington’s irresponsible WHO departure betrays humanity

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Washington officially notified the UN chief of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, an irresponsible move that will not only hurt America’s own pandemic fight, but also hinder the world’s collective drive to beat the deadly virus. Given the track records …

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Russia vows retaliation if rights under Open Skies treaty hurt

Moscow, Russia | XINHUA | Russia will take retaliatory measures if there are attempts to limit its rights under the Treaty on Open Skies, after the United States decided to withdraw from the deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. “No scenarios are excluded,” the ministry said in a statement, …

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China refutes Pompeo’s anti-China statements over China-Africa ties

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | China on Monday expressed strong opposition to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statements over China-Africa relations, saying that the statements ignored the fundamental facts and smeared China arbitrarily, according to a Foreign Ministry spokesperson. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a news briefing when …

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Iran urges U.S., France to honor int’l nuclear disarmament agreements

  Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Iran’s representative to international organizations in Vienna urged the United States and France to honor nuclear disarmament treaties and refrain from nuclear-capable military tests, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday. Kazem Gharibabadi referred to recent French Navy’s launch of a new generation of intercontinental …

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Russia says U.S not ready to extend nuke control treaty

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday that the United States made it clear at a meeting held in Vienna that it has not yet decided on whether to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). “We did not feel that the Americans …

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Trump signs executive order halting certain work visas through 2020

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order suspending the issuance of a number of certain employment-based visas through the end of 2020, including the H-1B which are used for highly skilled workers and common in the tech industry. “Temporary workers are often accompanied …

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