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ANALYSIS: Germany plays key role in calming NATO partners

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Although Germany was criticized by its partners in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for its “late” export approval of Leopard tanks to Ukraine, the country is right not to blindly rush into more and more weapon deliveries and plays a key role in calming its western …

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Turkey-Armenia border gate reopens after 30 years for quake aid

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | A border gate between Turkey and Armenia has been opened for the first time in 30 years for the passage of humanitarian assistance for victims of the devastating earthquakes hitting southern Turkey, the state-run Anadolu News Agency reported Saturday. An Armenian delegation with five trucks of aid …

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ICAO forecasts rapid recovery of air travel in 2023

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Air passenger demand will rapidly recover to pre-pandemic levels on most routes by the first quarter of 2023 and is expected to exceed 2019 levels by around 3 percent by the end of the year, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said on Wednesday. “The air …

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Lives buried under rubble in Türkiye quake epicenter

Istanbul, Türkiye | Xinhua | Selahhatin Elbistan’s life will not be the same after the deadly twin earthquakes shook the southern part of Türkiye and buried everything under rubble. Selahattin burst into tears when confronted with the earthquake’s damage to his business facility in the Elbistan district of the southern …

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Former Tokyo Olympics official arrested over bid rigging

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | Japanese prosecutors arrested a former operations executive of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee and three others on Wednesday over bid-rigging accusations, local media reported. Tokyo prosecutors arrested the former senior official, Yasuo Mori, on suspicion of being a key player in the anti-monopoly law …

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