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After India decided that its Chargé d’Affaires (Cd’A) would not attend the Winter Olympics, the US State Department issued a statement regarding Beijing and its continued attempts to intimidate its neighbors . Meanwhile, as the beleaguered British leader tries to deal with the growing crisis following anger over the alcohol-fueled events staged in his office and at his Downing Street home during the coronavirus lockdowns, four of his main collaborators seem to have abandoned him.

Russia to produce graphic propaganda video as pretext for invasion of Ukraine: US

Pentagon officials said today that Russia could fabricate a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine.

“As part of this fake attack, we believe that Russia would produce a very graphic propaganda video, which would include dead bodies and actors who would portray mourners and images of destroyed places,” the spokesperson said. Pentagon, John Kirby.

Four of Johnson’s closest aides abandon him as he seeks a fresh start

Boris Johnson’s government has had a turbulent day after the resignation of four of his closest aides even as he tries to reset his government amid a series of scandals that have put him in jeopardy.

We had expressed concerns about China’s tendency to intimidate its neighbours: the United States on the Galwan line of soldiers

After India decided that its Chargé d’Affaires (Cd’A) would not attend the Winter Olympics after a PLA soldier who fought in the Galwan Valley was appointed torchbearer, the US State Department said it had previously expressed concerns about Beijing’s ongoing pattern of attempts. to intimidate his neighbours.

Using virginity test as immigration check: UK government apology still pending

The UK government has yet to issue an apology for the practice of virginity testing, although it was made a criminal offense in November 2021 and the government recently added a clause to make it illegal to ‘repair the virginity” or hymenoplasty surgery in England and Wales.

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