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USA: Opinion:  Why I’m going to Saudi Arabia – By Joe Biden | The Washington Post

US President Joe Biden

By Joe Biden | The Washington Post

Joe Biden is president of the United States.

Friday, I’ll travel to the Middle East to start a new and more promising chapter of America’s engagement there. This trip comes at a vital time for the region, and it will advance important American interests.

A more secure and integrated Middle East benefits Americans in many ways. Its waterways are essential to global trade and the supply chains we rely on. Its energy resources are vital for mitigating the impact on global supplies of Russia’s war in Ukraine. And a region that’s coming together through diplomacy and cooperation — rather than coming apart through conflict — is less likely to give rise to violent extremism that threatens our homeland or new wars that could place new burdens on U.S. military forces and their families.            Continue reading

USA: Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War – Video

Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War

793,937 views – Apr 26, 2022 – Schiller Institute
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AFRICA: Why France faces so much anger in West Africa – “Neo-colonial arrogance” – BBC News

By Paul Melly – Africa analyst – Published

It all started so positively. Where have things gone wrong? Why does France now appear so unpopular in Africa?

French President Emmanuel Macron has increased aid to the continent, begun the return of cultural artefacts stolen during the colonial wars and reached out beyond the usual inter-government ties to engage younger generations and civil society.

He has kept French troops in the Sahel to fight the jihadist militants that kill so many local civilians, police and soldiers and supported the regional bloc Ecowas as it tries to defend electoral politics against military takeovers.

Yet his country is now the target of embittered African complaints and criticism on a scale that is probably unprecedented.     

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UKRAINE WAR: Five ways Russia’s invasion may play out – BBC News

By James Landale – Diplomatic correspondent – BBC NEWS

Wars ebb and flow. Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is no exception.

Early fears of a swift conquest were succeeded by Russian retreat and Ukrainian resistance. That has now been met by a more focused Russian offensive in the east.

But 100 days on, where might this war go next?

Here are five potential scenarios – they are not mutually exclusive, but all are within the bounds of plausibility.

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UKRAINE: Russia is winning the economic war – and Putin is no closer to withdrawing troops

The perverse effects of sanctions means rising fuel and food costs for the rest of the world – and fears are growing of a humanitarian catastrophe. Sooner or later, a deal must be made
Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday.
‘The Kremlin thinks Russia’s threshold for economic pain is higher than the west’s, and it is probably right about that.’ Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/AP

UKRAINE: Russia pummels eastern towns in bid to encircle Ukraine forces

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BOOK: GUYANA: Bush Flying: A Pilot’s Nightmare – By Dave Rohee

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THIS IS A TRUE AVIATION CHRONICLE AND ALMOST AN AIRCRAFT TRAGEDY, BARELY AVOIDED THROUGH A SERIES OF CHALLENGES TRIGGERED BY BAD WEATHER.
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The story is written by the pilot who survived this ordeal and lived to tell the tale. The location is the heavily forested Western region of Guyana, (originally British Guiana), and based on the gold mining that was such an essential part of life in the early 1950s and ’60s.    Continue reading

RUSSIA-UKRAINE war in maps: Tracking the Russian invasion – BBC News

By The Visual Journalism Team – BBC News — 24 May 2022

Russian forces are continuing their slow advance in the east of the country after using heavy firepower to weaken Ukraine’s defences.

Here are the latest developments:

  • Bombardment of Donbas region by Russia forces is intensifying
  • Russian troops withdrawn from Kharkiv redeployed in Donetsk
  • Russia preparing offensive to take key city of Severodonetsk
  • Ongoing build-up of Russian navy around Snake Island                

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WORLD: War in Ukraine could cause recession in weaker economies- IMF boss warns

Speaking at Davos, Kristalina Georgieva said anxiety about food prices was ‘hitting the roof’ globally

Kristalina Georgieva at Davos
Georgieva predicted 2022 would be a ‘tough year’ and declined to rule out a global recession. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
 and  in Davos – Mon 23 May 2022 18.48 BST

GUYANA: Police ranks’ firefighting training helps contain blaze at CID headquarters

The Narcotics Branch building in the CID compound where the fire erupted

The fire, which is still being investigated, occurred just after 10:00hrs at the Narcotics Branch building located in the northwestern side of the CID compound.

The fire, which was contained to that building, was quickly extinguished by some members of the Force who were in the facility at the time.          Continue reading

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