Russians arrive in North Korea as first foreign tour group since COVID-19

The visitors’ arrival comes as Moscow and Pyongyang bolster ties, pledging closer economic and military cooperation. A group of Russian tourists have arrived in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, becoming the first foreign group to visit the country since the COVID-19 pandemic. An Air Koryo flight carried the 100 visitors to Pyongyang International Airport on…

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France announces new measures in bid to quell farmers protests

French farmers have been demonstrating against unfair competition from low-cost imports, EU laws, and inadequate compensation. In response to protests from farmers, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal has stated that he is enforcing restrictions on imported food items in order to ensure “fair competition.” “The goal is clear: guaranteeing fair competition, especially so that regulations…

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US approves sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey

After Sweden’s long-delayed NATO membership was approved by Turkey’s parliament, the $23 billion transaction was completed. Following Sweden’s NATO membership being authorized this week by the Turkish parliament, the United States has approved the sale of F-16 fighter fighters to Turkey. The $23 billion deal to sell the fighters to NATO partner Turkey and the…

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