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Harris heads to Paris tofollow up on Biden meeting with Macron after AUKUS row

Washington, Nov 9 (UNI/Sputnik) Vice President Kamala Harris begins a five-day visit to Paris on Tuesday that will include bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in the wake of his recent meeting with US counterpart Joe Biden, as the two countries work to mend relations after a dispute related to the AUKUS pact.
The US sparked a diplomat feud with France by agreeing to sell nuclear-powered submarines to Australia as part of the new AUKUS partnership, which negated a deal Paris had with Canberra. Biden during talks with Macron at last month's G20 summit conceded that the US handled the situation clumsily and the two leaders agreed to launch new initiatives to boost ties.
"This visit from the Vice President [Harris] really signals the strength of our alliance as our nations work together to advance prosperity, security and stability as we take on multiple existential threats and seize new opportunities," a senior administration official told reporters last week. "The Vice President will speak to many of those during her trip."
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Bangladeshi American woman is Biden's nominee for federal judgeship

21 Jan 2022 | 12:31 AM

Washington, Jan 20 (UNI) Nusrat Jahan Choudhury, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, is President Joe Biden's nominee for a federal judgeship. If confirmed by the Senate, Choudhury would become the first Muslim woman to serve as a federal judge and the first Bangladeshi American.

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WHO European Office releases fact sheet on Omicron

21 Jan 2022 | 12:10 AM

Copenhagen, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) A fact sheet addressing "speculation, assumptions and misinformation being communicated about the Omicron variant" of Covid-19 was released by the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Regional Office for Europe here on Wednesday.

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Mortal remains of two Indians killed in Houthi attack to reach Amritsar tomorrow

Mortal remains of two Indians killed in Houthi attack to reach Amritsar tomorrow

21 Jan 2022 | 12:01 AM

Abu Dhabi, Jan 20 (UNI) The mortal remains of the two Indians killed in Monday’s Houthi drone attack will reach Amritsar tomorrow morning, with the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi having completed all formalities for the repatriation, the Indian Ambassador in Abu Dhabi Sunjay Sudhir said.

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China adds 654,000 5G base stations in 2021

20 Jan 2022 | 11:42 PM

Beijing, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) China has stepped up its pace of 5G development, adding 654,000 base stations in 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Thursday.

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China warns away US warship in South China sea

20 Jan 2022 | 11:22 PM

Beijing, Jan 20 (UNI) The Chinese military said on Thursday that it has warned away a US warship that sailed through disputed waters in the South China Sea.

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