Kazakhstan under pressure, US Capitol riots one year on, Macron’s war on the unvaccinated
16 January 2022 | 8:14 am
We begin in Kazakhstan, where the country's president has given the green light to security forces to shoot to kill those taking part in the unrest that's been sweeping the Central Asian nation this week. Dozens of people have been killed in the violence which erupted after a sharp increase in fuel prices, reflecting wider discontent with authoritarian rule. In response to a call from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Russian-led troops have already begun arriving in Kazakhstan.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24 in New York, former US counterterrorism czar Richard Alan Clarke described the main threats facing the United States in cyberspace and warned that Russia's cyber weapons could potentially "do a lot of damage" in the US.
The EU and China have agreed that peace talks in Ukraine should begin, and their trade relations should be rebalanced. Analysts remain cautious.
Republicans in control of the Tennessee House of Representatives have expelled two Democratic representatives over a gun control demonstration.
US and Asian allies urge support for North Korea worker ban
US officials are reviewing how a recent leak of highly classified documents could affect national security.
The French president called for the EU to implement its stated policy of "strategic autonomy" and argued the bloc could become a "third pole" alongside China and the US.
The joint military drills are part of the US effort to strengthen its alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China's aggressive actions in the region.
The international press continues its backlash against Emmanuel Macron for his comments on Taiwan and China-US tensions. Also, the Washington Post reveals that leaked classified documents show Egypt planned to supply Russia with weapons. Junior doctors go on strike in England, with devastating consequences for patients.
Kyiv studio Frogwares is releasing a video game created entirely during the war in Ukraine. How did the conflict influence the development of "Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened?"
Top US diplomat Antony Blinken reiterated Washington's support to his Ukrainian counterpart. The US will "turn over every rock" to find the source of the recent leak, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said.
Japanese analysts say the French president's suggestion that a Chinese attack on Taiwan would not be a crisis requiring European involvement undermines Japan's diplomatic efforts to preserve security in the Indo-Pacific.
The French president said he stood by his comments on Taiwan that sparked international criticism in some corners. He has also faced continued protests over his pension reform during his state visit to the Netherlands.
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