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Germany halts training of soldiers in Iraq

Germany has halted its training of soldiers in Iraq, a defense ministry spokesperson said Wednesday, May 15 as tensions rise between neighboring Iran and the United States. “The German army has suspended the training,” defense ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said, adding that there was “generally heightened alert, awareness” for soldiers currently

Hegemony: More countries still prefer US global leadership over China–Survey

Jude Johnson Even though disappointed at President Donald Trump's isolationist policy of 'Making America Great Again', more countries including Nigeria still prefer United States global leadership over that of China. This was contained in updated 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center sighted by Global Sentinel on Saturday, showing that the

Seoul confirms North Korea tests short-range missile

William Gallo North Korea has test-fired a short-range missile, South Korea said Saturday, in what appears to be Pyongyang’s latest small-scale provocation following the breakdown of nuclear talks. North Korea fired the missile toward the east from the eastern town of Wonsan just after 9 a.m. local time, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs

Senkaku Paradox: Preparing for conflict with the great powers

Editor's Note: Contemplating a scenario where China and Russia seize territory of marginal importance triggering applicable defense treaties, Washington needs better, less escalatory, and, thus, more credible options, writes Michael O'Hanlon. This piece was originally published by The Hill. Since roughly 2014, when Russia seized Crimea and China solidified its

Britain, France, Germany Vie for Influence in Africa

•Germany's chancellor and Britain's foreign secretary are conducting separate visits to Africa this week, the latest in a series of high-level meetings as European states look to expand their engagement on issues like trade, migration and security. Henry Ridgwell Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel are conducting

A Trump visit to Africa is important—and carries some urgency

Landry Signé Ivanka Trump landed in Ethiopia recently to promote the Trump administration’s $50 million Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative, funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the initiative is to empower 50 million women through employment and economic stability by 2025. She has met with women working

Kidnappings: US blacklists Nigeria, 34 other countries as dangerous for own citizens

•State Department categorises 35 countries where Americans are most likely to be kidnapped Jude Johnson and Laura Begley Bloom The US State Department has released a list of 35 countries with the highest risk for kidnapping including Nigeria. Nigeria was listed in the second to the worst categories, where Americans citizens and allies

Measles: Over 20 million children worldwide missed vaccine, creating outbreaks – UNICEF

•Nigeria with highest incident globally•US leads developed countries in outbreaks  Senator Iroegbu and Nosa Enobhayisobo The United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF), has disclosed that over 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that

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