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    • US seeks European allies to curb Chinese investments

      US seeks European allies to curb Chinese investments

      The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted that not all doors for Chinese capital and investment flows to the United States and Europe should be left open. US will further seek European backing to reduce the influence of China in key sectors related to hi-tech and defense. Blinked confirmed that the West had to be very careful about the exact nature of Chinese investment in Western economies and think very carefully about investments in strategic assets.

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    • Ukraine mulls NATO entry to offset tension with Russia

      Ukraine mulls NATO entry to offset tension with Russia

      Ukraine hopes to secure a fast entry in NATO in a move to block Russian aggression over its borders. The US top diplomat Antony Blinken is expected to visit Kyiv and to vow western support for Ukraine ambitions to join the Alliance, Reuters reported. The Secretary of State will meet President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. However the US support will come with a number of conditions which include speeding up of reforms and fighting corruption.

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    • US backs WTO calls to grant vaccine know-how to poor countries

      US backs WTO calls to grant vaccine know-how to poor countries

      The US showed a rare shift in its policy related to defense of intellectual rights over the Covid-19 vaccines, BBC reported. In a move which was considered surprising by many, the administration of the White House backed calls from many organizations including the WTO to grant know-how rights and patents related to production of vaccines to poor countries in a bid to boost the output and the rollout of jabs.

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    • Biden marks the anniversary of elimination of bin Laden

      Biden marks the anniversary of elimination of bin Laden

      US President Joe Biden marked the anniversary of the elimination of Osama bin Laden who was known to be America’s biggest enemy, Reuters reported. It has been ten years since US Special Forces squad raided a mountain location in Pakistan. The bottom line of the assault was the death of the mastermind behind the 11 September 2001, terror attacks in US. At the time of the operation Biden served as vice president to then President Barak Obama.

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    • JCPOA members are resuming Iran nuclear talks

      JCPOA members are resuming Iran nuclear talks

      World powers resumed talks Saturday focused on bringing the United States back into their landmark nuclear deal with Iran. The US will not have a representative at the table when the diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia and Britain meet in Vienna because former President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the country out of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in 2018.

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    • Biden hikes minimum federal wage by 37%

      Biden hikes minimum federal wage by 37%

      US President Joe Biden is set to raise minimum payment to federal contractors by nearly 37 percent to $15 an hour from current $10.95, AP reported. The White House said the raise would lead to higher productivity on the back of higher motivation and thus would offset higher cost for taxpayers. The new minimum wage is also a part of stimulus package targeted at the consequences of the pandemic related slowdown.

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    • US aim at zero carbon emissions power by 2035

      US aim at zero carbon emissions power by 2035

      US is on track to meet a key target related to green house emissions, Reuters reported. The country has received strong public support to enforce measures which guarantee that by 2030 80% of its power will be from emissions-free sourcesl. The latter would be in line with president’s Joe Biden schedule to reach net zero carbon emissions in the grid by 2035. The draft bill which paves the way to meet the green target is expected to be passed without the support of the Republicans.

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