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Biden and Putin agree that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought".

Biden and Putin agree that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought".

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have committed to nuclear arms control and reaffirmed that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. The leaders' first in-person meeting since Biden became president took place at a lakeside villa in Geneva on Wednesday, 16 June.

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Nowruz Bayram

Nowruz Bayram

21 March is celebrated as International Nowruz Day. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been marked for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions.
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International Women's Day 2021 - full equality must remain the main message

International Women's Day 2021 - full equality must remain the main message

8 March is International Women's Day. Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are being made.
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EU will support COVID-19 vaccination program in Africa

EU will support COVID-19 vaccination program in Africa

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced last Friday that the EU will provide €100 million in humanitarian assistance to support vaccination programs in Africa that will be led by the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The funding is necessary for countries with critical humanitarian needs and fragile health systems.