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Ethiopians celebrate second filling of controversial Nile dam

Ethiopians celebrate second filling of controversial Nile dam

Thousands of Ethiopians gathered at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa as the government announced the completion of the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). While Egypt is relieved by the quick ending of the filling, joined by Sudan, it still calls to reach a final trilateral agreement with Ethiopia on the operation of the dam. 

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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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NATO identifies China as a "systematic challenge"

NATO identifies China as a "systematic challenge"

The leaders of NATO countries, representing thirty member states in Europe and North America, have identified China as a “systematic challenge” and promised to work together to address this. NATO leaders reaffirmed the Alliance’s dual-track approach of defence and dialogue towards Russia. They also pledged to continue to support NATO partners Ukraine and Georgia, bringing them closer to the Alliance.
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Opinion: Indo-European rapprochement and the competing geopolitics of infrastructure

Opinion: Indo-European rapprochement and the competing geopolitics of infrastructure

With the geopolitical focus shifting towards the Indo-Pacific region and China's growing assertiveness, Indo-European relations become increasingly important. In this op-ed for commonspace.eu, Alex Petrosyan looks at how the EU and India are taking their co-operation to a higher level with the Connectivity Partnership launched in May, and why even closer relations are necessary.
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 G7 leaders call for "a cleaner, greener, freer, fairer and safer future for our people and planet"

G7 leaders call for "a cleaner, greener, freer, fairer and safer future for our people and planet"

"We look forward to working alongside our G20 partners and with all relevant International Organisations to secure a cleaner, greener, freer, fairer and safer future for our people and planet". This was stated by the leaders of the G7 countries when they ended their meeting in Cornwall in England on Sunday (13 June).