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Tough choices ahead as US-Europe ties need a reset

  • As Joe Biden reacquaints himself with the layout of the White House, he faces perhaps the greatest domestic challenges any incoming US president has ever confronted. But, farther afield, he and his team will be painfully aware of the rebuilding job that needs to be carried out on the US’ image ...
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Biden must tread carefully on Israel-Iran confrontation

  • The Israeli-Iranian war over Syria continues apace. If anything, it has escalated significantly in the last two months. This element of the Syrian conflict has lasted since at least 2013. Israeli strikes, which were once a rarity, have become routine. The Lebanese complain in vain at the freque...
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Israel’s demolition derby must be stopped

  • A Palestinian boy near his family’s destroyed tented home in Khirbet Humsah, Jordan Valley, Israeli-occupied West Bank, Nov. 5, 2020. (Reuters) For the Israeli right, the last 20 years has been an extraordinary boom time. Ever since the fall of Ehud Barak in 2001, the far right h...
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Unity at the top can begin America’s healing process

  • Donald Trump supporters react to tear gas during a clash with police in front of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, U.S., Jan. 6, 2021. (Reuters) The world will take time to internalize and digest the events on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Anyone who was shocked has not been wa...
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Divided EU cannot afford to waste any more time

  • European Union flags outside the European Commission headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, July 16, 2020. (Reuters) The debate over the future of the UK has been exhausted to the umpteenth degree. The flip side is the lack of debate over the future of the EU. As tough as Brexit has be...
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An imperfect deal that is far better than no deal

  • A Christmas Eve deal many thought might never come. European and British negotiators have, after nine months, agreed on a mammoth free-trade deal covering a value of £660 billion ($894.76 billion). “The clock is no longer ticking,” declared Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator who has la...
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A vaccine in Palestine? Sorry, Israeli settlers only

  • Gaza in December can be gritty at the best of times. Rain and wind play havoc with the shacks of the crowded refugees camps. Flooding is frequent, leading to impassable streets and alleyways, the air scented with the stench of overflowing raw sewage decorated with floating debris. As with nearl...
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout requires a global mindset

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccines all took about nine months to develop. (AP Photo) As the world nervously awaits the rollout of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines, everyone should celebrate and honor the incredible scientists who have d...
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Compromises essential if Brexit disruption is to be eased

  • EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier leaving the trade talks in London. (Reuters) The sense of sheer exhaustion and fatigue with the Brexit process is hitting all involved. It seems even headline writers are not immune, with every tired cliche trotted out. The negotiations were “co...
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Pandemic the perfect time to increase foreign aid, not cut it

  • A boy holds a cardboard box of food aid received from the World Food Programme in Aleppo’s Kalasa district, Syria, April 10, 2019. (Reuters) The year 2020 may see the global rate of poverty rise for the first time since 1988. It may also see a major decline in overseas aid spendi...
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