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Childhood Immunization Levels Stalled In 2023

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NEW YORK, US: New data published by UN agencies shows that immunization coverage for children worldwide stalled during 2023, leaving around 2.7 million lacking the protection they need compared to the pre-COVID-19 levels of 2019.
 

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UMNO Grabbing From Minorities! Is There No End To Greed?

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: It is so unsettling and upsetting to read of the proposal to grab 20 percent of leasehold land belonging to the ethnic minorities upon the expiry of lease terms. The immediate question that comes to mind is: is there no end to UMNO’s greed?
 

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US Long-Range Missile Deployment In Germany To Spur Dangerous Arms Race

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BEIJING, China: Responding to the plan announced at the NATO summit that the US intends to deploy long-range missiles in Germany by 2026, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov warned on Saturday local time that European countries will be putting themselves at risk if they accept the deployment of long-range US weapons, adding that the move may make European capitals targets for Russia missiles in a repeat of a Cold War-like confrontation. 
 

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Buried In Steel: Military Production & NATO’s Proxy War In Ukraine

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ST PETERSBURG, Russia: Now in its third year, Russia’s Special Military Operation (SMO), precipitated by the overthrow of neighboring Ukraine’s elected government and the subsequent militarization of the country by the US and the rest of NATO, is admittedly benefiting from Russia’s immense military industrial base. 

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Childhood Immunization Levels Stalled In 2023

NEW YORK, US: New data published by UN agencies shows that immunization coverage for children worldwide stalled during 2023, leaving around 2.7 million lacking the protection they need compared to the pre-COVID-19 levels of 2019.
 

US Long-Range Missile Deployment In Germany To Spur Dangerous Arms Race

BEIJING, China: Responding to the plan announced at the NATO summit that the US intends to deploy long-range missiles in Germany by 2026, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov warned on Saturday local time that European countries will be putting themselves at risk if they accept the deployment of long-range US weapons, adding that the move may make European capitals targets for Russia missiles in a repeat of a Cold War-like confrontation. 
 

An Assassination Attempt And A Crisis Of Legitimacy

 
 
WASHINGTON, US: The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump in Butler, Pennsylvania, dramatically escalates political tensions in a society that neither wants nor can afford such escalations. Former presidents and various political and media figures have appropriately expressed sympathy for Mr. Trump and condemned the violence. Yet, these might not be enough to avoid further—and more consequential—political violence. 
 
 

How Far Can A Putin-Modi Hug Go?

 
WASHINGTON, US: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi literally embraced Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow this week. Not just once, but a number of times, and in front of cameras.
 
 

US Hypocritically Moves To Grab Territory In Arctic

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: US claims to new territories in the Arctic are a “grab,” said Bloomberg columnist Liam Denning, commenting on Washington’s decision to announce the expansion of its own part of the continental shelf in the Arctic. 
 

UMNO Grabbing From Minorities! Is There No End To Greed?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: It is so unsettling and upsetting to read of the proposal to grab 20 percent of leasehold land belonging to the ethnic minorities upon the expiry of lease terms. The immediate question that comes to mind is: is there no end to UMNO’s greed?
 

BRICS: Kuasa Baharu Atau Potensi Merudum?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: BRICS ialah organisasi antara kerajaan (intergovernmental organisation) yang ditubuhkan pada 2006 yang terdiri daripada Brazil, Rusia, India, China dan Afrika Selatan, yang pada asalnya dijadualkan untuk memupuk hubungan ekonomi dan dialog politik yang lebih mendalam di kalangan negara anggota.