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Africa
Somalia: The Past Is Again Prologue
The long-delayed national elections were finally held five days ago and chose the incumbent’s predecessor Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president.

May 20, 2022 - 1:04:44 PM

Labour
Trade unions and shipowners strike new wage deal for seafarers
Trade unions and shipowners have agreed to adopt new minimum monthly wages for the world’s seafarers following a resolution adopted by a subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO).

May 20, 2022 - 1:03:08 PM

Dark Side
Italy’s hostility to Nato is building
The war in Ukraine has caused an unholy convergence of the left and right in Italy. While there is nothing formal so far about this alliance of enemies, it nevertheless threatens to destroy the unity of Nato.

May 19, 2022 - 12:03:07 PM

Dysfunctions
Cold Turkey: why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?
Driving a hard bargain is the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s chief survival skill – one that has kept him in power for nearly as long as his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. And the basic principles of bargaining are twofold: never give something away for nothing, and make your threats to walk away convincing.

May 19, 2022 - 12:01:30 PM

Analyses
EU's ‘solidarity lanes’ will not ‘significantly’ help Ukraine export, says Ukrainian MP
The recently announced EU measures to help Ukraine export grain despite the Russian blockade of its seaports are not enough as they will be mostly based on the country’s obsolete railways, a Ukrainian lawmaker has told the European Parliament.

May 19, 2022 - 11:59:58 AM



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