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 Hungary’s PM accuses EU of power abuse
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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a speech to lawmakers has accused Brussels of power abuse and has also pledged to resist the EU’s agenda of “gender madness and a liberal Europe.” On Monday, Orban took his oath of office after being elected in April for a fourth consecutive term. In his usual manner, the premier did not spare harsh statements when addressing parliament. “Brussels is abusing its power every day, and it wants to force on us things we don’t want,” the prime minister said. In Orban’s opinion, the EU leadership is seeking to reduce the sovereignty of member states and to build “the United States of Europe.” “Cultural alienation is growing between western and eastern Europ
UAE President, Abu Dhabi’s Ruler Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Dies
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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, according to an official announcement by UAE news agency WAM on Friday, May 13. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who was also the ruler of Abu Dhabi, was elected as the new president of the UAE in 2004.  His role had been largely ceremonial  since 2014 after he suffered a stroke. He was seen as one of the most powerful people in the region, with TIME magazine having ranked him as “one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2019”. The New York Times in 2019 similarly dubbed him the most powerful Arab ruler, as well as one of the most powerful men on Earth. Since 2004, the emir of Abu Dhabi was named “supreme commander of the United
‘Russia not our enemy’ – US congressman
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Republican Representative Paul Gosar (Arizona) has condemned the push from both parties in Washington to send billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine. “Crippling debt, inflation and immigration problems,” he declared, are not “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s fault.” Gosar, an immigration hardliner and anti-interventionist, was one of 57 GOP lawmakers to vote against a $40 billion economic and military aid bill for Ukraine on Tuesday. While a number of Republicans have been vocal in their opposition to fueling a “proxy war” in Ukraine, the GOP establishment has shouted down these critics, with conservative talk show host Mark Levin on Wednesday referring to the anti-war contingen
$40 billion Ukraine aid package delayed in US Congress
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A US plan to provide nearly $40 billion in additional military and economic aid to Ukraine amid its conflict with Russia has hit a speed bump, with Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) blocking a quick vote to approve the funding bill and likely delaying passage to at least next week. Paul stood in the way on Thursday by objecting to a request by Senate leaders to approve “unanimous consent,” a provision that allows bills with strong bipartisan support to be fast-tracked without debate. The former presidential candidate said he would only allow for a quick vote if the bill was revised to include the appointment of a special inspector general to monitor how the massive aid package is spent – a dema
Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank
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A veteran Palestinian-American correspondent for Al Jazeera has been killed while covering a raid by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. The Qatar-based network said Shireen Abu Aqla was shot "deliberately" and "in cold blood" by Israeli troops in Jenin. Her producer was also wounded. Israel's prime minister said it was "likely" they were shot by Palestinian gunmen during an exchange of fire. It comes amid a surge in violence between Israel and the Palestinians. The Palestinian president said he held the Israeli government fully responsible for what he described as a "crime of execution". IMAGE SOURCE, EPA   Image caption, Shireen Abu Aqla was known to millions for
How Is Booming Mobile Phone Sales Supporting RF Transceiver Market Growth?
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The surging adoption of mobile communication technologies, such as 5G and 4G, burgeoning demand for mobile devices, and rising adoption of the internet of things (IoT) technology will propel the radiofrequency (RF) transceiver market at a CAGR of 0.8% during the forecast period (2020–2030). The market was valued at $3,892.1 million in 2019 and it is projected to reach $3,384.5 million revenue by 2030, on account of the decline in the prices of RF transceivers. In recent years, the escalating demand for wideband transceivers has become a prominent market trend. One of the key growth drivers for the market is the escalating usage of mobile phones across the world. According to the Internationa
Musk Pledges More ‘Free Speech’ as Governments Step Up Attacks on ‘Disinformation’
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As Elon Musk prepares to finalize his purchase of Twitter, government officials in the U.S., the U.K., the European Union (EU) and elsewhere are introducing new legislation aimed at combating “disinformation” online — particularly on social media platforms. In the U.S., these proposals include a government “disinformation board” and a bill pending before Congress, the Digital Services Oversight and Safety Act. Overseas measures include the EU’s recently passed Digital Services Act and the U.K.’s proposed Online Safety Bill, in addition to similar existing legislation in Germany and other countries. Shortly after Musk moved to buy Twitter, several dozen countries and entities — including the
The ‘Dark Truth’ Behind America’s ‘Vaccine Court’
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Wayne Rohde knows what it’s like to have a child injured by a vaccine — his son was diagnosed with an encephalitic brain injury at 13 months old, after getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Rohde also has personal experience navigating the process of trying to get financial compensation for a child’s vaccine injury. The author of “The Vaccine Court 2.0: Revised and Updated: The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program” (2021) sat down with The Defender to discuss how the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has evolved — or devolved — in the last two decades to protect government agencies and corporations rather than the health of vaccinated
Attack on Russia ambassador 'understandable' – Poland
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Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski has said that the pro-Ukraine protesters who threw red liquid at Sergey Andreyev, Russia’s ambassador to the country, in Warsaw had legitimate reasons to be angry at him.  Andreyev was attacked as he was about to lay flowers in honor of fallen Red Army soldiers on Monday, when Russia celebrated its victory over Nazi Germany and its allies in Europe.  “The gathering of opponents of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, where genocidal crimes are committed every day, was legal,”Kaminski wrote on Twitter. “The emotions of Ukrainian women, who took part in the protest and whose husbands are bravely fighting to defend their homeland, are understandable.
 Biden revives World War II arms act for Ukraine
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President Joe Biden on Monday signed the Lend-Lease Act of 2022 into law. The Act, previously used to arm the Allies of World War II, will expedite American arms shipments to Ukraine, and has been warmly welcomed in Kiev. Speaking as he signed the act at the White House, Biden vowed to continue arming the Ukrainians “in their fight to defend their country and their democracy.” He added that “the cost of the fight is not cheap but caving to aggression is even more costly.” The act, which passed Congress last month with 417-10 votes in the House and no dissent in the Senate, suspends limitations on the quantity of weapons and other military supplies Biden can send to Ukraine or “other Eastern
Russians may be banned from buying EU real estate
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The European Commission (EC) has proposed to stop property deals with Russian citizens, residents and entities, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing official documents. The measure is part of the EU’s sixth package of anti-Russia sanctions. It would reportedly prohibit the sale or transfer, directly or indirectly, of “ownership rights in immovable property located within the territory of the Union or units in collective investment undertakings providing exposure to such immovable property.” The prohibition applies to Russians who are not EU citizens and lack a residency permit in EU member states, the report says. It doesn’t apply to those who carry citizenship or residency in the European
Musk may serve as Twitter CEO – media
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Elon Musk is expected to serve as Twitter’s interim chief executive officer for a few months after he completes his $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant, CNBC reported on Thursday. According to an SEC filing, also released on Thursday, Musk secured approximately $7.14 billion in equity commitments from friends and other investors to buy Twitter. CNBC sources said the businessman handpicked the investors, ranging from $1 billion from Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison to $5 million from Honeycomb Asset Management, which invested in SpaceX. Sources added that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey may back the takeover, and Musk was discussing with him the possibility of contributing shares