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Germany's Scholz to discuss Marshall Plan for Ukraine with G-7
... chancellor told Germany's parliament that rebuilding Ukraine will be a task for generations. He said last week he visited Irpin, a Kyiv suburb that saw intense fighting, that some things there remind not just me of the pictures of German cities after World War II . Like Europe, Ukraine needs a Marshall plan for its rebuilding, according to Scholz , referring to the U.S.-sponsored plan that helped revive European economies after World War II . Billions of dollars will be needed to finance rebuilding over ...
Updated: 06/22/2022
Australia, India draw together to reconcile strong economic ties
... In a speech at National Defence College in New Delhi, Marles urged China to be more transparent about its military expansion. He said that China's military build-up is now the largest and most ambitious we have seen by any country since the end of World War II. In 2020 and 2021, Indian and Chinese troops fought a series of violent border skirmishes, and the Defence Minister said Beijing's incursion into disputed territory in the high Himalayas highlighted the risk of China fuelling insecurity and a regional ...
Updated: 06/22/2022
The Soviet Union's Kaliningrad is again the centre of tensions
... 1960s. A former American national security adviser, Kaliningrad , was once a Russian enclave sandwiched between the NATO members Poland and Lithuania, a dagger in the heart of Europe. Kaliningrad , a port city captured by the Soviet Union during World War II , once again finds itself a fault line in a Cold War -style conflict between Russia and the West. The Russian authorities threatened Lithuania with retaliation this week if the Baltic country did not reverse its ban on the transportation of some goods ...
Updated: 06/22/2022
Germany must not give up on restraint, says SPD co-leader
... The policy shift was announced in response to Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and surprised some of Mr Scholz 's allies. Berlin had been hesitant to devote more resources to its armed forces after the horrors committed by the Nazi regime during World War II. Mr Klingbeil said that Germany's approach had become outdated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He said that a war between states in Europe seemed unimaginable. We should have looked at the signals coming out of Russia differently, at the latest ...
Updated: 06/22/2022
Japanese apparel giant Wacoal sells men’s boxer briefs
... to sell the briefs in their stores. Hidetoshi Takeyasu , a manager at Gunze Ltd. , a Osaka-based apparel company, said the trend in men's underwear in Japan has shifted every 20 years or so under the influence of Europe and the United States. After World War II, long underdrawers and undershorts called sarumata were popular among Japanese men. Briefs took over in the 1950s and continued to be popular for around two decades. In the 1980s, men preferred to wear trunks. Takeyasu said that boxer types became ...
Updated: 06/22/2022
Japan pm says talks with China 'important'
... oil drilling rig in a contested area of the East China Sea. Kishida said that the dialogue with South Korea is important because of the worsening security environment in the region, despite the troubled relations stemming from Japan's actions during World War II . Kishida said that nothing has been decided but dialogue is important, as asked about a possible meeting with new South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol when both leaders are invited to the June 29 -- 30 NATO summit in Madrid. Kishida said that stable ...
Updated: 06/21/2022
Highlands cattle breeders give up on waiting lists
... list and do an auction now because we wouldn't be able to satisfy the demand. Highland is the oldest breed of cattle in the world, traditionally bred for beef in native Scotland. It's been said that Queen Elizabeth II only eats Highland beef. Highland was considered rare in Australia and was commonly more of a boutique breed for hobby farmers ... ... cattle were once a novelty farmers would pick up cheap at the saleyards, but in the past 12 months it was becoming a bidding war online. When people call up about Highlands , the first thing you do is to warn them about the price, Ms Lewis said. They ...
Updated: 06/21/2022
Eric Schmidt urges US to encourage foreign chipmakers
... Allison say more needs to be done to ensure long-term US prosperity. America is on the verge of losing the chip competition, and they urge that the U.S. government mobilizes a national effort similar to the one that created the technologies that won World War II . Sheryl Sandberg 's wedding expenses are the Least of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Problems.
Updated: 06/21/2022
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