From 1 December 2020, the new Franco-British agreement on strengthening control over the coast of the English Channel, signed on 28 November 2020, will enter into force. The parties agreed to double the number of French police officers patrolling the 150-kilometer stretch of coastline that is the target of human smuggling networks, the Guardian (UK) reported.
Against the background of the emergence of vaccines against coronavirus and improving prospects for global economic growth, a decline in the US dollar is observed, which has renewed its three-month minimum over the past week.
In geopolitics, middle powers are defined as countries that do not reach the power of major powers, while being influential in their region or beyond.
According to the French Ministry of Internal Affairs, more than 133 thousand residents took part in the demonstrations, which took place under the slogan "Lower your weapons, and we will lower the cameras!", However, according to the organizers of the actions, their number was about 500 thousand, of which 46 thousand took to the streets of Paris. During the riots, over 80 protesters were detained, and 37 police officers and officers of the national gendarmerie were injured.
In the center of attention of experts and the media is the ongoing discussion around the draft of the new Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, a referendum on which is planned to be held on 10 January 2021 - on the same day as the early presidential elections. A number of politicians and activists oppose the adoption of this version of the basic law, and also propose to postpone the referendum until June 2021.
Serious concern and criticism of the military-political leadership of the Russian Federation was caused by the operation of the US ground forces to organize the airlift for several hours to Romania of two mobile combat vehicles of the long-range multiple launch rocket system M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket (HIMARS) for exercises on the Black Sea coast. The installations were transported from the Ramstein airbase in Germany. Immediately after the events, the combat vehicles were returned to the base in Germany.
Careless intake of antibiotics and antiviral drugs amid the coronavirus pandemic could result in another, much worse pandemic. This was stated by the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia Melita Vuinovich, TASS reports.
Back in 1947, Washington entered Article 9 into the Japanese Constitution in order to keep the defeated and occupied enemy "on a short leash". But very soon the United States regretted it - already since the Korean War in 1950.
Industrial cooperation is considered by many countries as a tool to achieve high production efficiency through division of labor, specialization, rational use of available production and technological capacities and optimization of the use of all types of resources.
On 5 November 2020, armed clashes resumed between the federal authorities and the northern state of Tigray, where the separatist group Popular Front for Liberation (NPLF) has been operating for many years. The formal reason for the start of the conflict was an attempt by the NFOT to take control of the Ethiopian Armed Forces base in Tigray, which forced the government to use forceful methods of pressure.