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Pandemic package delivery surge is contributing to an alarming environmental crisis: report

A startling new report about a simple reality of lockdown life has begun to make waves among active groups – but a major retailer has fired back. A shocking new report from marine conservation group Oceana has pinned delivery giants like Amazon to a shocking increase in plastics found in the ocean. In a December …

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The countries defying China’s orders to show support for Taiwan

China has hardened its stance, which has prompted nations to unite and defy orders, instead of fearing. 2021 hasn’t been a very good year for Beijing. Criticism of the repression of the Uyghur people increased. International support for Taiwan increased. Its claim to ownership over the East and South China Seas faced mounting resistance. In …

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Australia to acquire Black Hawk, Seahawk helicopters at cost of $7 billion

Peter Dutton has confirmed Australia’s $7 billion defense acquisition, saying regional “instability” was a major motivator behind the move. Defense Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed that Australia will acquire 40 new US-imported Black Hawks and 12 Seahawk helicopters, a decade before existing Airbus MRH-90 Taipan models were scheduled to be retired. The European-built Taipan model …

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Ukraine, Russia: Fears grow of invasion as Moscow masses troops on border.

There are growing fears that Vladimir Putin could attack his democratic neighbor in a matter of weeks as Western nations scramble to talk to him. Russia has gathered troops and sophisticated supply lines close to the border with Ukraine, which could see an invasion of the European nation as soon as next month. This is …

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