23rd Mar 2023


Pompeo starts EU tour with anti-Chinese 5G deal

The US and Slovenia signed a declaration against using Chinese 5G data networks on security grounds, as US secretary of state began a five-day tour of central European countries Thursday. Pompeo will also visit Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. His visit comes after the US said it was pulling 12,000 soldiers from Germany and amid US opposition to a Russian-German gas pipeline, in which Austria is taking part.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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