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Biden names Brink as US ambassador to Kyiv

US president Joe Biden named Bridget Brink, who currently represents the US in Slovakia, as the new US ambassador to Ukraine, as Washington plans to repon its embassy in the Ukrainian capital, the White House said in a statement Monday. The position must be confirmed by the Senate. The announcement came after US secretary of state Antony Blinken and US defense secretary Lloyd Austin made an undisclosed trip to Ukraine.

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The military-industrial complex cashing-in on the Ukraine war

From the outset, arms manufacturers eyed this war as a profitable business opportunity. Structural changes took place across the EU, not only to fast-track arms to Ukraine, but also to make more public finance available to the highly-lucrative arms industry.

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Borrell gets pension from MEP fund set for taxpayer bailout

Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, is currently drawing a pension from a European Parliament fund that is some €400m in debt and may require a taxpayer bailout at a time of rising inflation and high energy costs.

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Autocrats make us all less secure

How should democratic states co-operate with authoritarian governments in the future? My organisation, Democracy Reporting International, has studied the security strategies of 13 democratic governments to understand how they see this relationship.

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