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30/07/2021
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Afghan friends need help fast

  • The Czech army maintained up to 205 soldiers in Afghanistan and 14 have died on the mission so far. Facing the American troops' withdrawal by September 11, the Czech soldiers have just withdrawn.  

Czech troops withdrawing from AfghanistánPrague, July 29.– The Czech Army has been in Afghanistan for a long time. Now that they returned, they left behind a lot of those who helped them, but are not officially a part of the Czech Army. This group is usually made up of locals who decided to join the side of the coalition forces as interpreters and guides. They promised to turn against the Taliban and hoped that the Czechs would return the favor by protecting them and their families from the jihadi tyrants.

A document was signed during many of their interviews, in which Czech Republic officially promised this. However, since the coalition forces are set to fully retreat before September 11th, the only way Czechia can save these good souls is to give them asylum in the Czech Republic.

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European Robotic Arm launched into space reaches the International Space Station (ISS)

ERA being installed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan 5/21ERA being installed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan 5/21 July 29.– The European Robotic Arm (ERA) that was launched into space eight days ago reached the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, at approximately 3:29 PM CEST.

The ERA was launched on a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, last Wednesday on 21 July, according to a press release from the European Space Agency (ESA).

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After the decision of his dismissal, Tunisian PM Mechichi speaks out

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The dismissed head of the Tunisian government, Hichem Mechichi, announced in a press release his position with regard to the exceptional measures taken on July 25, 2021, by the President of the Republic. Mechichi assured that he took office in one of the most difficult times in the country.

Tunis, July 26 (DP.net).– The dismissed head of government, Hichem Mechichi, announced in a press release his position with regard to the exceptional measures taken on July 25, 2021, by the President of the Republic.

Mechichi assured that he took office in one of the most difficult times in the country, in a situation of economic and social crisis.

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French president asks Lithuania to send troops to Mali

  • President Emmanuel Macron has asked Lithuania to contribute to a military mission in Mali
  • In early June, the French leader announced that France's Barkhane operation in Mali would be replaced by a broader international mission. 

Vilnus, July 17.– President Macron sent a letter to Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda in late June, which had not been previously reported. France has been trying to secure support from Lithuanian politicians for its request to contribute troops to the so-called Takuba task force, a European special forces mission helping Mali's forces to fight jihadists.

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Cuban government cuts off access to popular social media, messaging apps, to quell uprising

The Cuban government has cut off access to numerous social media and messaging apps in what appears to be an attempt to disrupt the organizing efforts of anti-government protesters.

 Havana, July 12 (DP.net).– Access to Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Telegram was denied by the Cuban government as protests that began on Sunday continued to spread throughout the country.

Curiously, access to Twitter has been allowed to continue unfettered.

Cuba’s coronavirus infection numbers broke records last week, with the country reporting 6,750 cases and 31 deaths. Members of the country’s opposition party claim the numbers are much higher. Rising coronavirus cases paired with a scarcity of medicine and lack of access to a vaccine have left the country reeling.

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