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Thursday, 22 April 2021

Around the World on 22 April 2021

International news worth knowing this morning:

  • Turkey’s trade minister just got the axe, fueling speculation of a wider cabinet shuffle over accusations of widespread nepotism in the government, Reuters reports, citing a press release (pdf) from Turkey’s official gazette.
  • Russia is withdrawing from the 20-year-old International Space Station program after it launches its own orbital station in 2025, ending one of the few remaining areas of cooperation between itself and the US.

IN DIPLOMACY: El Sisi, Kamel meet World Jewish Congress head: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and intelligence chief Abbas Kamel discussed US-Egypt relations and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a sit-down yesterday with World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder, according to an Ittihadiya statement.

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