Russian invasion of Ukraine could come at any time — including during Olympics, Blinken says

Russian invasion of Ukraine could come at any time — including during Olympics, Blinken says

This post was originally published on this siteRussia has sent more forces to its border with Ukraine and could invade at any time, including during the Winter Olympics, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

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Winter Olympics tickets won’t be sold to general public due to COVID-19, China says

Winter Olympics tickets won’t be sold to general public due to COVID-19, China says

This post was originally published on this siteThe Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee announced on Wednesday that tickets to the games will no longer be sold to the general public because of the COVID-19.Individuals living in China’s mainland were at first the only people allowed to…

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20 million in China now under lockdowns ahead of Olympics

20 million in China now under lockdowns ahead of Olympics

This post was originally published on this siteChina placed a third city on lockdown this week, bringing the number of people in the country confined to their homes to nearly 20 million just weeks before the start of the Olympics, according to The Associated Press.Officials late Monday…

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China warns nations will ‘pay price’ for Olympic boycott

China warns nations will ‘pay price’ for Olympic boycott

This post was originally published on this siteThe US, UK, Australia and Canada won’t be sending government representatives to the Winter Olympics.

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Biden seizes the chance to make his next moves in the geopolitical chess match with China and Russia

Biden seizes the chance to make his next moves in the geopolitical chess match with China and Russia

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden this week has confronted escalating tensions with China and Russia, testing his ability to manage antagonistic leaders and forcing other countries to pick sides.

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US diplomatic boycott: What does it mean for the Olympics?

US diplomatic boycott: What does it mean for the Olympics?

This post was originally published on this site The United States has announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics to protest China’s human rights record, particularly its handling of Muslim minorities that Washington considers a form of genocide. Here’s what the move means. What is a ‘diplomatic boycott?’...

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White House announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

White House announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House has announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, saying the U.S. will not send any government officials to the Chinese capital for the Winter Games.“The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or…

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US mulls diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

US mulls diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

This post was originally published on this site President Joe Biden said Thursday he was considering a US diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, in what would be an attempt to show toughness over China’s rights abuses without impacting US athletes. That is “something we are considering,” Biden...

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