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Hunter Biden's laptop contents have finally been verified

Previous claims that this scandal was pure Russian disinformation aimed at influencing the 2016 presidential election were false.

Politico report on Hunter Biden's laptop New York, Mar. 27 (DP.net).– Hunter Biden's laptop contents were so effectively buried by accusations of disinformation and social media bans that it became synonymous with the power of the "new truth regulating bureaucracy". However, it turns out, as The New York Times now acknowledges, that the original reporting silenced by the fact-checkers was accurate. What was it about again? Indeed, it all had to do with the concealment of the evidence of corrupt business dealings involving then-candidate Joe Biden, his family, and a Ukrainian energy company being investigated by Victor Shokin who was then the Ukrainian Prosecutor-General. That company is Burisma Holdings Limited, and it is also important to note that Mitt Romney's national security adviser in his 2012 campaign —Joseph Cofer Black, a career CIA agent who rose to its top levels— sits on the board of directors of Burisma.

This is what the much-quoted, recommended, and trusted Politico.com stated on October 19, 2020: «Hunter Biden story is Russian disinformation, dozens of former intelligence officials say. More than 50 former intelligence officials signed a letter casting doubt on the provenance of a New York Post story on the former Vice President's son

In the meantime, at Meta —the parent company of Facebook and Instagram— any content they unilaterally flagged as false or misleading was downgraded and continues to be downgraded in the platform’s algorithms, so fewer people will see it. Google and Twitter are using similar rules to bury posts.

Let's remember that on April 12, 2019, Hunter Biden took his damaged laptop to a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware.

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President Iohannis (Romania) welcomes Polish counterpart Duda

Romania and Poland firmly supporting the integration of the Rep. of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia into the EU President Klaus Iohannis meets Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Bucharest, Mar. 22.– Romania and Poland strongly support the integration of the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia into the European Union, President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday, after a meeting with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda.

“Romania and Poland strongly support the integration of the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia into the European Union, and we will continue to work to make this goal a reality,” Iohannis said at the Cotroceni Palace.

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Protesters gather on Parliament Hill to show solidarity with Ukraine, others oppose COVID-19 mandates

Just outside the Parliament gates, another batch of protesters waved Canadian flags and bellowed the Canadian national anthem. They were voicing their displeasure with COVID-19 mandates.

Two sets of protests fighting for different causes gathered on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill on Sunday, March 6.Russian women oppose Putin and his war in Ukraine at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. 22/03/06. File © ParticipatoryDemocracy.netRussian women oppose Putin and his war in Ukraine at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. 22/03/06. File © ParticipatoryDemocracy.net

Dozens of demonstrators waving the yellow and blue flags of Ukraine convened in downtown Ottawa for a solidarity rally to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

They held up signs like “No War” and “I Stand with Ukraine.” Another read “Putin, Hands Off Ukraine.” The protest was organized by the Ottawa chapter of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), the same group that organized last weekend’s march from the Russian embassy to city hall that drew several hundred people.

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Taiwan to begin mass production of 18 types of weapons, military equipment this year

Production of Hsiung Sheng, Wan Chien missiles could be completed ahead of schedule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan has passed a budget to enhance sea and air power, with 18 types of weaponsHsiung Feng III anti-ship missile launchers at 110th National Day. File licensed under CC Attribution: Official Photo by Simon Liu / Office of the President Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile launchers at 110th National Day. File licensed under CC Attribution: Official Photo by Simon Liu / Office of the President and military equipment to enter mass production beginning this year. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that production of these items will last until 2026.

However, some weapons, including unmanned attack platforms, Hsiung Sheng surface-to-surface missiles, and Wan Chien air to ground missiles, can be completed ahead of schedule between 2024 and 2025, the Liberty Times reported.

The Hsiung Sheng missile in particular has garnered a lot of public attention. It is essentially an extended-range variant of the Hsiung Feng IIE cruise missile, with an estimated range of 1,000-1,200 kilometers that would allow it to reach far beyond China’s coastline, according to the MND.

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Former Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev has called the war in Ukraine “barbaric” in an interview with CNN on Thursday.

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Kozyrev said, “It’s a barbaric act. Whether I could imagine it when I was theAndrey Vladimirovich Kozyrev -Андре́й Влади́мирович Ко́зырев-, former Minister of  Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 1990~1996Andrey Vladimirovich Kozyrev -Андре́й Влади́мирович Ко́зырев-, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 1990~1996 foreign minister, it was completely out of question.”

“But later on, I started to understand that they are going down the hill, so to say, and they feel impunity, both at home and abroad. And that’s kind of increased the appetite unfortunately, not for building Russia. Now they are destroying the future of all brotherly people with this fratricidal war,” he added.

Kozyrev also said sanctions from the West against Russia “should start to target the decision-makers or executers of those decision-makers in the government.

He cautioned that sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are “like doing almost nothing — because nothing, I think, is in their names … You can’t find their assets. It’s all [with] other people.”

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