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The NATO summit’s five spiciest moments

The annual two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit wrapped in Washington yesterday (Thursday), bringing together generals, world leaders, diplomats and spies from NATO’s 32 states (plus some non-Atlantic tagalongs).

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Is big tech fuelling a war in Central Africa?

The US State Department issued a ‘Statement of Concern’ on Monday, warning that critical minerals bought from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda are fuelling the ongoing conflict in Central Africa. 

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Japan and the Philippines sign historic defence deal in response to China

While many of us perhaps kicked off our week with a nice little trip down to Home Depot or a surprisingly productive sync with Barry from sales, ministers from Japan and the Philippines used their Monday to sign a major defence treaty in Manila’s Malacañan Palace: it’s called a ‘Reciprocal Access Agreement’.

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