Washington has opposed the project to lay a 745-mile-long twin pipeline that will carry up to 2 trillion cubic feet of gas per year from Russia to Germany, seeking to export more liquefied natural gas to Europe.
The confirmation hearing for Gen. Lloyd Auston, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to head the Pentagon, took place before the Senate Armed Services Committee on January 19, one day before Biden’s inauguration.
Over the past week, after a smaller party, Italia Viva, established by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, withdrew its support for the coalition government, the nation was engulfed in new political turmoil, thereby robbing it of getting a majority in Parliament.
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will take place on January 20 and will make the start of the four-year term of Biden as the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris as vice president.
The UK, France and Germany issued a joint statement on Saturday condemning Iran for resuming high-grade uranium enrichment in breach of the 2015 nuclear energy deal — which Washington pulled out of in 2017, re-imposing sanctions on Tehran.
After the US unilaterally pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, it was successfully able to pressure the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), the Belgium-based bank wiring service, into cutting transactions with Iran even though Brussels was not party to the sanctions
Engineers appear to have equipped Perseverance to be a perfect listener, endowing it with a set of advanced mics to record anything from the painstaking process of its entry and landing to the swivel of its mast and opening of parachutes.
The global coronavirus tally is now over 95,000,000, while the death toll has surpassed 2 million people worldwide, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University.