The Daily Populous

Sunday November 7th, 2021 evening edition

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Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Friday said Japan will step up military cooperation with Germany in the Indo-Pacific region as he welcomed a port call by the first German warship to visit Japan in about 20 years.

The ship's visit is “an important turning point” in pursuing a “free and open Indo-Pacific” and secure one of the world's most important shipping lanes, Kishi said after inspecting the frigate with German officials.

"It shows Germany's strong commitment to actively contribute to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific,” he said.

Germany adopted a defense guideline last year focusing on the Indo-Pacific region and has since stepped up its military ties with Japan.

Deploying our frigate to the Indo-Pacific makes clear that Germany stands up for our common values.”.

Japanese officials say Chinese vessels routinely violate Japanese territorial waters around the islands in the East China Sea, sometimes threatening fishing boats.

Zorn said the Bayern has conducted small-scale exercises with the militaries of eight countries since leaving Germany and made port calls at various locations including Guam and Australia. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Gets Reality Check: 'Commie' Infrastructure Funds Built Highways

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Saturday slapped down colleague Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), reminding her that federal infrastructure funds she called “communist” built the nation’s highway system.

Greene viciously slammed the 13 House Republicans (including Kinzinger) who voted to pass the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion Infrastructure and Jobs Act on Friday.

A later tweet by Greene characterized the infrastructure package as “socialist,” not communist. »

Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law shakeup

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DUBAI, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Non-Muslims will be allowed to marry, divorce and get joint child custody under civil law in Abu Dhabi according to a new decree issued on Sunday by its ruler, state news agency WAM said.

The report described the civil law regulating non-Muslim family matters as being the first of its kind in the world "in line with international best practices".

A new court to handle non-Muslim family matters will be set up in Abu Dhabi and will operate in both English and Arabic. »

Family's 'pet dog' that killed ducks and chickens turns out to be a fox

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A family's "pet dog" that angered neighbours by killing and eating ducks and chickens has turned out to be a fox.

Run Run showed a real passion for chasing and killing ducks and chickens in a move that angered the local community.

The pet turned out to be an Andean fox, which has thin legs, a bushy tail, a pointed head and prominent ears. »

Shipping titans, a Lebanese banker and Swiss secrets: Untangling the tale of Beirut port’s container terminal

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It was CMA CGM’s latest effort to expand its foothold at the port and the terminal in a campaign bolstered by French diplomacy in Lebanon.

CMA’s head at the time, Jacques Saadé, a pioneer in the containerized shipping industry, was close to French President Jacques Chirac.

A throwback to harbors from bygone years, the Port of Beirut is situated in the center of the Lebanese capital. »