The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 5th, 2022 day edition

image for Kazakhstan holds the keys to a new geopolitical balance in Asia

While the U.S. successfully shaped a unified response to Russia’s aggression, it is overlooking a critical piece of a new geopolitical landscape: Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

Last week’s meeting of the EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Council in Luxembourg sought to deepen Kazakhstan’s connections to Europe.

Spanning nearly 2,000 miles across the heart of the Asian continent, Kazakhstan can either hold that alliance together or spoil it.

In 2015, after Turkey downed a Russian jet over the Turkish-Syrian border, Kazakhstan brought the two sides to the table.

Kazakhstan has it, as well as close economic ties with China that could lend an imprimatur of Beijing’s support.

With the second largest proven oil reserves in Eurasia and 14th largest gas reserves in the world, Kazakhstan has available supply.

Finally, the U.S. must not allow Kazakhstan and the region to be caught in the crossfire of the Ukraine war. »

With no fuel and no cash, Sri Lanka grinds to a halt

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Sri Lanka has less than a day’s worth of fuel left, the energy minister says, with public transport grinding to a halt as the country’s economic crisis deepens.

“It [fuel shortage] is a big setback to the economy and has caused lot of hardship to people.

Sri Lanka has has been getting most of its fuel needs from neighbouring India, which provided it with a credit line. »

Rockstar Abandons Plans To Remaster GTA IV and RDR Following The Poor Reception to GTA Trilogy

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Rockstar Games was planning to remaster GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, but they had to abandon them after the failure of the GTA Trilogy.

It appears that based on the reception of the GTA Trilogy, Rockstar Games might not release a remaster of the first Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV.

GTA Trilogy was a complete remaster of the original 3D GTA games that launched on the PS2. »

Hours After Mass Shooting, GOP Candidate Says Time to ‘Move On’ and ‘Celebrate’

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Hours after a gunman opened fire during an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb, Illinois state Senator Darren Bailey, a Republican, called for people to “move on and… celebrate.”.

The shooting broke out around 10:15 a.m., minutes into the start of the parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker tweeted that Bailey “represents the worst of Donald Trump’s agenda. »