The Daily Populous

Thursday November 24th, 2022 evening edition

image for Germany — burned by overrelying on Russian gas — now vows to end dependence on trade with China

Germany's dependence on Russian gas is sparking a rethink of Berlin's foreign policy.

China has been Germany's largest trading partner for six straight years, per official statistics.

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Germany is rethinking it's foreign policy — it has now vowed to move away from its dependence on China for trade, after being burned by overreliance on Russia for gas.

In particular, Berlin is working on a new trade policy with China to cut dependence on Chinese raw materials, batteries, and semiconductor chips, Reuters reported in September.

In October, German businesses pushed back against an economy ministry proposal aimed at curbing investment into China, Reuters reported.

"We can only warn against Germany turning away from China," said Markus Jerger, head of businesss alliance Mittelstand Association told Reuters at the time. »

Democrat Mary Peltola defeats Sarah Palin in race for Alaska's at-large House seat

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Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola has won a full two-year term representing Alaska in the House, NBC News projected Wednesday, defeating former governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Shortly after news broke that she had won a full term on Wednesday night, Peltola tweeted "WE DID IT!!!".

It means that a Democrat will hold the at-large House seat for the next two years, after Young and the GOP had controlled it for nearly five decades. »

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Have Biggest Nintendo Launch Ever

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Pokémon has always been a big seller, but the first sales figures for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are absolutely bonkers.

This is the biggest Nintendo game debut in history for any Nintendo platform, and could potentially be the biggest launch of any first party title from any gaming platform.

Despite poor technological performance, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet change up the Pokémon formula like no Pokémon game has before. »

Viral friends Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton are getting together for Thanksgiving for the 7th year in a row. They hang out other times, too — like when she got a tattoo

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For the seventh year in a row, Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton are getting together for Thanksgiving.

It all started in 2016, when Dench and Hinton first connected – by accident – via text.

Dench thought she was texting her grandson about Thanksgiving plans, but accidentally sent the text to Hinton, a complete stranger. »