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Monday August 21st, 2023 morning edition

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In response to a question on the possibility of territorial concessions for the sake of Ukraine’s membership in NATO, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine was ready to exchange it for the Russian city of Belgorod.

Source: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, at a joint press conference with Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark.

Quote: "We are ready to exchange Belgorod for our membership in NATO.".

Details: That is how Zelenskyy commented on proposals to exchange the territory of Ukraine for peace and NATO membership.

According to Zelenskyy, it is difficult to criticise the Ukrainian counteroffensive when the country’s forces do not have appropriate weapons.

On 15 August, Stian Jenssen, head of the NATO Secretary-General's Office, suggested that Ukraine could potentially join the Alliance in exchange for its territory.

Subsequently, Jenssen referred to his proposals to discuss Ukraine's membership of the North Atlantic Alliance in exchange for territorial concessions to Russia as a "mistake". »

Trump Voters Trust Ex-President More Than Their Family and Friends: Poll

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Trump's supporters say they hold him as a source of true information over their family, friends, and religious leaders, according to a new CBS News/YouGov poll out on Sunday.

In the CBS News/YouGov survey, Trump voters were asked to pick who they feel tells them the truth.

The poll also indicated that Trump voters cite the former president's ongoing legal troubles as yet one more reason to show him support. »

Jerusalem doctors carry out revolutionary AR robotic spinal surgery

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The patient became the first in the world to undergo a procedure using augmented reality (AR) to repair an unstable spinal fracture.

Using software, apps, and hardware such as special glasses, AR overlays digital content onto real-life environments and objects.

The experience of performing surgery equipped with an AR headset felt like being a combat pilot,” he recalled. »

China urges Brics to become geopolitical rival to G7

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