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France: Launched nuclear program of nuclear submarines

(STL.News) France has launched a nuclear program to build a new generation of nuclear submarines for the country.  French defense minister Florence Parly announced on Friday the launch of the program to design the 3rd generation nuclear power ballistic missile submarines to boost the countries military Provence. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News Continue reading France: Launched nuclear program of nuclear submarines at STL.News....

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Wolf Point: Christopher George admits sexually abusing minor

Wolf Point man, Christopher George Follette admits sexually abusing minor GREAT FALLS (STL.News) A Wolf Point man admitted charges that he sexually abused a minor on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said. Christopher George Follette, 33, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor as charged in an indictment.  Follette faces a maximum 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Chief Judge Morris set sentencing for May 27 and ordered Follette detained. The prosecution said in court documents that in 2019 and 2020, Follette sexually abused a minor, identified as Jane Doe, who was between the ages of 12 and 16, on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared C

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President Joe Biden delivers a powerful speech – America is Back

(STL.News) US President Joe Biden made his first major international address on foreign policy at the Munich Security Conference.  Biden said that traditional US allies should once again have confidence in Washington’s leadership. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News Continue reading President Joe Biden delivers a powerful speech – America is Back at STL.News....

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $2.9 Billion Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $2.9 Billion Contract To Execute USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Refueling and Complex Overhaul. NEWPORT NEWS, VA (STL.News) Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced Friday that its Newport News Shipbuilding division had been awarded a $2.9 billion contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). “We are pleased to be awarded the contract to execute this extensive construction and engineering project,” said Todd West, Newport News’ vice president, in-service aircraft carrier programs.  “Our teams have spent three years preparing and planning for each step of the process along the way, and we look forward to continuing our work with our suppliers and Navy partners in anti

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Algeria: president offers protesters with pardons, calls early polls

(STL.News) #Algerian? President Abdelmadjid #Tebboune? declared #pardons? for jailed anti-government #activists? and called early #elections? Thursday, as the #crisis?-hit country grapples with renewed protests on the second anniversary of a popular #uprising?. Wikipedia – Algeria ? YouTube video provided courtesy of France 24 Continue reading Algeria: president offers protesters with pardons, calls early polls at STL.News....

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Iran: calls for US to lift sanctions imposed by Trump Administration

(STL.News) #Iran? on Friday renewed its call for the #US? to lift all #sanctions? imposed by former president Donald #Trump?, after an offer for talks from new President Joe #Biden?’s administration. Wikipedia page – Iran/US relations ? YouTube video provided courtesy of France 24 Continue reading Iran: calls for US to lift sanctions imposed by Trump Administration at STL.News....

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Missouri Auto Accident: Resulting in death of Roger M Flerlage

(STL.News) The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a traffic accident.  We regret to report this accident/news but wish that everybody involved and their families the best. Missouri Auto Accident Report: resulting in the death of Roger M Flerlage (44) from Old Monroe, Missouri, and serious injuries to Steven E. Fryer (40) from Winfield, Missouri Date: February 18, 2021 Time: 7:22 am Number of Vehicles: 2 (Two) Driver Name (1): Roger M. Flerlage (44) from Old Monroe, Missouri Driver Name (2): Steven E. Fryer (40) from Winfield, Missouri Injury Driver (1): FATAL for Flerlage Injury Driver (2): Serious Vehicle Description (1): 1998 Mazda Protege Vehicle Description (2): 2010 Mazda 3 Incident ID Number: 210076807 County: Lincoln County Location: HWY 79 south of HWY C Driver Insurance (1): Shelter...

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How to Speed Up Lending in Banks & Financial Organization

(STL.News) Why should banks accelerate lending?  There’s an outdated opinion that clients will be waiting for credit approval as long as it takes since they need money.  In the decade of digital transformations, lenders and credit unions following the same point will go bankrupt. The latest insights show that customers are no longer ready to wait for loan approvals for up to 7 days.  Understanding the power of online services, they’d rather switch to another company ready to issue a loan in fewer days or even minutes.  Efficient application processing and fast loan granting are the keys to increase the customer base and win out more loyal clients.  The ability to control the whole lending process from customer onboarding to debt collection manually is a must for lenders who strive to gener...

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Secretary Blinken, Ministers of France, Germany, UK’s Joint Statement

Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom Washington, DC (STL.News) The following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab following today’s ministerial meeting: The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom and the U.S. Secretary of State held a virtual meeting, for the second time in this format since Secretary Blinken took office, to discuss Iran and other pressing issues.  They reaffirmed the centrality of the transatlantic partnership in dealing with the security, climate, economic, health and other challenges the w

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US State Department: Political Developments in Georgia

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: The United States is deeply concerned by recent political developments in Georgia.  We call on all parties to exercise restraint and avoid any actions or rhetoric that could escalate tensions or result in violence.  We urge the Georgian government to act in line with its Euro-Atlantic aspirations and to reinforce its commitment to the principles of democracy, individual liberty, and rule of law by ensuring that its judicial and prosecutorial system is free of political bias. The United States supports a democratic, secure, and prosperous Georgia.  We will continue to work with Georgia, our strategic partner, to promote the rule of law and accountable institutions. Continue reading US State Department: Politic

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US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Meeting on North Korea-Related Challenges

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Biden Administration is committed to strengthening U.S. alliance relationships, particularly with our key Northeast Asian allies Japan and the Republic of Korea.  As part of this effort, and against the backdrop of the Biden Administration’s ongoing North Korea policy review, representatives from the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) held the first trilateral meeting of the Biden Administration to exchange views on shared North Korea-related challenges.  Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Sung Kim met via videoconference with the Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk and Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director

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US State Department: Visa Restrictions on 43 Belarusians

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The United States remains alarmed by the Lukashenka regime’s continuing violent crackdown on peaceful protesters, pro-democracy activists, and journalists.  The February 16 raids on human rights organization Vyasna, the Belarusian Association of Journalists, and independent trade union workers, as well as the February 18 sentencing of journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova are particularly troublesome. Today, the U.S. Department of State took action pursuant to Presidential Proclamation (PP) 8015 to impose visa restrictions on 43 Belarusian individuals responsible for undermining Belarusian democracy, making them generally ineligible for entry into the United States. These individ

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The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement.  Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented framework for global action.  We know because we helped design it and make it a reality.  Its purpose is both simple and expansive: to help us all avoid catastrophic planetary warming and to build resilience around the world to the impacts from climate change we already see. Now, as momentous as our joining the Agreement was in 2016 — and as momentous as our rejoining is today — what we do in the coming weeks, months, and years i

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US State Department: Migrant Protection Protocols Program

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Administration’s policy is to protect our national and border security, address the humanitarian challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border, and ensure public health and safety.  The Departments of State and Homeland Security are coordinating closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Mexican government and international organization partners to implement the draw down of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP, also known as “Remain in Mexico”) program with an emphasis on full compliance with federal, state, and local health orders. Through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, the United States is funding international organization partners with experience conducting medical screening for mig

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