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The Great Barrier Reef should be listed as a World Heritage Site “in danger”, a U.N. committee recommended. Australia said it strongly opposed this and would appealsubmitted by /u/tonytharakan [link] [comments]
6 hRevealed: Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in UK every year | ITV Newssubmitted by /u/moody_kidd [link] [comments]
15 hShip That Sunk Carrying 25 Tons of Chemicals Caused 'Significant Damage' to Planetsubmitted by /u/Twoweekswithpay [link] [comments]
15 hPresident Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19submitted by /u/tonytharakan [link] [comments]
13 h‘Latin America will never be the same’: Venezuela exodus reaches record levelssubmitted by /u/Jack_Mundwode [link] [comments]
8 hKeeping elephants in UK zoos or safari parks to be bannedsubmitted by /u/expeditedcube [link] [comments]
16 hGreat Barrier Reef should be listed as 'in danger', Unesco sayssubmitted by /u/BoGaN223 [link] [comments]
6 hFifth presidential candidate detained in Nicaragua; 15 opposition leaders now detained in totalsubmitted by /u/CrassostreaVirginica [link] [comments]
13 hPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan blames women's clothes for rising rapes in the countrysubmitted by /u/hootanahalf [link] [comments]
20 h“Black fungus” surges in India — thousands blinded, maimed, deadsubmitted by /u/swingadmin [link] [comments]
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Covid: Vaccines running out in poorer nations, WHO saysThere are chronic shortages in some nations where Covid infections are surging, a key official says.
10 hUnesco: Great Barrier Reef should be listed as in dangerThe Australian government says it is "stunned" by the UN body's recommendation and will oppose it.
1 hCambodia charges environment activists with insulting the kingAccused of insulting the king, the environment activists face up to 10 years in prison.
3 hNicaragua political arrests lead Argentina and Mexico to recall envoysArgentina and Mexico recall ambassadors for talks after a fifth presidential hopeful is detained.
11 hChina tells banks to stop supporting cryptocurrencyThe latest crackdown on cryptocurrency comes days after China stopped Bitcoin mining in Sichuan province.
3 hNFL: Carl Nassib becomes first active player to come out as gayLas Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib becomes the first active NFL player to come out as gay.
2 hCovid vaccine: Why are Australians cancelling AstraZeneca jabs?More people are shunning the world's most widely used Covid vaccine over its perceived risk.
3 hIran nuclear deal: President-elect Raisi issues warning over talksEbrahim Raisi promises he will not allow negotiations on reviving a 2015 deal to be dragged out.
17 hValerie Bacot: French woman goes on trial for murder of abuserA petition is calling for Valerie Bacot's release, despite her admitting the killing in 2016.
19 hPrincess Latifa: Photo appears to show Dubai ruler's daughter in SpainAn Instagram image allegedly shows the daughter of the ruler of Dubai on "holiday" in Spain.
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Your Tuesday BriefingEastern Europe’s troubled populist leaders.
4 hColombia Covid Deaths Surpass 100,000Colombia’s surge has been steadily worsening since spring and less than 10 percent of its population is fully vaccinated.
4 hBelarus Faces New Joint Sanctions From Western CountriesThe European Union, United States, Britain and Canada joined on Monday to expand sanctions on Belarus, in response to the forced landing of a flight and detention of an opposition journalist by Belarus last month.
11 hCanada to Ease Quarantine-Hotel Rule for Vaccinated Citizens Who Fly InRequiring arriving travelers to stay at a government-approved hotel, often at a high cost, has been criticized as unduly burdensome.
11 hGlowing Bacteria May One Day Protect People From LandminesResearchers in Israel have recently detailed progress in developing sensors that light up in the presence of a chemical linked to land mines and other deadly explosives.
14 hThe Future of New York CityWe have a primer for tomorrow’s mayoral primaries.
21 hTokyo Olympics Will Allow Domestic SpectatorsThe decision indicates a growing certainty that the Games will go ahead, despite months of concern that they could become a superspreader event.
23 hYour Monday BriefingRegional elections in France.
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A British Newspaper Deleted A Critical Column About Kate MiddletonA Telegraph source denied to BuzzFeed News that the piece had been pulled as a result of pressure from the Palace, but the newspaper declined to comment on the record.
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13 hThe Delta Variant Could Create “Two Americas” Of COVID, Experts WarnIf you are fully vaccinated, you are most likely to be safe. But in parts of the US where few people have gotten COVID vaccine shots, the Delta variant could trigger renewed deadly surges.
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5 hThe Biden–Putin Summit Ended Without Major Breakthroughs — And The Russian Leader Relishing The Spotlight“Putin got exactly what he wanted,” said one Russian journalist.
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5 jThe Nigerian Government Banned Its Citizens From Using Twitter, And The Consequences Are SteepThe ban has been applauded by Donald Trump while young Nigerians are being forced to find ways around the rule at great personal risk.
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4 jTrump's State Department Officials Fought Over Whether The Coronavirus Was A Chinese BioweaponThe department’s former senior official on nonproliferation says he intervened to prevent the US government from “embarrassing and discrediting” itself with claims that lacked strong scientific evidence.
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5 jJoe Biden Had His First Meeting With Queen Elizabeth As PresidentThe Queen has met with every US president since Dwight Eisenhower, save Lyndon Johnson.
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9 jBuzzFeed News Has Won Its First Pulitzer PrizeBuzzFeed News won for its innovative series exposing China’s mass detention of Muslims and was named a finalist for its colossal FinCEN Files investigation into the global banking industry.
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4 jPride Was A Riot — And LGBTQ Demonstrators Around The World Are Still Fighting For EqualityRights for the LGBTQ community in the United States have come a long way — but that isn't the case everywhere in the world.
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8 jApple Did Business With A Wind Energy Company That Has Close Ties To XinjiangThe company, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, once sought “labor exports” in the region. Forced labor is a major part of China’s campaign against Muslims in Xinjiang.
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13 jDebt Didn’t Disappear During The Pandemic. Meet A Man Whose Job Was To Collect It.An American debt collection agency paid agents in Tijuana $150 a week to collect from delinquent borrowers in the US. We spoke to a person who did that job during the pandemic.
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‘In danger’: UNESCO flags risk to Australia’s Great Barrier ReefFury in Canberra as UNESCO says world's biggest reef at risk because of climate change.
19 mWhy are so many teen girls in the US attempting suicide?We discuss a new CDC report raising alarm bells among parents and mental health experts.
1 hIn Tibet, historical sites are at risk because of a tourism boomOfficials say balancing tourist demand with the need to minimise wear and tear is a constant challenge.
1 hDating apps find users want friends, not sex, in post-COVID worldApps like Tinder and Bumble are launching or acquiring new services focused entirely on making and maintaining friends.
1 hMexico extends deadline to repeat disputed GM contract voteAuthorities warned the plant's collective contract would be terminated if the extended deadline is missed.
2 h‘Vaccine or jail?’: Duterte warns as COVID’s Delta variant surgesPhilippine president also threatens to use 'shots for pigs' on Filipinos who refuse to get inoculated against COVID.
3 hUS SEC probing clients of SolarWinds over cyber-breach: ReportSEC is concerned some listed firms may not have disclosed the cyber-hacks in December, in breach of law, Reuters said.
3 hHong Kong leader defends crackdown on Apple DailyCarrie Lam slams criticism of moves against Apple Daily as attempt to 'beautify' acts that endanger national security.
3 hCourt rejects call to return Keiko Fujimori to jail for graftProsecutors are seeking a 30-year jail term for Fujimori over claims of corrupt funding in previous election campaigns.
5 hCOVID-wary Japan gingerly approaches Olympics starting lineJapanese public fears influx of 93,000 Olympic visitors could worsen the country's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
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German defense group unveils new autonomous platform
German weapons maker Rheinmetall unveiled its new autonomous platform, called the Mission Master XT. The new platform is the latest member of the Rheinmetall Mission Master family of Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGVs). Named for its ability to tackle extreme terrain, the Mission Master XT is a robust platform that carries heavy payloads and thrives in even the […]The post German defense group unveils new autonomous platform first appeared on Defence Blog.
3 jLockheed Martin offers Ukraine F-16 fighter jet
Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, has offered Ukraine a new F-16 Block 70/72 multirole combat aircraft as it looks to modernize its air force. Ukraine wanted to buy new or used fighter jets to replace the fleet of aging Soviet-made aircraft. Ukrainian Air Force currently has a fleet of Soviet-designed Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker […]The post Lockheed Martin offers Ukraine F-16 fighter jet first appeared on Defence Blog.
5 jUkraine to receive first French-made fast patrol boat by end of year
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine expects to receive the first FPB 98 MKI fast patrol boat by the end of 2021. The FPB 98 MKI is a 32-m multirole fast patrol boat developed by the France-based OCEA company. It is designed for maritime safety, law enforcement, smuggling and illegal immigration control, blue economy […]The post Ukraine to receive first French-made fast patrol boat by end of year first appeared on Defence Blog.
5 jU.S. Army fields new counter-drone systems
The U.S. Army has begun fielding new counter-small unmanned aircraft systems to defend against cruise missile and drones threats. Just this week, Army reported that to prepare for unmanned aircraft system threats they may see on the battlefield, Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division participated in the Army’s first Counter-Small UAS home-station training session at […]The post U.S. Army fields new counter-drone systems first appeared on Defence Blog.
5 jU.S. Air Force develops bio-inspired micro drones
The U.S. Air Force has confirmed it is developing a new class of bio-inspired micro air vehicles. Inspired by the biological attributes of birds and insects, researchers are developing mini-robotic aircraft, which Air Force Research Laboratory engineers believe may be utilized for surveillance, aerial operations, and battlefield awareness after successful development. The details were given in […]The post U.S. Air Force develops bio-inspired micro drones first appeared on Defence Blog.
5 jLUCH to develop SD-300 mid-range air defense system for Ukrainian Army
The Kyiv-based state design bureau LUCH has taken the opportunity at the Arms and Security exhibition being held in Kyiv from 15 to 18 June to unveil the concept of a new mid-range air defense system, called the SD-300. The SD-300 surface-to-air missile system is designed to intercept various threats such as air-to-ground missiles, helicopters, […]The post LUCH to develop SD-300 mid-range air defense system for Ukrainian Army first appeared on Defence Blog.
6 jSlovenia unveils its JLTVs equipped with M153 weapon system
Just last week, the Slovenian Armed Forces have demonstrated its recently received Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) equipped with the Kongsberg-developed Protector M153 Remote Weapon Station (RWS), procured through the US Government Foreign Military Sales. The Slovenian Minister of Defense Mr. Matej Tonin presented the JLTVs with M153 RWS which received the local designation as […]The post Slovenia unveils its JLTVs equipped with M153 weapon system first appeared on Defence Blog.
6 jMD Helicopters pick up Army contracts to support Afghan light attack helicopters
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces two independent contract awards worth $43.9 million from Army Contracting Command-Redstone supporting the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters. The first contract, a six-month extension worth $14.5 million, continues MDHI’s longstanding efforts to provide program management, and contractor logistics support (CLS) services, material, and remote operations […]The post MD Helicopters pick up Army contracts to support Afghan light attack helicopters first appeared on Defence Blog.
6 jU.S. Navy tests drones capable to detect mines in shallow water
U.S. Navy has conducted a series of tests of new Unmanned Aircraft Systems designed to detect mines and build up a detailed picture of what’s in shallow water. According to a recent Navy news release, Members of the Office of Naval Research held the test of new drone systems equipped with sensors developed to detect […]The post U.S. Navy tests drones capable to detect mines in shallow water first appeared on Defence Blog.
6 jU.S. Air Force B-52H bombers complete mission over Black Sea
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs reported on Thursday that two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, completed a mission with the Hellenic air force over the Aegean Sea and the Turkish air force in the international airspace over the […]The post U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers complete mission over Black Sea first appeared on Defence Blog.
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Governing Movement in Displacement: The Case of North JordanMigrants hold a capacity to enact sites and situations through their very presence and relationship to structured governance.
1 jReview – Singapore Is Not An IslandVeteran diplomat Bilahari Kausikan explores the foreign policy dynamics of the island city-state of Singapore, including how it creates and maintains relevance in the region and beyond.
4 jInterview – Frances CruzFrances Cruz talks about decolonial approaches to IR, as well as the limits of Western-centric framings of the Philippines and Southeast Asia more broadly.
4 jThe SolarWinds Attack and Its LessonsThe increase in sophisticated cyber-attacks like SolarWinds requires a change in the traditional security paradigm by increasing the priority of cyber-security.
4 jA Decolonial Feminist Analysis of Narratives from Nicaragua and El SalvadorThe infra-political and political resistances articulated by migrant women and caregiver grandmothers contribute to the reconfiguration of their identities.
4 jDeciphering the Belt and Road InitiativeChina-BRI related topics have become some of the most debated academic issues. However, only a few essays and scholarly articles have focused on the BRI narrative in the Chinese media.
5 jOpinion – A New Atlantic Charter for a New Age of CompetitionThe Atlantic may no longer be a point of conflict, but its historical ideals are long-lasting and capable of forging the alliances required to prevent the next global conflict.
6 jInterview – Mohammad Tarikul IslamTarik Islam discusses participatory rural development, the importance of citizen participation, localizing the SDGs in Bangladesh and the need for non-traditional methodologies.
6 jBeyond the Humanitarian Rhetoric of Migrant Information CampaignsBy framing migration negatively, migrant information campaigns aim to change migrants’ perceptions to deter them from leaving in the first place.
7 jOpinion — Who Is in Charge of Decolonizing Africa?Africa cannot possibly thrive if it upholds an identity and standards that were precisely created to eliminate African culture and assimilate African peoples into foreign ideals.
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The Importance of Being Listed: Why Politics Threaten the Protection of Children in Armed Conflict
WASHINGTON DC, Jun 22 (IPS) - Frontline workers who document and respond to violations against children have faced a particularly challenging last year, from the impact of Covid-19 on operations and child protection to the record levels of displacement worldwide to the ever-worsening threats from militaries and non-state armed groups.
Read the full story, “The Importance of Being Listed: Why Politics Threaten the Protection of Children in Armed Conflict”, on globalissues.org →
22 Jun 2021 at 3:40pmThree Million in Three Years: Jamaicas Tree-Planting to Tackle Climate Change
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 22 (IPS) - By the time he is finished, Dr. Satyanarayana Parvataneni expects he will be responsible for planting over 200,000 tree seedlings in Jamaica. It is an effort driven by a desire to preserve the planet for the next generation, as well as the one of the largest contributions to date to a national effort to plant three million trees in three years.
Read the full story, “Three Million in Three Years: Jamaicas Tree-Planting to Tackle Climate Change”, on globalissues.org →
22 Jun 2021 at 2:06pmBoldly Finance Recovery to Build Forward Better
SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (IPS) - COVID-19 has become a “developing country pandemic”, retreating from the North’s mass vaccination. With developing countries heavily handicapped, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns of a “dangerous divergence”.
Read the full story, “Boldly Finance Recovery to Build Forward Better”, on globalissues.org →
22 Jun 2021 at 1:31pmSowing Water: A Cuban Farm's Bid for Sustainability
HAVANA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Cuban farmer José Antonio Casimiro found in the ageold technique of sowing water an opportunity to meet his farm's water needs and mitigate the increasingly visible effects of climate change.
Read the full story, “Sowing Water: A Cuban Farm's Bid for Sustainability”, on globalissues.org →
3 hCanada Must Acknowledge its Problematic Bill 21
NEW DELHI, India, Jun 21 (IPS) - The June 5th attack on the Muslim family in London, Ontaria, has left many in Canada in a state of shock. A driver intentionally struck the Afzaal family while they were out for a stroll, killing four, because of their Islamic faith. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the killing, “a terrorist attack and a brazen act of violence.”
Read the full story, “Canada Must Acknowledge its Problematic Bill 21”, on globalissues.org →
7 hSlow progress, stubborn cycles of violence, as South Sudan turns 10
South Sudan, the UN’s youngest Member State, is marking its tenth anniversary of independence amid languishing political progress and a range of humanitarian challenges, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told Security Council members on Monday.
Read the full story, “Slow progress, stubborn cycles of violence, as South Sudan turns 10”, on globalissues.org →
11 hCOVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a ‘great step forward’
The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a South African consortium in establishing the first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, the UN agency announced on Monday.
Read the full story, “COVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a ‘great step forward’”, on globalissues.org →
12 h‘His words set a standard and will long endure’: UN mourns passing of Edward Mortimer
Friends and former colleagues have been mourning the passing over the weekend of Edward Mortimer, the Chief Speechwriter for former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.
Read the full story, “‘His words set a standard and will long endure’: UN mourns passing of Edward Mortimer”, on globalissues.org →
12 hHuman Rights Council urged to support UN chief’s call for a ‘new social contract’ after COVID-19
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world’s most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.
Read the full story, “Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief’s call for a ‘new social contract’ after COVID-19”, on globalissues.org →
15 hPandemic ‘rolled back’ sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD
Financial assistance to the world’s 83 weakest economies fell by 15 per cent in 2020, to $35 billion as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Monday.
Read the full story, “Pandemic ‘rolled back’ sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD”, on globalissues.org →
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Palm Jumeirah, Dubai's iconic man-made islands, turns 20From a vantage point more than 50 stories high, Ali Mansour looks down on the islands he helped build nearly two decades ago. "It was a great challenge," he says. "A (once-in-a) lifetime experience."
7 hFifth presidential candidate detained in NicaraguaNicaragua's National Police have detained a fifth presidential candidate, bringing the total number of opposition leaders so far detained to 15 ahead of the November general election.
13 hSt. Croix refinery that rained oil on neighborhoods is shutting down indefinitelyThe Limetree Bay oil refinery in St. Croix said it would close indefinitely, citing "severe financial constraints" a month after the Environmental Protection Agency ordered an emergency shutdown of the plant, calling it an "imminent and substantial endangerment" to public health on the island.
5 hEmirati rights activist Alaa Al-Siddiq dies in UK car accidentProminent Emirati rights activist, Alaa Al-Siddiq, 33, died in a car accident near London on Saturday.
12 hSee family's emotional reunion as daughter leaves hospital after Covid-19 battleChildren in Brazil have been dying from Covid-19 at higher rates than nearly anywhere else in the world. Doctors and researchers say the country's higher child death rate stems from several issues but the main culprit is social inequality. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
20 hHow Russian threats turned its tiny neighbor into the go-to expert on cyber defenseWhen people like the German Chancellor Angela Merkel or the King of Belgium want to learn more about cybersecurity, they go to Estonia.
4 jAttacked, rejected and harassed: Asians around the world speak out on workplace discriminationTesla is following in the steps of an unlikely rival: SubaruTesla has long led the auto industry — sometimes controversially — with its driver-assist system Autopilot. Now, it finds itself suddenly following the lead of an unlikely rival: Subaru.
3 jOat milk is everywhere. Here's whyIt's been a big year for America's oat milk fans — and the companies serving them.
3 jThere are more Realtors than homes for sale in the US. Follow one trying to close his first dealMore than 130,000 people have become Realtors since the beginning of the pandemic. Follow one new agent as he tries to make his first sale in one of the most competitive housing markets in the country.
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Kim’s sister: US has ‘wrong’ views on talks with North KoreaKim Yo Jong, a member of the country’s ruling family who has become one of the most prominent faces in its pressure campaign against the US and South Korea, said she was referring to comments made by a US national security adviser who saw “an “interesting signal,” from a major ruling party meeting last week.
22 Jun 2021 at 1:02pmAustralia struggles to quash persistent virus outbreaks
22 Jun 2021 at 12:32pmPakistan to receive 13 million doses of Pfizer vaccineThe country faced initial vaccination hesitancy and a shortage of vaccine supply but it started a mass vaccination campaign late last month that is now open to all adults. It has relied heavily on ally China for vaccine supplies.
22 Jun 2021 at 12:23pmHong Kong leader says press must not 'subvert' govt
22 Jun 2021 at 11:37amUN verifies 26,425 violations against children in armed conflict in 2020
22 Jun 2021 at 10:13amKim's sister slams US, dismisses chance for talks to resumeKim Yo Jong made the comments Tuesday after U.S. National Security adviser Jake Sullivan described as ``interesting signals'' Kim Jong Un's recent statement that North Korea will be ready for both dialogue and confrontation, but more for confrontation.
52 mBolsonaro lashes out at Brazilian pressThe journalist from TV Vanguarda, a station from the Globo network, had just reminded the far-right former army officer that he had been fined in several states for refusing to wear a mask in meetings with his supporters.
58 mMouse plague forces Australian prison evacuationScores of mice have gnawed through ceiling panels and wiring at a New South Wales prison, prompting authorities to scale back operations for repairs.
1 hChinese monk who saved 8,000 strays is dog's best friendHis bald head glistening with sweat, Zhi Xiang peers into the eyes of a stray dog whose coat has become matted in heavy rain and says soothingly: "Let me cut your hair, cutie."
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Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise before crucial Senate vote
Former president calls Democrats’ proposal a ‘product of compromise’ and says the future of the country is at stake
Barack Obama has backed conservative West Virginia Democratic senator Joe Manchin’s voting rights proposal, calling it a “product of compromise” as the landmark legislation struggles towards a crucial vote in the US Senate on Tuesday.
The former US president weighed in, as did his wife and former first lady, Michelle Obama, decrying Republican efforts in many statehouses across the country to bring in new laws that restrict voting, and urging Congress to pass federal legislation “before it’s too late”.Continue reading...
9 hHong Kong leader refuses to say how media can avoid arrest in wake of Apple Daily raids
Carrie Lam denies arrest of senior editorial figures at pro-democracy paper and seizure of its assets was an attack on press freedom
Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has refused to clarify how journalists can avoid breaking the vaguely defined national security law following the raid and prosecution of journalists at a pro-democracy newspaper.
At a regular press conference on Tuesday the city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, defended the arrest of senior Apple Daily executives under the national security law (NSL) – two of whom have been charged with conspiracy to commit collusion with a foreign country – as well as the raid of its newsroom and freezing of assets.Continue reading...
2 h‘What if someone buried my son?’ Anguish of search for Armenia’s war dead
Overwhelmed labs struggle to process DNA tests after Nagorno-Karabakh war leaves 5,000 dead
Eight months after the end of the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh that left more than 5,000 people dead, many soldiers are still missing. In Armenia, families are desperately looking for news about their loved ones. There is a growing lack of trust around DNA tests and a lack of information, leading to mounting pressure on the government.
Larissa Dureyan has been looking for her 20-year-old son Mxitar since October. He began his mandatory military service in July 2019 and was serving in Fizuli when war broke out in September last year.Continue reading...
4 hRaiders’ Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay
Defensive end makes announcement in Instagram video: ‘I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest’
Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday.
“I’m at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania,” said Nassib, a defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders. “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, I’ve got the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.Continue reading...
8 hSpanish government set to pardon nine Catalan independence leaders
Prime minister says controversial decision opposed by many Spaniards will ‘open path to reconciliation’
Spain’s socialist-led government will on Tuesday approve the deeply controversial pardons of the nine Catalan independence leaders who were jailed over their roles in the illegal, failed attempt to secede from the rest of the country in October 2017.
The prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has acknowledged that the decision will anger many Spaniards, but insists the act of clemency is the best way to bring the country back together and to help find a political solution to the enduring territorial crisis.Continue reading...
4 hChina’s ambassador to the US to leave after eight years
Longest-serving envoy Cui Tiankai says relations between the countries ‘at a crossroads’
China’s ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, has announced he will leave Washington after eight years, saying US-China relations are at a “crossroads” as the US recalibrates its engagement policies.
Cui, whose departure has been the subject of speculation for months, wrote a farewell statement calling on Chinese people in the US to defend their right to be there, and to “shoulder a great responsibility and mission” in furthering the bilateral relationship.Continue reading...
1 hEngland’s Mount and Chilwell isolating after Scotland’s Gilmour tests positive
- Scotland’s Gilmour, also of Chelsea, tests positive for Covid
- Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire set to face Czech Republic
Gareth Southgate’s plans for England’s final Euro 2020 group phase tie against the Czech Republic at Wembley on Tuesday night were thrown into turmoil after two of his expected starters – Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount – were forced to self-isolate.
The Football Association took the measure as a precaution after the pair were deemed to have been in close contact with the Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who returned a positive Covid test on Monday morning. The contact is believed to have taken place in the Wembley tunnel after last Friday’s 0-0 draw. All three play their club football at Chelsea.Continue reading...
10 hUN warns of worst ‘cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes’
Rights chief calls for concerted global action, citing recent violations in China, Russia and Ethiopia
The UN rights chief has called for concerted action to recover from the worst global deterioration of rights she had seen, highlighting the situation in China, Russia and Ethiopia among others.
“To recover from the most wide-reaching and severe cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes, we need a life-changing vision, and concerted action,” Michelle Bachelet told the opening of the UN Human Rights Council’s 47th session.Continue reading...
9 hGreat Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, Unesco recommends
Australian government ‘stunned’ by recommendation and will strongly oppose draft decision, environment minister Sussan Ley says
The Great Barrier Reef should be placed on to a list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, according to a recommendation from UN officials that urges Australia to take “accelerated action at all possible levels” on climate change.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization says the world’s biggest coral reef system should be placed on the list at the world heritage committee meeting next month.Continue reading...
4 h‘I am appalled’: Billie Eilish apologises for mouthing apparent racist slur in resurfaced five-year-old clip
Singer says she was unaware of the meaning of the offensive word at the time, did not mean to cause offence, and the prospect of causing people hurt ‘absolutely breaks my heart’
Billie Eilish has apologised after a video surfaced appearing to show her mouthing a racist slur.
The Grammy-winning pop star, 19, shared a lengthy statement to Instagram Stories, writing that she was “appalled and embarrassed” by the clip.Continue reading...
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China's renewed crypto crackdown wipes nearly $300 billion off the market as bitcoin slidesSince Friday, China has stepped up its efforts to rein in the country's cryptocurrency industry from mining bans to warnings to financial institutions.
2 hCovid boosters in the fall? As calls grow for third shots, here's what you need to knowCoronavirus vaccine booster shots will likely be needed in the fall, according to experts. Here's what we know so far.
2 hLouis Vuitton-owner LVMH believes the future of retail will be mostly in storeFrench luxury goods giant LVMH has no doubt about how the future of retail will look like.
2 mHere's why the market may be wrong about the Federal Reserve and interest ratesMonday's aggressive rally came despite the fears of one firm that investors still aren't appreciating how quickly the Fed could raise rates.
8 hU.S. chip foundry announces new manufacturing plant in SingaporeA global semiconductor shortage is causing havoc, delaying car production and affecting operations at large consumer electronics manufacturers.
1 hSome destinations are shutting out unvaccinated travelers. Here are a fewTravel options for the unimmunized are starting to dwindle as nations prioritize safety and simplified entrance requirements over open-door policies for all.
2 hU.S. stock futures muted after the market's sharp rally on MondayMajor averages are coming off a sharp rebound as investors weigh the economic reopening and Federal Reserve policy.
1 hWHO says delta is the fastest and fittest Covid variant and will 'pick off' most vulnerableDelta has the potential "to be more lethal because it's more efficient in the way it transmits between humans," the WHO's Dr. Mike Ryan said.
9 hThis little-known payments start-up is now Europe's third-biggest fintechDutch payments firm Mollie said it raised $800 million in a mega financing round valuing the company at $6.5 billion.
1 hGoogle closes its dedicated London start-up spaceGoogle has decided "not to reopen" Campus in East London after it was forced to close by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Philippines President Duterte threatens to jail those refusing Covid shots and ‘inject vaccine in their butts’Angered by the country’s low vaccination rate, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he may jail people who refuse to get the shot against coronavirus. Read Full Article at RT.com
52 mEvery third Canadian sees their country as racist, but views differ sharply by gender, age and political party – pollSome 34% of Canadians believe they live in a "racist country," claims a new poll. However, those views are more pronounced in some demographics than others. Read Full Article at RT.com
7 hJustin Bieber goes viral on Instagram after ‘dropping in’ on French President Macron at Elysee PalaceMillions of Justin Bieber’s Instagram fans liked a photo in which the Canadian-born crooner and his model wife posed with the president and first lady of France after stopping by the Elysee Palace during their visit to Paris. Read Full Article at RT.com
7 hBrazilian court clears ex-President Lula of corruption charges in another legal winBrazil’s former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, scored a fresh legal victory on Monday after a federal court acquitted him of passive corruption charges relating to alleged political favors, citing lack of evidence. Read Full Article at RT.com
10 hIsrael's defense ministry claims success in downing drones using plane-mounted laser (VIDEO)The Israeli ministry of defense has said that a powerful plane-mounted laser it developed was able to shoot down several drones during tests over the Mediterranean Sea, in a first for the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
12 hWHO epidemiologist warns future ‘constellation of mutations’ could challenge Covid vaccine effectivenessEven with more people getting inoculated against Covid-19, a WHO epidemiologist has warned that new vaccines and continued “measures” will be needed to tackle any future “constellation of mutations”. Read Full Article at RT.com
14 hBacklash as Swedish National Museum slaps racism and sexism warnings on CLASSIC ARTThe Swedish National Museum is under fire for attaching “warning labels” to classic pieces of art, tipping viewers off about the dangerous “nationalism,” racism, and “patriarchal gender roles” apparently hidden on canvas. Read Full Article at RT.com
15 hEU’s top privacy watchdogs urge blanket ban on use of recognition tech in public spacesTwo European privacy watchdogs have joined forces to call for a blanket ban on the use of biometric recognition in public spaces, outlawing such tech as AI-based facial, DNA, fingerprint and other recognition systems. Read Full Article at RT.com
16 hAntibody drug from GSK-Vir substantially reduces hospitalization & deaths among Covid-19 patients, trial findsThe late-stage trials of a monoclonal antibody drug, sotrovimab, have found that it can drastically cut hospitalizations and deaths among high-risk Covid-19 patients when administered early on in the illness, its developers said. Read Full Article at RT.com
17 hIsraeli study earmarks economically imperiled Brazil as best source of educated young Jewish immigrantsShould Israel be seeking to bolster its Jewish talent, it should focus its attention on Brazil, a new study suggests, where economic hardship and security issues are propelling young Jews to emigrate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Wrong Expectations': Kim Jong-un's Sister Rejects Prospects for Resumption of Talks With USRelations between Pyongyang and Washington, a close ally of South Korea, have been tense for decades. Joe Biden's predecessor Donald Trump managed to hold three meetings with Kim Jong-un in what has been seen as a major breakthrough in bilateral ties. However, the talks broke down in 2019 after the US refused to lift economic sanctions on the DPRK.
4 mThis Must Stop Now: Schools Teaching 'White Privelege' Idea Harms Poor Students, British MPs WarnAccording to MPs, disadvantaged white children in British schools "feel anything but privileged when it comes to education".
23 mPutin Warns of Degrading European Security System, Growing Risk of New Arms RaceThe president stressed that security in Europe is possible only if all nations contribute to it, including Russia.
27 mJames Michael Tyler Who Played Gunther on Friends Leaves Fans Emotional Over Stage Four CancerOn 27 May, HBO Max premiered the much-awaited reunion of the popular sitcom "Friends" 17 years after the show wrapped up in 2004. The star-studded cast of the programme and other guest celebs who featured in the show marked their attendance for the reunion. Fans, however, wondered why "Gunther" from the show only appeared via a video link.
32 m'A Terrorist Regime': Danish Radio Girls' Choir Shaken by Decades-Long Sexual AbuseSexual abuse survivors recall being kissed, groped, and fondled as young girls and testify to a general atmosphere of fear, disrespect, oppression, and lurid jokes.
38 mBenefits of Genome Sequencing During COVID-19 Pandemic Offer New Hope Against Incurable DiseasesGenetic sequencing has helped scientists to understand the COVID-19 virus amid the ongoing pandemic. Yet, the process of sequencing can also shed light on the structural genes causing incurable ailments like Alzheimer's, Huntington's disease, and muscular dystrophy, among others.
1 hDanish Survey Reveals Widespread Corporal Punishment of Kids Despite BanDespite physically punishing children having been banned in the Scandinavian country for nearly a quarter of a century, it remains a regular experience for one-eighth of Danish children. For immigrant-background children, though, the proportion is alarmingly higher and amounts to one-third.
1 hDominic Cummings Eviscerates Boris Johnson's Government Where 'Blind is Leading the Blind'The political strategist worked for the head of the Conservative Party for more than a year and stepped down following allegations that he violated government rules on the coronavirus and reports of power struggles on Downing Street. He's since launched a series of attacks on the prime minister and the government.
1 h'We Lived With One Goal': Soviet Veteran on First, Last Days of Great Patriotic WarWASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The news about Nazi Germany's invasion led to the highest level of patriotism among the Soviet people despite initially causing alarm, Soviet war veteran Col. Nikolai Zaitsev told Sputnik.
2 hAs Gaza Plagued by Destruction and Poverty, Local Millionaire Says the Poor Won't Go UnnoticedAccording to estimates, there are several hundred millionaires in the Gaza Strip, an enclave where over half of its two million residents live below the poverty line. But a local businessman says the wealthy in the area always make sure to assist the impoverished population.
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World in 'severe cascade of human rights setbacks', UN human rights chief warnsThe United Nations' Human Rights chief called for "concerted action" to recover from "the most wide-reaching and severe cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes."
1 hAustralia against move to list Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger'A meeting of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee said in a report Monday that "there is no possible doubt" the network of colourful corals off Australia's northeast coast was "facing ascertained danger."
3 hCarl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gayCarl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay
3 hEURO 2020: Denmark beats Russia 4-1Andreas Christensen and Joakim Maehle scored late goals to give Denmark a 4-1 victory over Russia at the European Championship
11 hEURO 2020: Belgium secure third straight victory, beating FinlandA header from Belgium's Thomas Vermaelen hit the post, the ball rebounded onto the hand of Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky and went over the line
11 hEx-pupils of English school where 89 died testify at UK contaminated blood inquiryFormer pupils of Treloar's College infected with HIV and hepatitis in the 1970s and 80s through NHS-sanctioned treatments have given evidence at a statutory inquiry into the disaster.
14 hScottish leader Nicola Sturgeon and Manchester mayor Andy Burnham in spat over COVID-19 travel banThe mayor of the English city has called Monday's sudden travel ban "insulting" while Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted the decision was based on local COVID-19 figures.
14 hHuge haul of ancient pottery from Puglia, Italy returned from Antwerp by CarabinieriThe discovery of almost 800 treasures came after specialist officers tracked down an ancient tombstone to a Belgian art dealer's home.
15 hGermany launches anti-trust investigation into Apple over iPhone iOSThe German competition watchdog announced that it was opening an investigation against US giant Apple for "possible anticompetitive practices".
16 hTokyo Olympics: Limited local fans allowed to attend but no cheeringUp to 10,000 local fans will be allowed in each venue for the Olympic Games. But fan attendance may be stopped completely if COVID cases rise again
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Italy: The Women of Venice Discover BoatingBoating has been a pastime for men for hundreds of years in Venice. But during the pandemic, the lagoon surrounding the city has grown quiet. Many women who might have been discouraged in the past are now learning to pilot boats.
23 hMerkel Adviser on the Future Course of the Pandemic: “I Am Especially Worried About the Unvaccinated Children at School”In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, physicist Michael Meyer-Hermann discusses the successes and mistakes made by scientists during the coronavirus pandemic. He also warns of a new wave of infections as the Delta variant reaches Germany.
3 jA Family’s Journey from Cologne to the Islamic StateTheir sons moved from Cologne to the war in Syria. They kept slaves and rose up the ranks of Islamic State leadership. Their parents would send them care packages with popcorn and Kalashnikov magazines.
5 jFormer Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte: "I Keep Telling Myself that Justice Will Prevail"Carla Del Ponte prosecuted some of the worst war criminals of the 20th century at The Hague. These days, though, the international justice system seems to have lost its teeth. What went wrong?
6 jA Visit to the Belarus Opposition: The Courageous Women of MinskBelarus may have receded from the headlines, but the opposition's fight continues. Five women discuss their struggle in a forest near Minsk – a site chosen to evade Lukashenko's thugs.
6 jMessenger Founder Pavel Durov: The Telegram Billionaire and His Dark EmpireTelegram is one of the world's most popular chat apps – and possibly the most dangerous. There is little regulation of the platform, which is popular with criminals and terrorists. Who is the mastermind behind it?
10 jBiometric Data: How I Lost Control Over My Own FaceA company called Clearview AI secretly scrapes the internet for photos, thus producing a gigantic database for government agencies and police. Is it possible to remove yourself from the collection?
11 jFrance’s War in West Africa: “People Collected Severed Arms, Legs and Heads”France initially deployed its military to Mali to hunt down jihadists. But reporting by DER SPIEGEL shows that its soldiers have repeatedly killed civilians there. Is the country turning into France’s Afghanistan?
12 jAn Interview with Håvard Grip, Chief Pilot of Ingenuity, Nasa's Mars HelicopterHåvard Grip has recently flown the NASA helicopter Ingenuity as its chief pilot a half-dozen times on Mars. In an interview, he reveals the greatest dangers facing the aircraft and what we can learn from its flights.
13 jA Boost for the CDU: German Conservatives Back on Track as General Election ApproachesWith just a few months to go before the German general election, the conservatives took a big step in the right direction by winning the state vote in Saxony-Anhalt on Sunday. The right-wing populist AfD failed to live up to expectations.
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Children by the thousands forced to act as soldiers, victimized by war in 2020
More than 8,500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts across the world and nearly 2,700 others were killed, the United Nations said on Monday.
8 hDeadly storm Claudette heads out to sea, expected to pass by Nova Scotia Tuesday
Claudette regained tropical storm status and headed out to sea from the North Carolina coast Monday, less than two days after the system killed 14 people in Alabama, including nine children who died in a highway crash.
13 hIran's president-elect says he won't meet with Biden
Iran's president-elect said Monday he would not meet with U.S. President Joe Biden nor negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week's election.
19 h'Living fossil' fish surprises scientists with 100-year lifespan
The coelacanth — a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa's east coast — is offering up even more surprises.
10 hEthiopia holds critical vote as UN rights chief decries 'credible reports' of Tigray abuses
The United Nations rights chief said on Monday she was "deeply disturbed" by continued reports of rights violations in Tigray, Ethiopia, including executions of civilians, sexual violence against children and forced displacement. The comments came as voting in Ethiopia's two-stage election began Monday.
17 hWhat's in a royal baby name?
With the arrival of Lilibet (Lili) Diana Mountbatten-Windsor earlier this month, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has a name that reflects both tradition and an emerging trend for great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth.
2 jCoronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
The World Health Organization is setting up a technology transfer hub for producing mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa, officials said Monday, as they reiterated their call for stepped-up efforts to get vaccines to lower-income countries.
20 hJon Rahm closes with 2 birdies to win U.S. Open for 1st career major
Jon Rahm is the first Spaniard to win the U.S. Open. Two monumental birdie putts clinched it
1 jAnti-Bolsonaro protests held across Brazil as COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000
Thousands took to the streets across Brazil to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's pandemic response as the country surpassed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday.
2 jJuneteenth marked across U.S. for 1st time as a federal holiday
Parades, picnics and lessons in history were part of Juneteenth celebrations on Saturday in the United States, a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery.