The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

In the USA, Hurricane Ian nears Florida coast: Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and forecasters said the heavily populated Fort Myers area couldContinue reading “The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022”

The world in brief – Tuesday, September 27, 2022

In Cuba, Hurricane Ian strikes western coast: Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday. Ian made landfall at 4:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, where officials set upContinue reading “The world in brief – Tuesday, September 27, 2022”

The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022

In Russia, enlistment officer shot in protest of mobilization: A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, in an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to the Russian leadership’s efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of men to wage war on Ukraine. The shooting comes after scattered arsonContinue reading “The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022”

The world in brief – Sunday, September 25, 2022

In Russia, those fleeing draft can’t find refuge: The partial mobilization of Russian reservists to fight in Ukraine has triggered an exodus of men from Russia seeking to avoid the draft — and sharp differences of opinion in Europe in recent days about how to deal with them. Lithuania, a European Union member-country that bordersContinue reading “The world in brief – Sunday, September 25, 2022”

News, December 21st

AP Interview: China signals shift but no letup in Xinjiang BEIJING — An official from China’s Communist Party signaled Monday that there would likely be no letup in its crackdown in the remote Xinjiang region, but said the government’s focus is shifting more to addressing the roots of extremism. China’s policies in Xinjiang, home toContinue reading “News, December 21st”

News, December 12th

Alarm as SKorea records highest ever daily Covid-19 case tally SEOUL: South Korea on Saturday reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases so far, with a surge centred on the capital region sparking fears the country could lose control of the spread. Officials announced 950 new infections after several days reporting numbers ranging fromContinue reading “News, December 12th”

News, December 11th

3rd day of violence in Albania over police curfew killing TIRANA, Albania — New street clashes between demonstrators and police erupted in Albania’s capital Friday, the third day of violent protests over a man’s fatal shooting by police enforcing a virus-linked curfew. Defying a ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic, hundreds of peopleContinue reading “News, December 11th”

News, December 10th

China flight attendants advised to wear diapers for virus protection As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, transportation officials around the world have been looking for ways to keep passengers and crew safe on board planes. On Nov. 25, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) released new guidelines for the country’s airline industry, which itContinue reading “News, December 10th”

News, December 7th

‘Quickly restore the rule of law’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray, urges Guterres The UN Secretary-General said on Monday it was “essential to quickly restore the rule of law” in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, where Government forces and those loyal to the ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have been engaged in fighting for more thanContinue reading “News, December 7th”

News, August 13th

China launches ‘Clean Your Plate Campaign’ China has officially launched a new version of “Clean Your Plate Campaign” flagged by Chinese President Xi Jinping, sparking speculation that the world’s most populous country faces food crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic. Xi earlier said that food wastage was shocking and distressing, and that it is necessary toContinue reading “News, August 13th”