News, December 24th

In a northern town brutalized by IS, Iraq tests its power One by one, the flags belonging to a patchwork of armed forces were lowered in a northern Iraqi town once brutalized by the Islamic State group. The territorial claims symbolized by each were replaced by the fluttering of just one: The Iraqi state’s. TheContinue reading “News, December 24th”

News, December 22nd

“Stimulus bill”: Congress gives working class the middle finger Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress announced a new $900 billion stimulus bill over the weekend for a second round of “relief” in the face of the worsening pandemic and related economic crisis. The bill comes after months of Congressional gridlock while millions of workers faceContinue reading “News, December 22nd”

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 3rd

99-year-old Croatian woman beats Covid-19 ZAGREB: A 99-year-old Croatian woman gave the thumbs up on Thursday after she successfully beat the new coronavirus. Margareta Kranjcec, who lives in an old people’s home in the central city of Karlovac, was hospitalised in late October after testing positive for Covid-19 but released three weeks later. “It’s over,Continue reading “News, December 3rd”

News, August 12th

Amazon fires a ‘lie’, says Brazil’s Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said it is a “lie” that fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest, despite data from his own government showing the number of blazes is rising. The far-right leader has faced international condemnation for presiding over huge fires and rising deforestation in the AmazonContinue reading “News, August 12th”

News, July 28th

‘It’s a tough hand’: Brutal year gets even worse for McConnell – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to pull off something of a miracle. With less than 100 days until voter’s head to the polls, Senate Republicans are in trouble. More than 30 million Americans are out of work, tens of thousands ofContinue reading “News, July 28th”

News, July 25th

COVID-19 means development setbacks for Mongolia: a UN Resident Coordinator’s blog – Mongolia has recorded very few cases of COVID-19, less than 300 as on date, despite its more than 4,000-kilometer porous border with China. However, the country faces a major economic impact from the pandemic, says Tapan Mishra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia.Continue reading “News, July 25th”

News, July 23rd

‘Temporary Basic Income’ could slow COVID surge, provide lifeline for world’s poorest – The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 and enable close to three billion people to stay at home, according to a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report released onContinue reading “News, July 23rd”