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”

The world in brief – Saturday, September 24, 2022

In the USA, Jan 6 trials to begin and voter mobilization efforts underway: Despite nearly 900 arrests and hundreds of convictions in the Jan 6 riot at the Capitol, Rhodes and four Oath Keeper associates — Kelly Meggs, Jessica Watkins, Kenneth Harrelson and Thomas Caldwell — are the first to stand trial on the rareContinue reading “The world in brief – Saturday, September 24, 2022”

The world in brief – Friday, September 23, 2022

Internationally, Russia condemned, report shows rise in renewable energy jobs, and ALBA meets to discuss challenges: Numerous world leaders used their speeches in the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and Wednesday to denounce Russia’s war in Ukraine. That trend continued Thursday both in the assembly hall and at the usually deeply divided U.N. Security Council, where,Continue reading “The world in brief – Friday, September 23, 2022”

News, December 13th

ASEAN Week 2020 promotes ASEAN-Russia cooperation NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Week 2020, which was hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, with a series of cultural, scientific and educational events, concluded on December 11, helping to strengthen ASEAN-Russia exchanges and cooperation. The highlight ofContinue reading “News, December 13th”

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Dems threaten subpoenas as DeJoy pushes back against attacks Democrats accused Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Monday of downplaying disruptions to mail delivery that began when he assumed his position in June, threatening to subpoena him for what they say is deliberate withholding of internal decision-making documents. “How can one person screw this up inContinue reading “Daily News”

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, August 11th

Belarus opposition rejects election results amid calls for more protests – Belarus’ main opposition candidate has rejected the official result of the presidential election that handed a landslide victory to the country’s authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday, hours after security forces violently crackdown on protests who had challenge the result. There were chaotic scenesContinue reading “News, August 11th”