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 23rd

3 police officers shot dead in central France: local media Three police were shot dead and one wounded in central France on Wednesday, local media reported. The police officers, who were responding to a call over domestic violence in a remote village in Puy-de-Dome department, were shot by a 48-year-old man when they attempted toContinue reading “News, December 23rd”

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 20th

CAR: UN chief condemns escalating violence during election campaign With a week to go until elections are scheduled to take place in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN is concerned about an escalation of armed attacks, amid reports that armed groups have taken control of towns near the capital, Bangui. “The Secretary-General has beenContinue reading “News, December 20th”

News, December 17th

‘Ghost Boat’ with $80 million cocaine haul washes ashore on Pacific island Police on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific found the largest-ever haul in their nation’s history when they recovered around $80 million worth of cocaine from an abandoned boat that washed ashore. Police retrieved the 18-foot fiberglass boat at Ailuk atoll last weekContinue reading “News, December 17th”

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”

News, December 9th

American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills name student Deshawna Anderson as 2020 Tribal College Blanket Contest Winner DENVER — The American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills, the international lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, have selected Deshawna Anderson’s “The Courage to Bloom” as its 2020 Tribal College Blanket Contest winner. AndersonContinue reading “News, December 9th”

News, December 8th

A Greener Future Begins with a Shift to Coal Alternatives As the world economy emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, the consumption of coal is expected to recover from its sharp decline during the pandemic. Demand for coal remains strong and helps to fuel economic development in emerging markets. Yet many countries, seeking a more sustainableContinue reading “News, December 8th”

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, December 4th

Anthony Fauci apologises for implying UK rushed COVID-19 vaccine approval Dr Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious diseases expert, has apologised after his remarks created a bit of a stir in London for implying that the UK’s regulator had rushed the process when it became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech for rollout. In anContinue reading “News, December 4th”