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 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 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 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”

Daily News

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”

Daily News

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery Dubai again has loosened laws governing alcohol sales and possession of liquor as the sheikhdom tries to claw its way out of an economic depression worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of the virus exacerbated the already-gathering economic storm engulfing the emirate, which has seenContinue reading “Daily News”

News, August 9th

From Dragon to the land of ‘Ascending Dragon’ – Since the face-off between India and China in Ladakh, there has been strident cries for boycotting Chinese products. The government has already put some barriers on economic engagement with China. It has restricted Chinese FDI approvals and blocked 59 Chinese Apps, imposed stricter regulations for GovernmentContinue reading “News, August 9th”

News, August 7th

Brazil decree to provide US$356 million for coronavirus vaccine – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree on Thursday (August 6) to provide BRL1.9 billion (US$356 million) in funds to purchase and eventually produce a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University researchers. Brazil’s Acting Health Minister General Eduardo Pazuello said theContinue reading “News, August 7th”

News, August 6th

75 years after the bomb, Hiroshima still chooses ‘reconciliation and hope’ – In a video message delivered to a Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which devastated the city in 1945. “Seventy-five years ago, a single nuclear weaponContinue reading “News, August 6th”