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EU Faces Backlash Over Suggesting Gas And Nuclear Energy As Climate Friendly

EU Faces Backlash Over Suggesting Gas And Nuclear Energy As Climate Friendly

Jan 02, 2022

The European Commission published a draft proposal on Saturday that suggested classifying gas and nuclear energy as climate-friendly.

Hong Kong: Media Baron Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Faces Fresh Sedition Charge

Hong Kong: Media Baron Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Faces Fresh Sedition Charge

Dec 28, 2021

Jimmy Lai, the jailed Apple Daily founder from Hong Kong and six staff members have appeared in a court to hear charges of 'seditious publications'. The Chinese government has been cracking down on Hong Kong pro-democracy activists for long.

Russia Says Thousands Of Its Troops Have Left Ukraine Border Amid Invasion Allegations

Russia Says Thousands Of Its Troops Have Left Ukraine Border Amid Invasion Allegations

Dec 26, 2021

While Western countries are accusing that Russia is plotting an invasion of Ukraine, Kremlin says that its soldiers are returning to their permanent bases after finishing military drills.

Africa: After France Departure, Mali Left Alone To Fight Extremists Amid Political Crisis

Africa: After France Departure, Mali Left Alone To Fight Extremists Amid Political Crisis

Dec 21, 2021

Africa: The Mali's military government has its work cut out for it, as it copes with the threat of Islamic extremism and ECOWAS sanctions.

Omicron 'Raging' Around World: US Health Expert Dr Anthony Fauci Expresses Concern

Omicron 'Raging' Around World: US Health Expert Dr Anthony Fauci Expresses Concern

Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, United States' top pandemic advisor said that the 'real problem' for the US hospital system is that 'we have so many people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who have not yet been vaccinated.'

Ukraine: After NATO's Preconditions, Russia Demands Its Withdrawal From Eastern Europe

Ukraine: After NATO's Preconditions, Russia Demands Its Withdrawal From Eastern Europe

Dec 18, 2021

Russia has released a series of security demands to NATO, including a veto on the alliance's expansion. It is calling for an immediate dialogue, but NATO members aren't likely to acquiesce to Moscow's wish list.

Russia: Court Acknowledges Country's Troops Are Stationed In Ukraine

Russia: Court Acknowledges Country's Troops Are Stationed In Ukraine

Dec 17, 2021

Russia has been persistently denying about its troop buildup along the border with Ukraine, raising fears that the former with invade the later, early next year. A Russian court has acknowledged the country's armed forces are present in the eastern part of Ukraine.

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: EU Leaders Struggle For Common Position On Prevention Measures

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: EU Leaders Struggle For Common Position On Prevention Measures

Dec 17, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: Meeting for their last summit of the year, EU leaders were unable to agree on travel measures to tackle the new variant. Amid EU-Russia tensions, Germany's new chancellor also faced questions about NordStream 2.

Omicron Variant: South Africa Develops Indigenous Covid-19 Vaccine

Omicron Variant: South Africa Develops Indigenous Covid-19 Vaccine

Dec 16, 2021

South Africa is grappling with the fourth wave of the Covid-19 driven by the Omicron variant. The country is pushing for more vaccinations — and for its own mRNA vaccine. The European Union, the World Health Organization and several countries are funding the project.

RSF Press Freedom Report: 'Times Tough For Journalists'; China, Belarus, Myanmar 'Worst Culprits'

RSF Press Freedom Report: 'Times Tough For Journalists'; China, Belarus, Myanmar 'Worst Culprits'

Dec 16, 2021

RSF (Reporters Without Borders) in its annual press freedom report has sounded the alarm, stating China, Belarus and Myanmar are among the 'worst culprits' when it comes to jailing journalists in 2021.

Ukraine: 'Don't Violate Territorial Integrity' Germany Warns Russia

Ukraine: 'Don't Violate Territorial Integrity' Germany Warns Russia

Dec 15, 2021

Ukraine: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock spoke with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, telling him that the 'territorial integrity of Ukraine must not be violated'.

US Criticizes China's 'Aggressive Actions' In Indo-Pacific Region

US Criticizes China's 'Aggressive Actions' In Indo-Pacific Region

Dec 14, 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a one-week regional tour, telling students in Jakarta the US would 'defend the rules-based order' and that Indo-Pacific countries should be able to 'choose their own path'.

Mexico: 53 Migrants Killed In Accident

Mexico: 53 Migrants Killed In Accident

Dec 10, 2021

Mexico: at least 53 people from Central America were killed in when the truck they were in overturned. The deceased were covered in white shrouds and laid out at the crash site side by side.

Committee To Protect Journalists: Record Journalists Jailed In 2021

Committee To Protect Journalists: Record Journalists Jailed In 2021

Dec 09, 2021

Committee To Protect Journalists(CPJ)said 293 journalists have been jailed across the world in 2021 for their work, with China emerging out as 'worst offender' in 2021.

Chile Legalises Same-Sex Marriages, Lawmakers' Votes Show Overwhelming Support

Chile Legalises Same-Sex Marriages, Lawmakers' Votes Show Overwhelming Support

Dec 08, 2021

To legalise same-sex marriages, the Chilean Senate and lower house both voted overwhelmingly in favor of the measure. Minister of Social Development says this is one more step forward in terms of justice, in terms of equality, recognizing that love is love.

Afghanistan: Taliban Takes Vengeance Against Former Security Officials

Afghanistan: Taliban Takes Vengeance Against Former Security Officials

Dec 07, 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban has been accused by Human Rights Watch of killing or disapperaing more than 100 former Afghan security personnel,since they came to power in August this year. The actual number could be much higher said the human rights group.

US's Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin To Discuss Growing Tensions In Ukraine Today

US's Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin To Discuss Growing Tensions In Ukraine Today

Dec 07, 2021

Ukraine: Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been deployed along its border. President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden will address the growing tensions — and other issues — in a video call Tuesday.

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims Seek $150 Billion In Damages From Facebook For Facilitating Genocide

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims Seek $150 Billion In Damages From Facebook For Facilitating Genocide

Dec 07, 2021

Rohingya Muslims, in their lawsuit against Facebook said, 'Facebook has long been aware that hateful, outraged, and politically extreme content... is oxygen to the company's blood'. They seek $150 Billion in damages from the tech giant.

Why Is Global Arms Industry Flourishing Despite Covid-19 Pandemic? SIPRI Report Reveals

Why Is Global Arms Industry Flourishing Despite Covid-19 Pandemic? SIPRI Report Reveals

Dec 06, 2021

During the Covid-19 pandemic, even though the IMF put global economic contraction at 3.1%, SIPRI researchers saw that the arms sales of these top 100 companies increased nonetheless — they saw an overall increase of 1.3%

Omicron: South Africa Caught In Quagmire Amid Case Surge

Omicron: South Africa Caught In Quagmire Amid Case Surge

Dec 04, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 new variant has come with a spike in cases, but it remains to be seen how much it will affect South African hospitals. New Covid-19 infections have jumped from about 200 a day last month to more than 11,500 on Thursday.

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: WHO Says Delta Measures Effective Against It

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: WHO Says Delta Measures Effective Against It

Dec 03, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 variant: The WHO has warned the Asia-Pacific region faces a surge in Covid-19 cases as the Omicron variant spreads. Elsewhere, a British study found that mRNA vaccines provide the biggest boost to antibody levels.

Aung San Suu Kyi Can Face Life Imprisonment After December 6 Verdict

Aung San Suu Kyi Can Face Life Imprisonment After December 6 Verdict

Nov 30, 2021

Sources report the first ruling in the trial of the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been put back by a week. She could spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted of charges including incitement and corruption.

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: South Africans Fear More Than Renewed Restrictions

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: South Africans Fear More Than Renewed Restrictions

Nov 28, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 variant: about which the entire is worried, was first detected in South Africa. Many countries have imposed travel bans. In South Africa itself, people fear the restrictions more than the virus.

Covid-19: Germany Confirms First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant

Covid-19: Germany Confirms First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant

Nov 28, 2021

Germany's first two cases of the Covid-19 variant Omicron have been confirmed in Munich. The development comes with the world on alert over the variant first discovered in southern Africa.

Covid-19 Omicron Variant: South Africa Decries 'Draconian' Travel Bans

Covid-19 Omicron Variant: South Africa Decries 'Draconian' Travel Bans

Nov 27, 2021

South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered 'Omicro'n variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say.

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