This weekend it became clear that Poland is working on the integration project with Lithuania. Hence, it would create the new Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This would also mean that both nations will be leaving the EU. It should be noted, Poland and Lithuania have been on the forefront of the Belarus situation.
On Saturday during the morning ceremony, the Iranian Lieutenant General Hussein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stated “The Islamic Republic will take revenge on all those who are indirectly or directly involved in the martyrdom of General Suleimani, and this is a very serious message.”
More than 1,000 people gathered in central London on Saturday, 19, to protest blockade measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The protest, which resulted in several arrests took place as Prime Minister Boris Johnsonis considering reimposing some restrictions across England.
Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, announced on Thursday Sept. 17 her withdrawal from the presidential race, in what analysts see as an attempt to prevent the possible victory of candidate Luis Arce, supported by country’s former president, Evo Morales, citing the risk that if the vote is divided among several candidates.
On Saturday, Russian Alexey Stolyarov aka Lexus pranked the Head of the European Parliament David Sassoli. David Maria Sassoli is an Italian politician and journalist, a member of the Democratic Party. Sassoli, a member of the European Parliament since 2009, was elected its President on 3 July 2019.
Chinese cloud computing company Alibaba Cloud presented several new products at its Apsara 2020 conference. Alibaba Group Holding Limited, also known as Alibaba Group and as Alibaba.com, is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology. It was founded in the 1999.
Germany announced the creation of the new technology to assist in providing the accurate crowd numbers. At the end of August, thousands took to the streets in the “anti-Corona protests”. There was an attempt to close Berlin by the law enforcement. The government tried to stop the planned demonstration due to the concern of the Coronavirus spread.
This weekend, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gave an interview pertaining to the seven steps to the new Belarus that the opposition, led by Svetlana Tichanovskaya, is planning to implement. Lukashenko’s interview was a feeble attempt by the president to discredit the opposition.
Covid-19 continues to be rampant in many countries, except where it broke out first: China. According to the latest statistics, on September 18, there were only 18 new confirmed patients, all travelers from other countries. Even so, the Chinese government is extremely careful with these imported cases. On September 13, in Ruili, two illegal travelers from Myanmar were reported to be infected. The next day, the local government quarantined the entire city and started to carry out massive PCR testing. In just three days, they’ve already completed 95,362 tests (all negative), and more underway.
Roscosmos State Corporation announced that it plans to sign a contract before the end of this year pertaining to the development of the new Nucleon complex. The Nucleon complex is expected to include a space tug with the nuclear reactor on board. The first official flight is expected to take place in 2030.
In order to prevent TikTok from being banned from operating in the United States, Reuters reported that ByteDance is currently preparing for TikTok to conduct a public offering in the United States. However, in addition to President Donald Trump’s approval, the transaction also needs to be approved by Beijing.
After the US’ chip ban on Huawei took effect on September 15th, the supply of Kirin chips, used in Huawei’s mobile phones, has since ceased. Consumers are rushing to buy existing mobile phones because they are worried about the decline in chip quality in the future, pushing up the market price of mobile phones.
Belarus continues to experience a challenging situation. There have been casualties and mass arrests. This week, President Alexander Lukashenko met with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. During the meeting, Putin provided Lukashenko with financial aid and support.
This month, Russia conducted the first demonstration flight, via an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), of its small-size gas turbine engine MGTD-20. The flight was successfully held at the base of Kazanbash aviation center, in the Republic of Tatarstan. The engine was manufactured by 3D-printing.
For five months, internet users in China have been waiting for the result of a special case. On April 9, Yantai Police Department announced that they were officially investigating an alleged statutory rape. A girl, Li Xingxing, claimed that her foster father, Bao Yuming, had been raping her for the past three years. The news heated up when people found out that Bao is a board member of the ZTE Corporation (he was kicked out right after the news).
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced xenophobic attacks against Africans and Asians in South Africa and has condemned the South African government’s inaction to stop them. The condemnation comes a year after the adoption of a government action plan to combat attacks against foreigners.
Russia conducted one of its most powerful attacks on the terrorists in Syria. The Russian military destroyed facilities where foreign private military contractors were training militants. At the same time, it is reported that the Iskander-M complex was used against them for the first time.
A new report published by Politico indicates that Iran is planning an assassination attack on the US ambassador to South Africa. It highlights that the move against Ambassador Lana Marks is being made in retaliation for the murder of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani earlier this year.
USACPL (USA Cricket Premier League) T10 Night Cricket Bash Season – 3 was held in Tinton Falls New Jersey under the guidance of ICC qualified coach and certified umpire Mudassar Safdar who is also chief organizer of USACPL and New Jersey Cricket Council. This year twelve (12) Best Teams of the region from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and neighboring states participated in this league and played good competitive cricket for 10 weeks.
It is now official that Yoshihide Suga is Japan’s new prime minister. It is after about 70 percent of the lower house of the Japanese parliament today officially appointed him as the successor to the former prime minister, Shinzo Abe. With the title of Prime Minister of Japan follows the responsibility for an economic powerhouse.
News outlets aligned to the ruling Socialist Party in Venezuela have revealed more details about the US spy captured near the Amuay and Cardon oil refineries a few days ago. The initial statement indicated that the man was found with a substantial amount of money in dollars as well as specialized equipment.
Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan, who worked in a Hong Kong lab, published a report on Zemodo, an open-access digital platform, alleging the SARS-CoV-2 virus is manmade. According to Dr. Li’s abstract, “SARS-CoV-2 shows biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus.”
Alassane Ouattara is officially a candidate for third presidential term in Côte d’Ivoire. The Ivorian Constitutional Council gave President Ouattara a green light on Monday to run for a third term in the October presidential elections, sparking a wave of violent protests across the West African state.
The state of democracy in Zimbabwe is simply on its death bed, so to speak. Various human rights organizations have come out to openly denounce the ongoing harassment therein, especially directed towards government critics who are subsequently subjected to court cases, abductions, illegal jailing, and torture.
Russia announced the new cruise missile that is a joint venture between Russia and India. The Russian-Indian cruise missile in the new version will be able to hit radio detection and guidance aircraft with the AWACS system. The air-to-air missile system is named BrahMos, for the name of the joint venture.
On Tuesday, an historic Middle East peace agreement was signed at the White House between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain titled the Abraham Accords. This the first peace accord between Arab nations and Israel since 1994, when Jordan and Israel signed a peace agreement.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she is “ashamed” of the escalation of anti-Semitism and racism in the country, at a ceremony honoring the 70th anniversary of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Chancellor Merkel made her remarks at a synagogue in the German capital, Berlin.
The Israeli government has chosen to begin its lockdown a few hours before the Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashanah, will be celebrated. The lockdown will continue for three weeks, extending into the holiday of Yom Kippur and Sukkot. The lockdown will begin at 2:00 in the afternoon.
A press conference was held by the Royal Astronomical Society on Monday. The announcement is pertaining to a very significant finding related to the signs of extraterrestrial life that have been discovered on Venus. The findings are based on the discovery of phosphine gas.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, held an official meeting in Sochi on Monday. The closed talks between the presidents of the two nations lasted almost five hours. Lukashenko’s visit to Sochi brought a lot of attention, not only from the former Soviet Bloc but also the West.
Mali’s opposition has rejected the call to have military personnel as their transitional head of state. The June 5 Movement, leading the opposition, who attended three days of talks, are accusing the military junta of planning to take power using force through a cover up of the transition talks.
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Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, noted that she has received alarming reports of the violent and ongoing repression of peaceful demonstrations in Belarus. During its opening session on Monday, the U.N. Human Rights Council approved a proposal on the need for an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus.
As a resident of Southern California, the first thing you note is the smoky, hazy, grayish-orange tinged skies. The overcast clouds might deceive you into thinking they are rain clouds; but they are not! They are smoke-filled clouds caused by the raging Californian fires. To my utter horror, I found soot filled particles coating my car. The weather folk on T.V channels continuously warn about the unhealthy air.
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered the execution of five Economic Ministry officials by firing squad on the 30th of July after they discussed his lackluster handling of the country’s dire economic situation. Information of those involved was leaked by one of the participants.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham reportedly begged US President Donald Trump to scrap plans to assassinate Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani. This is according to a new tell-all book by journalist Bob Woodward called “Rage”. The book reveals the events leading up to the assassination Soleimani.
Belarusians aren’t giving up just yet. Their rallying call remains one, Lukashenko must go!! For the fifth consecutive Sunday, the streets of Belarus’s major cities have been flooded with a sea of demonstrators in their tens of thousands demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Delegates gather during the opening ceremony of the peace talks in Doha, Qatar. Where there was a call for a humanitarian ceasefire for the negotiation process between the Taliban and Afghan government. The government’s negotiators stated that they are aimed at getting a lasting ceasefire in the country.
Following an agreement with UAE, a peace treaty with another Arab country Bahrain is a new step in a cherished dream of Israel and America to win recognition of the Jewish State of Israel without having to complete negotiations for the two state solution which has been most difficult considering the objection of the Palestinians to any type of compromise.
As the second phase of Mali’s transition talks came to a close, it was resolved that the transition period will last 18 months. During this time the country will be led by a president and a vice who will be appointed by a commission set up by the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (NCSP).
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that a US spy has been caught spying close to the Amuay and Cardon refineries. According to his statement, the man is linked to the CIA. He was reportedly found with a sizeable amount of money as well as specialized weapons. No further details have been revealed except that he is in detention.
The Malian opposition (M5-RFP movement) today distanced itself from the country’s transition plan brokered on Saturday by the military and the country’s various political forces after days of negotiations with the groups. They argue that it is creating an avenue for the military to continue governing the nation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a rough few weeks trying to develop a cohesive nationwide coronavirus restriction policy. Last week, he settled for a dusk to dawn curfew affecting 40 cities that have become Covid-19 hotspots. The order which came into effect on Tuesday has been met with some resistance, with a slew of opposition members critiquing it as ineffective.
India is leading the world in the battle with Corona with the lowest mortality rate in a highly densely populated country with poverty and disease. China is spreading out in the world. So much more so its evil influences have become manifested in a virus which has caused the Corona Pandemic.
During the Cold War era, Germany tested its nationwide warning systems twice a year. In the early 1950s, West Germany created a system for notifying the country’s population of emergency situations. These could, at that time, be natural and man-made disasters that threaten the lives of the population.
Minsk, the capital city of Belarus was once again a scene of chaos as thousands of women took to the streets on Saturday in protest against the Belarusian head of state over the recent handling of the election. Lukashenko’s continued illegal stay on power and his government’s autocratic tendencies.
At the end of August, the Chinese company LandSpace completed several rounds of engine testing for its ZQ2 rocket and intends to conduct its first launch next year. About writes the edition “people’s daily”. LandSpace or Landspace Technology Corporation is a Chinese private space launch company based in Beijing.
Due to the Covid-19, it has become harder to seek certain services in other countries, which forces people to turn to their domestic markets. On the one hand, according to a report by China Population Association, one in every six Chinese couples have fertility issues. On the other hand, in China, surrogacy is illegal.