Moderna Inc, is planning to apply for emergency authorization for its new coronavirus vaccine in the United States and Europe on Monday. A previous analysis showed that the company’s vaccine is very effective in preventing new coronavirus infections without serious safety issues.
Despite the second wave of coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan, the anti-government coalition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has started a rally at Ghanta Ghar Chowk, in Multan, to demonstrate its political strength. Co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s sister, Asifa Bhutto, delivered a speech, and a large number of people were present.
Farmers from several Indian states have been on strike on the border of the capital, New Delhi, for the past four days in opposition to the agricultural law introduced by the central government. Today is the fifth day of their movement. They marched on the capital in September with the slogan, “Let’s go to Delhi.”
The Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index are expected to record their largest percentage gains in November since 1928. Data from the Dow Jones Market Data Group show that the two indexes rose by 12.86% and 11.27%, respectively. The Nasdaq Composite Index is expected to rise 11.86%, the best November since 2001.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has set the ball rolling, in as far as constituting his team of staff is concerned. On Sunday, Mr. Biden unveiled his dream team White House communication team. For the first time in history, the communications team is comprised entirely of women.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday that the Brexit negotiators of the United Kingdom and the European Union showed “pragmatism” and “sincerity,” and “a deal is about to be reached.” In an interview with Sky News, Secretary Raab said that the biggest unresolved issue is fishing rights.
A senior US administration official said on, Sunday that Jared Kushner, senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, will meet within the next few days, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi city of NEOM and with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha.
According to a report in the Financial Times on the 29th, the EU is preparing to propose a new strategy to the United States to jointly confront China. Reuters reported that the EU proposed in this plan to re-establish partnerships with the United States in areas such as digital regulation and the new coronavirus epidemic.
A law issued by the United States in 1999 required the Pentagon to compile a list of “Chinese military industrial enterprises” “owned or controlled” by the People’s Liberation Army, but the US Department of Defense did not comply with it until 2020. The Trump administration will not change its tough style towards China.
The Japanese embassy representative gifted the Russian history museum in the Minusinsk that caused a scandal. The gift is map that shows Kuril Islands being part of Japan. It should be noted, the Kuril Islands are under Russian jurisdiction.
Iran is blaming the State of Israel for assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, their Chief of Staff in production of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Israel has in the past been accused of targeting killings. The second suspect for the assassination is the United States under the leadership of President Trump. The week before the assassination Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Saudi to meet Mike Pompeo and the Prince of Saudi Arabia. The purpose of their meeting the danger of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons to the stabilization of the Middle East which has already begun with the Abraham Accords.
The Russian political strategist Stanislav Belkovsky made a statement pertaining Belarus on Ukraine 24 channel during a live event. Belkovsky highlighted the fact that Putin does not like the current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko has been disloyal and previously has been playing multiple sides for personal gain.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin made a series of statements last week. One of the statements is pertaining the public administration reforms. The proposed constitutional amendments that were passed in the summer of 2020 included the public sector reform.
The slaying of Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has threatened to escalate tensions between the United States and Iran. According to reports by Iranian officials, the scientist was ambushed as he headed to his home in Absard. The scheme, which was meticulously planned, involved a squad of over 50 people.
“We regret that the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh lost his life as a result of an armed attack in Tehran. We condemn this heinous murder and extend our condolences to the government of Iran and the family of the deceased,” said Turkey’s Foreign Ministry in a statement.
At least 43 farm laborers were brutally murdered on Saturday by members of the terrorist group Boko Haram who literally slaughtered them in the state of Borno, in northeastern Nigeria. “It is no doubt the [ work ] of Boko Haram who operate in the area and frequently attack farmers,” said Kolo, who helped transport the victims.
The UK will become the first Western country to approve the new coronavirus pneumonia vaccine, and independent regulatory agencies will approve it within a few days. According to insiders in the British government, the vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer will begin delivery within hours of approval.
Currently majority of the world is reliant on the satellite navigation systems. GPS is one of the most popular systems. A satellite navigation device is a device that is capable of receiving information from satellites and then to calculate the device’s geographical position.
The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko visited a hospital in Minsk. At present, Belarus is dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. There have been 1,691 new cases of Coronavirus infection on November 28th. This is the highest number in one day ever recorded in Belarus.
Pope Francis today formally appointed 13 new cardinals drawn from four continents and eight countries, in a ceremony marked with strict adherent to coronavirus pandemic spread restrictions hence only a small crowd was allowed to grace it with the venue of the event, St. Peter’s Basilica practically empty.
The Mexican government has arrested the mastermind behind the Sonora massacre that occurred last year. In November of 2019, the attack led to the death of nine American Mormon community members and prompted an investigation by both Mexican and US authorities.
The Russian scientists from the A.N. Kosygin State University developed new revolutionary 3D printing technology specifically geared for the fashion industry. A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University was formed as Moscow State Textile Institute in 1919. It is one of the oldest institutes for higher studies in textiles in Russia.
US President Donald Trump gave the green light for Joe Biden to gain access to crucial intelligence briefings, funds, and direct communication with top government officials. On whether he intends to make another presidential bid in 2024, Trump has declined to talk about related plans.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Saturday accused Israel of the murder of it’s scientist,“sowing chaos” and acting as a “mercenary” of the United States. The murdered scientist was one of the top scientists in Iran working on the Iranian nuclear program. Iran has thus vowed retaliation over the murder.
President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed that he will hand over power and vacate the White House on January 20 if the Electoral College declares Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election but nonetheless insisted that such a decision would be a “mistake.”
The Ministry of Commerce of China made a preliminary ruling on the Australian wine anti-dumping investigation, stating that “there is dumping of imported wines originating in Australia.’ Per the announcement, starting from November 28, a tariff of 107% to 212.1% will be imposed on wine imported from Australia in the form of a deposit.
A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent was killed in Somalia, US officials reported. The death comes one month after the announcement of a possible US withdrawal from the country. As reported by the New York Times , on November 25, the deceased officer was a member of the CIA’s paramilitary division, Special Activities Center.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry made a statement condemning the possibility of additional sanctions against China. The new sanctions could be implemented against four Chinese corporations that continue to have business dealings with Iran. The protest by China, stems from the virtual event in the Institute of Belarus that was held on November 25th.
This week, the European Parliament adopted a November resolution pertaining to tougher sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko and his government. According to the European Parliament, the previous actions were insufficient and not harsh enough. A majority of the EU parliament voted in favor of the tougher sanctions.
The prime ministers of Hungary and Poland conducted a meeting in Budapest on November 26. During the meeting, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, and Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, signed a joint declaration rejecting a European Union proposal which would have linked each EU member’s budget payments to the EU.
Belarus is experiencing challenging times with a negative impact on its populous. Alexander Lukashenko continues to be the President of Belarus despite the falsification of the election results. Russia is one of the few nations that recognized Lukashenko as a legitimate president.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reaffirmed on Friday that his duty as the Ethiopian head of government is to “maintain order” in the country after meeting with African Union (AU) envoys on the conflict in Tigray. Abiy ordered the army to attack the rebel-held region in northern Ethiopia.
The police beatings of a black man in Paris, which left President Emmanuel Macron shocked, has rekindled debate on racism and police violence in the midst of controversy over a security bill. Disturbing footage showed four policemen mercilessly clobbering a black music producer on the doorstep of his Paris studio.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Saudi to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the beginning of the week. The Prime Minister did not inform his partner in the government, Benny Gantz, that he was making this trip abroad.
The escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the subsequent ceasefire, has been on the forefront of the news around the globe. Earlier this month, the ceasefire agreement was signed by Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. History tends to repeat itself, but the future of Armenia can be problematic.
The fourth Free Russia Forum just wrapped up. Due the Coronavirus pandemic, the forum was held virtually. At the end of the forum, the participants were offered a draft resolution pertaining to the situation in Belarus and preventing the “crimes” of the illegitimate ruling Belarusian regime.
In the wake of the ominously suspicious and precedent-setting 2020 Presidential Election, the American republic is an egregiously divided nation and a fragile powder-keg with a very short and ignitable fuse; and, moreover, it is much more divided than it was in 1861 at the flashpoint of the American Civil War. The utterly questionable results of the 2020 Election have divided approximately 151 million voters into two opposing camps; and hinged upon those results are poignant issues that weren’t at the forefront of economic and governmental decisions in the middle of the 19th Century.
Burkina Faso’s incumbent President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, was re-elected to another five year term on Thursday, according to the National Independent Electoral Commission. The Commission announced he had been re-elected in the first round. He promised in a speech to commit to a “permanent dialogue” to build a better country.
A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced 337 people, amongst them Air Force officers and pilots, for the failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government in 2016. It is the grand trial that has been ongoing in the nation’s capital city, Ankara, that culminated in the mass sentencing.
Argentine government officials expect more than a million people to say goodbye to legendary footballer Diego Maradona, who died Thursday of a heart attack at age 60. People came to say goodbye to their favorite footballer, more than expected. Such a grand ceremony was last held about 10 years ago, after the death of Argentine President Nestor Kirchner.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revealed today that he had ordered the country’s army to attack Tigray, a region in the northern part of the country, following the expiration of a 72-hour ultimatum for the surrender of regional leaders. The Prime Minister’s order means that the army now can launch a full-fledged war on the regional capital of Mekelle.
According to French officials, company executives, and consultants, a number of US technology companies, such as Facebook and Amazon, have recently received information from French tax authorities requesting them to pay millions of euros in digital taxes for 2020. This reportedly angered the US government.
A large cluster of Russian social media accounts have been purged on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram social media platforms. The purge started in October, and continued into the November. Additionally, there is a large number of Russian groups on the same platforms that have been deactivated.
This week, the Venezuelan leader of the opposition, Juan Guaido, gave an interview regarding the continuation of the US’ bipartisan support of the Venezuelan opposition by the newly-elected US President, Joe Biden, and his administration. However, Venezuela can suffer the same fate as Syria, except the trajectory will differ.
Ukraine’s former First Deputy Minister of Economy, Pavlo Kuhta, made a statement on his Facebook page pertaining to the Ukrainian economic crisis. According to him, the Ukrainian budget is in a code red scenario. This is the worst economic performance Ukraine has ever seen.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has rejected the growing international calls for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region, calling it “interference.” Instead, he says his country will handle the conflict on its own. Abiy, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize last year, insists on calling the conflict a “law enforcement operation.”