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.
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.
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.
At least 10 people have been killed and over 400 others injured following protests in several cities in Colombia. Thousands of people are said to have filled the streets to protest the death of a man in police custody on Tuesday night. A video that went viral showed a man pinned down as police shot him repeatedly using a stun gun.
At least six people have been killed and 20 others injured in an attack at the port city of Kismayo in Somalia. Authorities revealed that among the dead was the chairperson of Jubaland Chamber of Commerce, Shafi’i Rabi Kahin. The suicide bomb attack took place outside a mosque as congregants were leaving after the Friday prayers.
The Trump campaign has reportedly used up over 70 percent of its funds. This is according to a new report published by the New York Times. It highlights the frivolous spending habits adopted by his campaign team as one of the main reasons behind the reduced money war-chest.
The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions against Ukrainian MP Derkach and three Russian nationals. The information was posted not eh US Treasury website. The sanctions were imposed for Derkach’s attempts to influence the US election campaign. The list of sanctions also includes three Russian citizens.
During an interview on the September 11, 2020, the acting head of the Investigative Department for Transport of the Russian Interior Ministry in the Federal District Sergey Popov stated that the full chronology of the Alexei Navalny stay in Tomsk has been established.
Iran has announced that it is building a new facility in the mountains located close to the Natanz nuclear site. According to the government statement, it will be a much bigger complex than Natanz and will be used in the production of nuclear centrifuges. A segment of the Natanz facility was destroyed in July following a suspected sabotage attempt.
North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of five officials from the country’s Ministry of Economy on the grounds that they questioned and criticized his policies. The information is courtesy of the Daily NK , a South Korean-based news portal that reports stories courtesy of it’s well established network of informers in the secretive state.
The death toll from an explosion near a mosque in Narayangaj district near Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka has risen to 24. Among the dead is a seven year-old who had gone for prayers with his father who is said to be battling for his life. The authorities had placed the initial death at 17 people. It is alleged that the explosion was caused by a leakage at a gas pipeline that passes underneath the mosque.
Kamala Harris who is flying The Democratic Party’s flag for the Vice Presidency of the United States for the Presidential Election in 2020, has today accused the US President, Donald Trump of living in a “different reality” owing to what she terms as the President’s failure to acknowledge the vivid existence of institutional racism in America.
Mali’s ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been flown to United Arab Emirates for medication. It is alleged that he suffered a mini stroke and had spent two days in a hospital in Mali. He left for UAE on Saturday evening. Kieta was arrested by the military on August 18, a move that forced him to resign from the country’s top seat.
Two French soldiers have been killed and one left with injuries during an operation in Tessalit, northern part of Kidal province in Mali. The two died after their vehicle hit an improvised electronic device. The soldiers were members of the Paratroop regiment based in Tarbes, southwestern France. France began its military operations in Mali in 2013.
Pope Francis while presiding over the Marian prayer of the Angelus today elaborated on the many negative effects that gossip brings by. The holy Father elaborated at length on the consequences of gossiping about a brother or sister, rather than honestly reaching out to them and correcting them on where they may have gone wrong.
A Hong Kong man was arrested by the Hong Kong Police National Security Service on suspicion of “publishing sedition” on Sunday. According to Hong Kong media reports, the man is Tan Dezhi, the vice-chairman of “People’s Power.” Later that afternoon, nearly 300 people were arrested at a demonstration against the postponement of the Legislative Council election.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, reacted to the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He said activity in the production of advanced centrifuges has expanded and the amount of enriched uranium has increased. Kamalvandi, told Iranian News Agency reporter on September 6th.
The Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has said that it is necessary to look into whether the mosques being built in Bangladesh are in a suitable place or with approval of the appropriate authorities. “The prime minister is also inquiring about the incident round the clock and asked the authorities concerned to ensure the highest treatment of the injured,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.
The Tunisian Ministry of Interior confirmed today, Sunday, that a policeman was killed and another wounded in a run-over operation by terrorists near a tourist area in the city of Sousse. This morning, the spokesman for the Tunisian National Guard, Hossam Eddine Jebali, said that a member of the National Guard was killed in a “terrorist” attack.
Hassan Younesi, the lawyer of the Afkari brothers, said the convicts of the protests of August 2018, announced the transfer of all three brothers from Adelabad prison in Shiraz to unknown places and their families were unaware of them.. The news has raised concerns about the possible execution of Navid Afkari.
The Russian historian Sergei Trifonov during the interview on the Russian State TV channel “Zvezda” said that he found ” traces” of the Amber room. Zvezda is a Russian state-owned nationwide TV network run by the Russian Ministry of Defence. As of January 2008, Zvezda’s CEO was Grigory Krichevsky, previously known for his work on Vladimir Gusinsky’s NTV Channel in the late 1990s.
Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t have to step down from his position of leadership due to his pending graft case. AG Mandelblit spoke during an Israel Bar Association conference in Herzliya earlier this week. The AG added that Netanyahu is not allowed to appoint legal officials while case is pending.
US President Donald Trump has asked Iran to spare the life of Iranian pro-wrestler Navid Afkari. He has been handed two life sentences while his two brothers Vahid and Habib, who were prosecuted alongside him, face 54 and 27-year jail sentences respectively.
Ankara begins military exercises off the coast of northern Cyprus, which is under its control, in a move that may add more fuel to the fire of tension in the eastern Mediterranean. The two countries have been fighting for influence on the island of Cyprus for decade and the valuable natural resources in the region.
The beginning of the academic year in Iran due to the coronavirus outbreak was held in the virtual presence of Hassan Rouhani. This year, schools will start operating while there is still ambiguity about whether classes will be held in person or virtually. The students watched a video call to start off the year.
Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Karachi and announced a development package of Rs. 1100 billion for the rehabilitation of the city. During his one-day visit, Imran Khan met Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and chaired a meeting of the committee set up for the rehabilitation of Karachi to discussed solutions.
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met in Moscow on Friday to try to resolve the growing tension between China and India. In June of this year, the two countries broke out a continuous military conflict at the border, killing at least 20 Indian soldiers.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly met United Arab Emirates leader, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in 2018. This is according to a new revelation by Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth. The publication has additionally revealed that Yossi Cohen, the head of the Mossad intelligence agency was in attendance.
Guinea’s president, Alpha Conde, has stated that he will be a representative for the young people and women in his candidature for presidency. “We can’t do anything in Guinea without women. I will be the candidate for young people and women,” Conde said in a conference with female political activists.
Kenya’s Council of Governors (CoG) is seeking a motion to abolish the Senate for failing to enact the third-base revenue-sharing plan, further stating that all 47 counties would shut down on September 17 if a compromise is not found. CoG Chair and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the Senate has disappointed counties because no position remains.
Belarus has been embroiled in protests all August. The protests intensified after the presidential election on the August 9th. The election was flawed, yet Russia recognized the election as legitimate. Nevertheless, the opposition leader Svetlana Tichanovskaya had to leave the country, due to the alleged attempt on her life.
At least 45 people have been killed by floods in Niger after heavy rains pounded the country. The heavy rains that lasted days in the western part of the country caused Niger River in Kirkissoye district to overflow making the capital, Niamey inaccessible. The floods have left a trail of damage, it is alleged that the flood waters submerged and also made mud houses collapse.
The sale of the American division of the social network TikTok may require the consent of the Chinese government. This was announced by the Professor at the University of international business and Economics in Beijing Cui Fang according to the Xinhua News Agency. Xinhua News Agency or New China News Agency is the official state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China.