While the Taliban and government officials talk about peace, the conflict in Afghanistan continues. Nine civilians died in a bomb explosion in the east of the country and elsewhere, a suicide bomber killed several students in Kabul. Almost 30 people were killed and numerous others injured in attacks in Afghanistan.
Israel and Sudan agreed to normalize relations between them through American mediation. Sudan is the third Arab country to establish relations with Israel within two months. The Palestinians condemn the agreement and consider it a “new stab in the back of the Palestinian people” and a “political sin.”
Russia and the President, Vladimir Putin, have been on the forefront of the Western news. A large amount of the attention on Russia stems from the Alexei Navalny poisoning in August. However, it has not been conclusive who is behind the poisoning. While the West glorifies Navalny as an opposition martyr, he is far from such.
The financial report released in the past week shows that the five largest banks in the United States (JP Morgan Chase, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo) achieved a rebound in profits in the third quarter. The main contributing factors were the sharp drop in provisions, transaction and investment banking income.
Recently, the processor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is in commercial negotiations to acquire the leading FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array Chip) manufacturer Xilinx (Xilinx), the transaction value may exceed $30 billion. Affected by this news, Xilinx shares rose 14.11% on October 9 to close at $120.94.
The Trump administration announced a comprehensive reform of the H1-B visa program early this month. The Department of Labor has led to a substantial increase in the minimum wage that U.S. companies need to pay to H-1B employees, while the Department of Homeland Security has reduced the types of degrees eligible to apply and shortened the visa period for certain contract workers.
Apple held its second new product launch conference this year and introduced the HomePod mini smart speaker and the new iPhone. At 8 o’clock in the evening on October 16, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro officially opened for pre-orders. E-commerce platforms such as JD.com and Tmall were all sold out within a few hours.
This week, NASA announced the creation of the Planet Patrol Website. The purpose of the website to aid scientists in the research of the new exoplanets in the data of the TESS space telescope. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is a space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission.
On Monday, Russia published information that Twitter removed Ria Novosti from the search results. Additionally, users who were not subscribed to the Ria Novosti page will now be unable to find it in Russia or other countries. Earlier, Twitter blocked the profiles of KE and Sputnik in the same manner.
Recently, the American strategic bombers were observed over Ukraine skies near the capital and the Black Sea. Kiev and Odessa residents reported seeing them in the sky, during the active phase of the joint efforts exercise. Hence, the US bombers seen did not enter the Ukraine air space by accident.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused the United States of spreading insecurity around the world as it seeks to impose its will upon smaller nations that have resisted its policies. He said that the world is less peaceful now because of the aggression projected by the United States.
Tesla is among a list of companies that are suing the US government over increased taxes that have affected imported spare parts from China. According to legal documents filed by the company, the tariffs are “arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion.”
The president of China, Xi Jinping, made a statement that China needs to be united. He suggested for Chinese private companies to unite with the Communist Party of China. Furthermore, Xi stated that China expects a long-running economic and technological stand off with the United States.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US President Donald Trump on Friday while addressing a press conference announced that The United States intends to look “very seriously” at the case of the possible poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. “It’s tragic. It’s terrible, it shouldn’t happen. We haven’t had any proof yet, but I will take a look,” Trump said.
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.
Radiotherapy, otherwise called radiation treatment, utilizes ionizing radiations that convey focused on light emissions to execute and devastate malignancy cells. The cutting edge innovation utilized in radiotherapy works by barraging malignant cells with radiation to execute them, while limiting harm to the sound cells around them.
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.
On Saturday, Aug 29, 2020, 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. Nevertheless, thousands took to the streets.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a warning to the Russian citizens pertaining the threat of the prosecution by the American law enforcement agencies and special services when traveling to the United States. Such statement was issued, due to the recent arrest of the Russian citizen Yegor Kryuchkov on August 22 in the US.
Let’s take a look at a few slaps in the face. “The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. based pro-Muslim group that enjoys close ties with ex-President Obama, announced they are joining with ‘Black Lives Matter’, (first invented by Alisha Garza) and calling for a revolution in the United States and they plan on using this upcoming election (2016) to do so.” (Understand that a declaration of revolution is an intent for war.)
Talks surrounding Cuba and Russia re-establishing close ties have been surfacing since 2014. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union provided financial support to Cuba. However, after the collapse of the USSR, it halted. Back in the 1970s, the Soviet Navy ships visited but never had a full fledged base in Cuba.
Russian citizen Yegor Kryuchkov was detained in Los Angeles, California this week. According to the US federal authorities, he and his accomplices tried to bribe a US national employed in a US company to aid in downloading malware to the computer system, whilst allowing to gain and download this particular company database.
The murder of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin again arouses in people the desire to march for a cause. There are many different causes which are important. Black live matter is a favorite cause today. Those that look deeper into the need to demonstrate and march can find a better slogan which is LIFE IS SACRED – MARCH FOR LIFE. This slogan includes Black lives Matter and doesn’t create hatred.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in response to remarks by his Colombian counterpart that Venezuela was considering buying Iranian missiles, described the idea as “good” and called on his defense minister to negotiate with Iran. On Saturday described, the Venezuelan President called the purchase of missiles from Iran as a “good idea”.
China announced its fifth generation two-seat fighter. It is the first in the world, if in fact it is true. Besides unveiling the design, it does not mean it is a success. China has a history of failure and is not strong in defense. Last, year, China mentioned the development of the fifth generation jet.
Libya has been embroiled in a civil war. The conflict began to escalate in April 2019 in Lybia, when field Marshal Khalifa Haftar launched his campaign to capture the capital, Tripoli. With the support of foreign forces, including Egypt, France, and others, he felt quite confident opposing the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, supported by Turkey, Italy, and Qatar.
Beirut is reeling from the horrendous, tragic explosion that occurred on August 4th. Thereafter, the Prime Minister resigned amid an investigation of the blast and failure to act previously. Furthermore, civil unrest and anger followed the explosion. There are over 1,000 injured in clashes with the police and the army.
This November, the US will hold its presidential election. The election campaign has been challenging, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The US surpassed over 5 million cases, which is a quarter of all the cases reported in the world. Hence, it is highly likely the vote will be held via mail-in ballots.
There is a recession around the globe due to the Coronavirus pandemic. China essentially put this hardship on everyone due to its careless actions. Some, including French Nobel Prize winner and virologist Luc Montagnier, believe the coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. Most others, however, do not.
The US visas of a group of Chinese journalists in the United States expired on Thursday. China pointed out that no one has been informed of the visa extension application result, and warned that it will retaliate against the United States. The two have recently fought many rounds since at least 2018.
China’s state-run publication Global Times reported that the fifth generation of strike fighters can include the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, as well as the Chinese J-20, but not the Russian SU-57. Last month, Russia announced a 5th generation prototype of the SU-57 fighter jet.
The European Commission and the EU Diplomatic Service launched consultations pertaining to the EU policy in the Arctic Region. The main purpose of the consultation is to identify the strengths and shortcomings of the current strategy. The consultations are expected to be completed by November 2020.
Currently, the airline industry is experiencing challenging times due to the Coronavirus. The number of infected people surpassed 15 million around the world. However, the aviation industry needs next generation technology. One of the main objectives is to have a more cost efficient fleet and also reduce the noise levels.
At present, China has a negative image on the global arena, as a result of the Coronavirus that originated there. The pandemic continues to spread, and there are over 14.8 million infected and over 600,000 deaths around the globe. China has also been heavily criticized due to its handling of Hong Kong.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the world. Currently, there are over 14.4 million infected, and over 640,000 deaths around the globe. In the United States, the numbers continue to rise, and many US States rolled back the White House reopening plan to the initial Phase 1.
On July 15th, 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a delay of the Mars Hope Probe lunch. The UAE Space Agency (UAESA) released the information via Twitter. The delay comes after the UAESA’s discussions with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The launch was scheduled at the Tanegashima Island, Japan.
Several US and UN officials confirmed on Tuesday that the US government has officially submitted a notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, which is due to take effect on July 6, 2021. The move attracted criticism from all walks of life, but some Republican lawmakers supported Trump’s decision.
Russia announced a new patent pertaining the autonomous system that is capable of converting thermal energy in to electrical energy, including in the conditions of a lunar base. It was obtained by specialists of the Kurchatov Institute, Russia’s leading research and development institution in the field of nuclear energy.
Russia posted a new patent pertaining to defense technology and the vertical launch of a rocket. In may 2020, the US Navy tested the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER), designed to destroy enemy missile defense systems.
North Korea has threatened to destroy the United States in the event of renewed war on the Korean Peninsula. This statement came via North Korean Embassy in Moscow. “A new round of the Korean War will add a particularly sensational event to the history of mankind, which will put an end to another empire, whose name is the United States,” said representatives of Pyongyang.