Posted in Europe

Caged animal farming: EU aims to end practice by 2027

Laying hens, sows and calves are already covered by EU cage rules, although hens are currently allowed to be housed in “furnished” cage systems. These are more spacious than tightly-packed battery cages, which were banned across the EU in 2012, however welfare investigators found farms in several EU countries still using them in 2015.…
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Posted in Africa

Central African Republic rejects conclusions of UN experts’ report | Africanews

A United Nations report claimed that members of the FACA and Russian instructors dispatched to the country were guilty of abuses.¨ Central African authorities on Wednesday rejected a U.N. expert report denouncing “violations of international humanitarian law” by Central African military and Russian instructors supporting them against rebels trying to overthrow President Faustin Archange Touadéra. “This is a clear desire to tarnish by all means the image of our military…
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Posted in Brazil South America

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he will not be taken down by Senate probe

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO, June 30 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, under pressure over allegations of corruption in his government’s vaccine procurement drive, said on Wednesday he would not be taken down by a high-profile Senate inquiry. Senators are probing his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil, home…
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Posted in Chile South America

Fears for Chilean indigenous leader’s safety after police shooting

Former recipients of a prestigious environmental award, together with Amnesty International and the lawyer of indigenous land rights defender Alberto Curamil, have launched an appeal for Curamil’s safety after he was seriously injured in a shooting by police. Curamil, an indigenous Mapuche leader who in 2019 won the Goldman Environmental Prize (GEP), also known as the “green Nobel”, was left with 18 riot shotgun pellets embedded in his body after…
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Posted in Asia

HSBC says Asia faces ‘bumpy road’ ahead as Covid cases remain high, but vaccine rollouts offer hope – CNBC

HSBC says Asia faces ‘bumpy road’ ahead as Covid cases remain high, but vaccine rollouts offer hope  CNBC…
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Posted in Australia

Australia Covid: Seventh city locks down amid vaccine chaos

If you woke up in Australia today, you’d be forgiven for being confused about vaccinations. There’s been the slow rollout, the lack of supply, and vaccine hesitancy. Now, add mixed messaging from the leadership to this list and you’ve got a perfect storm.…
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Posted in Asia

What inflation? Pandemic leaves emerging Asia’s consumer recovery behind

People wearing protective masks walk inside a shopping mall at the Sudirman Central Business District amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 25, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/Files New wave of COVID infections hurting emerging Asian growth Inflation seen soft in region due to weak domestic demand Many Asia c.banks seen keeping rates low this year – analysts Rich reserves, weak imports give Asia buffers vs capital flight Fed,…
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Posted in Colombia South America

In Pictures: Violent protests erupt in Colombia

Anti-government protesters and police traded blows in demonstrations across Colombia that marked two months of unrest in which more than 60 people have died. Colombia has been rocked by protests since April, following opposition to a proposed tax hike that morphed into a mass movement against the right-wing administration of President Ivan Duque. The demonstrators demand an end to police repression and more supportive public policies to alleviate the economic…
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Posted in North America

An 88-year-old survivor of the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, was carried to safety by her neighbors

Esther Gorfinkel told CNN affiliate WPLG that she had been living in Champlain Towers for over 40 years when her fifth floor apartment began to shake in the early hours of June 24. “Who would think that something like this would happen at 1:30 in the morning? In your life? In my old age that I would see something so horrible like this?” Gorfinkel said. The death toll for the…
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Posted in Colombia South America

Colombia Protests Mark 2 Months of Social Crisis – Voice of America

Colombia Protests Mark 2 Months of Social Crisis  Voice of America How Colombia turned US support for protests into support for violent repression  Colombia Reports Biden voices support for Colombia’s Duque after attack on helicopter  National Post Fresh clashes in Colombia on protest movement anniversary  FRANCE 24 Protesters in Colombia attack buses, police stations, Columbus statue  United News of India View Full Coverage on Google News…
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