Posted in Asia

Asia markets mixed; drugmaker Hutchmed debuts in Hong Kong – CNBC

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Posted in Brazil South America

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after vaccine deal allegations

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Accusations that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro turned a blind eye to possible corruption in a deal to purchase coronavirus vaccines have heightened threats to his presidency, including a move to recommend slapping him with a criminal charge. The claims have added impetus to the opposition’s impeachment drive and left the Brazilian leader’s allies in Congress evaluating the costs of their support. Bolsonaro, who has been targeted…
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Posted in Africa

Thirty years on for South Africa after the abolition of Apartheid | Africanews

South African public prosecutor’s office and an elite police unit will set up a joint team to investigate atrocities during the apartheid years, the government said on Monday. But this comes thirty years after the abolishment of the last legal foundation of apartheid which brought down the curtain on a nearly 50-year system of racial segregation. On 30 June 1991, the last mesh of laws on ‘Apartheid’, an Afrikaans word…
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Posted in Europe

Government calls for stars’ help on post-Brexit EU touring

The hearing came days after hundreds of musicians, including Radiohead, Little Mix, Wolf Alice, Niall Horan and Kano backed the Let the Music Move campaign, which is calling on the government to provide financial help and action on cutting red tape in the EU.…
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Posted in Australia

Report: Chinese students in Australia threatened by Beijing

SYDNEY (AP) — China’s government and its supporters have monitored, harassed and intimidated pro-democracy Chinese students living in Australia, and Australian universities have failed to protect the students’ academic freedoms, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Wednesday. The fear caused by the intimidation — which includes classmates reporting the students’ activities to Chinese officials — has intensified in recent years, according to the report. Terrified of reprisals against…
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Posted in Middle East

New Middle East airstrikes inflame Democratic war powers debate

“The danger here is that you fall into a pattern of military escalation that becomes war without voters ever having a say,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, a top member of the Foreign Relations Committee. | Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images */ ]]> President Joe Biden’s weekend airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria are rankling Democrats frustrated by his decision to sidestep Congress — a dynamic that promises to fuel the…
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Posted in Colombia South America

Beef industry causes deforestation in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park

A recent investigation by the Environmental Investigation Agency found that some Colombian supermarkets may be selling beef from cattle raised in Chiribiquete National Park. There are large gaps in the traceability of the beef produced in Colombia. The Colombian Agricultural Institute is responsible for vaccinating all 28 million head of cattle in Colombia and has important information that could help authorities design effective strategies to prevent cattle ranching in natural…
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Posted in Central America

Regional Cooperation in Central America to Address Natural and Human Emergencies

By Geraldine Cook/DiálogoJune 29, 2021 “The Americas are a top priority for us and the U.S. government […]. We want to continue to be your most trusted partner. We are so interconnected — geographically, historically, and culturally,” U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), told defense ministers, chiefs of Staff, and other participants at the Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) 2021, in Panama City, June…
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Posted in Bolivia South America

Messi scores twice as Argentina overrun Bolivia, Uruguay past Paraguay

Lionel Messi of Argentina looks on during the Copa America match against Bolivia in Cuiaba, Brazil, June 28, 2021. /CFP Lionel Messi of Argentina looks on during the Copa America match against Bolivia in Cuiaba, Brazil, June 28, 2021. /CFP Lionel Messi passed Javier Mascherano as Argentina’s most capped international on Monday and scored twice as they beat Bolivia 4-1 to set up a Copa America quarter-final against Ecuador. Messi…
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Posted in Peru South America

Former Peru dictator’s spymaster reappears in alleged plot to swing recount

He was known as the Peruvian Rasputin, the spymaster of one of the country’s most corrupt and brutal regimes. Vladimiro Montesinos masterminded a network of political espionage, mining state coffers to control the military top brass, the courts, and the media, until he was brought down by one of his own videotapes, which showed him bribing politicians. Now Montesinos, the éminence grise of the jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, has…
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