23 Nov 2021

Europe region faces 700,000 more Covid deaths by March says WHO

According to the World Health Organization, an additional 700,000 people could die of Covid-19 in Europe and parts of Asia over the next several months. In the 53 countries that the WHO categorizes as the European region, there are already over 1.5 million deaths. The WHO also warned that intensive

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23 Nov 2021

Fearing new Russian threat, Ukraine races to upgrade its navy

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has expressed concern over the past several weeks due to Moscow’s military activity on the Ukrainian border. Blinken stated that he was unaware of Russia’s intentions, however, historical precedent is cause for alarm. Tensions remain high within the region as Ukraine races to upgrade

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23 Nov 2021

Hong Kong jails 20-year-old activist under national security law

Tony Chung, the 20-year-old former leader of the Hong Kong pro-independence group Studentlocalism was sentenced to 43 months in prison for attempting to promote separation from China and money laundering. Chung was charged under the sweeping national security law in October of 2020 and denied bail. Chung was allegedly detained

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23 Nov 2021

US warship again transits sensitive Taiwan Strait

On Tuesday, a US Warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait again in what the US has referred to as routine activity. The action tends to create tensions with China, whose government believes that the travels are an intentional move on behalf of Washington to stir regional tensions. The US Navy

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23 Nov 2021

Philippines navy completes resupply mission after Chinese blockade

Following a Chinese blockage in the South China Sea, navy vessels from the Philippines successfully completed a resupply mission at an outpost in the region. The mission was completed yesterday, according to the Philippino defense minister. Two vessels were unhindered earlier in the dar in reaching the Sierra Madre, a

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19 Nov 2021

Austria: Sebastian Kurz’s immunity lifted for corruption probe

The immunity of conservative politician and former chancellor Sebastian Kurze was lifted by Austria’s parliament on Thursday. The lift of immunity will allow Kurz to potentially face a corruption probe. The allegations that caused him to step down as chancellor earlier this year will now be investigated. His center-right Austrian

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19 Nov 2021

UN sounds alarm on Somalia’s ‘rapidly worsening’ drought

The United Nations has warned that Somalia’s worsening drought has caused more than two million people to face sever food and water shortages. The Horn of Africa is on the verge of a fourth consecutive failed rainfall season according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the

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19 Nov 2021

Longest partial eclipse in centuries bathes Moon in red

The longest partial eclipse in nearly 600 years caused the Moon to appear red. The lunar eclipse occurred and the Moon appeared red from 6:02 GMT on Friday in North America and parts of South America. The eclipse was expected to be seen later in Polynesia, Australia and Northeast Asia.

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19 Nov 2021

DR Congo data leak: Millions transferred to Joseph Kabila allies

Companies of friends and family of the former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila had millions of dollars of public funds funnelled through their bank accounts. The data was collected through Africa’s biggest data leak and showed the money was transferred to the company accounts at the Congolese arm

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19 Nov 2021

Dubai ruler says UAE to host COP28 climate conference in 2023

The United Arab Emirates has been selected to host the COP28 international climate conference in 2023 according to the ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum also serves as the prime minister of the UAE and vowed to make the conference a success and stated the UAE is committed

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