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THE TOP DEMOCRAT ON THE US SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE SAID HE EXPECTED LAWMAKERS TO VOTE AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK ON RESOLUTIONS SEEKING TO BLOCK REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S $23BN WEAPONS SALE TO THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE). MENENDEZ AND TWO OTHER SENATORS – DEMOCRAT CHRIS MURPHY AND REPUBLICAN RAND PAUL – ANNOUNCED ON […]

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IMPLEMENTED NEW ECONOMIC PRESSURE ON CHINA OVER ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES WEDNESDAY — BANNING IMPORTS FROM A COTTON DISTRIBUTOR BASED IN XINJIANG PROVINCE. THE U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION’S OFFICE OF TRADE ANNOUNCED A WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER AGAINST COTTON PRODUCTS MADE BY THE XINJIANG PRODUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION CORPS BASED ON INFORMATION THAT […]

IVANKA TRUMP, THE PRESIDENT’S ELDEST DAUGHTER AND WHITE HOUSE SENIOR ADVISER, SAT FOR A DEPOSITION WITH THE WASHINGTON, D.C., ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE TUESDAY AS PART OF AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO THE TRUMP 2017 INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. THE PROBE, WHICH HAS BEEN LED BY THE D.C. ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO THE SPENDING OF THE TRUMP INAUGURAL COMMITTEE […]

A TOP GOVERNMENT PANEL IN THE UNITED STATES HAS RECOMMENDED HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND NURSING HOME RESIDENTS GET THE COUNTRY’S FIRST CORONAVIRUS VACCINE SHOTS, AS NATIONWIDE DEATHS LINKED TO COVID-19 HIT THE HIGHEST NUMBER FOR A SINGLE DAY IN SIX MONTHS. THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES VOTED 13-1 ON TUESDAY TO RECOMMEND THOSE GROUPS ARE […]

BOBI WINE, THE UGANDAN SINGER AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SUSPENDED HIS CAMPAIGN ON TUESDAY AFTER MEMBERS OF HIS CAMPAIGN TEAM WERE INJURED AND HIS CAR SHOT AT DURING CLASHES BETWEEN SECURITY PERSONNEL AND HIS SUPPORTERS. THE DEVELOPMENTS WERE THE LATEST IN ESCALATING VIOLENCE IN UGANDA AS AUTHORITIES CRACK DOWN ON SUPPORTERS OF 38-YEAR-OLD BOBI WINE, WHOSE […]

US PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN HAS ANNOUNCED AN ALL-FEMALE SENIOR WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM IN WHAT HIS OFFICE CALLED A FIRST IN THE COUNTRY’S HISTORY. AMONG THOSE NAMED TO BE PART OF THE TEAM ON SUNDAY WAS JEN PSAKI WHO WILL SERVE AS WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY. 41 YEAR OLD PSAKI, HAS HELD A NUMBER OF […]

INTERMITTENT GUNFIRE RANG OUT ON MONDAY AT A SRI LANKAN HIGH-SECURITY PRISON WHERE A RIOT BY INMATES OVER A SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS LEFT AT LEAST EIGHT DEAD AND 55 WOUNDED, POLICE SAID. HUNDREDS OF POLICE SURROUNDED THE MAHARA PRISON JUST OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL COLOMBO AS PRISON GUARDS SOUGHT TO END THE UNREST. INMATES FOUGHT […]

SOUTH KOREA’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOILED NORTH KOREAN ATTEMPTS TO HACK INTO SOUTH KOREAN COMPANIES DEVELOPING CORONAVIRUS VACCINES, THE NEWS1 AGENCY REPORTED ON FRIDAY, CITING A MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. LEGISLATOR HA TAE-KEUNG SAID AFTER BEING BRIEFED BY THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE THE AGENCY DID NOT SPECIFY HOW MANY AND WHICH DRUGMAKERS WERE TARGETED […]

A PARIS COURT HAS REJECTED A REQUEST TO POSTPONE THE CORRUPTION TRIAL OF FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY AND TWO OTHER DEFENDANTS, ORDERING THEM TO APPEAR IN PERSON FOR HEARINGS THAT WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY. SARKOZY BECAME FRANCE’S FIRST MODERN HEAD OF STATE TO APPEAR IN THE DOCK THIS WEEK, ON SUSPICIONS HE PROMISED A […]

SCOTLAND ON TUESDAY MADE SANITARY PRODUCTS FREE TO ALL WOMEN, BECOMING THE FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO TAKE SUCH A STEP AGAINST “PERIOD POVERTY”. THE MEASURE MAKES TAMPONS AND SANITARY PADS AVAILABLE AT DESIGNATED PUBLIC PLACES SUCH AS COMMUNITY CENTRES, YOUTH CLUBS AND PHARMACIES, AT AN ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST TO TAXPAYERS OF 24 MILLION […]


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