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哈萨克斯坦与乌兹别克斯坦签署《同盟关系宣言》

中新网努尔苏丹12月7日电 当地时间6日,哈萨克斯坦总统托卡耶夫与乌兹别克斯坦总统米尔济约耶夫在哈首都努尔苏丹签署《同盟关系宣言》。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

南非新冠肺炎检测呈阳性率达26.4%

(抗击新冠肺炎)南非新冠肺炎检测呈阳性率达26.4%

Source: 中新网国际新闻

偷袭珍珠港纪念日当天 近百名日本议员参拜靖国神社

中新网12月7日电 据日本共同社报道,当地时间7日上午,日本跨党派国会议员团体“大家一起参拜靖国神社”成员集体参拜了靖国神社。而当天正是日本偷袭珍珠港80周年纪念日。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

一款3D打印安乐死胶囊仓即将在瑞士上市 死亡过程30秒

中新网12月7日电 据“瑞士资讯”网报道,近日,一款名为“Sarco”的3D打印安乐死胶囊舱在瑞士通过法律审核,计划于2022年在瑞士上市。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

就任日本自民党干事长一个月 他被看好为首相接班人?

中新网12月7日电 据日本共同社6日报道,日本自民党干事长茂木敏充就任已满一个月,自民党内对他的积极评价接连出现,一名该党高层称,看到他有成为日本首相岸田文雄接班人的可能性。不过,2022年的日本参议院选举将成为他的一大考验。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

希腊雅典确诊两例奥密克戎病例 成年人可免费领新冠检测盒

中新网12月7日电 据希腊《中希时报》报道,当地时间6日,希腊首都雅典发现2例新冠病毒变异株“奥密克戎”的感染者,该国“奥密克戎”感染者人数已增至3人。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

多国智库专家质疑“民主峰会”:脱离实际 难有成效

中新社北京12月7日电 综合消息:本月9日至10日,美国将通过视频形式举办所谓“民主峰会”。近期,多位国际问题专家学者就此撰文,多方面质疑“民主峰会”举办目的,称其脱离实际、难有成效。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

美总统拜登:处方药价格在这个国家“贵到离谱”!

中新网12月7日电 据美国中文网报道,美国总统拜登6日就药价发表讲话,他称美国的处方药价格已极其高昂,并称其开支法案将有助于降低药价,呼吁国会参院尽快通过。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

美国应该好好给自己补一补民主课(钟声)

掀开美式民主的“光鲜外衣”,“三宗罪”历历在目:一是自身民主制度千疮百孔;二是国内民主乱象频生;三是肆意对外输出民主贻害无穷

Source: 中新网国际新闻

《十问美国民主》发布 中外人士认为美国应正视自身民主问题

《十问美国民主》研究报告揭开美国民主真实面目,出席发布会的中外人士认为——

Source: 中新网国际新闻

多国专家质疑“民主峰会”:只能挑起世界的分裂和对立

中新社北京12月7日电 综合消息:针对美国将要举办所谓“民主峰会”一事,多国专家近日纷纷表示,美国的“民主峰会”是有选择性的,是按照美式价值观进行的一次政治审查,只能挑起世界的分裂和对立。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

加拿大总理接受驻华大使鲍达民辞呈

中新社多伦多12月6日电 (记者 余瑞冬)加拿大总理特鲁多12月6日发出声明表示,他已经接受加拿大驻华大使鲍达民(Dominic Barton)的辞呈。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

环球视线丨《十问美国民主》报告揭美国民主虚伪面具

中国人民大学重阳金融研究院12月6日发布《十问美国民主》研究报告,报告从哪十个方面用事实揭露了美式民主的真实面目?为什么说在美国能做主的并不是人民,而是“一国六主,实无民主”?又为什么说美国民主对内沦为少数人谋取私利的工具,对外成了美国维护霸权、干涉他国内政、破坏国际秩序的幌子和借口?美国民众对自己的民主发出了怎样的质疑?美国高举民主幌子的霸权行为遭到了国际社会怎样的批评?“环球视线”邀请研究报告发布者进行深入解读。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

俄驻美国休斯顿总领馆仅剩2名外交官 包括总领事本人

中新网12月7日电 据俄罗斯卫星网报道,俄罗斯驻美国休斯顿总领事馆目前只有两名外交官,包括总领事本人,但总领事亚历山大·扎哈罗夫6日表示,与美国的签证谈判的进展将允许更多的工作人员抵达。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

国际锐评|向金钱臣服的“美式民主”怎会是真民主?

“美国是一个富豪统治的国家,而不是一个民主国家。”新加坡国立大学亚洲研究所卓越院士马凯硕近日在接受采访时做出这样的评价。事实上,在美国,“民主”服务富豪、金钱俘获权力,早已不是什么秘密。正如中国一家智库6日发布的《十问美国民主》报告所指出,美国在“民主”的名义下,体现自己意志的却是“钱主”。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

中外学者:美方举办“民主峰会”极具讽刺意味

中外学者:美方举办“民主峰会”极具讽刺意味 现有的民主衡量方式亟须完善

Source: 中新网国际新闻

“我们应积极倡导全人类共同价值”

12月4日,“民主:全人类共同价值”国际论坛在北京开幕。120多个国家和地区、20多个国际组织的500余名嘉宾线上线下参会。与会嘉宾认为,民主的实现形式是多种多样的,没有放之四海而皆准的唯一模式。各国应在相互尊重、平等相待基础上就民主问题开展交流对话,共同为全人类进步作出贡献。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

美军在叙利亚发动空袭又击中6名平民!一名10岁男孩头部受重伤

中新网12月7日电 据多家美媒6日报道,当地时间3日,美军在叙利亚发动了一次针对基地组织头目的空袭,导弹发出后击中6名平民,其中一名10岁儿童伤势严重。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

美国,如此“民主”

中新网北京12月7日电(蒋鲤) 民主理念同今天的美国已经貌合神离。从金钱政治到精英统治,从政治极化到制度失灵,美式民主已身染沉疴。国会山的枪声与闹剧彻底揭开美式民主的华丽外衣;黑人弗洛伊德之死揭露了美国社会长期存在的系统性种族歧视;新冠疫情持续失控,经济发展红利分配不均,普通民众收入长期停滞。美式民主难以有效维护公序良俗,无法充分提供公共福祉。世界需要对美国的民主情况作深入检视,美国自己也需要好好反躬自省。

Source: 中新网国际新闻

德国新政府内阁名单出炉 “网红”公卫专家将任卫生部长

德国新政府内阁名单出炉 “网红”公卫专家将出任卫生部长

Source: 中新网国际新闻

Afghanistan: Foreign Office chaotic during Kabul evacuation – whistleblower

Thousands of pleas for help went unread and the foreign secretary lacked urgency, an ex-official says.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 10:16 pm(NZT)

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: China criticises US diplomatic boycott

China angrily denounces a US plan not to send diplomats to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 10:16 pm(NZT)

Kenyan police officer kills six in shooting rampage, police say

A Kenyan police officer shot dead five people in a rampage through the capital Nairobi on Tuesday and then shot and killed himself, the police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Dec 2021 | 9:53 pm(NZT)

Aurangabad: Indian teen arrested for beheading pregnant sister

The 19-year-old had eloped and married a man without her family’s consent, police said.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 9:18 pm(NZT)

Anderson out of Ashes opener as England prefer Pope to Bairstow

England’s James Anderson is rested for the first Ashes Test against Australia, with Ollie Pope preferred to Jonny Bairstow in the 12-man squad.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 8:46 pm(NZT)

Vishal Garg: US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

“Last time I did this I cried,” said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 8:29 pm(NZT)

Rohingya sue Facebook for $150bn over Myanmar hate speech

The social media giant is accused of fuelling violence against the persecuted minority in Myanmar.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 8:28 pm(NZT)

How Coutinho’s Barcelona dream became a nightmare

As Barcelona prepare for a must-win Champions League match at Bayern Munich, Andy West looks at the demise of Philippe Coutinho.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 8:11 pm(NZT)

Who needs what in the Champions League?

As the Champions League and Europa League group stages reach the business end, who is through and who still has work to do?

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 7:53 pm(NZT)

Australian conman caught after six-month manhunt

Peter Foster was declared a fugitive six months ago after allegedly skipping bail on fraud charges.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 7:25 pm(NZT)

Ashes: How England can win in Australia

BBC Sport looks at the sometimes surprising stats that show what England need to do to beat Australia down under for the first time in a decade.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 7:10 pm(NZT)

Ashes: England in Australia – all you need to know about the 2021-22 series

BBC Sport’s guide to all you need to know about the 2021-22 Ashes between England and Australia.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 7:09 pm(NZT)

See Indonesia’s Semeru volcano erupt

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano in East Java Province has erupted. Authorities say thousands have been displaced due to the smoke and ash.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Dec 2021 | 6:09 pm(NZT)

Western leaders urge Russia to lower Ukraine tensions

The US and its European allies urge Moscow to de-escalate, amid fears it could invade Ukraine.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 5:50 pm(NZT)

Emmett Till: US closes investigation without charges

The justice department says there is “insufficient evidence” to back a writer’s claim a witness lied.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 5:17 pm(NZT)

India signs trade and arms deals with Russia during Putin’s visit to New Delhi

Russia and India signed a flurry of trade and arms deals during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, including one that will see India produce more than 600,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:41 pm(NZT)

Lara Croft: 25 years of Tomb Raider and a British gaming icon

The team behind Lara Croft talk to Newsbeat about her history and where she goes next.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:40 pm(NZT)

Amalia: Heir to the Dutch throne keeps it normal at 18

Princess Amalia had an ordinary childhood and wants her life to continue that way.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:39 pm(NZT)

‘I had to move across America when I became allergic to the sun’

After experiencing an unusual allergic reaction, Carrie moves across America to escape the sun.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:34 pm(NZT)

Why I celebrated my 40th birthday with 29 hours of spin

Jackie Scully thought she wouldn’t reach the age of 40, but did – marking the day with a feat of endurance.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:25 pm(NZT)

The women publicly tortured after being accused of sorcery

Monica fled her home in Papua New Guinea after being accused of killing her father with witchcraft.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:22 pm(NZT)

‘I want Afghan women to be free to wear colour’

Fashion icon Halima Aden and Afghan tutor Aliya Kazimy write to each other about the importance of choice.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:09 pm(NZT)

Africa’s patchy transport network gets a tech boost

The first year of a free trade deal in Africa has spurred investment, but more needs to be done.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:05 pm(NZT)

Suspected car-ramming attack by Palestinian teen highlights rising tensions, amid questions over Israeli police actions

A 15-year old Palestinian boy suspected of deliberately ramming his car into an Israeli army checkpoint, injuring a security guard, has been shot dead, according to Israel’s Defense Ministry. The security guard was taken to hospital where he was undergoing surgery. His condition is described as stable.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Dec 2021 | 11:48 am(NZT)

Britain needs a ‘booster for growth’ as tax hikes threaten investment

Britain’s economy needs much more investment. Business says it’s unlikely to get it any time soon.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 6 Dec 2021 | 1:03 pm(NZT)

Canadian employers, facing labor shortage, accommodate the unvaccinated

Canada’s tight labor market is forcing many companies to offer regular Covid-19 testing over vaccine mandates, while others are reversing previously announced inoculation requirements even as Omicron variant cases rise.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 6 Dec 2021 | 9:27 am(NZT)

Goldman Sachs cuts US GDP growth forecast for 2022 over Omicron fears

Goldman Sachs on Saturday cut its outlook for U.S. economic growth to 3.8% for 2022, citing risks and uncertainty around the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 5 Dec 2021 | 9:40 am(NZT)

World’s second tallest building tops out in Malaysia

The spire of a soaring 118-story skyscraper has topped out at over 2,227 feet above Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 3 Dec 2021 | 10:16 pm(NZT)

They bought a cheap house in Italy. Here’s what they learned

Buying a cheap property in Italy is an attractive prospect for many travelers, particularly with the ever-growing number of towns offering up homes for next to nothing through regeneration schemes.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 3 Dec 2021 | 1:38 pm(NZT)

This city was named the world’s most expensive for the first time ever

All over the world, it’s been a tough year on wallets.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 1 Dec 2021 | 5:00 pm(NZT)

Virgil Abloh, artistic director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White founder, dies of cancer at 41

Virgil Abloh, the acclaimed menswear designer for Louis Vuitton and founder and CEO of Off-White, died Sunday of cancer, according to a post from his verified Instagram account. He was 41.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 30 Nov 2021 | 2:17 am(NZT)

The photographer who captured high society at play

Slim Aarons built a career documenting the lives of the rich and beautiful.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 23 Nov 2021 | 3:32 pm(NZT)

Museum casts fresh doubt over the authenticity of $450M ‘Salvator Mundi’

The “Salvator Mundi,” which sold for $450 million at Christie’s auction house as a fully authenticated Leonardo da Vinci, has been downgraded by curators at the Prado national museum in Madrid, Spain. It was bought in November 2017 by the Saudi culture minister, Prince Badr bin Abdullah, apparently for the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 16 Nov 2021 | 11:51 pm(NZT)

Plans unveiled for high-tech ’10-minute city’ in Seoul

The idea of a “15-minute city,” in which residents can all reach work and leisure facilities within a quarter-hour walk — or cycle — of their homes, has gained significant traction among urban planners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 11 Nov 2021 | 2:02 pm(NZT)

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters

If you’re looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation’s latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 19 Sep 2019 | 4:44 am(NZT)

Miami’s Little Haiti wasn’t a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 13 Jul 2019 | 3:14 am(NZT)

How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don’t just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us — they also have bigger carbon footprints.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 12 Jul 2019 | 9:20 pm(NZT)

This was once the most glamorous way to travel

In March 1969, just months before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, Concorde made its maiden flight. The supersonic plane embodied a vision of the future as daring as that of Apollo 11 — but far better looking.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Sep 2018 | 8:32 pm(NZT)

‘The future is bleak.’ Why more Brits are turning to food banks

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | (NZT)

Attacked, rejected and harassed: Asians around the world speak out on workplace discrimination

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | (NZT)

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi faces two years in jail after her sentence is halved

Myanmar’s deposed civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, faces two years in jail after her sentence was halved by the country’s military, state media MRTV reported on Monday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:39 pm(NZT)

Afghanistan: Foreign Office chaotic during Kabul evacuation – whistleblower

Thousands of pleas for help went unread and the foreign secretary lacked urgency, an ex-official says.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:23 pm(NZT)

Rohingya sue Facebook for £150bn over Myanmar hate speech

The social media giant is accused of fuelling violence against the persecuted minority in Myanmar.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:16 pm(NZT)

Volcano rescue workers dig through thick layers of hot ash in Indonesia

Rescue workers in Indonesia continued to dig through thick layers of hot ash and debris Monday to find survivors of a volcanic eruption that left more than a dozen people dead and thousands displaced in the country’s East Java province, even as the volcano continued to erupt ash.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Dec 2021 | 2:18 pm(NZT)

Wall Street watchdogs probe Trump media firm deal

At the weekend the Trump Media and Technology Group said it had secured $1bn of investment.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:58 pm(NZT)

US diplomats to boycott 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The White House says no US diplomats will attend the games in China, over human rights concerns.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 9:02 am(NZT)

Chelsea host non-league Chesterfield in FA Cup, Villa go to Man Utd

National League leaders Chesterfield will visit last season’s runners-up Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup, while Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa travel to Manchester United.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 8:29 am(NZT)

Omicron spreading in the community, UK’s Javid says

The new variant is spreading in multiple regions of England, the health secretary says.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 8:25 am(NZT)

3 more hostages released in Haiti, aid group says

Three more members of a group of 17 hostages kidnapped in Haiti in October were released Sunday night, according to a statement from the US-based Christian Aid Ministries.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Dec 2021 | 8:24 am(NZT)

US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

“Last time I did this I cried,” said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 7:50 am(NZT)

Nasa unveils new class of astronaut candidates

The six men and four women could fly to the space station and on future missions to the Moon.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 7:48 am(NZT)

Amid shortage, Canada taps into emergency maple syrup reserves

The Canadian province of Quebec produces 70% of the world’s maple syrup supply.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 7:18 am(NZT)

Why ITF hasn’t suspended China tournaments

The governing body of tennis, the International Tennis Foundation (ITF), has not suspended tournaments in China because it “does not want to punish a billion people,” its president said Sunday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 7 Dec 2021 | 6:51 am(NZT)

Far-right French presidential candidate put in headlock by protester at rally

Éric Zemmour, who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump, was grabbed around the neck at his first rally for the French presidency.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 6:42 am(NZT)

New York’s workers must all have vaccine by 27 December

The city’s mayor is introducing a vaccine mandate for all private sector employees from 27 December.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 6:35 am(NZT)

Sylvester Oromoni: Nigerians demand justice over Dowen College death

The father of Sylvester Oromoni, 12, believes he was attacked for refusing to join a “cult group”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 6:32 am(NZT)

Return to Iran nuclear deal remains an elusive prospect

If talks in Vienna lead nowhere, U.S. diplomats have suggested they would consider other options.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 6:01 am(NZT)

‘Rife’ cocaine use reported in U.K. Parliament — just as Boris Johnson announces crackdown on drug crime

The prime minister dressed as a police officer to promote his anti-drug strategy as #cocaine trended on Twitter.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 5:45 am(NZT)

Three more kidnapping victims freed in Haiti, U.S. missionary group says; 12 still held

The notorious gang 400 Mawozo abducted 16 Americans and one Canadian outside Port-au-Prince in October. Haiti is suffering a surge in kidnappings.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 5:25 am(NZT)

Prominent underground theater troupe quits Belarus, citing dangers under Lukashenko

Belarus Free Theater, championed by the likes of Tom Stoppard and Jude Law, said it had become too risky to remain.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 5:23 am(NZT)

Olesen ‘sexually assaulted woman during flight’, court hears

Thorbjorn Olesen “grabbed and rubbed the breast” of a woman and urinated in the aisle during a flight in 2019, a court is told.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 5:07 am(NZT)

‘Mo is fine, I’m fine. What we all want is clear’ – Klopp confident on new Salah contract

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says talks are ongoing with Mohamed Salah over a new contract and is optimistic the forward will sign a new deal.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 4:57 am(NZT)

Eric Zemmour: Far-right French presidential candidate grabbed at rally

A man grabs Eric Zemmour by the neck at the far-right presidential candidate’s first rally.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 4:49 am(NZT)

Covid: UK red list criticised as ‘travel apartheid’ by Nigeria

Nigeria – which was added to the red list on Monday – describes the restrictions as “selective”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 4:31 am(NZT)

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader in widely criticised trial

The ex-leader of Myanmar, who faces a total of 11 charges, is sentenced to two years in prison.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 4:19 am(NZT)

Photos of Indonesia’s volcano eruption show life covered in ash as rescue workers scramble

Mount Semeru’s volcanic eruption led to at least 15 deaths in East Java province, emergency authorities said.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:48 am(NZT)

Myanmar court sentences Suu Kyi in trial condemned as political

The ruling is the first in a series of criminal cases that could see the 76-year-old Nobel laureate detained for the rest of her life.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:45 am(NZT)

British vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert says next pandemic ‘could be worse’ than coronavirus

Gilbert, one of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine inventors, said the world should prepare now.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:40 am(NZT)

Omicron identified in Hong Kong quarantine hotel cases, likely spread through hallway

The lack of contact between the travelers, confirmed by a review of surveillance camera footage, suggested that “airborne transmission” in the hallway was the most likely way the virus spread between the two people.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:35 am(NZT)

Indian troops kill 14 civilians in weekend incidents, spurring demands for repeal of special powers in some regions

The killings have escalated demands for the repeal of an act that grants special powers to the armed forces and that critics say has led to excesses.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:22 am(NZT)

Ready for power: Team Scholz promises a new Germany

This week will see a handover of power from the Merkel era and this is what to expect.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 3:12 am(NZT)

T.rex gets Christmas jumper at Natural History Museum in London

A knitwear firm creates the huge sweater for the dinosaur at London’s Natural History Museum.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 2:50 am(NZT)

Far-right target critics with Twitter’s new media policy

Far-right activists are using Twitter’s new media policy to target anti-extremism researchers.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 2:31 am(NZT)

Brexit: Ireland to receive €920m for Brexit impact

The country is the first to get money from the European Commission’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 2:23 am(NZT)

Jude Bellingham: German FA investigating Borussia Dortmund & England midfielder’s comments on referee

The German Football Association is investigating England midfielder Jude Bellingham’s comments about referee Felix Zwayer after Borussia Dortmund’s defeat by Bayern Munich.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 1:31 am(NZT)

Michael Sheen turns himself into a ‘not-for-profit’ actor

The activist pledges to use his money from acting to fund more good causes and charity events.

Source: BBC News – Home | 7 Dec 2021 | 12:13 am(NZT)

In India, as the virus abates, a hunger crisis persists

With high unemployment and a record contraction in the economy during the pandemic, many families in India can scarcely afford three meals a day.

Source: World | 7 Dec 2021 | 12:00 am(NZT)

Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler pick up Kennedy Center Honors

The legendary Canadian singer makes a rare public appearance at a ceremony hosted by Joe Biden.

Source: BBC News – Home | 6 Dec 2021 | 11:33 pm(NZT)

With North Korea’s Kim snubbing talks, Seoul kindles ‘long shot’ bid for Pope Francis to help

South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves office in May. He is now looking anywhere to help open channels with Kim Jong Un.

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 11:00 pm(NZT)

Volcano rescue workers dig through thick layers of hot ash in Indonesia

Rescue workers in Indonesia continued to dig through thick layers of hot ash and debris Monday to find survivors of a volcanic eruption that left more than a dozen people dead and thousands displaced in the country’s East Java province, even as the volcano continued to erupt ash.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 6 Dec 2021 | 10:51 pm(NZT)

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

The White House says the U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest Chinese human rights abuses

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 9:28 pm(NZT)

Swiss Catholic church orders study of past sexual abuse

The leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Switzerland have called on two academics to lead a study of the Swiss church’s history of sexual exploitation since the mid-20th century

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 9:07 pm(NZT)

Israel stops plan for contentious east Jerusalem settlement

Jerusalem municipal officials have frozen plans to build a large Jewish settlement at an abandoned airport in east Jerusalem

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 8:58 pm(NZT)

Family of 6, including child, wounded in US strike in Syria

A U.S. drone strike that killed an al-Qaida official in northwest Syria also wounded six members of the same family including a child who suffered serious head injuries

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 8:38 pm(NZT)

Two London officers get prison for photos of slain sisters

Two London police officers who took pictures of two slain sisters and posted them on social media have been jailed for two years and nine months each for what a judge described as “inexplicable conduct

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 8:07 pm(NZT)

Putin expected to demand guarantee in Biden call that NATO won’t expand east

President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be talking as Russian troops mass along the border with Ukraine.

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 8:00 pm(NZT)

See Indonesia’s Semeru volcano erupt

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano in East Java Province has erupted. Authorities say thousands have been displaced due to the smoke and ash.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 6 Dec 2021 | 7:56 pm(NZT)

Japanese police stop foreigners in ‘suspected racial profiling incidents,’ U.S. embassy in Tokyo warns

The embassy also advised U.S. citizens to carry their immigration papers and notify consular authorities if detained.

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 7:40 pm(NZT)

Taiwan is racing to contain a cane toad invasion

The infamous amphibian, in areas where it is an invasive species, is feared for its toxicity and rapid proliferation.

Source: World | 6 Dec 2021 | 7:31 pm(NZT)




 

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