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Chad: President Deby wins reelection, extending 30 years in power

On April 20, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno has won a sixth term in office, according to provisional election results. He had campaigned for peace and security in a country afflicted by violence.

Germany: CDU party board backs Armin Laschet as chancellor candidate

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Armin Laschet has won the support of the CDU party board in a late-night vote. He is now one step closer to succeeding Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Cuba names successor to Raul Castro

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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The Cuban Communist Party has chosen Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new first secretary. The new leader has pledged continuity, but faces economic challenges.

US regulators probe deadly Tesla crash in Texas

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Two people were killed when the car crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Police suspect the Tesla Model S was operating on autopilot when the fatal accident occurred.

George Floyd: Defense, prosecution wrap up closing arguments

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Lawyers gave their final arguments as jurors prepared to deliberate on whether Derek Chauvin was guilty of killing George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who was arrested in May 2020 over the use of a fake banknote.

Opinion: A very German way of handling the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Who is to blame the German status quo? Angela Merkel? The federal system? Coronavirus deniers? Jens Thurau explores why Germans are so dissatisfied with the situation across the country.

Putin accepts Biden's invitation to virtual climate summit

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Despite tensions between Washington and Moscow, the Russian president has agreed to take part in an online conference on the climate crisis.

Germany: 'Violence against Men' helpline got 1,800 calls in one year

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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Due to increasing demand, German officials are extending the hours for their helpline on violence against men. More than 1,800 calls have been made since it was launched a year ago.

Thailand: Third COVID wave threatens plans to reopen tourism

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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A new surge in coronavirus infections and a sluggish vaccine rollout could postpone plans to resume Thailand's foreign tourism sector. People working in the travel industry are struggling to make ends meet.

Germany says Myanmar sanctions will force junta to negotiate

On April 19, 2021Source: Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories
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The EU has slapped sanctions on 10 Myanmar officials and two firms. The bloc wants Myanmar's military to negotiate an end to the violence, according to Germany's top diplomat.
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With record daily spikes all last week, the Indian capital is now the worst-hit city in the country.
The role of Russia's GRU agency in a fatal 2014 explosion raises questions about its capabilities.
The Australian campaign uses tacos and swimming with sharks to teach about respectful relationships.
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the European Super League is a "disgraceful, self-serving" proposal.
The Ingenuity drone completes the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world.
Putin critic Navalny transferred to prison hospital, officials concerned he could die at ‘any minute’
Russia’s penitentiary service said Monday that it was transferring ailing dissident Alexei Navalny, who is on the 20th day of a hunger strike, to a prison hospital — amid grave fears for his health.
Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny to be moved to a hospital
The Russian state penitentiary service said Monday a decision has been made to transfer imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, to a hospital.
Drug-runner’s cat caught trying to sneak narcotics into Panama prison
A drug-runner’s fluffy white cat was caught trying to smuggle narcotics into a prison in Panama, authorities said.
- Greg Palkot
Reporter's Notebook: The passing of a prince
Prince Philip was not just the sometimes curmudgeonly father figure as he was portrayed, but a deep thinker, with interests across a range of fields from engineering and design to conservation and sport.
Ontario retracts new coronavirus restrictions that banned playgrounds, involved police after outcry
Ontario's premier retracted restrictions Saturday that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they're out after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public.
- Sylvain ROUSSEAU
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet: 'I’m not going to lie, it’s such a joy to be out there in Space’
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI from Cape Canaveral in Florida, just three days before blasting off for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. Pesquet is off on his second six-month mission to the ISS, with no less than 232 scientific experiments to be carried out on board. He'll also become the first French astronaut to command the space station for an entire month, something he hailed as "recognition for a European" as well as for the European Space Agency.
- Tom WHEELDON
Football Super League threatens meritocracy as faltering English giants sign up
The proposed creation of a breakaway European Super League by 12 major football clubs on Monday elicited a torrent of indignation from the footballing and political worlds alike – as well as questions in England about how “super” four of those teams have shown themselves to be this season, languishing outside the Champions League zone.
- FRANCE 24
France ‘bears significant responsibility’ for Rwandan genocide, US report says
France "bears significant responsibility" for enabling the genocide in Rwanda and still refuses to acknowledge its true role in the 1994 horror, said a report commissioned by Kigali that was released Monday.
- FRANCE 24
‘A war on football’: Creation of breakaway Super League sparks furious reactions
The announcement by major European football clubs that they plan to join a breakaway European Super League sparked furious reactions on Sunday, with French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson both issuing statements condemning the breakaway.
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Cuba’s Communist Party appoints Diaz-Canel as leader, replacing Raul Castro
Cuba's ruling Communist Party elected President Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed Raul Castro as party first secretary, the most powerful position in the country, on the final day of its congress on Monday.
12 European soccer clubs to form breakaway 'Super League,' throwing elite game into turmoil
Twelve of Europe's top soccer clubs have announced plans to form a so-called European super league, in a move that looks set to rock the foundations of the sport's top competitions, including preeminent leagues in England, Spain and Italy and extending all the way up to the World Cup.
'Out of control' fire breaks out in Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park
An "out of control" fire is burning in Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park, damaging buildings and prompting the evacuation of hikers from the city's most famous landmark, South African officials said Sunday.
Navalny transferred to hospital as concerns mount over jailed Kremlin critic's health
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has been moved from a penal colony to a regional hospital for prisoners east of Moscow as concerns grow over his health.
Chinese feminists are being silenced by nationalist trolls. Some are fighting back
The torrent of hate messages filling Liang Xiaowen's inbox stopped as suddenly as it had started.
CNN anchor: We saw a Queen grieving
Queen Elizabeth II sat alone at her husband Prince Philip's funeral because of the UK's Covid-19 regulations. CNN's Julia Chatterley discusses.
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With Russian troops concentrated on the border with Ukraine, the leading Russian opposition figure imprisoned and his health rapidly deteriorating, and the Czech leadership now accusing Moscow of being behind a terrorist attack in the Czech Republic, commentators look at how the West should react to the mounting tensions in its relations with Russia.
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‘I’m always in football’: Jose Mourinho films media on Instagram before issuing first defiant comments after Spurs sacking (VIDEO)
Preview Jose Mourinho has hinted that he will return to football very soon as he gave brief comments to the media hours after the Portuguese boss was sacked from Tottenham Hotspur after 17 months in charge. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Biden shuts migrant center for underage girls two weeks after opening, amid reports of ‘unbearable’ conditions
Preview Joe Biden’s administration has closed a migrant shelter located at a warehouse in Houston housing hundreds of unaccompanied underage girls, after media reported conditions there were “unbearable.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I expect it on Friday’: UEFA executive claims Chelsea, Real Madrid & Man. City will be thrown out of Champions League semi-finals
Preview Football giants Chelsea, Real Madrid and Man City will be expelled from this season's Champions League on Friday over joining the European Super League (ESL), according to a Danish supremo who sits on UEFA's executive committee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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France ‘enabled’ the 1994 genocide, new Rwandan report says, after French report clears France of complicity
Preview A Rwandan government-commissioned report on the 1994 genocide has accused France of “enabling” the slaughter, going further than a recent French report that held the country responsible but stopped short of judging it complicit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Beautiful win’: Playboy model Maria Liman congratulates Premier League Chelsea on making it to the FA Cup final
Preview Russian Playboy model and OnlyFans star Maria Liman has expressed her admiration after Premier League giants Chelsea reaching the final of the FA Cup, beating top-of-the-table Manchester City at Wembley over the weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
Why Ron Unz's Article About Revisionist WW2 Historian David Irving Is a Must-Read
by Logical Meme (Logical Meme)

Ron Unz’s “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving” is a must-read and yet another object lesson for the need to question everything. Every grand sweeping narrative you take for granted (e.g., “Winston Churchill is a hero!”) must be, to use a favorite phrase of the Left, interrogated.

A Conservative Russian Lion With Real Mass Influence – The Painter Ilya Glazunov
by Charles Bausman ()

How to best view the paintings:  Many of the pictures in this article are part of a high-definition slide show of 22 images which can be activated by clicking on most of the images in this article.  This will load the images in high quality, which may take a while with a slower internet connection, (we don't recommend doing this on your phone unless you are on wifi) but it is worth the wait, because it allows one to examine the paintings in detail, which is especially interesting for the historical "passion play" series, as the one above this text.

Political Correctness Is Much More Harmful Than People Realize
by Amalric de Droevig ()

A recent poll found that Political Correctness is extremely unpopular in America, even amongst moderates and independents, which got me thinking on the subject. There exists an old quote from a famed British psychiatrist by the name of Anthony Daniels regarding Political Correctness. It is the best quote I know of on the subject, and I have been mulling it over for some time, considering its meaning and its implications. The quote reads:

'Start Making Babies Or You'll Be Cleaning Chinese Boots' - Top Russian Priest (Smirnov) to a Dying Nation (Video)
by Dmitry Smirnov ()

A recent discussion of the Russian demographic crisis on Russia's top talk show.

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This Company Monitors Prisoners In Xinjiang. It Won An “Innovation” Award At An Event Sponsored By Amazon.
The Chinese government’s use of prisons and detention camps in Xinjiang is part of what the US and other countries have called a genocide.

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- Pia Peterson
8 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World
Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.

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- Christopher Miller
This Lawmaker Wants To Label Foreign White Supremacist Groups As "Terrorists," But Some Of Them No Longer Exist
Of the 13 violent far-right extremist groups Rep. Elissa Slotkin wants the US to designate "foreign terrorist organizations," four are defunct, one is American, and another is a part of an allied nation’s national guard.

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- Caroline Haskins
Police Killed 20-Year-Old Daunte Wright On Sunday, Sparking Protests
Police did not release the victim’s name, but Katie Wright identified him as her son, Daunte Wright. The shooting led hundreds of people to protest — and police to fire tear gas.

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- Stephanie K. Baer
Prince Philip's Children Paid Tribute To The Duke Following His Death
"You know it’s going to happen but you are never really ready," said Princess Anne in an emotional statement about the death of her father.

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- Michael Safi
Indian expansion of Covid vaccine drive may further strain supplies

All adults to be eligible from 1 May, making jab available to at least 400 million more people

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India has announced it will soon open its vaccination programme to every adult in response to soaring Covid-19 infections – a measure that could further strain supplies in parts of the world reliant on Indian-made vaccines for their own campaigns.

From 1 May, Indian states will be free to administer doses to anyone aged older than 18, the central government announced on Monday as part of a package of policies to tackle a second wave that has overwhelmed hospitals and led to oxygen shortages across the country.

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- Andrew Roth in Moscow
Alexei Navalny moved to hospital as fears grow for life of Putin critic

Doctors say opposition leader, who is on hunger strike, is in danger of a heart attack or kidney failure

Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a prison hospital as concerns have grown among supporters that the Russian opposition leader is dangerously ill and could die “at any minute”.

Navalny’s transfer came after his doctors warned at the weekend that the Kremlin critic, who has been on hunger strike for nearly three weeks, was in danger of a heart attack or kidney failure.

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- Sean Ingle
Super League players face World Cup and Euros ban, warns furious Uefa chief
Plan ‘a spit in the face of all football lovers and society’Ceferin expects domestic leagues to impose sanctions

Uefa’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, has insisted that players who join the new European Super League will be banned from World Cups and European Championships if the breakaway materialises.

Ceferin admitted it was unlikely a ban would come into effect in time for Euro 2020, which starts in June, but left no one in any doubt at his anger at the Super League, which he called a “disgraceful and self-serving proposal from clubs motivated by greed”.

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- Agencies
Nasa’s Mars helicopter in first powered, controlled flight on another planet

Ingenuity successfully takes flight, hovering at height of about 3 metres before touching back down

Nasa’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has completed the first powered, controlled flight on another planet, the space agency has announced.

The small helicopter successfully took flight on the red planet on Monday morning, hovering in the air at an altitude of about 3 metres (10 feet), before descending and touching back down on the Martian surface.

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- Victoria Bekiempis
Derek Chauvin trial: defense and prosecution make closing arguments – live
Former police officer charged with murder over death of George FloydJury to begin deliberations once closing arguments have concludedProtests flare as America awaits verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

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Court has just resumed from a brief break in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. The former Minneapolis police officer’s attorney, Eric Nelson, has just started his closing argument.

Chauvin is facing charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, in the death of George Floyd during a 25 May 2020 arrest.

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Prosecutor Steve Schleicher has ended his closing argument in the murder case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

“It was unreasonable. It was excessive,” he says of Chauvin’s use-of-force against George Floyd during the 25 May 2020 arrest.

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- By Erin Cunningham, Paulina Firozi and Amy B Wang
Covid-19 live updates: Biden urges vaccinations for all adults — ‘Everybody is eligible as of today’
Adults over 16 in all 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, are eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
- By Adam Taylor, Ruby Mellen and Siobhán O'Grady
Who is Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin critic fallen ill in a Russian penal colony?
After three weeks on hunger strike, Russian officials said Monday that he had been moved to a prison hospital.
- By Ishaan Tharoor
The Americanization of the global game reaches a tipping point
A proposed European Super League would underscore how the franchise model of U.S. sports has taken over the top of the global game.
- By Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli
Plan for a European soccer Super League panics fans, prompts emergency political statements
Tabloids described a late-night announcement by 12 of Europe’s top clubs as an act of war.
- By Ismail Alfa and Danielle Paquette
For Nigerian students living in fear of the next mass kidnapping, there is only one defense — to run
Teachers and students at 10 schools in northern Nigeria say they have little protection from gunmen. Classrooms have started to empty.
Stocks came off a week of gains as earnings topped estimates and strong economic data lifted the major averages.
The European Super League has been met with widespread criticism and resistance from former players, politicians, governing bodies, pundits and fans. 
The streaming wars are about legacy media's chase to compete more directly with Netflix, but the end result may cement Netflix as the center of entertainment.
"I assert that there has been no sincere and clear position with regards to neutrality from Hezbollah," Al-Rahi told CNBC in Beirut.
The NHTSA said it "immediately" launched another investigation into Tesla following a fatal crash in Spring, Texas over the weekend.
Albanian man with knife wounds 5 at mosque in Tirana
Police say an Albanian man with a knife has wounded five people at a mosque in the capital
Cuba's Communist Party chooses Miguel Díaz-Canel as leader
In many ways, Cuba’s new maximum leader is nothing like those who have governed the island for the past six decades
Israel's Netanyahu backs bill for direct election for PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a new law that would allow direct elections of the nation's leader
Group urges UN to probe China for crimes against humanity
A human rights group is appealing to the United Nations to investigate allegations China’s government is committing crimes against humanity in the Xinjiang region
Japan seeks release of Japanese journalist held in Myanmar
Japan’s government is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in Yangon
The Failure of Germany's Coronavirus Strategy: Disagreement and Dithering
Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for legal changes that would give the federal government more powers to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But the states are pushing pack.
The Illusion of Rapid Antigen Tests: Insensitive and Inefficient
Germany is hoping that rapid antigen tests will help navigate the country out of the third coronavirus wave currently gripping the country. But they aren't up to the task. Other strategies could prove more effective.
Joe Bidens Dream Start: U.S. President Chalks Up Impressive First 100 Days
In his first 100 days in office, Joe Biden has achieved more than many of predecessors did during four years in office. The U.S. president is seeking to move away from neoliberalism to save democracy.
The Makhanda Miracle: A South African Partnership Across Racial Lines
There is hardly a country in the world that is as deeply divided as South Africa. But in the town of Makhanda, blacks and whites have joined forces in an effort to throw out the city's corrupt administration. They could change the country if they succeed.
Joining the Wolves: Erdogan's Pact with the Ultra-Nationalists
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is doing what he can to hold on to power – and is following his right-wing extremist coalition partner back to the confrontational style of politics the country saw in the 1990s. Opposition activists are concerned for their safety.
UK's Johnson Vows to Prevent Creation of New European Super League
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that his government would do everything possible to prevent the creation of a European football Super League in the form proposed by the authors of this initiative.
Does Dinner With Trump Indicate Florida Governor DeSantis Will Run for President in 2024?
On the night of 17 April, Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, dined together with former President Donald Trump at the annual Lincoln Day fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago, according to a photo shared by Brigitte Gabriel, Lebanese-American conservative author, on Twitter.
Russia Did Not Attack Czech Republic in Vrbetice, Prime Minister Babis Says
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - The explosion at the ammunition depot in the village of Vrbetice is not about Russia's attack on the Czech Republic, it was an attack by Russian intelligence officers on the goods of a Bulgarian arms dealer, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Monday.
Biden Open to Compromise to Win Support for His $2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Joe Biden said on Monday that he is willing to make compromises on his $2.3 trillion infrastructure development plan for the United States if it helps him win bipartisan support for the bill.
You’re Barred, Sir Keir! Labour Leader Ordered  Out of Pub by Angry Landlord - Video
Sir Keir Starmer has led his Labour Party MPs in voting for the Conservative government's coronavirus lockdown restrictions — including the current ban on indoor drinking in pubs which he appeared to flout at The Raven in Bath on Monday.
- Ian Bremmer
What Happens Next with Iran Nuclear Negotiations After the Natanz Attack
Negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015 was hard; renegotiating more or less the same nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. withdrawal is harder than you’d think. And that’s before you factor in an Israeli prime minister who has little left to lose. Here’s what happens next with Iranian nuclear negotiations, 2021 edition.…
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India’s Capital to Go Into Lockdown as Coronavirus Cases Top 15 Million
India tallied 273,810 new cases Monday, its highest daily rise since the start of the pandemic
- NICK PERRY / AP
An Australia-New Zealand Travel Bubble Brings Relief and Elation
Quarantine-free travel is a relief for families separated by the pandemic as well as for struggling tourist operators
- JIM HEINTZ / AP
Alexei Navalny’s Team Calls Protests Amid Reports of His Failing Health
Navalny started a hunger strike weeks ago to protest prison authorities’ refusal to allow him to see a private doctor
- DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS / AP
Prince Philip Is Laid to Rest as Queen Sits Alone to Set Example
Following strict social distancing rules during the pandemic, the queen set an example even in grief

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Growing number of African-American China experts work to gain recognition, puncture stereotypes
US congressional staffer Mark Akpaninyie, an African-American, had clumps of his hair hoarded as souvenirs. Think tank analyst Bryce Barros was told his skin was too dark to be an American. Technology expert Shirley Hargis was asked if she was Beyoncé. Blacks living in China faced their share of jarring interactions, whether motivated by prejudice, racism or ignorance. Hargis, deputy manager of the China Technology Transfer & Emerging Technologies at civic group CRDF Global, said that while…
Isis supporters want Indonesian who claimed to be ‘26th prophet’ beheaded
Islamic State sympathisers have called for the beheading of an Indonesian man who claimed to be the “26th prophet”.A man identifying himself as Jozeph Paul Zhang made the claim alongside other remarks offensive to Muslims in a YouTube video that went viral over the weekend. Some experts have warned that Zhang’s ethnicity – he is thought to be ethnic Chinese – would fan “hatred” and could lead to attacks against Indonesian Chinese and non-Muslims in the country. Prophet Mohammed, the founder of…
EU to increase presence in Indo-Pacific under new strategy
The EU is poised to boost its presence in the Indo-Pacific after the European Council adopted a strategy on Monday to reinforce its focus and actions in the region.The new European Union strategy comes amid rising geopolitical tensions and is widely seen as Brussels heeding Washington’s call for allies to increase engagement in the region to counter China under its “free and open Indo-Pacific” policy.A broad range of areas are covered in the 10-page strategy document, including trade and…
Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital but he vows to continue hunger strike: lawyer
A lawyer for Russia’s main opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been on a hunger strike in prison since the end of March, said on Monday that his health had deteriorated and the situation was “only getting worse”.Lawyer Alexei Liptser visited Navalny and said that his client had again been denied a doctor of his choice and was determined to continue his hunger strike.Liptser said Navalny looks “bad” and was much thinner. He also had numbness in his arms, legs and back. On Monday the prison…
Choosing the Right Secondary School
[Sponsored Article] With so many curriculum frameworks and schools in Hong Kong, it is often challenging for parents to distinguish one curriculum from another. Parents also need to consider how the curriculum they choose might translate when moving to another school or country. Stamford American School Hong Kong, recently accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and authorized by the International Baccalaureate for the Diploma Program (IBDP), is unique in Hong Kong as it…
News24.com | Cuba gets new leader as last Castro retires
Cuba has marked the end of an era with the transfer of power from the Castro clan, in charge for six decades, to the communist country's first-ever civilian leader.
News24.com | World can bring pandemic under control within months - WHO chief
The world has the means to bring the global Covid-19 pandemic under control in the coming months, the head of the World Health Organisation said.
Businessinsider.co.za | India now has 15 million Covid-19 cases, and a new variant has been identified there
As of Monday, India has recorded 15,061,805 coronavirus cases and more than 178,700 deaths, per Johns Hopkins University data.
News24.com | Worshippers wounded in Albania mosque knife attack
A knife-wielding man attacked worshippers at a mosque in Albania's capital Tirana, police said, wounding five people.
News24.com | US Supreme Court brings end to another Republican election challenge
The US Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to another lawsuit related to the November presidential election field by a Republican former congressional candidate.
All Americans 16 and older can now get vaccinated in the U.S.
The majority of U.S. states have already expanded their COVID-19 vaccine rollouts to people from this age group.
- Josh K. Elliott
NASA successfully flies the first-ever helicopter on Mars
NASA's Ingenuity aircraft took off, hovered and then safely landed in the first-ever flight on another world.
From arrest video to trial: Key events since George Floyd’s death
A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis.
Derek Chauvin heard George Floyd ask for help, ‘he just didn’t listen’: prosecutor
Closing arguments began with the city of Minneapolis on edge against a repeat of the violence that erupted last spring over George Floyd's death.
India’s capital to go into lockdown as coronavirus cases soar
According to India’s health ministry on Monday, Delhi reported 25,462 cases and 161 deaths in the past 24 hours.
US reimposes sanctions on Belarus firms after protest clampdown
The United States said on Monday (Apr 19) it was reimposing sanctions on nine state-owned companies in Belarus after strongman Alexander Lukashenko ignored warnings to release political prisoners rounded up from democracy protests.
EU sanctions 10 Myanmar junta officials, 2 firms
BRUSSELS: The European Union on Monday (Apr 19) announced sanctions on 10 Myanmar junta officials and two conglomerates linked to the military over the coup and bloody crackdown on protesters in their country. The individuals "are all responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of law in ...
Doctors say clot treatment advice key to US resuming Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines
WASHINGTON: Resuming the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine in the United States will require clear guidelines for the medical community on how to best treat patients that develop a rare type of blood clot, as well as alerting vaccine recipients to be aware of the telltale symptoms ...
'Britcoin' not bitcoin? UK considers new digital currency
LONDON: British finance minister Rishi Sunak told the Bank of England on Monday (Apr 19) to look at the case for a new "Britcoin", or central bank-backed digital currency, aimed at tackling some of the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. A BoE-backed digital version of sterling ...
Iran, Indonesia foreign ministers discuss trade, economy
JAKARTA: Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed trade and economic issues in a meeting in Jakarta on Monday (Apr 19) with his Indonesian counterpart, the two countries said. Zarif emphasized the importance of finalizing a preferential trade agreement in his talks with ...
Is the least grubby hydrocarbon a bridge fuel to a greener future, or a trap?
The adjustment process can be painful
What will beauty habits look like after the pandemic?
Foreign investors cannot get enough of Sea, Grab, Gojek and other regional unicorns
Making sense of the software giant’s acquisitive streak
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יו"ר ההסתדרות ערך סיור מיוחד במפעלי התעשייה האווירית

יו"ר ההסתדרות ארנון בר-דוד, ערך היום (ב') סיור מיוחד במפעלי התעשייה האווירית, בליווי מזכיר ארגון עובדי התעשייה האווירית, יאיר כץ. יו"ר ההסתדרות קיבל סקירה רחבה ממנכ"ל החברה בועז לוי ומהצוות המקצועי, בין היתר, על פרויקטים בתחום החלל, מטוסים ללא טייס והסבת מטוסי נוסעים למטוסי מטען. כמו כן, הצוות סייר בקו ייצור מטוס המנהלים G280. התלוו לסיור: מנכ"ל ההסתדרות ורמ"ט היו"ר עו"ד אופיר אלקלעי, מ"מ יו"ר ההסתדרות רועי יעקב, המשנה למזכיר ארגון העובדים אליעזר נגר, יו"ר מועצת העובדים אילן אטל, משנה למנכ"ל תע"א אייל יוניאן וסמנכ"ל ההון האנושי בתע"א ברק שטרוזברג. בהמשך, נפגש יו"ר ההסתדרות בר-דוד, עם נציגות מועצת העובדים וקיבל סקירה על פעילותם. הוא דיבר בפניהם על מצב המשק ועל מהלכי ההסתדרות, ושיבח את מקצועיותם כמי שעומדים בחוד החנית של התעשיות הביטחוניות והתעופה האזרחית בעולם.

הנגיד: עד סוף 2022 נמחק את נזקי הקורונה

הוועדה המוניטרית של בנק ישראל החליטה להותיר את הריבית במשק בשיעור של 0.1%. נאומו של נגיד הבנק, פרופ' אמיר ירון,שפע אופטימיות, עם זא הוא נגע במספר נקודות כמו הצורך ברפורמות מבניות, שלשם תקצובן יידרש תקציב מדינה (אף כי נמנע מלומר זאת בפירוש) וכן העריך כי עד סוף 2022 צפוי המשק למחוק את נזקי הקורונה. הנגיד: "מאז החלטת המדיניות הקודמת שלנו, בסוף פברואר, ניתן לומר שתמונת המערכה מול נגיף הקורונה השתנתה לטובה. שיעורי התחלואה קטנו בצורה משמעותית, דבר המסייע למשק לחזור ולהיפתח ולשוב בהיבטים מסוימים למצב לפני פרוץ המשבר. אנו רואים זאת גם במספרי המאקרו והאינדיקטורים הכלכליים, וגם בסביבה הקרובה של כל אחד מאיתנו בחיינו הפרטיים. אלו דברים מעודדים מאוד ואני מקווה שמגמה זו תימשך בארץ ובעולם כך שהאור בקצה המנהרה ימשיך להתחזק. עם זאת, ההשפעות הכלכליות של המגפה עדיין איתנו, ועוד ילוו אותנו בהמשך. בנקודה בה המשק נמצא ראוי להיות ממוקדים בתהליכים המיידים, ההכרחיים ליציאה חלקה ככל האפשר מהמשבר תוך שימת דגש על שרידות עסקים והטיפול בתעסוקה".

עסקה בין רפאל וחברה מאיחוד האמירויות

חברת רפאל מערכות לחימה מתקדמות חתמה אתמול (א') על הסכם להקמת חברה משותפת עם חברת G42 מאיחוד האמירויות. החברה האזרחית המשותפת שתיקרא Presight.AI, תעסוק בפיתוח, שיווק וניהול פרויקטים אזוריים ובינלאומיים בתחומי הבינה המלאכותית וביג דאטה. חברת Presight.AI תקים גם מרכז מו"פ בישראל שיעסוק בפיתוח וקידום יכולות בינה מלאכותית וביג דאטה ליישומים בשוק האזרחי, במגוון תחומים הכוללים את תחום הבנקאות, הפיננסים, הבריאות ועוד. אירוע החתימה נערך במעמד שגריר איחוד האמירויות הערביות בישראל, מוחמד מחמוד אל-חאג'ה, מנכ"ל G42, פנג שיאו, מנכ"ל רפאל, יואב הר-אבן, מנכ"ל G42 ישראל, מעוז בן-ארי ומוזמנים נוספים.

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לאחר שהשלימה שני סבבי גיוס הון במהלך שנת הקורונה, משיקה קבוצת GoTo שירות "מולטי מודל", להתניידות במגוון כלי תחבורה שיתופיים בעיר מדריד. השירות יושק באמצעות אפליקציה ידידותית ונוחה למשתמש, המאפשרת תכנון נסיעות, רכיבות ותנועה בעיר ברכב, קורקינט או קטנוע

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