Putin’s Silence: Inaction of the Russian leader regarding “mercenaries” in Belarus plays against him.

The scandal about Russian mercenaries in Belarus continues to flare up, bringing more and more political dividends to the President of this East European country, Alexander Lukashenka. July 6, Lukashenka instructed the Prosecutor Generals of Russia and Ukraine to Belarus to be invited to discuss the future of the detained militants. Not a day goes […]

‘Churchill took stand against fascism but was also great proponent of colonialism’ – film-maker and activist Bree Newsome Bass

8 Jun 2020 I spoke to the filmmaker, artist and activist Bree Newsome Bass. I spoke to the filmmaker, artist and activist Bree Newsome Bass. She made headlines five years ago when she scaled the flagpole of the South Carolina state house to remove the confederate flag in protest against the Charleston Church shooting – […]

EU trade commissioner Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

European trade commissioner Phil Hogan is considering putting his name forward as a candidate to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, his spokesman said on Sunday, Trend reports citing Reuters. The WTO post will become vacant at the end of August after incumbent Roberto Azevedo said he would step down a year […]

Three experts discuss life after coronavirus – Channel 4 News

From face masks to social distancing, life has changed dramatically in the coronavirus pandemic – possibly forever. The so-called ‘new normal’ has led to a transformation in the way we work, socialise and behave. Governments, from the UK to Germany, are laying out road maps with details on how their countries will operate post coronavirus. […]

Coronavirus: Japan expected to lift state of emergency, but not for Tokyo – National

Japan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to hold a news conference at 6 p.m. (0900 GMT) when he is […]

UN says AIDS deaths could double in sub-Saharan Africa due to COVID-19

The number of deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa could double if HIV patients are deprived of healthcare due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the UN said on Monday, May 11. In a joint statement with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that over 500,000 HIV sufferers […]

how pandemics have transformed history – Channel 4 News

8 May 2020 For centuries, infectious diseases have spread across the world. Their deadliness has been well documented – but have they altered the path of history? Coronavirus is nothing new. For centuries, infectious diseases have spread across the world. Their deadliness has been well documented – but have they altered the path of history? […]

Israel’s top court says no to digital tracking without legislation

Israel’s supreme court ruled on Sunday that the government must bring under legislation its use of mobile phone tracking in the battle against the coronavirus. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet in March approved emergency regulations that enabled the Shin Bet internal security service to use an anti-terrorism technology to tap into cellular data and trace […]

Trump warns of ‘very deadly period’ of COVID-19 deaths, likening it to fatalities during world wars

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. will escalate over the next one to two weeks, and could be on par with the number of fatalities seen in world wars. “There’s going to be a very, very deadly period, unfortunately,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday. […]

Somali army kills 142 al-Shabab militants during operation

Somali National Army said on Sunday that 142 al-Shabab militants had been killed, 29 injured and 18 arrested during an on-going operation in Janale town in southern Somalia, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Osman Shabel, a commander from Somalia National Army, said that troops recaptured Janale town from the al-Qaeda linked militants in two weeks ago. […]