Bosnian Serbs demand their own army, leader says

The Serb member of Bosnia’s presidency, Milorad Dodik, has laid out plans for a Bosnian Serb army. But the Croat member of the presidency, Zeljko Komsic, has described it as a “criminal act of rebellion.” Bosnian Serbs are determined to form their own army, the Serb member of Bosnia’s three-part presidency, Milorad Dodik, said on Tuesday. In aContinue reading “Bosnian Serbs demand their own army, leader says”

COVID cases push Myanmar’s healthcare to the brink – DW News

COVID-19 cases are surging in Myanmar. After six months of military rule, only forty percent of its healthcare facilities are open. But with public mistrust at near all-time highs, many are turning away from public hospitals, leaving families to fend for themselves.

Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6

In which John Green teaches you about the roots of the American Revolution. The Revolution did not start on July 4, 1776. The Revolutionary War didn’t start on July 4 either. (as you remember, I’m sure, the Revolution and the Revolutionary War are not the same thing) The shooting started on April 19, 1775, atContinue reading “Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6”

France to boycott UN anti-racism conference

Macron joins a growing list of Western countries to boycott the event, saying the decision is due to ‘anti-Semitic statements’ at previous editions. French President Emmanuel Macron will boycott a United Nations conference on the fight against racism next month over concerns about “anti-Semitic statements” at previous editions, the presidency said on Friday. The follow-upContinue reading “France to boycott UN anti-racism conference”

Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report

Cable includes instructions for working with pro-Israel groups to foment demonstrations outside corporate offices as part of pressure campaign seeking to reverse boycott decision A report Tuesday detailed plans for a campaign by Israel’s diplomatic corps to stir popular sentiment in the US and elsewhere against Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever, which announced this monthContinue reading “Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report”

Protests East and West: Crash Course European History #45

The post-World War II decades in Europe are sometimes called the Thirty Glorious Years. As those years wore on, tensions between East and West grew, and economic growth slowed or was unevenly distributed across Europe, protests and dissent arose across the continent. Note from Among the Fray: Now that we have finished World History, weContinue reading “Protests East and West: Crash Course European History #45”

France advises citizens to leave Pakistan after serious threats: sources

France has advised French citizens to temporarily leave Pakistan and warned of serious threats to French interests in the country, two diplomatic sources said on Thursday, after violent clashes there this week. Thousands of Pakistani Islamists had clashed with police earlier this week in protest against the arrest of their leader ahead of rallies denouncingContinue reading “France advises citizens to leave Pakistan after serious threats: sources”

China warns Washington not to boycott Winter Olympics

China’s government warned Washington on Wednesday not to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach to complaints of human rights abuses. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson rejected accusations of abuses against ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region. He warned of an unspecified “robust ChineseContinue reading “China warns Washington not to boycott Winter Olympics”

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