Pakistan: Clash between TLP protesters and police turns deadly – DW News

Two policemen and two protestors are dead after clashes in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore. The violence erupted during a march by thousands of Islamists calling for the release of the leader of their outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Party – or TLP Party. He was arrested last year during demonstrations against France, where caricatures of theContinue reading “Pakistan: Clash between TLP protesters and police turns deadly – DW News”

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed sworn in as PM for second five-year term – Al Jazeera

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second term, after he and his party secured a landslide victory in June’s elections. He has described the poll as Ethiopia’s first attempt at a “free and fair” vote. The vote was overshadowed by the conflict in Tigray – where hundreds of thousands areContinue reading “Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed sworn in as PM for second five-year term – Al Jazeera”

Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup

Myanmar’s currency has lost more than 60% of its value since the beginning of September, driving up food and fuel prices in an economy that has tanked since a military coup eight months ago. Many gold shops and money exchanges closed on Wednesday due to the turmoil, while the kyat’s dive trended on social mediaContinue reading “Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup”

U.N. Security Council to discuss Ethiopia expulsion of U.N. staff

The United Nations Security Council will privately discuss on Friday a decision by Ethiopia to expel seven senior U.N. officials, diplomats said, as malnutrition rates rise and famine looms in the country’s war-torn northern region of Tigray. The United States, Britain, Ireland, Estonia, France and Norway, plan to raise the issue during a closed-door meetingContinue reading “U.N. Security Council to discuss Ethiopia expulsion of U.N. staff”

The number of billionaires grew by 13.4% in 2020 – making the pandemic a ‘windfall to billionaire wealth’

A new report from research firm Wealth-X found that the number of global billionaires rose above 3,000 in 2020. It’s a first, per the report, with billionaires around the world increasing their collective wealth by 5.7%. Wealth taxes have been floated as one way to redistribute wealth and address pandemic inequity. The pandemic was aContinue reading “The number of billionaires grew by 13.4% in 2020 – making the pandemic a ‘windfall to billionaire wealth’”

Britain may revert to the imperial system as part of its plans to ‘capitalize on new Brexit freedoms’

The UK announced plans on Thursday to reevaluate leftover laws from the European Union. The government said it will review the EU ban on imperial units and legislate “in due course.” The EU-imposed metric system has “long been a flashpoint for anti-EU campaigners,” i news said. The UK is considering reverting to the imperial system,Continue reading “Britain may revert to the imperial system as part of its plans to ‘capitalize on new Brexit freedoms’”

The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

In which John Green teaches you about the Great Depression. So, everybody knows that the Great Depression started with the stock market crash in 1929, right? Not exactly. The Depression happened after the stock market crash, but wasn’t caused by the crash. John will teach you about how the depression started, what Herbert Hoover triedContinue reading “The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33”

Survey Shows People No Longer Believe Working Hard Will Lead To A Better Life

A growing sense of inequality is undermining trust in both society’s institutions and capitalism, according to a long-running global survey. The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer – now in its 20th year – has found many people no longer believe working hard will give them a better life. Despite strong economic performance, a majority of respondents inContinue reading “Survey Shows People No Longer Believe Working Hard Will Lead To A Better Life”

New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids

Small children are among those held amid a new wave of detentions of ethnic Tigrayans suspected of supporting Tigray forces in Ethiopia’s growing war, one detainee says, while witnesses and a human rights watchdog describe fresh disappearances in recent weeks. In an interview with The Associated Press on a hidden phone, one of those detained described grimContinue reading “New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids”

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