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US and South Korea signal willingness to expand military drills in response to nuclear northcnn21 May 2022 (LINK)

Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work amid fuel shortageap / mynorthwest19 May 2022 (LINK)

Zimbabwe lifts lending ban after one week as currency and stock exchange nosedivenews2417 May 2022 (LINK)
Zimbabwe asks for European support for the sale of its $600m stockpile of ivorynews2416 May 2022 (LINK)

Clashes in Tripoli as would-be prime minister attempts to claim powertheguardian17 May 2022 (LINK)

Hezbollah's coalition loses parliamentary majority in Lebanon's first vote after uprising, financial collapsecnn17 May 2022 (LINK)

Northern Ireland Protocol: Fact-checking claims about Brexitbbc17 May 2022 (LINK)

Mali's military junta pulls out of regional G5 Sahel forceground.news16 May 2022 (LINK)

Thousands in Tunisia protest against president, demand democratic returnground.news15 May 2022 (LINK)

Suicide Blast, Gunmen Kill 8 People in northwest Pakistanground.news15 May 2022 (LINK)

Nigeria's Sokoto state declares curfew over student killing protestsground.news14 May 2022 (LINK)

Iran detains two Europeans as EU nuclear talk envoy visitsalarabiya11 May 2022 (LINK)

Protests break out as Philippines election returns a Marcos to presidencyreuters10 May 2022 (LINK)

Sri Lanka: Protesters torch leaders' homes in night of unrestbbc10 May 2022 (LINK)

US State Department announces $10 million bounty after Costa Rica ransomware attack leads to state of emergencytheverge9 May 2022 (LINK)

Two Palestinians who killed 3 in Israel apprehended — official Israeli statementalarabiya8 May 2022 (LINK)

Pakistan Faces Turmoil Again, As President And Governor Stand Back And Watchthefridaytimes6 May 2022 (LINK)

Brutal temperatures scorch parts of India, where shortages of coal are causing daily power outagespbs / pbs3 May 2022 (LINK)

Channel migrants: At least 350 intercepted by U.K. in two daysbbc2 May 2022 (LINK)

Palestinians warn against plans to weaken their UN agencyal-monitor2 May 2022 (LINK)

Ecuador declares emergency over gang crimebbc30 April 2022 (LINK)

British Virgin Islands should be temporarily returned to UK rule, after Premier's arrest in Florida on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges, inquiry saysreuters30 April 2022 (LINK)

Sri Lanka healthcare on verge of collapse in economic crisisbbc17 April 2022 (LINK)

Sri Lanka unilaterally suspends external debt payments, says needs money for essentialsreuters12 April 2022 (LINK)

Nigerian/Niger airstrikes kill 70 'terrorists'afp / ground.news17 April 2022 (LINK)

Myanmar junta says 1,600 prisoners to be freed in holiday amnesty, but no political detaineesground.news17 April 2022 (LINK)

Afghanistan death toll in 'Pakistan strikes' rises to at least 47: officialsground.news17 April 2022 (LINK)

Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif voted in as Pakistan's new prime ministerupi11 April 2022 (LINK)

UK Sanctions Bosnian Serb Politicians Over Secession Threatsafp / barrons11 April 2022 (LINK)

UN envoy arrives in Sanaa for talks with Yemen rebelsaa11 April 2022 (LINK)

Somalia drought: 'Act now or 350,000 children will die'bbc10 April 2022 (LINK)

Imran Khan ousted as Pakistan's PM after votebbc10 April 2022 (LINK)

Pakistan court rules no-confidence vote block is illegalbbc8 April 2022 (LINK)

Yemen: warring parties lay down weapons for two months in first nationwide truce since 2016theguardian3 April 2022 (LINK)

CNN: Sri Lanka is in an economic crisis. Here's what it's like for people on the groundcnn3 from 2 April 2022 (LINK)

El Salvador leader requests state of emergency amid killingsap / ground.news26 March 2022 (LINK)

Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebels target its energy facilitiesground.news19 March 2022 (LINK)

Peru court authorizes release of ex-President Alberto Fujimori, serving 25-year-sentencealjazeera17 March 2022 (LINK)

U.N. says military violence in Myanmar may be 'crimes against humanity'npr16 March 2022 (LINK)

Rising fuel and food costs spark protests in Albania, government imposes price controlsap/afp/euronews12 March 2022 (LINK)

Robert Reich: Eight Sobering Realities About Putin's Invasioneurasiareview25 February 2022 (LINK)

$500K In Bitcoin Donations Flow To Ukraine As Russia Invadesbitcoinmagazine25 February 2022 (LINK)

What Biden's Sanctions on Russia Will Actually Dotime24 February 2022 (LINK)

The most notable restrictions fall on the country's biggest bank, Sberbank, and 25 of its subsidiaries, all of which account for over one-third of Russia's financial assets. Any of the assets that even touch the U.S. financial system will be blocked, and the U.S. government and its citizens are prohibited from doing any business with the restricted institutions.

Patreon suspends donation page for nonprofit giving body armor to Ukrainian armycnbc24 February 2022 (LINK)

Patreon said it will return money collected in the nonprofit's account to everyone who donated.

Russian News Outlet RT Forced Temporarily Offline by Cyberattack, Anonymous Claims Responsibilitythedailybeast24 February 2022 (LINK)

Russian oligarchs lose $32B as Ukraine crisis escalatesfoxbusiness23 February 2022 (LINK)

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EU launches summit reset with Africa after pandemic pausereuters17 February 2022 (LINK)

Tonga needs over $90 million to start repairs from volcanoapnews17 February 2022 (LINK)

Oil price slides 2% after France and Iran say closer to a nuclear dealAP/ground.news17 February 2022 (LINK)

Thousands affected as quake hits Guatemalaphys.org16 February 2022 (LINK)

Forced displacement in Colombia more than doubled in 2021: UNOCHA Reportaljazeera16 February 2022 (LINK)

Letter from Donbas: On the Front Lines of Putin’s Digital War With Ukrainepolitico15 February 2022 (LINK)

After meeting with Putin, Macron says the 'risk of destabilization is increasing'yahoo8 February 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine tensions: US alleges Russian plot to fake invasion pretextbbc4 February 2022 (LINK)

Four senior aides to Boris Johnson resign from No 10bbc4 February 2022 (LINK)

Boris Johnson makes incorrect claim on jobs several times, says OSRbbc3 February 2022 (LINK)

Boris Johnson wrong to claim crime has fallen, it has risen 14%, says watchdogbbc3 February 2022 (LINK)

UK hotel bill for 37,000 migrants actually £4.7m not £1.2m a day, Home Office says, correcting earlier statementbbc3 February 2022 (LINK)

Richest 20 nations urged to lead on nature protection by doubling financereuters27 January 2022 (LINK)

Stop Panicking About Ukraine — and Putinforeignpolicy24 January 2022 (LINK)

NATO beefs up eastern flank, Russia denounces Western 'hysteria'reuters22 January 2022 (LINK)

Leaked New Zealand military photos show scale of damage caused by Tonga volcano eruptiontheguardian18 January 2022 (LINK)

Ethiopia says WHO chief has links to rebellious Tigrayan forcesreuters15 January 2022 (LINK)

Jamaica arrests a former senator sought in Haitian president's assassinationnpr15 January 2022 (LINK)

Tonga volcano eruption caused 'significant damage'aljazeera16 January 2022 (LINK)

Putin pushes his red lines in Kazakhstan and Ukraine: plus Geneva meeting reportaxios11 January 2022 (LINK)

Nearly 8,000 detained in Kazakhstan amid unrestapnews10 January 2022 (LINK)

Aung San Suu Kyi: Ousted Myanmar leader jailed for another four yearsbbc10 January 2022 (LINK)

Release of detainees a 'significant confidence-building step' in Ethiopia: UN chiefnews.un.org7 January 2022 (LINK)

At least four anti-coup protesters shot dead in Sudan as security forces raid broadcasterscnn31 December 2021 (LINK)

Moscow denies withholding gas exports to Europe, France wants bigger EU energy independencerfi26 December 2021 (LINK)

Charity halts operations in Myanmar after staff go missing in deadly attacknbcnews26 December 2021 (LINK)

Russia announces withdrawal of 10,000 troops after drills near Ukrainefrance2426 December 2021 (LINK)

SKorea ex-President Park, jailed for corruption, is pardonedapnews24 December 2021 (LINK)

Moon's liberal government said the pardon is meant to promote national unity in the face of difficulties brought by the pandemic. Some observers say Moon may want to ease conservative criticism stemming from Park's health problems, or even use her to split the opposition ahead of a presidential election in March.

Texas parole board reverses George Floyd posthumous pardon recommendation for a 2004 Houston drug charge axios23 December 2021 (LINK)

Floyd was arrested during a Houston police sting operation for selling $10 worth of crack. The officer who arrested him, Gerald Goines, is facing two murder charges and has been accused of lying to justify warrants over a 2019 drug raid. The Harris County Public Defender's office alleged Goines fabricated a confidential informant in Floyd's case.A spokesperson for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) told the Morning News that recommendation "contained procedural errors" and said there had been a "lack of compliance with Board rules."

Declassified FBI records connect the dots about Saudi government involvement in 9/11 plot: a trio of Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs officials [operated] inside the U.S. who agents concluded worked to support al Qaeda and advance the 9/11 plotfloridabulldog23 December 2021 (LINK)

"There is no indication [the two diplomats] had direct contact with the hijackers[.] However, similar associations, communications, and logistics mirror those of the hijackers upon their arrival," the report says. The hijackers were part of a five-member al Qaeda team that hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 after leaving Washington Dulles International Airport and crashed it into the Pentagon. The third Ministry of Islamic Affairs official identified in the FBI reports is [..] al Qaeda member who worked in San Diego with a pair of Saudis — a diplomat and a suspected Saudi intelligence agent who funded extremists with laundered charity funds.

Ethiopian government rejects Tigrayan fighters' ceasefire call, dashing hopes of an end to the conflictcnn21 December 2021 (LINK)

U.S. judge tosses $4.5 bln deal shielding Sacklers from opioid lawsuitsreuters17 December 2021 (LINK)

Clever answers to unfair election systemseconomist17 December 2021 (LINK)

Quadratic voting in Colorado (LINK)

Volatility, hyperinflation and uncertainty: How everyday Venezuelans are using stablecoins to protect their livelihoodscointelegraph9 December 2021 (LINK)

UN rights chief deplores 'politically motivated' conviction of Myanmar's Suu Kyiaa6 December 2021 (LINK)

India's Modi backs down on farm reforms in surprise victory for protestersreuters19 November 2021 (LINK)

UN: Ethiopia releases 6 UN staff and all 70 plus driversapnews18 November 2021 (LINK)

Mediators step up Ethiopia ceasefire bid as aid efforts flounderthenewhumanitarian17 November 2021 (LINK)

U.S. Overdose Deaths Topped record 100,000 (30% more) In One Year, Officials Sayap / huffpost17 November 2021 (LINK)

COP26: Bahamas PM says climate summit has 'no teeth' and Boris Johnson's language doesn't 'convey seriousness' of global warming crisissky12 November 2021 (LINK)

Despite contributing just 0.01% to global greenhouse gas emissions, the Bahamas is experiencing a near-term existential threat from climate change

U.S. urges citizens to leave Haiti amid turmoil, fuel shortagepbs11 November 2021 (LINK)

UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar juntaapnews6 November 2021 (LINK)

Helping pave the path to peace in Libyagenevasolutions3 November 2021 (LINK)

HongKong business hub's strict 'zero COVID' policy fuels questions about the future of 'Asia's World City'.aljazeera3 November 2021 (LINK)

Human Rights Council to Hold Special Session on Sudan on Friday, 5 Novemberungeneva2 November 2021 (LINK)

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as Tigrayan forces gain groundreuters2 November 2021 (LINK)

Climate magnifies hunger in Madagascar, forecasted poor rains bring dread and despairwfp2 November 2021 (LINK)

Bosnia is in danger of breaking up, warns EU's top official in the statetheguardian2 November 2021 (LINK)

High representative says threat by Serb separatists to create their own army risks return of conflict

U.S.: Zillow to shutter home buying business and lay off 2,000 employees as its big real estate bet faltersgeekwire2 November 2021 (LINK)

Ukraine denies report of Russian troop buildup near its bordersreuters1 November 2021 (LINK)

Want to See a Modern Country Commit Suicide? Take a Hard Look at Britainumair haque/medium25 October 2021 (LINK)

Climate change: Australia pledges net zero emissions by 2050bbc25 October 2021 (LINK)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison however said the plan would not include ending Australia's fossil fuel sectors. The nation will also not set ambitious targets for 2030 - an objective of next month's COP26 global climate summit. "Australia has long dragged its heels on climate action. It is one of the dirtiest countries per head of population and a massive exporter of fossil fuels."

Colin Powell Had the Chance to Be a Great Man in a Crucial Moment. He Chose to Be a Loyal Apparatchik.esquire18 October 2021 (LINK)

Opinion | Ethiopia is plunging into chaos. It's time for a new Dayton Peace Processpolitico17 October 2021 (LINK)

Despite Medicare, Health Costs Are Painful for Americans 65+, though not as often as in Switzerlandflatlandkc15 October 2021 (LINK)

Star gymnasts call on Congress to dissolve US Olympics boardthehill13 October 2021 (LINK)

Myanmar: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights gravely concerned over substantial deployment of heavy weapons and troops by the Myanmar military— ohchr8 October 2021 (LINK)

Tesla moving HQ from California to Texas (actually Austin): CEO Elon Musk promises 'ecological paradise' around the Colorado Riverusatoday8 October 2021 (LINK)

Nobel Prize Winners Call for Governments to Take Action on Climategreekreporter6 October 2021 (LINK)

'Economically illiterate': PM's Tory conference speech gets frosty receptiontheguardian6 October 2021 (LINK)

U.N. weather agency says world ill-prepared for 'looming water crisis'washingtonpost5 October 2021 (LINK)

Coral reefs have lost half their ability to support human communities, study findscheknews2 October 2021 (LINK)

The jet stream has started an unprecedented shift north, which could wreak havoc on weather in the US and Europebusinessinsider2 October 2021 (LINK)


Panic buying leaves up to 90% of fuel pumps dry in major British citiesreuters27 September 2021 (LINK)

DOJ recommends four months in jail for military veteran in Capitol riot caseaxios24 September 2021 (LINK)

Justice Department attorneys wrote in a sentencing memo that though the man's military service is "laudable," it "renders his conduct on January 6 all the more egregious."

Haitian Migrant Crisis Is Such a Mess That Biden's Envoy Just Quitthedailybeast23 September 2021 (LINK)

25% of El Salvador's population (1.6M citizens) now uses Bitcoin walletfinbold22 September 2021 (LINK)

Nine ways you can help to save insects from extinctionsciencefocus16 September 2021 (LINK)

How much will our oceans warm and cause sea levels to rise this century? We've just improved our estimatetheconversation13 September 2021 (LINK)

"Our analysis shows that without dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, by the end of this century the upper 2,000 metres of the ocean is likely to warm by 11-15 times the amount of warming observed during 2005-19. [...] This warming will cause sea levels to rise by 17-26 centimetres."

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