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  • Egged Australian Senator Who Blamed Muslims For NZ Shootings Loses Election
    Fraser Anning, the far-right Australian senator who blamed Muslim immigrants for the New Zealand mosque shootings, was voted out of office during Australia’s elections this weekend. After an Australian white supremacist shot up two mosques and killed 50 people in New Zealand, Anning made a shocking statement in which he ... read more
    Source: Other – Talking Points Memo 1Published on 2019-05-20
  • Sri Lanka’s Top Security Officials Asked To Resign After Failure To Prevent Bombings
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president’s office said Wednesday. It ... read more
    Source: Other – Talking Points Memo 1Published on 2019-04-24
  • Police Identify ‘New Breed’ Of Terrorists In Northern Ireland After Reporter Fatally Shot
    LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a “new breed” of terrorists threatening the peace. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation ... read more
    Source: Other – Talking Points Memo 1Published on 2019-04-20
  • Yellow Vest Anger Burns In Paris, Fueled By France’s Notre Dame Fire Response
    PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris on Saturday to drive home their message to a government they see as out of touch with the problems of the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs ... read more
    Source: Other – Talking Points Memo 1Published on 2019-04-20
  • North Korea Wants Pompeo Out Of Nuclear Talks, Accuses Him Of ‘Talking Nonsense’
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to be of ... read more
    Source: Other – Talking Points Memo 1Published on 2019-04-18
  • Former Peruvian President Alan García Dies After Shooting Himself In The Head
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alan García died Wednesday after shooting himself in the head moments after police attempted to detain him amid corruption allegations in Latin America’s largest graft probe. President Martin Vizcarra announced on Twitter that García died after undergoing emergency surgery hours earlier. Doctors at ... read more
    Source: Other – Talking Points Memo 1Published on 2019-04-17
  • EU Grants Six-Month Delay Of Brexit
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers Thursday to spend the upcoming Easter break to “reflect” on the need for a Brexit compromise, after a clearly frustrated European Union gave the country six more months to find a way to leave the bloc.She said doing so and ... read more
    Source: Other – Talking Points Memo 1Published on 2019-04-11
  • Sudanese Officials Say Army Forced Autocratic President To Step Down
    CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Sudanese marched toward the center of the capital Khartoum on Thursday, cheering, singing and dancing in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. The circumstances of al-Bashir’s ... read more
    Source: Other – Talking Points Memo 1Published on 2019-04-11
  • Myanmar’s Military Cuts Internet and Rolls Armored Vehicles Into Cities Following Widespread Protests
    (YANGON, Myanmar) — Sightings of armored personnel carriers in Myanmar’s biggest city and an internet shutdown raised political tensions late Sunday, after vast numbers of people around the country flouted orders against demonstrations to protest the military’s seizure of power. Public concern has already been heightened for the ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-14
  • What Happens Next in Italy With Mario Draghi Taking Charge
    Mario Draghi is about to be sworn in as Italy’s next prime minister. The former head of the European Central Bank, affectionately dubbed “Super Mario” by the press, is a skilled political operator hailed for almost single-handedly rescuing the Euro currency in the depths of the Eurozone crisis. ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-13
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Believes the WTO Can Change the World. But First It Needs Reform
    On its surface, the mandate of the World Trade Organization is relatively circumscribed: to make and enforce the rules of the road for global trade and resolve problems when they arise. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has much loftier goals for the organization she is expected to take the helm of ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-12
  • Alexei Navalny’s Chief of Staff Predicts He Will Be Released ‘Sooner Than Many Are Expecting’
    Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny and his colleagues have had an especially turbulent past few months. Last August, Navalny survived a near-fatal poisoning by a nerve agent that he blamed on the Kremlin. He spent five months recovering in Berlin, while working on a would-be-viral video exposé, alleging ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-12
  • Myanmar’s Creatives Are Fighting Military Rule With Art – Despite the Threat of a Draconian New Cyber-Security Law
    Khine, an artist based in Yangon, doesn’t think of himself as political. Right now, he says, he’d much rather be creating paintings of imagined scenes. But since Myanmar’s military coup on Feb. 1, he’s been making something different: “counter-propaganda”—posters and stickers meant to inspire civil disobedience and criticize ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-12
  • The Farmers’ Protests Are a Turning Point for India’s Democracy—and the World Can No Longer Ignore That
    For decades, the world has turned a blind eye to India’s abysmal human rights record. This approach draws from a broad perception of India as a strategic ally. For one, the United States, like much of the global community, sees India as an important counterweight to China. They ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-11
  • President Biden Raises Human Rights and Trade Concerns in First Call With China’s Xi
    Joe Biden, in his first conversation as president with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping, spoke of his concern about China’s “coercive and unfair economic practices” as well as human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region, according to a White House account of their telephone call. Biden also expressed ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-11
  • The Tokyo Olympics Boss Has Finally Resigned Over Sexist Comments. It’s Hardly a Victory for Women in Japan, Activists Say
    The head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee stepped down on Friday after more than a week of backlash for his sexist remarks—but experts say it’s hardly a victory for women’s rights in Japan. What’s more, Yoshiro Mori’s resignation likely would not have happened were it not for ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-11
  • How An Indian Stand Up Comic Found Himself Arrested for a Joke He Didn’t Tell
    It was going to be the best year of Munawar Iqbal Faruqui’s life. The 29-year-old stand-up comic from Mumbai was set to complete his first tour of India. His YouTube channel had crossed 500,000 subscribers. And in the spring, he was to perform his first international show in ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-10
  • Protesters Are Back on the Streets of Myanmar Despite Police Violence
    YANGON, Myanmar — Crowds demonstrating against the military takeover in Myanmar again defied a ban on protests Wednesday, even after security forces ratcheted up the use of force against them and raided the headquarters of the political party of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Fresh protests ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-10
  • A Hong Kong Court Denies Bail for Opposition Publisher Jimmy Lai
    HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court on Tuesday denied bail for government critic and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai who is facing charges under a sweeping new national security law. The ruling by the Court of Final Appeal comes amid heavy pressure from the Chinese government and ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-08
  • As Protests Swell, Myanmar’s Junta Imposes a Curfew and a Ban on Meetings
    YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s new military rulers on Monday signaled their intention to crack down on opponents of their takeover, issuing decrees that effectively banned peaceful public protests in the country’s two biggest cities. The restrictions were ordered after police fired water cannons at hundreds of protesters ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-08
  • Rohingya Activists Are Hoping That the Coup in Myanmar Will Be a Turning Point for Their Struggle
    In the week since the military overthrew Myanmar’s democratically elected government, exile Nay San Lwin has been inundated with dozens of messages from his compatriots offering support. It’s a dramatic change from 2017, when the rights activist, now living in Germany, was disseminating information about the atrocities Myanmar’s ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-08
  • 140 Are Missing After a Glacier Breaks in India’s Himalayas
    RISHIKESH, India — Indian rescue crews struggled to reach trapped victims Sunday after part of a glacier in the Himalayas broke off and released a torrent of water and debris that slammed into two hydroelectric plants. At least nine people were killed and 140 were missing in a ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-07
  • Internet Access Restored as Myanmar Coup Protests Grow
    YANGON, Myanmar — As enthusiastic crowds of tens of thousands marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday to protest last week’s coup ousting Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, their spirits were lifted by the return of internet services that had been blocked a day ... read more
    Source: Other – Time 2Published on 2021-02-07