On the eve of International Women’s Day, a huge band of women walked around in droves stretching for miles in solidarity in the UK. The main topics for discussion on board behind the long walk were climate change, coronavirus, and femicide. While for the most part, the protests went on smoothly, masked “activists” attacked the women’s rally by creating a ruckus among the ranks. Acts such as grabbing and tearing up of banners were carried out by these masked “activists”. Following the incident, a dozen arrests were initiated. The vandalisms fled the site before local police showed up. After the police showed up on-site, around 60 activists -mostly female activists were arrested. The citing lawyer Babytbek Aftandil later revealed that the arrested detainees were later released. Additional r
The British government under the reign of Boris Johnson has now unveiled the country’s new, blue post-Brexit passports that bring back an “iconic” document that was considered to be the only thorn during Brexit’s negotiations amid deportation. The “iconic” passports which were taken away from Britain since 1988. Boris Johnson further praised the color change as a "wonderful thing" and even echoed his displeasure when they were being taken away citing “A sense of personal loss and outrage.” "I think it's a wonderful thing if people want to have a blue passport again," Johnson told ITV News in 2017. While the UK had no obligation to change the color of its passports in 1988, they, however, decided to do so cementing “Political closeness” with its fellow EU members. Sources dictate that th
On February 6, the coldest place in the world recorded a temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius, which is pretty high for its regular state. Scientists at an Argentine research base measured the high temperature on a peninsula that is adjacent to Antarctica facing the southern tip of South America. Notably, the highest recorded temperature previously was 17.5 degrees Celsius or 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Last week, researchers from Brazil claimed that they recorded temperatures of 20.75 degrees Celsius on an island off the peninsula beating the overall record for the entire Antarctica region set at 19.8 degrees Celsius in January of 1982. However, the UN weather agency quotes that official numbers will take months to verify. A spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organizations further ame...
China’s National Health Commission in their daily report to China’s Central government published that 2,829 new cases of coronavirus were reported nationwide on February 2nd. The total number of infected cases in China alone has risen to 17,205 and it is said to be rising gradually. The death toll has risen to 361 with 57 deaths reported on Sunday alone. New cases in the numbers of 5,713 were added on Sunday. 186 patients turned seriously ill while 147 people were discharged after given the all-clear. However, 2,296 people remained in extremely severe condition and an additional 21,558 people were suspected of being infected with the virus. China is turning into a war-zone against the deadly coronavirus and at the moment the latter seems to be winning. The spread of the virus has taken a
In an unprecedented move, Nobel Prize winner and former human rights defended, Ang San Suu Kyi defended her country Myanmar against allegations of rape, killings, and displacements. Appearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday, Suu Kyi defended the military against all allegations labeled against them. The Gambia is a small West African country that was first to accuse Myanmar of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention. However, in a bold move, Suu Kyi could not hear anything about that. "The Gambia has placed an incomplete and misleading picture of the factual situation in Rakhine state," said Suu Kyi. “Gambia has placed an incomplete and misleading picture of the factual situation in Rakhine state in Myanmar,” she further reiterated. While Myanmar’s military may ha
Pentagon has fired the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer over the case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher. The Pentagon in a statement issued on Sunday said that Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper asked that Richard V. Spencer resigns as Navy secretary following the way he handled the case of a Navy SEAL, accused of committing war crimes in Iraq. According to the statement, Spencer's “lack of candour” during discussions with the White House regarding the SEAL’s case caused Esper to lose trust and confidence in him. The Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher was in 2017 convicted of illegally taking pictures with the corpse of an Islamic State prisoner. Although Gallagher was acquitted of premeditated murder by a military jury, he was demoted in rank and pay grade. Earlier this month, the U.S. preside
Robert O’Brien the White House National Security Adviser has said that the U.S. will impose sanctions on Turkey if it does not do away with the Russian missile defense systems it purchased. In an interview on Sunday, O’Brien made it clear that the U.S. is not pleased with Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 missile air defense systems. The White House official said that if Turkey does not heed the warning to get rid of the missile systems it would be sanctioned by the U.S. Congress. O’Brien stated that the penalties under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act would apply to Turkey if they do not walk away from the Russian systems. He pointed out that the S-400 missile defense system is incompatible with NATO defenses. He also said that the Act will pass Congress with o
U.K. voters still divided and it shows in the political system of the country Experts do not believe that the upcoming election will end the Brexit uncertainty that has loomed for three years. British lawmakers approved the deal of prime minister Boris Johnson last month. However, other issues have arisen and the U.K. leader paused the Brexit bill. Also, the parties have agreed to an election. The prime minister said the only way to get Brexit done was to conduct an election in December. Political analysts beg to differ. The U.K. remains profoundly divided One such expert is Quentin Peel a think tank associate fellow at Chatham House said it is unlikely that there would be clarity on Brexit at the end of the election. Another expert, Victoria Hewson who heads another think tank beli...
Denuclearization talks with the U.S. on hold as North Korea Continues Testing weapons North Korea confirms its third multiple rocket launcher tests that allegedly increases its ability to destroy targets of the enemy in surprise attacks. Meanwhile, nuclear talks with Washington remain in limbo. Korean Central News Agency commented on the tests one day after Japan and South Korea reported that two projectiles were launched from the Pyongyang area. Leader of North Korea pleased with tests North Korea has plans to enhance its military prowess. The test has been repeated a number of times since august. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un has expressed his satisfaction with the test’s success. Un also congratulated the scientists involved in the development of the weapon. All indication