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Major banks moved vast sums of illicit money: ICIJ

Shares Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world's largest banking institutions, said an international journalism investigation published Sunday, which denounced shortcomings in sector regulations. "Profits from deadly drug wars, fortunes embezzled from developing countries, and hard-earned savings stolen...

World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

The wealthiest 1% of the world’s population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorer half of the world from 1990 to 2015, according to new research. Carbon dioxide emissions rose by 60% over the 25-year period, but the increase in emissions from the richest 1% was three times greater than the increase...

Trump Says He May Ink Executive Order to Stop Biden From Running in November Election

POTUS has repeatedly hinted that “sleepy” Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is mentally unfit to be at the helm of the US, while the former vice president’s medical assessment described him as a “healthy” and “vigorous” individual. ......

Belarus protesters keep pressure on Lukashenko with mass rallies and police data leak

Tens of thousands of people marched through Minsk on Sunday chanting “go away” on the sixth straight weekend of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, keeping up the pressure on the veteran Belarusian leader to quit. At least 10 people were detained, Russia’s TASS news agency quoted police as saying. Videos shared by local media outlets showed...

Climate strikers plan ‘safe’ return to protests, Greta Thunberg says

Leaders of a youth climate strike movement launched by teenage activist Greta Thunberg have said they will return to mass protests – including street actions where possible – this week, as wildfires and other climate threats surge around the planet. “We are going to send a signal we must treat this crisis like a crisis. This is a global emergency,”...

Museum about 2011 quake and nuclear disaster opens in Fukushima

Futaba, Fukushima Pref. – Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday opened a museum about the massive March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster in a bid ... ......

Virtual edition of UN General Assembly to see record participation of world leaders: Antonio Guterres

The virtual edition of the United Nations General Assembly will see a record number of Heads of State and Government address the high-level week through pre-recorded video statements, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. This year, for the first time in the UN's 75-year history, Heads of State and Government will not be travelling to New York for the...

Malala says 20 million more girls may not return to schools even after Covid-19

ISLAMABAD: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, has said that as many as 20 million more girls may not return to schools even after the Covid-19 crisis is over. Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday, the Pakistani Nobel laureate acknowledged that Covid-19 had been "a striking setback to our collective...

Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnell shows power trumps principle

People in public life tend to fall into one of two broad categories – those motivated by principle, and those motivated by power....

Former prime minister John Turner has died: reports

John Turner, who served as Canada’s prime minister from June to September 1984, has died, according to sources, including the Toronto Sun. He was 91. Former Ontario premier Bob Rae was among the public figures expressing their condolences. We apologize, but this...

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