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Alex Salmond critical of government leadership

BBC
Former First Minister Alex Salmond gives evidence to the committee investigating the Scottish government’s mishandling of complaints against him. Mr Salmond claimed there had been “a malicious and concerted effort” by a range of people to damage his reputation. In his opening statement, he criticised the leadership of the civil......

The Tragic Irony of the U.S. Capitol’s Peace Monument

Smithsonian
After the storming of Congress in early January, some rioters were apparently surprised to learn that the mere “traffic circle” where they were being arrested was, in fact, the Peace Monument, and part of U.S. Capitol grounds. Mostly unnoticed on ordinary days, the ghostly, eroded statue at the end of......

Philippine police to look into government admission of drug war failures

Reuters
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine police said on Thursday they were looking into a government review of thousands of killings in the country’s “war on drugs”, after the justice minister made an unprecedented admission to the United Nations of widespread police failures. FILE PHOTO: A member of Philippine National Police Scene......

Armenia’s armed forces demand resignation of PM and government: Ifax

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) in Moscow, Russia January 11, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY./File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Armenia’s armed forces called for the resignation of......

‘Climate Change’ Is Back, ‘Illegal Alien’ Is Out. New Administration Changes the Language of Government.

@BreaknNews
Now, the Biden administration is explicitly reversing that position. On Feb. 12, officials at Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that handles citizenship, said employees should not use the word “alien” in “outreach efforts, internal documents and in overall communication with stakeholders, partners and the general public.” The move, the......

Chinese government influence over Hollywood movie content

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here For the first time, the world’s largest film market is not the United States, but China. The pandemic sped up a trend that was already years in the making. It has also brought out the Chinese government’s growing influence......

Somalia protesters run from government gunfire

BBC
Heavy gunfire has broken out in Somalia’s capital as opposition leaders defied a ban on public gatherings to protest about delayed elections. A journalist livestreamed the moment protesters ran from government gunfire. BBC Somalia correspondent Bella Sheegow reports from Mogadishu. Produced by Michael Onyiego and Greg Brosnan. BBC – For......

UK government borrowing hits highest January level since records began

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56084504 The ONS warned that although the impact of the pandemic on the public finances is becoming clearer, “its effects are not fully captured” in the current data, and that its estimates of tax receipts and borrowing are “subject to greater than usual uncertainty”. BBC – For more and to......

Would Americans Have More Babies if the Government Paid Them?

New York Times
The problem, social scientists say, is if would-be parents are not having babies they want because society has made it too hard, too expensive and too solitary a job. This is called unmet fertility, and financial concerns are a driving factor. “The framework I prefer is about reproductive autonomy,” said......

Elizabeth Holmes resists government efforts to detail her CEO lifestyle

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of Theranos, arrives for motion hearing on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the U.S. District Court House inside Robert F. Peckham Federal Building in San Jose, California. Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images......

Government must ‘urgently’ address Kinahan

BBC
Daniel Kinahan, originally from Ireland, moved to Dubai in 2016 The UK government has been told it must be “much more proactive” and “urgently” address the involvement of a suspected crime boss in professional boxing. It followed revelations over his continued involvement at the top of the sport by the......

Business, government groups split on Wisconsin Gov. Evers’ sales tax increase proposal

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The split on Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed half-cent local sales increase can be seen in the different reactions by the state’s business and government groups. Wisconsin’s largest business group, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, said the governor’s suggestion to allow......

Slovenian centre-right government survives no-confidence vote

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa arrives on the second day of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 2, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo ZAGREB (Reuters) – The Slovenian centre-right government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa survived a no-confidence vote on Monday as 40 deputies......

Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

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Before anyone outside her hometown knew her name, Disha Ravi spent four years raising awareness among young people in Bangalore about the effects of climate change. Now the 21-year-old activist is jailed in New Delhi. The allegation: She distributed a “tool kit” in the form of a Google Doc containing......

Parliament House Rape Claim Roils Australian Government

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MELBOURNE, Australia — A former government staff member’s account of being raped in Australia’s Parliament building sent shock waves through the country’s halls of power on Monday, with the governing conservative party coming under intense criticism for the......

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