2 September 2021 News

United States, China, Conflict, Afghanistan, Britain were the most important topics in the news of the Thursday 2 September 2021, but also: Germany, Justice, Kabul, Diplomacy, Texas.

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News from 02/09/2021

Islamic State ‘Beatle’ pleads guilty

Alexanda Kotey, a member of the notorious Islamic State kidnapping cell dubbed the "Beatles," pleaded guilty Thursday in a US court to charges...

Haiti delays school year start after quake

Haitian authorities announced Thursday they will delay the start of the school year in aftermath of last month's devastating earthquake.

EU mulls reaction force after Kabul evacuation

EU defence ministers on Thursday weighed proposals for a European rapid reaction force after the bloc was sidelined during the US-led evacuation...

Macron unveils 1.5 bn euro plan for struggling Marseille

French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a 1.5 billion euro plan on Thursday to help Marseille tackle crime and deprivation, as the southern...

US grounds Virgin Galactic after space flight ‘mishap’

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday said it was grounding space flights by Virgin Galactic while it investigates why the...

Mexican president to press Biden on migrant proposals

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that he would write to US President Joe Biden to insist on the need to tackle the...

China’s coal binge could ‘undo’ global capacity to meet climate targets : Kerry

US climate envoy John Kerry warned Thursday that Beijing's coal building spree could "undo" global capacity to meet environmental targets, after...

Qatar, Turkey work with Taliban in race to reopen Kabul airport

Qatar said Thursday it is working with the Taliban to quickly reopen Kabul's airport, whose closure since the departure of US troops could pose...

Afghan women call for respect in rare protest

Defiant Afghan women held a rare protest Thursday saying they were willing to accept the burqa if their daughters could still go to school under...

Cambodia should release detained autistic teenager, UN experts say

An autistic teenage boy detained for two months in Cambodia over messages he sent on Telegram allegedly insulting officials should be released...

65 dead as fighting for Yemen’s Marib flares anew

Sixty-five combatants have been killed in fighting after Yemen's Huthi rebels renewed an offensive on Marib, the last government stronghold in...

Briton charged in Singapore in Wirecard-linked fraud

A British man has been charged in Singapore over a fraud linked to collapsed German payments firm Wirecard, authorities said Thursday, as the...

Six Germans charged over spectacular Dresden museum heist

German prosecutors said Thursday they have charged six men over a spectacular heist in 2019 when more than a dozen diamond-encrusted artefacts...

Tech conference dumps virus-hit Malaysia, stays in Hong Kong

A major tech conference has dropped plans to move to Malaysia and will remain in Hong Kong, organisers said Thursday, as the Southeast Asian...

Taliban close to forming new government in Afghanistan

The Taliban were expected to form a government as early as Friday with the new regime under intense international scrutiny over its vow to rule...

Taekwondo kicks its way into Paralympics

With legs whirling and feet flying, taekwondo made its Paralympic debut at the Tokyo Games on Thursday -- and some claim it offers more thrills...

Philippine military aircraft crashed after ‘unrecoverable stall’ : armed forces

A Philippine aircraft carrying soldiers crashed in July after an "unrecoverable stall", killing more than 50 people in one of the country's worst...

Keeping your computer clean and fast

In this day and age, there are a plethora of dangers that can ruin your computer. Viruses, malware, and spyware are just a few. Also, maintaining...

Right-leaning US Supreme Court delivers blow to abortion rights

A Supreme Court transformed by Donald Trump has delivered the biggest blow to abortion rights in the United States in 50 years by refusing to...

China’s mentally ill yearn to step from the shadows

For years, Shanghai artist "Cracks" has kept her diagnosis of bipolar disorder hidden from all but her closest friends and family because of...

Climate change blamed for havoc in northeast US floods

Climate change and creaky infrastructure were blamed Friday for the scale of the impact from floods tearing through New York City when remnants...

China orders ride-hailing firms Didi, Meituan to stop ‘disorderly expansion’

Chinese regulators have summoned ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and ten other car platforms to demand they cease "disorderly expansion" and...

Japan princess to wed, reject payout after controversy : reports

The course of true love never did run smooth, but after public controversy and a wedding delay, Japan's Princess Mako is reportedly set to tie...

Taiwan receives first batch of politically charged Pfizer vaccines

Taiwan received its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines on Thursday, a delivery organised by two tech giants and a charity because...

China minister says ‘ball in Washington’s court’ for climate cooperation

China has challenged the United States to fix relations with Beijing to make progress on climate change, the foreign ministry said Thursday,...

Indian Kashmir separatist leader buried in night-time funeral

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani was buried in a tightly controlled pre-dawn ceremony Thursday as Indian authorities imposed a lockdown...

ABBA thrills fans with comeback album after decades apart

Nearly four decades after disbanding and vowing never to get back together, Swedish superstars ABBA on Thursday announced a musical comeback...

Cuba’s vaunted health system straining under Covid cases

Cuba's vaunted public health system, which boasts more doctors per capita than any other country, has been pushed to the brink in recent months...

Colonial-era architectural heritage at risk in Tunis

In the centre of Tunisia's capital, dilapidated colonial-era art deco and art nouveau buildings face demolition as heritage preservation falls...

What can central banks do to address climate risks?

The world's main central banks were seen as saviors of the global economy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and when the coronavirus pandemic...

Most Afghan allies left behind as US describes haunting choices

Most Afghan allies seeking to flee with the US withdrawal were unable to do so, an official acknowledged Wednesday, as the United States began...