10 September 2021 News

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News from 10/09/2021

UN chief calls for action on Covid-19, climate

The United Nations chief warned Friday that the world is "moving in the wrong direction" and exhorted nations to take urgent action to fight...

Foreign investors exempt from tax on bitcoin profits : El Salvador

El Salvador will exempt foreign investors from taxes on profits on bitcoin speculation in the country, a government adviser said Friday, after...

Australia spies helped CIA in Allende’s Chile, intel records show

Australia carried out espionage operations in Chile in the 1970s in support of the US intervention against the socialist government of Salvador...

Nature congress calls for protecting 30% of Earth, 80% of Amazon

The world's most influential conservation congress passed resolutions Friday calling for 80 percent of the Amazon and 30 percent of Earth's surface...

Apple takes app payment hit in Epic court fight

A US judge on Friday ordered Apple to loosen control over its App Store payment system, a blow to the global tech giant sparked by its anti-trust...

Afghanistan’s Hazaras fear uncertain future despite improved security

Hundreds of Hazara worshippers overflowed from a mosque on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Friday, touching their foreheads to the ground...

African Union suspends Guinea over coup as mediators land

Guinea's ruling military came under diplomatic pressure on Friday as the African Union suspended the country over last weekend's coup and West...

Another Afghan evacuation flight leaves as UN warns of Taliban ‘reprisals’

A second charter flight left Afghanistan on Friday carrying foreigners and Afghans in a sign the country's main airport was close to resuming...

Councillors swear new Hong Kong loyalty oath after hundreds quit

Dozens of local community politicians in Hong Kong swore a newly required loyalty oath to China on Friday after hundreds of their colleagues...

Bangkok to reopen for vaccinated tourists in October

Thailand plans to reopen Bangkok to fully vaccinated visitors in October, officials said Friday, as the kingdom seeks to salvage a tourism industry...

Crisis-hit Lebanon gets cabinet after 13-month wait

Lebanon ended a 13-month wait for a new government Friday with the unveiling of a lineup that faces the daunting task of rescuing the country...

Big Tech made billions during ‘war on terror’ : report

Tech giants made billions through contracts with the US military and other government agencies during the so-called "war on terror", according...

Brazilian airline ordered to pay for women cabin crew’s cosmetic costs

Brazilian airline Gol must cover the cosmetic costs of their female flight attendants and airport staff following a labor court's decision, with...

Pope heads to Budapest and Orban talks, then Slovakia

Just weeks after major surgery and despite the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis embarks Sunday on his 34th international trip with visits to...

‘Worried and anxious’ : Conflict-hit Ethiopia confronts new year

Tesfaye Hagos usually rings in the Ethiopian New Year by buying embroidered cotton dresses for his wife and young daughters, slaughtering a goat...

Japan’s vaccine chief Kono jumps into ruling party leadership race

Japan's Taro Kono, a former foreign and defence minister currently leading the vaccine rollout, announced his run for the leadership of the ruling...

Canada’s liberal PM takes aim at conservatives 10 days before ballot

Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing a possible election defeat and a barrage of criticism over climate and foreign policies,...

Australian woman charged over fake coup plot

Australian police on Friday said they had charged a woman for her alleged role in a coup hoax that featured a fake recording of the police chief...

‘America was very far away’ : How Afghans remember 9/11

When hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Centre in the United States, Afghans were still reeling from their own Al-Qaeda tragedy.

The way we were : Denmark lifts all Covid curbs

With no masks in sight, buzzing offices and concerts drawing tens of thousands, Denmark on Friday ditches vaccine passports in nightclubs, ending...

Councillors swear new Hong Kong loyalty oath after hundreds quit

Dozens of local community politicians in Hong Kong swore a newly required loyalty oath to China on Friday after hundreds of their colleagues...

Report of active shooter locks down US air base

A US Air Force base in the midwestern state of Ohio was in lockdown late Thursday following reports of an active shooter.

Apple rejects Epic “Fortnite” request despite S. Korea antitrust law

Apple refused to reinstate the wildly popular "Fortnite" game to its South Korean App Store Friday despite a new Seoul anti-monopoly law that...

Super typhoon Chanthu threatens Philippines, Taiwan

A super typhoon that rapidly formed in just 48 hours is threatening both the Philippines and Taiwan with destructive winds and torrential rains...

Biden, Xi talk to avoid US-China ‘conflict:’ W.House

US President Joe Biden and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping talked for the first time in seven months Thursday, with both leaders urging a path...

Taliban takeover sparks fear for Afghanistan’s heritage

Bamiyan's cultural centre should have been completed last month, showcasing the remarkable heritage of a site that Afghanistan's Taliban desecrated...

Divided, bruised US marks 9/11’s 20th anniversary

Americans mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday with troops finally gone from Afghanistan, but national discord -- and for President...

UN chief calls for ‘dialogue’ with the Taliban, fears for the Sahel

UN chief Antonio Guterres pleaded for nations to continue dialogue with the Taliban, during an interview with AFP Thursday, as he expressed fears...

Storm Olaf drenches Mexico’s Baja California

Tropical storm Olaf swept across Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Friday, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the major beach resorts...

UK migrant plan stokes tensions with France

Britain and France locked horns on Thursday over reported plans by London to turn back boats carrying migrants across the Channel, triggering...

Bolsonaro backs off attacks on Brazil’s institutions

President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday backed off his heated attacks on Brazil's federal institutions, insisting that his recent jabs at the Supreme...

Guterres to AFP : We must have ‘dialogue’ with the Taliban and avoid ‘millions of deaths’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pleaded with the international community, during an interview with AFP Thursday to maintain a dialogue...

Biden ramps up vaccine mandates in Covid battle

US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a major escalation in the national Covid immunization campaign with strict new vaccination rules...

Mexico court rules another abortion law unconstitutional

Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a state law defining life as beginning at conception and equating abortion with murder was unconstitutional...