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Negotiations over Ethiopia dam project break down

Negotiations over Ethiopia dam project break down However, Charles Gwynn, a British surveyor, worked to demarcate the borders alone in 1903, when Sudan was under British rule, but Ethiopia did not accept the new map. Meanwhile, Sudanese Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas said Sudan can not continue with the negotiations without an agreement. Ethiopia is building the dam on the Blue Nile, which joins the White Nile in Sudan... [Full Article...]

Palestinians accuse Israel of shirking duty to supply vaccines to occupied territory

Palestinians accuse Israel of shirking duty to supply vaccines to occupied territory In the petition, the organizations demanded the issuance of a decision requiring the Prisons Authority to vaccinate all prisoners, especially those over the age of 60, and the petition also called for preventing the Prisons Authority from preferring vaccinating prisoners to vaccinating prisoners. [Full Article...]

United States to designate Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization

United States to designate Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization Yemen's Iran-backed rebels on Monday dismissed the USA move to designate them a terrorist organization in the final days of the Trump administration while a leading aid agency warned such a designation would deal another "devastating blow" to the impoverished and war-torn nation. [Full Article...]

Trump asks justices to take Wisconsin case

Trump asks justices to take Wisconsin case He (Trump) filed in a federal court seeking to void the state's election and have the Republican-controlled Legislature appoint electors to cast the state's 10 electoral votes. Trump's lawyers also asked the Supreme Court to expedite its consideration of their petition, saying that is necessary because the petition "seeks to set aside the certification of presidential electors" due to the failur... [Full Article...]

Major Fire At Cork Port Brought Under Control

Major Fire At Cork Port Brought Under Control Port of Cork confirmed to Independent.ie the blaze is now under control. "Emergency services remain on-site to monitor the area". Plumes of smoke were visible over the deepwater port and up to 4km inland. "We would like to thank the emergency services and the Port of Cork team for their quick response and ongoing management of the incident", it said. [Full Article...]

Joe Biden names veteran diplomat as new director of CIA

Joe Biden names veteran diplomat as new director of CIA A former ambassador to Russian Federation and Jordan, Burns, 64, had a 33-year career at the State Department under both Republican and Democratic presidents. Biden's transition was delayed by Trump contesting the Democrat's November election victory. In 2019, Burns wrote a scathing critique of what he called the Trump administration's "diplomatic malpractice", saying it had badly mistreated M... [Full Article...]

Global coronavirus infections top 90 million cases

Global coronavirus infections top 90 million cases The United States has reported more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in one day for the first time, as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients. Brazil now accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 203,100. The number of U.S. cases was more than double that of India, which has recorded almost 10.5 million infections. [Full Article...]

NYC firefighters allegedly involved in Capitol Riot — FDNY to Federal Bureau of Investigation

NYC firefighters allegedly involved in Capitol Riot — FDNY to Federal Bureau of Investigation While some of those officers were outfitted with equipment for a protest, they were not staffed or equipped for a riot. "He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries", the Capitol Police statement said. A second US Capitol police officer has died following last week's violent riots . In one video from the scene, an officer puts up his fists to try to push back a cro... [Full Article...]


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