Tuesday, October 26, 2021

#UK: Gov't Gets Nationwide Injunction Against Road-Blocking Environment Group

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A nationwide injunction has been granted against radical environmental protestors Insulate Britain, the transport secretary has said, covering the country's "entire strategic road network." 

"We are making use of every avenue of existing law to try to prevent the continued life-endangering action being carried out by Insulate Britain, which is causing intolerable disruption to motorists' lives and livelihoods," Grant Shapps said.

"This new interim injunction will ban activities that obstruct motorways and major A roads across the entire country."

This comes after severe disruptions on Britain's roads earlier this week that sparked outrage and a backlash against the radical group.

Police Monday reportedly were initially unable to move or arrest some Insulate Britain protestors because they had physically glued themselves to the ground.

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Monday, October 25, 2021

#CAPEVERDE: Left-Leaning President Vows To Work With Rightist PM

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Left-wing President Jose Maria Neves has vowed to work together with his center-right prime minister after winning the Cape Verde presidential election in the first round of voting.

Neves garnered 51.7 percent of the vote. according to provisional results published on an official website. A first-round absolute majority means the election did not need to go to a second round run-off.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

#IVORYCOAST: Former Pres. Who Faced War Crimes Charges Forms New Party

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party Saturday, formally breaking ties with those who ran his former party while he spent years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court.

Gbagbo, 76, who returned home in June after his acquittal was upheld, announced a few months later that he would be setting up a new party to avoid legal battles with his former ally, Pascal Affi N’Guessan.

Gbagbo told FRANCE 24 that he hasn't ruled out running in the country's 2025 presidential elections

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

#JAPAN: PM Dissolves Parliament For Oct 31 Snap Election

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved parliament Thursday for a general election on Oct. 31, as the lower house comes to the end of its four-year term. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, are seeking to maintain their dominance in the Diet despite political headwinds.

Kishida, elected as LDP leader last month, has said that the goal of the coalition is to retain a simple majority. While it may lose seats, the party hopes a fresh face will lift the party's public support even as the economy remains sluggish amid the COVID pandemic.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

#GERMANY: Social Democrats Open Coalition Talks With Left-Leaning Parties

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Nearly a month after Germany's federal election, official coalition talks finally got underway on Thursday. Leading figures from the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), business-focused Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens met in Berlin in the hopes of forming a government as soon as possible.

With divergent platforms and a promise to have a new government before Christmas, the Social Democrats, Greens and business-focused Free Democrats have their work cut out for them.


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Thursday, October 21, 2021

#LIBYA: Elections Postponed Until January Amid Divided National Parliaments

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Libya's legislative elections have been postponed until January, the country's eastern-based parliament said on Tuesday, instead of being held on December 24 as planned.

"The election for members of the House of Representatives will take place 30 days after the presidential vote," still scheduled for December 24, parliamentary spokesman Abdullah Bliheg told a press conference.

Elections are supposed to help unify the country after years of conflict and division, but disputes over their legal and constitutional basis have laid bare the extent of the split between the country's east and west.

The House of Representatives, based in the eastern city of Tobruk, has been in disagreement over electoral laws with a rival body, the equivalent of Libya's senate, in the western city of Tripoli.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

#CANADA: Ontario Bill Would Mandate Vax In Healthcare, Education Sectors

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Legislation has been introduced in the Ontario legislative assembly that would require mandatory covid-19 vaccinations in the education and healthcare sectors throughout the province.  

The Bill, introduced by Ontario Liberal Party member John Fraser, requires specified education sector organizations and healthcare sector organizations to require their employees and other individuals that they retain to provide services to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine.

Certain exceptions are provided for, such as where complying with the requirement would result in a contravention of the Human Rights Code. In such cases, the education sector organization or healthcare sector organization must ensure that the individual’s duties do not require direct contact with specified persons and that the individual undergo training respecting the benefits and risks of COVID-19 vaccinations

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

#HONGKONG: Chief Executive Injured In Fall

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been released after a night in hospital where she was treated for a bone fracture.

The injury in her right elbow was caused by a fall at the 64-year-old's residence.

Lam “attended the hospital by herself and was diagnosed with a minor right elbow fracture after checking by doctors,” a statement released by the Chief Executive’s Office at around midnight on Tuesday read.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

#IRAQ: Shi'ite Party Wins Majority In Parliamentary Election

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Turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election earlier this month reached 43%, the nation's electoral commission said, a small increase from preliminary results but lower than that in the last election in 2018.

More than 9.6 million people cast their ballots in the Oct. 10 vote, the commission said.

Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said his movement secured the biggest number of seats in the parliament adding that he would not challenge the results.

He led an insurgency against American forces after the war that deposed Saddam Hussein.

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