Friday, July 01, 2022

#FRANCE: National Assembly Elects First Woman Speaker

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Yael Braun-Pivet has been elected as the new speaker of the French National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament.

The French National Assembly's 577 members kicked off its first session on Tuesday by electing its first female speaker with 242 votes in her favor out of 462 voters, Xinhua news agency reported quoting French media.

Braun-Pivet is Jewish and a mother of five children.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

#KENYA: Chinese Debt Paid Through Borrowing

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Kenya paid off a Chinese principal loan of Sh17.5 billion with another debt in the last financial year exposing the country’s limited reserves, a National Treasury document shows.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

#RUSSIA: Parliament Speaker: Fire Professors Who Oppose Ukraine Invasion

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State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said during parliamentary hearings on the development of higher education in Russia that teachers of higher education institutions who oppose Russia's invasion of Ukraine should be asked to resign.

"Anyone who begins to distort and try to use the department, conducting this [anti-war] Propaganda to students, must take and go," he said.

[FULL STORY HERE] (translated from Ukrainian)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

#CANADA: Chief Public Health Officer Gets 22% Pay Hike

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The Liberal Party government has greenlit a 22% hike to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam’s salary. 

According to a published report, Tam will now be earning $324,000 a year – a $59,400 boost from her previous salary of $265,000. Additionally, Tam had her contract for the role extended by another three years. 

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Monday, June 27, 2022

#DENMARK: Canada Agrees To Split Tiny Arctic Island With Danes, Ending Friendly Territorial Dispute

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Denmark and Canada have struck a deal to settle almost 50 years of good-natured squabbling over the ownership of a small, uninhabited Arctic island.

Since 1971, the countries have been "fighting" the "Whisky Wars" to settle competing claims over Hans Island.

Successive expeditions from Ottawa and Copenhagen have braved icy conditions to plant bottles of alcohol on the tiny 1.2sq km (0.75sq-mile) rock.

But now officials have agreed to divide the outpost roughly in half.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

#CHINA: Cash-Strapped Cities Accused Of Misusing Bond Funds

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Dozens of local governments and small- to medium-sized banks in China have been found to be in breach of financial rules, as authorities in Beijing crack down on systemic risks amid growing pressure on the economy.

A total of 10 regions misused the proceeds of 13.66 billion yuan (US$2.03 billion) worth of special purpose bonds – which are allocated primarily for infrastructure spending – on business operations and personnel wages last year, according to China’s National Audit Office.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

#UK: Labour Party MPs March, Praise Stalin, Che, Ho Chi Minh

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Labour Party deputy leader Angela Rayner and Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting joined the militant mob of protesters who chanted; “Ho, Ho, Chi Minh!, Che Guevara! Stalin!” – three 20th Century Communist leaders whose forces murdered hundreds of thousands of men, women and children across South America and Asia.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Friday, June 24, 2022

#SLOVENIA: Robert Golob Forms Government

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Parliament elected Robert Golob prime minister by a 54 to 30 vote on Wednesday, just over a month after his green Freedom Movement won the general election in a landslide on a pledge to reform politics in the country.

Immediately after being sworn in, Golob submitted his cabinet line-up to parliament with hearings of ministerial candidates before the parliamentary working bodies set to start this weekend.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

#UK: Labour Party Shadow Foreign Secretary Under Investigation

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David Lammy has become the latest Labour Party front bencher to be investigated by Parliament's Standards Commissioner.

The shadow foreign secretary is being probed after allegedly failing to declare financial interests worth more than £27,000 on time. According to the Commissioner's website, the inquiry was opened on June 15.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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