Saturday, November 27, 2021

#COLOMBIA: Florida Gov.DeSantis Condemns Biden's Dropping FARC Terror Group From US Terror List

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted President Biden over his administration’s decision to remove the Colombian rebel group FARC from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. 

"Joe Biden's decision to legitimize the Marxist terror group FARC paves the way for Castrochavismo in Colombia and is a slap in the face to Colombian-Americans," the Florida Republican tweeted Wednesday.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

#SLOVAKIA: Two-Week National Lockdown Ordered As Cases Spike

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Slovakia began a two-week lockdown on Thursday as new COVID-19 cases have spiraled out of control, Economy Minister Richard Sulík said Wednesday.

The central European nation followed neighboring Austria, which locked down all unvaccinated people earlier this week.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Sulík said all restaurants and shops will be closed for 14 days, except for essential stores, such as groceries and pharmacies.

“We all wish and hope that the situation will improve by then,” he said. “We will evaluate the situation again in 10 days.”

Photo: A protest against COVID-19 measures in Košice, Slovakia, on September 1, 2021

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

#TURKEY: Parliament Speaker Calls For Drafting A New Constitution

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Turkey’s Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop has called on lawmakers to draw up a new civilian constitution during the assembly's new legislative session.

Speaking to Parliament's Planning and Budget Committee, Şentop said the constitution should be "prepared with a democratic understanding and a holistic approach in line with the expectations of our nation."

Şentop, who has served in Parliament since 2011 and has been Speaker of parliament since 2019, noted that the current constitution has seen a number of amendments since it was passed in 1982.

Şentop is a member of Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party, which has a majority in Parliament. It is unlikely that Şentop would have proposed the new constitution without the president's authorization and approval.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

#UK: Labour Party MP Says Death Threats On The Rise Since Murder Of MP

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A senior Labour Party Member of Parliament has warned that levels of online abuse and threats have increased since the murder of Sir David Amess, an MP, last month, while meeting with constituents.

Labour’s Diane Abbott said the situation was frightening and could deter young people – particularly women – from going into politics.

Abbott told BBC Radio 4’s World At One programme: “Certainly in my office the death threats have got worse since the death of Sir David Amess, and that shows you cannot just ignore threats online.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

#AZERBAIJAN: Armenian Foreign Minister Condemned For "Illegal" Visit

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Azerbaijan has strongly condemned the Armenian defense minister's "unauthorized" visit to Azerbaijani territory, terming it a "military-political provocation."

"Armenian Defense Minister Arshak Karapetyan illegally visited the territory of Azerbaijan, where Russian peacekeepers are temporarily deployed," the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

#IRAQ: Foreign Minister Says Iraq Won't Join Others in Recognizing Israel

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Iraq doesn’t plan to normalize ties with Israel in the near future, its Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein told a security conference in Bahrain over the weekend.

“As for the question, is Iraq going to be part of the Abraham Accords soon? – in short, I can say no,” Hussein said in response to queries from participants at the conference IISS Manama Dialogue 2021 on Saturday.

Other Abraham Accord countries include the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Sudan. 

The Accord is viewed by many as a regional bulwark against Iran. Iraqi politics features several pro-iran parties. Such an agreement might be very difficult to get through Iraq's Parliament, even if it's leaders were inclined to sign it.


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Sunday, November 21, 2021

#THEPHILIPPINES: Marcos-Duterte Ticket Unites Rival Families

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter will be the running mate of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in next year's presidential election, the two candidates said on Tuesday, confirming weeks of speculation of an alliance between two powerful families.

Sara Duterte-Carpio, 43, who is seeking the vice-presidency, announced in a video message her intent to run on the same ticket as Marcos, the latest twist in the Philippines' political drama that has gripped the country.

For his part, Pres. Duterte has insinuated that the younger Marcos is a user of cocaine. The Marcos camp has denied the accusation. The president says he will not support Marco's and his daughter in their bid for the presidency, and will instead focus on a run for the Federal Senate when his term ends next year.

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

#AUSTRIA: Gov't Will Require mandatory Vaccinations For All; Fine, Jail For Unvaxxed

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Austria is to become the first European country to make vaccinations against Covid 19 mandatory, and will go into its third nationwide lockdown for at least 10 days from Monday, the chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, has announced.

The government said it was preparing the legal groundwork for a general vaccine mandate to come into effect from 1 February, with exemptions for those unable to receive a jab on medical grounds.

Those refusing to be vaccinated are likely to face administrative fines, which can be converted into a prison sentence if the fine cannot be recovered.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

#CANADA: Conservative Senator Seeks "Review" Of Party Leader O'Toole

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Conservative Saskatchewan Senator Denise Batters is calling on the Conservatives to hold a review of Erin O’Toole’s leadership within the next six months.

In a video statement, Batters launched a petition for Conservative members to seek a referendum on O’Toole’s leadership, accusing him of causing division within the party. 

“On behalf of Conservative activists and members from coast to coast, we started this petition because we don’t want to see the party ripped apart again,” said Batters.

Batters excited the poor results of the 44th general election held earlier this year in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won re-election. O'Toole has come under fire for running on "moderate" positions during the campaign, such as supporting a carbon tax.

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