Sunday, August 14, 2022

#LEBANON: Lawmakers Spend World Bank Loan On Wheat

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Lebanese lawmakers hav voted to use a $150 million World Bank loan to pay for wheat imports into the cash-strapped country.

Already in the throes of a crippling economic crisis, Lebanon is also struggling to cope with a food security crisis that has left half its roughly 6 million people without adequate food.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

#BELGIUM: Brussels 'Mobility Plan' Slashes Traffic In City Center On Aug. 16

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The car-choked streets of central Brussels are about to get a little less clogged.

On August 16, a new mobility plan goes into effect in the city's so-called Pentagon district with the goal of slashing transport emissions, reducing traffic and improving residents' quality of life.

It's all part of the city government's larger plan to reduce car traffic by 24% by the year 2030 within the city limits.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Friday, August 12, 2022

#ITALY: Likely Future PM Meloni Rejects Fascist Label, Says She Is Closer To UK's Tories

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Giorgia Meloni, the favorite to become Italy’s next prime minister, has rejected claims that a government led by her far-right party could herald a fascist revival, instead likening her tribe to Britain’s ruling Conservatives.

The “Tories” as the U.K.’s governing party is also known, have themselves been criticized for pursuing radical right-wing policies, after leading the country out of the European Union, and planning to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, among other populist policies.

A recent poll had her "Brothers of Italy" party in a dead heat with the left-leaning Democratic Party. 

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

#EU: Parliament Bans "Fly Shooting" In Part Of English Channel

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The European Parliament has voted to ban “fly shooting” fishing in French territorial waters in the English Channel, following reports that the technique, also known as demersal seining, was allegedly having a “devastating” effect on local fishers.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

#PAPUANEWGUINEA: Parliament Returns PM To Power Following Election

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Parliament has returned Prime Minister James Marape to power following elections marred by violence  in the South Pacific island nation.

Marape was sworn in as prime minister for a second time on Tuesday after legislators in the new parliament returned him unopposed to the post, according to media and election authorities.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

#KENYA: Economy, Political Permutations At Center of Kenyan Presidential Election

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Tired of waiting for her daughter to return from voting, Betty Khamayo picked up her eleven-month-old grandson and got into a matatu, a commercial bus just outside her home in Kwanagware on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
The matatu took her to a primary school in Kibera, 8km (5 miles) away, the same polling unit that frontline presidential candidate Raila Odinga had voted earlier in the day.
[FULL STORY HERE]

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Monday, August 08, 2022

#GERMANY: Chancellor Signals Nuke Plants Won't Be Shut

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Germany's chancellor Olaf Scholz has signalled that the country will keep its last three nuclear plants, changing a policy decision by former Chancellor Angela Merkel to shut them down. The move was taken in light of possible Russian fuel shortages this fall, created by the war in Ukraine.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Sunday, August 07, 2022

#IRAQ: PM Mustafa Al Kadhimi Pleads for Dialogue After Protesters Storm Parliament Again

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 Iraq's caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi made a plea for dialogue and concessions among political parties on Saturday after supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr stormed parliament for the second time in days to oppose a rival bloc's prime ministerial candidate.

Iraq “is going through a very sensitive situation”, Mr Al Kadhimi said in a televised speech calling for political rivals to show restraint.

"The dilemma is political and its solution is political. A solution is possible through sincere, constructive dialogue and making concessions for Iraq and Iraqis,” Mr Al Kadhimi said.

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Saturday, August 06, 2022

#CANADA: NDP, Conservative MPs Seek Medal For Afghan War Hero

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It's rare in Canadian politics, but Conservative and New Democrat Members of Parliament are working together, seeking a review of the case of Pvt. Jess Larochelle, of Nipissing, Ont. A May 19 Commons petition was passed in support of awarding Larochelle the Victoria Cross. A public petition drew 14,129 signatures.

In 2007, Larochellew was awarded the Star of Military Valor for bravery in combat.

But Canada's Defense Department says they will not bow to public pressure in the award of medals.

Larochelle reportedly fought off 40 Taliban fighters single-handedly.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Friday, August 05, 2022

#AUSTRALIA: Labor Bill Makes , Emissions Targets Law

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The House of Representatives is moving towards passage of the Labor government's bill enshrining emissions reductions targets for 2030 and 2050 after the Greens signalled they would support the legislation and Liberal MP Bridget Archer confirmed she would cross the floor.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Thursday, August 04, 2022

#SPAIN: Gov't Decree Says A/C Can't Go Below 81 Degrees In Summer

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A debate has been sparked after Spain's government moved to prevent offices, shops and other venues from setting air conditioning below 27°C/81 F in the summer.

It is part of plans to cut the country's energy consumption and limit dependency on Russian gas

The decree, published on Tuesday morning, will also stop heating from being raised above 19°C/66 F during the winter.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Wednesday, August 03, 2022

#USA: Philly Appoints A "Night Mayor"

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Investing in nightlife — in this economy? Yes, actually. With an eye on arts and culture as a job creator and magnet for young people moving to the area, Philly is on a quest to become a 24-hour city.
Enter the night mayor.
OK, that’s not Raheem Manning’s actual title. Officially, he’s Philadelphia’s night time economy director, working under the Department of Commerce. But “night mayor” is what the position is called in a lot of other cities around the country, and the world.
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Tuesday, August 02, 2022

#JAPAN: Tribute To Abe May Be Postponed Due to Opposition

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Japan's ruling party is considering putting off a memorial speech in parliament for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe until this fall, after its plan for his close aide to deliver it in August met resistance from within the party and from opposition parties, lawmakers said Thursday.

Akira Amari, who was an economy minister in the Abe administration and was personally close to him, was floated as a candidate to speak in parliament during an extraordinary session starting next week.

The Liberal Democratic Party is now being forced to review the plan, which opposition lawmakers said would break with the long-standing practice of a leader from a different party giving such a speech in order to express condolences beyond the differences of political views.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Monday, August 01, 2022

#UK: It's Truss vs. Sunak in Final Round For Next PM

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Liz Truss will face Rishi Sunak in the final round of a closely fought race to succeed Boris Johnson as U.K. prime minister and head of Britain's Conservative Party.

Penny Mordaunt was eliminated from the race last week after receiving the least support in a fifth round of voting among Conservative members of Parliament.

The results of the final vote, which falls to Conservative Party members, are set to be announced by Sept. 5 at the latest.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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