Jamaica To Pressure US To Exonerate Marcus Garvey – GG
As Jamaica marks 60 years of independence from Britain this year, the Government has signaled that it will be stepping up diplomatic efforts to clear the name of the country’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey, who many felt was wrongfully convicted for mail fraud in the United States nearly 100 years ago.
Read more at — Jamaica observer.com
Shashi Tharoor Points Out Ramdas Athawale’s Face; Minister His Typo. A JNU Twist
Union minister Ramdas Athawale corrected Shashi Tharoor’s typos on Twitter to much delight of Twitter users.
Read more at — HindustanTimes.com
Yemen Civilian Deaths Double Since UN Monitors Removed: NGO
The Norwegian Refugee Council urges the reinstatement of monitors after their ejection opened the door to ‘unchecked, horrific violations’.
Civilian deaths and injuries in Yemen’s war have almost doubled since UN human rights monitors were controversially removed in October, a non-governmental organization has said.
Read more at — Aljazeera.com
US Approves Major $14 Billion Arms Sale To Indonesia
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday approved a nearly $14 billion arms sale to Indonesia, as the U.S. presses ahead with steps it believes will help counter China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific.
Read more at — Voanews.com
French HIV Discoverer Luc Montagnier Has Died At 89
French researcher Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the HIV virus and more recently spread false claims about the coronavirus, has died at age 89, local government officials in France said.
Read more at — Euronews.com
China Hopes U.S. Cancels Tariffs To Improve Cooperation
China hopes that the U.S. side will remove additional tariffs and sanctions against China as soon as possible to create good conditions for the two countries to expand trade cooperation, Gao Feng, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC), said at a press conference on Thursday.
Read more at — News.cgtn.com
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