Day: January 29, 2021

Biden adviser: Iran, Afghanistan, China are key areas of focus | Incredible Solutions Tech

US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, says dealing with China, Afghanistan and Iran are key early priorities for the new administration. “From our perspective, a critical early priority has to be to deal with what is an escalating nuclear crisis as they (Iran) move closer and...

Winter blues: US stocks see worst week since October amid | Incredible Solutions Tech

Global stocks also fell the most since late October after day traders hatching stock bets roiled hedge funds and strained trading platforms. Global equities slumped in a broad retreat that extended across industries amid lingering concerns that retail trading was creating havoc and as traders mulled an uncertain outlook...

Huawei CFO case: Judge rejects Meng’s request to nix security | Incredible Solutions Tech

Prosecutors for the Canadian government argued Meng Wanzhou should be considered a flight risk. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s request to loosen the bail terms set during her release from jail in 2018 was rejected a Canadian judge on Friday, as she continues to fight extradition to the...

Trump went around Palestinians to get UAE, Bahrain, Israel | Incredible Solutions Tech

Former Trump adviser says strategy was to bypass Palestinians, isolate Iran and build political capital with Gulf states. The Trump administration decided to go around the Palestinians to forge normalisation agreements last year between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, a former Trump official said. Robert O’Brien, national...

Russia: Navalny’s brother, aides placed under house arrest | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Kremlin critics say authorities are ramping up pressure on the opposition in an effort to smother dissent ahead of Sunday’s nationwide rally. The brother and aides of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny have been placed under house arrest ahead of new planned rallies where Russian authorities warned protesters could...

Robinhood weathers storm with $1bn lifeline as fallout | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Reddit hordes were at it again Friday, once again bidding up shares of GameStop Corp. and warring with hedge funds by seeking out targets such as Siebert Financial Corp. and Twinkie maker Hostess Brands Inc. Hours after Robinhood Markets said it received a cash infusion of more than...

How COVID-19 Adds to the Challenges of Leprosy-affected People | Incredible Solutions Tech

Participants from organisations focused on assisting Hansen’s disease-affected people from Asia, Latin America and Africa with World Health Organisation (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, Yohei Sasakawa (centre pink shirt) pictured in 2019. Participants were attending the Global Forum of People’s Organisations on Hansen’s disease in Manila, Philippines, which...

Suarez Navarro dreams of Olympic return after cancer treatment | Incredible Solutions Tech

Spain’s tennis player was diagnosed with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma and went through chemotherapy. Former world number six female tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro says she dreams of a return to competitive action following cancer treatment and this year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics would be the perfect stage to call time...

Internationally COVID-19 Extracted a Heavy Toll on Older | Incredible Solutions Tech

Delegates at a webinar discuss COVID-19 and its impact on older persons. by Cecilia Russell (johannesburg, south africa) Friday, January 29, 2021 Inter Press Service JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 29 (IPS) – Internationally COVID-19 extracted a heavy toll on older people – raising concerns in the Asia Pacific region where...

Afghan President Ghani urges Biden to put pressure on Taliban | Incredible Solutions Tech

Although the Taliban and Afghan government opened peace talks in Doha last year, violence in Afghanistan has soared. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has urged United States President Joe Biden’s new administration to step up pressure on the Taliban and not rush to withdraw more troops. Ghani said the Taliban...

EU sets coronavirus vaccine export controls | Coronavirus | Incredible Solutions Tech

European Union trade commissioner says monitoring and controls of exports would initially last until the end of March. The European Commission said on Friday that it had agreed on a plan to control exports of vaccines from the European Union, including to the United Kingdom, arguing it needed to...

Biden stepping ‘outside the box’ to win support for $1.9T plan | Incredible Solutions Tech

United State President Joe Biden’s administration said on Friday that it is taking “creative steps” to get broader public support for its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan, as attempts to strike a deal with Republicans have led to concerns about delays in coronavirus relief and Senate Democrats prepared to...

India’s Haryana state blocks internet amid farmer protest | Incredible Solutions Tech

An Indian state has blocked mobile internet across most of its districts, following clashes between hundreds of protesting Indian farmers and groups of men shouting anti-farmer and pro-police slogans. Mobile internet in 15 of 22 districts in Haryana state bordering the capital New Delhi will be unavailable until 17:00...

CAR post-election violence displaces more than 200,000 people: | Incredible Solutions Tech

UNHCR says 100,000 people remain internally displaced within the CAR while others fled to neighbouring countries. More than 200,000 people have been displaced by election-related violence in the Central African Republic in the past two months, according to the UN, with about half fleeing to neighbouring countries. The United...

Small explosion outside Israeli embassy in New Delhi | India | Incredible Solutions Tech

Police say the small blast was caused by a ‘very low-intensity improvised device’ and resulted in no injuries. A “very low intensity” device has exploded near the Israeli embassy in the Indian capital, but there were no injuries and little damage, police said on Friday. New Delhi police said...