Day: February 5, 2021

Helping Survivors of Violence Seek Justice through Forensic | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion  united nations Friday, February 05, 2021 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Feb 05 (IPS) – A vital pillar in the justice and security system, the sole forensic science laboratory in the West Bank seeks justice for survivors of violence. UNODC through the HAYA Joint Programme, is training laboratory...

US annual trade deficit largest since 2008 financial crisis | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The gap in the trade of goods and services widened to $678.7bn in 2020 from $576.9bn in 2019, the US Department of Commerce said. The U.S. last year posted its biggest annual trade deficit since 2008 as the global health crisis depressed export markets for American companies. The gap...

In risky move, Ukraine’s president bans pro-Russian media | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Kyiv, Ukraine – In a move hailed by pro-Western Ukrainians, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy unplugged three television networks overnight that he said spread Kremlin-funded “propaganda” and served as a bullhorn of an increasingly popular pro-Moscow party. But his ex-Soviet nation of 43 million is polarised linguistically and politically, and the...

In Milan, a free medical clinic serves migrants in the | Incredible Solutions Tech

Milan, Italy – On a winter afternoon in Milan, a group of people head towards via dei Transiti, a narrow street that runs alongside a small public park, to enter a red building. A sign on its glass door says, in multiple languages: “We do not denounce people without...

Pakistan PM: We would give Kashmiris ‘right to independence’ | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Addressing thousands, PM Khan said he is willing to allow Kashmiris the full right to self-determination even if they vote to stay with Pakistan. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to allow the people of Kashmir the right to independence if residents of the disputed Himalayan territory were...

US economy adds adds 49,000 jobs in January | Business and | Incredible Solutions Tech

The US economy added 49,000 jobs in January, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent. The United States labour market recovery is moving in the right direction, but there is still a long way to go before it recaptures its pre-pandemic strength. The US economy added 49,000 jobs...

Germany hails Biden’s move to halt Trump-ordered troop cuts | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Trump planned to pull out about 9,500 of the roughly 34,500 US troops stationed in Germany. The German government on Friday welcomed President Joe Biden’s decision to formally halt the planned withdrawal of US troops from Germany, arguing the troops’ stationing there is “in our mutual interest”. Last year,...

WHO ‘concerned’ COVID vaccines will not work on new variants | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The European head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is “concerned” over whether COVID-19 vaccines will prove effective against new virus variants. “The virus still has the upper hand on the human being,” WHO Europe Director Hans Kluge told the AFP news agency on Friday. Asked...

Melting glaciers, rising seas: Approaching climate tipping | Incredible Solutions Tech

There are some extraordinary ‘then and now’ photos appearing in news feeds, alarming pictures revealing the extent of glacier recession in Iceland. Photographs taken in 1989 and 2020 give a very visual demonstration of how serious our planet’s ice loss is. Side-by-side comparisons of the images show how dramatically...

Indian Muslim comic, jailed for jokes he never cracked, gets | Incredible Solutions Tech

Top court grants interim bail to Munawar Faruqui who was jailed for more than a month over jokes he did not tell, but was ‘going to’. India’s top court has granted interim bail to a Muslim stand-up comedian who was jailed for more than a month over jokes he...

Libya coastguard intercepts more than 800 refugees: UN | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Hundreds of Europe-bound refugees intercepted in Mediterranean and detained over the last 24 hours, IOM says. Hundreds of Europe-bound refugees were intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast and taken into detention over the last 24 hours, according to a United Nations agency. The International Organization for Migration’s...

The Big Tech takeover of agriculture is dangerous | | Incredible Solutions Tech

On January 15, Liu Jin, a 45-year-old driver for Alibaba’s food delivery platform in the Chinese city of Taizhou, set himself on fire in protest over unpaid wages. “I want my blood and sweat money back,” Mr Liu said in a video shared widely over social media. Meanwhile, across...

Locked-out Indians angry over vaccine export to Saudi Arabia | | Incredible Solutions Tech

India’s decision to export millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to Saudi Arabia has rankled its vast expatriate community, locked out by the kingdom’s months-long flight ban that sparked tense diplomatic wrangling. The plight of Indian workers, who make up the kingdom’s biggest expatriate community, underscores the turmoil caused by...

Navalny in court again, accused of defaming a WWII veteran | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Kremlin critic returns to court having been jailed earlier this week, as a top EU official meets the Russian FM. Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny returns to court on Friday to face trial over a slander charge, amid a chorus of calls from Western capitals for his release and...

Leader of al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen under arrest: UN | Incredible Solutions Tech

UN document says Khalid Batarfi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was arrested in October. The leader of al-Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate has been under arrest for several months, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday, in what will be seen as a huge breakthrough in...