Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Focus on the big picture
Lebanon’s economic crisis: 'No food, no gas, no hope' night
BBC, 27 Oct 2021
As Lebanon’s crisis continues to intensify, how are people trying to cope in the midst of financial devastation? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Earlier this month violent clashes in Beirut touched off fears of renewed civil strife in Lebanon.
The country has been mired in crisis of late - political, economic, Covid, and on top of all that the devastating port blast in August 2020.
As if that's not bad enough a brain drain of the educated professionals has been gathering pace.
Leaving carries shame, so there are no reliable statistics about that flight.
Newsnight’s Mark Urban reports from Beirut.
#Newsnight #BBCNews #Lebanon
German Rent-a-Santas start spreading Christmas cheer
Reuters, 29 Nov 2021
A group of Rent-a-Santas and Christmas angels gathered in Berlin hoping to spread cheer and practice their ‘ho-ho-hos.’ #Germany #Santa #Christmas #SantaClause #News #Reuters Su...
Honduras on course for first female president, Xiomara Castro
BBC, 29 Nov 2021
Honduran opposition candidate Xiomara Castro has a commanding lead in the country's presidential election, preliminary results suggest.
U.S. begins barring travel from some African countries
CBS, 29 Nov 2021
The U.S. is barring travelers from several African countries in a bid to slow the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa.
American family stuck in South Africa amid new travel bans
CNN, 29 Nov 2021
An American family stuck in Johannesburg, South Africa, amid new Covid-19 travel restrictions talk about their experience in trying to get back home.
Tom Cotton calls out Biden's travel ban hypocrisy on omicron variant
FOX, 29 Nov 2021
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called out the Biden administration for its hypocrisy in banning travel from several countries as fears spark over the new COVID variant.
WHO Chief Sounds Alarm Over New Omicron Covid Variant
NBC, 29 Nov 2021
Speaking to an assembly of health ministers, WHO Director-General
AFP, 29 Nov 2021
Iran nuclear talks resume, Tehran 'determined' to salvage deal.
EU plane to monitor English Channel amid row with UK over migrants
DW, 29 Nov 2021
The European Union is preparing to deploy a surveillance plane over the English Channel to monitor crossings by migrants.
COVID-19: Ontario's top doctor gives update as Omicron variant reported in province | LIVE
CA, 29 Nov 2021
Ontario's chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore is expected to provide an update on COVID-19 on Monday after the first two known Canadian cases of the Omicron variant...
The Philippines election: dynasties, drama and intrigue | Start Here
Al Jazeera, 29 Nov 2021
Could a Marcos lead the Philippines again? Bongbong Marcos, aka BBM, is the frontrunner in the race to replace Rodrigo Duterte as president.
ShowBiz Minute: Abloh, McConaughey, BTS
AP, 29 Nov 2021
Tributes paid to fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who has died of cancer at 41; Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022; BTS make an emotional return to live show...
Live: Enjoy picturesque view of Tianchi Lake in northwest China's Xinjiang
CGTN, 29 Nov 2021
Tianchi Lake, which literally means "heavenly lake" in Chinese, is located about 100 kilometers east of Urumqi City, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Iran nuclear talks to resume, Tehran 'determined' to salvage deal • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 29 Nov 2021
International talks on #Iran's #nuclear programme will restart on Monday after a five-month hiatus with Tehran saying it is "determined" to reach a deal but analysts predicting ...
How Taliban deals with Afghanistan drug addicts
RT, 29 Nov 2021
Taliban promised a 'narcotics-free' Afghanistan, but still has to deal with at least 11% of its population being addicted to drugs.
Omicron: What We Know, What We Don't Know
Bloomberg, 29 Nov 2021
Bloomberg Intelligence's Sam Fazeli answers key questions about the omicron variant, vaccine efficacy, and transmissibility.
Nicola Sturgeon holds Covid briefing after Scotland announces six Omicron cases – watch live
Guardian, 29 Nov 2021
The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, gives a briefing after six
In full: Nicola Sturgeon calls for tougher travel restrictions as omicron 'spreads in community'
Telegraph, 29 Nov 2021
Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister, called for a four-nations approach to the omicron risk.
Explorer completes 50-day Amazon mountain trek
Sky, 29 Nov 2021
Adventurer Lucy Shepherd sought to be the first person to traverse Earth's last remaining unexplored wilderness.
Hot and spicy! Chinese facility produces millions of chilli peppers a year
SCMP, 29 Nov 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube In North China’s Zhaoxiong village, millions of chilli peppers are manufactured each year.
CD, 29 Nov 2021