Thursday, Aug 05, 2021
Focus on the big picture
Slavic Brotherhood 2021 | Russia, Serbia and Belarus start joint drills in Krasnodar
RT, 19 Jun 2021
Credit: Russian MoD
Russia, Serbia and Belarus started joint drills labelled Slavic Brotherhood in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia. Drills started on June 16 and will last until June 18.
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State lawmakers rally in D.C. for voting rights
CBS, 05 Aug 2021
More than 100 state legislators from over 20 states have joined activists in Washington pushing for voting reform legislation.
Robinhood shares surge in meta-meme stock frenzy
Reuters, 05 Aug 2021
Shares of Robinhood soared 81% before paring gains, helped by a surge of interest from retail traders who piled into the stock after its underwhelming markets debut last week.
Freedom Caucus blasts establishment GOP going along with Biden infrastructure
FOX, 05 Aug 2021
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks to media. Subscribe to Fox News!
Trump-Backed Mike Carey Projected To Win GOP Primary For Ohio House Seat
NBC, 05 Aug 2021
The AP projects that Mike Carey wins the Republican primary for Ohio's 15th congressional district.
John Corbett announces on 'The Talk' that he married Bo Derek late last year
AP, 05 Aug 2021
John Corbett announces on 'The Talk' that he married Bo Derek
Andrew Cuomo accuser speaks out in interview with CNN
CNN, 05 Aug 2021
Karen Hinton, one of the women who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate conduct, reacts to the findings in the New York attorney general's investigation report.
Beirut blast: Protesters clash with police on anniversary of deadly port explosion
CA, 05 Aug 2021
Police clashed with protesters in Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday as the country officially marked the one-year anniversary of the catastrophic port explosion.
South Africa's mountain farmers cash in on truffle bet
AFP, 05 Aug 2021
Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa.
🇲🇬 Why has climate change caused famine in Madagascar? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 05 Aug 2021
Madagascar, the island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, is currently facing its worst drought in 40 years.
Belarus sprinter who refused orders to fly home lands in Austria
BBC, 05 Aug 2021
A Belarusian athlete who refused orders to fly home early from the Olympics has safely arrived in Vienna, Austria's foreign ministry has confirmed.
Alleged rape and murder of 9-year-old girl spark protest
DW, 05 Aug 2021
Protests have broken out in Delhi over the alleged gang rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl.
French President Emmanuel Macron aims to raise at least $350 million in emergency aid for Lebanon
FRANCE24, 04 Aug 2021
French President Emmanuel #Macron aims to raise at least $350 million in emergency aid for #Lebanon on Wednesday at a donor conference held on the first anniversary of a massive...
CrossTalk | Return of Trump?
RT, 04 Aug 2021
There are growing indications Donald Trump will indeed make a third run for the presidency in 2024.
Belarus Olympic athlete changes flight route to Poland due to security fears
Telegraph, 04 Aug 2021
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo for Austria, adding another dramatic twist to a diplomatic saga in which she had sought refuge at the Polish embassy.
Afghanistan: Fears for women's rights after Taliban resurgence
Sky, 04 Aug 2021
Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, member of the UN High Council for National Reconciliation, warns women will suffer the most if the Taliban takes over Afghanistan.
Personal Tales of Aiding Xinjiang: The story of Emran Tursun
CGTN, 04 Aug 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-08-04/Personal-Tales-of-Aiding-Xinjiang-The-story-of-Emran-Tursun-12scWJRNWH6/index.html
Virtual reality technology brings Olympic Games to Tokyo’s disabled children
SCMP, 04 Aug 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube The Tokyo Olympic Games has come alive to scores of the host city’s disabled children, thanks to ...
Legal & General CEO on 1H Earnings, Investment Opportunities
Bloomberg, 04 Aug 2021
Aug.04 -- Nigel Wilson, Legal & General chief executive officer, discusses first half earnings, investment opportunities, and the future of work.
Greece: Wildfires reach outskirts of Athens forcing thousands of residents to flee
Guardian, 04 Aug 2021
Thousands of residents in the northern outskirts of Athens have been forced to leave their homes as a forest wildfire reached residential areas.
How to build an artificial tree Energy Source
FT, 04 Aug 2021
Can you build the equivalent of 39,000 trees into a suitcase? A tiny start-up founded by three Stanford graduates believes its lab holds the secret to reducing climate change.