Jailed Russian opposition figure Navalny announces he will go on hunger strike, demands medication & doctor of his own choosing

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has announced that he will begin a hunger strike to protest his prison conditions. He claims his health is deteriorating due to the refusal of proper medical care and “sleep deprivation.” The activist is serving time in jail after being found guilty earlier this year of breaking the conditions of […]

Continue Reading

Biden Administration Announces a Major Offshore Wind Plan

Much of the Biden plan involves harnessing the federal government to help states meet existing targets like those of New York and New Jersey. The Transportation Department, for example, announced $230 million funding for port authorities for the construction of storage areas and other projects to support wind development. The biggest pot of money, $3 […]

Continue Reading

Fauci announces US intention to resume major role in global health

Addressing the WHO’s Executive Board Meeting, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Adviser to the new US President, said that Mr. Biden intended to issue a directive within hours so that the country can become part of the COVAX platform to advance multilateral efforts to distribute coronavirus vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.  Speaking one year ago “to […]

Continue Reading

Peru’s interim leader announces resignation after upheaval – Times of India

LIMA, PERU: Peru’s interim president announced his resignation Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation’s popular leader. In a short televised address, Manuel Merino said he’d acted within the law when he was sworn into office as chief of state […]

Continue Reading

Russia Will Raise Taxes on Top Earners, Putin Announces – The Moscow Times

Russia will hike taxes for the country’s top earners from next year, President Vladimir Putin announced in a speech to the nation Tuesday afternoon. In a lengthy address in which Putin discussed Russia’s fight with the coronavirus and hailed the success of the country’s health system in mobilizing for the epidemic, Putin announced the surprise […]

Continue Reading

Intellasia East Asia News – HK protests: Taiwan announces humanitarian aid plan for people fleeing city

Taiwan has drawn up a plan to provide humanitarian support, including a basic living allowance, to Hongkongers seeking asylum on the island out of fear they will be prosecuted at home for their alleged involvement in the anti-government protests. The Taiwan-Hong Kong Service and Exchange Office would be set up under the Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic […]

Continue Reading

Russia Announces First Steps to Ease Border Restrictions Over Virus – The Moscow Times

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Monday announced the first steps to allow Russia’s citizens to travel beyond its borders after they closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mishustin said in a televised meeting that a government order had been signed allowing Russian citizens to leave the country to work, study or take care of […]

Continue Reading

Cuomo announces NYC CURFEW, doubles NYPD presence as civil unrest continues

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a curfew for New York City and will double the number of police officers on the ground from 4,000 to 8,000 after Sunday night’s protests devolved into looting in some areas. The city will impose a curfew from 11pm to 5am, Cuomo declared on Monday following a conversation […]

Continue Reading