Bye, bye Bill! Russia’s nuclear officials abandon America’s Microsoft Office software & switch to home-designed tech — reports

Moscow officials are set to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar deal with US computing giant Microsoft, and instead buy the rights to a Russian-made suite of programs for employees of the country’s nuclear safety regulator. On Wednesday, the Vedomosti newspaper reported that a source from the state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, confirmed it had […]

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Trump will leave office with his lowest approval rating ever.

Throughout four years of scandals and investigations, President Trump has maintained an approval rating that rarely budged from a 10-point band between 35 and 45 percent. Nothing he could say, do or tweet appeared to dramatically change public opinion of him. But the events of Jan. 6 — when a violent mob of Trump supporters […]

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Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to IMPEACH Biden on his first day in office, says she’ll be ‘voice of ignored voters’

Freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) has pledged to bring articles of impeachment against Joe Biden on his very first day in office, mirroring a similar move by Democrats early on in Trump’s presidency. The upstart legislator said on Wednesday night that she would immediately push for impeachment one day after Biden’s inauguration on January […]

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Peru: UN rights office decries excessive use of force in November protests

Officers did not distinguish between the mainly peaceful protestors and a minority who allegedly acted violently, according to the study.  🇵🇪 #Peru: Police used unnecessary and excessive force when dealing with protests in November 2020 – New report finds police officers did not distinguish between peaceful protesters, who were in the majority, and a minority […]

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CEO of new Russian cosmodrome’s operator arrested on charges of abuse of office & forgery

A high-ranking official at the helm of the new state-of-the-art Vostochny spaceport has been arrested on charges of fraud in a high-profile scandal. The scheme reportedly cost the state over $6.5 million. Roman Bobkov, the head of the space center, a state entity operating the cosmodrome, has been placed in pre-trial detention for two months […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Reverend seeking to file visa application on behalf of Taiwan murder suspect snubbed by Taipei’s local office, source says

A reverend helping a Hong Kong murder suspect wanted in Taiwan went to Taipei’s representative office in the city on Wednesday to apply for a visa on his behalf, but the application was not accepted, a source has told the Post. The Anglican pastor, Peter Koon Ho-ming, acknowledged visiting the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office […]

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Florida prosecutor’s office stops pursuing most resisting arrest cases, causing concerns for local police

Police have used resisting arrest charges to stifle protests and free speech, said State Attorney Aramis Ayala, whose jurisdiction covers almost 1.8 million people in Orange and Osceola counties. “I would not be surprised if there was an attempt for some type of political gratification, but I’m just defining alternative methods of prosecution,” she told […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan to open new Guam office on Double Ten National Day

Taiwan is preparing to launch its new representative office in Guam on October 10, the Double Ten National Day, following three years of being absent from the United States territory. The office, named the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Guam, will be housed at the International Trade centre (ITC), where other tenants include the […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Somaliland to open office in Taiwan Wednesday

The self-declared East African nation of Somaliland will open its representative office in Taipei on Wednesday (September 9), starting a new chapter in relations between Taiwan and Africa. While neither side has yet agreed to move on to the next stage and open full diplomatic relations, the links between Taipei and Hargeisa have already attracted […]

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Yandex Pulls Employees Out of Minsk After Office Raid – Reports – The Moscow Times

Russian internet giant Yandex has pulled some of its employees out of its local office in Minsk after the Belarusian security services raided its premises amid the ongoing unrest in the country. Some of the company’s Minsk-based staff were moved to Russia last week, and others who could not leave Belarus were relocated to country […]

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