Bolivia: UN urges calm, ahead of Sunday’s general elections

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the country’s political and social actors, as well as State institutions, to commit to the holding of peaceful elections, his spokesperson said on Friday.  He encouraged all actors to respect the electoral process, in particular the final results of the vote.  The UN chief “reaffirms his support to the aspiration of […]

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Address ‘unprecedented’ impact of coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean, urges Guterres

The UN brief reveals that several countries in the region, are now among those with the highest per capita infection rates worldwide and shines a light on how the crisis is impacting vulnerable groups, including indigenous communities and women.    “The most vulnerable populations and individuals are once again being hit the hardest,” Secretary-General António Guterres said […]

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Putin Urges Russians to Back ‘Stability, Security, Prosperity’ in Vote – The Moscow Times

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Russians to take part in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms to ensure “stability, security and prosperity.” In a televised address before the weeklong ballot ends on Wednesday, Putin said Russians should vote for the country “we want to pass on to our children and grandchildren” but made no […]

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James Mattis urges Americans to wear masks and says virus ‘is not going away on its own’ in coronavirus PSA

At the start of the video, Mattis sports a blue bandana and pulls it down to talk. “Hello neighbors, I’m Jim Mattis,” he says. “I’m here to talk about that nasty little virus, Covid.” In the 30-second YouTube video posted Monday by the city of Richland, Washington, he stresses that since the pandemic began, it’s […]

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Obama Urges Democrats: ‘Whatever You’ve Done So Far Is Not Enough’

“Just because this energy is out there, it does not mean that it assures our victory,” he said. “And it does not mean that it gets channeled in a way that results in real change.” Mr. Obama also headlined a smaller virtual gathering Tuesday for big donors that raised another $3.4 million. Throughout the grass-roots […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan urges Beijing to honor HK’s special status

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday urged Beijing to respect Hong Kong’s special status in international law, in a speech aired live in Denmark. “By allowing anti-democratic forces and autocrats to advance abroad, we are neglecting our own democratic values,” she said via video to the annual Copenhagen Democracy Summit. “Taiwan has joined the international […]

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George Floyd’s brother urges UN to probe police killings of black Americans – Times of India

George Floyd’s brother Philonise is seen on a TV screen during his speech at the opening of an urgent debate o…Read More GENEVA: The brother of George Floyd called on the United Nations on Wednesday to set up an independent commission to investigate the killings of African Americans by police. “I am my brother’s keeper,” […]

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Russian model & TV star Bonya says minimum wage workers are “alcoholics & beggars,” urges state to help businessmen instead

No stranger to controversy, Russian celebrity Viktoria Bonya has again caused a stir, labelling people on minimum wages “alcoholics and beggars.” She’s opposed to constitutional changes guaranteeing incomes for the lowest-paid. The wealthy star believes business owners are more deserving of state aid than the poor. President Vladimir Putin has made proposals that will be […]

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China urges Facebook to drop ‘ideological bias’ after it slaps warning labels on ‘state-controlled media’ pages

The Chinese government has accused Facebook of “ideological bias” after the social media giant announced plans to put warning labels on Chinese “state-controlled” media pages including Xinhua and CCTV. The Chinese news agency and TV channel are among the outlets which Facebook has designated as “wholly or partially under editorial control of a state”, based […]

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IMF urges Pakistan to freeze govt salaries – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Pakistan to freeze salaries of government employees and adhere to the fiscal consolidation path by showing a nominal primary deficit in the new budget, said Finance Ministry sources. The IMF is insisting that Pakistan should continue to follow the fiscal consolidation path due to a high and […]

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