We were over-confident on vaccine rollout, admits EU chief

Read MoreAs the European Union surpassed the shocking toll of 500,000 people lost to the virus, the EU Commission chief said Wednesday that the bloc’s much-criticized vaccine rollout could be partly blamed on the EU being over-optimistic, over-confident and plainly “too late.”As the European Union surpassed the shocking toll of 500,000 people lost to the virus, the EU Commission chief said Wednesday that the bloc’s much-criticized vaccine rollout could be partly blamed on the EU being over-optimistic, over-confident and plainly “too late.”

To Prevent Another Civil War South Sudan Must Create a New, Unique Political System

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BONN, Germany, Feb 10 (IPS) – The threat of a full-blown civil war in South Sudan remains unless the country’s leaders can broaden power sharing, warns a new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) released almost year into the country’s formation of a government of national unity.

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BONN, Germany, Feb 10 (IPS) – The threat of a full-blown civil war in South Sudan remains unless the country’s leaders can broaden power sharing, warns a new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) released almost year into the country’s formation of a government of national unity.Read the full story, “To Prevent Another Civil War South Sudan Must Create a New, Unique Political System”, on globalissues.org →

Twitter Says It Won’t Block Journalists, Activists, And Politicians In India To Protect Free Speech

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Defying the Indian government could put Twitter officials in jail. But not doing so would mean enabling a crackdown against free speech.


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Defying the Indian government could put Twitter officials in jail. But not doing so would mean enabling a crackdown against free speech.View Entire Post ›

Trump impeachment– live updates

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Senate convenes at noon for impeachment managers to lay out argument to convict Donald Trump of ‘incitement of insurrection’

10.26am GMT

Amanda Holpuch in New York reports for us today on the Biden administration’s early moves over immigration:

Biden has taken a slew of actions to roll back or review Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, but activists say Biden must do more to prove his commitment to meaningful change.

Related: Biden takes action on anti-immigrant policies but Trump’s influence hovers

10.19am GMT

Whether to find Donald Trump guilty or not has a political dimension for Senate Republicans, who can see that there is still a substantial base to their party loyal to the former president – and even state legislators still clinging to the conspiracy theories that have been spread about the Capitol insurrection.

Associated Press report that a Republican legislative leader in Michigan apologized yesterday after falsely claiming supporters of president Donald Trump were not involved in the deadly attack at the US Capitol, having called it a “hoax”, even as the Senate was watching a video of the events as part of Trump’s trial.

Continue reading…Senate convenes at noon for impeachment managers to lay out argument to convict Donald Trump of ‘incitement of insurrection’Senate votes 56 to 44 to proceed with Trump’s second trialVideo: Democrats play montage of Capitol footage at trialTrump ‘quietly watching’ impeachment on TV in FloridaSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.26am GMTAmanda Holpuch in New York reports for us today on the Biden administration’s early moves over immigration:Biden has taken a slew of actions to roll back or review Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, but activists say Biden must do more to prove his commitment to meaningful change. Related: Biden takes action on anti-immigrant policies but Trump’s influence hovers 10.19am GMTWhether to find Donald Trump guilty or not has a political dimension for Senate Republicans, who can see that there is still a substantial base to their party loyal to the former president – and even state legislators still clinging to the conspiracy theories that have been spread about the Capitol insurrection.Associated Press report that a Republican legislative leader in Michigan apologized yesterday after falsely claiming supporters of president Donald Trump were not involved in the deadly attack at the US Capitol, having called it a “hoax”, even as the Senate was watching a video of the events as part of Trump’s trial. Continue reading…

Quantum-Systems to display its latest drone systems at IDEX 2021

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The Germany-based Quantum-Systems will showcase some of its latest unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at the IDEX 2021 exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The company, which specializes in the development and production of modern UAVs, will showcase how to enhance the effectiveness of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions with its Vector and Scorpion 2-in-1 System. “Learn how […]

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KKK member sentenced for driving into crowd of protesters

Read MoreA Virginia man who acknowledged being a Ku Klux Klan member has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison on charges he drove his pickup truck through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protestersA Virginia man who acknowledged being a Ku Klux Klan member has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison on charges he drove his pickup truck through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters