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Public trust in China is rising, in the world’s democracies it is falling dramatically

A global poll has revealed that public confidence in the world's democracies has fallen to new lows, with levels rising in several autocratic states - notably China. The Edelman Trust Barometer - which has surveyed thousands of people for 20 years on trust in their governments, media, business and non-governmental…
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Tensions between Ukraine and Russia: what is false flag?

Amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the US accused Russia of creating a "false flag" scenario. "They have a group of agents prepositioned to conduct what we call a 'false flag operation,'" Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. What is a "false flag"? A “false flag” scenario occurs when a group…
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That’s why social media giant Facebook is facing a $3.2 billion class action lawsuit in the UK

Social media giant Facebook is facing a $3.2 billion class action lawsuit over alleged use of user data in the UK. It is accused of abusing its market dominance by exploiting the personal information of nearly 44 million users. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, who is said to be the senior adviser…
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The mining of lithium, the key to the climate fight, is facing a new test in Chile

Plans to expand lithium mining in Chile, the world's second largest producer, ran into political roadblocks this week, raising new questions about the supply of a metal that is in high demand as the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources makes it so. Lithium is used in batteries,…
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North Korea is firing a mother ballistic missile, Jan says

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, authorities said in January, while South Korea reported the launch of an unspecified projectile after Leader Kim Jong-un vowed to develop the military to address an unstable international situation .
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China’s investment in diplomacy is falling as its global ambitions rise

China's diplomatic corps is at the forefront of the country's growing ambitions on the world stage, but while its main rival the US is increasing overseas spending, Beijing has done the opposite. President Xi Jinping said China’s diplomacy must embrace its vision for the “new era” shaped by its leadership…
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Text messages, crime reports, passport confiscation – Great Britain is firmly committed to preventing drug use

As the world tries to tackle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Boris Johnson's administration prepares to tackle the rampant drug problem. On Monday, British Home Secretary Priti Patel described the growing drug problem as the “scourge of our society”. To ensure that the problem can be rectified, the UK government has…
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Nepal is focusing on childhood cancer as part of the national cancer fight

The Nepalese government plans to target and address childhood cancer as a first step in its broader cancer control effort. She has invited experts from the IAEA and its partners to offer advice on how to improve access to cancer treatment and reduce the annual number of cancer-related deaths of…
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Call for synopsis for the fifth international conference on the management of the lifetime of nuclear power plants

Interested participants have until November 30, 2021 to submit synopses for a presentation at the fifth International Conference on the Management of Nuclear Power Plants, which will take place in Osaka from May 16 to 19, 2022. Although the lifespan of a nuclear power plant is usually 30-40 years, the…
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Ahmaud Arbery murder trial: Defense attorney is faced with comments about black pastors

The defense attorney in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery is faced with backlash after speaking out against the presence of black pastors. Arbery, a 25-year-old black jogger, was shot dead with a shotgun by three white men, which resulted in his death. Attorney Kevin Gough had said, “If your…
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