Biden Delays Release of Some J.F.K. Records, Citing Pandemic
by Vimal Patel on 2021-10-23 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, Biden, Joseph R Jr, National Archives and Records Administration, Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations, Ferriero, David S, Trump, Donald J
The National Archives require additional time to work on redactions, a White House statement on Friday said.
Erdogan Threatens to Expel 10 Western Ambassadors
by Carlotta Gall on 2021-10-23 in Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, European Court of Human Rights, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip, Kavala, Osman, Turkey
The move follows a statement from the envoys demanding the release of a prominent philanthropist jailed since 2017.
In India, Facebook Struggles to Combat Misinformation and Hate Speech
by Sheera Frenkel and Davey Alba on 2021-10-23 in Social Media, Rumors and Misinformation, Whistle-Blowers, Computers and the Internet, Politics and Government, Engineering and Engineers, Artificial Intelligence, Facebook Inc, Haugen, Frances, India, Fringe Groups and Movements, Hate Speech, Muslims and Islam, Pakistan
Internal documents show a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in the country, the company’s biggest market.
She Is Breaking Glass Ceilings in Space, but Facing Sexism on Earth
by Steven Lee Myers on 2021-10-23 in Women and Girls, Space and Astronomy, Politics and Government, China Aerospace, China, Content Type: Personal Profile, Wang Yaping
Sanitary pads and makeup: A Chinese astronaut’s six-month stay aboard the country’s space station has revealed conflicted cultural values toward gender.
Taliban Honor Suicide Bombers in Bid to Rewrite History
by Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Sharif Hassan and Ruhullah Khapalwak on 2021-10-23 in Terrorism, Civilian Casualties, Afghanistan War (2001- ), Politics and Government, Al Qaeda, Intercontinental Hotel (Kabul), Afghanistan
The new government brought together the bombers’ families at a publicized event, praising their actions but alienating those who have suffered at their hands.
Why Returning Home For Some Afghans Is as Difficult as Fleeing
by Mujib Mashal on 2021-10-23 in Afghanistan War (2001- ), Taliban, Afghanistan, Delhi (India), India
Thousands of Afghans who were in India for medical treatment when the country collapsed are now desperate to return, but have no money and no clear route home.
Singapore will require vaccination or daily tests for workplace access next year.
by John Yoon on 2021-10-23 in Singapore, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Coronavirus Reopenings, Vaccination and Immunization
‘Needle Spiking’ of Women in Britain Stirs Alarm Over New Kind of Assault
by Megan Specia and Isabella Kwai on 2021-10-23 in Hypodermic Needles and Syringes, Assaults, Women and Girls, Bars and Nightclubs, Nottingham (England), England, Great Britain
Women are reporting being injected with syringes at crowded clubs in a horrifying variation of dropping pill into drinks. “This is a new depth,’’ said a former chief of police.
Amanda Knox Was Exonerated. That Doesn’t Mean She’s Free.
by Jessica Bennett on 2021-10-23 in Content Type: Personal Profile, False Arrests, Convictions and Imprisonments, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Knox, Amanda, Kercher, Meredith, Italy, Perugia (Italy), Seattle (Wash)
Ten years after being cleared of a heinous crime, she is still trying to tell her story on her own terms.
U.S. Struggles With Afghan Evacuees Weeded Out, and Now in Limbo
by Charlie Savage on 2021-10-23 in Evacuations and Evacuees, Afghanistan War (2001- ), United States International Relations, Customs and Border Protection (US), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Department, National Counterterrorism Center, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Mayorkas, Alejandro, Kosovo, Afghanistan
No final decisions have been made, but dozens red-flagged for apparent criminal pasts or links to militants have been sent to a base in Kosovo, where their fate is uncertain.
Struggles over vaccine mandates, the death of Colin Powell: the week in Covid news.
by Alexandra E. Petri on 2021-10-23
Pakistan and India Face Off in Cricket’s T20 World Cup
by Mujib Mashal on 2021-10-23 in Cricket (Game), Fans (Persons), Indian Premier League, Pakistan, India, Kashmir and Jammu (India)
It’s one of the greatest rivalries in sports, when war off the field allows it — a contest of national identities that will be renewed this Sunday in a World Cup match.
U.N. Flight Thwarted as Fighting Grows in Ethiopia
by Rick Gladstone and Declan Walsh on 2021-10-23 in War and Armed Conflicts, Humanitarian Aid, Famine, United Nations, World Food Program, Biden, Joseph R Jr
A humanitarian flight was ordered to abort a landing in the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, epicenter of the conflict, as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day.
Turkish Opposition Begins Joining Ranks Against Erdogan
by Carlotta Gall on 2021-10-23 in Politics and Government, Elections, Polls and Public Opinion, Legislatures and Parliaments, Justice and Development Party (Turkey), Aksener, Meral, Davutoglu, Ahmet, Demirtas, Selahattin, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip, Kilicdaroglu, Kemal, Turkey
With an eye on elections, six parties are working on a plan to end a powerful presidency and return to a parliamentary system.
Israel Accuses 6 Palestinian Rights Groups of Terrorism
by Patrick Kingsley on 2021-10-23 in Palestinians, Israel, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Terrorism, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
The Defense Ministry said the groups work for leftist militants. Critics said the charge was aimed at quelling scrutiny of Israeli rights abuses.
Alberta Investigation of Environmental Groups Falls Flat
by Ian Austen on 2021-10-22 in Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Kenney, Jason (1968- ), Alberta (Canada), Canada
The report from a provincial inquiry into “anti-Alberta energy campaigns” didn’t back up Premier Jason Kenney’s allegations.
Barbados Elects Its First Head of State, Replacing Queen Elizabeth
by Christine Hauser on 2021-10-22 in Politics and Government, Elections, Secession and Independence Movements, Colonization, Royal Families, Mason, Sandra Prunella (1949- ), Barbados, Great Britain, Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, Caribbean Area
The country’s Parliament chose Sandra Mason, the governor general, to assume the symbolic title, a decisive move to distance itself from Barbados’s colonial past.
U.S. Ramps Up Covid Boosters as Poor Nations Await First Doses
by Alexandra E. Petri on 2021-10-22 in Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), World Health Organization, Medicine and Health, Disease Rates
The booster program underlines the disparity in vaccine access, with wealthier nations accounting for more than three-quarters of all doses administered so far.
World’s Health Care Workers Near Breaking Point, W.H.O warns
by Todd Gregory on 2021-10-22 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Workplace Hazards and Violations, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The agency’s leaders also urged wealthy nations to take the lead in transferring doses of vaccines to the global South.
New Zealand announces a plan to move away from lockdowns.
by Natasha Frost on 2021-10-22
Russia Strengthens Its Internet Censorship Powers
by Adam Satariano and Paul Mozur on 2021-10-22 in Computers and the Internet, Social Media, Censorship, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Politics and Government, Russia, Putin, Vladimir V, Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) (Russia), Twitter, Google Inc, YouTube.com, Facebook Inc
Quietly built over two years, the Kremlin’s censorship infrastructure gives it sweeping power to block sites. Many fear a new age of digital isolation.
Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, 59, Dies; Linked Weather Disasters to Climate Change
by Henry Fountain on 2021-10-22 in Deaths (Obituaries), Global Warming, Weather, Research, Heat and Heat Waves, Extreme Weather, World Weather Attribution, van Oldenborgh, Geert Jan (1961-2021)
With a colleague, he founded a group that quickly analyzes heat waves and other extreme events for signs of global warming’s influence.
Renato Casaro’s Posters Capture Films’ Essential Moments
by Elisabetta Povoledo on 2021-10-22 in Posters, Movies, Art, Content Type: Personal Profile, Casaro, Renato, Schwarzenegger, Arnold, De Laurentiis, Dino, Tarantino, Quentin, Treviso (Italy), Rome (Italy), Italy, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Movie), Rambo (Movie)
Renato Casaro’s hand-drawn art has hooked movie audiences around the world since the 1950s. Tarantino and Stallone are big fans. One secret to his success? “You can’t cheat.”
In Haiti, Gangs Gain Power as Security Vacuum Grows
by Catherine Porter and Natalie Kitroeff on 2021-10-22 in Haiti, Politics and Government, Moise, Jovenel (1968- ), Corruption (Institutional), Gangs, 400 Mawozo (Gang), Kidnapping and Hostages, Missionaries, Christian Aid Ministries, United States International Relations, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, United Nations
Gangs have long held sway in the country, but their dominance has expanded in recent years and the government has been accused of using them as tools of repression.
Gangs in Haiti, Breaking a Taboo, Target the Church
by Maria Abi-Habib and Constant Méheut on 2021-10-22 in Kidnapping and Hostages, Gangs, 400 Mawozo (Gang), Christian Aid Ministries, Roman Catholic Church, Haiti
A French priest in Haiti recalls his kidnapping by 400 Mawozo, the same gang holding 16 Americans and a Canadian, including children, for ransom.