‘A police massacre’: Colombian officers killed 11 during protests against police violence, report finds | Colombia

‘A police massacre’: Colombian officers killed 11 during protests against police violence, report finds | Colombia

Colombian police are responsible for the deaths of 11 protesters during anti-police protests that swept through the capital in September 2020, according to a report released on Monday following an independent investigation backed by the Bogotá mayor’s office and officials. United Nations. “It was a police massacre,” wrote Carlos Negret, a former mediator for the … Read more

Baltic Sea: Coast Guard investigating role of alcohol in cargo ship crash

Baltic Sea: Coast Guard investigating role of alcohol in cargo ship crash

A British citizen and a Croatian citizen have been arrested as suspects in Sweden’s preliminary investigation into the collision, according to a press release from the Swedish prosecution service. The prosecution added that the preliminary investigation for “aggravated drunk driving”, “gross negligence in maritime traffic” and “causing serious death to others” is at an initial … Read more

WH cut video feed of Taiwanese minister at Biden summit: report

WH cut video feed of Taiwanese minister at Biden summit: report

The White House abruptly cut the video feed of a Taiwanese minister during last week’s Democracy Summit when it displayed a map indicating Taiwan was independent from China, according to a report on Monday. The image of Taiwanese Digital Minister Audrey Tang’s presentation has been removed and replaced with audio by order of the White … Read more

European Union stands united on Russia sanctions, top diplomat says

European Union stands united on Russia sanctions, top diplomat says

EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels Russia has formed troops on the borders of Ukraine EU, NATO and G7 warn Russia against invasion BRUSSELS, Dec. 13 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday that any Russian aggression against Ukraine would trigger economic sanctions against Moscow, trying to keep up the pressure after similar … Read more

Saudi Arabia expects 2022 budget surplus after years of deficit

Saudi Arabia expects 2022 budget surplus after years of deficit

RIYAD, Dec.12 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday said it plans to post its first budget surplus in nearly a decade next year, as it plans to cut government spending despite a surge oil prices which helped to replenish the state coffers hammered by the pandemic. After an expected budget deficit of 2.7% of gross … Read more

Saudi Arabia expects 2022 budget surplus after years of deficit

Saudi Arabia expects 2022 budget surplus after years of deficit

RIYAD, Dec.12 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday said it plans to post its first budget surplus in nearly a decade next year, as it plans to cut government spending despite a surge oil prices which helped to replenish the state coffers hammered by the pandemic. After an expected budget deficit of 2.7% of gross … Read more

Saudi Arabia expects 2022 budget surplus after years of deficit

Saudi Arabia expects 2022 budget surplus after years of deficit

RIYAD, Dec.12 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday said it plans to post its first budget surplus in nearly a decade next year, as it plans to cut government spending despite a surge oil prices which helped to replenish the state coffers hammered by the pandemic. After an expected budget deficit of 2.7% of gross … Read more

Russia’s Putin laments Soviet collapse, says he moonlighted as taxi driver to earn money

Russia’s Putin laments Soviet collapse, says he moonlighted as taxi driver to earn money

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin lamented the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago as the demise of what he called “historic Russia” and said the economic crisis that followed was so severe that ‘he was forced to moonlight as a taxi driver. Putin’s comments, broadcast on state television on Sunday, are likely to … Read more