Another former collaborator accuses New York governor of sexual harassment

February 28, 2021

For the second time in four days, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has been accused of sexual harassment by a former collaborator, who reported this Saturday having been questioned about her sexual life by the politician. The governor has denied the accusations, according to the newspaper The New York Times, and requested an independent investigation. The woman has been identified as Charlotte Bennett, 25, who was the governor’s executive assistant…

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Several killed in Myanmar in escalating crackdown on protesters

February 28, 2021

At least three people have died this Sunday in Myanmar, the former Burma, in an escalation of police and Army repression against protesters who are protesting against the military junta that took power a month ago in a coup. The worst incidents, according to Burmese media, appear to have occurred in the southern city of Dawei, where shots by security forces to break up the rally have killed at least…

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Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the ambassador who suffered double discrimination

February 28, 2021

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, after presenting her credentials as an ambassador to the UN, on February 25, 2021 in New York.Angela Weiss / AP When Linda Thomas-Greenfield (Baker, Louisiana, age 68) entered the diplomatic career in 1982, there were years left before the presence of women and African Americans was common in the US foreign service. She, who soon after would take over its general direction, with direct supervision of its 70,000…

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The German party Die Linke elects two women to lead the electoral race

February 28, 2021

Janine Wissler (left) and Susanne Hennig-Wellsow celebrate their election as head of Die Linke during the party’s congress on February 27, 2021.CHRISTIAN MARQUARDT / POOL / EFE Die Linke (The Left), the second opposition party with the most seats in the German Parliament, has elected this Saturday in a digital congress the leadership with which it will face the super election year, with elections in six federal states and general…

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The House of Representatives approves a new rescue to the economy worth 1.9 trillion

February 27, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill, Washington.CARLOS BARRIA / Reuters The House of Representatives of the United States, controlled by the Democrats, has approved this Saturday around two in the morning the aid package for 1.9 trillion dollars to combat the coronavirus crisis and rescue the economy. Republicans voted as a bloc against and Democratic congressmen Kurt Schrader and Jared Golden were the only ones who broke ranks with…

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Saudi Arabia observes the change in tone of the US

February 26, 2021

King Salman of Saudi Arabia with Joe Biden in 2011, when he was vice president of the United States, in Riyadh.Hassan Ammar / AP Saudi Arabia has avoided any public reaction to the change of tone of the United States in the bilateral relationship. For now, the kingdom’s leaders are weighing not only the angle of the turn, but the rest of the movements of the new US Administration in…

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More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

February 26, 2021

Armed men broke into the dormitories of a women’s high school in the state of Zamfara, in northwestern Nigeria, at dawn this Friday, and kidnapped 317 young students, according to a statement from the state police. “The Zamfara State Police in collaboration with the military has begun a joint search and an operation with the aim of rescuing the 317 students kidnapped by armed bandits at the Jangebe Government Secondary…

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The EU promotes its plans for military autonomy despite the harmony with Washington

February 26, 2021

The European summit that ends this Friday will reaffirm the will of the European Union to cut the military dependence of the United States, a boost to the European defense plans that comes despite the better in tune with the Administration of Democrat Joe Biden. The draft summit declaration nonetheless underscores the commitment to close collaboration with NATO. And in a gesture designed to calm the resentment of some allies…

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