NEWS DIGEST 21.03.2021: Lockdowns and the EU vaccine dispute make things antsy in the UK

Good morning everyone, our news today comes from Google News. As the dispute between the UK and European Union over coronavirus vaccines lurches from one debacle to another, the UK itself is bidding to accelerate production of its homegrown vaccines, … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.03.2021: Lockdowns and the EU vaccine dispute make things antsy in the UK

NEWS DIGEST 03.12.2020: HK protesters jailed; Trump rails against ‘fraudulent’ US election

Today’s news digest comes from the ‘World’ page of the UK Google News site. The Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai, who is a main supporter of the recent pro-democracy protests in the autonomous region of Hong Kong, has been detained … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 03.12.2020: HK protesters jailed; Trump rails against ‘fraudulent’ US election

LONDON EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTS: Belgian princess among hundreds arrested

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via Sky News   Eco-activist collective Extinction Rebellion recently began a month-long wave of protests and sit-ins in major cities around the world to protest government inaction on climate change. In London alone, more … Continue reading LONDON EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTS: Belgian princess among hundreds arrested

VENEZUELA CRISIS: President Maduro threatens to seize defunct factories, punish owners

Caracas, VENEZUELA VIJAY SHAH via BBC The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, whose country is experiencing a crisis in electricity and other materials, has passed a new decree enabling his government to seize control of underperforming or closing factories and jail their owners, BBC News reports. As Venezuela’s economy continues to slump, President Maduro held a meeting with supporters in the capital Caracas. He told them that the country needed to sort out the crisis and to ramp up levels of manufacturing. This past Friday, Maduro had also brought in a nationwide state of emergency as Venezuela suffers food and … Continue reading VENEZUELA CRISIS: President Maduro threatens to seize defunct factories, punish owners