Labor and environmental groups are calling for changes to how the extinction threat to koalas and other species is set, and for beefed-up protections near Sydney to preserve the state's healthiest koala colonies.
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Liberal Zionists are belatedly waking up to the only just alternative: a single state, shared by Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs. But if Israeli Jews won’t endorse a one state solution, will they have to be dragged unwillingly into it?
Egyptian police have seized kites from people flying them after a ban by a northern governorate for “safety” reasons and a lawmaker’s warning they posed a “national security threat”.Police seized 369 kites in Cairo on Friday, Al-Ahram reported, while Akhbar Al-Youm, another state newspaper, said police confiscated 99 kites and fined five people in the northern region of Alexandria.The ban was brought in “to ensure the safety of citizens after a number of accidents” involving kites, Alexandria’s…
Prominent former defense reporter Ivan Safronov has been arrested and jailed on a charge of treason, accused of passing state secrets to a NATO country that his lawyer says is the Czech Republic. Safronov denies the allegation, and former colleagues say it is absurd. Here is a look at possible motives and meanings behind the latest prosecution to rock Russia.
New Mexico is the fifth-largest state by area and is sparsely populated, with nearly half of the state’s 2.1 million residents living in the Albuquerque metropolitan area. Below are a few glimpses of the diverse geography and history of New Mexico and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.
This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.
A Lebanese man accused of financing Hezbollah was freed from jail in the United States last month as a result of indirect contacts between Tehran and Washington that are expected to yield more releases, three senior Middle East officials said.
Taiwan will soon reopen its de facto consulate in Guam, bringing its total representative offices in the United States to 13, as the two parties forge stronger ties amid rising tensions with Beijing. In a statement on Friday morning, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said it had consulted the US and was in the process of reopening its Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Guam, a US island territory, after operations were suspended in 2017 in a reallocation of the ministry’s budget and staff. …
President Michel Aoun is sending the head of General Security to two Arab Gulf states in a bid to drum up financial support for Lebanon as it grapples with the worst economic crisis in decades, an official source said Sunday.
China is amending its criminal code to cover trade secrets theft by foreign businesses, a change that could give Beijing a tool to retaliate against the United States for alleged economic espionage.The proposed new section on economic espionage by foreign firms, which has flown under the radar of many foreign intellectual property lawyers, is part of a wider amendment to the country’s criminal code.A draft of the law has been released for public review until August 16. If passed, the punishment…
A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the new coronavirus after attending a “Covid-19” party hosted by an infected person, a doctor has revealed, underlining the risk to younger people.Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man thought the virus was a hoax, despite it killing more than 135,000 people in the United States so far.“Someone will be diagnosed with the disease, and they’ll have a party to invite their friends over to see if they can…
Protesters in Mali took the streets of the capital Bamako on Friday shouting "Enough is Enough" - they are seeking the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Shots were also fired at the state TV network ORTM as protesters stormed the building. For months now, an opposition coalition lead by a popular imam, Mahmoud Dicko, has been seeking to force Keita out of power.
Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. She also responds to the destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States, and the 2020 election.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and state leaders like to talk about the sunny myth of California's promise. But a huge proportion of Californians face staggering economic burdens and very little way out of poverty.