Wednesday October 27-th, 2021

PISA study results: Luxembourg falls under OECD average PISA study results: Luxembourg falls under OECD average

In 2015, China was not among the top five scorers. Greek children performed worse in all three categories compared to the previous survey in 2015. The OECD praised Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and Uruguay for enrolling many more 15-year-olds...

China may ban all USA diplomatic passport-holders from Xinjiang China may ban all USA diplomatic passport-holders from Xinjiang

Beijing was considering banning all USA diplomatic passport holders from entering Xinjiang, in retaliation for U.S. legislation that would punish Chinese officials for human rights abuses, Hu Xijin (胡錫進), editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Time...

Zuckerberg denies that Trump tried to lobby against ban on political ads Zuckerberg denies that Trump tried to lobby against ban on political ads

The Facebook co-founder was unmoved. When asked by CBS whether he'd been lobbied, Zuckerberg equivocated. "In most cases, in a democracy, I believe that people should be able to see for themselves what politicians that they may or may not vote fo...

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe left behind $10 million, properties - state media Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe left behind $10 million, properties - state media

The report said there appears to be no will, although lawyers are still looking for one. He was expelled after 37 years in power in 2017 and replaced by his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa , whom Mugabe had fired weeks before. "The first task o...

Trump congratulates Trudeau on reelection, says they're 'working on' USMCA Trump congratulates Trudeau on reelection, says they're 'working on' USMCA

Corbyn described the claims , which come just days after a terror attack in London in which two people were fatally stabbed, as "complete nonsense". But Trump was adamant that the cloud of impeachment wasn't undercutting his negotiating position o...

Attack on London Bridge Kills 2 Cambridge Graduates Attack on London Bridge Kills 2 Cambridge Graduates

Merritt and Jones were both graduates of the University of Cambridge and were involved in the school's Learning Together program, which had organized the conference. Williamson told Sky News that Lukasz , wielding the tusk, fought one-on-one with ...

North Korea says USA needs to decide 'Xmas gift' North Korea says USA needs to decide 'Xmas gift'

According to North Korean propaganda, Kim Jong Il was born at the nearby Mount Paektu Secret Camp where his own father Kim Il Sung was fighting the Japanese - although independent historians and Soviet records say he was actually born in Russian Fed...

Appeals Court Upholds Request From Congress For Trump's Financial Records Appeals Court Upholds Request From Congress For Trump's Financial Records

The ruling, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. appeals court in NY, means Trump will lose control of his long-secret business and personal records at Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp. The panel said that congressional investigations "s...

Armed Wisconsin high school student, resource officer injured in shooting incident Armed Wisconsin high school student, resource officer injured in shooting incident

According to the Oshkosh Police Department and the Oskkosh Area School District, the shooting occurred after an armed student confronted a school resource officer at Oshkosh West High School. Where are we going? They went over the intercom and everyo...

Kamala Harris to End Democratic Presidential Campaign Kamala Harris to End Democratic Presidential Campaign

Harris launched her campaign in front of 20,000 people at a chilly, outdoor campaign launch in January. She was one of seven candidates to qualify for the sixth primary debate, which is set to take place in Los Angeles on December 19. Harris raised ...

Top US career diplomat rejects Ukraine meddling theory

Further casting doubt on the GOP theory of Ukraine engaging in a coordinated attack on the USA election, Politico reported this week that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee already investigated the possibility and didn't find the evid...

Finnish Prime Minister resigns amid govt wrangle Finnish Prime Minister resigns amid govt wrangle

As the party and coalition allies are trailing in the polls and could lose ground to the nationalist Finns Party. However its chair, Jussi Halla-aho, said on Tuesday afternoon that he did "not see re-thinking the makeup of the government as the pri...

We're living in hottest decade on record We're living in hottest decade on record

Average temperatures over the past five years (2015-2019) and 10 years (2010-2019) are "almost certain to be the warmest five-year period and decade on record". Drought conditions have extended parts of eastern Australia to Central America and unchar...

US citizen raised in San Diego faces new terrorism charges US citizen raised in San Diego faces new terrorism charges

The charges against Mostafa include training terrorist fighters, leading foreign fighters, and acting as a terrorist military instructor, according to the FBI's release. He eventually joined al-Shabaab, which seeks to establish a society based on "it...

Premiers Meet, Try to Find Consensus Amid a Host of Issues Premiers Meet, Try to Find Consensus Amid a Host of Issues

The new parliament will meet for the first time on Thursday, when the government's priorities will be outlined in the so-called Throne Speech. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has called for the cap to be removed, as the money his province has receiv...

Thunberg heading for Spain for COP25 meeting Thunberg heading for Spain for COP25 meeting

The journey was meant to save approximately two or three tons of carbon dioxide emissions but the skipper's flight out has produced the same emissions the journey hoped to save countering Ms Thunberg's mission, The Times reports. Thunberg hitched a r...

'US should reduce European Union tariffs over Airbus A380 subsidies' 'US should reduce European Union tariffs over Airbus A380 subsidies'

The European Union is almost certain to appeal. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked to Airbus Executive Vice President (Programmes & Services) Philippe Mhun as they visited the assembly line of the...

Trump warns European Union to 'shape up' over trade and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Trump warns European Union to 'shape up' over trade and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

I'm changing that and I'm changing it very rapidly. Trump rapped Macron for his words and ripped the French economy while also brandishing USA economic power in a growing trade spat with Paris. "I have a good relationship with Macron but sometimes ...

Vitalik Buterin Advocates to Free Ethereum Researcher Charged for Aiding North Korea Vitalik Buterin Advocates to Free Ethereum Researcher Charged for Aiding North Korea

Apart from the impending Istanbul hard fork scheduled to take place in the next few days, the Ethereum Foundation has been making headlines over the arrest of Virgil Griffith, an Ethereum Research Scientist. According to the criminal complai...

Three rescue workers killed in helicopter crash in France Europe 10:34 Three rescue workers killed in helicopter crash in France Europe 10:34

On Sunday night, a pilot, a technician and a rescue specialist from the fire brigade died when their EC145 helicopter crashed during a rescue and reconnaissance flight in the Var region. His body was discovered in his transport late Sunday night 300 ...

Amnesty Says at Least 208 People Killed in Iran Protests Amnesty Says at Least 208 People Killed in Iran Protests

Although there are no official figures, Fars news agency said more than 1,000 protesters have been arrested. "This alarming death toll is further evidence that Iran's security forces went on a horrific killing spree", Amnesty's regional resea...

Donald Trump flies into United Kingdom for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit Donald Trump flies into United Kingdom for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit

The prime minister will repeatedly highlight those contributions starting with a round table discussion with his Dutch counterpart on Tuesday, before leaders formally meet behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss NATO's future. Differences among the ...

Labour promise to cut train fares by 33 per cent Labour promise to cut train fares by 33 per cent

According to excerpts from the speech disclosed by his press office, Corbyn will explain that the reduction in the price of train tickets will represent a saving of 1,000 pounds per year for the average passenger. People will be counted in and out of...

MSNBC confuses ex-Trump navy secretary for infamous white supremacist MSNBC confuses ex-Trump navy secretary for infamous white supremacist

Spencer called Trump's intervention in the case of Navy Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher "shocking" and unprecedented. "It was also a reminder that the president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight eth...

WHAT A TURKEY! ‘Newsweek’ cans reporter after Thanksgiving Trump stumble WHAT A TURKEY! ‘Newsweek’ cans reporter after Thanksgiving Trump stumble

Instead, another reporter was assigned to the story. A Newsweek editor has been demoted after the controversy surrounding an article that was published on Thanksgiving day that originally said that President Trump would spend Thanksgiving twe...

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