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Brazilian army exonerates general criticized for appearing with Bolsonaro
Eduardo Pazuello, a Brazilian army general who has criticized numerous officials and fellow military officials for appearing at a campaign rally with President Jair Bolsonaro, will not be sanctioned, the military said in a statement Thursday. Pazuello appeared at a political rally for Bolsonaro in May, where he spoke with the right-wing leader’s arm draped over his shoulder. The incident alarmed many given Bolsonaro’s open nostalgia for the country’s military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985 and his intimate dealings with certain elements of the armed forces, many of whom hold key positions in his government.
Witnessing COVID chaos in India’s hospitals, cemeteries and crematoriums
Covering the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic as it passed through towns, cities and villages in India was at times overwhelming. Patients have died in their homes, in their cars on their way to the hospital and outside the emergency departments because there were no beds for them.
Congo faces third wave of coronavirus, health minister says
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is facing a third wave of coronavirus infections, with its epicenter in the capital, Kinshasa, one of the most populous cities in Africa, Health Minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani said on Thursday. . Like many other African countries, the Congo has officially reported relatively few cases and deaths, but health officials are concerned about a recent spike in infections that saw 243 new cases recorded on Wednesday, the highest daily figure. since March.
Hong Kong police to try to cover up any commemoration of Tiananmen crackdown
Thousands of Hong Kong police are expected to surround a central park and patrol the city streets on Friday to prevent people from gathering to commemorate the 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops on and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Critics say the heightened vigilance of authorities is a marked departure from Hong Kong’s cherished freedoms of speech and assembly, bringing the global financial center closer to mainland China’s tight controls over the company.
Politically-fighting Netanyahu attacks deal to overthrow him
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called “dangerous” and “leftist” a multi-party coalition concocted by rivals to topple him, even as the nationalist appointed to lead it echoed his hard line on the Palestinians . Netanyahu, facing the prospect of the end of his 12-year tenure as prime minister, launched the attack on social media the day after the announcement by centrist opposition leader Yair Lapid, roughly 35 minutes by Wednesday night’s deadline, that he had managed to form a government coalition. .
Czech government survives vote of no confidence months before election
The Czech government survived a vote of no confidence on Thursday after a party with decisive votes avoided the opposition’s attempt to topple the minority cabinet of Prime Minister Andrej Babis a few months before the general election. Two opposition coalitions, both challenger to Babis ‘ANO party in the elections scheduled for October, have tabled the motion on the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and investigations into billionaire Babis’ alleged conflicts of interest.
Facebook to end special treatment for politicians after Trump ban – report
Facebook Inc plans to end its policy that protects politicians from certain content moderation rules, The Verge reported Thursday, in what would be a major policy reversal for the world’s largest social media network. The reported change comes as Facebook is expected to announce its response to recommendations made by the company’s independent oversight board when it ruled on the company’s suspension of former US President Donald Trump.
Opposition denounces ‘hostage’ video as Belarus releases confession of detained journalist
Detained journalist Roman Protasevich appeared on Belarusian state television on Thursday, tearfully confessing his role in the anti-government protests in an interview which the opposition said was conducted under duress. In his third appearance since his Ryanair plane was forced to land in Belarus by authorities on May 23, Protasevich admitted to plotting to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko by organizing “riots” and retracted earlier criticisms of the government. veteran leader.
Chile halts second dose, raises minimum age for AstraZeneca vaccine after blood clot report
Chile’s health ministry said on Thursday it would raise the minimum age for men allowed to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to 45 from 18, and suspend administration of second doses until authorities complete an investigation of a man who had a blood clot after his first injection. Chile, a leader in vaccinating its citizens against the virus, received its first doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine in April. Regulators initially approved the vaccine for men over 18 and women over 45.
Putting pressure on the junta, France suspends joint military operations with Malian forces
France announced on Thursday that it was suspending joint military operations with local troops in Mali as part of efforts to pressure the military junta to reestablish a civilian-led government. The Malian army arrested interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane last week and forced them to resign, derailing a transition to democratic elections after another military coup last August.
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