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On 11/16/2021 at 4:48 PM, Premi5 said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59302919

 

Poland border crisis: Migrants tear-gassed trying to cross from Belarus

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Polish forces have used tear gas and water cannon against migrants trying to cross into the country from Belarus.

Videos showed migrants throwing stones and other objects at the Polish forces guarding a fortified border crossing.

For weeks, thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East, have been gathering at the Belarus border in an attempt to reach the European Union.

Belarus has been accused of pushing migrants to the border to try to destabilise the EU, a charge it denies.

EU-Belarus relations have been severely strained since long-term leader Alexander Lukashenko declared victory in a discredited presidential election last year and tried to silence dissent by cracking down on mass protests and arresting political opponents.

The EU imposed sanctions on Belarus in the wake of the poll and, along with the US, will step them up following the border crisis.

There have been more than 5,000 attempts by migrants to cross the border into Poland from Belarus so far this month, compared to just 88 in the whole of last year, the Polish border agency says.

The migrants, including children, have been living in makeshift camps in freezing conditions just inside Belarus. In recent days, thousands have converged on a crossing at Kuznica, south of Grodno in north-west Belarus.

On Monday, many of those migrants burst through a fence and gathered at a crossing on the Belarusian side of the border. They were blocked by Polish troops and a tense stand-off ensued.

By Tuesday morning, Poland's defence ministry said its forces had responded to migrants attacking a border fence at Kuznica.

"The migrants attacked our soldiers and officers with stones and are trying to destroy the fence and get to Poland. Our services used tear gas to quell the migrants' aggression," the ministry tweeted.

Polish riot police officers and a migrant are seen near the Kuznica crossing pointIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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Tension at the Kuznica crossing has been growing in recent days
Polish servicemen use tear gas and water jets to disperse migrants near the Kuznica crossingIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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Polish police said one officer had been severely injured by a missile thrown across the border

This is Putin's doing.

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Anyone wondering what's actually going on in Ukraine and Russia that the TV and news will die before telling you, here's a summary: The USA caused a coup (like the bhainchods always do) in Ukrain

^^^ Persian sherni. Vah! They say revenge is a dish served cold, but this was proper frozen.

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https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-helps-taiwan-commission-advanced-f-16-fighter-jets-amid-china-threat-2615620

 

US Helps Taiwan Commission Advanced F-16 Fighter Jets Amid China Threat

Frequent Chinese and US military exercises in the region have raised fears of conflict touched off by a crisis over democratically-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own territory.

WorldReutersUpdated: November 18, 2021 1:03 pm IST
 
 
 
US Helps Taiwan Commission Advanced F-16 Fighter Jets Amid China Threat

The F-16Vs can carry Raytheon Technologies Corp's advanced AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.

 
 
 
Chiayi: 

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen lauded military cooperation with Washington on Thursday as she commissioned the first combat wing of F-16 fighters upgraded with US help to bolster the island's defences during rising tensions between Taipei and Beijing.

Frequent Chinese and US military exercises in the region have raised fears of conflict touched off by a crisis over democratically-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own territory.

Tsai told a ceremony at an air base in the southern Taiwanese city of Chiayi to unveil the first squadron of its most advanced F-16s, the F-16V, that the project showed the firm commitment of the Taiwan-US partnership.

"I believe that as long as we adhere to the values of democracy and freedom, there will be more like-minded countries standing on the same front with us," she said, speaking on the same stage as the top US diplomat in Taiwan, Sandra Oudkirk.

The United States has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan but is the island's main international backer and arms supplier, to Beijing's fury.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/the-world-is-worried-putin-is-about-to-invade-ukraine-heres-why.html

 

The world is worried Putin is about to invade Ukraine. Here’s why

PUBLISHED WED, NOV 17 20216:35 AM ESTUPDATED WED, NOV 17 20216:18 PM EST
KEY POINTS
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is being watched closely by experts and officials.
  • They fear that Russia is planning to invade Ukraine.
  • Tens of thousands of Russian troops have reportedly gathered at the border with Ukraine.
  • Russia invaded and annexed Crimea, a part of Ukraine, in 2014.

President Vladimir Putin is being watched closely by experts and officials who fear Russia might be planning a military escalation with its neighbor Ukraine.

Tens of thousands of Russian troops have reportedly gathered at the border with Ukraine, and experts fear Russia could be about to stage a repeat of its 2014 invasion and annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, which prompted global outrage and sanctions on Moscow.

 

“We all should be very worried, to be honest, I do share this assessment,” Michal Baranowski, director and senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Warsaw Office, told CNBC when asked if Russia could be about to embark upon military action against Ukraine, describing Russia’s highly tense relationship with Ukraine as being a conflict “under the threshold of war.”

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Either this is true, or 'set up' to make China look bad, very surprised this is the main headline news currently on BBC

https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/12470536/peng-shuai-naomi-osaka-in-shock-over-chinese-stars-disappearance-amid-sexual-assault-allegations

Peng Shuai: Naomi Osaka 'in shock' over Chinese star's disappearance amid sexual assault allegations

The global tennis community has grown alarmed as Peng has not been seen since making allegations of sexual assault against a former Chinese vice premier; Osaka said: "Censorship is never ok at any cost, I hope Peng Shuai and her family are safe and ok"

By Reuters

Last Updated: 17/11/21 3:51pm

  • Peng Shuai made allegations of sexual assault earlier this month
Peng Shuai made allegations of sexual assault earlier this month

Naomi Osaka said she was concerned over the whereabouts of fellow tennis player Peng Shuai, who has not been heard from since making allegations of sexual assault against a former Chinese vice premier.

Peng, one of China's biggest sport stars, said on social media earlier this month a former member of China's Politburo Standing Committee, Zhang Gaoli, coerced her into sex and they later had an on-off consensual relationship.

 

The global tennis community has grown alarmed as Peng has not been seen since the post and on Monday the governing body of men's tennis (ATP) backed the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) call for China to investigate the allegations.

 

"I was recently informed of a fellow tennis player that has gone missing shortly after revealing that she has been sexually abused," said four-time Grand Slam winner Osaka. "Censorship is never ok at any cost, I hope Peng Shuai and her family are safe and ok.

"I'm in shock of the current situation and I'm sending love and light her way. #whereispengshuai."

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On 11/18/2021 at 5:20 AM, Suchi said:

Attempt at Legalisation of Ghazwe e Hind?

What the hell is Islamophobia anyway? Since when is criticising religions a phobia. Anything negative about Islam is Islamophobia. I've noticed Hindus and Christians get mocked all the time but there is no such thing as 'Hinduphobia' or 'Christianphobia'. You have to be kidding me!  Once skepticism and allowance of free speech is stopped then they can spread Islam even further! Disgusting.

If anything Islamophobia makes total sense because why would anyone endorse/support a religion like Islam despite proclaiming to be woke and for liberal rights! Insanity! Ilhan Omar is a vile woman, lol.

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On 11/18/2021 at 2:07 AM, Premi5 said:

 

Either this is true, or 'set up' to make China look bad, very surprised this is the main headline news currently on BBC

https://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/12470536/peng-shuai-naomi-osaka-in-shock-over-chinese-stars-disappearance-amid-sexual-assault-allegations

Peng Shuai: Naomi Osaka 'in shock' over Chinese star's disappearance amid sexual assault allegations

The global tennis community has grown alarmed as Peng has not been seen since making allegations of sexual assault against a former Chinese vice premier; Osaka said: "Censorship is never ok at any cost, I hope Peng Shuai and her family are safe and ok"

By Reuters

Last Updated: 17/11/21 3:51pm

  • Peng Shuai made allegations of sexual assault earlier this month
Peng Shuai made allegations of sexual assault earlier this month

Naomi Osaka said she was concerned over the whereabouts of fellow tennis player Peng Shuai, who has not been heard from since making allegations of sexual assault against a former Chinese vice premier.

Peng, one of China's biggest sport stars, said on social media earlier this month a former member of China's Politburo Standing Committee, Zhang Gaoli, coerced her into sex and they later had an on-off consensual relationship.

 

The global tennis community has grown alarmed as Peng has not been seen since the post and on Monday the governing body of men's tennis (ATP) backed the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) call for China to investigate the allegations.

 

"I was recently informed of a fellow tennis player that has gone missing shortly after revealing that she has been sexually abused," said four-time Grand Slam winner Osaka. "Censorship is never ok at any cost, I hope Peng Shuai and her family are safe and ok.

"I'm in shock of the current situation and I'm sending love and light her way. #whereispengshuai."

This China grown too much and needs to control this crap country; which I don’t think it is possible.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59363256

Fresh unrest has erupted in the Netherlands against new lockdown rules amid rising Covid-19 cases in Europe.

People hurled fireworks at police and set fire to bicycles in The Hague, one night after protests in Rotterdam turned violent and police opened fire.

Thousands of demonstrators also took to the streets in Austria, Croatia and Italy as anger mounted over new curbs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was "very worried" about rising coronavirus cases on the continent.

Its regional director Dr Hans Kluge told the BBC that unless measures were tightened across Europe, half a million more deaths could be recorded by next spring.

"Covid-19 has become once again the number one cause of mortality in our region," he told the BBC, adding "we know what needs to be done" in order to fight the virus - such as getting vaccinated, wearing masks, and using Covid passes.

Many governments across the continent are bringing in new restrictions in a bid to tackle rising infections. A number of countries have recently reported record-high daily case numbers. 

Demonstrations and unrest

In the Netherlands, a second night of riots broke out on Saturday in several towns and cities.

Hooded rioters set fire to bicycles on the streets of The Hague, as riot police used horses, dogs and batons to chase the crowds away. Officials have announced an emergency order in the city, and at least seven people were arrested.

Police said someone threw a rock through the window of a passing ambulance carrying a patient. Officers in the city tweeted that five police were injured, with one taken away by ambulance with a knee injury.

Elsewhere in the country, two top-flight football matches were briefly halted after supporters broke into the grounds and ran onto the pitch. Fans are currently banned from stadiums because of new coronavirus rules.

The unrest follows a night of riots in Rotterdamcondemned by the city's mayor as "an orgy of violence". Police fired warning shots and direct shots "because the situation was life-threatening", a police spokesperson told Reuters news agency.

At least three demonstrators are receiving hospital treatment for gunshot wounds, officers said. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

The Netherlands imposed a three-week partial lockdown last Saturday after recording a record spike in Covid cases. Bars and restaurants must close at 20:00, and crowds are banned at sports events.

Tens of thousands of people protested in Austria's capital Vienna after the government announced a new national lockdown and plans to make jabs compulsory in February 2022. It is the first European country to make vaccination a legal requirement.

Brandishing national flags and banners reading "Freedom", protesters shouted "Resistance!" and booed the police. 

The country will enter a 20-day nationwide lockdown from Monday, shutting all but essential shops and ordering people to work from home.

In Croatia, thousands marched in the capital Zagreb to show their anger at mandatory vaccinations for public sector workers, while in Italy, a few thousand protesters gathered at the ancient Circus Maximus chariot-racing ground to oppose "Green Pass" certificates required at workplaces, venues and on public transport.

French authorities meanwhile are sending dozens more police officers to quell unrest on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, a French overseas department

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https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/paris-must-restore-calm-guadeloupe-after-protests-mayor-2021-11-22/

 

November 22, 20218:43 PM GMTLast Updated a day ago

Europe

COVID-19 unrest has created 'explosive' situation in Guadeloupe, says Macron

 

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe, Nov 22 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said violence in Guadeloupe over COVID-19 restrictions had created a "very explosive" situation, as a general strike entered a second week on Monday and many stores remained shuttered after nighttime looting.

Hours before Macron's prime minister and lawmakers from the Caribbean archipelago were to hold crisis talks in Paris, there were signs of protests spreading to Martinique, another French overseas territory 190 km (120 miles) south of Guadeloupe.

 

Compulsory vaccination has touched a nerve in a population that is descended from slaves who worked on French sugar plantations and that during the 20th century was systematically exposed to toxic pesticides used in banana plantations.

"We are descendants of slaves, and for us, control over our bodies is really important," said Pamela Obertan, 40, a political scientist in Guadeloupe who helped organize protests against vaccine requirements. "The government wants to impose a medical experiment. We are still medical experiments."

 

Agriculture workers in Guadeloupe and Martinique were for decades exposed to a chemical pesticide called chlordecone. Macron has called it an "environmental scandal", French media reported in 2018.

The toxic exposure has since then been linked to unusually high rates of prostate cancer on both islands.

 

Guadeloupe health workers had since July been protesting coronavirus vaccines mandates and writing letters to government officials without getting a response, said Obertan. By Nov. 15, some could no longer work because they had refused the vaccine.

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On 11/20/2021 at 12:48 AM, Premi5 said:

Ji, your post doesn’t make sense to me. What are you saying ?

China is growing too fast with worse than dictatorship and everybody needs to put this country in control. They are not only stealing technologies by taking advantages of US student visa system but also burying poor countries into "Forever debt" such as sri lanka (port), African countries with their own dream of silk route.

They are worst than talibans. 

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16 hours ago, S1ngh said:

China is growing too fast with worse than dictatorship and everybody needs to put this country in control. They are not only stealing technologies by taking advantages of US student visa system but also burying poor countries into "Forever debt" such as sri lanka (port), African countries with their own dream of silk route.

They are worst than talibans. 

I don't think they are doing anything worse than any 'superpower' has done in the past. 

Also @S1ngh Ji, do you think maybe some of what is reported in other countries' media about China could just be exaggerations or propaganda ?

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10232789/World-Cup-host-Qatar-used-ex-CIA-officer-spy-FIFA.html

Qatar employed former CIA officer to SPY on FIFA officials and used London private investigators to set up Facebook 'honeypot' as part of their bid to host the 2022 World Cup

  • Qatar paid contractors to spy on FIFA officials and rival bids for 2022 World Cup 
  • Kevin Chalker, a former CIA agent, was paid to gather information, papers show  
  • Surveillance included hiring a photojournalist to follow rival bid teams, and compromising another official using a Facebook 'honeypot' trap 
  • Chalker said neither he nor his company would 'engage in illegal surveillance' 

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

PUBLISHED: 04:08, 23 November 2021 | UPDATED: 15:54, 23 November 2021

The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

It's part of a trend of former U.S. intelligence officers going to work for foreign governments with questionable human rights records that is worrying officials in Washington and prompting calls from some members of Congress for greater scrutiny of an opaque and lucrative market.

The World Cup is the planet's most popular sports tournament. It's also a chance for Qatar, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, to have a coming-out party on the world stage.

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