GERMANY OPPOSES SENDING ARMS TO UKRAINE AMID TENSIONS WITH RUSSIA

Wed 19 January 2022: In the midst of growing tensions with Russia, Germany restated its opposition to delivering arms to Ukraine on Wednesday. Steffen Hebestreit, a spokesman for the German government, said there had been no change in the administration’s position during a press conference in Berlin. “There will be no shipment of lethal weapons […]

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BORIS JOHNSON SAYS MOST COVID RESTRICTIONS IN UK WILL BE LIFTED NEXT WEEK

Wed 19 January 2022: The majority of Covid restrictions in the UK will be eased next week, according to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who made the statement on Wednesday (January 19). In addition, he stated that starting Monday, Covid’s isolation period would be reduced to 5 days (January 24). He did warn, however, that […]

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GERMANY BEGINS TRIAL OF SYRIAN DOCTOR FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Wed 19 January 2022: The Fankfurt’s higher regional court began on Wednesday the trial of Syrian doctor, Alaa Mousa, 36, for crimes against humanity including torture and murder, while working at Syrian regime military hospitals in 2011 and 2012. According to federal prosecutors, Mousa faces 18 counts of torturing detainees in Homs and Damascus, including […]

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NEW VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO ELEVATE HEALTHCARE IN AFRICA

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa at the official launch of the Nant-SA Vaccine Manufacturing Campus, Brackengate Business Park,            Brackenfel. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Wed 19 January 2022: President Cyril Ramaphosa says the newly launched vaccine manufacturing facility campus at Brackengate in Cape Town will usher in a new era in healthcare, medicines and vaccines […]

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BRITISH GAS PENSION MONEY USED FOR BUYING ISRAELI SPYWARE NSO GROUP

Wed 19 January 2022: Pension money for staff at the energy company, British Gas, was used for buying shares in the Israeli spyware developer, NSO Group, which was responsible for the hacking of tens of thousands of people’s devices over the years, a report has revealed. According to the Financial Times newspaper, the retirement investment fund and […]

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FBI, EUROPOL TAKE DOWN VPN SERVICE USED BY CRIMINALS FOR CYBERATTACKS

Wed 19 January 2022: The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) said on Monday that ten countries’ law enforcement agencies had collaborated to shut down a VPN service named VPNLab.net that had been used by criminals to carry out cyber assaults. “This week, law enforcement authorities took action against the criminal misuse of […]

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RUSSIA REJECTS REPORTS OF EVACUATION OF ITS DIPLOMATIC PERSONNEL FROM UKRAINE

Tue 18 January 2022: On Tuesday, Russia denied removing its diplomatic staff from Ukraine, a move that some have viewed as a prelude to an invasion. According to a statement on Telegram by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova, the Russian Embassy in Kyiv and consulates in other locations are operating normally. “The Embassy and Consulates […]

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