Shkreli ordered to return $ 64M is excluded from drug industry

A federal judge has ordered Martin Shkreli to return $ 64.6 million in profits he and his company recovered from inflating the price of life-saving medicine Daraprim and blocked him from participating for the rest of his life to the pharmaceutical industry Because of MICHAEL R. SISAK and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press 14. January 2022, … Read more

UN begins talks aimed at ending political deadlock in Sudan

The UN says talks have begun with Sudanese groups to find a way out of the political deadlock that has plagued the country since a military coup in October Because of SAMY MAGDY Associated Press 10. January 2022, 19:22 • 3 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – The … Read more

West African regional leaders impose new sanctions on Mali

West African regional leaders have imposed new sanctions on Mali that suspend most commerce and financial aid to the country By FRANCIS KOKUTSE and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press January 9, 2022, 6:49 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ACCRA, Ghana – West African regional leaders imposed new sanctions Sunday … Read more

Anger as Cambodia’s Hun Sen meets Myanmar’s military leader

BANGKOK – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar to recapture peace efforts following last year’s military takeover has provoked fierce opposition from critics, who say he legitimizes the army’s grip on power. Hun Sen is the first head of government to visit Myanmar since the military takeover last February. The authoritarian Cambodian leader … Read more

The Prime Minister of Sudan announces resignation amid political deadlock

CAIRO – Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday announced his resignation amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country’s vulnerable transition to democratic rule. Hamdok, a former UN official seen as the civilian face of the Sudanese transitional government, was re-appointed as prime minister in November as … Read more

UN Food Agency stops work in North Darfur, affecting 2 million

The World Food Program has suspended operations in the southern Sudanese province of North Darfur following recent attacks on its warehouses Because of NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated Press 31. December 2021, 12:04 • 3 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article CAIRO – The World Food Program has suspended operations in South Darfur province … Read more

Israel approves measures for Palestinians after leaders meet

Israeli Defense Minister approves a variety of measures aimed at improving relations with the Palestinians following a rare meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Israel Because ofThe Associated Press 29. December 2021, 9:12 • 3 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM – The Israeli Minister of Defense on Wednesday approved … Read more

Whitmer kidnapping plot defense attempts to dismiss charge

Defense attorneys have sought to dismiss the charges against five men accused of plotting to abduct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over what they described as “massive harassment” by federal agents and informants Because ofThe Associated Press 26. December 2021, 18:29 • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Defense attorneys … Read more

2021 Notebook: Climate change, weather crises and whatnot

BACKGROUND: Melting glaciers, deadly floods in Germany, record-breaking summer temperatures in generally mild Oregon, more urgent prayers for help from island nations in the Pacific. With increasing urgency, the effects of climate change were felt around the world in 2021. A UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in November – called COP26 – ended with … Read more

Plundered Gilgamesh tablet returns to Iraq at a formal ceremony

A small clay tablet dating back 3,500 years and bearing part of the Gilgamesh epic that was looted from an Iraqi museum during the 1991 Gulf War has returned to Iraq ByAssociated Press December 7, 2021 at 12:53 • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD – A small clay tablet … Read more