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CNN looks into how China plans to ship Covid-19 vaccines globally
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -0.77   time to read: 1 min
CNN received exclusive access to the infrastructure preparations at Shenzhen Airport in southern China where Alibaba's logistics and shipping unit, Cainiao, has prepared climate-controlled storage chambers and aircraft cabins to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to parts of the Middle East, Africa and Latin America as soon as China's Central Government approves them.
Organizations: CNN, Shenzhen Airport, Government Locations: China, East, Africa, America
Federal investigators are looking into a potential “bribery-for-pardon” scheme involving presidential pardons, according to federal court documents unsealed by the chief judge for the federal court in Washington D.C.. The heavily redacted documents do not name the individuals involved or President Donald Trump. They also do not indicate if any White House officials had knowledge of the scheme. "This political strategy to obtain a presidential pardon was 'parallel' to and distinct from" one individual's role as an attorney advocate for" another individual, the ruling said, redacting both names. The White House declined to comment.
Persons: Donald Trump, Beryl A, Howell, redacting Organizations: Washington D.C, White, White House Locations: Washington
Reuters also reviewed data from 10 community-based air monitoring projects by residents worried that government air-quality assessments are inaccurate. About 120 million Americans live in counties that have no EPA pollution monitors at all for small particle pollution, according to agency data. Other Philadelphia monitors were either upwind or too far away to detect the explosion’s pollution, according to the EPA data, which shows wind direction and speed. A community project in New York City, for example, has deployed up to 150 air monitors over the past decade. Overall, between October 2016 and February 2017, the community monitors detected 1,426 episodes of elevated levels of particulate matter, or 12 times what government monitors recorded.
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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Papuans held rallies across at least eight cities in Indonesia on Tuesday to renew calls for independence, as a separatist group declared it had established a provisional government in exile. The demonstrations marked the anniversary of West Papua declaring independence from Dutch rule in 1961, which was followed by a contentious U.N.-sanctioned referendum in 1969 that brought Papua under Indonesian control. Among more than 100 students who marched in the capital Jakarta, Papuan Roland Levy said the date remained significant decades on. The protests coincided with a declaration from the United Liberation Movement for West Papua that a provisional “government-in-waiting” had been formed, led by exiled independence figure, Benny Wenda. Britain-based Wenda said the group would push for independence and no longer “bow down to Jakarta’s illegal martial rule”.
Persons: Papuans, Roland Levy, , , Benny Wenda, Wenda, Teuku, Wenda’s Organizations: Reuters, United Liberation Movement, West, United Nations Locations: JAKARTA, Indonesia, West Papua, Papua, Indonesian, Jakarta, West, Britain, Netherlands, East Indies
It described its daily user count amid a continuing effort to attract more advertisers to its platform, which most marketers consider experimental. But Reddit said growth in the ranks of its users has coincided with growth in its advertising business. The company’s ad revenue totaled more than $100 million in 2019 and is on track to rise by more than 70% this year, according to Ms. Wong. “More advertisers want the expanded and standard inventory than the limited inventory, despite how important brand safety is,” Ms. Wong said. Ms. Wong said Reddit’s future revenue growth will come partly by expanding the company’s ad business to new international markets.
Persons: , Jen Wong, “ We’re, Reddit, Wong, it’s, Susan Schiekofer, Instagram, GroupM, Schiekofer, , Ms, ” Ms, Sahil Patel Organizations: Reddit, Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc, WPP PLC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: San Francisco, London, Europe, East, Africa, sahil.patel
SEOUL (Reuters) - China has provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said on Tuesday, citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sources. KCNA/via REUTERSHarry Kazianis, a North Korea expert at the Center for the National Interest think tank in Washington, said the Kims and several senior North Korean officials had been vaccinated. Citing U.S. medical scientist Peter J. Hotez, he said at least three Chinese companies were developing a coronavirus vaccine, including Sinovac Biotech Ltd, CanSinoBio and Sinophram Group. Microsoft said last month that two North Korean hacking groups had tried to break into the network of vaccine developers in multiple countries, without specifying the companies targeted. The NIS said last week it had foiled North Korea’s attempts to hack into South Korean COVID-19 vaccine makers.
Persons: Kim Jong Un, REUTERS Harry Kazianis, “ Kim Jong Un, Kim, ” Kazianis, Peter J, Hotez, Sinophram, , Choi Jung, Mark Barry, ” Barry Organizations: Political, 7th Central Committee of, Workers ' Party of Korea, North Korea's Central News Agency, REUTERS, Center, North, Sinovac Biotech, CanSinoBio, Sinophram, Twitter, Korea’s National Intelligence Service, Microsoft, Reuters, AstraZeneca, NIS Locations: SEOUL, China, U.S, North Korea, Washington, East Asia, Beijing, Korea, Korean, British
An Unfunny Thing Happened on the Way to 2021
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Lance Morrow | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Besides the other afflictions of 2020, the country is suffering from a comic deficiency that has weakened the social immune system. I have not heard a single good joke about the virus—and only a few bad ones. In the past, anxiety, dread and anger have sometimes been good for laughs—but not this time. Even before the masks and shutdowns, American humor had been suppressed by the totalitarian taboos. Without surprise, there is no laugh—and far less of the sanity that ought to be the end result of laughter.
Persons: Humorlessness, Rudy Giuliani Locations: America, East Germany
NBC News spoke to more than 80 current and former Uber drivers in Kenya who say they are all struggling financially after signing up to drive for the company. The ridesharing giant moved into the market in 2015, and signed up drivers who believed they could make a living from the job. NBC News interviewed more than 80 current and former Uber drivers in the Kenyan cities of Nairobi and Mombasa and found every one of them to be struggling financially and barely making it. Munala told NBC that he began to struggle to make ends meet, and he and his family were eventually evicted from their home in August. Munala told NBC.
Persons: Uber, Alissa Orlando, Read, Harrison Munala, Munala Organizations: NBC, NBC News, Kenyan, Uber Locations: Kenya, Kenyan, Nairobi, Mombasa, East Africa, California
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Mr. Barr said. The move raised expectations that Mr. Trump will bestow clemency on other associates in his final weeks in office. On the afternoon of Dec. 11, Mr. Trump is hosting a party for the West Wing staff and their families. “Good,” Mr. Biden replied to a shouted query about how he was feeling, as he arrived at The Queen theater to deliver remarks. A Biden spokesman did not respond to more detailed questions about how the injury occurred — was Mr. Biden playing catch with his dog?
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The climate-controlled chambers at Shenzhen's international airport will soon be filled with Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines. In the coming months, China will be sending hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines to countries that have conducted last-stage trials for its leading candidates. The project, known as COVAX, is designed to discourage governments from hoarding coronavirus vaccines and instead focus on vaccinating high-risk groups in every country. Beijing has also offered a $1 billion loan to Latin America and the Caribbean for access to its coronavirus vaccines. Cainiao is also in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, which will be sending the Chinese vaccines to the Middle East and then Africa.
Persons: they'll, Yanzhong Huang, Huang, drugmakers, CanSino, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sinopharm, , Sheikh Mohammed, Liu Jingzhen, CNBG, haven't, Donald Trump, Xi, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Jair Bolsonaro, Joao Doria, Kate O'Brien, Cainiao, Wan Lin, Wan Organizations: CNN, Shenzhen International Airport, Foreign Relations, Sinovac Biotech, Nasdaq, China National Biotec, China National Pharmaceutical Group, United Arab Emirates, Trump, World Health, WHO, Initiative, Bolsonaro, Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford University, AstraZeneca, Shenzhen Baoan International, International Air Transport Association, Ethiopian Airlines Locations: Shenzhen, China, Beijing, Washington, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, East, South America, UAE, United States, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Beijing's, America, Caribbean, Sao Paulo, Bangladesh, Africa, Europe
U.S. arms sales to UAE draw fire from 29 rights groups
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Mike Stone | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
U.S. Air National Guard/Miss Julie M. Shea/Handout via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-nine arms control and human rights organizations have signed a letter opposing the sale of $23 billion worth of missiles, fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates and asking the U.S. Congress to block the deal. “The hope is to stop these sales altogether,” said Seth Binder, advocacy officer at the Project on Middle East Democracy, who spearheaded the effort. U.S. law covering major arms deals allows senators to force votes on resolutions of disapproval. However, to go into effect the resolutions must pass the Republican-led Senate, which rarely breaks with Trump. The letter, which will be sent to lawmakers and the U.S. State Department, said, “The planned arms sales to the UAE, a party to the conflicts in Yemen and Libya, would fuel continued civilian harm and further exacerbate these humanitarian crises.”Signatories to the letter include human rights organizations from the region, including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and Mwatana for Human Rights.
Persons: Julie M, Shea, Handout, , Seth Binder, Biden, Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Donald Trump, Organizations: Vermont Air National Guard Base, . Air National Guard, REUTERS WASHINGTON, United Arab Emirates, U.S, Congress, East Democracy, Lockheed, Lockheed Martin Corp, Raytheon, Republican, Trump, Democratic, Representatives, U.S . State Department, Cairo Institute for Human Rights, Human Rights Locations: United States, South Burlington , Vermont, U.S, UAE, Yemen, Libya
European fintech Primer has raised its second round of funding in 2020 after Accel led a fresh round into the company. European fintech startup Primer has raised what it described as an "unusual" Series A funding round after the company was approached by VC fund Accel to invest. It was in the process of launching its product when Accel approached. "We are not a payments service provider, we don't touch money, so we don't need to be regulated," Anthony said. The new round takes Primer to $23.7 million in total funding.
Persons: wasn't, Paul Anthony, Gabriel LeRoux, Anthony, Sonali De Rycker, Gabriel, Paul Organizations: Accel, Business, PayPal, RTP Global Locations: Balderton, Europe, South, East Asia
There's a lot of dissatisfaction and fatigue within OPEC+, S&P Global Platts says
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Abigail Ng | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
It is "striking" that Iraq has made strong negative comments about OPEC+ production quotas ahead of the alliance's meeting this week, one oil watcher said. The group is expected to consider delaying its output increase, scheduled for January 2021, at its two-day meeting starting Monday. A lot of dissatisfaction, a lot of fatigue among a lot of members with having put in these cuts for so long because of Covid. "A lot of dissatisfaction, a lot of fatigue among a lot of members with having put in these cuts for so long because of Covid," he said. "And with these vaccines perhaps around the corner, some of these countries aren't willing to maybe play ball for much longer."
Persons: Herman Wang, Covid, Herman Wang S, CNBC's, Wang, it's, Andrey Rudakov Organizations: P Global, P, Bloomberg, Getty Locations: Iraq, East, Sokolovka, Udmurt Republic, Russia
The Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm is located in waters off the coast of Zeeland, the Netherlands. A major offshore wind farm in the Netherlands is now fully operational, with its owners, Danish energy firm Orsted, claiming it provides enough green electricity to power one million households. In an announcement Friday, Orsted described the facility as the second-largest operating offshore wind farm in the world. While Europe is now home to a mature offshore wind sector, the one in the U.S. is still relatively new. The country's first offshore wind farm – the 30 MW, five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm, which is also operated by Orsted – only started commercial operations at the end of 2016.
Persons: Orsted, Orsted – Organizations: Siemens Gamesa, Orsted, Union, Energy, European Commission, Dogger Bank Wind, EU, Renewables, Dogger Bank, BP, New York Locations: Zeeland, Netherlands, Orsted ., Britain, Europe, U.S, East Coast, New, New York State, Massachusetts
Why the Korean wave is more than BTS or Blackpink
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.99   time to read: 1 min
Why the Korean wave is more than BTS or BlackpinkBTS and Blackpink may be some of South Korea's most famous cultural exports, but the burgeoning Hallyu industry includes K-beauty brands and even esports, contributing to $12.3 billion worth of exports in 2019. CNBC's Timothyna Duncan explains how the East Asian nation is riding on the Korean wave for soft power.
Persons: CNBC's Timothyna Duncan Locations: South, East
Hotels, booking sites, and tour operators are still offering significant savings for Cyber Monday 2020 and Travel Tuesday 2020 (December 1). Cyber Monday travel deals from booking sitesBooking.comOn popular travel booking site Booking.com, users can find hotel deals, book rooms, and read reviews and ratings to help make travel plans. Cyber Monday deal: Snag 30% off rooms between November 30 and December 6, 2020 for stays through December 31, 2020. Cyber Monday deal: Get 30% off bookings between November 30 and December 6, 2020 for stays between November 30, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Cyber Monday deal: Save 30% on rooms from November 30 to December 6, 2020 for travel now through December 31, 2021.
Persons: Sir Richard Branson, Hopper Hopper, Hollywood Roosevelt, David Hackney, Don CeSar, Pete, It's, James Organizations: Marriott Marriott, Ritz, Carlton, Sheraton, Marriott, MGM Resorts International MGM, Vegas, Park MGM, New England Inns & Resorts, England Inns, Resorts, Radisson, Radisson Rewards, Hotels, Virgin Hotels, Avis, Hopper's, Arizona Hotel, McCoy, Hollywood, Atlantic, El Paseo, Encore Resort, Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Pete Beach , Florida St, Prince, Newport's, Westin Riverwalk, Westin, Intrepid, Intrepid Travel Locations: Black, gifts.marriott.com, Arizona, Austin, Mandalay, Bellagio, New England, England, Connecticut , Maine , Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, United, Virgin, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Las Vegas, Nantucket, Palm, Arizona Hotel McCoy, Tucson , Arizona Tucson, California, Hollywood, Los Angeles , California, Florida, Fort Lauderdale , Florida, North Fort Lauderdale, El, Miami Beach , Florida, Beach, El Paseo, Orlando , Florida, Pete Beach , Florida, Clearwater Beach, Hawaii Prince Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii Hawaii, Prince Waikiki, Kentucky, Lexington, Lexington , Kentucky, Hotel Lexington, New York, James, New York , New York, Soho, York, Queens , New York, New York City, Rhode, Newport , Rhode, Newport, East, South Carolina, Charleston , South Carolina, Charleston, Texas, San Antonio, Antonio , Texas, Westin Riverwalk, Alaska
SEE NEW POSTSOhio governor urges people to stay home as 'hospitals fill up with COVID patients' Gov. Mike DeWine urged residents of Ohio to work from home if they can "as we see our hospitals fill up with COVID patients." The announcement came the same day as Ohio posted 6,631 new cases and 30 deaths due to coronavirus. Share this -South Dakota nurse pleads with governor: Wear a mask South Dakota nurse urges governor to ‘lead by example’ and wear a mask Nov. 30, 2020 05:49 A South Dakota nurse pleaded with Gov. South Dakota currently has a Covid-19 infection rate of 41.36 percent, which is the second-highest rate in the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Persons: Mike DeWine, DeWine, Isai Morocho, MMSD, He'll, Christy Vogt, Dane County, , Kristi Noem, ” Ashley Kingdon, Reese, , Kingdon, Donald Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters Organizations: East High School, Madison Metropolitan School District, Public Health Madison, Independent Health Solutions, Johns Hopkins University, Noem, World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve Locations: Ohio, Wisconsin, Covid, Dane County, Dane, South Dakota, Dakota, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson
Share this -South Dakota nurse pleads with governor: Wear a mask South Dakota nurse urges governor to ‘lead by example’ and wear a mask Nov. 30, 2020 05:49 A South Dakota nurse pleaded with Gov. Kristi Noem to “lead by example” and wear a mask even as she refuses to mandate them statewide. South Dakota currently has a Covid-19 infection rate of 41.36 percent, which is the second-highest rate in the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Ohhh he’s a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame pic.twitter.com/fPEifkJCge — ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 29, 2020 Austin is "a believer now," Ice-T tweeted with an image of Austin wearing an oxygen mask. Leslie and Patricia McWaters both died from Covid-19 on Nov. 24 after being hospitalized with the virus, according to an obituary.
Persons: Isai Morocho, MMSD, He'll, Christy Vogt, Dane County, , Kristi Noem, ” Ashley Kingdon, Reese, , Kingdon, Donald Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters Organizations: East High School, Madison Metropolitan School District, Public Health Madison, Independent Health Solutions, Johns Hopkins University, Noem, World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve Locations: Wisconsin, Covid, Dane County, Dane, South Dakota, Dakota, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson, Oregon, Salem
SEE NEW POSTSHigh school junior is first Wisconsin teenager to die from Covid-19, officials say A Wisconsin teenager died from complications of Covid-19, officials said Monday, in another tragic first for the pandemic-ravaged state. Isai Morocho was an 11th-grader at East High School and his death marks a "tremendous loss" for the Madison Metropolitan School District, a schools spokesman said. Share this -South Dakota nurse pleads with governor: Wear a mask South Dakota nurse urges governor to ‘lead by example’ and wear a mask Nov. 30, 2020 05:49 A South Dakota nurse pleaded with Gov. South Dakota currently has a Covid-19 infection rate of 41.36 percent, which is the second-highest rate in the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Click here to read the full story Share this -Minnesota counted a record 9,005 Covid-19 cases Sunday Minnesota broke the 9,000 cases in a day mark Sunday, logging 9,005 Covid-19 cases in a single day according to NBC News' tally.
Persons: Isai Morocho, MMSD, He'll, Christy Vogt, Dane County, , Kristi Noem, ” Ashley Kingdon, Reese, , Kingdon, Donald Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters Organizations: East High School, Madison Metropolitan School District, Public Health Madison, Independent Health Solutions, Johns Hopkins University, Noem, World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve, Minnesota, NBC News, Daily Locations: Wisconsin, Covid, Dane County, Dane, South Dakota, Dakota, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson, Oregon, Salem, Minnesota, Daily U.S
The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was designed to derail President-elect Joe Biden's plans to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to experts and former US diplomats. One top expert on the Middle East told Insider that the assassination "fits with Israeli long-standing policy of targeting Iranian nuclear scientists." A former US diplomat told Insider there are "are ample reasons to suspect US involvement" in last Friday's attack, citing President Donald Trump's opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. The Trump administration aimed to cripple Iran's economy and squeeze it into negotiating a more stringent version of the 2015 nuclear deal. But the Soleimani strike essentially led Iran to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal altogether.
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Zoom's astronomical growth rate appears to be moderating; shares fall
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Jordan Novet | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Investors seemed disappointed that the rate of revenue growth, which has accelerated this year, could moderate. Here's how the company did:Earnings: 99 cents per share, adjusted, vs. 76 cents per share as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. 99 cents per share, adjusted, vs. 76 cents per share as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. In the previous quarter revenue increased 355%, and in the quarter before that, revenue had risen 169%. During the quarter Zoom dealt with a higher mix of free users, including students and teachers who logged in as school resumed.
Persons: Kelly Steckelberg, Eric Yuan, Steckelberg, Zoom, OnZoom, Refinitiv, Jim Cramer Organizations: Video Communications, Asia, Amazon, Facebook, Google Locations: Refinitiv, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Americas
Interviews with more than 80 current and former drivers in Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa show that, in Kenya's biggest markets, untold numbers of Uber drivers are drowning in debt. But Uber drivers in Kenya are not alone in their experiences. Some Uber drivers have adapted their vehicles for alternative uses, saying they earn more selling fruit and vegetables than driving with the app. At the outset, Uber drivers were making 60 shillings per kilometer — about 97 cents a mile. Onduru, the Uber spokesperson, said that "in order to partner with Uber, drivers are asked to review and agree to Uber's terms and conditions."
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AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said. FILE PHOTO: Jordan's King Abdullah II speaks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during the group photo with Arab leaders, ahead of the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia March 31, 2019. “His Majesty stressed Jordan stood with all its resources alongside Palestinians in achieving their legitimate rights to set up an independent state,” the monarch was quoted as saying in the statement. Trump’s peace plan was also seen as posing an existentialist threat to Jordan with the demise of a Palestinian state through the annexation of large parts of the West Bank pushing the kingdom to become an alternative state for Palestinians. In another joint communique with Abbas, both leaders said Israel “attempts to impose new realities” by annexing and accelerating settlement building in occupied Palestinian territory.
Persons: King Abdullah, Mahmoud Abbas, Joe Biden, King Abdullah II, Zoubeir, Abbas, Jordan, Biden, Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu’s, Israel “, ” Abbas Organizations: Sunday, REUTERS, Israel, Diplomats, Israeli, West Bank Locations: AMMAN, Tunis, Tunisia, Red, Aqaba, East, U.S, Israeli, Jordan, Palestinian, East Jerusalem, Israel, Cairo
China is North Korea's biggest trading partner and effectively the Kim regime's economic lifeline -- the country basically doesn't import significantly from anywhere else. CNN has not been able to independently confirm news of the execution, nor have North Korean officials publicly confirmed it. Chinese hair factories often outsourced intensive manual labor to North Korea , sending in raw materials and paying North Korean companies to have their workers finish the products. And it's it doesn't bode well for not only North Korea's economy, but for the ability of many people to get by on a day-to-day basis in North Korea," Revere said. "This is a pretty serious situation for the North Korean leader, and this also may explain the relative quiet that we've seen from North Korea since the US presidential election.
Persons: Kim Jong, Kim, pare, Evans Revere, Revere, there's, bode Organizations: CNN, Monaco, South, Korean, Authorities, North, Reuters, AstraZeneca, Workers ' Party, North Korean Locations: China, Beijing, Pyongyang, Liechtenstein, North, North Korea, South Korean, Korean, Covid, Korea, Wuhan, Kaesong, North Korean, East Asia
FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands by a screen with an image of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 30, 2018. The IAEA and U.S. intelligence agencies believe it had a coordinated weapons programme that it halted in 2003. After Trump entered the White House promising to scrap the nuclear deal, Israel stepped up a campaign saying Iran had lied about the extent of its past nuclear activities. But she said his work in creating an infrastructure to support Iran’s nuclear work meant “his death won’t fundamentally alter the course of Iran’s nuclear programme.”This was echoed by Iranian officials. “He created a network of scientists that will continue his work,” said Fereydoon Abbasi, an Iranian nuclear scientist and former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, who survived an assassination attempt in 2010.
Persons: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Benjamin Netanyahu, Amir Cohen, Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s, Donald Trump, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Martyr Fakhrizadeh, Washington, Trump, Israel, ” Netanyahu, Ariane Tabatabai, Qassem Soleimani, , , Fereydoon Abbasi Organizations: Reuters, Ministry of Defence, REUTERS, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, White House, Diplomats, German Marshall Fund, Columbia University, Iranian, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation Locations: VIENNA, DUBAI, Tel Aviv, Israel, Iran, Tehran, Natanz, East, U.S, Iranian
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