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Fighting for justice and human rights in Liberia
  + stars: | 2021-10-21 | by ( Tania Bryer | ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailFighting for justice and human rights in LiberiaSatta Sheriff, winner of the Goalkeepers Campaign Award, tells CNBC's Tania Bryer how her NGO, Action for Justice & Human Rights, is trying to help people in Liberia.
Persons: CNBC's Tania Bryer Organizations: Justice, Human Locations: Liberia Satta, Liberia
United is launching 10 new routes to destinations across the US, Caribbean, and Central America. Routes will start in November and December and target popular holiday hotspots like Aspen and Nassau. In a move to strengthen its holiday schedule, United is launching 10 new routes across the US, Caribbean, and Central America, targeting popular vacation destinations like Aspen, Orlando, and Nassau. Between Cleveland and Nassau, BahamasNassau, Bahamas Pola Damonte/Getty ImagesUnited will begin Saturday-only nonstop service between Cleveland and Nassau beginning December 18. Between Denver and Roatan, HondurasUnited will begin Saturday-only nonstop service between Denver and Roatan beginning November 6 using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Persons: Gupta, Henry Harteveldt, Harteveldt, Here's, Bahamas Denver , Colorado Helen H, Richardson, Orlando Orlando , Florida John, Costa Rica Fabian Plock Organizations: Service, Airlines, United, Atmosphere Research, Aspen , Colorado Aspen , Colorado Aspen Skiing Company United, Aspen, Bombardier CRJ700, Bahamas Pola Damonte, United subsidiary Mesa Airlines, Embraer, Las Vegas, Boeing, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Phoenix, American Airlines and Frontier Airlines, Denver Post, Nassau, Airbus, Orlando, Getty, United subsidiary Republic Airways, Southwest Airlines, Guatemala Shutterstock.com, Guatemala City, American Airlines, Belize Shutterstock, Belize City, Alaska Airlines, Costa Rica Liberia Locations: Caribbean, Central America, Aspen, Nassau, Orlando, Santa Ana , California, Aspen , Colorado Aspen , Colorado, Santa Ana, Orange County, Cleveland, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas, Las Vegas Las Vegas , Nevada, Las Vegas, Phoenix Phoenix , Arizona, Denver, Bahamas Denver , Colorado, Roatan, Honduras United, Indianapolis, Orlando Orlando , Florida, Chicago, Guatemala City, Guatemala Guatemala City, Guatemala, Los Angeles, Belize City, Belize Belize City, Belize, San Francisco, Liberia, Costa Rica
The pledge will now cover 60% of global GDP and 30% of global methane emissions. If fulfilled, it would have a significant impact on the energy, agriculture and waste sectors responsible for the bulk of methane emissions. For example, Pakistan's main source of methane emissions is agriculture, while Indonesia's main source is waste. But we also all have the possibility to reduce our methane emissions substantially," European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans said. The United States is due to release oil and gas methane regulations in the coming weeks, and the European Union will unveil detailed methane legislation later this year.
Persons: Hannah McKay WASHINGTON, John Kerry, Kerry, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Malik Amin Aslam said, Frans Timmermans, Ruslan Edelgeriev, Jonathan Wilkinson, Larry Kramer, William, Durwood Zaelke, Valerie Volcovici, Kate Abnett, Hugh Lawson, Alistair Bell Organizations: REUTERS, EU, Central African, Democratic, U.S . State Department, Reuters, European Union, Flora Hewlett Foundation, Governance, Sustainable Development, Thomson Locations: Abisko, Sweden, U.S, EU, Glasgow, Nigeria, Japan, Pakistan, United States, Scotland, Canada, Central African Republic, Congo, Brazzaville, Costa Rica, Cote, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Micronesia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malta, Morocco, Philippines, Rwanda, Togo, Britain, Indonesia, Mexico, Paris, India, China, Washington, Brussels
WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund’s executive board has approved a $124 million extension of IMF debt relief to 24 low-income countries through Jan. 10, 2022, the Fund said on Friday. The approval of a fourth tranche of debt relief from the IMF’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust brings the total relief offered since the April 2020 to about $973 million, the IMF said. The move effectively suspends the debt service for eligible countries on their IMF debts for the next three months. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the IMF launched an effort to raise $1.4 billion in grants for the catastrophe trust to provide debt relief. The board agreed that the Kyrgyzstan and Lesotho met the eligibility requirements for the debt service relief and included them in the fourth tranche.
Persons: São, David Lawder, Marguerita Choy Organizations: Monetary Fund’s, Trust, IMF Locations: Britain, Japan, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Guinea, Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Togo, Yemen
Live Live Updates: The Nobel Peace Prize Will Be Awarded Friday Morning As a pandemic continues to rage and climate change threatens humanity, the Nobel committee is choosing from 329 candidates for one of the world’s most prestigious honors. Ms. Johnson Sirleaf was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Credit... Doug Mills/The New York Times A Catholic Saint, a women’s right activist and a champion of education for girls. Those are three of the only 17 women who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in its 126-year history. She was recognized in 1905, two years after Marie Curie became the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, in physics. Cade Metz, Marc Santora andAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyThe Nobel Prize in Medicine recognized research on temperature and touch.
Persons: , Greta Thunberg, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Aleksei A, Vladimir V, Putin, Cora Engelbrecht, Ellen Johnson, Obama, Johnson Sirleaf, Doug Mills, ” Göran Hansson, , Bertha von Suttner, Marie Curie, Jane Addams, Nicholas Murray Butler, Mother Teresa, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah, Tawakkol, Roosevelt, King, Malala, Theodore Roosevelt, Press Jane Addams, Cordell Hull, Henry Griffin, Associated Press Albert Schweitzer, Associated Press Mother Teresa, Jean, Claude Francolon, Elie Wiesel, Jim Wilson, Dalai Lama, Ennio Leanza, Associated Press Malala Yousafzai, Brendan Esposito, Frank Vinken, John Minchillo, Benjamin List, David W.C, MacMillan, MacMillan —, Max Planck, . MacMillan, Marc Santora, Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi, Pontus Lundahl, Syukuro, Al Gore, Manabe, Michael Mann, Dr, Mann, Hasselmann, Parisi, Cade Metz, David Julius, Ardem, Jonathan Nackstran, Ardem Patapoutian, Julius, Patapoutian, Julius’s, “ It’s, “ it’s, ” Benjamin Mueller Organizations: Norwegian Nobel Institute, Time, , World Food Program, United Nations, Health Organization, Medicine, Chemistry, New York Times, Nobel Foundation, Carnegie Endowment, International, Press, Getty, Associated Press, Fuer Kohlenforschung, Max, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Princeton University, ., TT News Agency, Max Planck Institute, Meteorology, Sapienza University of Rome, U.S, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, , Agence France, University of California, Scripps Research Locations: Norwegian, Oslo, Sweden, Belarus, Russia, Liberia, Washington, Austrian, Europe, Iran, Kenyan, Yemen, Dalai, Shutterstock, German, Scottish, Hamburg, Germany, San Francisco, La Jolla, Calif
Live Live Updates: Nobel Peace Prize Goes to 2 Journalists for Protecting Free Expression The Nobel Committee awarded the 2021 prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitri A. Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, “a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Joshua Hammer andMaria Ressa is only the 18th woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in its 126-year history. A total of 109 individuals have received the Nobel Peace Prize, which has also been awarded to organizations. She was recognized in 1905, two years after Marie Curie became the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, in physics. Cade Metz, Marc Santora andAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyThe Nobel Prize in Medicine recognized research on temperature and touch.
Persons: Maria Ressa, Dmitri A, Dmitri Muratov, Dmitry Serebryakov, Eloisa Lopez, Ressa, Rappler, Rodrigo Duterte’s, , Mr, Muratov, Anna Politkovskaya, , Alexander Zemlianichenko, Vladimir V, Putin, Politkovskaya, Politkovskaya’s, Mikhail S, Gorbachev, Aleksandr Y, Lebedev, Yuri Shchekochikhin, Shchekochikhin, Anastasia Boburova, Natalia Estemirova, Estemirova, Ramzan A, Kadyrov, Pavel Kanygin, Bullit Marquez, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald J, Trump, Duterte, bitches ”, Ms Ressa, Rambo Talabong, Duterte’s, Nic Gabunada, Joshua Hammer, Ellen Johnson, Obama, Johnson Sirleaf, Doug Mills, ” Göran Hansson, Bertha von Suttner, Marie Curie, Jane Addams, Nicholas Murray Butler, Mother Teresa, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah, Tawakkol, Roosevelt, King, Malala, Theodore Roosevelt, Press Jane Addams, Cordell Hull, Henry Griffin, Associated Press Albert Schweitzer, Associated Press Mother Teresa, Jean, Claude Francolon, Elie Wiesel, Jim Wilson, Dalai Lama, Ennio Leanza, Associated Press Malala Yousafzai, Brendan Esposito, Frank Vinken, John Minchillo, Benjamin List, David W.C, MacMillan, MacMillan —, Max Planck, . MacMillan, Marc Santora, Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi, Pontus Lundahl, Syukuro, Al Gore, Manabe, Michael Mann, Dr, Mann, Hasselmann, Parisi, Cade Metz, David Julius, Ardem, Jonathan Nackstran, Ardem Patapoutian, Julius, Patapoutian, Julius’s, “ It’s, “ it’s, ” Benjamin Mueller Organizations: Journalists, Reuters, Facebook, Novaya Gazeta, Novaya Gazeta “, KGB, Federal Security Service, Princeton, CNN, New York Times, Nobel Foundation, Carnegie Endowment, International, Press, Getty, Associated Press, Chemistry, Fuer Kohlenforschung, Max, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Princeton University, ., TT News Agency, Max Planck Institute, Meteorology, Sapienza University of Rome, U.S, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, , Medicine, Agence France, University of California, Scripps Research Locations: Moscow, Manila, Philippines, Russia, Chechnya, Soviet, United States, Chechen, Grozny, Ukraine, Philippine, Quezon , Philippines, Rappler, Toms River, N.J, Asia, Liberia, Washington, Austrian, Europe, Iran, Kenyan, Yemen, Dalai, Shutterstock, German, Scottish, Hamburg, Germany, San Francisco, La Jolla, Calif
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Joshua Hammer andMaria Ressa is only the 18th woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in its 126-year history. Image Former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington in 2010, a year before she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A total of 109 individuals have received the Nobel Peace Prize, which has also been awarded to organizations. Image The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi on Tuesday.
Persons: Maria Ressa, Dmitri A, Dmitri Muratov, Dmitry Serebryakov, Eloisa Lopez, Ressa, Rappler, Rodrigo Duterte’s, , Mr, Muratov, Anna Politkovskaya, , Alexander Zemlianichenko, Vladimir V, Putin, Politkovskaya, Politkovskaya’s, Mikhail S, Gorbachev, Aleksandr Y, Lebedev, Yuri Shchekochikhin, Shchekochikhin, Anastasia Boburova, Natalia Estemirova, Estemirova, Ramzan A, Kadyrov, Pavel Kanygin, Bullit Marquez, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald J, Trump, Duterte, bitches ”, Rambo Talabong, Duterte’s, Nic Gabunada, Joshua Hammer, Ellen Johnson, Barack Obama, Doug Mills, Göran Hansson, Bertha von Suttner, Marie Curie, Jane Addams, Nicholas Murray Butler, Mother Teresa, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah, Tawakkol, Roosevelt, King, Malala, Theodore Roosevelt, Press Jane Addams, Cordell Hull, Henry Griffin, Associated Press Albert Schweitzer, Associated Press Mother Teresa, Jean, Claude Francolon, Elie Wiesel, Jim Wilson, Dalai Lama, Ennio Leanza, Associated Press Malala Yousafzai, Brendan Esposito, Frank Vinken, John Minchillo, Benjamin List, David W.C, MacMillan, MacMillan —, Max Planck, . MacMillan, Marc Santora, Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi, Pontus Lundahl, Syukuro, Al Gore, Manabe, Michael Mann, Dr, Mann, Hasselmann, Parisi, Cade Metz, David Julius, Ardem, Jonathan Nackstran, Ardem Patapoutian, Julius, Patapoutian, Julius’s, “ It’s, “ it’s, ” Benjamin Mueller Organizations: Journalists, Reuters, Facebook, Novaya Gazeta, Novaya Gazeta “, KGB, Federal Security Service, Princeton, CNN, New York Times, Nobel Foundation, Carnegie Endowment, International, Press, Getty, Associated Press, Chemistry, Fuer Kohlenforschung, Max, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Princeton University, ., TT News Agency, Max Planck Institute, Meteorology, Sapienza University of Rome, U.S, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, , Medicine, Agence France, University of California, Scripps Research Locations: Philippines, Russia, Moscow, Manila, Chechnya, Soviet, United States, Chechen, Grozny, Ukraine, Philippine, Quezon , Philippines, Rappler, Toms River, N.J, Asia, Liberia, Washington, Austrian, Europe, Iran, Kenyan, Yemen, Dalai, Shutterstock, German, Scottish, Hamburg, Germany, San Francisco, La Jolla, Calif
Meanwhile, the healthcare professionals who parachute in for mostly short-term assignments are routinely referred to as "international staff" or "expats." In some projects, international staff members are housed in some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in capital cities, with in-house cooks and cleaners. But some MSF staffers say the pay differential can't be explained by fiscal responsibility alone. MSF staff members at one project in the Idlib province in northwestern Syria had no idea what was going on. Sources from Egypt to India describe a segregated medical system for MSF staff members, with expatriates receiving better access to life-saving care.
Persons: Ali N'Simbo, N'Simbo, Lucy Doyle, VALERIE BAERISWYL, It's, — témoignage, spurning, George Floyd, Mara Kardas, David Beversluis, PAU BARRENA, Thomas Nierle, they're, John Moore, Bashar Assad's, Barack Obama, Assad, Al, António Guterres, Kennie Musa, Dr, Sheik Humarr Khan, Khan, Khan wasn't, Khan's, Alhajie Khan, CARL DE SOUZA, Mohammed Hani, Hani, Christopher Stokes, DOMINIQUE FAGET, Black expats, PASCAL GUYOT, , Abby Stoddard, Stoddard, Sam Bumicho, Bumicho, inequity, they've, Sarah Martin, Martin, Munyaradzi, Dhodho, ANNE CHAON, Ali N'Simbo's, Mégo, Terzian, Stewart, Africa Stewart, Thierry Allafort, Duverger, Weeks, N'Simbo's, Sabiti Djaffar Al Katanty, Urshula Edwards, Fatou Organizations: MSF, North, USA Association, Center, Investigative, Martissant, Getty, Red Cross, , Senate, National, Islamic, Workers, USAID, World Health Organization, Sierra Leonean, Kenema Government Hospital, Borders, Aid Worker Security, Decolonise MSF, Liberian, SOS Mediterranee, USA, N'Simbo, Sabiti Djaffar Al Katanty MSF, International Rescue Committee, Oxfam Locations: Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Kisangani, North American, American, United States, South Sudan, Haiti, AFP, Africa, Europe, North America, Saharan Africa, Nelson, South Africa, Italy, Tunisia, Paris, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Southeast Asia, Afghanistan, Kabul, Port, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, MSF Switzerland, Swiss, Congolese, West Africa, Liberian, Syria, Damascus, Russia, Idlib, Turkey, Islamic State, Al Jazeera, Liberia, Egypt, India, Sierra Leone, Germany, Khan, Lesbos, Greece, Cairo, Belgian, Elwa, Monrovia, Venezuela, Mali, Niger, Dakar, Senegal, Sahel, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mancha, Malta, Lampedusa, Johannesburg
Guinea declares end of Marburg virus outbreak
  + stars: | 2021-09-16 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, attends a briefing for World Health Assembly (WHA) delegates on the Ebola outbreak response in Democratic Republic of the Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseCONAKRY, Sept 16 (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in Guinea is officially over, health authorities said on Thursday, less than six weeks since West Africa's first ever case of the disease was detected. "Today we can point to the growing expertise in outbreak response in Guinea and the region that has saved lives, contained and averted a spill-over of the Marburg virus," said Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional director for Africa. Both the Marburg case and this year's Ebola cases were detected in Guinea's Gueckedou district, near the borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone. Fatality rates have varied from 24% to 88% in past outbreaks depending on the virus strain and case management, according to the WHO.
Persons: Matshidiso Moeti, Denis Balibouse, West Africa's, Health Organization's, Saliou Samb, Bate Felix, Alessandra Prentice, Bill Berkrot Organizations: Health Organization, WHO, Africa, World Health Assembly, Democratic, United Nations, REUTERS, West, Health, Thomson Locations: Democratic Republic of, Congo, Geneva, Switzerland, Denis Balibouse CONAKRY, Marburg, Guinea, Africa, Gueckedou, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea's
Dubai, one of the UAE's seven emirates, is due to open the Expo 2020 world fair on Oct. 1 after a year-long delay due to the pandemic. The regional business and tourism hub is relying on the fair to give its economy a boost. Organisers had previously said they expect remaining UAE flight restrictions imposed to curb coronavirus infections to be lifted in time for Expo 2020. Countries from which residents can fly into the UAE from Sept. 12 are: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Approval must be sought from the UAE government to return, and various PCR tests must be taken, the UAE's National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said on Twitter.
Persons: Ahmed Jadallah, Lisa Barrington, Nick Tattersall Organizations: Dubai International Airport, Emirates, REUTERS, United Arab, World Health Organization, Democratic, Disaster Management Authority, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Dubai, UAE, Ahmed Jadallah DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria, Afghanistan
It took 32 years and a trip to a different continent to see my father clearly for the first time. Although exhausted, I was eager to see my father, who landed on the continent days earlier after flying in from Detroit. It was my first journey to the place where my father grew up, to a motherland that was still so much a part of him. He was not someone who adapted to American culture and raised American kids with an American wife. Liberia was a part of me, but in a way I hadn’t understood, and for too long hadn’t wanted to.
Persons: “ Johnson, Jewlee Weah Locations: Liberian, Monrovia, Detroit, U.S, Pittsburgh, American, Liberia
WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on an alleged oil smuggler and companies it said provide support to the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), according to a statement. The action freezes any U.S. assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans from dealing with them. read moreA U.S. official said last month that Washington was considering cracking down on Iranian oil sales to China, which have continued despite sanctions. "The United State will continue to expose and disrupt those supporting such efforts," Blinken said. Reporting by Doyinsola Oladipo and Simon Lewis; editing by Jonathan OatisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Rashid Amur Al, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Doyinsola Oladipo, Simon Lewis, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: U.S . Treasury, Quds Force, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Foreign Assets Control, Omani, Washington, U.S, Thomson Locations: Rashid Amur Al Habsi, Oman, Liberia, Romania, Vienna, Washington, China, United State
Health authorities in Guinea have confirmed one death from Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Monday. There have been 12 major Marburg outbreaks since 1967, mostly in southern and eastern Africa. "The potential for the Marburg virus to spread far and wide means we need to stop it in its tracks," Matshidiso Moeti, WHO's Regional Director for Africa, said in the statement. Both the Marburg case and this year's Ebola cases were detected in Guinea's Gueckedou district, near the borders with Liberia and Ivory Coast. Marburg case fatality rates have varied from 24 percent to 88 percent in past outbreaks depending on virus strain and case management, WHO said, adding that transmission occurs through contact with infected body fluids and tissue.
Persons: Moeti Organizations: World Health Organization, Institute Pasteur, WHO's, WHO, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Guinea, Marburg, West Africa, Africa, Senegal, Gueckedou, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Southeastern Guinea's
It is the first time civilians have been killed in a shadowy battle between Israel and Iran. Majid/Getty ImagesOn paper, Iran's military has a number of advantages over Israel, particularly in the size of its military. In comparison, the backbone of Iran's air force (IRIAF) is 63 F-4s and 26 F-14s, all of which are aging and suffer from lack of spare parts. A regional warUS Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham and other US Air Force members arriving in Israel for Juniper Falcon, July 23, 2021. A war between Israel and Iran, then, is highly likely to spill over into other parts of the region and world.
Persons: Eyal Ofer, Israel, Majid, Israeli Defense Force's, Mark IV, Baz, Zulfiqar, Amir Cohen Israel, Israel's, Donald Trump, Steven Basham, Juniper Falcon, Michael Battles Israel, Juniper Organizations: Service, Zodiac Maritime, Iran, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Navy, Israeli Defense, IDF, IAF, REUTERS, reneging, US Air Force, Juniper, Tech, US Air Forces, Reuters, Hezbollah, US Locations: Israel, Iran, Mercer, Liberia, London, Tehran, Israeli, Russia, China, Haifa, Israel's Jericho, Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Europe, Africa, Arab Gulf, UAE, Lebanon, Reuters Iran, Lebanese, Syria
“This was a deliberate and targeted attack, and a clear violation of international law,” the governments and EU High Representative Josep Borrell said in a joint statement. There is no justification for this attack.” They pledged continued efforts to protect international shipping and called on Iran to halt actions that violate international law. The U.S., U.K. and Israeli governments have blamed Iran for the July 29 attack. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denied that his country was involved in the attack and said that Israel had made such allegations previously. A Romanian and a British national were killed in the strike on the Liberian-flagged Mercer Street near the coast of Oman.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Josep Borrell, , Saeed Khatibzadeh, Israel, Eyal Ofer Organizations: European Union, EU High, Iranian Foreign Ministry, British, Liberian, United Nations, UN, Council Locations: Iran, U.S, Romanian, Oman, London, Romania, Liberia
Bolt, who won 200m golds at three consecutive Olympics, retired in 2017 and the United States are bidding to reclaim the title. The Americans last won a gold in the men's 200m event in the 2004 Olympics, when they ran the table and won all three medals. Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards, the 2017 world bronze medallist, won his heat to also advance. Another teenager in the hunt for medals, Liberia's Joseph Fahnbulleh, 19, made it through after he finished second behind Canada's Aaron Brown. Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer, the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, won his race to advance with the 5th fastest time of the round.
Persons: Usain Bolt, Noah Lyles, Kenneth Bednarek, Erriyon Knighton, Bednarek, Knighton, Canada's Andre De Grasse, overtaxing, Tobago's Jereem Richards, Liberia's Joseph Fahnbulleh, Canada's Aaron Brown, Eswatini's Sibusiso Matsenjwa, Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer, Omar Mohammed, Ana Nicolaci da Organizations: USA, Thomson Locations: TOKYO, Jamaica, United States, Eugene , Oregon, Tokyo, Trinidad, Ana Nicolaci da Costa
Johan Victor/Handout via REUTERSNEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Britain, Romania and Liberia told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that it was "highly likely" that Iran used one or more drones to carry out a deadly tanker attack last week off the coast of Oman. Tehran has denied any involvement in Thursday's attack on the Mercer Street - a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned petroleum product tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime. read moreDiplomats said Britain was expected to raise the issue in a closed-door meeting of the Security Council in the coming days. The council is also coincidentally due to discuss maritime security in a public meeting on Monday, chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The United States and Britain said on Sunday they would work with their allies to respond to the attack.
Persons: Johan Victor, Handout, Narendra Modi, Michelle Nichols, Leslie Adler, Dan Grebler Organizations: Liberian, Zodiac, REUTERS NEW YORK, United Nations Security, Reuters, Mercer, Zodiac Maritime, Briton, Security Council, Indian, Thomson Locations: Mercer, Oman, Cape Town , South Africa, Britain, Romania, Liberia, Iran, Tehran, Romanian, India, United Kingdom, United States
Current time in Tokyo: Aug. 4, 11:12 p.m.Live Olympics Live Updates: Andre De Grasse of Canada Wins the Men’s 200 Meters The U.S. baseball and women’s basketball teams advanced to the semifinals. Credit... Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times TOKYO — Andre De Grasse of Canada claimed his second medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, sprinting to gold in the men’s 200 meters in 19.62 seconds, a national record. Men’s 800 meters Image Kenyans finished one-two in the 800 meters: Emmanuel Korir, right, won gold and Ferguson Rotich took silver. The United States beat the Dominican Republic, 3-1, on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals. The television broadcast showed her family, watching from the United States, making the same gesture in response.
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Doug Mills/The New York TimesEven before arriving in Tokyo, the Liberian Olympic team was already winning. Yet the country has fielded a Summer Olympic team almost every year since 1956. “I had been talking about going for so long, and I was finally there, and it was mind-blowing,” said Mr. Clemens. Mr. Matadi said for the first time he feels like the Liberian team is getting what the American team and the Canadian team have always had simply as a matter of course. “Now they feel important.” Even beyond that, he added, he believes the Telfar clothes will have broader national and international repercussions.
Persons: Doug Mills, Telfar Clemens, Armani, Ben Sherman, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Franck Fife, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Xavier Laine, Great, Cameron Spencer, Michael Kappeler, Pedro Ugarte, Telfar, Clemens, Birkin, , Claudio Giovannini, Valerio Mezzanotti, Bushwick Birkin, Daniel Arnold, Ian Langsdon, Emmanuel Matadi, Matadi, Kouty, Mawenh, isn’t, Joseph Fahnbulleh, Ebony Morrison —, , ” Mr, , Babak Radboy, It’s, Ayodeji, Clemens ’, baring, They’re, Mary Jane one, Clemens wasn’t, Radboy, Fahnbulleh, “ I’ll, you’ve, Mr, Sha’Carri Richardson, ” “, “ We’ve, ’ ”, it’s, Aliza Aufrichtig, Eden Weingart, Adam Wolffbrandt Organizations: TELFAR, New York Times, Liberian Olympic, International Olympic Committee, Intel, Lacoste, Agence France, France, Getty, Team USA, World Bank, The New York Times, Liberian, Tokyo Olympics, Olympics, Nike, Reebok, Games, Adidas, American, Canadian Locations: LIBERIA, Liberia, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Italy, France, Britain, United States, Great Britain, West Africa, Liberian American, China, Portugal, Vietnam, Gown, It’s, New York
Insurers have largely denied claims for business interruption caused by the pandemic, saying the virus did not cause the physical damage that policies require. Preparation and better response would shorten shutdowns and may allow insurers and government to share the risk, he added. Insurers also could help distribute government support without covering risk. One proposal would do nothing, noting that in hindsight, government support and stimulus largely healed the economy. “I hope that I’m not sitting here in the next pandemic hoping for another PPP,” she said.
Persons: Adenah Bayoh, , we’ve, ” Chubb, Evan Greenberg, Robert Hartwig, Bayoh, I’m Organizations: YORK, U.S, ” Chubb Ltd, House, University of South Locations: New Jersey, Liberia, United States, University of South Carolina
(Adds details on IDA fund, countries setting replenishment goal)WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - The World Bank said that leaders of 23 African countries on Thursday called for a largest-ever $100 billion replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA), the global lender’s fund for the world’s poorest countries. The leaders set the goal in a joint declaration after a summit meeting in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the World Bank said in a statement. World Bank member countries normally replenish IDA every three years, setting its previous financing package at $82 billion to cover the 2021-2023 fiscal years. The World Bank aims to complete the 20th replenishment of IDA in December, covering the 2023-2025 fiscal years. The declaration here from the African leaders marks the first request for a $100 billion replenishment goal.
Persons: David Lawder, Chris Reese, Aurora Ellis Organizations: IDA, Bank, International Development Association, World Bank, Democratic Locations: WASHINGTON, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo
U.N. Security Council member Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India (2nd L) speaks with Indian MINUL soldiers in Liberia May 22, 2012. STRAINRelations between Riyadh and New Delhi came under strain earlier this year after Puri's predecessor, Dharmendra Pradhan, blamed production cuts by Saudi Arabia and others for driving up oil prices. Rising oil imports require coordination between India's oil and foreign ministries, and Puri's diplomatic background will make it easier for him to do this, said Vivek Katju, a former Indian foreign minister. "Pradhan adequately used India's rising oil demand to lift the profile of the country among oil producers, especially among OPEC nations. Pradhan sold India as an investment opportunity for oil producers and not just a market for oil sales, Haq added.
Persons: Hardeep Singh, Thierry Gouegnon, Hardeep Singh Puri, Puri, Hardeep Puri, Ashok Sajjanhar, Narendra Modi, Sajjanhar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Vivek Katju, Katju, Pradhan, Ehsan Ul, Haq, Nidhi Verma, Mayank Bhardwaj, Gareth Jones Organizations: Security, REUTERS, UN, United Nations, Puri, Reuters, Sector, Refinitiv, Thomson Locations: Hardeep Singh Puri, India, Liberia, DELHI, New Delhi, Iran, Kazakhstan, United States, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Puri
Guinea declares end to Ebola outbreak that killed 12
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A logo of the World Health Organization (WHO), is seen before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoCONAKRY, June 19 (Reuters) - An Ebola outbreak which started in Guinea in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the health ministry and the World Health Organization said on Saturday. "Based on the lessons learned from the 2014–16 outbreak and through rapid, coordinated response efforts... Guinea managed to control the outbreak and prevent its spread beyond its borders," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. The Ebola outbreak in 2014-2016 killed 11,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Saliou, Bate Felix, John Stonestreet Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, Health, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, CONAKRY, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Liberia
The GCAA said the restrictions would also include transit passengers, with the exception of transit flights travelling to the UAE and bound for those countries. Cargo flights between those countries and the UAE will continue, as usual, the statement added. Those who are exempted will still have to take a PCR test at the airport and enter a mandatory 10-day quarantine. Travellers from India, who have valid residence visas and have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, will also be allowed in the emirate. Meanwhile, travellers from Nigeria must only present a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure and will also undergo another PCR test on arrival in Dubai, WAM added.
Persons: Nir Elias CAIRO, WAM, GCAA, Nayera Abdallah, Mark Potter Organizations: United, United Arab Emirates, REUTERS, General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE, Dubai's, Disaster Management, Dubai, Thomson Locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab, UAE, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Namibia, COVID, South Africa, India, Nigeria, Dubai
Switzerland's national flag is displayed on the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (Bundesstrafgericht) building in Bellinzona, Switzerland, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Emma Farge/File PhotoGENEVA, June 18 (Reuters) - A Swiss court will rule on Friday whether a Liberian rebel commander committed rape, killings and an act of cannibalism in one of the only civil war-era cases from the West African country to ever go to trial. The case is also Switzerland's first war crimes trial in a civilian court. Taylor was sentenced for war crimes in 2012, but only for acts in neighbouring Sierra Leone. A 2011 Swiss law allows prosecution for serious crimes committed anywhere, under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Persons: Emma Farge, Kosiah, ULIMO, Charles Taylor's, Alain Werner, Taylor, Chuckie, Liberians, Alex Richardson Organizations: Swiss Federal Criminal Court, REUTERS, Liberian, Federal, Thomson Locations: Bellinzona, Switzerland, GENEVA, West, Liberia, Swiss, Sierra Leone
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