Wednesday , January 19 2022

Autocracies more trusted than democracies – study

A global survey has found that autocracies have become increasingly trusted, while confidence in democracies has fallen. One of the reasons given is the alleged poor management of the Covid-19 pandemic in democratic states. In a study published this week, the Edelman Trust Barometer, a communications group that has polled …

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Russia evacuating embassy in Ukraine – media

A report claims that Russia has begun sending staff home amid escalating tensions With tensions rising on the Russian border with Ukraine, Moscow has started to remove its diplomats and their families from its embassy in Kiev and consulate in Lvov, the New York Times has claimed, citing anonymous officials. …

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Aztec gods left with no chants at California schools

Students at California public schools won’t be asked to recite a chant based on Aztec religious practices, which some parents compared to a prayer to “demotic” pagan gods, who used to get human sacrifices. The California Board of Education and Department of Education (CDE) agreed to drop the rite from …

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Plans for Kazakhstan ‘regime’ change announced

A Kazakh businessman living in France, described as the country’s “opposition leader” by US state-run media, has announced that he has a plan to take over the nation with the help of Western powers. Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh financier and political activist who has been living abroad for the past …

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Russia won’t withdraw missiles from Kaliningrad – Kremlin

Russia will never consider discussing the withdrawal of missiles from its Kaliningrad region, a western exclave that borders Poland, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said. In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Peskov was asked about the status of talks on European security between Russia, the US, and NATO, …

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Amazon sued over tornado-hit warehouse deaths

Amazon is being sued by the family of a delivery driver who was killed last month when one of its Illinois warehouses was destroyed by a tornado, with the family accusing the company of placing profits over people. 26-year-old Austin McEwan – along with five others – died after a …

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UK sends ‘defensive weapons’ to Ukraine

The United Kingdom has begun sending light arms to Ukraine, Britain’s top military official said, though he claimed the weapons “pose no threat to Russia” after repeated allegations that Moscow is planning to invade its neighbor. “We have taken the decision to supply Ukraine with light anti-armour defensive weapon systems,” …

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Crypto job growth outpacing Big Tech

A LinkedIn report shows extraordinary growth of 395% in cryptocurrency-related job postings in the United States from 2020 to 2021. Careers in crypto outstripped price action in 2021, it said. According to the research, the crypto industry outpaced the wider tech industry, which also saw remarkable development, almost doubling its …

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