Monday , January 24 2022

How museums get co-opted into politics through charities

A leading arts charity recently reported on the £747,947 ($1,015,042) it made in donations in the UK during December 2021. The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation donates significant sums to museums and galleries, mostly outside the capital, to stage cultural and heritage exhibitions. However, almost all of the supported projects appear to …

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How unrest in Bedouin villages poses a threat to Israel’s government

The Negev’s Bedouin demonstrations first re-erupted on January 9 in opposition to an afforestation (tree planting) project by the quasi-governmental body called the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in what Israel calls “disputed lands.” They quickly turned violent as Bedouin residents of nearby villages confronted what they saw as a drive to …

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Lab monkeys on the loose present potential infection risk

A truck carrying some 100 monkeys was involved in a crash with a dump trailer in Montour County, Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon. The animals were being transported to a laboratory, local media reported, citing police. While it is unclear whether any animals were injured, some of them were confirmed to …

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Germany warns of Russian troop ‘concentration’

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock used her first official trip to Moscow, earlier this week, to question the motives behind a purported buildup of Russian troops close to the frontier with neighboring Ukraine. Speaking on Tuesday at a meeting in Moscow alongside her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, Berlin’s top diplomat …

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US should stop acting like it has ‘special status’ – Lavrov

The American reaction to the recent Russian-led peacekeeping operation in Kazakhstan is a sign that the US thinks it alone has “special status” to maintain law and order around the world, Moscow’s top diplomat has said following talks in Geneva. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke at a press conference on …

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WATCH: Russian rockets roll toward Belarus

Russia is moving two divisions of its S-400 Triumph air-defense systems, designed to take down enemy warplanes, into neighboring Belarus to take part in military exercises, the Ministry of Defense confirmed on Friday. In a statement, officials wrote, “two divisions of the surface-to-air S-400 ‘Triumph’ missile complex … have completed …

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Hamsters killed over Covid ‘resurrected’ in protest

A Hong Kong group has launched a non-fungible token (NFT) project that will “mint into existence” 2,000 pixel art hamsters to protest a government decision to cull the pet rodents over concerns about the risk of Covid-19 transmission to humans. The project, known as ‘Carries Hamsters’, is reportedly named after …

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Lavrov reveals outcome of security talks with Blinken

Washington has pledged to respond in writing to Moscow’s proposed security guarantees, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced following talks with his American counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Speaking to journalists shortly after the meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday, Lavrov said the US side …

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Man kills parents who discovered he faked SpaceX job offer

A Wisconsin man accused of spinning an “amazing web of lies,” including a job offer from Elon Musk’s aerospace firm, has been found guilty of all charges by a jury and now faces a life sentence. The verdict against 23-year-old Chandler Halderson was handed down on Thursday in Dane County …

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