In Vienna, tense diplomatic reunion around Iranian nuclear power

In Vienna tense diplomatic reunion around Iranian nuclear power

IAEA DG Rafael Grossi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Tehran on November 23, 2021. ATTA KENARE / AFP See Vienna again. This was for months the hope of the chanceries involved in the rescue of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in 2015. In the spring, … Read more

In Honduras, leftist candidate Xiomara Castro leads presidential election

In Honduras leftist candidate Xiomara Castro leads presidential election

Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro, in Tegucigalpa, November 28, 2021. LUIS ACOSTA / AFP Left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro (Freedom and Refoundation Party, Libre, left) takes the advantage for the presidency of Honduras against the dauphin of the outgoing right-wing president, in a country plagued by violence from drug traffickers, who have spread their corruption up … Read more

The risky bet of the Chinese settled in South Sudan

The risky bet of the Chinese settled in South Sudan

Sitting on his concrete terrace overlooking the Nile, a porcelain teapot with floral motifs close at hand, Mr. Sheng, 65, takes his troubles patiently. “We are on stand-by, there are no opportunities at the moment”, he said. Arrived in 2006 in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, this native of the Chinese province of Jiangsu … Read more

In Switzerland, the populist right loses the battle of the “Covid-19 law”

In Switzerland the populist right loses the battle of the

People wearing the disguises of the television series “La Casa de papel” demonstrate, in Bern, on November 28, 2021, against the “Covid-19 law”, the modification of which was accepted by referendum in Switzerland. ANTHONY ANEX / AP Weeks of invective on the part of very upset opponents; a virulent campaign, with death threats on social … Read more

In DRC, Ugandan army authorized to cross border to hunt down ADF rebels

In DRC Ugandan army authorized to cross border to hunt

A double attack killed at least three people in Kampala, Uganda, on November 16, 2021. The Ugandan army was authorized by the president of the DRC to cross the border to drive out the ADF rebels, responsible according to the Ugandan authorities, recent attacks on its territory. HAJARAH NALWADDA / AP The President of the … Read more

Czech Republic: Petr Fiala appointed Prime Minister

Czech Republic Petr Fiala appointed Prime Minister

“I am convinced that we will soon have a strong and stable government,” assured Petr Fiala, during an unusual ceremony, during which the president, Milos Zeman, in a wheelchair and suffering from Covid-19, was protected from plastic barrier. ROMAN VONDROUS / AP Former political science professor Petr Fiala, 57, was appointed Prime Minister of the … Read more

The vote for the extreme right in Chile is “the signal for a return to order”

The vote for the extreme right in Chile is the

Chilean far-right presidential candidate José Antonio Kast in a meeting with leaders of Akun Ruka’s housing committee in Santiago on November 23, 2021. PABLO VERA / AFP An apparent big gap: Chile placed at the head of the first round of the presidential election, Sunday, November 21, the far-right candidate José Antonio Kast (27.9%), admirer … Read more

“The US government can legitimately borrow to finance essential expenses”

The US government can legitimately borrow to finance essential

Chronic. By approving the $ 1 trillion (€ 890 billion) infrastructure bill, the US Congress has taken a significant step forward in implementing President Biden’s fiscal agenda. But what will happen to his second project, the $ 1.7 trillion program for social spending and the fight against global warming? In its non-partisan wisdom, will the … Read more

Threatened, the mythical Polish daily “Gazeta Wyborcza” fights for its identity

Threatened the mythical Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza fights for its

Printing of the Polish daily “Gazeta Wyborcza”, in Warsaw, in February 1999. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI / REUTERS On this Thursday, November 25, at the headquarters of the Gazeta Wyborcza, the mythical daily founded by the opponent to communism and figure of the Solidarnosc union Adam Michnik, the offices are almost deserted because of the pandemic. But … Read more

Covid-19: the surprising health situation in the United Kingdom

Covid 19 the surprising health situation in the United Kingdom

On Regent Street, London, November 20, 2021. TOBY MELVILLE / REUTERS A virus that has been circulating at very high levels for four months (on average 30,000 new infections per day over the last seven days), but much fewer hospitalizations than in previous waves (between 700 and 800 admissions per day, 919 people placed under … Read more

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