USA: Capitol has seen violence over 220 years, but not like this

By JERRY SCHWARTZ

In more than 220 years, the U.S. Capitol had seen nothing like it: a roiling mob, forcing its way past its majestic marble columns, disrupting the passage of power, desecrating the seat of the world’s greatest democracy.

But this was far from the first time the Capitol has been scarred by violence.

China's new Silk Road outlook includes Pakistan-Iran-Turkey railways networks

by IRNA

Efforts aimed at the revival of the container-carrying Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) train, which began during the recent decades by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey show the general outlook of China’s new Silk Road strategic ring-way.

The 10th meeting of high ranking Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Railway Project workgroup, better known as the ECO Train was recently convened aimed at the urgent revival of this major regional economic plan.

U.S. economy plunges into recession amid pandemic, K-shaped recovery widens inequality

by Xiong Maoling, Gao Pan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- After plunging into the worst recession in decades amid COVID-19 shutdowns in 2020, the U.S. economy has been recovering in recent months.

With alarming case spikes and a long-delayed fiscal relief package, however, the recovery momentum is slipping away. Overshadowed even more by a behind-schedule vaccine rollout, the country will only find an uncertain and challenging economic recovery ahead.

Trump's legacy: He changed the presidency, but will it last?

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most improbable of presidents, Donald Trump reshaped the office and shattered its centuries-old norms and traditions while dominating the national discourse like no one before.

Trump, governing by whim and tweet, deepened the nation’s racial and cultural divides and undermined faith in its institutions. His legacy: a tumultuous four years that were marked by his impeachment, failures during the worst pandemic in a century and his refusal to accept defeat.

US to hit 200K dead; Trump sees no need for regret

By JULIE PACE

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic began bearing down on the United States in March, President Donald Trump set out his expectations.

If the U.S. could keep the death toll between 100,000 to 200,000 people, Trump said, it would indicate that his administration had “done a very good job.”

India Is Back To A Time Before The Bhopal Gas Tragedy

by M Rajshekhar

Bengaluru: Around 2 am, we were woken up by what people are now saying was Styrene gas. Since it is summer, we had left the windows open. Our skin started to burn and eyes began to water. We couldn’t breathe. We tried to leave the house but the gas was everywhere, like the winter fog. We could not see anything clearly, could not understand what was happening. People started falling down while walking on the streets. Children and elderly people were just falling unconscious.”

Mandatory Mask Wearing Gaining Ground In U.S. West Despite Conservative Opposition

by Peter Mertz

DENVER, July 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) – With COVID-19 cases spiking nationwide, corporate America pushed political leaders towards mandating mask wearing this week, while vocal conservatives protested their loss of civil liberties in their opposition.

The corporate avalanche mandating mask wearing began last Wednesday, with mega-retailer Walmart’s announcement, followed by grocer giant Fred Meyer, Kohl’s, Best Buy, and Starbucks.

Egypt: a state serving the military

by Maged Mandour

On 23 June, the prominent Human Rights activists Sanaa Seif, was abducted in front of the State Prosecutor’s office in Cairo, by plain clothed police officers.

Seif was there to report a violent assault she suffered the night before, as she was camped out in front of Tora prison with her mother and sister, in protest. They were attempting to receive a letter from her brother Alaa Abd El-Fattah, a prominent blogger, who is being held in prison since September 2019.

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