A U.S. lawmaker on the Senate Commerce and Armed Services committees arrived in Taiwan on Thursday on the third visit by a U.S. dignitary this month, defying pressure from Beijing to halt the trips. Senator Marsha Blackburn arrived in Taiwan’s capital Taipei on board a U.S. military aircraft, live television footage from the downtown Songshan… Read More U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn arrives Taiwan amid China tensions
It’s been exactly two years since the launch of the Savvy Global Fellowship Program for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs. So far, the program has accepted, trained, and supported over 7,500 Fellows from 156 countries. These Fellows were selected from over 90,000 applications and according to a post shared by the organization, “[they] have demonstrated their… Read More Savvy publishes its 2022 Impact Assessment Report
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday his government was willing to resolve a trade dispute with the United States centering on his administration’s energy policies. Speaking at a regular news conference, Lopez Obrador said he thought the U.S.-led demand for dispute settlement talks with Mexico should not have been launched. “It can… Read More Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says willing to resolve trade dispute on energy with U.S.
Germany signed an agreement on Thursday to transfer ownership to Nigeria of the Benin Bronzes, among Africa’s most culturally significant artefacts which were looted in the 19th century. British soldiers took hundreds of bronzes – intricate sculptures and plaques dating back to the 13th century onwards – when they invaded the Kingdom of Benin, located… Read More Germany signs agreement to transfer ownership of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday to increase the size of Russia’s armed forces from 1.9 million to 2.04 million as the war in Ukraine enters its seventh month. Moscow has not revealed any losses in the conflict since its first weeks, but Western officials and the Kyiv government say they number… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin signs decree to increase size of nation’s armed forces
Israel on Thursday indicted a senior leader of the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad movement whose arrest led to a brief conflict in Gaza earlier this month and whose detention is likely to fuel tensions. The charges against Bassam Al-Saadi, who was arrested on August 1 during a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin,… Read More Israel indicts Islamic Jihad leader Bassem al-Saadi
Ghislaine Maxwell has failed to pay some $878,000 in fees to two lawyers who defended the now-convicted British socialite against criminal charges she helped Jeffrey Epstein abuse teenage girls, the lawyers’ firm said in a new lawsuit. Maxwell, 60, was convicted in December of sex trafficking and is serving a 20-year prison sentence over her… Read More Lawyers of Ghislaine Maxwell file lawsuit against her over unpaid fees
Authorities in Myanmar have detained Britain’s former ambassador to the Southeast Asian nation, where a military junta seized power last year, three people with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. Vicky Bowman, who currently runs the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), and her husband, Htein Lin, a Burmese artist and former political prisoner,… Read More Myanmar authorities detain former British envoy Vicky Bowman