The government-affiliated civil organization CÖF (Civil Cooperation Forum), which operates with money from a state-owned gambling service provider, attacked the opposition through posters. In a recent press conference, a CÖF spokesperson said that Átlátszó could pose a national security risk by receiving financial support from foreign partners.

Ciba-Geigy Chemical Corp., the town's largest employer, has been flushing chemicals into the Toms River and the Atlantic Ocean, burying 47,000 drums of toxic waste in the ground. This created a plume of polluted water that has spread beyond the site into residential neighborhoods.

While attacking journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critically of the Saudi government and was killed in October 2018 by a group of assassins, Republican politician Mike Pompeo notes in his new book that the U.S. has a "strategic" relationship with the Saudis to consider.

New guidelines tighten longstanding restrictions, threatening to make it even harder for Palestinians in the West Bank, who already face severe Israeli-imposed movement restrictions, to be with family members who lack a West Bank ID and to engage with foreign students, academics, experts, and others.

Trying to commemorate those killed by Russian bombing in Dnipro, Ukraine. In Moscow, a 15-year old girl was detained for bringing flowers to the memorial of famous Lesya Ukrainka.

Chinese social media users debunk the official COVID-19 death figure.

US president Joe Biden has been accused of hypocrisy for demanding the release of journalists detained around the world while he continues seeking the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain to face American espionage charges.

Cuban reporters are regularly detained, can have their phones and laptops seized, and their internet cut.

Hody Childress, a farmer and US air force veteran, began his anonymous charitable campaign when he walked into a drug store in his home town of Geraldine in 2012 and learned from the owner that sometimes families can’t afford to pay for their medicines.

Chinese cyber authorities have announced an internet censorship crackdown to ensure there are no “gloomy sentiments” caused by pandemic “rumours” during the lunar new year festival.

China decided not to include Paxlovid, an effective COVID-19 drug, in its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes. The move would effectively block millions of poor people from accessing Paxlovid after the temporary insurance arrangement expires at the end of March 2023. The wealthy and the middle class in China will still manage to get the antiviral drug as they can pay without insurance.

A video, purported to be of Cao Zhixin, a 26-year-old editor at Peking University Press, began spreading online on Monday. Cao said she recorded the video after several friends were detained, and gave it then to unnamed persons with instructions to publish it if she were arrested.

>On redistricting, the court ultimately selected a congressional map drawn by Evers. But it was one that leaned Republican anyway, after the court called for a new map that hewed as closely as possible to the old one. A similar and more protracted fight also broke out over legislative lines — and more challenges to the maps could arise in future years, especially if the balance of the court flips. I think this is the most important part, at least within the context of electoral politics. Wisconsin's mighty gerrymanders have been credited with effectively ending Democracy in the state as Democrats need to get over 60% of the vote to win, a score they've failed to get from much more favorable states like Connecticut, California and New York in 2022, alongside regularly verging on being a 2/1 superminority in both chambers. A new court could force the WI legislature to draw a fair map or do it themselves, so Evers isn't sitting alone in his desk, veto-ing every terrible thing the WIGOP comes up with.

The government asked King Charles for permission to pass its post-Brexit “world-leading” Environment Act because laws requiring landowners to enhance conservation could affect his business interests.

Richest 1% bag nearly twice as much wealth as the rest of the world put together over the past two years, research says
Super-rich outstrip their extraordinary grab of half of all new wealth in past decade, according to UK's Oxfam. A tax of up to 5 percent on the world’s multi-millionaires and billionaires could raise $1.7 trillion a year, enough to lift 2 billion people out of poverty.

Private services offering Chinese travellers access to mRNA vaccines are attracting droves of mainlanders to Hong Kong and Macau seeking a booster shot that their government has refused to approve.

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