Greta Thunberg and youth climate protests make a return

STOCKHOLM: Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg is back. She joined fellow demonstrators outside the Swedish Parliament on Friday to kick off a day of socially distanced global climate protests. “The main hope is, as always, to try to have an…

Coronavirus Australia latest: the week at a glance | Health

Here are this week’s key developments in the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Elias Visontay and it’s Friday 25 September. Daniel Andrews sorry over hotel quarantine The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has unreservedly apologised to Victorians over the handling…

Canceled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders for 6 months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For people around the world, the coronavirus has caused distressing separations and delayed homecomings. But the situation for a group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island stands out. For six months now the group…

Why Is Women’s Leadership Not in the Headlines? — Global Issues

Women are Heads of State and Government in only 21 countries, despite the strong case that their leadership makes for more inclusive decision-making and more representative governance, even during this pandemic. Credit: UN Women united nations Thursday, September 24, 2020…

Why the AIIB Cooperates with the World Bank

Over the past decade, rising powers have been acting to induce institutional change in major international institutions, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) (Hopewell 2015; Vestergaard and Wade 2015). Since…

Australia’s latest economic stimulus: Easing bank lending rules | Australia News

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says credit flows will be crucial to help Australia’s economy recover from the pandemic. Australia on Friday said it would simplify bank lending rules to free up credit in a bid to stimulate the economy, which slid…

Standard Chartered’s Iran Problems Didn’t Go Away

On a summer morning in 2012, Anshuman Chandra read a news article about a Saudi Arabian financial institution suspected of facilitating the funding of al-Qaeda attacks, including 9/11. The bank was called Al Rajhi, and a US Senate committee cited…

Germany Dismisses Military Intelligence Official After Neo-Nazi Scandals

BERLIN — After a series of scandals involving far-right extremists in the German military, the government on Thursday dismissed the head of its military counterintelligence service, the body tasked with monitoring extremism inside the armed forces. Christof Gramm, who has…