Global Concerns

Back to School leaves out 244 million children worldwide
Global Concerns

Back to School leaves out 244 million children worldwide

The school year that begins this month in almost the entire world will not reach 244 million children between the ages of 6 and 18, according to a UNESCO report, which considers the number unacceptable. The document, updated this month and quoted today by the United Nations Children’s International Emergency Fund (UNICEF), shows that the figure has greatly decreased compared to the 600 million children who were deprived of school last year, but in 2021 the closures were related to the restrictions imposed in the context of Covid-19. According to Unicef, the main reason for the non-integration of these children into the education system "is poverty", a situation that the international organization stresses must be counteracted. "Education is the best instrument to guarantee a fair chan...
Zaporizhia: We were one step away from a radioactive disaster
Russia, Global Concerns, Ukraine

Zaporizhia: We were one step away from a radioactive disaster

The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the target of bombings of which Moscow and Kyiv mutually accuse each other, is "completely disconnected" from Ukraine's power grid after the damage to communication lines. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky recently noted that "Russia has put Ukrainians and all Europeans one step closer to radioactive disaster." Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is disconnected from the electricity grid The two reactors of the plant in operation were disconnected from the grid. As a result, the actions of the Russians caused a total shutdown of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant from the electricity grid, for the first time in its history. Fires in the area of the Zaporizhia thermal power plant, located near the nuclear power plant of the same name in southern Ukrai...
New study reveals the best places to survive a nuclear war
Weapons of Mass Destruction, Global Concerns

New study reveals the best places to survive a nuclear war

Tensions between the United States and Russia continue to mount as the war in Ukraine approaches its sixth month, and some observers argue that since the Cold War, relations between Washington and Moscow have not been so bad. Although the scenario of a nuclear war is very unlikely, it is still possible, as the two countries hold about 90% of the total number of nuclear weapons in the world, and Moscow has already repeatedly threatened Western states with atomic bombs, accusing themselves of using the war in Ukraine to threaten Russia. A study published this week in the journal 'Nature' analyzed various scenarios of nuclear war, from one that generates minor impacts on a global level to the most extreme, in which the world will be thrown into a nuclear winter and in which five billion p...
US-Russia nuclear war could kill 5 billion people
Global Concerns

US-Russia nuclear war could kill 5 billion people

Nuclear explosions would distort the planet's climate, causing a sudden drop in food supply. In the end, there would be hunger on a world scale. A hypothetical nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia could be fatal for two-thirds of the world's population. However, the study by Rutgers University in New Jersey suggests that the vast majority of deaths would result from widespread famine. At a time marked by the war between Russia and Ukraine and tension in the Taiwan Strait, the research theorizes that nuclear detonations would be responsible for a stratospheric increase in soot released into the atmosphere, enough to block solar radiation. Given the decrease in solar energy received, the planet would see a severe reduction in temperature - air and sea - and rainfall, fo...
Ayman Al-Zawahiri US kills Al Qaeda leader
United States, Espionage, Global Concerns

Ayman Al-Zawahiri US kills Al Qaeda leader

The United States announced on Monday that it had killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, one of the world's most wanted terrorists. The Washington Post also reports that Ayman Al-Zawahiri supervised the September 11, 2001 attacks, along with Osama Bin Laden. A senior US administration official told reporters that a "counter-terrorist operation against a major al-Qaida target" in Afghanistan took place over the weekend. According to US media, the target of a "successful" Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone strike in Kabul was Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Zawahiri assumed leadership of the terrorist organization after the death of Osama bin Laden in a US operation in Pakistan in 2011. According to the White House, this operation "caused no civilian casualties". The...
MI6 chief says Russian spying capability has been halved
Global Concerns, Espionage, Russia

MI6 chief says Russian spying capability has been halved

The expulsion of agents and the arrest of several spies disguised as civilians across the continent "probably halved Russia's ability to spy in Europe," the M16 official said. The head of the British intelligence agency MI6, Richard Moore, said this Friday that the Russian espionage capacity in Europe has been halved after the expulsion of more than 400 agents. In a speech during the Security Forum held in Aspen, Colorado, quoted this Friday by CNN, Moore assured that it is because of this that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is “losing strength”. The expulsion of agents and the arrest of several spies disguised as civilians across the continent "probably halved Russia's ability to spy in Europe," he added. Source: With Agencies
Lavrov walks out of G20 summit after being ignored by Western ministers
Global Concerns, Russia, Russia & Caucasus

Lavrov walks out of G20 summit after being ignored by Western ministers

The tension between Russia and the West has manifested itself in many ways and this is one of the most recent episodes. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, left the G20 summit after being ignored by the other ministers present at the event, advances the newspaper, Der Spiegel. According to the publication, the ministers participating in the meeting, which takes place this Friday in Indonesia, refused to take a photo with the Russian diplomat and decided to openly ignore him. The German newspaper also adds that, as a form of protest, the countries that belong to the G7 did not participate in the usual fraternization dinner. https://twitter.com/Flash43191300/status/1545316656808853504 Sorce: With Agencies
Von der Leyen and Guterres close week with meeting in New York
Global Concerns, Europe, European Union

Von der Leyen and Guterres close week with meeting in New York

The President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, and nine commissioners will participate, between Thursday and Friday, in a "work retreat" in New York with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and other senior officials of the United Nations. United. In a statement, the community executive explains that in this unprecedented meeting, which "raises the European Union (EU)-UN partnership to another level", the European Commission and the United Nations will discuss "the main challenges faced by the multilateral order and the priority areas of action in the current international context, in particular, Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine". Also according to Brussels, the Commission and the UN will discuss "how the EU-UN partnership can help address decisively ...
Because we have an increasingly drier Iberian Peninsula: the Azores anticyclone is to blame, study finds
Global Concerns, Europe, European Union

Because we have an increasingly drier Iberian Peninsula: the Azores anticyclone is to blame, study finds

The Azores anticyclone is expanding, according to an article published in the scientific journal 'Nature Geoscience', which is causing a greater drought in this area - summers were already hot and arid but wet winters tended to decrease in recent decades, something that has become more frequent. So are we 'doomed' to drought? The study, led by Caroline Ummenhofer, a researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in Massachusetts, United States, modeled what happened to the Azores anticyclone in the last 1,200 years: according to the authors, the phenomenon began to cover a growing area two years ago. centuries, when greenhouse gas levels skyrocketed, although it became more pronounced in the 20th century. Geochemical indicators of precipitation levels in recent centuries link ...
Global Warming: Collapse of glaciers, like the one that killed several people in Italy, will be more frequent in the coming years, experts warn
Global Concerns

Global Warming: Collapse of glaciers, like the one that killed several people in Italy, will be more frequent in the coming years, experts warn

The continuous increase in the temperature of the planet Earth is causing the melting of giant blocks of ice that have been frozen for hundreds and even thousands of years. In the times ahead, such events should become more frequent. This Sunday, parts of a glacier broke off from the Marmolada mountain, in the Italian Alps, causing a landslide that caused the death of six people and the disappearance of dozens. Cited by 'The Guardian', Walter Milan, from Italy's alpine rescue agency, explains that, in recent days, the Alps have recorded temperatures of 10 degrees centigrade, which is "extremely hot" for that region. That same organism predicts that the glacier will cease to exist in the next 30 years. In turn, glacier specialist Poul Christoffersen, from the University of Cambridge, in...