Global Concerns

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...
Nearly 700 trafficking victims freed in Interpol global operation
Global Concerns

Nearly 700 trafficking victims freed in Interpol global operation

Operation 'Weka II' resulted in the arrest of 88 alleged human traffickers and 83 migrant smugglers. The arrests "show the breadth and value of global operations," says Interpol. Nearly 700 victims were freed and 300 detainees were the result of a global operation against trafficking in persons carried out this month in 44 countries and coordinated by Interpol, announced the international police network. Operation 'Weka II' took place between the 12th and 17th and resulted in the arrest of 88 alleged human traffickers and 83 migrant smugglers, Interpol detailed in a statement released this Wednesday. Police made a further 100 arrests for crimes such as forgery of documents or trafficking in weapons and drugs, and highlighted the “polycriminal” nature of organized crime groups. Among ...
G7 to send clear message to Russia ahead of NATO summit
Global Concerns

G7 to send clear message to Russia ahead of NATO summit

G7 leaders will launch a clear message today in response to Russia, at the end of a meeting dominated by the war against Ukraine, with eyes on Madrid and the opening of the NATO summit. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the seven great powers, said that with the start of the invasion of the neighboring country, Moscow had entered a "point of no return" with the international community. Within hours of that statement, G7 leaders condemned the "abominable war crime" against the commercial center of the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. "We will not rest until Russia puts an end to its brutal and senseless war," he warned in a statement released in Elmau, the Bavarian castle where the summit is taking place. De Elmau was assured that the G7 will s...
Philippines and India lead sea pollution
Global Concerns

Philippines and India lead sea pollution

Philippines, India, and China are some of the countries that most pollute the oceans with plastic waste. This debris accounts for about 80 percent of marine pollution, but it's not the only one. Chemicals, particles, metals, and invisible biological toxins have a major impact on the health of the seas. It is estimated that between 4.8 to 12.7 million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. According to Science Advances, a 2017 study found that 80% of mismanaged plastic came mostly from five Asian countries: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The most up-to-date results reveal that 2021 did not bring major changes. Since 1950, humans will have produced more than eight billion tons of plastic, more than half of which has ended up in landfills. About 9% was recyc...
War in Ukraine: 4 months later, find out who wins and who loses in the world
Global Concerns

War in Ukraine: 4 months later, find out who wins and who loses in the world

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the general rule that differentiates the winners from the losers in the economic field is how dependent they were on energy, food, and minerals supplied by the two warring countries. The winners are those that can gain market share by replacing the supply of these raw materials that Russia and Ukraine have failed to provide, either by blockade or by economic sanctions. In the geopolitical field, there are some unexpected winners and one certainty: new investments will seek democracies with institutional quality, to the detriment of autocracies in which a leader decides the country's destiny, as in Vladimir Putin's Russia. Almost all countries lose the battle of inflation and, in the fight with high-interest rates, they run the risk of turning the ...