Wednesday 10 August 2022 (04:00 GMT)

Wednesday 10 August 2022 (04:00 GMT)

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US TRUMP

The FBI search of Trump’s house keeps US politics in suspense

Miami/Washington (EFE).- The search carried out by the FBI this Monday at Donald Trump’s residence in Florida, for which no official explanation has yet been given, is keeping United States politics in suspense, waiting for the bottom .The former President is under investigation and what the consequences of this case will be for him. The Federal Bureau of Investigation still hasn’t explained why it sent its agents yesterday to search Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach, Florida club where Trump’s residence is located, despite US media refer to searches of official documents, classified among them, that the former President irregularly took from the White House. Meanwhile, the White House asserted that President Joe Biden was unaware of the raid and had no knowledge of it through the media, stressing that this investigation was “independent.”

TAIWAN CRISIS

Taiwan tests its defenses as China indefinitely extends maneuvers

Beijing (EFE).- Taiwan on Tuesday began war maneuvers to test its defense capabilities against China, which has been stationing military forces around the island for almost a week in retaliation for the visit of the President of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. The Asian giant held unprecedented live fire and missile launch military exercises in seven areas around Taiwan on the 4th, a day after Pelosi’s trip, and although they were due to end last Sunday, they have already been extended for two more days.

NATO ENLARGEMENT

Biden confirms US support for Finland and Sweden joining NATO

Washington (EFE).- The President of the United States, Joe Biden, confirmed on Tuesday his country’s support for Finland and Sweden joining NATO, assuring that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had failed to “split” the alliance . , but to strengthen it and that it is “more united than ever”. At a White House ceremony last week where he signed the documents with the support of the United States, Biden wryly commented on the fact that Putin “wants to federalize NATO but has achieved ‘NATOization’ of Finland and Sweden.”

WAR SITUATION IN UKRAINE

Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in the middle of the hurricane

Moscow/Lviv (EFE).- Tensions surrounding the Russian army-controlled Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, the largest in Europe, have brought to light the enormous risk of escalating fighting in the south of the country region that Russia, like Donbass, wants to annex ( East). “Air defense measures are being stepped up,” Zaporizhia’s pro-Russian leader Yevgueni Balitski said today, referring to the situation at the plant, which has six reactors and more than 1,200 tons of nuclear fuel.

ISRAEL PALESTINE

Israel kills wanted Palestinian militant in Nablus raid

Jerusalem (EFE).- The Israeli army today killed Palestinian militiaman Ibrahim Nabulsi, a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah’s political movement, during a raid in the city of Nablus that left two others dead . Palestinians and 40 were injured. “Nabulsi is suspected of carrying out a series of shootings against civilians and soldiers in the Nablus area, including shootings at the tomb of Joseph,” a holy site for Jews frequently visited by settlers, a military spokesman confirmed.

ELECTIONS IN KENYA

Kenya votes in peace in general elections with moderate turnout

Nairobi (EFE).- Kenyans took to the streets on Tuesday to elect a new president, in close elections held relatively calmly on a cold day when turnout was lower than in previous elections. About 22.1 million registered voters – out of a total population of about 55 million – were called to the polls today. Of the four presidential candidates, two have a real chance of winning: ex-Prime Minister Raila Odinga (77), at the head of the coalition Azimio La Umoja (Aspiration for Unity, in Swahili), and Vice President William Ruto (55), who is leading the Coalition leading Kenya Kwanza (Kenya First).

Smallpox USA

New vaccination method will quintuple doses of monkeypox in the US

Washington (EFE).- US health officials are hoping that a new method of administering the monkeypox vaccine, which received emergency use authorization this Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will quintuple the amount of vaccine available in the country. The new method consists of administering two doses of the vaccine intradermally, which together require only a fifth of the total amount of compound normally used to vaccinate patients.

MEXICO CHILDHOOD

Unicef: Migration, violence and education are upcoming challenges in Mexico

Mexico City (EFE) .- Migration, violence and educational delays, problems that have worsened among girls and boys in Mexico with the Covid-19 pandemic, are the main challenges and lines of action for Unicef, which presented its annual report this Tuesday , which they believe to be the future of the country. “These are three fundamental issues related to the protection of minors and children in Mexico,” said Peter Grohmann, United Nations resident coordinator in Mexico, at the presentation of the document.

AMAZON INDIGENOUS DAY

Tribal peoples begin countdown to protect 80% of the Amazon by 2025

Quito (EFE).- The indigenous peoples of the Amazon started a countdown on Tuesday to demand that the nine countries that share the Amazon basin and the rest of the international community protect and avoid 80% of the largest tropical forest on earth Deforestation is reaching an irreversible point. The Amazon 80×25 initiative began counting down from 1,239 days to ensure that the Amazon forest does not lose more than 20% to 25% of its current area, which would mean a point of no return. The launch of this initiative was carried out by the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), the Quito-based organization that brings together the 511 indigenous peoples, 66 of them in voluntary isolation, from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia. Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

COLOMBIA CONFLICT

In Colombia, everyone has used violence against democracy, says the commissioner

Bogotá (EFE).- Political violence has been used in Colombia “by everyone” to halt the advance of democracy and maintain privileges, while civilians have been the main victims of the armed conflict, which can only be ended through agreements between the parties involved the participation of the victims. This is one of the conclusions of the Truth Commission in analyzing the various conflicts that have ravaged Colombia and in which the state, guerrillas, drug traffickers and paramilitaries have been actively involved.

COLOMBIA VENEZUELA

The Colombians are enthusiastic about the normalization on the border with Venezuela

Cúcuta (Colombia) (EFE).- There is excitement in the air on the Colombia-Venezuela border for the announced reopening of crossings between the department of Norte de Santander and the Venezuelan state of Táchira, which residents of the region see as a new beginning of bilateral relations . On the Simón Bolívar International Bridge, the main bridge of the four that connect the two countries in the Cúcuta region, Colombian workers wash the outside of the offices of the National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) with soap and water while a mason repairs and paints the Interior walls so that they will be like new when normality returns.

CUBA FIRE

The fire of the great industrial fire in Cuba begins to subside after 4 days

Matanzas (Cuba) (EFE).- The situation of the major fire at a tank farm in Matanzas (western Cuba) has taken a favorable turn on the fourth day since it erupted on Tuesday. Cuban authorities showed cautious optimism on the day after firefighting operations had all but ceased over the previous 24 hours following a series of powerful explosions in the area.

Issey Miyake

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has died at the age of 84

Tokyo (EFE).- The Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, known internationally for his creations that combine Japanese tradition with avant-garde materials and cuts, died last Friday of liver cancer, his studio announced today. Born in Hiroshima (West Japan). In 1938, Miyake trained his fashion design career in Europe and the United States before opening his studio in Tokyo in 1970 and beginning to exhibit on catwalks in Paris or New York, where he gained worldwide recognition. EFE

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