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Kremlin's behavior shows their weakness

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said that the Kremlin's behavior in suppressing opposition protests shows the weakness of the authorities. "The way in which the Russian authorities have begun to arrest and use violence against those who have come to demonstrate peacefully in support of... read more .

14 people in Estonia have fallen ill with coronavirus after vaccination

Altogether 14 people, or 0.07 percent of the total number of those vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine, have been registered in Estonia who developed symptoms of COVID-19 or whose PCR test returned a positive result on up to the 15th day from receiving the first dose of the vaccine, Postimees reported.  Read more .

Court says Shell Nigeria must pay farmers compensation for lost livelihoods

Shell Nigeria can be held liable for oil leaks which have ruined farmland and must pay compensation to four farmers, appeal court judges have ruled in The Hague. Parent company Royal Dutch Shell is not responsible for the... read more . Shell Nigeria can be held liable for oil leaks which have ruined farmland and must pay compensation to four farmers, appeal court judges have ruled in The Hague. Parent company Royal Dutch Shell is not responsibl Shell Nigeria can be held liable for oil leaks which have ruined farmland and must pay compensation to four farmers, appeal court judges have ruled in The Hague. Parent company Royal Dutch Shell is not responsible for the https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/01/shell-nigeria-must-pay-farmers-compensation-for-lost-livelihoods-dutch-judges/

Dutch will reopen primary schools and daycare on February 8, minister confirms

Education minister Arie Slob confirmed on Sunday that primary schools and daycare centres will reopen as planned on February 8, but that secondary schools and after-school clubs will remain closed.  Read more. Education minister Arie Slob confirmed on Sunday that primary schools and daycare centres will reopen as planned on February 8, but that secondary schools and after-school clubs will remain closed. Read more at DutchNews.nl: Education minister Arie Slob confirmed on Sunday that primary schools and daycare centres will reopen as planned on February 8, but that secondary schools and after-school clubs will remain closed. Read more at DutchNews.nl: Education minister Arie Slob confirmed on Sunday that primary schools and daycare centres will reopen as planned on February 8, but that secondary schools and Education minister Arie Slob confirmed on Sunday that primary schools and daycare centres will reopen as planned on February 8, but that secondary schools and after-school

An Archeologist’s Guide to Beer Cans

In 1993, David Maxwell noticed a troubling shortage of foolproof guides for dating beer cans. In an effort to fill that void, the archeologist, who has collected over 4,500 antique beer cans throughout his life, compiled a handy field-identification guide meant to assist researchers in pinpointing “changes in major and... read more .

French tourists escape to Madrid

As a possible third lockdown hovers in the air in France, several thousand French people have fled to Madrid to enjoy restaurants, museums, cinemas and theatres, finding refuge in one of the last European cities to be spared severe Covid-19 restrictions.  Read more .

Cicely Tyson, pioneer for Black women on screen, dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, known for her portrayal of strong Black women on screen, has passed away at the age of 96. Tyson's career of seven decades in Hollywood included films like Sounder and The Hel p. "With a heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy," said Larry Thompson, the manager of Tyson. Read more.  

Pelosi slams GOP on Greene: 'The enemy is within'

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday hammered House GOP leaders for putting Rep. Marjorie Greene on the Education Committee, just as revelations have emerged that the Georgia Republican has questioned the veracity of deadly school shootings around the country. "It is absolutely appalling, and I think that the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard that they have for the death of those children," Pelosi told... read more .

If We Don't Pass H.R. 1, 'We Are F*cked as a Nation'

 1 - 6-2021 is not a collection of numbers that evokes visions of an American democratic republic in vibrant good health. A violent insurrection will do that. But we should also have a look at another number: $14 billion . That's the pile of cash that the Center for Responsive Politics estimates was spent trying to influence the 2020 elections. That's more than twice as much as was spent in 2016. Billions of it took the form of so-called "dark money," where donors route their money through... read more .

Son Tipped Off F.B.I. About His Father, Who Is Charged in Capitol Riot

Two days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Jackson Reffitt’s father, Guy W. Reffitt, returned to the family’s home in Texas. He told his son that he had stormed the Capitol, according to an F.B.I. affidavit. Then his father leveled a threat: If Jackson, 18, reported him to the police, he would have no choice but to do his “duty” for his country and “do what he had to do.”  Read more.  

Biden freezes giant UAE jet package, Saudi arms for review

US President Joe Biden's administration has temporarily frozen for review a massive package of F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates and arms to Saudi Arabia, officials said Wednesday. The nearly week-old administration has already signaled it plans to end support for the Saudi-led, UAE-backed offensive in Yemen, which is facing a humanitarian catastrophe.  Read more .