The stories, published in the Guardian and in partner media outlets around the world on Sunday and Monday, revealed details of hundreds of verified Indian phone numbers that appear in leaked records of numbers.
In a statement, the opposition Congress party accused the Modi government of being the “deployer and executor” of a “spying racket”.
The clash did not result in all-out declarations of war, but pledges of de-escalation and multiple rounds of failed military talks have instead been overshadowed by a year of troop, artillery and infrastructure buildup.
While Indian army officers say they cannot match the high-tech Chinese infrastructure, they at times admitted to copying their way of living.
The chapters are: 1. Seize Power (Hitler), 2. Crush Your Rivals (Saddam), 3. Reign through Terror (Idi Amin), 4. Control the Truth (Stalin), 5. Create a New Society (Gaddafi), 6. Rule Forever (Kim Il-sung and family). afr.com/life-and-luxur…
Idi Amin was nicknamed “Big Daddy” or “the gentle giant”, before he revealed his true nature, which resulted in the disappearances of about 300,000 Ugandans.
Colonel Gaddafi came to power on a wave of popularity and a platform of genuine reform. He would remain in charge for 42 years, growing steadily more quixotic and brutal, until he literally died in a ditch.
In contrast with the U.S. states that have explicitly banned vaccination mandates or passports, the European Union is using digital covid certificates, with scannable QR codes that quickly show if someone has been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid-19.
As in Greece and Italy, vaccination would become mandatory for health workers in France by fall. Most everyone else here would still be in a position to decline vaccines.
”The 1990s were the glory days of the Russian gangsters, and since then, under Putin, gangsterism on the streets has given way to kleptocracy in the state.“ theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/…
In the 1990s, everything was up for grabs, and the new vory reached out with both hands.
State assets were privatized, businesses forced to pay for protection, and as the iron curtain fell, Russian gangsters crashed out into the rest of the world.
The thieves emerged in tsarist times, but it was the Soviet camps that forged their subculture – Galeotti wittily refers to it as a “gangster archipelago” – as mafiosi from around the country got to know each other, exchanging methods and contacts.
The system, which operated between 1831 and 1996, removed about 150,000 indigenous children from their families and brought them to Christian residential schools run on behalf of the federal government.
Indigenous children had their long hair, which often had spiritual significance for them, cut upon arrival and were forbidden from speaking their native languages. Students were given European names and, often, numbers and uniforms.
While the country's average annual income is 32,189 yuan ($5,030; £3,560), or around 2,682 yuan per month, Beijing has also become home to more billionaires than any other city in the world.
For the rich to blatantly show off their assets is thus instantly seen as tone deaf. While this is common for most nations with an income inequality problem, China is in a uniquely awkward position, experts say.
The intensifying global race is a challenge for Japan. China and South Korea rapidly eroded the country's dominance of the market for lithium-ion batteries. Determined to avoid a repeat, Japan's government is spearheading the commercialization of the latest battery technology.
Techno System Research says China and South Korea accounted for more than 70% of total shipments of automotive batteries in 2020. China's Contemporary Amperex Technology, or CATL, held a 26% share, and LG Chem controlled 23%.
Los Angeles magazine alleges a pattern of behavior in which Ali got close to these influential figures, became an integral part of their inner circle, and, in one case, moved into their home before overstaying his welcome. thedailybeast.com/twitter-supers…
Though he has insinuated that he’s the scion of a wealthy Iranian family, public records show that he’s encountered a slew of financial hardships. He’s been evicted from multiple residences, defaulted on several loans, and has racked up tens of thousands of dollars in tax liens.
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Tech workers have been complaining about it for years, but many fear the situation has become worse, not better, due to pressure from the coronavirus pandemic, which has created an even tighter job market.
Writing on WeChat in early 2019, Zhu Ning, founder and chief executive of e-commerce firm Youzan said, “If you feel no pressure working at a company, you should leave because your employer is dying.”
Indonesia inching closer to Beijing, if South China Sea doesn’t ‘blow up’ - South China Morning Post scmp.com/week-asia/poli…
Ple Priatna, a former Indonesian diplomat who served in Beijing and Brussels, said that the dialogue could speed up Chinese investment in the country and that President Joko Widodo’s top envoy, Luhut, would play a coordinating role for the various Indonesian ministries.
Last year China was the second biggest foreign investor (after Singapore) in Indonesia, with US$4.8 billion in realised investments in over 3,000 projects, according to Indonesia’s investment ministry.
“The Mexicans came from the Indians, the Brazilians came from the jungle, but we Argentines came from the ships. And they were ships that came from Europe,” Fernández said, referring to the many European migrants who arrived in the country.
Eduardo Bolsonaro, a congressman and the Brazilian president’s son, slammed the comments as “racist” and shot a retort back at Argentina over its troubled economy, in recession since 2018.
With South Africa's police force lacking capacity to manage in a country of over 59 million and where crime and violence is rife, the private security industry is booming. However, experts warn some security firms operate in a grey area of lawfulness (AFP)
The private security sector in South Africa is growing rapidly, providing jobs to over two million people in the African nation that sees unemployment at over 32%.
More than two decades after the country democratized, a sense of insecurity persists in daily life in South Africa, and access to the public good of security has remained astonishingly unequal.
India’s annual GDP growth tumbled from 8.3% in 2016 to 4.2% in 2019. It contracted by 7.3% in 2020–2021 and the 2021 GDP forecast has been downgraded by around 17% — the worst among the G20 countries. japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2021/0…
The continuing legal fight with Vodafone over retrospective tax claims has eroded investor confidence. The GST suffered from design flaws and was badly implemented. The voodoo economics of demonetization was a disaster.