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UK to ban Iran Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organization – Daily Telegraph
Britain will formally declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organisation, the Daily Telegraph reported on Monday, citing sources, after arresting seven people with links to Britain over anti-government protests. The move is due to be announced within weeks and is backed by British Security Secretary Tom Tugendhat, Family Secretary of State Suella Braverman, the report said.
Tens of thousands watch the remains of former Pope Benedict
Thousands of people poured into St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday to pay their respects to former Pope Benedict XVI, whose body was left without papal paraphernalia ahead of his funeral this week. Benedict, a hero to conservative Catholics longing for a return to a more traditional church, died on Saturday at the age of 95 at the secluded Vatican monastery where he had lived since 2013, when he became the first Christian in 600 years Pope who resigned.
Brazilian markets tumble on Lula’s first day in office
Brazil markets deliver dismal verdict for leftist President Luis Inacio Lula On Monday, da Silva’s first day in office, he pledged to prioritize social issues and ordered a budget extension for fuel tax exemptions.
Lula’s decision to extend the fuel tax exemption, which would deprive the finance ministry of 52.9 billion reais ($9.9 billion) in annual revenue, was a sharp rebuke from his finance minister, Fernando Haddad, head of the Workers’ Party (PT). A loyal supporter of , has said it will not be extended.
Some people in China resume normal activities after COVID infection
Some people in Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan resumed normal activities on Monday despite the cold and rising cases of COVID-19 infections, raising the prospect of a boost to the economy as more people recover from the infection. Among those who gathered for sledding or ice skating on the frozen lake at the capital’s Shichahai Lake Park, some were optimistic about China’s opening after it lifted strict “zero COVID” measures on Dec. 7 to adopt a strategy of co-existing with the virus Virus.
Bolivian farm areas block borders, food shipments as protests lead to clashes
Protesters in Bolivia’s agricultural region of Santa Cruz are blocking highways leading into the province, threatening to impede domestic shipments of grain and food, as anger builds after the arrest of local governor Luis Camacho. The region, a stronghold of the conservative opposition against socialist President Luis Arce, has now entered its sixth day of protests, with thousands taking to the streets and overnight clashes with armed fireworks and burning cars.
Brazil bid farewell to the “King of Football” the first 24 hours wake up
sports giants brazilian seaside city of santos the first synonymous with footballing brilliance during a illustrious club career, began Monday by getting up 24 hours a day to say goodbye to its heroes. Mourners line up for Pele’s body in the middle of the pitch at the Villabel Miro stadium, home of Santos FC. the first died Thursday at the age of 82 after a battle with colon cancer.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un fires second military official
North Korea has fired Park Jong-chun, its second-most senior military official after leader Kim Jong-un, state media reported. Park Pu, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission and secretary of the party’s Central Committee, was replaced by Ri Yong Gil at the committee’s annual meeting last week, KCNA said on Sunday.
Top Biden aide plans Israel trip as right-wing coalition takes power – sources
U.S. President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jack Sullivan, plans to visit Israel this month after the formation of a new government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a White House official said on Monday. The meeting in Israel comes as Netanyahu’s new alliance with ultranationalists has White House officials worried about the prospect of worsening Israeli-Palestinian relations. Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants during clashes near the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on Monday, Palestinian sources said.
biden says us No discussion of nuclear drills with South Korea
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that the United States had not discussed joint nuclear exercises with South Korea, contradicting comments made by the South Korean president amid heightened tensions with North Korea.South Korean President Yoon Hek-yeol has said Seoul and Washington are discussing possible joint drills us nuclear assets, while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has branded South Korea an “undoubted enemy”.
Russia says dozens of its soldiers killed in attack in eastern Ukraine
Russia’s admission that dozens of its soldiers were killed in one of the deadliest attacks of the war in Ukraine has prompted demands from Russian nationalist bloggers that commanders be punished for placing soldiers next to ammunition depots. In a rare disclosure, the Russian Defense Ministry said 63 soldiers were killed in a violent New Year’s Eve explosion that destroyed a former vocational college in the twin city of Makiivka, the capital of Donetsk, the regional capital of Russia-occupied eastern Ukraine. temporary barracks.
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