Monkeypox spreads as France, Belgium and Germany Detect First Cases

Fourth EstateA man shows his hands, which have a characteristic monkeypox rash | CDC

France, Belgium, and Germany reported their first cases of monkeypox after Australia, and several European and North American nations reported detecting the disease endemic in parts of Africa.  French health authorities confirmed a monkeypox case in Paris, while the German …

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Biden Arrives in South Korea for First Stop in Asia Visit

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and United States (US) President Joe Biden toured a Samsung Electronics chip plant together on Friday as part of the latter’s first stop in his visit to Asia. A fact sheet released by the White …

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Iran and Russia Vow to Deepen Bilateral Ties

Iran and Russia on Friday agreed to further cement their bilateral ties and accelerate cooperation in different fields between the two countries. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov stressed the …

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Russian McDonalds Arm to Rebrand

Fourth EstateRussian McDonald's | Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose

McDonald’s will sell its restaurants in Russia to businessman Alexander Govor and rebrand under a new name in June. McDonald’s will keep its 850 chains of restaurants, jobs, connections with most suppliers, and menus. Govor has been a McDonald’s licensee …

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Sri Lankan Police Arrest 2 MPs for Allegedly Instigating Mob Violence

Fourth EstateRiot Aftermath | Image by Fajrul Falah from Pixabay

Sri Lankan officials said police arrested two lawmakers on Wednesday for allegedly instigating mob violence that killed nine people and led the country into days of unrest.  “There is direct evidence against the two MPs, and that is why they …

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Egyptian Actor Samir Sabri Dies At 85

Fourth EstateSamir Sabri | Courtesy Muscat International Film Festival

Prominent Egyptian actor and entertainer, Samir Sabri died at the age of 85 after a prolonged illness. Sabri’s Syndicate board member Ehab Fahmy announced his death early Friday and said all arrangements have been made for Sabri’s funeral ceremony. Sabri …

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Turkey Urges International Cooperation To Tackle Migration Crisis

Fourth EstateTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu | UN

Turkey has called for a joint international cooperation to coordinate efforts to tackle the unprecedented refugee crises. “Migration is a global challenge and Turkey is hosting the world’s largest refugee population since 2014,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. In …

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Figures Show That EU Population Dipped Due to COVID

Recent official statistics revealed that the population of the European Union is declining due to lives lost during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. According to Eurostat’s annual Demography of Europe report, the number of people living in the 27-country bloc declined …

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Taiwan Donates $1m to Estonian Refugee Council

Taiwan donated $1 million to the Estonian Refugee Council (ERC), which would support displaced Ukrainians who have fled to Estonia. ERC, in a report by Eesti Rahvusringhääling – Estonian Public Broadcasting, announced that it has inked a cooperation agreement with …

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Russia to Cut Finland Gas on Saturday

Fourth Estate"Russia" on a section of gas pipe on Nord Stream 2

Gasum, Finland’s state-owned gas wholesaler announced that Russia will stop delivering gas supplies starting Saturday. “On the afternoon of Friday, May 20, Gazprom Export informed Gasum that natural gas supplies to Finland under Gasum’s supply contract will be cut on …

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