Brazilian Health Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19 in New York

Brazil’s government said that its Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for COVID-19 hours after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York with President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, September 22. Brazil’s communications ministry confirmed Queiroga’s condition in a …

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British Ministry of Defense Breach Puts Afghan Interpreters’ Lives in Danger

United Kingdom Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has started an investigation into a data breach that exposed the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters who served for the British military. More than 250 Afghans who had requested shelter in the …

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Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag Resigns Over Afghanistan Crisis

Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Sept. 16 after a majority of the Dutch parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis. The Dutch parliament voted 78 to 72 to pass a motion of censure against Kaag,. …

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KPMG Agrees to Pay $80.11 Million to Settle 1MDB Scandal

The Ministry of Finance in Malaysia announced on Thursday that Anglo-Dutch multinational audit firm KPMG has agreed to pay a total of 333 million ringgit ($80.11 million) in settlement to resolve all claims regarding its role in the 1Malaysia Development …

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France Grants Naturalization to about 12,000 Foreign Frontline Workers

France announced on Thursday that it has granted naturalization for 12,012 foreign workers who worked for the country’s front line amid the pandemic health crisis. Marlène Schiappa, the Minister Delegate for Citizenship, announced the citizenship admissions for the frontline workers …

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Russian Emergencies Minister Dies During Arctic Drills

Russia’s emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev has died Wednesday while attempting to save a filmmaker during training exercises in the Arctic city of Norilsk. “We regret to inform you that Zinichev tragically died while performing his official duties during inter-departmental drills …

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Indonesia’s Ex-Cabinet Minister Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison over COVID-19 Aid Fraud

Indonesia’s anti-corruption court on Monday sentenced a former social affairs minister to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of taking $1.2 million in bribes related to the government’s aid for impoverished families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. According …

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