lunes, octubre 26, 2020

Bangkok’s ‘motorcycle mamas’ roar into men’s world

Thailand's capital is well-known for its grid-locked roads. During Bangkok's intense rush hour, only the city's army of motorcycle taxi drivers keep things moving. Women, deprived of other economic opportunities and...

Iran Sees New Surge in Virus Cases After Reopening Country

When Iran began to reopen late last month, commuters packed subways and buses, young people lined up for takeout hamburgers and pizza, and traffic snarled highways. Shoppers crowded the traditional bazaars...

John Oliver has a beautiful solution to the many sports being postponed due to...

Other than countless hours of Netflix, what are we supposed to watch in order to fill the yawning, sports-shaped hole currently in our lives? Well, John Oliver thinks he has a solution. But...

Despite Vast Oil Reserves, Venezuela Smuggling Gasoline From Colombia, Brazil

Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, years of mismanagement and theft have led Venezuela to a bizarre turn of events. Gasoline is so scarce in the country that, in recent...

North Korea launches two possible ‘ballistic missiles’ into sea, Japan says.

North Korea fired two projectiles, which Japanese authorities said appeared to be ballistic missiles, into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Oct. 31, according to the Japanese coast guard and South Korea’s...

Iran, Russia Take Aim at US Military Presence Near Syrian Oilfields.

Iran and Russia on Tuesday condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to maintain a military presence near oil fields in northeastern Syria, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying any exploitation...

Turkey may launch operation in Syria if Kurdish forces fail to leave border area...

Turkey and Russia will begin joint patrolling in Syria on Friday, according to the Turkish president. MOSCOW, October 30. /TASS/. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday his country could launch...

Riots, vandalism follow Pinera’s cabinet reshuffle in Chile, new calls for protest.

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Tear gas lingered in the air in downtown Santiago on Tuesday as Chilean commuters made their way to work following another night of fire, looting and riots, in...

18 dead after gunmen attack Iraqi protestors.

At least 18 Iraqis died and hundreds more were wounded after masked gunmen opened fire on protesters in Karbala early Tuesday morning, reports the Associated Press. Why it matters: Over 250 Iraqis have died...

Russia casts doubt on US claim of ISIL chieftain Baghdadi’s death.

While Russia still has no independent confirmation that US forces have killed ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Donald Trump is due credit if they did, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry...