Book shows countries that disappeared and left only stamps to tell the story – 8/21/2021 – World

Having a territory, a population and a government, in addition to functioning independently, are the classic criteria of international law to define a state. Others more down-to-earth include having your own beer, an airline, and a football team. Norwegian writer Bjorn Berge added another way of defining a country: having had a cachet. This is … Read more

Former Bolivian president receives emergency treatment for “self-harm” in prison – 21/08/2021 – World

Former Bolivia interim president Jeanine Áñez tried to injure herself in the cell where she is being held and ended up with “scratches” on her arm, but her health is stable, said on Saturday ( 21 years old) a government minister Luis Arce. “I regret to inform the Bolivian people that Ms. Jeanine Áñez attempted … Read more

Israel fights 4th wave of Covid with 3rd dose and seeks those who hesitate to take 1st and 2nd – 08/21/2021 – World

Israel faces a severe fourth wave of Covid-19 after the arrival of the delta variant in early July. A month and a half later, the country faces a significant increase in the number of infected people, hospitalizations and deaths, even with one of the highest vaccination rates in the world: almost 60% of the population. … Read more

Greece builds 40 km wall to prevent entry of Afghan refugees – 21/08/2021 – World

Greece has installed a 40 km and surveillance system on its border with Turkey, amid concerns about the increase in the number of migrants from Afghanistan. “We cannot passively wait for the possible impact,” Greek Minister for Citizen Protection Michalis Chrisochoidis said during a visit to the Evros region on Friday (20). “Our borders will … Read more

US withdrawal from Afghanistan sounds alarm bells and whistles attention to China – 8/21/21 – World

The US withdrawal after 20 years of war in Afghanistan has not only prompted the return to power of the Taliban and the scenes of desperation of people attempting to flee Kabul, ready to die by clinging to planes as they take off. There was widespread concern among US allies about Washington’s reliability, publicly visible … Read more

Twenty years separate the fall of bodies in New York and Kabul, united by terrible coincidences – 21/08/2021 – World

Twenty years separate the images of September 11 from recent videos from Kabul airport. What unites them is American history and a few morbid coincidences. On September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack shook New York by demolishing the Twin Towers, the main obelisks of American power. Glazed on televisions, we follow live the clouds of … Read more

Taliban number 2 arrives in Kabul to negotiate government formation – 8/21/21 – World

Co-founder of the Taliban and now considered number 2 in the factional hierarchy, Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Kabul on Saturday (21) and is expected to lead negotiations for the formation of a government structure for the fundamentalist Islamic group, which has regained power in Afghanistan this year. Mullah Baradar, who was captured by security … Read more

According to the study, women scientists only occupy 2% of management positions in Brazil – 08/20/2021 – Mônica Bergamo

A survey by the British Council, a not-for-profit organization in the United Kingdom, shows that women hold only 2% of political leadership positions in science and technology in Brazil, despite the majority among undergraduate and postgraduate students. The study, based on data from CNPq and Inep, still shows that they represent 51% of the authors … Read more