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77% of people affected by conflict have lost their income to viruses: study

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia More than three-quarters of displaced and conflict-affected people have lost incomes since the coronavirus pandemic began, a humanitarian group said in a new report on Monday. The Norwegian Refugee Council’s report, titled Downward Spiral: The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Refugees and Displaced Persons, states that a survey is being conducted in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, …

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Report warns COVID-19 is pushing the world’s poorest into a downward spiral | Voice of america

GENEVA – New research by the Norwegian Refugee Council has shown that the economic impact of COVID-19 is driving refugees and displaced persons in conflict situations into a hunger, homeless and educational crisis. The Downward Spiral report interviewed 1,400 people in 14 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Afghanistan in Central Asia. These countries (Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, …

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Biden calls Trump’s US Supreme Court “abuse of power” »Capital News

Philadelphia, USA, September 21 – The hopeful Joe Biden of the White House described Donald Trump’s efforts to fill a position on the Supreme Court less than two months before the US presidential election as an “abuse of power,” as some members of the President’s own party also objected. The prospect of an accelerated Senate confirmation has sparked an angry …

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Trump says the Supreme Court candidate will be a woman

US President Donald Trump has announced next week to appoint a woman to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, escalating a political battle over her successor. The 87-year-old Ginsburg died on Friday, a few weeks before the presidential election. Mr Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden insists that the decision on her replacement should wait until after the …

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WeChat: Judge Blocks US Attempts To Ban Chinese Apps Downloading

Image rights Reuters A judge has blocked an attempt by the US government to ban the Chinese messaging and payment app WeChat. US Judge Laurel Beeler said the ban raised serious issues related to the first amendment to the constitution and guaranteed freedom of speech. The Department of Commerce had announced a bar for WeChat that will appear in US …

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TikTok ban: ByteDance receives Trump Nod to avoid a shutdown in the US

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was backing a deal of principle that would allow TikTok to continue operating in the US, even if that appeared to contradict its earlier order that China’s ByteDance divest the video app. ByteDance tried to avoid cracking down on TikTok after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced on Friday that it would block …

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US prohibits TikTok downloads using WeChat from Sunday

world USA ban TikTok downloads, use WeChat from Sunday Friday, September 18, 2020, 4:28 p.m. With AFP US President Donald Trump. PHOTO | NMG The US on Friday ordered a ban on downloading the popular Chinese video app TikTok and using the messaging and payment platform WeChat. They threaten national security. The move, set to be implemented on Sunday, comes …

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Amina comes one step closer to top position in the WTO

The Ambassador of the Sports Cabinet, Ambassador Amina Mohammed, is one of five candidates who have reached the next level in the race to become Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Amina (pictured) made it from a short list of eight candidates for the influential position that remained vacant after Roberto Azevedo’s departure in August. Others who have …

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