Great Barrier Reef avoids UNESCO endangered list after lobbying efforts from Australia and 11 other countries

The Great Barrier Reef will not join the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) endangered heritage list, after Australia and 11 countries applied pressure on the organization to reconsider. … Read More >Great Barrier Reef avoids UNESCO endangered list after lobbying efforts from Australia and 11 other countries

Tikhanovskaya’s traveling Belarusian circus the latest example of failed Western ‘regime-change’-based policy in ex-Soviet Union

The West’s favorite Belarusian opposition figurehead, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has been in Washington, asking lawmakers to impose sanctions on her country, in a bid to overthrow its embattled veteran leader, Alexander Lukashenko. … Read More >Tikhanovskaya’s traveling Belarusian circus the latest example of failed Western ‘regime-change’-based policy in ex-Soviet Union

Ukrainian poet & professor ‘fired’ from university post after sparking wrath of far-right online over support for Russian language

A popular Ukrainian writer, translator and cultural studies academic has claimed she was dismissed from her job at one of the country’s top universities because of her “political dissent” and collaboration with Russian colleagues. … Read More >Ukrainian poet & professor ‘fired’ from university post after sparking wrath of far-right online over support for Russian language

‘Predatory & dangerous behavior’: Australian brand fined nearly $4 million over misleading advertising of ‘anti-viral’ activewear

The brand was fined AU$5 million (some $3.7 million) by the Federal Court of Australia on Friday. In addition to the fine, the company was ordered to publish corrective notices for its ill-fated ad campaign. … Read More >‘Predatory & dangerous behavior’: Australian brand fined nearly $4 million over misleading advertising of ‘anti-viral’ activewear

New South Wales premier sparks row with other Australian state leaders after requesting priority access to Covid-19 vaccines

A request to divert Covid-19 vaccines to Australia’s most afflicted state by the New South Wales premier has drawn the ire of other state leaders, who have turned down the call to readdress the country’s shot-sharing program. … Read More >New South Wales premier sparks row with other Australian state leaders after requesting priority access to Covid-19 vaccines

Australia’s New South Wales declares ‘national emergency’ as state enters stricter lockdown following 136 new Covid cases

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is headed for yet another week of lockdown, as it announced a “national emergency” on the heels of 136 new coronavirus infections – a daily record so far for 2021. … Read More >Australia’s New South Wales declares ‘national emergency’ as state enters stricter lockdown following 136 new Covid cases

Western campaign against Belarus runs risk of sparking ‘THIRD WORLD WAR’ says embattled leader Lukashenko, branding EU ‘crazy’

Sanctions & support for opposition movements from abroad is driving Europe down a dangerous path, Belarus’ long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko has claimed, in an explosive new broadside against the EU and its politicians. … Read More >Western campaign against Belarus runs risk of sparking ‘THIRD WORLD WAR’ says embattled leader Lukashenko, branding EU ‘crazy’

Faith-book? Users blast Facebook’s ‘creepy’ prayer tool after company admits it’s used to create personalized ads

Facebook has come under fire on social media for being “creepy” after admitting that its controversial new prayer feature uses data collected from the ‘thoughts and prayers’ of its more religious users to create personalized ads. … Read More >Faith-book? Users blast Facebook’s ‘creepy’ prayer tool after company admits it’s used to create personalized ads