Taiwan moves up to 32nd in Henley Passport Index

Taiwan moved up two spots to 32nd in the Henley Passport Index released Jan. 11 by London-headquartered citizenship and residency advisory firm Henley and Partners.   ROC (Taiwan) passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 145 countries and territories. This year’s HPI, based on data from Montreal-based International Air Transport Association, compared visa-free access … Continue reading “Taiwan moves up to 32nd in Henley Passport Index”

Zinc for Colds: In 1960s, This Bihar-Born Doctor First Revealed Its Benefits to Humans

We, in the 21st century, are facing the threat of multiple deadly diseases. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic different variants of the virus, types of fungi and other complications have made headlines. While the race to develop a vaccine was one that was met with a lot of trepidation it was still an … Continue reading “Zinc for Colds: In 1960s, This Bihar-Born Doctor First Revealed Its Benefits to Humans”

Ukraine’s Army Is Underfunded, Outgunned and Not on the Same Planet as Russia’s

Ukraine’s military is much stronger and better prepared than 2014, when it couldn’t resist Russia’s annexation of Crimea. [Half of the Ukrainian officers stationed in Crimea accepted to enter into the Russian military.] But a lack of weapons from the West and underspending at home has left its troops without even the deep stocks of … Continue reading “Ukraine’s Army Is Underfunded, Outgunned and Not on the Same Planet as Russia’s”

Finland Says It Reserves the Right to Join Anti-Russian Alliance

Finland states it has the right to join NATO any time it damn well pleases: Both Finland’s president, Sauli Niinisto, and prime minister, Sanna Marin, used new year addresses to underscore that the country reserved the option of seeking Nato membership at any time. “Let it be stated once again: Finland’s room to manoeuvre and … Continue reading “Finland Says It Reserves the Right to Join Anti-Russian Alliance”

DL E&C Wins KRW 1.6 trillion Russia Gas Chemical Plant Contract

Jan 03, 2022 DL E&C Wins KRW 1.6 trillion Russia Gas Chemical Plant Contract – Wins Russia’s largest natural gas development project, proving technological prowess and defeating advanced European competitors – Seeks highly profitable projects in Russia on back of engineering track records proven in the major global plant markets SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DL E&C … Continue reading “DL E&C Wins KRW 1.6 trillion Russia Gas Chemical Plant Contract”

Finland saw births increase by more the seven percent in 2021

According to Statistics Finland’s preliminary figures, the number of births in Finland increased by more than seven percent in 2021. Finland is well-known for its low birth rates, but in a surprise turn of events, births between January and November 2021 were up by 7.1% compared to the same period during 2021. In general, births … Continue reading “Finland saw births increase by more the seven percent in 2021”

EU Foreign Affairs Chief to Russia: “Only Winners” Can Make Demands

The EU should play an active role in the upcoming U.S.-Russia talks over security concerns around Ukraine, the bloc’s top diplomat told German media on Wednesday. “If Moscow, as announced, wants to talk about the security architecture in Europe and security guarantees from January, then this is not just a matter that concerns America and … Continue reading “EU Foreign Affairs Chief to Russia: “Only Winners” Can Make Demands”

Finlande, États-Unis, Belgique, capsule temporelle : les informations de la nuit

Omicron : la Finlande ferme ses frontières. Face à l’explosion des cas de contamination au nouveau variant, Helsinki a décidé mardi de n’autoriser l’entrée sur son territoire qu’aux voyageurs étrangers munis d’un test Covid-19 négatif et pouvant prouver une vaccination complète ou une infection passée, rapporte le site Helsinki Times. L’Organisation mondiale de la santé a … Continue reading “Finlande, États-Unis, Belgique, capsule temporelle : les informations de la nuit”

U.N. Power Broker Jeffrey Sachs Took Millions From the UAE to Research “Well-Being”

Starting in 2016, the men who run the United Arab Emirates went all-in on positivity. They installed a giant smiley face on the dome crowning a Dubai police station. They created a Ministry of Tolerance and a Ministry of Happiness, as if inspired by George Orwell. And they began funding research, bankrolling prominent global intellectuals to study … Continue reading “U.N. Power Broker Jeffrey Sachs Took Millions From the UAE to Research “Well-Being””

Delayed nuclear reactor in Finland finally activated

The Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland has finally started up its critical functions after initially being slated to open up in 2009, marking the country’s first commission of a new nuclear plant in over 40 years. Despite the reactor being activated, it’s not currently connected to the Finnish power grid, with roughly 25% production … Continue reading “Delayed nuclear reactor in Finland finally activated”

Nucléaire : l’EPR finlandais démarre avec 12 ans de retard

TVO, fournisseur d’électricité finlandais, a annoncé ce 21 décembre l’entrée en service du réacteur nucléaire de technologie EPR d’Olkiluoto en Finlande, douze ans après la date de mise en service prévue. Dans un communiqué, TVO, qui est l’opérateur du réacteur construit par le groupe français Areva, a précisé que la production d’électricité devait commencer à … Continue reading “Nucléaire : l’EPR finlandais démarre avec 12 ans de retard”

Rovaniemi : Immersion au cœur du village du père Noël très impacté par la covid 19

Où se trouve la maison du Père Noël ? Ils sont nombreux à ne pas en avoir la moindre idée. Si on peut lui envoyer une lettre avec une liste de cadeaux, il est également possible de visiter le papa des enfants le plus connu au monde. Huskies, rennes, ours blanc, moto-neige… Un monde féerique … Continue reading “Rovaniemi : Immersion au cœur du village du père Noël très impacté par la covid 19”

Moscou veut des négociations «immédiates» avec l’Alliance atlantique

Le président russe, Vladimir Poutine, a appelé hier à des négociations «immédiates» avec l’Organisation du traité de l’Atlantique nord (Otan) et les Etats-Unis sur les garanties à apporter à la Russie pour sa sécurité, rapporte l’AFP citant le Kremlin. «Vladimir Poutine a souligné la nécessité du lancement immédiat de négociations avec les Etats-Unis et l’Otan … Continue reading “Moscou veut des négociations «immédiates» avec l’Alliance atlantique”

Goodbye the Unipolar Moment. Take a Moment to Appreciate Just How Monumental Was the Putin-Biden Summit

Joe Biden to the media, courtesy of a White House transcript: We hope by Friday we’re going to be able to say and announce to you that we’re having meetings at a higher level, not just with us but with at least four of our major NATO Allies and Russia to discuss the future of … Continue reading “Goodbye the Unipolar Moment. Take a Moment to Appreciate Just How Monumental Was the Putin-Biden Summit”

Putin Wants “Immediate” Talks With NATO on Russia’s Security

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that he wants “immediate” talks with the United States and NATO over security guarantees, as tensions soar between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. The US and its allies have for weeks accused Russia of planning an invasion of its neighbour, warning of a massive coordinated sanctions response should … Continue reading “Putin Wants “Immediate” Talks With NATO on Russia’s Security”

Poutine souhaite des négociations «immédiates» avec l’OTAN sur la sécurité de la Russie

«Vladimir Poutine a souligné la nécessité du lancement immédiat de négociations avec les Etats-Unis et l’OTAN pour définir les garanties juridiques pour la sécurité de notre pays, afin d’exclure l’élargissement futur de l’Alliance à l’Est et le déploiement de systèmes d’armement menaçant la Russie en Ukraine et d’autres Etats voisins», a indiqué le Kremlin ce … Continue reading “Poutine souhaite des négociations «immédiates» avec l’OTAN sur la sécurité de la Russie”

Russia Publishes Its List of Demands for DC Empire

Editors note: There are two base demands: no more NATO members, and no missiles in countries neighbouring Russia. And four additional proposals: no border exercises, safety distances for warships and aircraft, a return of military-to-military talks, and no intermediate-range nukes in Europe. The Russians are citing the principle of “indivisible security” proclaimed by the 1975 … Continue reading “Russia Publishes Its List of Demands for DC Empire”

Website to Finland’s space-related projects recently launched

A new website dedicated to Finland’s space-related projects has recently been launched, the Finnish government has been announced. A collaboration between Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and Business Finland, the website will feature all of the country’s latest space projects and information about Finland’s space administration and international cooperation. “The space sector is … Continue reading “Website to Finland’s space-related projects recently launched”

La Chine, première puissance sportive de demain ?

Critiquée de toutes parts – à la fois pour le sort qu’elle réserve aux Ouïghours, pour sa remise au pas de Hongkong, pour la « dictature numérique » qu’elle a instaurée à l’intérieur de ses frontières, ou encore pour l’inquiétante affaire de la tenniswoman Peng Shuai –, la République populaire de Chine s’apprête à accueillir à Pékin … Continue reading “La Chine, première puissance sportive de demain ?”

Finland’s PM Sorry for Not Isolating After Clubbing Photos Surface

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin apologised to the public on Wednesday after a photo surfaced of her in a nightclub following the foreign minister testing positive for COVID-19. “I did wrong. I should have considered the situation more carefully,” Marin said in a television interview by public broadcaster Yle on Wednesday night. Marin said she … Continue reading “Finland’s PM Sorry for Not Isolating After Clubbing Photos Surface”

Sanna Marin, la Première ministre qui sort en boîte sans son portable

La jeune cheffe du gouvernement finlandais est sortie en discothèque avec son mari, samedi 4 décembre. Et bien qu’elle ait appris que l’un de ses ministres avait été testé positif au Covid-19, elle n’avait pas pris la peine d’emporter son portable de fonction. Une désinvolture critiquée par la presse finlandaise.

Covid-19: Hong Kong bars visitors from 3 more Omicron risk countries, as tracking app requirement extended to all eateries

Only fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents will be allowed to return from the Maldives, Senegal and Tunisia from Thursday onwards, as the city tightens travel rules over concerns about the Covid-19 Omicron mutant strain. Meanwhile, the compulsory use of the government contact-tracing mobile application LeaveHomeSafe in 18 types of designated premises, including all restaurants, will begin … Continue reading “Covid-19: Hong Kong bars visitors from 3 more Omicron risk countries, as tracking app requirement extended to all eateries”

Laissez les enfants tranquilles, ils sont innocents du Covid.

L’enfant ne participe pas à la transmission du Covid. L’aggravation des brimades sanitaires des enfants sera inefficace et dangereuse. Le masque prolongé est toxique et les injections géniques inefficaces et dangereuses.   Pour élargir leur marché et pousser à la vaccination des enfants qui ne peuvent en espérer aucun bénéfice, les marchands de vaccins et … Continue reading “Laissez les enfants tranquilles, ils sont innocents du
Covid.”

Por qué la eliminación de autopistas puede reducir la congestión del tráfico

Las autopistas y autovías son “aspiradoras de coches” (es el llamado tráfico “inducido”), denuncian los críticos del automóvil. Por otro lado, la supresión de estas infraestructuras provocaría una “evaporación del tráfico” (es el llamado tráfico “suprimido” o “evaporado”). ¿Es esto realmente posible? ¿Cómo pueden darse estos efectos? Estos fenómenos están científicamente fundamentados y abundantemente documentados. … Continue reading “Por qué la eliminación de autopistas puede reducir la congestión del tráfico”

‘You Know, If I Were You, I’d Go After Finland,’ Says Biden Trying To Dissuade Putin From Invading Ukraine

WASHINGTON—In an effort to dissuade the Russian leader from invading Ukraine, President Joe Biden reportedly told Vladimir Putin Wednesday, “You know, if I were you, I’d go after Finland.” “Ukraine’s cool and everything, but Finland has, like, an eighth of the people and twice the GDP—it’d be a breeze to annex,…Read more…

Terrorism in Finland: five arrested over far-right plot

Finnish police have arrested five men suspected of far-right terrorism and were planning a motivated bomb and gun attack. According to police, the five people are from the southwestern municipality of Kankaanpaa and were arrested after being under surveillance for two years. Finnish police have also mentioned that this is the country’s first case of terrorism … Continue reading “Terrorism in Finland: five arrested over far-right plot”

Finlande : cinq militants d’extrême droite arrêtés pour un projet d’attentat

La Finlande a procédé pour la première fois à l’arrestation de cinq hommes pour un projet d’attentat lié à l’extrême droite, d’après des informations provenant des autorités finlandaises le 3 décembre. Selon un responsable du service finlandais de sûreté intérieure, les cinq hommes âgés «d’environ 25 ans» affichent des convictions «accélérationnistes», un mouvement suprémaciste blanc cherchant … Continue reading “Finlande : cinq militants d’extrême droite arrêtés pour un projet d’attentat”

Covid-19: Hong Kong to bar non-residents from 5 more countries, inc. Finland, Norway, Korea over Omicron

Visitors from Finland, Norway, Korea, Ghana and Saudi Arabia who are not Hong Kong residents will be barred from the city from Sunday, as the government adds more countries to its Omicron watchlist. File photo: Passengers with masks, GovHK.The five countries were put under Group A, meaning they have detected imported Omicron cases, the Food … Continue reading “Covid-19: Hong Kong to bar non-residents from 5 more countries, inc. Finland, Norway, Korea over Omicron”

Josephine Baker’s ‘Rainbow Tribe’ and the pursuit of universal brotherhood

Joséphine Baker, Jo Bouillon and their children, 1959. Herbert Behrens/AnefoAmong all the causes championed by Josephine Baker, her child advocacy work isn’t the one that is most remembered today. However, her actions helped to popularise international adoption. On 30 November, Josephine Baker (1906-1975) will be inducted into France’s Panthéon. An official statement by the Élysée … Continue reading “Josephine Baker’s ‘Rainbow Tribe’ and the pursuit of universal brotherhood”

Pourquoi supprimer des autoroutes peut réduire les embouteillages

Autoroutes et voies rapides sont des « aspirateurs à voitures » (c’est le trafic dit « induit »), dénoncent les critiques de l’automobile. A contrario, supprimer ces infrastructures entraînerait « une évaporation du trafic » (c’est le trafic dit « déduit » ou « évaporé »). Est-ce bien sérieux ? Par quel prodige pourrait-on faire naître de tels effets ? Ces phénomènes sont pourtant scientifiquement fondés et … Continue reading “Pourquoi supprimer des autoroutes peut réduire les embouteillages”

Salla National Park in Finland approved by government

A proposal to establish Sallatunturi National Park in Finnish Lapland has been approved by the country’s government, making it the 41st national park in Finland. The idea of the park, which is along the northeastern border with Russia, came from within the municipality itself, with Parliament’s plenary session going smoothly, states MP and Environment Committee … Continue reading “Salla National Park in Finland approved by government”

Sweden Has Had *Negative* Excess Mortality Since the Start of 2020

We all remember what happened last year when Sweden’s unflappable state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell announced there wouldn’t be a lockdown. His “trust-based” approach was roundly denounced – not only in the media, but also by some ‘experts’. As Johan Anderberg notes, Sweden’s pandemic strategy was variously described as “deadly folly” (Guardian), “a disaster” (Time magazine) and “the world’s cautionary … Continue reading “Sweden Has Had *Negative* Excess Mortality Since the Start of 2020”

LUT University of Finland appoints MythBusters’ Jamie Hyneman as Professor of Practice

LUT University in Lappeenranta, Finland, has appointed MythBusters’ Jamie Hyneman as the Professor of Practice for a five-year term as of November 15th 2021.Hyneman states about the appointment, “I’m truly honored. I am happy to help LUT by contributing what I know about technology and business and am looking forward to future projects and challenges.” The … Continue reading “LUT University of Finland appoints MythBusters’ Jamie Hyneman as Professor of Practice”

Interpol’s Upcoming Election Raises Fears About Authoritarian Influence

Tiina Jauhiainen knows the reach of the United Arab Emirates firsthand. In 2018, Jauhiainen helped her friend and skydiving partner Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum escape the country after accusing her father, the ruler of Dubai, of restricting her basic freedoms and locking up her sister. Jauhiainen and Sheikha Latifa fled the UAE on Jet Skis and … Continue reading “Interpol’s Upcoming Election Raises Fears About Authoritarian Influence”

How Is the Davos World Economic Forum Involved in the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) is a premier forum for governments, global corporations and international entrepreneurs. Founded in 1971 by engineer and economist Klaus Schwab, the WEF describes its mission as “shaping global, regional and industry agendas” and “improving the state of the world”. According to its website, “moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart … Continue reading “How Is the Davos World Economic Forum Involved in the Coronavirus Pandemic?”

Immigration : la Hongrie à nouveau condamnée par l’UE pour sa loi «Stop Soros»

Dans un arrêt rendu le 16 novembre, la Cour de Justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE) a estimé que la Hongrie enfreignait le droit européen en criminalisant l’aide apportée aux demandeurs d’asile. Pour Bruxelles, Budapest a procédé à des refoulements arbitraires aux frontières depuis 2018.  #ECJ: #Hungary infringed #EUlaw by criminalising organising activities in relation to … Continue reading “Immigration : la Hongrie à nouveau condamnée par l’UE pour sa loi «Stop Soros»”

European Green Deal: a Step Forward, Backward or Sideways?

On paper, European countries are taking climate change very seriously. Finland has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2035, Austria by 2040, and both Germany and Sweden by 2045. A number of European countries—Denmark, France, Hungary—have even put their commitments into law. These commitments are all the more serious because European countries have some of … Continue reading “European Green Deal: a Step Forward, Backward or Sideways?”

Osman Kavala: the Businessman who Troubled Erdoğan

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on October 31, 2018, a journalist stands in front of a poster featuring an image of jailed businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala during a press conference held by his lawyers in Istanbul. Jailed without a conviction since 2017, Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala says he feels like a tool in … Continue reading “Osman Kavala: the Businessman who Troubled Erdoğan”

Killing the messenger: how the murder of journalists goes unpunished worldwide

The world has changed a lot in the last 10 years but one thing remains the same – the sometimes deadly dangers that journalists face merely for doing their jobs. File Photo: Studio Incendo.The Global Impunity Index for 2021 was released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on October 28th. It found that no … Continue reading “Killing the messenger: how the murder of journalists goes unpunished worldwide”

Is Damage From Masking Children Reparable?

Public smiling in photographs probably started in the 1920s. Photography just took too long for people to hold a smile in the early years of photography. So, they sat still instead of sitting happy. Then photos got faster and people started to smile for those photos. But, probably most if not all of us suspect … Continue reading “Is Damage From Masking Children Reparable?”

Let’s Compare Sweden’s Covid Outcome to That of Its Lockdown-Crazed Former Possession of Latvia

Covid curves of Sweden and Britain are remarkably similar. Britain’s peaks are slightly higher, as are its cumulative deaths per capita, but in general, the two share the same ups and downs and the same Covid seasons. This might lead some to conclude that for Covid purposes Sweden and Britain are in the same region … Continue reading “Let’s Compare Sweden’s Covid Outcome to That of Its Lockdown-Crazed Former Possession of Latvia”

Malgré la pénurie de main-d’œuvre sur les chantiers, Moscou veut se passer des ouvriers étrangers

En charge de la politique d’urbanisme et de la construction de la ville de Moscou, le maire adjoint de la capitale russe Andreï Botchkariov a déclaré dans une interview à RBK que les autorités préparaient un plan pour résoudre la crise du personnel sur les chantiers, projet qui comprend le refus d’utiliser de la main-d’œuvre immigrée. En croissance … Continue reading “Malgré la pénurie de main-d’œuvre sur les chantiers, Moscou veut se passer des ouvriers étrangers”

Turkey and Iran Find Soft Power More Difficult than Hard Power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) shake hands before their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on September 16, 2019. Turkish President Erdogan, Russian Preisdent Putin and Iranian President Rouhani were in Ankara for a trilateral meeting for Syria talks. ERDEM SAHIN/ POOL/ AFPJames M. Dorsey The … Continue reading “Turkey and Iran Find Soft Power More Difficult than Hard Power”

Turkish President declares 10 diplomats persona non grata

Signatories said they maintained compliance with article 41 of the Vienna Convention.Originally published on Global VoicesA screenshot from video by Medyascope, March 10, 2020. Turkey saw another weekend rocked with crisis after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he has taken steps to expel 10 diplomats — including seven of Turkey’s NATO allies and major … Continue reading “Turkish President declares 10 diplomats persona non grata”

Disability in Finland: State-owned business to people with disabilities

The Finnish government is set to establish a Work Ability Programme that aims to focus on disability groups and help them find employment to increase the employment rate in Finland to 75 percent by 2025.As part of this initiative, the Finnish government has established the state-owned special-purpose company, Work Channel (Työkanava Oy), to employ people … Continue reading “Disability in Finland: State-owned business to people with disabilities”