Title: The Scholzomat Description: Nicknamed "Scholzomat" for his robotic speeches, Olaf Scholz, the centre-left Social Democrat (SPD) candidate to succeed Angela Merkel, has hardly stood out for his charisma in the run-up to September's election. But his pragmatic handling of the corona crisis has won him much praise and high approval ratings. Date added: 09/21/2021

Title: United Russia Description: Vladimir Putin's United Russia party 'wins' the country's parliamentary election. Date added: 09/20/2021

Title: AUKUS Description: The UK, US and Australia have announced a historic security pact in the Asia-Pacific, in what's seen as an effort to counter China. It will let Australia build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time, using technology provided by the US. Date added: 09/18/2021

Title: Taliban and Women Description: Since their return to power, the Taliban have already banned women from participating in sports and beaten women who took to the streets to call for equal rights, as well as Afghan journalists who covered their protest. Date added: 09/16/2021

Title: Taliban Lying Description: France Says Taliban Lying About Inclusive Govt, Refuses To Recognise Group's Legitimacy. Date added: 09/14/2021

Title: The Vaccinator Description: President Biden is moving to require roughly 100 million Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, including federal employees, health care workers and some private sector staff. Date added: 09/13/2021

Title: Taliban 2.0 Anniversary Description: The Taliban’s claims of having changed are probably more reassuring to those unfamiliar with its history. Date added: 09/11/2021

Title: Trump 2024 Anniversary Description: As if things couldn’t get any worse for humanity, Trump is reportedly 'laying the groundwork' for a 2024 run. Date added: 09/09/2021

Title: 9/11 20th Anniversary Description: 9/11 20th Anniversary. Date added: 09/06/2021

Title: Old MacJinping Had A Farm... Description: China has banned some reality talent shows and ordered broadcasters not to promote “sissy” men, in the latest attempt to reshape the culture of the country’s huge entertainment industry that authorities believe is leading young Chinese people astray. Date added: 09/05/2021

Title: Suga Exit Description: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he will not run for his ruling party's leadership, effectively ending his tenure and throwing wide open the race for the next prime minister. Date added: 09/03/2021

Title: Time's Up! Description: China limits videogames to three hours a week for young people. Date added: 09/01/2021

Title: Killer Drone Description: US carries out Afghanistan drone strike as Kabul evacuation effort enters final stretch. Date added: 08/30/2021

Title: Exit Strategy Description: Biden’s Rush to the Afghan Exits. Date added: 08/29/2021

Title: Gold Digger Drop Description: The U.S. is out of Afghanistan, and China wants in, hunting for green revolution minerals. Date added: 08/27/2021

Title: Biden under pressure over Afghanistan Drop Description: Americans' harsh judgment on Afghanistan costs Biden's approval, down to 41%. Date added: 08/25/2021

Title: Suga and Corona Description: In major blow to Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, opposition party-backed Takeharu Yamanaka wins Yokohama mayoral election. Voters were particularly angry with Suga and the government’s coronavirus response. Date added: 08/24/2021

Title: The 'Good' Shepherds Description: U.K. says Russia and China needed for 'moderating influence' over Taliban. Date added: 08/23/2021

Title: Back to 2001 Description: The freedoms Afghans have gained since 2001 are in jeopardy as extremists complete their takeover of the nation, spurred by U.S. exit. Date added: 08/22/2021

Title: Twitter Ban Description: Former President Donald Trump slammed Twitter for allowing the Taliban to use the social media platform to provide updates on their conquest of Afghanistan — as it stands by its decision to ban him from the site. Date added: 08/20/2021

Title: Taliban 2.0 Description: The Taliban’s claims of having changed are probably more reassuring to those unfamiliar with its history. Date added: 08/19/2021

Title: Return of the Living Dead Description: After 20 years the Taliban take back control in Afghanistan. Date added: 08/18/2021

Title: Afghanistan and Women Description: It’s the women who suffer under Taliban-regime. Date added: 08/16/2021

Title: Cats Away Mice Will Play Description: Biden’s Afghanistan exit raises questions about his foreign-policy record. Date added: 08/15/2021

Title: Lukatanko Description: Putin sees chance by keeping Lukashenko in power. Date added: 08/14/2021

Title: Old Wine in Old Bags Description: The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as Iran’s new president. Date added: 08/08/2021

Title: Forest Fires Erdogan Description: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come under a concerted attack by his opponents over his handling of the worst forest fires in decades. Date added: 08/07/2021

Title: Lukashenko's long arm(s) Description: See title. Date added: 08/04/2021

Title: Culture pass Description: All French young adults are given a budget to spend on culture. Now it turns out that a large part of that amount goes to manga comics. Date added: 08/02/2021

Title: Space Invaders Description: In response to the (meaningless) space race between Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. Date added: 08/01/2021

Title: Simone Biles and the weight of the world Description: From Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka to Nikole Hannah-Jones and Kerby Jean-Raymond, the fight for Black brilliance, Black dreams, and Black being is heavy. Date added: 07/31/2021

Title: Uit1 Description: Het rommelt bij de poppenkast Bij1, de politieke partij van Sylvana Simons. Bestuur Haagse afdeling Bij1 stapt op na royement Quinsy Gario. Date added: 07/30/2021

Title: Robocop Description: Kais Saied was nicknamed "Robocop" for his mechanical style of speaking and appeared at first glance an unlikely figure to disrupt the political system. But beneath his low-key, academic demeanour, he was advocating some genuinely disruptive ideas. Date added: 07/29/2021

Title: Tunisia 'Coup' Description: Tunisia president accused of staging coup after suspending parliament. Date added: 07/28/2021

Title: Billionaire Space Race Description: The billionaire space race is pure madness. Date added: 07/26/2021

Title: Tokyo Olympics 2020 Description: The Covid-19 infection at the Olympics athletes’ village is increasing at an alarming rate. Date added: 07/24/2021

Title: Captain Bitcoin Description: Bitcoin whipsaws on Musk tweets. Date added: 05/17/2021

Title: Not Being Trump Isn't Enough Description: Democrats have their disagreement over how the US should react to violence between Israelis and Palestinians, leading Democrats question President Joe Biden's commitment to human rights and demanding he do more to pressure Israel. Date added: 05/16/2021

Title: The Palestinians Description: The immediate cause of the fighting in Jerusalem is the imminent eviction of four Palestinian families in East Jerusalem. Date added: 05/12/2021

Title: Followers Description: Donald Trump’s Facebook account should not be reinstated, the social media giant’s oversight board said on Wednesday, barring an imminent return to the platform. Date added: 05/05/2021

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