Society

Pope names new cardinals, including the first African American

Ceremony was reduced because of the covid-19 pandemic Pope Francis inaugurated on Saturday (28) 13 new cardinals, including the first African American to occupy the position, further expanding the impact of the pontiff on the group that will one day elect his…
World

Suicide car bomb kills 30 Afghan security personnel

A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday killing at least 30 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks targeting government forces in recent months The attack occurred on the outskirts of Ghazni city, capital of the…
Politics

Covid-19: Germany paid 10,000 ME more in aid to companies

The German state paid € 10 billion more in aid to companies affected by the restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic, according to accounts of the daily Die Welt, which cites data from the German Institute of Economics (IW). Compensations to companies, which include up…
ChinaPolitics

China to ban all imports of solid waste from next year

China will ban all imports of solid waste from January 1, 2021, officials announced. The dumping, stacking and disposal of waste products from abroad into Chinese territory will also be prohibited, according to a circular issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment…
FutureWorld

Cyprus rocky testing ground for Mars

International and Cypriot experts on Friday discussed a research project to test space equipment on the Mediterranean island before sending it to Mars to measure the age of its rocks, officials said Planetologists and geologists arrived in Cyprus earlier this month to…
PoliticsWorld

US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over Iran dealings

The US on Friday announced economic sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies that Washington said had supported the development of Iran’s missile program The four firms, accused of “transferring sensitive technology and items to Iran’s missile…
ChinaSociety

Chinese disabled podcasters earn a living online

New technology platforms and the booming digital economy have helped people with disabilities earn a living and even achieve their dreams, online radio platform Ximalaya said on Friday. More than 8,000 have become podcasters, attracting a total of 800 million playing…
Brazil

Web Summit: Bet in Brazil aims to increase recognition of the summit

The Web Summit will hold an event in Brazil in 2022, with the aim of increasing the recognition of the summit in that region of the globe, said co-founder and executive president, Paddy Cosgrave in an interview with Lusa. Cosgrave recently announced that he is going to…