Tag: The Washington Post

  • The Ministry of Labor is investigating the possibilities of shortening working hours

    The Ministry of Labor is investigating the possibilities of shortening working hours

    The UK recently concluded a six-month trial of the four-day working week, involving nearly 3,000 workers and dozens of employers across a range of industries. More than 90 percent, or 56, of the 61 companies that participated said they intended to continue implementing the shorter work week after the trial, and 18 said the shift […]

  • Stockholm protests against angry Turkey, cancels Sweden’s ministerial meeting

    Stockholm [Sweden]January 22 (ANI): Turkey on Saturday canceled a planned visit by Sweden’s defense minister in response to anti-Turkish protests that heightened tensions between the two countries as Sweden seeks Turkey’s approval to join NATO, the Washington Post reported. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said a planned visit by his Swedish counterpart Pal Jonsonto to […]

  • There is no evidence that Russia is behind the Nord Stream blasts by WaPo

    There is no evidence that Russia is behind the Nord Stream blasts by WaPo

    The paper says some Western officials have privately raised questions about Moscow’s alleged culpability Several unnamed European officials have privately acknowledged doubts about whether Russia is to blame for the destruction of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, according to the Washington Post. The two gas pipelines that cross the Baltic Sea were […]

  • Argentina’s all-too-white soccer team is falling on Qatar’s watchful radar

    Argentina’s all-too-white soccer team is falling on Qatar’s watchful radar

    The World Cup finalists do not have enough black players for an American professor’s taste Now that Western virtue signals have successfully hoisted the LGBTQ flag over the World Cup, they have decided to turn their critical gaze to race. As the people of Argentina celebrate the ongoing success of their national team in Qatar, […]

  • Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive ‘bloody packages’

    Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive ‘bloody packages’

    Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry called the “bloody packages” a “well-planned” campaign of intimidation and terror. A spokesman for Ukraine’s foreign ministry said the packages were received at the embassies of the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Italy and Austria, as well as the consulates in Naples and Brno in the Czech Republic. Yevhenia Voloshchenko, a Ukrainian official […]

  • Winter hiatus in Ukraine conflict could last up to 6 months: Report

    Winter hiatus in Ukraine conflict could last up to 6 months: Report

    “You’re already seeing the bad weather in Ukraine slowing things down a little bit. It’s getting really muddy, which makes it difficult to do large-scale attacks,” U.S. Policy Undersecretary of Defense Colin Kahl said the newspaper. Meanwhile, the conflict is expected to enter a new phase due to the enforced pause in troop movements, according […]

  • New: The Unabomber – the genius turned terrorist

    New: The Unabomber – the genius turned terrorist

    Eventually, America’s largest daily newspapers are drawn into the bomb terrorist’s web. He forces them to publish a socially critical manifesto and threatens more deadly bombs. The perpetrator is extremely cautious and apparently smart. Ingenious it will turn out to be. He manages to stay away for almost 20 years. But everything changes one day […]

  • EU approves visa ban for Russian citizens

    EU approves visa ban for Russian citizens

    During an official EU meeting in Prague, it has been decided that Russians will no longer be able to freely visit Europe on holiday as long as the war in Ukraine continues. Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod told TV2 that he is happy with the agreement: “It sends a clear signal to Vladimir Putin that his […]

  • Estonia and Finland demand a ban on tourists from Russia

    Estonia and Finland demand a ban on tourists from Russia

    TALLINN, Estonia: The leaders of Estonia and Finland have said Russian citizens should not be able to go on holiday in Europe while the Russian government attacks Ukraine, stressing that other European countries should stop issuing tourist visas to Russians. This week, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas wrote on Twitter that “visiting Europe is a […]

  • International Round-Up: Denmark earmarks millions to help solve potential oil spill disaster

    International Round-Up: Denmark earmarks millions to help solve potential oil spill disaster

    The ship FSO Safer has long been stranded about eight kilometers from the coast of Yemen and threatens to become one of the world’s biggest environmental disasters and further worsen the dire humanitarian situation in the country. The UN carries out an operation to empty the abandoned ship and Denmark supports the operation with 7 […]

  • Hana Al-Khamri

    Hana Al-Khamri

    Hana Al-Khamri is the daughter of Yemeni migrant workers and raised in Saudi Arabia. She began her journalistic career in a gender-segregated newspaper editorial office in the city of Jidda. Since 2011 she lives in Sweden and works as a freelance writer and lecturer with a focus on politics, culture and women’s rights in the […]

  • Live: Flera explosioner hördes nära rysk flygbas på Krim

    Live: Flera explosioner hördes nära rysk flygbas på Krim

    Explosioner vid en rysk militärflygbas på Krim på tisdagen orsakades av en detonation av flygammunition och dödade en person, sade den ryske guvernören på Krim i sociala medier. Fem personer, inklusive ett barn, skadades också i explosionen. Följ våra liveuppdateringar för den senaste utvecklingen kring kriget i Ukraina. Alla tider är Paris-tid (GMT+2). 18:48: Ryskt […]

  • Germany and other European countries are waiting for coal as the conflict in Ukraine continues

    Germany and other European countries are waiting for coal as the conflict in Ukraine continues

    The move is part of a pan-European effort to divest Russia of natural gas and oust the president Vladimir Putinn energy stranglehold. Although the conflict in Ukraine accelerated the European Union’s race for renewable energy, fossil fuels are still the fastest solution. More coal must be imported from suppliers such as South Africa and Australia, […]

  • The President of Mexico promises to demolish the Statue of Liberty

    The President of Mexico promises to demolish the Statue of Liberty

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will press the US to drop the charges against Julian Assange Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the symbol of American freedom could lose its significance if Washington refuses to drop charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who risks 175 years in prison. “If they take him to […]

  • Watergate

    Watergate

    For two years, the United States has been shaken by a scandal called the Watergate scandal. What was initially considered an amateur burglary should turn out to be a work of President Nixon’s men. Two stubborn reporters at the Washington Post, a persistent prosecutor and one of Nixon’s own men decide to tell the truth. […]

  • Right now: Johnny Depp wins the defamation suit against Amber Heard

    Right now: Johnny Depp wins the defamation suit against Amber Heard

    Actor Johnny Depp has sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after a column she wrote in The Washington Post 2018. The trial has been broadcast live on television – and on social media, detached clips have been circulating. Now the jury has agreed and the verdict has come. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard started […]

  • The legal drama between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

    The legal drama between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

    Actor Johnny Depp has sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after a column she wrote in The Washington Post 2018. The trial has been broadcast live on television – and on social media, detached clips are rolling. Hear about what we know about the case – and our fascination with celebrity privacy. Johnny Depp […]

  • US lawmakers threaten Turkey over NATO’s stance – media

    US lawmakers threaten Turkey over NATO’s stance – media

    The agreement to buy F-16 fighter jets may be conditional on Ankara accepting NATO enlargement, Senator Menendez said. Turkey’s request to buy 40 Lockheed Martin-manufactured F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits for almost 80 fighter jets it already owns could reportedly be blocked by the US unless Ankara welcomes Finland and Sweden to NATO. Such […]

  • Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Ukraine Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said there were about 13,000 cases of alleged Russian war crimes being probed as of Monday. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 6:56pm: Lithuania calls on EU to provide cash for Ukrainian refugees Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste urged the European Union […]

  • US lawmakers threaten Turkey over NATO’s position media

    US lawmakers threaten Turkey over NATO’s position media

    The agreement to buy F-16 fighter jets may be conditional on Ankara accepting NATO enlargement, Senator Menendez said. Turkey’s request to buy 40 Lockheed Martin-manufactured F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits for almost 80 fighter jets it already owns could reportedly be blocked by the US unless Ankara welcomes Finland and Sweden to NATO. Such […]

  • Politicians’ tag-start-songs and embarrassing kick-offs

    Politicians’ tag-start-songs and embarrassing kick-offs

    Manowar, Rage Against the Machine, Kent, Kate Perry and Avicii. There you have some of the artists who roll in the party leaders’ lures before they enter the stage. But which artist sits with which party leader? Sweden has recently expelled three Russian diplomats in protest of Russia’s war in Ukraine. A cautious indication in […]

  • Live: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region, police say

    Live: More than 900 civilian bodies found in Kyiv region, police say

    The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following the withdrawal of Russian forces – most of them fatally shot, police said Friday. Most of them had died from gunshot wounds, an indication that many people were “simply executed”, said the Kyiv regional police chief. Follow […]

  • UN chief says world continues on ‘fast track to climate disaster’

    UN chief says world continues on ‘fast track to climate disaster’

    He made these remarks in response to the sixth report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday. “The jury has made a verdict. And that’s damn it,” Guterres said in a statement. “This report … is a litany of broken climate promises. It is a file of shame that lists empty promises […]

  • Tuesday’s newspapers: Niinistö analysis, Swedish mortgages, throat cost

    Tuesday’s newspapers: Niinistö analysis, Swedish mortgages, throat cost

    Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has been in the international media recently, and it is a matter of pride for many Finns. Ilta-Sanomat has a convenient whole Niinistö’s interviews in recent days and outlines his position as one of the few Western leaders to have regular discussions with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Niinistö has expressed […]

  • Canada’s Trudeau invokes emergency powers to stop protests

    Canada’s Trudeau invokes emergency powers to stop protests

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers to stop demonstrations that have paralyzed the capital and blocked border crossings in protest of the country’s covid-19 restrictions. Trudeau made the announcement in a speech to the nation on Monday after meeting practically the leaders of Canada’s provinces. “These blockades are illegal, and if you’re still […]

  • Canada’s Trudeau uses emergency powers to stop protests

    Canada’s Trudeau uses emergency powers to stop protests

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to invoke emergency powers to stop demonstrations that have paralyzed Ottawa and blocked border crossings in protest of the country’s covid-19 restrictions, according to news channels. Government officials said Trudeau would speak to the nation on Monday after meeting with leaders in Canada’s provinces. Senior government officials quoted anonymously […]

  • A warm heart for Scandinavia

    A warm heart for Scandinavia

    Changes that should lead the United States in the direction of a Scandinavian welfare society. There should be action against inequality. Paid health and education. There should be a large public sector with a tax burden that can give many Americans nightmares. Now one should never say never. Few had thought that the then 71-year-old […]

  • Cicadas invade: Cecilia Khavar, Washington

    Cicadas invade: Cecilia Khavar, Washington

    Washington, Monday. It’s almost time. Every morning I inspect the flower beds and walk a little extra carefully on the soft lawn. Under the big maple tree at the back, it is mostly soil and I look with my eyes for new holes in the ground. I sit on the porch and prick up my […]

  • Fresh Anger in Minneapolis: Cecilia Khavar, Washington

    Fresh Anger in Minneapolis: Cecilia Khavar, Washington

    Washington, Tuesday. Minneapolis was already a city in full swing. For just over two weeks, the spotlight has been directed there again. Against one of the most notorious trials in decades in the United States. Former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with manslaughter after pushing African-American George Floyd to the ground for about […]

  • Researchers, researchers face abuse, sanctions from China

    Researchers, researchers face abuse, sanctions from China

    Peking [China]April 8 (ANI): Under international condemnation of many human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, several Chinese researchers face abuse and sanctions as Beijing intensifies its efforts to silence and intimidate critics. According to the Washington Post, Vicky Xiuzhong Xu, a 26-year-old Australian-based analyst, was spotted as a traitor and a “female demon” […]

  • ‘Boycotts of Xinjiang cotton have become a human rights issue’

    ‘Boycotts of Xinjiang cotton have become a human rights issue’

    Taipei [Taiwan]March 29 (ANI): Boycotting cotton from the Chinese Uyghur region of Xinjiang is no longer just a political issue but has become a human rights issue, said Taiwanese lawmaker Du Si-kun. As China seriously violates the human rights of the Uighur people, it was certain that many consumers would no longer be able to […]

  • Hemp;  M faces opposition in China for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton

    Hemp; M faces opposition in China for refusing to buy Xinjiang cotton

    Peking [China]March 25 (ANI): The Swedish multinational clothing retailer HM is facing a backlash in China for refusing to buy cotton production in Xinjiang, where the communist government is doing atrocities against Uighurs and other ethnic minorities; called “genocide” by several countries. Chinese mainland media reported that HM products were removed from all major Chinese […]

  • Denmark: the country that American politicians can not stop referring to

    Denmark: the country that American politicians can not stop referring to

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent New York-based Democratic member of the Congress of Puerto Rican Heritage, recently became the latest in a long line of American politicians to mention Denmark – of course positively. End statutory poverty! Ocasio-Cortez, who was among the female politicians proposed by former US President Donald Trump in July 2019, should “go […]

  • The United States will not punish Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

    The United States will not punish Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

    This despite a US intelligence report published yesterday in which the Crown Prince is accused of having approved the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The relationship with Saudi Arabia is larger than an individual, says Foreign Minister Tony Blinken. But several Democrats in Congress are critical of Mohamed Bin Salman not being punished directly. Senator […]

  • Crown Prince is singled out for direct involvement in the Khashoggi assassination

    Crown Prince is singled out for direct involvement in the Khashoggi assassination

    The United States has released an intelligence report, in which Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is singled out for direct involvement in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The US State Department will later on Friday present measures that have been taken against Saudi Arabia in connection with the murder, the White House announced […]

  • Amanda Gorman interviewed in Time magazine – by Michelle Obama

    Amanda Gorman interviewed in Time magazine – by Michelle Obama

    From relative anonymity to the cover of Time Magazine. But a debate has also flared up about how good 22-year-old Amanda Gorman’s poetry actually is. With her poem “The Hill We Climb”, the literary star Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to ever read his poetry during a presidential inauguration. Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and […]

  • Study: Home test catches 64 out of 100 with symptoms

    Study: Home test catches 64 out of 100 with symptoms

    In the US, the authorities have given the green light for several home tests for coronavirus, where you can get an answer to your test in 15-30 minutes. A new research study from the USA shows that the test compared to pcr test is much less accurate, but if you look at the ability to […]

  • Several arrested after the storming of Congress

    Several arrested after the storming of Congress

    The FBI has now identified and arrested a number of people who took part in the storming of Congress on Wednesday. The federal police are also investigating whether the perpetrators had plans to attack individual politicians, according to sources in the Washington Post, they are investigating whether there were plans to kill or kidnap any […]

  • Strong reactions after Trump tries to pressure election official in Georgia

    Strong reactions after Trump tries to pressure election official in Georgia

    In a taped telephone conversation, the president tries to pressure Brad Raffensberger, Georgia’s election official, who is a Republican, to review the election results again and investigate the accusations of cheating he believes are correct. “I just want to find 11780 votes,” President Trump told Raffensberger in the tape recording that the Washington Post first […]

  • Trump pressures election official in Georgia

    Trump pressures election official in Georgia

    President Donald Trump is appealing, in a recorded telephone conversation, to the state of Georgia’s Republican election leader Brad Raffensperger, to “find” 11,780 votes to reverse the election result in the state. The conversation is published on the Washington Post’s website. Raffensperger replied that the problem was that he was wrong in his allegations of […]

  • Things could definitely have been better

    Things could definitely have been better

    So, what about this year? It was not very good, was it? If nothing else, it was certainly newsworthy, even though one topic over another has dominated the last 12 months: the fifth and final season of She-Ra, Princesses of Power. Or so we would hope, in our wildest dreams. It was SARS-CoV-2, better known […]

  • P3 News

    P3 News

    In the US, The Washington Post’s fact-checking team, The Fact Checker, is working to review allegations by US politicians. They hand out between one and four “Pinocchios” according to the truthfulness of the statement, where four is a pure lie. Meg Kelly is a journalist and works at The Fact Checker. She has examined the […]