And then she added: 'To our intelligence professionals, the work you do — oftentimes under the most austere conditions imaginable — is indispensable. It will become even more complex because you will be critical to helping this administration position itself not only against threats such as cyber attacks, terrorism, and the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons but also those challenges that will define the next generation — from climate change, to pandemics, and corruption.' … [Read more...] about ‘America is back’: Biden unveils his national security team including John Kerry as climate czar – with promise of radical change from Trump era and a big welcome for refugees
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Who are Joe Biden's presidential Cabinet picks? Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Blinken is a longtime confidant of President-elect Joe Biden. He's served under two Democratic presidents as well as a key aide on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also served as a deputy national security adviser and deputy secretary of state in the second Obama administration, when Biden was vice president. … [Read more...] about Biden’s climate policy: What does John Kerry’s appointment mean for the environment?
Journalists working in the field always try to find a Wi-Fi connection. So they shoot their material first and then look for a café or apartment with an internet connection from which they send their photos and videos back to the newsroom. Many news organizations have asked people living in ground floor apartments to make their internet connections freely accessible. That works but it takes a lot of time because the connections are slow. … [Read more...] about Journalism in Belarus: ‘Like walking through a minefield’
"The men were immediately beaten. There was a Russian woman with us. She demanded access to the Russian ambassador, but she was taken into a neighboring cell and beaten. They told her she would never return home," Pavlova recalls. She describes how two guards were particularly brutal: a man with blue eyes and a woman with blond hair named Kristina. Other prisoners, she says, had spoken of the pair before. … [Read more...] about Belarus protests: Prisoners accuse police of torture, detail ‘beatings’
Originally it stated that '$500,000 must be raised in the next 24 hours' but it has since been updated to ask for 'millions' in donations to stop the certification of ballots in Arizona, Georgia and other states that Biden won. It is already too late – Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia have all certified already and all litigation will be redundant by the 'safe harbor' deadline of December 8. … [Read more...] about The Kraken strikes: Fired Trump lawyer Sidney Powell sues Georgia and Michigan officials claiming Iran and China rigged voting machines, at least 96,000 ballots were counted but not recorded and water leak meant counters could tally votes unsupervised