Ingrid Betancourt announces her candidacy for the presidential election in Colombia

Ingrid Betancourt in Bogota, January 18, 2022. DANIEL MUNOZ / AFP She wants to finish what she couldn’t finish twenty years ago. Ingrid Betancourt, who was held hostage for six years, four months and nine days by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced Tuesday, January 18, in Bogota, that she is running for … Read more

Emmanuel Macron announces the launch of a strategy against endometriosis

Emmanuel Macron in Paris, January 11, 2022. LUDOVIC MARIN / AP Better management, awareness and diagnosis of endometriosis, these are the main axes of the national strategy announced Tuesday, January 11 by Emmanuel Macron, via a video posted on social networks. “It’s not a women’s problem. It’s a social problem ”, estimated the president about … Read more

In Kazakhstan, President announces departure of Russian soldiers and appoints new Prime Minister

In this Russian Defense Ministry press service photo, Russian military vehicles leave Almaty airport on January 9, 2022. AP He appealed to Moscow on Thursday as his country was in chaos and sacked his government in a futile attempt at appeasement. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced Tuesday, January 11, that troops deployed by Russia would … Read more

Screening at school: Jean Castex announces “simplifications” for parents, without convincing teachers

A day with Mr. Olivier Flipo, director of the Hazay school in Cergy (Val-d’Oise), Monday January 10, 2022. JULIEN DANIEL / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” Demining operation on the front of the school. Three days before a call for a strike which resonates in all school circles, from teachers to nurses, from school heads to … Read more

Ethiopia announces amnesty for several opposition figures

Journalist and opponent Eskinder Nega (pictured here during a previous release from prison on February 14, 2018) is among the list of those granted amnesties. YONAS TADESSE / AFP The Ethiopian government announced on Friday (January 7th) the amnesty and the release of several imprisoned political figures, including leaders of the opposition and of the … Read more

Sri Lanka, on the verge of bankruptcy, announces billion euro population assistance program

Sri Lankans line up to refill their cooking gas cylinders during a shortage in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, January 4, 2022. ERANGA JAYAWARDENA / AP All the lights are on red and Sri Lanka’s economic indicators seem to signal an impending sinking. Food prices have risen to record highs, inflation has reached an all-time high … Read more

North Korea announces testing of hypersonic missile

This photo, provided by the North Korean government, shows the launch of a so-called hypersonic missile on January 5, 2022. AP North Korea qualified hypersonic missiles in 2021 as “First priorities” of its five-year plan. She was quick to confirm this in 2022. The official North Korean agency KCNA reported on Thursday (January 6th) that … Read more

Tennis: Novak Djokovic announces having obtained a “derogation” to go to Australia to play the Open

Novak Djokovic, February 21, 2021, after his victory in Melbourne, during the Australian Open. PATRICK HAMILTON / AFP The last doubts have just vanished: the world number one Novak Djokovic, who has never communicated his vaccination status, announced on Tuesday, January 4, on social networks, that he was leaving for Australia thanks to a ” … Read more

Iran announces rocket launch amid nuclear talks

A photo released by the Iranian Defense Ministry on Dec. 30, 2021 of the Simorgh satellite rocket lift off, when it was launched at an undisclosed location in Iran. – / AFP The United States say “Concerned” by this advance. Iran said Thursday, December 30, to have launched into space a rocket carrying three space … Read more

Saudi Arabia announces large-scale military operation in Yemen

Photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on December 25, 2021 showing the location where a projectile, fired from Yemen, landed and killed two people in Jizan, a region in the south of the kingdom bordering Yemen. – / AFP After the death of two people killed in an attack claimed by Houthi rebels … Read more