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  • USA: Georgia – The election campaign continues

The recount of the results of the presidential election could take weeks because every ballot paper will be checked by hand at the request of the Republican Party. Still-President Donald Trump continues to spread allegations of election fraud, although there is so far no evidence. In Georgia the election campaign continues. On January 5th, the two senatorial posts that the state will occupy in the second chamber of the congress will be awarded in a runoff election. In the first ballot, which took place together with the presidential election, nobody from the candidate group was able to achieve the necessary majority. For the first time since 1992, the Democrats had won a majority of the vote in the Georgia presidential election. The state’s two senatorial seats are important: if the Democrats win them in the end, there will at least be a stalemate in the US Senate, which would make the work of the new US president easier. If the Republicans win, they could block many of Joe Biden’s projects.

  • China: One year of Corona – why is China pandemic-free?

On December 1, 2019, the corona virus was first detected in a person in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Since then it has spread all over the world, paralyzing everyday life almost everywhere on the planet. The pandemic is spreading uncontrollably in many countries. In China, the country of origin, however, there are apparently hardly any new cases and therefore no dramatic consequences for the people there. How is the Chinese leadership able to keep Covid-19 under control so efficiently? The “Weltspiegel” reports on the rigid measures in the People’s Republic.

  • Indonesia: Corona and life in paradise on Bali

Those who live from tourism in Corona times have a hard time. The industry is the big loser in the pandemic, which can now be seen on the holiday island of Bali. Over four million people live on the island, 70% of whom live from tourism. In August, Bali allowed domestic tourists to come back to the holiday island, and the number of infections immediately skyrocketed. The provincial government had closed the borders even to Indonesians for months. Actually, foreigners should be allowed to travel to Bali again in September, but this plan was quickly put on hold. Many islanders now have to change saddles, such as Gede Darma. Before Corona he was a diving instructor and had a relatively good income. Now he’s a seaweed farmer. The money is just enough to survive. But many of the foreigners who live in Bali also have to rethink. For some, the dream life as digital nomads in paradise has suddenly become much harder – while others benefit from the fact that working from home has become normal overnight.

  • UK: The Brexit car park in Kent

The vast majority of Kent’s voters voted for Brexit. Nationalism and proud patriotism are good forms in the southern English province. But now many of the Brexit supporters are disillusioned. Because in the middle of the beautiful landscape there is a huge truck parking lot. The authorities want to prevent long queues at the Euro tunnel and at the ferry terminals. Nevertheless, even after the British have left the EU for good, imports from Europe are still necessary to guarantee supplies to the British. And they have to be cleared by British customs officers in the future. The clearance is to take place in the truck parking lot from January. Even if the neighbors don’t find so much sovereignty in the immediate vicinity so attractive.

  • France: hard Brexit? – The fear of the fishermen

Boulogne-sur-Mer is the largest fishing port in France. From here the trawlers sail into the North Sea. One of them is Ludvig Margollet, who has set sail for many years with his 22-meter-long “Saint-Jacques II”. He is afraid of a hard Brexit, in which case there would be no agreement on the use of the fishing waters in the North Sea. “We make 70 percent of our sales with catches in British waters, that would then be gone,” he fears. More than 5,000 jobs depend on the French fishing industry on the North Sea coast. For many decades fishermen have been able to cast their nets in British waters. If there is no agreement on the orderly exit of Great Britain from the EU and no solution for the fishermen, Ludvig Margollet and many of his colleagues would have to give up their jobs.

  • United Arab Emirates – The Women’s Mission to Mars

For the United Arab Emirates it is actually a departure into new spheres: The Mars probe “Khalisfasat” is supposed to show everyone that the ultra-conservative Emirates are about more than just oil! Since a Japanese launch vehicle launched the probe into space in July, the Mars mission called “Hope” has been controlled from a control center in the Persian Gulf. And over 80 percent of those involved are women. Ayesha Al Sharafi helped develop the drive. For her, the Mars mission is fulfilling a rather exciting dream: “There are so many moments when everything just goes wrong. And then we always somehow manage to solve it. It’s actually always exciting,” she says. The probe is scheduled to reach Mars in February, study the dust storms there, take rock samples and prepare a manned mission. The fact that so many women are involved in this high-tech project initially caused irritation in the Emirates. For the young female engineers who came to the space center with excellent training, the project also offers the opportunity to gain a place in the male-dominated society of the Emirates.

The “Weltspiegel topic” podcast deals with space travel. Moderator Philipp Abresch speaks with ARD correspondent Daniel Hechler about the Mars mission of the United Arab Emirates and with ARD Beijing correspondent Tamara Anthony about the background of the Chinese government’s planned moon landing.

  • Ethiopia: The War for the Tigray Province

The conflict over the Ethiopian region of Tigray is escalating. And brutal massacres are said to have occurred. Up to 600 civilians are said to have been killed in attacks by members of a local youth organization. This cannot be verified because there are no independent observers in the province. The Ethiopian military is fighting there against associations of the People’s Liberation Front TPLF, which represents the Tigray population. More than 40,000 people have now fled to neighboring Sudan. The “Weltspiegel” reports on the situation in Ethiopia, the consequences for the civilian population and the fear of the people in the region that the conflict in East Africa will spread further.

Probably the most popular foreign magazine in Germany, it brings gripping reports which, not least of all, should help viewers to find their way around current events on the globe.


Trump and Xi will coincide in virtual Asia-Pacific summit on the world economy

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of Asia-Pacific leaders on Friday to discuss the coronavirus and global economic recovery, and it is Lingering trade differences are likely to cloud the meeting.

An advertisement displays the flags of the United States and Papua New Guinea one day after the end of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. REUTERS / David Gray

Both leaders will lead the meeting of the leaders of the 21 nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, organized by Malaysia, just two weeks after Trump lost the US elections.

Asia-Pacific leaders have called for more open and multilateral trade to support economic recovery, and have warned against protectionist trade policies.

After coming to power in 2017, Trump slapped tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods, sparking a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

At the last APEC summit, in 2018, member countries failed to agree on a joint statement for the first time in the bloc’s history, as the United States and China disagreed on trade and investment.

In the run-up to Friday’s meeting, several APEC leaders warned against protectionism as the world grapples with the economic impact of the new coronavirus.

“As we face the greatest economic challenge of this generation, we must not repeat the mistakes of history by backtracking into protectionism,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said during her remarks at the APEC CEO Dialogues on Friday.

“APEC must continue to commit to keeping markets open and trade flowing.”

Xi, for his part, said Thursday that “increasing unilateralism, protectionism and intimidation, as well as the backlash against economic globalization” had increased risks and uncertainties in the world economy.

The president noted that China will remain committed to multilateralism, openness and cooperation.

Other leaders from the Asia-Pacific region have also expressed hope that the Joe Biden administration will support multilateral trade.

Japan aims to expand the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, which could satisfy the interest of China and the United Kingdom to join the agreement.

Information from Rozanna Latiff and A. Ananthalakshmi; additional information from Kiyoshi Takenaka and Ju-min Park in Tokyo; edited by Sam Holmes; translation by Jorge Martínez


Johnson and Von der Leyen agree to “redouble efforts” toward a post-Brexit deal

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.

The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.

The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.

For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


▷ Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections

Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections.


In these last American electionss  Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.


▷ The new virtual BlizzCon will be free for everyone: Blizzard says goodbye to the classic ticket in this edition

BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.

Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.

In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.

In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.

In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.

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Flanders wields a 1666 treaty to fish in British waters even if Brexit fails

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Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …

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▷ Pregnant? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a secret kept for “confidential reason”


October 30 2020, 11:28 am

Royal families do not usually have few members, so Meghan Markle and the prince harry They could be gearing up for the announcement of the arrival of a new royal baby.

According to British media reports, the Duchess of Sussex; who won a motion to delay the court battle with the British tabloid for a “confidential” reason, is pregnant and will confirm soon.

According to the report, the judge Mark Warby granted the delay after Meghan’s team gave a “confidential reason” for doing so.

With information from El Farandi

Shortly after the judge’s comments, royal fans began speculating about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy; as he won the bid for a confidential reason that was shared by his legal team in court.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became parents to their first child Archie Harrison in May 2019. It has never been confirmed whether the couple will attempt to have children again. But nevertheless; The former ‘Suits’ star is speculated to be pregnant and will confirm soon.

The tabloid, citing a source, stated: “It seems certain that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join your family.”

Meghan would surely be delighted when she emerged victorious in her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed for about nine months until next fall.

The trial was to begin in London in January 2021.

Prince Harry’s wife is suing Associated Newspapers by articles in the Mail on Sunday which included parts of a handwritten letter he had sent to his father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. “My conclusion is that the correct decision in all circumstances is to grant the request”, said the judge. “That means that the test date of January 11, 2021 will become vacant and the test will be rescheduled for a new date in the fall.”


Why is it getting harder and harder for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to spend Christmas in England?


October 29 2020, 2:02 pm

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It will soon be a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left for the United States never to return. They announced it on January 18 after spending more than a month on vacation in Los Angeles, where they spent Christmas with Meghan’s mother instead of with the Royal Family, as had been tradition.

By Vanity Fair

Of course, before formally abandoning their life as royals, the Sussexes returned to the UK in March to say goodbye and finalize the deals for their long-awaited freedom, which was finally granted by Queen Elizabeth II in April. And since then, they have never seen each other again in person.

That is why all the British people were anxious to know how the next Christmas would go when Harry and Meghan had to return yes or yes to England. Although not for pleasure, but because on January 11 the trial that the dukes are holding against Associated Newspaper, which owns several tabloids, is scheduled to be held in London, which they accuse of publishing false information about them.

A legal battle that demands that the couple be present in the courtroom, something that in order to comply with it forces them to travel to England two weeks before the date of the trial to keep the corresponding quarantine that the British government requires of those who enter the country from United States.

But according to what has just been learned, finally that Christmas return could not take place. Well, the judge in charge of the case accepted the formal request that Harry and Meghan’s lawyers have sent to delay this meeting in court for several months.

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▷ Dos ex-Blizzard fundan Frost Giant Studios

From ex-Blizzard they have announced the founding of Frost Giant Studios in Orange County, California.

Tim Morten, CEO of the company, was the chief producer of Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void and has worked for the last six years in the company, although he has gone through numerous studies and has been involved in sagas such as Command & Conquer.

Tim Campbell, meanwhile, was the lead designer for the Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne campaign and has since been involved in numerous projects, most recently Wasteland 3 as director.

The first round of financing has closed with 4.7 million dollars raised by various investors, including Riot Games.

The company’s first game will be an RTS (real-time strategy game) and its goal is for it to be the next great game in the genre.

Real-Time Strategy Returns! We’re launching a new game studio to build the next great RTS! Join us on our journey at https://t.co/qtPYF1CahM! #FrostGiant pic.twitter.com/NRFfu64qCU

— Frost Giant Studios (@Frost_Giant) October 20, 2020


StarCraft 2 stops producing content 10 years after launch, but Blizzard will keep it alive

It seems that new games based on the franchise are not being ruled out, with no sequel announced yet.

In July 2010 it was put on sale StarCraft 2, a game that has remained the dominant RTS as it was with its predecessor. Now, Blizzard announces the cessation of development of new content for this title, which means that we will not have more commanders or chests to buy. But that does not necessarily mean that he will die.

Of course, the lack of news will put off many players, but the servers will remain active as up to now and their developers have confirmed that we will continue to have updates with balance adjustments and bug fixes, “focusing primarily on what matters most to our core and competitive community.”

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Qualifying this last point, Blizzard ensures that SC2 will continue to maintain its usual representation in the eSports scene from the hand of ESL Gaming and GSL. What about the IP as such? In the past, the Warcraft fathers had no qualms about listing their most relevant games for the future. Right now StarCraft doesn’t have a sequel on the horizon, but it seems that something like this is not ruled out.

Or at least, it is what can be read between the lines following the closing of the entry. Producer Rob Bridenbecker concludes, “We will keep you posted on any and all plans we have for future forays into the Koprulu sector.” In the absence of something more specific, we remind you that Blizzard has announced Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV (plus the spin-off Immortal) as well as the imminent expansion Shadowlands WoW, so it will surely be a while until we see their next big game.

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