Neymar will miss Brazil’s second World Cup match but will remain with the squad undergoing treatment for his ankle injury, the team doctor said Friday. “You can be sure that Neymar will still play in this World Cup,” he said after the match. He was fouled nine times, the most of all World Cup players after the first round of matches in the group stage. The 30-year-old Neymar was also hurt at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, when his tournament ended with a back injury in the quarterfinals against Colombia. Neymar’s right foot has caused him problems in the past, being among the series of injuries he suffered since the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The International Parliamentary Inquiry into the global response to the crisis in Myanmar (IPI) said this in its final report published on Wednesday,“It is imperative that the international community changes course on Myanmar as soon as possible, and those countries claiming to support democracy and human rights in the country live up to their stated commitments,” said Heidi Hautala, Vice President of the European Parliament and IPI Chair. They should begin with recognizing the National Unity Government of Myanmar (NUG) as what it is: the legitimate authority in the country; impose effective and coordinated sanctions on the junta, and address the terrible humanitarian crisis afflicting Myanmar, Hautala said. The report, titled “Time is not on our side”: The Failed International Response to the Myanmar Coup, contains an analysis of the situation in Myanmar since the military takeover, as well as the reaction of international actors. Meanwhile, Santiago said, most of the international community has hidden behind ASEAN in order to avoid doing anything meaningful. International passivity has encouraged a sense of impunity within the Myanmar military, which most recently launched an airstrike on a multitude attending a music festival in Kachin state, killing at least 60 civilians.25 days ago UNB
It's part of the country's push to increase renewable energy production. Foreign investment will likely play a big part, as countries in Europe look south for solar power. The sprawling farm is designed to grow as demand for solar energy increases. Read more: COP27: Bangladesh prioritises realisation of green climate fund, Environment Minister tells UNBEgypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority claims Benban has already reduced the country's annual greenhouse emission output. In 2020, renewables accounted for 6% of Egypt’s energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, with petroleum products accounting for 36% and natural gas for 57%.16 days ago UNB
China remains the greatest security challenge for the United States despite Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the threat from Beijing will determine how the U.S. military is equipped and shaped for the future, according to a new Pentagon defense strategy. “Unlike China, Russia can’t systemically challenge the United States over the long term. It concludes that China remains “the most consequential strategic competitor for the coming decades,” while Russia remains an “acute” threat. The nuclear review confirms the cancellation of the sea-launched cruise missile program, calling it not necessary. But the country also faces a new environment where its decades-old approach of avoiding nuclear war is changing.1 month ago UNB
Malaysia’s king on Thursday named reformist opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the country’s Prime Minister, ending days of uncertainty after divisive general elections produced a hung Parliament. Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said Anwar will be sworn in as the nation's 10th leader at the palace at 5 p.m. (0900 GMT) at the palace. Anwar’s Alliance of Hope led Saturday’s election with 82 seats, short of the 112 needed for a majority. Read more: Reformist leader Anwar close to becoming Malaysia's next PMThe stalemate was resolved after the long-ruling bloc led by the United Malays National Organization agreed to support a unity government under Anwar. UMNO leader Ismail Sabri Yaakob was then picked by the king as the prime minister.3 days ago UNB
Vladimir Putin has overseen annual exercises by Russia's strategic nuclear forces at a time of heightened tensions with the West over his eight-month-long war in Ukraine, according to BBC. The US was told about the drill under the terms of the New Start arms treaty. The launches took place as Russia makes unsubstantiated claims that Ukraine is plotting to use a "dirty bomb". The last Russian nuclear drill took place five days before it invaded Ukraine. Russia took Kherson in the early days of the war, but recently it has come under pressure as Ukrainian troops advance.1 month ago UNB
Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter revenue rose 8% from the same time last year to $90.1 billion. The strong U.S. dollar, which has lowered Apple’s reported sales internationally, is also contributing to the anticipated slowdown. Mirroring other once high-flying stocks in tech, Apple’s stock still has dropped almost 20% so far in 2022. Through the first nine months of this year, iPhone sales are up 6% from last year. Maestri told analysts that weaker sales of advertising and gaming were the biggest drag on the services division during the most recent quarter.1 month ago UNB
In the July-September quarter, the economy accelerated to a 2.6% annual pace, after two quarters of contraction. By far the biggest threat to the economy remains inflation, which is still near its highest level in four decades. Still, there are signs that high inflation and borrowing costs have begun taking a toll. DOES HIGH INFLATION TYPICALLY LEAD TO A RECESSION? High inflation also distorts the economy on its own.1 month ago UNB