Biden team forges ahead with transition as Trump pushes recounts #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is forging ahead despite President Donald Trump’s continued, and increasingly long-shot attempts to overturn the election results. Biden’s incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, in an interview on Sunday called on Trump and the little-known General Services Administration, an agency that can unlock key provisions of the law governing presidential […]

In Pictures: Protesters clash with police in Guatemala #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Thousands of people have staged the biggest protest yet against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, with some setting fire to Congress, fuelled by anger over cuts in the 2021 budget as the country reels from back-to-back storms. Waving Guatemalan flags and signs declaring “Giammattei, resign,” demonstrators in Guatemala City on Saturday called for Giammattei to veto […]

The time has come for a reckoning on US immigrant abuse #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

In mid-September, several organisations including Project South filed a complaint with the inspector-general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS OIG) about medical abuse immigrants were facing at the Irwin County Detention Center in the US state of Georgia. It provided shocking details of medical malpractice including a high number of invasive gynaecological procedures with […]

Kill lists: Barack Obama’s blind spot #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoirs, A Promised Land, has recently been published. Most of the commentary about these memoirs has contrasted the former constitutional law professor’s polite and consensual approach to government to the mayhem that has taken place under his successor, President Donald J Trump. Reviews of the book have […]

Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than Us? #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Adhering to the declaration would prohibit researchers from working on robots that conduct search-and-rescue operations, or in the new field of “social robotics.” One of Dr. Bethel’s research projects is developing technology that would use small, humanlike robots to interview children who have been abused, sexually assaulted, trafficked or otherwise traumatized. In one of her […]

What the US troop withdrawal means for Iraq #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The US has announced it will further reduce the number of troops stationed in the Middle East, causing further consternation among analysts who worry such a move may be to the detriment of one of the region’s key states, Iraq. Acting US Secretary of Defense Christoph Miller announced on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s decision to […]

Israeli army launches air raids on besieged Gaza Strip #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Israeli military says it struck Hamas positions after an alleged rocket attack from the Palestinian enclave.  The Israeli military has carried out air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, causing property damage but no casualties, Palestinian media reported. According to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, Israeli warplanes fired a series of missiles at positions […]