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Madrid begin partial virus lockdown amid political conflict

Madrid begin partial virus lockdown amid political conflict

Madrid’s government led by Isabel Diaz Ayuso of the conservative Popular Party has said it will enforce orders from the Spanish government, but has also challenged them in the Ayuso National Court and its regional ministers said the restrictions would cause “chaos ”, Injure an already weakened economy and violate their competence as regional authorities.

Contact Tracing, Key to Reining In the Virus, Falls Flat in the West

Contact Tracing, Key to Reining In the Virus, Falls Flat in the West

Despite repeated vows by Western nations to develop “world-beating” testing and tracing operations, those systems have been undone by a failure of governments to support citizens through onerous quarantines or to draw out intimate details of their whereabouts. That has shattered the hope of pinpoint measures replacing lockdowns and undermined flagging confidence in governments.

Ottawa won’t say whether it let military sales to Turkey slip through arms embargo

Ottawa won’t say whether it let military sales to Turkey slip through arms embargo

The federal government is refusing to divulge whether it’s been allowing exports of target-acquisition systems slip through a ban on military exports to Turkey.

Questions are now being raised about gear by L3Harris Wescam, which makes imaging and targeting systems for laser-guided bombs launched by drones or fighter aircraft. 

Canadian pension funds investing in multinational companies with ties to Myanmar’s military

Canadian pension funds investing in multinational companies with ties to Myanmar’s military

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., or BCI, are among the large Canadian investors in multinational companies that have partnered with the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, whose “economic interests enable its conduct,” according to a 2019 report to the UN Human Rights Council.

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