The Week in Stories Around the Globe

U.S. Government Turns Somalia Into Failed State to Steal Its Oil for Shell and Exxon-Mobil

Bombed buildings in Mogadishu Somalia

Instead of promoting what it claims to—peace, stability, “nation-building”—the U.S. government, Ingiriis elaborates, keeps Somalia “wartorn,” a “failed state.” The Somali people pay the cost—the ultimate cost, in thousands upon thousands of cases—as a result. But not everyone loses.

#ForeignPolicy #Somalia #oil #bloodmoney

Biden Pushes Colombia to Restart Glyphosate Spraying Program

After a six-year halt, Colombia plans to restart the toxic aerial spraying of glyphosate on coca crops as early as next month—drawing “most welcome” support from U.S. President Joe Biden and sharp criticism from 150 regional experts who wrote to Biden, “your administration is implicitly endorsing former President Trump’s damaging legacy in Colombia.”

#Biden #colombia #WarOnDrugs

Philippines Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Spike in New Cases

In response to a recent surge in COVID-19 infections, the Philippines will expand toughened public health and safety regulations, which are already in effect in Metropolitan Manila, to apply in four provinces that surround the capital city—Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.

#Philippines #Manila #COVID19

Massive stars in the early universe may have been progenitors of super-massive black holes

Studying the formation of supermassive black holes is a significant topic in modern astrophysics.

#Stars #TheUniverse #Physics

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