The Week in Stories Around the Globe


Rather, the new figures reveal the continuity between Republican and Democratic administrations. While Biden signaled early on that his arms sales policy would be based primarily on strategic and human rights considerations, not just economic interests, he broke from that policy not too long after entering office by approving weapons sales to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other authoritarian regimes.

#Autocrat #JoeBiden #MilitaryIndustrialComplex #war

ExxonMobil settles Indonesian torture suit

Eleven Indonesians known only as John and Jane Does settled a lawsuit against oil giant ExxonMobil on Monday for an undisclosed sum following a two-decades-long courtroom fight that saw the multinational accused of hiring members of the Indonesian military to torture villagers near its massive Arun field in North Aceh.

#Indonesia #fossilfuel #evil

You can’t replace the dollar, but here are 5 alternative assets that are chipping away at the greenback’s supremacy

A group of emerging countries comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa called “BRICS” has also pushed for a common currency.

#Dollar #Trade #Internacionales

1.7 billion Tyrannosaurus rexes walked the Earth before going extinct, new study estimates

Our understanding of T. rex is constantly changing. In recent years, numerous discoveries about the species have altered what we know about the long-dead dino kings.

#Science #animals #PrehistoricPlanet

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