News Burst 8 November 2019
- Italy: Next January the reform that reduces the Members of Parliament from 915 to 600 would be enforced therefore the Senators are collecting signatures to hold a referendum that would block the new law.
- Over a dozen Iraq protesters shot dead in last 48 hours; Days into a government ordered internet blackout across much of the country, Iraqi security forces are in the midst of a new major crackdown on massive protests which have gripped the nation for over a month.
- During the Second World War, Moscow was bombed 141 times. The main objective of Hitler’s airstrikes was the Kremlin, but it suffered only eight attacks. The bombings caused much less destruction than expected. “In the first place, the masking of the Kremlin provided for camouflaging the fortress’ bright elements, such as the ruby stars, which were extinguished and covered with pieces of canvas; the golden domes of Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the cathedrals were also covered. In addition, both the Ivan the Great bell tower, the cathedrals and the buildings were painted in such a way that it seemed that it was not a single building. Streets and avenues were painted on those buildings”. The Kremlin’s walls and towers were also camouflaged.
- Anti-Russian sentiment, which turns out to be a face-saving idea for the North Atlantic Alliance, is a specific sign of what French President Emmanuel Macron has described as NATO’s “brain death,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
- Beijing has announced plans to develop 6G technology in the hope of cementing its supremacy in wireless connection amid a US-led crusade against Chinese companies over 5G networks.
- The October climate protest cost the British Met Police £24m, but the High Court now says the ban that ended the 10-day action was unlawful, opening the way for up to £1m in compensation – cash that could be spent on future protests and legal cases.
- Russia allocates 33 times less money to science from the federal budget than the US now, Chairman of the State Duma’s Committee for Education and Science said.
- Planet-hunter spacecraft captures Milky Way’s southern sky in stunning panorama. The NASA spaceship that’s dedicated to scanning the galaxy for undiscovered worlds has captured our galaxy in stunning detail with a spectacular panoramic view of the southern sky. Video
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