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- In Spain it ran for supplies. The country has been in a panic over a possible event for days “big blackout” to the point that citizens have stocked up on butane cylinders and camping stoves, torches, lanterns and batteries. It all began in Austria, with the Vienna Minister of Defense Klaudia Tanner, which hinted at a hypothetical risk of a “major blackout” across Europe.
- Ghislaine Maxwell has consistently been denied bail by judges as she awaits her trial on charges of procuring underage girls for the late tycoon to sex-traffic and abuse. While repeatedly pronounced a “flight risk”, sources claim there has been another reason why she was not allowed to post bail, reported The Times. “The system has been keeping her in prison to keep her safe,” said a source cited by the outlet. The report feeds into the speculations surrounding Epstein’s death behind bars and the information Maxwell might have in her possession implicating powerful people.
- An external FBI email system has been compromised by hackers, according to a Bloomberg report, citing the federal intelligence agency. The FBI also confirmed that the emails came from an ‘@ic.fbi.gov’ email account, as seen in screen captures reposted by the Spamhaus Project. “Urgent: threat actor in systems,” reads the subject line. The email stated that a threat actor had been identified as cybersecurity expert “Vinny Troia, whom is believed to be affiliated with the extortion gang TheDarkOverlord.”
- Antifa activists appeared to have got embroiled in verbal altercations with anti-COVID-19 vaccine protesters on Saturday night outside Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence in New York City. According to some media reports, the squabbles erupted once the members of group America First, headed by Nick Fuentes, a former podcaster who was banned from social media platforms after attending the Capitol riot, showed up at the protests. The videos of the rally that emerged online show people in America First caps arguing with activists, who are described as Antifa activists. Antifa members are said to have been appeared at the rally along with Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists.
- Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has responded to remarks made by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who earlier weighed in on the migrant crisis unfolding on the Poland-Belarus border, urging Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to step in and end Minsk’s attempt to use “desperate migrants as pawns” to destabilise the region. “Russia has a clear responsibility here. They must press the Belarusian authorities to end the crisis and enter into dialogue,” wrote Truss in The Telegraph, as she deplored what she referred to as a “carefully crafted crisis” that she blamed on the government of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.
- According to a 2017 report by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and other institutions, the prevalence of diabetes in India has increased by 64 percent in the past 25 years. November 14th is World Diabetes Day, dedicated to raising awareness about the disease. In India, 73 percent of the COVID-19 fatalities are associated with comorbidities including diabetes, hypertension, as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. With over 77 million diabetes sufferers, India has been dubbed the diabetes capital of the world.
- The auction house Christie’s Paris sold some 50 Mexican pieces at its Pre-Columbian Art & Taino Masterworks auction on Wednesday. The most expensive Mexican piece sold was a Mayan hacha or ax, a Mayan ballgame accoutrement, which went for 692,000 euros. Among the artifacts on offer that the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has deemed to be fakes was a Teotihuacán mask, which sold for 6,000 euros. According to INAH, 15 of 72 lots that were promoted as being pre-Hispanic artifacts were in fact more recent fakes. The Mexican Embassy in France said in a statement in late October that it had contacted the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to convey its concern about Christie’s auction and another held by the auction house Artcurial in Paris on Tuesday of last week.
News Burst 15 November 2021