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Nigeria's Lagos State rejected findings by a judicial panel that security forces carried out a "massacre" of unarmed protesters last year, maintaining that only one person suffered a gunshot wound, according to a paper issued by the government this week. The judicial panel, which submitted its full report last month, was tasked with investigating October 2020 shootings that ended weeks of nationwide protests over police brutality and sparked the worst civil unrest in Nigeria since its return to civilian rule. A leaked copy of the report said the army fired live rounds at peaceful protesters in a "massacre" at the Lekki Toll Gate, a huge motorway toll linking Nigeria's commercial capital with a peninsula to the southwest.
Euro zone government bond yields rose from two-month lows on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said inflation was here to stay and indicated a quicker taper of bond purchases despite worries around the new Omicron coronavirus variant. In addition, a euro zone survey showed manufacturing growth in the bloc accelerated and supply chain bottlenecks worsened, driving the cost of raw materials up at the fastest rate in over two decades. U.S. central bankers in December will discuss whether to end bond purchases a few months earlier than expected, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said, pointing to a strong economy, stalled workforce growth and high inflation that is expected to last into mid-2022.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for annual security talks expected to bolster the countries' decades-long military alliance in the face of North Korean nuclear threats and mounting challenges from China. The meeting Thursday between Austin and his South Korean counterpart, Suh Wook, comes after the Pentagon released the results of a global posture review earlier this week.
The main risk to an otherwise upbeat global economic outlook is that the current inflation spike proves longer and rises further than currently expected, the OECD said on Wednesday. Global growth is set to hit 5.6% this year before moderating to 4.5% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said in its latest economic outlook. The OECD did not produce estimates for 2023 until now.
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The Hungarian forint was 0.22% higher and trading at 364.45, adding to its gains from the previous session when it jumped after the central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates for the fourth time in just two weeks. The bank widened its interest rate corridor, making room to hike its one-week deposit rate again. It raised the one-week deposit rate worth a combined 110 basis points over the past two weeks, raising it to 2.9%.
Roman Catholics in mainly Orthodox Greece are preparing excitedly for a visit by Pope Francis that they hope will help bring Eastern and Western Christianity closer together. Francis will visit Greece on Dec. 4-6 after a two-day trip to Cyprus. "The fact that he himself is coming to Greece when it's predominantly an Orthodox country is something very big for us and we just can't wait," said Mary Katherine Binibini, 24, a member of a Catholic youth group.
Boebert has accused Omar and her Democratic peers of belonging to an Islamic militant group and practicing "cancel culture."
A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Bobbi-Anne McLeod, whose body was found earlier this week after she was reported missing.
On World AIDS Day, President Joe Biden will lay out a new HIV/AIDS strategy, including a focus on the growing population of people aging with HIV.
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With control of Congress up for grabs in the 2022 midterm elections, Democrats and Republicans are laying out their plans. What we already know.
There are 34 Senate seats up in 2022, providing both parties opportunity to make gains in a Senate where Democrats hold a slim majority.
People in richer countries, even if fully vaccinated, won't be safe until those in poorer nations have the benefit of vaccines, experts have argued.
The report, which has cost £800,000, has already been criticised because it is not accompanied by a plan for implementing its 44 recommendations.
It is my obligation to justify any curricular or pedagogical choice to any inquiring student or parent and to respectfully listen to any concerns.
Established in 1941, Mammoth Cave National Park attracts about a half million visitors a year, but this ranger's connection to it goes further back.
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