The Statistic

12th August, 2022
Number of young people, aged 15 to 24, projected to be out of work this year: 73 million
Source: ILO

 

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Moments

12th August, 2022
FILED: The US Justice Department, a motion to make public the warrant used to search former US President Donald Trump's home thanks, according to US Attorney-General Merrick Garland, "the former president's public confirmation of the search, the surrounding circumstances and the substantial public interest in this matter".
DECLARED: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, victory over COVID-19 while his sister indicated that he too caught the virus.
REOPENING: McDonald's restaurants in Ukraine over the next few months, according to the company, in an early sign of western businesses returning to the country even as the conflict with Russia continues. 

 

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They Said It

"Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly without fear or favour. Under my watch, that is precisely what the Justice Department is doing."
- US Attorney-General Merrick Garland in a statement to reporters in relation to the search warrant executed on former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago earlier this week which he said he personally authorised; he added the Justice Department had now filed a motion to make the warrant public (as quoted on CNN).

 

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This Week on the Web

12th August, 2022
Virgilio do Carmo da Silva of Dili will become East Timor's first cardinal at the end of August. Read DEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOV's interview on Vatican News...

 

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The Word Explained

8th August, 2022
Mammon: Wealth personified as a powerful force. 

 

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