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President of Honduras: "A person in collusion with drug trafficking would not have approved the extradition of alleged drug dealers or the purging of the National Police Force"

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:02pm

The president remarked that the drug lords found the magic key to go unpunished by surrendering, negotiating and accusing the Honduras officials that captured, extradited and put them behind bars."

Key Points: 
  • The president remarked that the drug lords found the magic key to go unpunished by surrendering, negotiating and accusing the Honduras officials that captured, extradited and put them behind bars."
  • Since Juan Orlando Hernndez presided over the National Congress, the foundations to fight against drug trafficking began to be laid.
  • Hernndez affirmed that the situation in 2010, when he assumed the presidency of the National Congress, was difficult.
  • However, the legislature passed a series of eight security laws that were hated and feared by drug traffickers.

Astana Club: TOP-10 Risks for Eurasia Are Already Coming True in 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Astana Club , one of the most esteemed geopolitical forums for Europe and Asia, announces the latest edition of the international rating "TOP-10 Risks for Eurasia in 2021" .

Key Points: 
  • NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Astana Club , one of the most esteemed geopolitical forums for Europe and Asia, announces the latest edition of the international rating "TOP-10 Risks for Eurasia in 2021" .
  • The rating is developed by the Institute of World Economics and Politics ( IWEP ), comprising over 40 international experts and 1,200 professional respondents from 75 countries in Eurasia.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic remains the key element to accelerate the risks in 2021 and affects recovery, social stability, digital and climate threats and the escalation of confrontationsbetween key geopolitical players.
  • TheUS and China have crossed practically all "red lines" during the pandemic; this confrontation will transform into full scale systemic conflict in 2021.

U.S. Senate Candidate Khaled Salem Urges Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi to Reconcile in Good Faith with Israel

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:55pm

Instead, Khaled Salam suggests initiating comprehensive normalization of diplomatic and humanitarian interaction between Egypt and Israel to create civilized and productive relationships between the two countries.

Key Points: 
  • Instead, Khaled Salam suggests initiating comprehensive normalization of diplomatic and humanitarian interaction between Egypt and Israel to create civilized and productive relationships between the two countries.
  • "The President of Egypt has the power to change the dynamic between Egypt and Israel," said Khaled.
  • "In fact, the Egyptian President must lead by example, especially when the Egyptians in their 'Arab Spring' demonstrations were sincerely advocating for a change and path to democracy.
  • Khaled worries that Egypt is falling behind, an issue that will affect American policy in the region more than most people realize.

Gibraltar Board of Directors Appoints Two New Members

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:30pm

In conjunction with these appointments, Gibraltar also announced the retirement of Sharon M. Brady and Vinod M. Khilnani.

Key Points: 
  • In conjunction with these appointments, Gibraltar also announced the retirement of Sharon M. Brady and Vinod M. Khilnani.
  • Upon Ms. Bradys and Mr. Khilnanis retirements, Gibraltars board of directors will return to nine seats.
  • William P. Montague, Chairman of the Board, stated, We welcome Gwen and Manish to the Gibraltar Board.
  • The Board joins me in thanking both Sharon and Vinod for their service, dedication, and leadership, and the positive impact they made in shaping Gibraltar for the future.

Astana Club: TOP-10 Risks for Eurasia Are Already Coming True in 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:00am

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Astana Club , one of the most esteemed geopolitical forums for Europe and Asia, announces the latest edition of the international rating "TOP-10 Risks for Eurasia in 2021" .

Key Points: 
  • NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Astana Club , one of the most esteemed geopolitical forums for Europe and Asia, announces the latest edition of the international rating "TOP-10 Risks for Eurasia in 2021" .
  • The rating is developed by the Institute of World Economics and Politics ( IWEP ), comprising over 40 international experts and 1,200 professional respondents from 75 countries in Eurasia.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic remains the key element to accelerate the risks in 2021 and affects recovery, social stability, digital and climate threats and the escalation of confrontationsbetween key geopolitical players.
  • TheUS and China have crossed practically all "red lines" during the pandemic; this confrontation will transform into full scale systemic conflict in 2021.

Kutaisi International University Targeting Region's Brightest Undergraduates for September 2021 Intake

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 10:33pm

KUTAISI, Georgia, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kutaisi International University (KIU), the new, state-of-the-art, 1 billion university and science hub in Georgia's second city, is kicking off a recruitment drive to attract the "best and brightest" undergraduate students from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus and Central Asia for enrolment in September 2021.

Key Points: 
  • KUTAISI, Georgia, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kutaisi International University (KIU), the new, state-of-the-art, 1 billion university and science hub in Georgia's second city, is kicking off a recruitment drive to attract the "best and brightest" undergraduate students from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus and Central Asia for enrolment in September 2021.
  • We want KIU to become a magnet for the best and brightest students from Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus.
  • KIU has been purposefully designed as an 'international' university along US and European lines.
  • Its partner university is the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Best University in Europe in 2020 according to QS World University Rankings.

Enhanced Labs, The Maker of Highly-Effective Sports Supplements, Signs Mr. Olympia Winner Big Ramy

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 6:33pm

Leading sports supplement company Enhanced Labs has signed Mr. Olympia 2020 Champion Big Ramy to a 3 Year Deal.

Key Points: 
  • Leading sports supplement company Enhanced Labs has signed Mr. Olympia 2020 Champion Big Ramy to a 3 Year Deal.
  • Since launch in 2019, Enhanced Labs has experienced double digit month over month growth, with growth rates of over 40% per quarter, sustained.
  • That growth continues with the stunning announcement that Enhanced has signed to an exclusive contract the winner of Mr. Olympia Big Ramy from Egypt for a 3 year deal.
  • Much of the distribution network that Enhanced relies on for growth is international and makes it the best possible fit for the Egyptian Mr. Olympian Big Ramy.

Young Albanian entrepreneur wins Mediterranean award

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 8:02am

Award for tour operator also reflects the efforts of the city of Berat to support the development of the local tourism industry.

Key Points: 
  • Award for tour operator also reflects the efforts of the city of Berat to support the development of the local tourism industry.
  • Erilda Krasi of 1001 Albanian Adventures, a tour operator based in the city of Berat, has won the thirdARLEM Young Entrepreneurs Award, beating contenders from nearly two dozen other young, small businesses from around the Mediterranean.
  • The evaluation committee, which includes organisations actively engaged in promoting an entrepreneurial environment in the Mediterranean region, praised the work of1001 Albanian Adventuresas an example ofsustainable and responsible tourism that is helping to regenerate the local economic fabric and urban environment.
  • It transmits a strong encouraging message that hard work will be rewarded and we come out stronger after difficulties.
  • She initially focused on attracting other young people to work in the company.
  • It also works with schools and young people to develop an interest in the tourism sector.
  • ARLEM brings together local and regional politicians drawn from the 42 countries in the Union for the Mediterranean.

Kutaisi International University Targeting Region's Brightest Undergraduates for September 2021 Intake

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:47am

KUTAISI, Georgia, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kutaisi International University (KIU), the brand new, state-of-the-art, 1 billion university and science hub situated in Georgia's second city, is kicking off a recruitment drive to attract the "best and brightest" undergraduate students from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus and Central Asian regions for enrolment in September 2021.

Key Points: 
  • KUTAISI, Georgia, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kutaisi International University (KIU), the brand new, state-of-the-art, 1 billion university and science hub situated in Georgia's second city, is kicking off a recruitment drive to attract the "best and brightest" undergraduate students from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus and Central Asian regions for enrolment in September 2021.
  • Founded by former Georgian Prime Minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, KIU opened its doors to a mix of Georgian and international students in 2020.
  • We want KIU to become a magnet for the very best and brightest students from Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus.
  • Its partner university is the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Best University in Europe in 2020 according to QS World University Rankings.

Benefits of EU's new Mediterranean agenda "must reach beyond capitals"

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:06am

Recommendations by local and regional politicians highlight concerns about access to COVID vaccines and "huge" regional inequalities within Mediterranean countries.

Key Points: 
  • Recommendations by local and regional politicians highlight concerns about access to COVID vaccines and "huge" regional inequalities within Mediterranean countries.
  • ARLEM's
    plenary meeting on 22 February was addressed by both the secretary-general of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement.
  • Nasser Kamel, Secretary-General of the
    Union for the Mediterranean , said:"No person, organisation or region can face the amplitude of the current challenges on their own.
  • In that respect, the 42 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean will only succeed by working closely with local and regional authorities.
  • The ARLEM plenary adopted two reports, both of them covering aspects highlighted in the proposed New Agenda.
  • One of the reports on " A new Green Deal for the Mediterranean: the Agenda 2030 for a Greener Mediterranean " was drafted by
    Agns Rampal (FR/EPP), Deputy Mayor of Nice.