France to sell Egypt 30 fighter jets in $4.5 bln deal -Egyptian defense ministry, report
President Emmanuel Macron said in December he would not make the sale of weapons to Egypt conditional on human rights because he did not want to weaken Cairo's ability to counter terrorism in the region, a comment that drew the ire of critics.https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/france-sell-30-rafale-fighter-jets-egypt-investigative-website-2021-05-03/Biden waving restriction blocking aid to Azerbaijan over Armenia conflict
The waiver applies to Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act and its renewal — which has happened annually since 2002 — which allows the U.S. to provide military assistance to Azerbaijan so long as the secretary of State certifies that such assistance does not contribute to conflict in the region.https://thehill.com/policy/international/551577-biden-waving-restriction-blocking-aid-to-azerbaijan-over-armeniahttps://archive.is/jUJVN‘Stop the massacre’: Colombia tax protests continue after more than a dozen people DIE in clashes with police
Rallying around the slogan “Stop the massacre,” protesters took to the streets in several cities on Monday, following the news that Nicolas Guerrero, 22, was reportedly shot in the head by riot police in the city of Cali. The new round of protests stretched from Cali in the southwest to the capital of Bogota, as well as Medellin and Barranquilla in the north, AFP reported.https://on.rt.com/b7erVenezuelan Trade Unions, Left Parties Blast ‘Pyrrhic’ May 1 Wage Increase
Unions and leftist organizations highlighted a series of other issues over the weekend, including wage restructuring, de facto dollarization and deteriorated workplace conditions. There have also been a number of independently-organized protests in recent weeks over pay, conditions, and privatization in recent months.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.