International

Global Crosstown Traffic Jam

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 11:03
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There is a jumbo traffic jam on the Suez Canal A giant container ship blocks one of the most important highways of global trade.

The Suez Canal is a human-made waterway that cuts north-south across the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt. It connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, making it the shortest maritime route to Asia from Europe. Since its completion in 1869, it has become one of the world’s most heavily used shipping lanes.

The King Can Cry

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 05:33
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The White House is now pointing fingers at the King of Saudi Arabia, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman for killing Jamal Khashoggi.

Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian dissident, author, columnist for The Washington Post, and a general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel. He was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government, according to reports.

Scotland Bound Trump?

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/04/2021 - 16:18
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So he's thinking about moving to Scotland? Perhaps the self-described law and order politician wants to avoid the long arm of the law.

Here are some facts we’ve collected and believe would be beneficial if he's thinking of making the move—they are, at least, things he would’ve liked to have had a better understanding of before he moved. But some might word to the wise tips and tricks he might not have thought about before moving to Scotland.

Better Together
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ub Fri, 12/04/2020 - 08:53

According to Reuters news service, for the first time in music history, 197 musicians – one from each country – have formed an orchestra, hoping to exemplify how people can transcend physical and cultural borders to come together.

In May 2019, 57 of the 197 members reportedly met at Abbey Road Studios in London to lay the groundwork for the song.

Musicians from every country form Earth Orchestra to record unique song http://reut.rs/2Ieg818 

Warning For America

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:45

Jochen Bittner has issued a dire warning to America: outgoing President Donald Trump’s narrative that he and his supporters had their victory “stolen” from them echoes the post-World War I nationalist rage in Germany that ultimately brought about the rise of Nazism.

"Mr. Trump’s baseless accusations about electoral fraud could do serious harm," writes @JochenBittner "A myth of betrayal and injustice is well underway."

80 Million Thanks

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/26/2020 - 05:41
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The world thanks Americans for casting 80 million ballots for a real president with the experience and valor needed to do the job.

President-elect Joe Biden is the first presidential candidate in US history to win more than 80 million votes and that is a fact.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our #CityImages readers This is a difficult  year for the holidays, so we'll take ideas and feedback on how you're doing this year differently, and what you remain grateful for. Admin@cimages.me Box 147 NYC, NY 10464

ICJ At The Hague

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:30
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After combining a "Be Best" public awareness campaign promoted by FLOTUS Melania Trump, focusing on well-being and "When they go lowwe go high" that was a message from former First Lady Michelle Obama made during her well-received speech at the Democratic National Convention. City Images has a recommendation for The Democrats. - It is best to be before The International Court of Justice and ask The World's highest court why are the Republicans going so lo

Appetite For Change

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:06
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We the people of the world must wake up with an increasing hunger for truth, justice, and an appetite for real change which is possible if only so-called leaders are not interested in power grabs and filling their own pockets with global wealth. Signing agreements is not the same as solving problems.

 

Birth of The Nations

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:46
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Born out of World War II’s devastation to save future generations from conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy, and growing inequality.

Criticized for spewing out billions of words and achieving scant results on its primary mission of ensuring global peace, the UN nonetheless remains New York City the one place that its 193 member nations can meet to talk. 

Otto Is Not Forgotten

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 09:02
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POTUS appeared with Americans held overseas but did he conveniently forget to mention Otto?

President Donald Trump offered a pre-recorded video message during the RNC joined by Americans held abroad and  detained by foreign governments released during his time in office.

Michael White, freed by Iran in June, and Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in Turkey and released in 2018 and four others. Trump has repeatedly touted his efforts to get Americans held overseas freed.