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Khary – Nimbus Lyrics (feat. Olu Bliss)

Sorry, I was looking for an exit
All of my exes know I’m well-invested
They don’t live in Texas
I saw your texting
Replied to the message, I already said this
You don’t want me
I might f*ck up your life if I f*ck up your edges
Uh, okay
Do it for myself, don’t do it for the plays
I’m not a prodigy, that’s the dichotomy
Between you niggas and how I was raised
Emotions were bottling, I had no following
Came a long way from a MySpace page
I was just trying to escape
With the HM03, tryna’ ride my own wave
At best, you ain’t f*cking with my less
Levels to this shit, you ain’t f*cking with my stress
Got a new girl, always looking for adventures
Had to let her know she ain’t f*cking Johnny Quest
Had to let you know, nigga, I am not impressed
Really, I’ve been on the stage eight years doin’ reps
Khary Kousteau, from a city too slow
Aqua lung underwater, I was tryna’ keep breath
I promise, I’m focused
Might grow symbiosis, stop chilling with locusts
Stop smoking them roaches
Plenty of fish in the sea, I’m at home in the ocean
I used to counterfeit the
Megabus tickets
And now I’m flyin’ out to LA
When my friends wanna kick it, yeah
Yeah, yeah
[Chorus 2: Khary and Olu Bliss]
I don’t want to stay
I don’t want to wait, I’ve been on a cloud
It’s been hauntin’ me
Because, honestly, lookin’ for it now
[Outro: Olu Bliss]
I don’t want to stay
I don’t want to wait, I’ve been on a cloud
It’s been hauntin’ me
Because, honestly, lookin’ for it now [Intro: Khary]
Yeah
Hey
Thousands, and thousands and thousands
Of feet up in the sky
We find ourselves
Yeah
[Pre-Chorus: Khary and Olu Bliss]
Smoke just a little
Float just a little, drink (Float!)
Smoke just a little
Float just a little, drink (Drink!)
Smoke just a little
Float just a little, drink (Hey!)
Smoke just a little
Float just a little, drink ([?])
[Chorus 1: Khary]
I don’t want to stay
I don’t want to wait, I’ve been on a cloud
It’s been hauntin’ me
Because, honestly, lookin’ for it now
[Verse: Khary and Olu Bliss]
Nigga, what the f*ck are you doin’?

Lee Brice – Little Things Lyrics

Yeah, you might say he ain’t got much to his name
Sitting on the porch and waiting on the rain
His corn homegrown, lest the good Lord sheds his tears
He smiles and says, "There’s always next year"
Yeah money, it don’t come easy
But sonny, that ain’t what’s gonna please me
(It’s the little things)
I got a pretty girl on my left, old dog on my right
Cold beer in my hand on a Saturday night
You add it all up, it’s bigger than you think
You don’t need much, it’s just the little things
Yeah, it’s the little things
He knows that old truck’ll crank, yeah, it always turns over
Ain’t got no need for a black Range Rover
They got around calls and the tape deck saints[?]
What more could you need than just them little things
Got a pretty girl on my left, old dog on my right
Cold beer in my hand on a Saturday night
You add it all up, it’s bigger than you think
You don’t need much, it’s just the little things, yeah
Just them little things
Oh, like a guitar player with a slide! Yeah
I got a pretty girl on my left, old dog on my right
Cold beer in my hand on a Saturday night
You add it all up, it’s bigger than you think
You don’t need much, it’s just the little things
Hey! I got a pretty girl on my left, old dog on my right
Cold beer in my hand on a Saturday night
You add it all up, it’s bigger than you think
You don’t need much, it’s just the little things
(Hm, what!?)
Yeah! Yeah, I like it like that

Ken Mode – The Terror Pulse Lyrics

I’m not blaming her
Logic keeps me bound
Keeps the pieces in check
And every beginning
Has its orchestrated conclusion
This is a lack
Of everything that was claimed
To have stood for
This is a lack
Of everything that was claimed
To have stood for
A lack; skittering and unapologetic
Within the eye of the storm
Taking refuge in small comforts, easy answers
Playing Judas and shirking accountability
A serious lack
That was wrong
It wasn’t okay
It wasn’t okay
No, no, I’m not okay
No, no, I’m not okay
This is goodbye to the man you once knew
Or did not; It doesn’t matter anymore
It doesn’t matter anymore
This is goodbye to the man you once knew

Sick Animation – Shawns Got My Calculator Lyrics

Shawn’s got my calculator (bass, bass, b-b-bass) [x4]
(Gimme that) I went up to my brother in law the other day and I said why
He   said,   why what? I said,   y=mx+b
Haha, I’m a math teacher
What’s your   name?

Nafla – Fate Lyrics (feat. Colde)

운명이라 치자 지금 이건
너를 만나서 배운 게 많았어 참 고마워
미래가 난 두려워서 이불을 꼭 덮었던
날들에   같이   들어와 있어 줘서   고마워
이렇게 된걸 운명이라 치자 지금 이건
너를   만난 후 아무도 못 만나 참 고마워
정리하다 나오던 놓고 간 너의 그 물건
여전히 버리지 못했어 아직 남은 미련
가시들이 박혀
여전히 난 아퍼
미안해 나았던
삶일 때 만났더라면
매일 했었던 작업
돈 벌기가 바뻐
너에게 전하지 못해
노래로 맘을 담어
미안해 이건 나의
운명이라 치자 지금 이건
운명이라 치자고 해
너의 눈물들에게 미안해
나쁘게 나를 욕해도 돼
내가 들린다면 무시해도 돼
나도 잘한 게 하나가 없기에
다른 사람에게 얘기해도 돼
나를 지나칠 때 날 밀쳐도 돼
하나밖에 없던 감정이었기에
떠난 뒤에 색들이 칠해졌기에
이젠 마음도 몸도 멀어졌기에
다시 먼지가 쌓였기에
아무도 우릴 기억 못 해도
너마저 나를 지워버려도
아직도 그 기억 속에
남겨진 너의 마음속에
여전히 난 살고 있어
제발 다시 나를 안아줘
운명이라 치자 지금 이건
너를 만나서 배운 게 많았어 참 고마워
미래가 난 두려워서 이불을 꼭 덮었던
날들에 같이 들어와 있어 줘서 고마워
이렇게 된걸 운명이라 치자 지금 이건
너를 만난 후 아무도 못 만나 참 고마워
정리하다 나오던 놓고 간 너의 그 물건
여전히 버리지 못했어 아직 남은

Jd Mcpherson – Bridgebuilder Lyrics

[Chorus]
I’ll build something that is real and true
Building bridges to you
I’ll build something that is real and true
Building bridges to you
[Verse]
Bridge builder, bridge builder
Build me a bridge
Draw a straight line on the water
Bridge builder, bridge builder
The waters are deep
Fear I may sink to the bottom
Waiting in the shadow in old merry times
Dreaming of some father’s daughter
[Chorus]
I’ll build something that is real and true
Building bridges to you
I’ll build something that is real and true
Building bridges to you
[Instrumental]
[Chorus]
I’ll build something that is real and true
Building bridges to you
I’ll build something that is real and true
Building bridges to you
[Outro]
Bridges to you
Bridges to you
Bridges to you
Bridges to you

Onra – One Day Lyrics

One day, you’ll be on your own
You won’t have a shout any more
One day, you’ll be in the ground
You’re over and out, and
You’ve missed the last tube home
(Repeat x3) One day, you’ll be on your own
You won’t have a shout any more
One day, you’ll be in the ground
You’re over and out, and
You’ve missed the last tube home
One day, you’ll be on your own
You won’t have a shout any more
One day, you’ll be in the ground
You’re over and out, and
You’ve missed the last tube home
Woooooo! One day, you’ll be on your own
You won’t have a shout any more
One day, you’ll be in the ground
You’re over and out, and
You’ve missed the last tube home
One day, you’ll be on your own
You won’t have a shout any more
One day, you’ll be in the ground
You’re over and out, and
You’ve missed the last tube home
Woke up this morning, heard someone snoring
Knobheads going on about modern life is boring
Bears have their own music, no-one can prove it
Just like I’m a guy of guys
You think I’m gonna move it
One day, you’ll be on your own
You won’t have a shout any more
One day, you’ll be in the ground
You’re over and out, and
You’ve missed the last tube home
Sum up together, nobody’s the wiser
It’s life in the sunshine, that’s what I would advise her? Yeeeh-haaa!

Brklyn – Can’t Get Enough Lyrics (feat. Mariah McManus)

[Verse 1]
Let go, dive in
Feel things that I, I never did
Falling into you, into you
I never believed in love like this
(I never believed)
I never believed in love like this
(I never believed)
[Chorus]
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough, oh woah
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough, oh woah
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
[Post-Chorus: Intstrumental]
Can’t get enough
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
[Verse 2]
Love me and why i get through your releasing that I don’t wanna lose
Falling into you, into you
I never believed in love like this
(I never believed)
I never believed in love like this
(I never believed)
[Chorus]
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough, oh woah
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough, oh woah
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
[Post-Chorus: Instrumental]
Can’t get enough
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh
[Outro]
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh
Can’t get enough, can’t get enough, oh woah
Oh woah oh oh, oh woah oh oh

Ingrimm – Spielmann Lyrics

Bin des Nächtens wachgesessen
Meine Welt um mich vergessen
Und darüber nachgedacht
Was ich aus diesem Leben mach
Soll ich des Vaters Werk erlernen
Und komm so zu Gold und Ehren
Oder ist es mir bestimmt
Dass meine Hand ein Schwert sich nimmt
So hab ich wieder nachgesonnen
Hab manchen guten Rat vernommen
Mich zu regen, bringe Segen
Doch konnt das nicht mein Herz bewegen
Bis eines Tags einer kam
Mit Sack und Schellen und Gesang
Da fuhr es mir in den Sinn
Wofür ich geboren bin
Durch die Lande ziehn
Und auf Schalmei und Laute spielen
Ich will ein Spielmann sein
Laut die Trommel schlagen
Und nicht der Würde Bürde tragen
Ich will ein Spielmann sein
Von Feind und Leiden singen
Das Volk zum Tanzen bringen
Als Galgenbruder und Vagant
Angesehen und verdammt

Bko – Veel Stacks Lyrics

choke hold
It’s a choke hold
Nieuwe chain, 20 carrots on die white gold
Vieze motherf*ckers, heel je job froze
Die Nipsey Hussle
Straigth in the bims, nigga
Ik zei nip and see hussle in the bims nigga
Ik doe de plug walk
Ik zie je plug walkin’
Deze dagen ben ik stil
Ik hoor die mannen barken
Het is hard on the roads
Ik moet die waggie parken
[Hook]
Brick talk, brick talk and let that brick walk
Stick stock, stick stock and let the clit talk
Heb die goeie wiri met me nigga Adje
Ik heb mocro’s die je rippen types met die matjes
Ik wil stacks
Ik wil kanker veel stacks, jigga
Stelen van die rich [?]
Fock us in the flash, nigga
Never leave the damn Hussle
Cause they need me
10K out the wallet, noem het [?] [Verse 1]
Ik ga te licht om met gevoelens noem het featherweight
Ik pakte net 10K en ik voel me great
Chandeliers, dikke tieten in een nigga face
Wine stains op marble floor it’s a nightmare
We gaan die junta litten
Hou die racker right there
Veel sheet in die planga voor die light, yeah (yeah)
Ze zegt ik ben niet planga
Ik rok die dita planga
Stelletje schapen
How can you Ferragamo
Ik wil alleen die kamers
Ben met een Spaanse
En ze zegt me mi hermano calma
Al die vino’s die ik klaar
Maakt een nigga parra
High fashion [?]
Soms een [?] van de Zara
[Hook]
Brick top, brick top and let the brick walk
Stick stock, stick stock and let the clit talk
Heb die goeie wiri met me nigga Adje
Ik heb mocro’s die je rippen types met die matjes
Ik wil stacks
Ik wil kanker veel stacks, jigga
Stelen van die rich [?]
Fock us in the flash, nigga
Never leave the damn Hussle
Cause they need me
10K out the wallet, noem het [?]
[Verse 2]
Hot talk, hot talk, hot job, jigga
10K btc, big chop, nigga
Ik heb die ballie hier zo in criped
Life [?] got them niggas submissed it
Ch, ch, choke hold.

Taysav – Shark Tunes Lyrics

Me and gang roll him up in a fat blunt
Me and Lu slide down with the gats up
If a nigga ain’t dead, better act slumped
Free the gang for the work, that’s Spazz Out
That’s Shotta plus Lil Steve be back down
Couple days Big (?) be back down
Couple months, Leeky Leek be back down
I don’t know how to act now
So I’m ridin’ with the MAC now
If you try to run, blow his back out
f*ck around, ran up twenty-three racks now
Gonna go blow that, two or three bags now
Glock-22 got twenty-three, back down
‘Fore you get sat down, I got a sack now
I shop at Saks now, I’m throwin’ racks now
Missing my niggas, I wish I was back now, gang [Verse]
Late nights on that corner used to be everything
They done took away everything from my niggas
Gotta make a way for my niggas
I know Pappy with me in spirit, but that still ain’t good enough
But it’s good enough for them tools bustin’ your moves bust, but that’s stupid stuff
I’m tryna make it out this hellhole, that’ll be the day that hell froze
‘Cause you niggas dumb, brought the devil out
Might as well of brought your shovel out
‘Cause your soul and body goin’ underground, I don’t f*ck around
Hundred bands, that’s nothin’ now
I’ma probably spend it at the summer now, on a summer house
I miss some niggas that’s missing
Step out the frame, take yourself out the picture
Now tell me if you see what’s bigger
Tell me if you see a million
Pappy he gave me the vision
He told me to make sure the fans see the riches
To be out of town f*ckin’ all of they bitches
And pull out the lot bearin’ all of the business
He told me to make sure OG get a mansion
Look after my sister Tamryn
Give her bread just to manage
Give him some bread just to jack it
Go ‘head and splash it, we poppin’ tags ’cause we never had it
I just wanna live lavish, twenty mil in the stash like nigga we made it
I’m feelin’ great but I wanna feel better so I’m gettin’ faded
Perc-30’s I’m takin’, Backwoods what I’m facin’, we done upgraded
Came a long way from not havin’ cable, food on the table
I just want to do better, so in this shit I can’t let up
My own brother got wet up
How do you think that I feel? You niggas don’t know that feeling
You don’t know about stashin’ poles in the ceiling
You don’t know about on the pole in the winter
When a nigga try to leave you froze in December
You don’t know about neck shots in September
It’s a whole lot of shit we don’t talk about
Free the guys locked up, can’t wait ’til they walkin’ out
Them is my dogs and we got lots to bark about
Broad day, night time, we’ll spark it out
I’ll show you what the sharks about
I’ll show you what the boys from the park about
I’ll show you how to blow when I hawk you down
It don’t even feel the same when I walk around ’cause I miss my niggas
On the other side pullin’ them triggers
Poppin’ though like they were that nigga, now you gone
Soon as we hop out I’m already blowin’
Soon as I’m blowin’ I’m already scorin’
Soon as I’m scorin’ I’m already runnin’ out
Shots in his face, like I told you don’t f*ck around
Lil nigga now what? p*ssy I want to go kill
Thinkin’ like why the f*ck would I chill, if that’s my blood gettin’ spilled, huh?

Points of Progress: Legal protections for LGBTQ employees, and more

(The Guardian) Tropical forests hold about 40% of all the carbon stored by land plants. Brown Jr. Approximately 11 million Americans identify as LGBTQ, but 28 states offer the community little or no workplace protections. Scientists monitored tropical forest behavior in various thermal conditions at nearly 600 sites around the world, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. “You can dig a trench and get little insights, but it’s very difficult to see how [those artifacts] work as a whole,” said Martin Millett, a classical archaeology professor at the University of Cambridge. Points of Progress: Legal protections for LGBTQ employees, and more

Why We Wrote This

This is more than feel-good news – it’s where the world is making concrete progress. In a video released shortly before his confirmation, General Brown shared his experience living in what he describes as two worlds, including moments in his career “that didn’t always sing of liberty and equality.”   The Senate vote also makes General Brown the Pentagon’s first Black senior leader since Army Gen. The decision is expected to have a sweeping impact on cases pending in lower courts. (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)4. General Brown has flown 3,000 hours, including combat missions, and oversaw Air Force operations in the Middle East from his command post in Qatar. United StatesThe Supreme Court has affirmed that LGBTQ employees are legally protected from workplace discrimination under a 1964 civil rights law. June 26, 2020

By Lindsey McGinnis
Staff Writer
@BylineLindsey

1. The researchers found that when daytime temperatures reach above about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, tropical forests lose that carbon more quickly. Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s first nominee to the court, wrote that employers who fire LGBTQ people based on “traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex” are breaking the law. as chief of staff of the Air Force. In a surprise decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a federal law barring sex discrimination in the workplace extends to sexual orientation and gender identity. Based on the study and future warming predictions, scientists believe South American forests will be most affected by climate change, but understanding this temperature threshold could help improve conservation efforts. Kevin Dietsch/Reuters

Gen. Loading… United StatesThe United States has confirmed the first African American leader of a military branch. Charles Q. With the radar technique, archaeologists were able to look at the entire 74-acre site, gaining new understanding of life and governance in the Roman Empire. Some mysterious monuments may offer clues about the culture of the Faliscan people, who occupied this region before it was ultimately conquered by Rome. Researchers say the scans helped piece together the city’s water system layout and revealed evidence of a religious processional route that probably never would have been uncovered by excavation alone. Charles Q. A roundup of positive stories to inspire you. ItalyFor the first time, archaeologists have mapped an entire Roman city using scanning technology. (USA Today)3. Colin Powell. Brown Jr. When trees get too hot or dry, they can stop absorbing carbon through photosynthesis. In June, the Senate unanimously approved the nomination of Gen. (The Wall Street Journal)2. And when they die or decay, they release the carbon locked up in their wood back into the atmosphere. Staff

Places where the world saw progress, for the July 6 & 13, 2020 Monitor Weekly. The ground-penetrating radar created highly detailed images of Falerii Novi, a town about 30 miles north of Rome. PanamaScientists have identified a “temperature tipping point” for tropical forests, or a threshold at which the amount of carbon the forests store drops. Yara Nardi/Reuters

Falerii Novi specialist Raniero Pedica shows a map of the ancient Roman city being explored using radar technology. Although General Powell served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993, he didn’t serve as chief of staff of the Army.

“I am very encouraged,” said Zhou Jinfeng, secretary-general of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation and longtime pangolin advocate. The new rule came into effect on World Environment Day as part of the country’s green agenda. In 2017, it joined the United Nations #CleanSeas campaign, promising to protect its waters from marine plastic litter and promote recycling. Renowned for its striking landscapes and wildlife, Kenya has been waging a war against plastic for years. KenyaKenya has banned single-use plastics in national parks, beaches, forests, and conservation areas. “Our continuous efforts for several years have not been in vain.” (CNN, The Guardian, China Daily)6. ChinaPangolin scales are no longer included on the official list of traditional Chinese medicine ingredients, a major step in protecting the world’s most trafficked animal. 5. CBCGDF/AP

A conservation worker cradles Lijin, a pangolin, on June 9, 2020, before its release from the Jinhua wild animal rescue center in China. Three years after banning plastic bags nationwide, the East African country will no longer allow visitors to bring items such as plastic water bottles, disposable cutlery, and straws into protected areas. This change came shortly after the status of the cat-sized mammal was raised from a second-level protected species to first-level, a category shared by the panda. More than 130 tons of scales and other pangolin-related products were seized in cross-border busts last year, representing up to 400,000 animals, according to a conservation group’s estimate. (United Nations Environment Program,   Global Citizen)

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In Venezuela, as water runs out, communities improvise solutions

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They’re exposing themselves to illness or possibly spreading the virus to others, she said.”They don’t have an alternative,” Ms. An estimated 86% of Venezuelans reported unreliable water service, including 11% who have none at all. June 26, 2020

By Scott Smith
Associated Press

Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela’s economic collapse has left most homes without reliable running water, so Caracas resident Iraima Moscoso saw water pooling inside an abandoned construction site as the end of suffering for thousands of her poor neighbors.Workers had long ago stopped building a nearby highway tunnel through the mountain above them. The construction firm had also left behind coils of tube.Ms. Moscoso said the water is perfectly safe, drinking down a glass as proof. ‘It’s way past time to try something new’: The push to defund policeCritics of the socialist government blame chronic infrastructure failures on years of corruption and mismanagement that have also left the electrical grid fragile and destroyed Venezuela’s once-thriving oil industry.An estimated 86% of Venezuelans reported unreliable water service, including 11% who have none at all, according to an April survey of 4,500 residents by the non-profit Venezuelan Observatory of Public Services.María Eugenia Gil, of the Caracas-based non-profit Clear Water Foundation, said residents have no other choice than to hunt for water, breaking a nationwide quarantine that was imposed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. He next had to figure out how to get rid of the dirt pile on the street in front of his home.Ms. It started flowing in May, said Ms. Today, they’re free of the city’s crumbling service and enjoy what many in Venezuela consider a luxury.”Everybody here has water,” said Ms. In Venezuela, as water runs out, communities improvise solutions

Venezuela’s water shortage has gotten so bad that neighbors are banding together, defying quarantine lockdowns, digging wells, and siphoning water from abandoned construction sites. 

Matias Delacroix/AP

Men wade through an abandoned highway tunnel with a safety line as they repair a home-made water system in Caracas, Venezuela, June 11, 2020. Medina, complaining that when city lines used to flow every two weeks, dirty water spewed from his faucets.”It’s a blessing,” said Mr. Moscoso, who proudly organized her neighbors to build their own system, estimates that 5,000 people in her neighborhood now have water. Moscoso rallied her neighbors to salvage the materials and build their own system, tapping into the tunnel’s vast lagoon and running the waterline to their homes. “You can’t stay at home locked inside if you don’t have water.”President Nicolás Maduro’s government has accused political foes of sabotaging pump stations, and recently celebrated the purchase of a fleet of 1,000 “super tanker” trucks from China to deliver water to residents.That’s no solution for Arcangel Medina, who recruited young men in his neighborhood to dig for five days, striking water at a depth of 13 feet. Loading… Yet, spring water continued to collect inside the viaduct and then stream past their homes, wasted. Moscoso, who works at the mayor’s office.Their above-ground water line starts at the abandoned tunnel’s mouth and runs 3,200 feet – under a highway, strung from power poles over a city street, and down to their homes.Four other neighborhoods have run similar lines from the tunnel.Ms. Medina, one of a dozen residents in his sector who took the drastic measure. Water today is even more important as a way to protect against the pandemic. “We all benefit.”Venezuela’s water crisis is nothing new, but it’s started driving residents to extraordinary measures – banding together to rig their own water systems and even hand-dig shallow wells at home. Gil said. He bought $200 worth of pipes and an electric pump so he can share the water with other homes.”We went four months without running water,” said Mr. She declined to say how much it cost them after salvaging the abandoned pipes, claiming she hasn’t had time to add up the expenses.”For me it’s priceless,” Moscoso said. Moscoso, seated on the stairs of her hillside neighborhood of cinder block homes.

Tourist treks helped save gorillas. What happens in lockdown?

Since treks began in Rwanda in the late 1970s, they have become a crucial part of saving mountain gorillas from their poaching-driven slide toward extinction. This money has gone to building schools and health centers, among other community projects. Funds for gorilla conservation have evaporated, along with the cash that helped thousands of guides, hotel workers, cooks, cleaners, and souvenir saleswomen keep their families afloat. Early this month, a gorilla named Rafiki was killed in Bwindi by men who say they stabbed the animal in self-defense while illegally subsistence hunting – the first such killing in nearly a decade.Travel and tourism account for more than 10% of the world’s gross domestic product, and in recent years, one in four new jobs on our planet was in tourism. Funds for mountain gorilla conservation, for example, come in large part from the pricey tickets visitors buy for “gorilla treks” in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. 2, 2019.  

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Tourists Sarah and John Scott from Worcester, England, take a step back as a male silverback mountain gorilla unexpectedly steps out on Mount Bisoke volcano in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda on Sept. Its history isn’t so simple, though, and COVID-19 has exposed more challenges – but also calls for change. Sudden collapseIn much of Africa, conservation has leaned heavily on tourism for decades. “Tourism has transformed conservation in Africa, but we see now that tourism is not a silver bullet,” says Alice Ruhweza, the Africa regional director for the World Wildlife Fund. 4, 2015. “Making the communities around you resilient is good business.”Amid the pandemic, “there are even more pressing reasons to invest in communities that protect nature through wildlife tourism and conservation,” wrote Midori Paxton, head of ecosystems and biodiversity at the United Nations Development Program, in a recent piece on the UNDP website. Families of mountain gorillas saunter past visitors on their oversized knuckles, seemingly unconcerned by their human observers. And in Africa, more than a third of travel jobs are in wildlife tourism – helping to support threatened animals and the human communities that surround them. Now, the sudden crash of the travel sector amid COVID-19 has led to a moment of reckoning. (Tourists in Rwanda pay $1,500 for the same experience, and the price is $400 across the border in Congo).Those visitors also spent time in local lodges, frequented local restaurants, and bought carved wooden gorilla sculptures from local women.Until suddenly this March, all that was gone.One day, Ivan Batuma was prepping Rushaga Gorilla Camp, the rustic lodge clinging to the edge of a hillside near Bwindi that he manages, for another batch of visitors. For the continent’s wildlife and the people who depend on it, she says, conservationists will have to find new and more diverse sources of funding to protect them. 

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In recent years, a quarter of new jobs have been in tourism. Tourist treks helped save gorillas. For both the continent’s wildlife and the people who depend on them, she says, conservationists will have to find new and more diverse sources of funding to protect them. Adults recline in the thick brush like men sprawled out for Sunday football on a La-Z-Boy recliner.For visitors, gorilla treks are often a bucket list highlight, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and personal with one of humanity’s closest relatives, with whom we share 98% of our genetic material. ‘It’s way past time to try something new’: The push to defund policeStill, the parks have become crucial in conservation efforts, drawing growing numbers of mostly international tourists willing to pay big money to have up-close encounters with gorillas. Loading… And that history has, at times, been a dark one. Today, with parks shuttered, money has evaporated for thousands of guides, hotel workers, cooks, cleaners, and souvenir saleswomen. So as tourism dries up, experts have begun to call for policies to make future crises less catastrophic.“Tourism has transformed conservation in Africa, but we see now that tourism is not a silver bullet,” says Alice Ruhweza of the World Wildlife Fund. Many of the region’s natural parks have barred visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am looking at having [international] guests [next] March at the earliest.”“One way to think about tourism is this   – when the center collapses, everything else collapses around it,” says Judy Kepher-Gona, the founder of Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda, a tourism consultancy based in Nairobi. Baby gorillas climb and tumble over their parents in the grass. In some parts of the region, tourists and researchers routinely trek into the undergrowth to see gorillas in their natural habitat. Why We Wrote This

Wildlife tourism has come to seem like an all-around win: for animals, surrounding communities, and visitors. Batuma, who also sits on the board of the UWA, was laying off half his staff and scrambling for an alternate source of income.“I don’t expect income from my hotel in the near future,” he says. But the biggest value of tourism is to the gorillas themselves. Kepher-Gona says, is to require that governments and private parks funnel tourism dollars not simply into aid projects for local communities, but also into helping them jumpstart industries unrelated to tourism – like farming or manufacturing.“Ultimately it doesn’t serve anyone for local communities to be so dependent on foreign tourists,” she says. And while conservation has a troubled history here, in recent years ecotourism has often benefited local residents too, creating jobs and providing cash in revenue-sharing agreements to poor communities near national parks.But now, both the gorillas and their human neighbors face a new threat: the sudden decline of tourism in the wake of the coronavirus. “If you had 10,000 people relying indirectly on tourism for their incomes, then all at once you can have 10,00 people out of a job.”New vision?So as parks around the continent have closed, she says, tourism experts have begun to call for policies to be put in place to make future crises less catastrophic.One way to do that, Ms. “COVID-19 recovery packages must include this investment” to protect people’s economic and physical well-being, she argued. The next, Mr. By 2018, mountain gorillas were downgraded from “critically endangered” to “endangered”: a result, in part, of the attention and money brought by tourism. And while conservation has a troubled history here, ecotourism has also benefited local residents with new jobs and revenue-sharing agreements. Today, there are about 1,000 living in the wild – just under half of them, 459, in Bwindi, according to the 2019 census conducted by the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration.Between 2018 and 2019, those 459 gorillas received more than 37,000 visitors, according to the UWA, each paying $700 for the privilege of a one-hour trek with the primates. But most Batwa in particular continue to live in dire poverty. Today, they are the only great apes   whose population is growing. In the gorilla habitat that straddles Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo, communities of Batwa, a regional ethnic minority, have become so-called “conservation refugees,” violently removed from their ancestral lands to make way for parks to protect the gorillas and other animals. Since the disease began to spread in east Africa in March, the parks where tourists can visit gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo have been shuttered. Today, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) gives communities neighboring its parks 20% of gate entry fees, plus $10 from every $700 permit purchased by tourists to trek with gorillas. June 26, 2020

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For now though, communities around Bwindi are waiting for their source of income to return. In the park itself, rangers slip on face masks, squirt sanitizer onto their hands, and head out to visit the gorillas, so that they won’t become unaccustomed to human contact and migrate elsewhere. Because gorillas share so much DNA with humans, they are susceptible to human diseases like COVID-19 as well, and staff here are worried that it may be a long time before it’s safe for tourists to interact with them again.For now, the rangers approach the gorillas like they would other people, keeping a distance of at least two meters – trying, in a difficult time, to continue being good neighbors.

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But the general landscape of international cooperation and action in Washington’s absence is bleak. opts out,” says Mr. Beijing and Washington have preferred to score points off each other rather than work together; EU members each chose their own response to the pandemic, and are struggling now to unite around a recovery plan; Africa, Latin America, and Asia have been left to fend for themselves.“When the U.S. Burns, “it makes it very difficult for the rest of the world to be effective.”

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boycott: the appellate body of the World Trade Organization, the ultimate arbiter of global trade disputes. has withdrawn from the agreement but it has not withdrawn from reality,” points out Pascal Canfin, chair of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament. president since World War II to believe that America is stronger alone than as a member of alliances taking international cooperative action.Yet his neo-isolationist approach is in line with American public opinion. Trump was already displaying similar instincts, pulling Washington out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation free trade pact linking Asia with the Americas.Everyone thought that without the U.S. responsibilities to the world, where he sees Washington’s role as limited to defending U.S. They closed their borders, competed with each other for scarce medical equipment, and, in China’s case, bickered over who was to blame for the origin of the virus.“It’s been a shock to the system,” says Nicholas Burns, a former U.S. was committed to defend 42 nations, and stationed more than 1 million soldiers at more than 800 bases in 100 countries.Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. U.S. )

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The United States has been limiting its global ambitions for some time now. But they are unable to offer Iran much relief from the unilateral U.S. So he has withdrawn the U.S. The U.S. cannot be tempted back into the organization, the WTO’s future as the rule-setter for world trade is uncertain. less seriously. “And the EU has difficulty getting its act together.“It’s a vacuum here,” he laments.The Iran nuclear dealOne of the most   prominent issues on which President Trump has abandoned America’s partners, leaving them to see what they could salvage, is the 2015 deal under which Iran agreed to severely restrict its nuclear program in return for an easing of international economic sanctions. The Trump administration imposed sanctions in June 2020 on officials of the ICC who are investigating war crimes allegations in Afghanistan. And at the WHO, the EU managed to bridge the widening gulf between China and the U.S. Security Council, China and the U.S. retaliation if they went ahead. companies are not incentivized or forced to move, other countries will have the technology and the patents and set the standards.”At the same time, the U.S. Everyone is waiting to see if there is any change after November,” when the U.S. Roosevelt put an end to America’s era of isolationism, and stamped its   irresistible influence upon the world.And the world, while grumbling about it – often angrily – grew accustomed to that influence. Some 41% of respondents said Washington does too much, rather than too little (27%), to solve world problems. refuses to play ball it will be very difficult to reach the target” set in Paris of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.In one sense, the fact that the U.S. And there is no avoiding the fact that in a world where no other power is ready or willing to fill America’s outsize economic and military shoes, the U.S. Those setbacks for the brand of aggressive internationalism espoused by President George W. withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord. The rest of the planet, knocked off balance by this unfamiliar scenario, is still finding its bearings. Around the edges, the countries remaining in the Paris Agreement (none have followed the U.S. … to broker an agreement about an independent inquiry into the origins and handling of the first COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. Obama’s sense that U.S. Trump has slammed is at the World Health Organization (WHO). Together, they account for two-thirds of U.S. sanctions.That’s because Washington has also imposed extraterritorial secondary sanctions on any government or company that trades with Iran. power was declining relative to nations such as China, and it allowed more space for allies to act. as the “indispensable nation.”Nothing could be further from President Trump’s conception of U.S. Albright’s day, says Mr. Michael Kooren/Reuters/File

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The other candidate to fill U.S. soldiers. “The interim arrangement is like an intensive care unit while we wait for a vaccine, which would be a solution to the appellate body issue,” he says.In the longer term, if the U.S. That means that any appeal pushes a case into limbo.“The U.S. Loading… presidential election is held.“It’s a deal in name only,” she adds. But it has effected only one deal so far and is limited to food and medicine, which are already not subject to sanctions.Yet Instex has been important politically: The goodwill gesture gives Iran a reason to stay in the deal, even if Tehran says it no longer feels bound by the nuclear agreement’s terms.“We have a very messy deal on life support,” says Ms. pullback from the world much further – and doing it in a way that is more disruptive and whose outcome is less predictable.A weaker equationThe most recent   international door that Mr. citizens and promoting their interests.“We are not the policemen of the world, but let our enemies be on notice,” he told graduates of the U.S. That is an outcome the other international signatories to the deal – China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the EU – are anxious to avoid. Central bankers around the world have worked together to hold the global economy together; scientists are collaborating in the search for a vaccine; an EU-sponsored pledging conference in May had no difficulty in raising $8 billion to help fund that search, even though Washington stayed away.On the diplomatic front, the Group of 20 agreed in March to pump $5 trillion into the world economy. from all sorts of international engagements – arms control treaties with Russia, the Paris climate accord, the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a trans-Pacific trade deal, membership in the World Health Organization, and several others.This has left America’s traditional allies nonplussed. is also critical to the diplomatic process, built on the Paris deal, to encourage governments to set more ambitious targets for lowering greenhouse gas emissions. gross domestic product, two-thirds of its population, and more than half of its carbon emissions, says Kevin Kennedy, a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute, a Washington-based think tank.But there is only so much they can do, cautions Mr. “COVID is a very apt example of what happens if a country the size of the United States refuses to lead.”

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The rest of the world has mostly patched together workarounds so as to manage the disruption caused by Washington’s abdication of its traditionally dominant role in world affairs, but how long can they last? He has turned his back on many of the international institutions that make the world run, most recently showing no interest in leading any global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. federal government’s failure to cope effectively with the COVID-19 outbreak at home has sparked grave misgivings abroad. Bush led Mr. government is no longer bound by its Paris Agreement commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions is unimportant.“The U.S. federal government is not America. power as vigorously or as often as had once been common.Long gone are the days of the early 1950s, when the U.S. Yet many believe U.S. Branding it “the worst deal ever,” Mr. Led by the European Union, 20 WTO members have employed a rarely used rule to set up a parallel appeals procedure, a “multiparty interim appeal arbitration arrangement,” that went into operation at the end of April. The TPP would have included nations that make up 40% of the world economy; the new agreement encompasses only half that. June 26, 2020

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Washington has long been calling for reform of the WTO. “This arrangement is a stopgap solution that will be used only until a reformed appellate body is again fully functional,” insists EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan.Paolo Garzotti, an EU trade negotiator in Geneva, echoes this point. They were foreshadowed in the reluctance of his predecessor, Barack Obama, to wield U.S. has indeed vetoed all appointments to the WTO’s supreme panel since 2017.As judges have retired without being replaced, the body has been heading into a wall: It needs three judges to make rulings, but since last December it has had only one sitting member. was still in,” Dr. The U.S. But other nations pursued their project regardless, and a new version of the pact came into force two years later. “Instex is a Band-Aid to prevent the deal from falling apart. out of the Paris Agreement to combat global warming, it was an especially heavy blow.“No matter what the rest of the world does,” warns Meenakshi Raman, an activist with the Third World Network, a Malaysia-based think tank, “if the U.S. even blocked the passage of a resolution calling for greater international cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and for cease-fires in ongoing conflicts because they disagreed about a reference to the WHO.On the broader stage, the U.S. What has changed since Ms. sanctions by setting up a special barter-based trading system with Iran, called Instex, that shields European companies from prosecution in the U.S. The sanctions are so harsh – banning oil sales and prohibiting Iran from purchasing U.S. Guérin.For the time being, though, all eyes are on November. And it can stymie other nations’ efforts to solve problems – as with Iran, or climate change. China’s model of governance, founded on political repression, appeals to few except the autocratic rulers who share its values. Thousands of American cities, states, and businesses have signed on to the “We’re still in” campaign, pledging to meet the commitments Washington made in Paris in 2016. Most countries did – in a sense – follow America’s lead on the pandemic, by pursuing an “every man for himself” approach. The trade deal works and offers “substantial benefits” to its members, she says. But without Washington as a driving force, “it hasn’t had quite the traction it should have done.”Another international trade body that has no traction at all at the moment because of a U.S. and China have sparred over the origins and handling of COVID-19. “You need a global framework so as to go beyond the low-hanging fruit and take action that reduces your competitiveness,” argues Emmanuel Guérin, a former French diplomat who led the team that drafted the Paris Agreement.At the heart of that framework will have to be the world’s two largest carbon emitters, China and the U.S. “The main battle is industrial,” he says, “and if U.S. At the same time, neither China nor the European Union – the other two global powers – is willing or able to step into the shoes Washington has filled for the last 70 years.“When the U.S. Canfin.If that proves impossible, Europeans are themselves looking to China. opts out,” says Nicholas Burns, a former top American diplomat, “it makes it very difficult for the rest of the world to be effective.”

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It has   been nearly eight decades since President Franklin D. Trump commands the world’s most powerful military. “If we are really aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by midcentury,” he says, “the federal government will be critical.”As the world’s second largest carbon emitter, the U.S. has since imposed a series of new sanctions on Iran. out the door) can make up for Washington’s absence. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/File

President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation on May 8, 2018, declaring his intention to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement. dollar puts it in the driver’s seat, says Ellie Geranmayeh, an Iran expert with the European Council on Foreign Relations in London.“The U.S. Including major trading nations such as China and Brazil, the group is responsible for about half of all trade disputes brought to the WTO since its founding 25 years ago. Geranmayeh. is no longer alone in being indispensable: It has been joined by the EU and China.The trouble with that, points out Mr. Nor is he shy about using those strengths when it suits him, such as to impose secondary sanctions on companies dealing with Iran, or dispatching a drone in January to assassinate Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian general.In June, he imposed economic sanctions and visa restrictions on officials of the International Criminal Court involved in investigating allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, including those made against U.S. Long before the outbreak, Mr. “When you take the world’s largest economy out of the equation, the numbers don’t look as good,” says Deborah Elms, who heads the Asian Trade Centre, an advocacy group in Singapore.“It would be much better for everybody if the U.S. “to deal with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems as best they can,” a Pew survey found in 2016. Canfin, “We need to keep all our options alive, waiting for Mr. But it has been nearly 100 years since the country has been led by a president who so deliberately turns his back on the rest of the world.President Donald Trump believes America is stronger alone than in alliances. Last year, for example, when it came time to replenish the Green Climate Fund, which helps developing countries mitigate the effects of climate change, a number of European countries doubled their contributions to compensate for the lack of U.S. foreign policy has been marked by two costly and largely unsuccessful military adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq. “To move climate negotiations forward, you first need the basic foundation of a deal between China and the U.S.,” says Mr. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans want the U.S. law,” Ms. leadership is needed to drive the world forward on problems that require big-power cooperation. Part 11 in our global series “Navigating Uncertainty.”

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Protesters gather outside the White House in Washington June 1, 2017, to protest U.S. shoes, the EU, is mightily divided – between East and West politically, and North and South economically. has driven this organization in the past,” says one official familiar with WTO activities but who is not authorized to speak publicly. Trump had repeatedly shown his distaste for joining multilateral initiatives – on trade, on climate change, and on Iran’s nuclear program, for example. economy is still the largest in the world, however, and Mr. Burns, who was her spokesman, is that the U.S. The U.S. Explains Mr. that no company in Europe will dare engage in any activity sanctionable under U.S. has played for more than 70 years.The Chinese government has certainly sought to profit from American discomfiture over COVID-19, trumpeting its own record in confronting the pandemic. So when Mr. Military Academy in West Point, New York, in June, “if our people are threatened we will never ever hesitate to act.”The “job of an American soldier is not to rebuild foreign nations,” he added, “but to defend … Climate change, Mr. That means the U.S. “If the EU and China really set the direction in a very clear way, agree to strengthen climate targets, and cooperate, that would send a very strong signal to the world,” suggests Mr. financial hold is so strong … That lack of unity undermines the sense of common purpose the EU would need to impose itself comprehensively on the world stage.There have been some bright spots during the COVID-19 crisis. Some participants feared U.S. Paolo Santalucia/AP/File

Oxfam activists wearing masks of the leaders of a Group of Seven summit stage a demonstration in 2017 in Giardini Naxos, Italy, symbolizing tensions over the U.S. Washington is still powerful enough, economically and militarily, to impose its will when it wants to. Canfin adds, is a matter of insulation in buildings, transport exhaust, and energy generation. our nation from foreign enemies.”The U.S. Trump announced in 2018 that he was pulling the U.S. Kennedy. dollars, among other measures that Washington calls a policy of “maximum pressure” – that some observers think they are designed to provoke Tehran into withdrawing from the accord. If people look at you with pity, that’s not a great qualification for heading up the free world.”Stronger aloneMr. In characteristic style, Mr. the deal would collapse. Mounk at Harvard University, is that “China does not want to, and Europe is not able to” play the role that the U.S. The U.S. But Chinese officials also covered up early signs of the disease, allowing it to spread.Beijing has shown no signs of seeking, let alone exercising, global leadership in the fight against COVID-19, besides ensuring that every delivery of Chinese medical equipment abroad attracted maximum publicity.In the U.N. Trump backed his preference for bilateral trade deals over multilateral affairs with a threat – to veto all nominations to the seven-judge appellate body and thus disarm it. role in curbing global warming. Nor did his policies spring from nowhere. “It is in play, but neither Iran nor the international community are getting what they wanted.”The climate factorThere is probably   no global threat that demands united action as much as climate change. Power shift: How America’s retreat is reshaping global affairs

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The U.S., which has led much of the world since the end of World War II, is pulling away from global institutions. Trump pulled the U.S. Trump is the first   U.S. support.But no government is willingly going to set carbon emissions targets that will inevitably increase its companies’ costs of production unless other governments pledge to do so as well. president said in May that Washington would be “terminating our relationship” with the United Nations health agency because China enjoyed too much influence there.But on his first working day in the Oval Office in January 2017, Mr. His approach became known as “leading from behind.” It reflected Mr. undersecretary of state. government could not only ban anyone trading with Iran from doing business in the U.S.; it could also seize their assets there and cut off their access to financial markets.Washington “has bullied other countries into capitulating” because American domination of financial markets and control of the U.S. “But COVID has made people take the U.S. Elms adds. “To have the founding member suddenly do a 180-degree turn has shocked a lot of people.”But not shocked them into silence. leadership of the “free world,” and then virtually the entire globe after the collapse of the Soviet Union, was taken for granted.But in three short years, President Donald Trump has thrown out all such expectations. But they have proved unable to fill the vacuum.Now President Trump is taking the U.S. out of the agreement in 2018, arguing that it only postponed Iran’s nuclear ambitions, did not prevent it from building ballistic missiles, and allowed Tehran to fund Washington’s enemies in the Middle East. ‘It’s way past time to try something new’: The push to defund police“Even if you disliked the United States, you had to respect it as the preeminent world power able to get things done,” says Yascha Mounk, who teaches international politics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Obama to rein in American ambitions; he refused to take the decisive stand in Syria that might have saved the uprising against Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backers, and he took a back seat in the British and French-led campaign to oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. has traditionally bolstered its international appeal by standing, albeit sometimes on feet of clay, for democracy and human rights. Trump not to be reelected.”Who is indispensable?Madeleine Albright,   former President Bill Clinton’s secretary of state, used to refer to the U.S. Geranmayeh adds.The EU has tried to make an end run around the U.S. Andy Wong/AP

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He made the revelation while presenting preliminary findings of a probe to parliament into the May 22 Airbus A320 crash.Pakistan had been in a countrywide lockdown since mid-March because of the virus. Fareed Khan/AP

Volunteers look for survivors at the scene of a crashed Pakistan International Airlines plane on May 22, 2020 in Karachi, Pakistan. Mr. The crash took place when the plane attempted to land a second time. Khan said. Khan said the pilot, before making his first failed landing attempt, did not pay attention to warnings from the air control tower when he was told the plane was too high to land. It also revealed previously unconfirmed details, including that the plane had made a failed attempt at landing during which its engines apparently scraped the runway, causing significant damage. Plane crash probe finds 30% Pakistani pilots hold ‘fake’ license

In response to a probe into a Pakistan International Airlines plane crash last month, Pakistan’s state-run airline announced it will ground 150 pilots on charges of obtaining "fake" pilot licenses. Hafeez released additional details about the alleged methods used by the pilots to wrongfully obtain licenses to fly commercial planes. Khan said only that they did not take examinations themselves to get the required certificates, which are issued by the civil aviation authority.But officials familiar with the process involved in issuing pilot’s licenses said an unspecified number of people who had the skills to fly a plane but lacked technical knowledge had in the past bribed qualified persons to take exams for them. Neither Mr. However, he said the pilot and co-pilot were medically fit and qualified to fly. When flights resumed in May, every other seat on planes was left vacant to promote social distancing.The aviation minister’s announcement stunned lawmakers present in the National Assembly and shocked family members of passengers who died last month when Flight PK8303 went down after departing from the eastern city of Lahore, crashing in a congested residential area in Karachi. At that point, air traffic control told the pilot three times that the plane was too low to land but he refused to listen, saying he would manage, Mr. Loading… Officials said an unspecified number of people bribed qualified persons to take exams to attain their license to fly. He said the safety of passengers was the airline’s top priority.Pakistan’s aviation minister said on Wednesday that “human error” on the part of the pilot, the co-pilot, and air traffic control caused last month’s Pakistan International Airlines crash in the port city of Karachi.The announcement shed new light on the tragedy after Pakistani investigators earlier said only that the crash resulted from engine failure. June 25, 2020

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Pakistan’s state-run airline said on Thursday it will ground 150 pilots, accusing them of obtaining licenses by having others take exams for them, an accusation that followed a probe into last month’s crash that killed 97 people in Karachi.Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, did not give additional details about the alleged cheating but said a process to fire the pilots had been initiated.“We will make it sure that such unqualified pilots never fly aircraft again,” he told The Associated Press. ‘It’s way past time to try something new’: The push to defund policeAccording to the cockpit voice recorder, which was later found among the debris on the ground, the pilots had discussed the coronavirus throughout the flight, which had apparently affected their families.The plane went down in a residential area near Jinnah International Airport on May 22, just days after Pakistan lifted restrictions imposed over the coronavirus pandemic and resumed domestic flights ahead of the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.Alarmed over the situation, the International Air Transport Association said it was following reports from Pakistan “regarding fake pilot licenses, which are concerning and represent a serious lapse in the licensing and safety oversight by the aviation regulator.”The global airline organization said it was seeking more information.The move by PIA to ground the pilots comes a day after the country’s aviation minister, Ghulam Sarqar Khan, said 262 out of 860 Pakistani pilots had “fake” licenses. They didn’t elaborate.The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter, said Pakistan   International Airlines learned about the scandal two years ago and fired at least four pilots at the time on accusations of falsifying exams to obtain a license from the civil aviation authority.Mr. Hafeez said notices were being issued to all those pilots who he believed had tainted licenses.Shortly after the May 22 crash, Pakistan announced it would investigate the incident and share its findings.In presenting preliminary findings of the probe to parliament Wednesday, Mr. The minister added that, for its part, air traffic control did not inform the pilots about damage caused to the engines after the plane’s first failed landing attempt.“The engines of the plane were damaged when they scraped the runway but the air traffic control did not inform the pilot,” he said. Khan nor Mr.

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Why does World War II still hold such a grip on Russia?

“It’s not just about a great victory, it’s also about our victimhood, past and present. It displays the resilience of the nation when united against overwhelming odds. It is the glue that promotes current social and political cohesion.” Chernysh.“The war has all the traits of a foundational event for Russians,” he says. In short, WWII remains a powerful memory and motivational force in Russia because it seamlessly unites popular emotions with the Kremlin’s current goals, says Mr.
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“This is understandable since our population believes that it was the most important event in Russian and, indeed, world history. Putin’s article chided his Western readers for sometimes forgetting. Sergey Guneev/Host/Reuters

Vladimir Putin (center), shown here attending the Victory Day Parade in Red Square on June 24, 2020, argued in his article in National Interest magazine that the West fails to remember that it was the Red Army that bore the brunt of defeating Nazi Germany. foreign policy journal. There is no other proposition that enjoys such complete consensus in Russia.”

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The anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany is a hugely important holiday in Russia. Why does the war retain such a grip on Russian hearts and minds? The annual march of the Immortal Regiment, a relatively new event in which millions of Russians publicly display photos of ancestors who fought in the war, is taking place on July 26 after being postponed along with the regular parade.There may be no simple explanations for why Russians cannot seem to ease their memories of that immense trauma inflicted by the war. It’s a basic truth that WWII impacted the former Soviet Union far more than any other participant, leaving 27 million dead. Putin’s article concludes with an appeal for Russia and the West to heal their growing rift by holding a summit meeting like the Yalta Conference in early 1945, where Allied leaders hammered out the post-WWII global order. Alexander Vilf/Host/Reuters

Russian Victory Day celebrations, held in Moscow’s Red Square on June 24, 2020, are always a big deal. But, 75 years after the guns fell silent in Europe, Russia seems to be the only country where the war actually looms larger in public consciousness and political considerations with each passing year.This year, in addition to ensuring that the annual parade would take place, Mr. The subsequent collapse of the USSR’s empire undid the geopolitical remapping that has fueled much of the vitriol between Russia and the West over the start of WWII.Nikita Petrov, a historian and council member of Russia’s largest human rights organization, Memorial, says it’s understandable that Mr. Putin was moved to write his lengthy missive about the war was that Moscow was miffed by the lack of an invitation to attend last year’s 75th anniversary of D-Day celebrations in Britain and France – though Mr. But this year they came amid a surge in Russian memorialization of the war, including consecration of an armed forces cathedral and publication of a major article on the war by Vladimir Putin. “This is understandable since our population believes that it was the most important event in Russian and, indeed, world history. Likely even more irksome to Russia was a resolution adopted by the European Union last September that seemed to declare the Soviet Union equally guilty with Nazi Germany for starting the war, because the two signed a nonaggression pact on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Poland. Putin consecrated an enormous new armed forces cathedral and war museum near Moscow. There is no other proposition that enjoys such complete consensus in Russia.”“Not just about a great victory”One probable reason that Mr. Deeper into the weeds of that survey, it becomes clear that the Soviet period is attractive because it is associated with stability, confidence in the future, a “good life,” and nostalgic memories of childhood and youth. But Russia seems to be the only country where the war actually grows in the public consciousness with each passing year.There may be no simple explanations for why Russians cannot seem to ease their memories of the trauma of the war. Putin claimed otherwise, deriding the importance of D-Day in the process. Why does World War II still hold such a grip on Russia? It’s a basic truth that WWII impacted the former Soviet Union far more than any other participant, leaving 27 million dead and most of the European USSR in ruins. “Almost every family carries the memory of someone they lost,” says Mikhail Chernysh of the Institute of Sociology in Moscow.Critics argue that the Kremlin leans so heavily on the war because the post-Soviet Russian state needs events that bespeak a time of social unity. ‘It’s way past time to try something new’: The push to defund police“Victory Day is the only holiday on our calendar that does not attract any controversy,” says Mikhail Chernysh, an expert with the official Institute of Sociology in Moscow. Putin’s piece is a factual, but tortuous and one-sided, account of the events leading up to the war. The Red Army also bore the brunt of defeating Nazi Germany, a fact that Mr. Loading… A recent poll found that 75% of Russians believe that the Soviet era was “the best time in Russian history.”“Under Putin, the authorities see Victory Day as a source of legitimacy,” says Alexei Makarkin of the Center for Political Technologies in Moscow. The Soviet invasion of Poland followed two weeks thereafter.Much of Mr. Why We Wrote This

World War II was a pivotal event for many countries, but in Russia, it still looms large today. Putin doesn’t want to address Soviet crimes and mistakes, but does want to stress its participation in the anti-Hitler coalition, which turned the USSR into a great global power.Mr. So when the coronavirus lockdown prevented it from being celebrated on its appointed day, May 9, a new holiday was created so that it could happen this week.That is why, on what would otherwise have been an ordinary Wednesday in June, Red Square reverberated under the weight of hundreds of armored vehicles, more than 12,000 marching troops, and a massive flyover by 75 combat aircraft. A poll released last week by the independent Levada Center in Moscow found that a whopping 75% of Russians believe that the Soviet era was “the best time in Russian history” while only 18% disagreed. It’s also noteworthy that, amid the polemics, he does point out that the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, renounced the Hitler-Stalin pact and its secret protocols, which divided up Poland and the Baltic states between the USSR and Germany. It’s a familiar narrative to any Russian schoolchild, but not well-known in the West. “Almost every family carries the memory of someone they lost, and just about everyone supports the idea of public remembrance.”Critics argue that the Kremlin leans so heavily on the war because the post-Soviet Russian state lacks great achievements and the democratic legitimacy that would confer unity, and hence stages events that bespeak a time of social consolidation, a great cause, and a stirring victory. President Vladimir Putin sat on the Soviet-era tribune beside Lenin’s mausoleum, surrounded by war veterans – who had been quarantined for two weeks in advance – to view the belated, but still impressive, Victory Day military parade.Most nations that participated in World War II suffered terrible losses and still mark the big anniversaries. Only 28% said they favored a return to the Soviet system, while 58% wanted Russia to follow “its own, special path.”“Under Putin, the authorities see Victory Day as a source of legitimacy,” says Alexei Makarkin, deputy director of the independent Center for Political Technologies in Moscow. June 25, 2020

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Most nations that participated in World War II suffered terrible losses.

Netanyahu’s annexation dilemma: Making history, but at what cost?

This is the first time that [the Palestinian leadership] is realizing that it’s the formal end,” and that it’s being backed by the U.S., says Diana Buttu, a former member of the Palestinian negotiations team.“Oslo was supposed to be five years. Netanyahu pushed for normalization without a Palestinian peace agreement by making common cause against   Iran, in coordination with Washington.The Gulf even lent the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” a veneer of legitimacy in hopes it could lead to an agreement on a Palestinian state. Abbas faces a dilemma in that annexation strengthens his militant Islamist rival, Hamas, which controls Gaza. Mr. With annexation, the thinking is that we’ve got to put an end to Oslo – that means putting an end to the fundamentals of it, which takes away responsibility from the Israeli authority and shifts it to the Palestinian Authority.”Postponed move?However, the pain of shifting the burden to Israel is being shouldered by average Palestinians amid pandemic-induced struggles.      “Netanyahu’s rushed push for annexation so far has deepened cleavages within Israeli society regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, [and] triggered significant downgrading of Israeli-Palestinian civil and security coordination,” says Ofer Zalzberg, an analyst at the International Crisis Group. Mr. That would change little on the ground, and could still be digestible, he may feel, by Israel’s Arab neighbors and by the international community while allowing him a place in Israeli history. Ariel Schalit/AP

An aerial view shows the northern West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Efraim in the hills above the Jordan Valley, Feb. Gulf Arab officials and observers accuse Mr. from pro-Israel members of the Democratic Party who warn that shared democratic values are at stake.Observers have been left to guess whether he will redraw Israel’s borders to incorporate some 30% of the West Bank, where hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers reside, or, more symbolically, extend Israeli law to clusters of large Jewish settlement suburbs of Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s repeated declarations of intent are already exacting a cost, for Israel and its few partners in the region.The window of opportunity on annexation was opened by President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, which envisions Israel incorporating hundreds of Jewish settlements alongside and within a Palestinian state. Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

A Jewish settler holds an Israeli flag as Palestinians face off with Israeli soldiers during a protest against Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in Susya village, south of Hebron, June 19, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing whether to annex the valley and all of Israel’s far-flung West Bank settlements. Netanyahu’s annexation dilemma: Making history, but at what cost? Netanyahu’s government says it is committed on July 1 to start moving formally toward the unilateral annexation of portions of the West Bank, which Israel captured from Jordan in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.For now, however, what would be a provocative step remains cloaked in uncertainty, even as Mr. News.“He doesn’t have any diplomatic achievement for the history books. But unilateral annexation risks destroying the prospect for establishing such a state, turning Israel’s democracy into an apartheid entity responsible for 2.7 million noncitizens. )

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s government says it is committed on July 1 to start moving formally toward the unilateral annexation of portions of the occupied West Bank. So what is driving Benjamin Netanyahu? 20, 2020. “If the Netanyahu government really goes through with annexation, they should expect a huge setback.”Pushback from Europe and U.S.Mr. Unemployment is on the rise as day laborers from the West Bank can’t reach jobs in Israel, and hundreds of Palestinian medical patients aren’t getting permits to travel for treatment at Israeli hospitals.Mr. The Palestinian leader has rolled back cooperation with Israel – a move ironically that hurts his own public and threatens to unravel his rule.Jordanian concernsAnd because annexing parts of the West Bank would make a Palestinian state there less viable, it stokes Jordanian King Abdullah’s concern that his country’s majority Palestinian population will claim Jordan as their nation-state. “He is not sure that President Trump will be reelected to implement his pro-Israel views. Netanyahu hasn’t laid out the scope of the annexation because he is navigating opposition from multiple directions domestically – ranging from maximalist demands from Jewish settlers who oppose the Trump plan’s call for a Palestinian state, to criticism of annexation by Israeli security experts. ‘It’s way past time to try something new’: The push to defund policeBut unilateral annexation, despite the current coordination with the United States, risks destroying the prospect for establishing such a state, turning Israel’s democracy into an apartheid entity responsible for 2.7 million non-citizens. Zalzberg. It could enflame the occupied territories, rupture Israel’s peace with Jordan, and burn ties with Gulf Arab leaders who have endorsed small steps of normalization.Talk of annexation has already triggered an erosion of cooperation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and stark warnings from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates about a reversal in ties. June 25, 2020

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Just talk of Israel unilaterally annexing West Bank lands is sending shudders through the Middle East, with dire warnings of blowback on several fronts. He thinks he has a limited window of opportunity to change the way things are perceived about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

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Israelis protest under coronavirus restrictions against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in Tel Aviv, June 6, 2020. “He’s trying to signal non-acceptance while keeping the PA intact and the very basic Oslo agreement intact.”In the end, observers both inside and outside Israel believe Mr. And will he flinch? … government, and believes that warnings of local and regional upheaval – and of a rupture with the Arab world – are overblown, says Tal Shalev, a political columnist at Walla! “But if the other side is not abiding by the treaty, then it is only logical for Jordan to reconsider articles within the treaty.”While Jordan has maintained coordination with Israel on Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, officials close to the government in Amman say it has downgraded cooperation on communal services. Netanyahu of jeopardizing a careful and unprecedented   thawing of ties that Gulf leaders pursued with Israel at the expense of their own domestic politics. Unilateral annexation renders President Abbas’ preference for peace talks with Israel laughable and boosts pressure on his government for a muscular response; 71% of Palestinians support severing relations with Israel and abandoning the 26-year-old Oslo peace agreements, according to a June poll. He also faces pushback from European countries, and in the U.S. That’s why King Abdullah and Jordanian officials have warned Israel and the U.S. Loading… Abbas   is taking the middle path “between doing nothing and continuing coordination, and going all the way, in opposition,’’ says Mr. He wants to be responsible for this move,”   she says. “Netanyahu thinks that history will be kind to him if he’s the prime minister who succeeds in placing his imprimatur on the physical contours of the state.”Yet his bid for history carries costs for others as well. Debbie Hill/AP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the area where a new section is to be built in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa on Feb. Palestinians regard the neighborhood as a settlement. multiple times in the past six months that annexation was a “red line” that would violate the two countries’ peace treaty.“Jordan is committed to the peace treaty, and it considers the treaty in its national strategic interests,” says Mohammad Momani, a former minister of media affairs. Netanyahu will try to satisfy everyone by postponing the move, or perhaps by making do with a symbolic declaration of sovereignty over settlements around Jerusalem. Mr. Mr. However, endorsing armed resistance to Israel and cutting ties completely risks the implosion of his autonomy government and his political power base.So far, he has downgraded security cooperation and refused to accept the transfer of Palestinian tax revenues collected by Israel, signaling to Israel about the costs of shouldering responsibility for the welfare of 2.7 million West Bank Palestinians should the Palestinian Authority collapse.Annexation “is the final blow to the realization of the two-state solution and the peace process. Netanyahu, the son of a history professor, sees an opening to take advantage of the most pro-Israeli diplomatic initiative ever by a U.S. It could rupture Israel’s peace with Jordan, and burn ties with Gulf Arab leaders who have endorsed steps toward normalization.With so much potential downside, and with polls suggesting that less than 5% of the Israeli public considers annexation a top priority, what then is motivating the prime minister?“Netanyahu thinks that history will be kind to him,” says Yossi Klein Halevi, an Israeli writer involved in Middle East reconciliation efforts, “if he’s the prime minister who succeeds in placing his imprimatur on the physical contours of the state.”

TEL AVIV, Israel; and AMMAN, Jordan
The billboard next to Tel Aviv’s main highway pictures Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel alongside the country’s iconic founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion.Sponsored by Israeli settler hard-liners who oppose a Palestinian state, the billboard urges West Bank annexation, and contains an admonition: “History will judge.”Indeed, the region seems to have arrived at a fateful juncture. Netanyahu?“Israel’s last outstanding border remaining to be defined is its most complicated border to the east,” says Yossi Klein Halevi, an American-born Israeli writer involved in Middle East reconciliation efforts. But what would be a provocative step remains cloaked in uncertainty, even as the repeated declarations of intent are already exacting a cost, for Israel and its few partners in the region.The door to annexation was opened by President Donald Trump’s peace plan, which envisions Israel incorporating hundreds of Jewish settlements alongside and within a Palestinian state. “It nourishes the sense in the leadership in Amman, Ramallah, and the Gulf that to counter annexation fallout and ensure survival,” they would have to downgrade relations. But unilateral annexation puts those governments at risk because it threatens to incite grassroots unrest   across a region already suffering economically.Taking the unusual step of penning an op-ed in an Israeli newspaper, Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the U.S., wrote that annexation renders improved security ties and normalization impossible.“The message from the UAE is very clear: It is either annexation or normalization,” says Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, an Emirati political analyst. 18, 2020.
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“This move is already poisoning the well of good will; if annexation goes through, the whole environment will be poisoned.” Momani, the former Jordanian official. It would be difficult for Arab countries, too, to accept an attempt at nuanced annexation.“You can bet that Arab governments will be a hundred times more reluctant to talk about cooperation or peace with Israel,” says Mr. Yet, warn Palestinian officials, even a partial measure will justify a severing of cooperation.
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Why migrants in Somalia have never heard of the coronavirus

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agency based in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, told The Associated Press. Bean said. But after the first infections were confirmed in Somalia, a new one was added: How many people in your group are aware of the coronavirus?In the week ending June 20, just over half – 51% – of the 3,471 people tracked said they had never heard of COVID-19.“The first time I saw this I was also very shocked,” Celeste Sanchez Bean, a program manager with the U.N. Why migrants in Somalia have never heard of the coronavirus

Over half of recent migrants passing through Somalia, one of the world’s most dangerous migration routes, have never heard of COVID-19. Origin? But scores of migrants arriving in Somalia tell United Nations workers every day that they are unaware of COVID-19.Monitors for the International Organization for Migration, the U.N. Bean said. Somali authorities cite limited internet access, limited awareness campaigns, and even extremists’ restrictions on communications with the outside world.A recent assessment by the U.N. June 25, 2020

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A half-year into the most momentous pandemic in decades, it’s hard to imagine that anyone, anywhere has not heard of the coronavirus. Somalia, with   one of the world’s weakest   health systems, now has more than 2,800 cases. Destination? Loading… I don’t want to say dangerous, but the migrants are putting themselves at risk.”Possibly others, too. She doubted that anything had been lost in translation.“We’ve been interviewing migrants for many years,” she said.In past interviews, many migrants were not even aware that a war was being waged in Yemen, the next step on their journey, she said.With that in mind, “I’m not super shocked that levels of awareness of the coronavirus are still very low.”Instead, she’s heartened that the number of those unaware of COVID-19 has been dropping over the dozen weeks that the question has been asked, down from 88% at the start.Anyone who is unaware of the coronavirus is given a short explanation of the pandemic, including how the virus is contracted and descriptions of the symptoms and preventative measures.What worries Ms. ”Muslims don’t contract such a thing.”Others in rural Somalia, especially in areas held by the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab extremist group, have been dismissive of the virus. Most have no education, and some are from communities where internet access is low, Ms. ‘It’s way past time to try something new’: The push to defund policeThe findings, little more than a line in the agency’s reports, are a reminder of the huge challenges in reaching everyone in the world with information about the pandemic, much less getting them to wear face masks.The migrants are often young men from rural parts of neighboring Ethiopia. Why are you going? In rural areas without internet access, misconceptions and lack of information about the virus are common. 

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An internally displaced Somali woman (right) receives information about the coronavirus at the Weydow IDP camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, June 10, 2020. Bean said.The virus is, too. Bean now are the findings of a new project mapping the migrant route through Somalia, a country destabilized by decades of conflict, and merging it with epidemiological data showing coronavirus infections.“It’s very clear to us that migrants are transiting areas with confirmed cases,” she said. Migrants already face stigma in cities like Bosaso, where boats set off for Yemen, as some residents blame them for bringing the virus, the U.N. Six months into the global pandemic, many migrants passing through Somalia still say they have never heard of the virus. migration agency has said.Now with the pandemic hurting the local economy, many migrants cannot find the work that allows them to save money for their onward journey, Ms. migration agency of displaced people in Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland found “very high” levels of misunderstanding, with some people confusing COVID-19 with a mosquito-borne disease or thinking a key symptom of the respiratory disease was diarrhea.But most respondents were aware of the pandemic, thanks largely to radio broadcasts, word of mouth, and messages played by mobile phone services while waiting for someone to pick up – a common approach in many countries in Africa.“Slowly, slowly the information is getting there,” Ms. “When you have migrants with such levels of unawareness, combined with this … “So they are struggling even more than ever before.”Lack of awareness about COVID-19 isn’t limited to the migrants.“I’ve heard of something that sounds like that name, but we don’t have it here,” Fatima Moalin, a resident of Sakow town in southern Somalia, told the AP when reached by phone. migration agency, interview people at the border in Somalia, a crossroads on one of the world’s most dangerous migration routes: across the Red Sea with traffickers, through war-ravaged Yemen, and into rich Gulf countries.The questions for migrants are simple.

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