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Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins, chairman of the New York State Senate, said Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign after being accused of sexual assault against him. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has unveiled a plan to resume stalled peace talks in Afghanistan. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has condemned the suspension of British aid to Yemen. The four-day visit of Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church, to Iraq ends today.

March 8, 2021 Here are some of the headlines selected from the world press in the history of the world …

The Guardian | The UN’s response to Britain’s cut in aid to Yemen: a balance for the hungry

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has condemned the suspension of British aid to Yemen. Matt Lowcock, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said Britain was “balancing its calculations behind the hungry people in Yemen.” Lowcock said the move would also damage Britain’s reputation. Britain has pledged £ 164 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen in 2019 and has pledged £ 87 million this year. The United Nations has warned that the civil war in Yemen, dubbed “the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis,” will soon worsen if left unchecked.


Independent | Teachers warn students of mental health crisis

After schools reopened in Britain in January, teachers were warned about the mental health problems students could face. Experts said that distance education raises problems such as self-harm and eating disorders in students. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson used the phrase “The main risk is not to return to schools” to reduce parents’ concerns about the opening of schools.


New York Times | “Cuomo must resign,” he said. “There is no way,” the governor said

Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins, chairman of the New York State Senate, said Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign after being charged with sexual assault. His cousin, for the benefit of the province, said Cuomo’s resignation should be presented. “I will not resign over these charges,” Cuomo said. In recent weeks, five women have accused Cuomo of sexual assault or inappropriate behavior.


Washington Post | The United States is urging Kabul and the Taliban to share

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has unveiled a plan to resume stalled peace talks in Afghanistan. Blinken offered Turkey a foothold in the negotiations.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Blinken, in a letter to the government and Taliban representatives next week, called for a meeting in Turkey.

In his letter, Blinken also suggested holding a UN-hosted conference, which would be attended by diplomats from Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India and the United States, as well as from both sides. At the meeting, Blinken wrote that “negotiations will be held to find a common way to support peace in Afghanistan.”


Moscow Times | The average death toll in Russia is close to 400,000

In Russia, one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, more than 55,000 people died in January, compared to an average of last January.

According to these data, from the beginning of the pandemic in Russia to the end of January 2021, there were about 394 thousand extreme deaths. This means that the death toll in Russia has increased by 24% compared to the average. Russia has the highest mortality rate in the world at this time compared to the population.

Excessive deaths are calculated by subtracting the average number of losses in the same months in previous years from the number of deaths per month. Many experts consider this method to be one of the best ways to detect human loss from Coronavirus.


Le Monde | A historic and extremely political trip from the Pope to Iraq

The four-day visit of Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church, to Iraq ends today. The visit to Iraq on March 5-8 is of historic significance as the Pope’s first visit to the country. The slogan of the Pope’s visit to Iraq was also taken from the Bible as “You are all brothers.” Although the Christian population in Iraq has dropped from 1.4 million to 300,000 to 400,000 since 2003, Pope Francis’ visit to the country is said to be of great importance to Christians.


Al Jazeera | Missile attack on Saudi oil companies

Yahya Sarea, a spokesman for the Yemeni Special Forces, said the Saudi Aramco oil company’s facility in Ras Tanura and the Saudi cities of Dammam, Asir and Jazan had been attacked by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and missiles. Ras Tanura also has the world’s largest offshore oil tanker.

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