Monday, July 26


Arab Spring, International, Politics, Speed desk, Tunisia

The president of Tunisia — the only democracy that lasted after the Arab Spring — fired the prime minister and suspended parliament

President Kais Saied of Tunisia — the only democracy that lasted after the Arab Spring — fired the country's prime minister and froze parliament for 30 days over the weekend. Saied announced the moves on Sunday, saying that a new prime minister would take up executive authority from Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi."We have taken these decisions… until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state," he said in a televised address, according to the Washington Post.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Cigarettes, International, Marlboro, Philip Morris, Smoking, Smoking Ban, UK

Philip Morris International CEO said cigarettes should be banned and that the company will stop selling Marlboros in the UK within a decade

Philip Morris International CEO Jacek Olczak said the company will stop selling Marlboro cigarettes in the UK within a decade. He also said cigarettes should be banned in the UK, similar to gas-powered cars. Philip Morris International is separate from Philip Morris USA, which makes Marlboro cigarettes in the US. LoadingSomething is loading. Th...
Aircraft Carrier, Alaska, Arctic, International, Mildef freelance, Military & Defense, News Contributor, Nordic, Northern Edge, Pacific Ocean, U.S. Navy, USS Theodore Roosevelt

The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here’s how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sailed to Alaska in May for exercise Northern Edge. The carrier took part in the exercise in 2019, when it became the first carrier to do so in 10 years. The trips reflect the Navy's increasing focus on the Arctic and its efforts to get used to operating up there again. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Culture, Influencer, Influencer Content, International, Social Media, social media content, Social Media Influencers, TikTok, tiktok influencer, Weekend BI UK

Chinese TikTok star Xiao Qiumei dies after falling 160 feet from a crane while recording a livestream video

Xiao Qiumei, an influencer who was popular on the Chinese version of TikTok, died after a fall. The Sun reported that the 23-year-old was filming herself in a crane cabin when she fell. Xiao was known for regularly sharing videos of her job as a crane operator on social media. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Afghanistan, Donald Trump, International, News UK, Politics, Taliban, trump, Trump rallies, UK Weekend, videos

Trump gets Taliban leader’s name wrong and impersonates him with grunts, videos show

Trump referred to Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada as'Mohammed' at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. He then proceeded to imitate Akhundzada by making grunting sounds, videos show. During the rally, Trump also recalled threatening to bomb the village Akhundzada lived in. LoadingSomething is loading. Former President Donald Trump imitated the lea...
Afghanistan, International, Military & Defense, Politics, Taliban, troop withdrawal

The US launched strikes to destroy military equipment the Taliban captured from Afghan security forces

The US carried out multiple airstrikes on the Taliban recently in support of Afghan forces. The strikes targeted enemy personnel, as well as captured military equipment. The US is withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, where it has waged war for nearly two decades. LoadingSomething is loading. The US military carried out multiple airstrikes a...
Drug trafficking, El Chapo, El Chapo Guzman, Emma Coronel, Emma Coronel Aispuro, International, Mexican Drug Cartels, Mildef freelance, Military & Defense, narco wives, News Contributor, Sinaloa Cartel

Recent arrests reveal more about how cartel wives help run operations for Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel

In recent months, US authorities have arrested the wives of three Sinaloa Cartel figures, including "El Chapo" Guzmán. The arrests shed light on what cartel operatives and security experts say is the overlooked but important role wives play in Mexican organized crime. LoadingSomething is loading. Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO-The infamous Sinaloa Cartel is relying on its wiv...
Andrew Cuomo, BDS, Ben & Jerrys, Bill de Blasio, International, israel, New York, Politics, Retail

The controversy over Ben & Jerry’s move to stop selling ice cream in occupied Palestinian territory

Ben and Jerry's has been facing bipartisan backlash this week over a recent corporate decision. The company won't sell its ice cream in Palestinian territory occupied by Israeli forces. Both Democrats and Republicans have come out against the move, reviving backlash against BDS. LoadingSomething is loading. Ben & Jerry's announcement on Monday ...
China, India, Indian Ocean, InsiderAsia, International, MH-60 Seahawk, MH-60R, Military & Defense, P-8, P-8I

Delivery of 3 more advanced US-made sub-hunting aircraft boosts India’s plans to take on China at sea

The US delivered two helicopters and a new maritime patrol plane to India earlier this month. The aircraft are some of the best sub-hunters available and will boost the Indian navy's capabilities. The deliveries come amid heightened tensions with China in the Indian Ocean region. LoadingSomething is loading. India received US-made helicopters a...
Aegis, hwasong-12, ICBM, InsiderAsia, intermediate-range missle, International, Japan, Mildef freelance, Military & Defense, Missile Defense, News Contributor, North Korea, South Korea

What dodging North Korean missiles taught me about shooting down Kim Jong Un’s growing arsenal

A North Korean missile launch in August 2017 sent people in South Korea and Japan scrambling to bunkers. The missile broke up and fell into the Pacific, but North Korea's growing missile arsenal remains a concern. The US, South Korea, and Japan all have missile defenses, but stopping an incoming missile is no easy feat. LoadingSomething is loading. ...