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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called on the American authorities to combat the systematic racism practiced by state institutions, and to translate their statements in this regard into actions on the ground.

In a speech delivered during the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which opened Monday in Geneva, Bachelet indicated that the failure to bring to justice the police responsible for their past murders "confirms the gravity of the crisis" facing the institutions of power in the United States.

She added that the two incidents of police shooting of African-American Jacob Blake in Kenosha, and the recent killing of Daniel Bond by the police in Rochester, confirms the need for urgent and profound measures to be taken to combat systemic racism and racial discrimination practiced by security institutions and in society. .

And she continued, "Municipal and police authorities have issued numerous statements about the necessity of reform following the killing of George Floyd in May, including by the security authorities in Kenosha.

These words must be consistent with real changes for African Americans to feel that the state and security institutions protect them.

Source: TASS


European Union Council President Charles Michel informed Chinese President Xi Jinping that the bloc will no longer accept anyone being exploited, and called for a more fair relationship in trade between the two sides.

"Europe needs to be a player, not an arena," Michel told reporters after a videoconference with Xi.

"We want a relationship based on integrity. We want a more balanced business relationship with China," he added.

Source: Reuters


Today, Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanked US Ambassador to Beijing Terry Bronsted for his services. He praised his contribution to developing relations between the two countries

"I thank Ambassador Terry Bronsted, for his service of more than three years to the American people as the US ambassador to China," the minister said in a tweet. President Donald Trump chose Ambassador Bronsted because he has decades of experience working with China, which has made him the best representative of the administration. He defends American interests and values ​​in this important relationship. "

The US Secretary of State indicated that Bronsted helped make the relationship between the United States and China geared towards achieving results for mutual benefit and in a fair manner.

Bloomberg also reported that Trump said over the weekend that Bronsted would return to the United States because he wanted to participate in the presidential campaign.

Bronsted served for a long time as the governor of Iowa. No information has been released so far on when the diplomat will leave his post, nor on his possible successor to this position.

Source: TASS


The authorities in South Africa have confirmed that they are not aware that Iran is preparing a plot to assassinate the US ambassador to the country, Lana Marx.

A spokesman for the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Longa Ngkengili, described in a telephone statement, according to Bloomberg Agency, the American reports on this matter as "surprising" for his country, and the official said: "We only learned of this report this morning."

Ngkinkilili added that South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Nalide Bandur, may issue a statement at a later time.

Yesterday, Sunday, the American Politico website reported that the Iranian government had planned an attempt to assassinate Marx in response to the US assassination of the Quds Force commander in the Iranian revolutionary sense, Qassem Soleimani, on January 3, 2020.

The news site quoted a US government official as saying that the intelligence about the scheme, which began to appear in the spring, has become more specific in recent weeks.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, commenting on this news, on Monday: "Such allegations that are not based on any basis are part of the intelligence campaign of (US President Donald) Trump's administration against Iran."

Source: Agencies


The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) celebrated the achievement of Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, at the opening of the English Premier League, which strengthened his position as king of the opening matches.

Salah became the only player in the history of Liverpool in the English Premier League, to score in the opening match of the League with his team, 4 times in a row.

"The Egyptian king is the first player from Liverpool to ever score on the opening day of the Premier League for four seasons in a row," the FIFA account wrote on Twitter.

He added, "Salah is only the ninth player to score a hat-trick on the opening day of the Premier League season."

Salah scored a hat-trick against Leeds United, on Saturday, to lead Liverpool to a difficult 4-3 victory at the opening of the new Premier League season.

Salah scored for Liverpool in his opening match in the league for the fourth time, an unprecedented number in the history of the "Reds".

Here are the goals Salah scored in his opening matches with Liverpool, in the four seasons he wore the team's shirt:

2017-2018: He scored a goal against Watford in the opening league, the match ended 3-3.

2018-2019: He scored a goal against West Ham in the opening season, the match ended 4-0 in favor of Liverpool.

2019-2020: Score a goal against Norwich City in the opening of the league, the match ended 4-1 in favor of Liverpool.

2020-2021: Scored 3 goals against Leeds United in the opening of the league, the match ended 4-3 in favor of Liverpool.

Source: Agencies

Monday, 14 September 2020 17:22

on from SoftBank

The American company "Nvidia" acquired the British chip design company, "Arm Holdings", for an amount of about $ 40 billion.

Nvidia, the largest US chip maker by market value, and ARM, said on Monday that Oli will buy a British chip designer from SoftBank Group for $ 40 billion in a deal that will reshape the global semiconductor industry.

The deal is expected to put a vital resource for Apple and many other companies in the sector under the control of a single player, and it is likely to face opposition from regulators and Nvidia's competitors.

As for SoftBank, the deal is an early exit from ARM, which it had bought just 4 years ago for $ 32 billion, according to Reuters.

The deal includes $ 21.5 billion in shares, and Nvidia will pay Softbank $ 12 billion in cash, including two billion when signed.

Under the deal, SoftBank and the $ 100 billion Vision Fund, which has a 25 percent stake in ARM, will get between 6.7 and 8.1 percent in Nvidia.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said the deal, which boosts the data center chips sector in his company, supports competition, adding, "The industry will see, for the first time in its history, a real alternative to Intel Corp's dominance of the sector."

With the prospect of opposition looming, Huang said he would maintain ARM's neutral licensing model and expand it by granting Nvidia IP licenses as well for the first time.

It is noteworthy that the British company does not produce the chips, but rather sells licenses for the technology used to manufacture them.

Arm licenses its chip designs and technology to customers including Qualcomm, Apple and Samsung Electronics, and Apple's next Mac computers will use ARM chips.

Huang said the deal would not subject Aram to US export restrictions.

The deal requires regulatory approvals from Britain, the United States and China, and may be subject to strict scrutiny in China, where hundreds of companies, including Huawei, use ARM technology.

The deal to buy the Arm is expected to be completed in March 2022.

Source: Agencies


On Monday, the European Union joined the voices condemning Iran's execution of wrestler Nawid Afkar, who was convicted of killing a government employee during anti-government demonstrations in the south of the country in 2018.

"The European Union condemns this execution in the strongest terms," ​​a European Commission spokesman, Peter Stano, said in a statement.

"Human rights remain an essential component of our engagement with Iran. We will continue to communicate with the Iranian authorities on this issue (...) in addition to the separate issues," AFP quoted Stanoe as saying.

Analogous to this last execution

The European official affirmed that "the European Union opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and cases without exception."

"This is a brutal, inhuman punishment that does not have any deterrent effects and represents an unacceptable annulment of human dignity and integrity," he said.

The London-based Amnesty International saw the "secret execution" of my ideas on Saturday as "a horrific farce of justice that needs immediate international action."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the execution, which he considered "brutal."

Source: Agencies

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