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In short, Thursday, November 18th

We collect the newspaper's short articles in the column «In short». Here is today's post. Photo: Ketil Blom Haugstulen / Ellen EriksenPeople's market value. Here is today's card post.DebateThis is a debate post. Opinions in the text are at the writer's expense.No, we are not looking at each other that lasts nowIt has been a joy to follow the debate in recent weeks around my reaction to Frode Thuen's and Peder Kjøs' proposal that people must adjust the assessment of their market value. Wise posts have been written about why it is problematic for high-profile psychologists to speak in this way. Psychologist Elisabeth Hermstad Reinertsen has written in this newspaper and commentator Shazia Majid i VG. My point was also well substantiated in one enjoyable thread on Twitter. Economist Jon...

Iranian nuclear – Washington and Arab Gulf countries issue joint warning to Iran

(Belga) The United States and its Arab Gulf allies on Wednesday sent a joint warning to Iran, accused of "causing a nuclear crisis" and of destabilizing the Middle East with its ballistic missiles and drones. "All participants urged the new Iranian government to seize the diplomatic opportunity" linked to the Vienna negotiations to save the Iran nuclear deal "to prevent conflict and crisis," Washington and the Cooperation Council said. Gulf (CCG) in a joint statement, following a meeting in Riyadh of their working group on Iran. These indirect negotiations between the Americans and the Iranians, suspended since the election in June of a new president in Iran, must resume at the end of November. They aim to revive the 2015 agreement supposed to prevent Tehran from accessing the atomic bo...

Sports star missed: – Where is Peng Shuai?

On November 2, Peng Shuai, 35, accused former Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, 75, of assault. Shortly afterwards, the tennis player was gone without a trace. Now she is "found" according to a letter - allegedly signed by Peng Shuai. DISAPPEARED: Chinese Peng Shuai disappeared two weeks ago after remarks against a government official on social media. Photo: FRED DUFOUR, AFPAftenposten collaborates with VG-sporten. Therefore, as an Aftenposten reader, you also get articles and services created by VG."I am not lost, and not insecure. I have just rested at home, and everything is fine ", it says in the letter which today - Wednesday - was published by the Chinese TV station CGTN Europe, writes Swedish Aftonbladet.CGTN Europe claims the statements are signed with Peng Shuai's name - two...

Jura: in conflict with her bank, a retiree is chained to a radiator

Unhappy with a bank placement offered in 1998, a retiree living in Salins-les-Bains (Jura) chained herself to a radiator in her bank to protest. Denouncing a plan called "fructi famille version sickness and accident" contracted almost twenty-five years ago, a 65-year-old woman has used the hard way to complain. Since 1998, she had invested the equivalent of 320 euros per year in this investment to benefit her children, according to Progress. Last week, she received a letter from the People's Bank explaining that this contract would end in December. In order to have more explanations, the retiree went to her bank branch on Tuesday. On the spot, she learned a piece of news that she experienced as a scam. In fact, this contract was a non-refundable payment at the age limit of 65 years. ...

Mali: the Prime Minister and 150 personalities on the West African sanctions list

(Belga) Malian Transitional Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maïga and almost all of his government are among around 150 personalities targeted by individual sanctions recently imposed by ECOWAS, reveals an official document from the West African regional organization obtained on Wednesday by AFP. Colonel Assimi Goïta, transitional president and head of the junta in power since the coup of August 18, 2020, is however absent from this list. Another notable absentee from this list on which there are 27 ministers in addition to the head of government: the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdoulaye Diop. No explanation is provided for their absence in the document obtained by a correspondent for Agence France-Presse. In addition, the 121 members of the National Transitional Council, which acts a...

Libya: the President of the Parliament candidate for the presidential election

(Belga) Libyan Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh announced in a televised speech Wednesday his candidacy for the presidential election scheduled for December. "I announce my candidacy for the presidency of the state and I pledge to respect the constitutional declaration, to guarantee the independence of the judiciary and to preserve the unity and independence of Libya", declared Mr. Saleh in a speech recorded and broadcast on television. The announcement of the candidacy of the President of the Parliament installed in Tobruk (east) comes three days after that of Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, youngest son of the former Libyan leader, and the day after that of Khalifa Haftar, the man fort in the east of the country to which Mr. Saleh is close. Solemnly, Saleh said he would strive if elected to "tu...

Niger: 25 civilians killed in an attack near Mali

(Belga) Twenty-five civilians were killed on Tuesday in an attack by suspected jihadists in western Niger, near Mali, the Nigerien interior ministry said Wednesday evening. A previous report given by local sources to AFP reported a dozen civilians killed. Tuesday, "the camp of Bakorat (...) in the department of Tillia was the object of attack perpetrated by unidentified armed individuals", affirms a press release of the Ministry of the Interior read on the radio. The provisional toll is "25 people killed, another injured and two vehicles burned," he adds. The ministry deplored a second attack against the locality of Témaram, in the department of Tahoua, by "unidentified armed individuals" who "burned down or ransacked" "social infrastructures" including the town hall, the health center...

Google to pay AFP for five years to use its online content

It is "the culmination of a long fight" as well as a desire to "turn the page": at the end of bitter negotiations on the application of "neighboring rights", Google and AFP have reached an agreement to pay for five years the contents of the international press agency presented by the American giant. This is the first partnership concluded by a press agency for rights related to copyright, a European directive that France was the first to transpose into its national law in 2019. The question of sharing the income generated on the web by the tech giants is at the heart of great tensions with the media around the world. The agreement "covers the whole of the EU, in all AFP languages, including in countries which have not transposed the directive," said the CEO of Agence France-Presse, Fabric...