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South Korea raised Beirut tourist alert level, advising citizens to evacuate

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South Korea raised Beirut tourist alert level, advising citizens to evacuate

South Korea raised Beirut tourist alert level, advising citizens to evacuate

South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on the 11th, considering that the explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut caused the local medical system to be paralyzed and days of large-scale demonstrations, the government decided to increase the travel warning for Beirut to the third stage of the red warning “evacuate”.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that in the absence of an emergency, hope more than 30 South Korean citizens who stay there will be evacuated as soon as possible. Meanwhile, they also called on citizens planning to travel to Lebanon to cancel or postpone the plan.

South Korea according to the risk level of tourist destinations from low to high to the public issued a four-level warning. The blue warning is to pay attention to safety, the yellow warning is to proceed cautiously, the red warning is to recommend evacuation, and the black warning for the ban on tourism.

On August 4, a huge explosion occurred in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, killing more than 160 people and injuring more than 6,000. After the explosion, large-scale demonstrations took place in Beirut for three consecutive days to protest the explosion and government corruption. Lebanese Prime Minister Diab announced the collective resignation of the government on the 10th in response to popular voices, and the political situation in Lebanon may become more chaotic.

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Biden pushed for a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that would allow individuals to receive $1,400 in cash

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According to the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and many other foreign media reports, US President-elect Biden announced the details of the large-scale stimulus plan, the American Rescue Plan, with a total scale of US$1.9 trillion.

The program includes:

  • Direct payment of US$1,400 per person to most Americans. Together with US$600 in December 2020, the total amount of relief will reach US$2,000;
  • Increase the federal weekly unemployment benefit to $400 and extend it to the end of September;
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to US$15 per hour and allocate US$350 billion for state and local government assistance;
  • Appropriate USD 170 billion for K-12 schools (kindergarten to grade 12) and higher education institutions;
  • Allocate US$50 billion for new coronavirus testing;
  • $20 billion was allocated for the national vaccine program.

In addition, the program will increase the annual refundable amount of the child tax credit to US$3,000 per child, and each child under the age of 6 can receive a refund of US$3,600.

According to senior officials of Biden’s team, the “U.S. Rescue Plan” will be one of the two most important expenditures in Biden’s first few months. The second bill is expected to be introduced in February. The main goal is to solve long-term employment, infrastructure, climate change, and racial equality issues.

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Senior leaders of the US military rarely make joint voices: Capitol riots are illegal, and Biden will become commander-in-chief

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On January 12, the senior leaders of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff broke the silence for nearly a week and issued a joint statement on the US Congressional riots on the 6th. They condemned the demonstrators participating in the riots for violating American laws and challenging the procedures established by the U.S. Constitution and emphasized that Biden has won the U.S. election and will soon become the new commander-in-chief of the U.S. military.

Reuters pointed out in the report that senior US military leaders usually do not make statements involving political issues. It is very rare for them to make such a joint statement this time.

The aforementioned joint statement first repeated the duties of the U.S. military, stating that the U.S. military has always obeyed the legal orders of civilian leaders, ensured public safety in accordance with the law, and is committed to “protecting the U.S. constitutional government from damage by enemies at home and abroad.”

The statement then condemned the riots in the U.S. Congress on the 6th, saying that the demonstrators directly attacked the U.S. Congress and the statutory procedures established by the Constitution, but the U.S. law did not grant them such rights, and the U.S. military would resolutely “defend the Constitution.”

“We have witnessed violations of the law in the Capitol. Free speech and freedom of assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition, and rebellion. As soldiers, we must embody the values and ideals of the country, and we support and defend the United States. The Constitution, any action that violates the procedures prescribed by the Constitution not only violates traditions, values, and oaths but also violates the law.” The statement reads.

At the end of the statement, the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized that in accordance with the US Constitution, after confirmation by states and courts and certification by Congress, Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, becoming the 46th commander-in-chief of the US military. They also reminded U.S. soldiers across the country to be vigilant and ready to perform their duties at any time.

According to the final signature of the document, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milly, Vice Chairman John Hayteng, and the leaders of the various services of the US military signed this statement.

CBS said that the Joint Chiefs of Staff is responsible for the work of the chief military adviser to the President of the United States and usually does not involve political matters. Although this statement did not issue any political declaration, it clearly shows that senior US military officials believe it is necessary to reiterate the responsibilities of the US military before the inauguration of the new president. Reuters also pointed out that such joint statements by senior US military officials are very rare.

The report pointed out that the statement made by the US military this time is in sharp contrast with what they did in June last year. At that time, during the protests after the black man Freud was “kneeled and killed,” Milly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accompanied Trump to the church to take pictures. On the way, the National Guard used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters. Milli later apologized to the American people for this matter.

Since the U.S. military is mainly composed of white men, the “extremism” in the U.S. military has also received close attention after the Congressional riots. The US Army said on the 12th that they will cooperate with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate whether any US military personnel have also participated in the demonstration. “There is no place for extremism in the military. We will review every report and take appropriate action,” said a US Army spokesperson.

The US Department of Defense has announced that it may deploy up to 15,000 National Guard soldiers to be responsible for security during Biden’s inauguration. The U.S. military and the U.S. Secret Service will also conduct investigations on these National Guard personnel and decide whether it is necessary to conduct an in-depth background investigation on some of them as appropriate.

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3 dead and 4 injured by a gunner in Chicago shooting, 1 Chinese student killed

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3 dead and 4 injured by a gunner in Chicago shooting, 1 Chinese student killed

On Saturday (9th), a serial shooting occurred in Chicago, the United States. The 32-year-old African-American gunman Jason Nightengale shot wantonly, resulting in 3 deaths and 4 injuries in just a few hours. Yiran Fan, a 30-year-old Chinese student studying at the University of Chicago, was also shot dead. The gunman was killed by the police.

3 dead and 4 injured by a gunner in Chicago shooting, 1 Chinese student killed

Based on reports from the Chicago Tribune, World Journal, and other media, the serial shooting began at 1:50 pm on the 9th. Fan Yiran was the first victim. He was shot in the head by Nightingale in the car in the parking lot of the apartment. 10 minutes later, Nightingale appeared in the lobby of the apartment at No. 4900 South East End Street. At that time, the apartment building manager tried to prevent Nightingale from entering the building, but the latter broke in and turned to the 46-year-old female building manager. Shot, killing him in the chest.

According to the report, a 77-year-old woman who picked up the letter in the mailbox of the apartment building was also shot by the gunman. As of the 10th, the woman was still in critical condition. At 2:45 pm on the 9th, Nightingale entered the apartment at No. 5500 Southeast End Street from the back door, took the elevator to the 19th floor, pointed the gun at a male acquaintance, and asked him to hand over the vehicle keys. Leaving the building by car.

3 dead and 4 injured by a gunner in Chicago shooting, 1 Chinese student killed

At around 3 pm on the 9th, Nightingale appeared at a grocery store near 9300 South Hosety Street. As soon as he entered the store, he shot a 20-year-old man in the head. The man was seriously injured and sent off. He died after treatment. At that time, an 81-year-old woman who was also in the grocery store was shot in the back and neck. She was rushed to the hospital but was still in danger.

Immediately after 4 pm, Nightingale randomly fired at a passing vehicle near 10300 South Goodstit Street. A 15-year-old girl sitting in the passenger seat was shot in the head. She is currently in critical condition. . Afterwards, the gunman returned to the 9300 grocery store, aimed at the police who had been handling the case at the scene and fired, but missed any police officers.

At 5:35 pm, Nightingale appeared in Evanston, just north of Chicago, and entered a local restaurant and a chain pharmacy next to it. He also held a woman in the restaurant and shot her. After driving to escape. The police subsequently pursued him and eventually stopped Nightingale in a nearby parking lot. A gun battle broke out between the two sides and Nightingale was shot dead by the police.

3 dead and 4 injured by a gunner in Chicago shooting, 1 Chinese student killed

The Chicago Police Department said on the 10th that after preliminary investigations, Nightingale had multiple convictions. On the 8th, he posted a radical video on Facebook in which he brandished a gun and said that he would kill randomly, even threatening “I want Let the whole community blow up.” On Sunday (10th) around 10:30 am, Facebook closed Nightingale’s homepage.

On the afternoon of the 10th, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business announced that Fan Yiran is a fourth-year student of the School of Economics and Finance from China. He is a bright and talented student and is loved by his classmates. Fan Yiran originally planned to submit his doctoral dissertation this year. His main research areas include the interaction of bank asset-liability management and the research on screening competition under flexible information.

According to the media, apart from Fan Yiran, the identities of the other casualties are not yet clear.

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