Newsletter of February 10, 2022

Today's newsletter covers Hong Kong drivers in self-isolation, revenge porn allegations in Greece, a lonely death in Italy, Argentina's intriguing foreign policy, and more.

Hong Kong COVID-19 restrictions increased the price of vegetables

With a zero-COVID policy, Hong-Kong's tight restrictions affected the supply chain of vegetables for the city with only 2 cross-border drivers who tested positive.

A famous Greek TV host sentenced to prison

Stathis Panagiotopoulos, a TV personality in Greece, has been sentenced to five years of prison, including three years of suspension, and fined €10,000. He was found guilty of posting sexually explicit content without the content of his ex-partner. Two other women sued him for a similar reason.

An Italian woman, 70, found dead at home 2 years later

Marinella Beretta, 70, was found dead at least two years after she passed away alone in her house, seated on a chair in the kitchen.

Argentina President proposed his country as a gateway to Latin America for Russia

The president of Argentina said he wanted to reduce the country's dependency on the United States during his trip to Russia. Yet, he signed an agreement for restructuring Argentina's debt few days earlier with the International Monetary Fund, for which he asked the support of the United States.

Another former fertility doctor used his own sperm for artificial insemination in the Netherlands

A Dutch gynecologist used his own sperm several times between 1977 and 1985 for using it in artificial insemination without informing future parents. It's at least the fourth similar case in a few years in the Netherlands and few others are expected to come out soon.

Some more news from the world

  • Politico published a leaked memo showing that the United Kingdom would need to allow hormone treated beef if it wants to be included in a trade Trans-Pacific Partnership that includes countries like Canada, Japan or Australia.
  • Swiss doctors used electrical implants in the spiral cord of three paraplegics. Combined with artificial intelligence it allowed them to make steps again.
  • Accused of promoting Islamic terrorism in the state of Kerala, the ban of the Indian broadcast Media One will continue. The High Court of Kerala rejected the company's plea. On January 31, Media One was barred from transmitting after the Ministry of Home Affairs denied security clearance.

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