Day: September 10, 2020

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region to Holds Poll, Defying Federal Government | World News

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region will head to the polls on Wednesday in defiance of the federal government, the latest challenge to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed from a slew of regional leaders flexing their muscles ahead of next year’s national elections.

Abiy has overseen sweeping democratic reforms since taking power in Africa’s second most populous nation two years ago. But the federal government – and major opposition parties – agreed to postpone national and regional elections due in August until the COVID-19 pandemic was under control.

Tigray, whose leaders dominated the previous administration and have often bitterly denounced Abiy, announced it would hold elections anyway.

“We know there is an open threat by Abiy to militarily intervene against Tigray and to cut funds, but we will still go ahead with the vote,” said Getachew Reda, a former federal information minister and now a spokesman for the Tigray

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Update: fromis_9 Reveals Track List For New Mini Album “My Little Society”

Updated September 10 KST: 

fromis_9 has unveiled the track list for their upcoming mini album “My Little Society”!

Apart from the title track “Feel Good (Secret Code),” the album also includes “Weather,” “Starry Night” (literal translation), “Somebody to Love,” and “Fish” (literal translation).

On this date, the agency also announced that Lee Seo Yeon would not be participating in promotions due to injury.

Updated September 8 KST:

fromis_9 shared group teasers for their return with “My Little Society”!

Updated September 7 KST:

fromis_9’s second set of teasers for Park Ji Won, Baek Ji Heon, and Roh Ji Sun are now out!

Updated September 6 KST: 

fromis_9 has shared teasers for Song Ha Young, Lee Na Gyung, and Jang Gyu Ri!

Updated September 5 KST: 

fromis_9 has shared the second round of teaser images for their comeback with “My Little Society,” starting with Lee Seo Yeon, Lee Sae Rom, and Lee

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Facebook to ban new political ads week before Election Day

Facebook is banning all new political advertisements during the one-week period before the general election with the hopes of limiting misinformation on its platform, the company announced Thursday.

a close up of Mark Zuckerberg looking at the camera: FILE Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019.

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FILE Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019.

“The US elections are just two months away, and with Covid-19 affecting communities across the country, I’m concerned about the challenges people could face when voting,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement Thursday morning. “I’m also worried that with our nation so divided and election results potentially taking days or even weeks to be finalized, there could be an increased risk of civil unrest across the country.”

MORE: Facebook to allow users to ‘turn off seeing’ political ads

“We’re going to block new political and issue ads during the final week of the campaign,” Zuckerberg

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