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The Daily Brief: Nearing the end of his six-year term Duterte unable to run for President again states he will not be running for vice president.

President Duterte announces he will not be running for vice president following the end of his last term in office.

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The Daily Brief Nearing the end of his six year term Duterte unable to run for President again states he will not be running for vice president

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  • President Duterte announces he will not be running for vice president following the end of his last term in office.
  • The Philippines has a single six-year term limit for presidents and Duterte’s initial plan to run for vice president following the completion of his term was heavily debated.
  • Opponents of the president said they would question the legality of the move before the Supreme Court.
  • However, Duterte countered all criticism by stating “The overwhelming…sentiment of the Filipinos is that I am not qualified and it would be a violation of the constitution to circumvent the law, the spirit of the constitution…Today I announce my retirement from politics.” 
  • Many speculate that the President’s decision was based on the hope that his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, would run to succeed him.
  • The father daughter duo had agreed that only one of them would run for national office in 2022, now that Duterte has backed down, Duterte-Carpio has an open shot at the presidency.
  • Sources:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/2/philippine-president-duterte-announces-retirement-from-politics

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58772586

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Advocates Demand Justice for Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder on the Anniversary of his Death

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  • Three years have passed since journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and no action has been taken for justice despite heavy suspicion that the Saudi government was involved.
  • When running for presidency in late 2019 now President Joe Biden directly blamed Saudi Arabia stating “Khashoggi was, in fact, murdered and dismembered – and I believe in the order of the crown prince,” however no action has been taken on behalf of the United States.
  • Advocates are now angry and demanding that action be taken to address the murder.
  • Sources:

https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2021/10/2/on-khashoggi-murder-anniversary-advocates-want-action-from-biden

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/30/jamal-khashoggi-fiancee-saudi-arabia-biden-mbs/

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Delta Variant: COVID-19 Deaths Reach 5 Million 

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  • More than half of deaths caused by the Delta Variant were in the US, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and India.
  • The COVID-19 death toll reached 2.5 in one year, the other 2.5 million was recorded within 8 months.
  • There is an average of 8,000 deaths per minute or 5 deaths per minute, recently death rates have decreased. 
  • More than half the world is still yet to receive at least one dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine especially amongst poorer nations, even though there are unvaccinated individuals in their counterparts in rich countries. 
  • Sources:

https://www.reuters.com/world/global-covid-19-deaths-hit-5-million-delta-variant-sweeps-world-2021-10-02/

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/world/article/2001425057/global-covid-19-deaths-hit-5-million-as-delta-variant-sweeps-the-world

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Tesla Vehicles Production Increases Since Third Quarter

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  • According to chief executive Elon Musk, as of October 2nd, Tesla has delivered a record number of electric cars in the third quarter, beating Wall Street.
  • Exports to Europe have risen since the introduction of the cheaper model Y.
  • Tesla has delivered approximately 241,300 worldwide, about 73% more than the previous year. 
  • Total overall production has increased 15% in the third quarter since previously.
  • Sources: 

https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-delivers-241300-vehicles-q3-beats-analysts-estimates-2021-10-02/

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Texas Rally Launches The Same Day as Abortion Protests

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  • Women’s rights advocates have gathered at the Texas capitol to march against the country’s newest law in regards to reproductive freedom leading to a series of 660 marches. 
  • In Washington DC, protests are to march US capitol, two days before justices will discuss a mississippi case which could overturn the new abortion law. 
  • The new law bands abortion after cardiac activity is detected in the embryo which occurs around 6 weeks, where 85-90% of women do not yet know they are pregnant. 
  • Sources: 

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2021-10-02/abortion-rights-advocates-will-march-across-us-to-protest-restrictive-laws

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-court-abortion-march/update-1-texas-rally-launches-day-of-u-s-protests-against-abortion-restrictions-idINL1N2QY07B

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https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/status/144438422391844454

Qatar Citizens Finally Vote For Legislative Council 

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  • Qataris (both men and women)  have finally voted for the first state’s Shura council legislation. 
  • The council will then be able to further approve general state politics and the country budget.
  • Economic, defense, security, and investment policies will still not fall under the legislative authorities given to the council.  
  • Government lists show 26 of the 233 candidates from the 30 districts are women. 
  • Sources: 

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/qatar-holds-first-legislative-elections-2021-10-02/?taid=61583708a6777700018fea07&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/2/polls-open-in-qatars-first-legislative-elections

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Largest Incursion Of Chinese in Taiwan Air Defense Zone
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  • 38 planes from China have flown into Taiwan’s air defense zone, a move Taiwanese president Su Tseng-chang told reporters was threatening “regional peace.” 
  • In the largest incursion yet in a recurring issue, this incident started on Friday as local Taiwanese forces “scrambled” against fighter jets, including ones capable of nuclear powers. 
  • Taiwan has complained against Chinese forces engaging in “military aggression,” speculated to be influenced by China’s ongoing mission to stifle Taiwanese independence. 
  • China has not responded to complaints. 
  • Sources

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/2/taiwan-reports-largest-ever-incursion-by-chinese-air-force-2

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/taiwan-reports-largest-ever-incursion-by-chinese-air-force-2021-10-02/

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4,000 People Detained in Libya Due to “Security Campaign”
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  • 4,000 migrants have been detained in Gargaresh, Libya in an attempt to contain unrecorded documentation and drug trafficking, in a move that the government has called “a security campaign.”
  • The number went up by around 3,500 from Friday to Saturday. Among those detained include women and children. 
  • Libya’s director of Norwegian Refugee Council Dax Rouque said those detained “are at risk of abuse and ill-treatment,” stating “Torture, sexual violence, and extortion” are all threats. 
  • The local government in Libya stated it would start “deporting as many [migrants] as possible,” as thousands of migrants await their fate in detention centers located around the capital. 
  • Sources

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/2/libyas-migrant-roundup-reaches-4000-amid-major-crackdown

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US & Rights Groups Call On Immediate Action Following Mohibullah Murder
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  • This Wednesday, Mohibullah, a Rohingya Muslim Leader, was shot and killed in Bangladesh. 
  • The unidentified shooter shot Mohibullah at the Kutupalong Refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. The funeral which was held on Thursday had thousands of attendees. 
  • Multiple rights groups and the United States urged for a full investigation to bring Mohibullah’s case to justice, calling on Bangladesh forces to hold the perpetrators accountable immediately. 
  • Sources

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-rights-groups-urge-full-probe-rohingya-leader-s-n128 0423

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/2/rights-groups-urge-full-probe-into-rohingya-leader-killing

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CD&R To Absorb Morrison After Winning $10M Bid
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  • Clayton, Dublier, and Rice (CD&R), a private equity company, has won 10 billion dollars after bidding over 9 million to take over Morrisons, the fourth largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom. 
  • Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson released a statement which read: ​​”Today’s final offer from CD&R represents excellent value for shareholders while at the same time protecting the fundamental character of Morrisons for all stakeholders.”
  • The move gives Morrisons the potential to bump up to the second largest chain in the country by the end of October. 
  • CD&R announced that it would be sticking with Morrisons original headquarters in the country and the current team who runs it, under David Potts, the CEO. 
  • Sources 

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/cdr-wins-10-bln-auction-uk-supermarket-morrisons-2021-10-02/

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All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

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Salman Rushdie Severely Stabbed due to his Publication of the Book “The Satanic Verses”

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  • Salman Rushdie, an author, was severely stabbed in his neck and abdomen on stage by a suspect named Hadi Matar, causing him to be on a ventilator and potentially losing an eye.
  • An Iranian leader back in the 20th century wanted Rushdie killed because of his novel, Satanic Verses, that many Muslims found disrespectful. This led Salman to go into hiding for almost a decade.
  • Translators from different countries reading this book were harshly stabbed to death when the book came out and Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini called for Salman’s execution for three million dollars.
  • The Iranian government has not yet responded to this issue, but many Iranians in the media claim him to be an apostate who later became an atheist.

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China Threatens Consequences if Pelosi Visits Taiwan

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  • US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has landed inTaiwan. Prior to the visit, China’s Foreign Ministry has voiced their disapproval, stating that “China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized in response  that “The speaker will make her own decisions about whether or not to visit Taiwan,” and that the US is looking to Beijing to “act responsibly and not to engage in any escalation going forward.”
  • The US has made it clear that members of Congress routinely visit Taiwan and that this trip is non-threatening and has precedent. Even so, some officials have expressed concern that China may invade Taiwan’s air defense zone or send missiles near Taiwan in retaliation.
  • Pelosi has criticized China’s leadership and vocalized support for Taiwan in the past. She is currently on her tour of Asia, with scheduled visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

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First Grain Ship Departs Ukraine After Six Months of Russian Blockade

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  • The first shipment of grain departed the port of Odesa on Monday after Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports for the last six months trapped around 20 million metric tons of wheat and corn.
  • Russia recently made a deal with Ukraine, brokered by the UN and Turkey, allowing grain exports to resume, appeasing fears of a global food supply crisis and rising prices.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba celebrated the shipment, calling it a “day of relief for the world, especially for our friends in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was more hesitant to celebrate the shipment, stating “it is too early to draw any conclusions and make any forecasts” and he wants to “see how the agreement works and whether security will be really guaranteed.”

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Concerns Rise As US Teeters on the Brink of Recession

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  • The US economy declines for the second quarter in a row, causing, what other countries would consider, an economic recession. 
  • The prices for groceries, gas, and other basics are rising at the fastest pace since 1981. The US Central Bank is quickly trying to raise borrowing costs in order to cool the economy and ease the prices on goods, but with the contraction, at the annual rate of 0.9% in the 3 months to July, many are still getting concerned. 
  • President Biden struggles to convince the public that the economy is sound, with the unemployment rate at a low 3.6%. But with inflation in the US hitting 9.1% in June, the fastest price appreciation in 4 months, consumer spending has slowed at an annual rate of 1%. 
  • Many other countries, such as China and the UK, have been hit harder by the surge in energy prices and the War in Ukraine, causing risks from abroad. Other countries are facing much more serious problems and once they’re hit, their problems can spill over and affect the US. 

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North Korea Could Possibly Be Preparing another Nuclear Test

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  • North Korea could be preparing a seventh nuclear test, especially after Mr. Kim announced that the country is fully ready for any military confrontation with the US at a Korean War Anniversary event. 
  • A US special representative in North Korea states that Jong-Un has tested an unprecedented number of missiles this year—31 to 25. Jong-Un also stated that threats from the US required North Korea to achieve the urgent historical task of strengthening its self-defense. 
  • Jong-un also stated that South Korea is reviving a plan to counter North Korea’s threat by mounting precautionary strikes; in June alone, South Korea launched 8 missiles of its own.
  • The North Korean regime is especially angry with South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol and his so-called Kill Chain strategy. This strategy allows South Korea to launch ballistic missiles and air strikes on North Korean targets if it ever feels threatened. 
  • North Korea has also not been getting as much engagement with Washington ever since Biden replaced Trump, and could be hinting at some sort of deliberate escalation by the North, and preparations have been underway at the Punggye Ri test site since March.

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Russia Limits Gas Supply to Germany

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  • Gazprom, a major Russian energy provider, has stated it will reduce the supply of gas to Germany by half via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline due to repair work. 
  • Germany has said that they see no technical reason for the decrease in gas supply. The European Union continues to accuse Russia of weaponizing energy, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stating, “This is an open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe.”
  • Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement to allow the export of grain via the Black Sea after Russia continued to block millions of tonnes from being exported. The next day, Russia struck missiles at the port, some of which hit the infrastructure of the port.
  • The US and Ukraine are optimistic that the agreement will still be implemented, with the US State Department stating, “Despite these attacks, we do understand that the parties are continuing preparations to open Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for food and fertilizer exports…we also continue to expect that the Black Sea agreement will be implemented.”

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