Coca-Cola in a statement said it “strictly prohibits any type of forced labor in our supply chain” and monitors its suppliers.

The company also said its facility in Xinjiang that supplies sugar to a local bottling facility that has been linked to allegations of forced labor “successfully completed an audit in 2019.” Greg Rossiter, director of global communications at Nike, said it “did not lobby against”…

Saudi Arabia prefers to normalize ties with Israel under Biden – report Under the US-brokered Abraham Accords, Israel has already signed normalization deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Saudi Arabia appears to have delayed plans to normalize ties with Israel until after US President-elect Joe Biden enters office on January 20, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. It speculated that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “pulled back from a deal, according to the…

This is the story of four Hong Kongers divided by age but united by a deep love of their city – and the toll that tightening Chinese rule has taken on them in the wake of last year’s massive protests.

Ranging in age from 23 to 82, they speak of persevering, and waiting for the day they might rise up again. Prince Wong was still in her mother’s womb when the Chinese government reclaimed control over Hong Kong from the British in the summer of…

Netanyahu’s lawyers to court: The charges are fabricated; cancel them Judges set December 6 session to deal with claims by PM’s attorneys, who say investigators used illegitimate tactics on witnesses

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defense attorneys on Sunday asked the Jerusalem District Court to throw out the criminal indictment against the premier, claiming law enforcement “invented” the corruption charges. In their 200-page request, the prime minister’s lawyers alleged that police investigators used illegitimate means to…

Cabinet okays tax revenues transfer to Abbas, holds back some for ‘pay to slay’ Ministers decide to withhold some NIS 600 million out of 2.4 billion total to compensate for PA payments to terrorists and their families

The security cabinet authorized late Sunday the transfer of some NIS 2.4 billion ($725 million) in tax revenues that Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians after the Palestinian Authority decided to renew cooperation earlier this month. Read Story Here

Unprecedented isolation

Men weren’t always like this. As young boys, male friends tend to share their deepest secrets and most intimate feelings with each other, said Niobe Way, a professor of developmental psychology who interviewed hundreds of boys for her 2013 book, “Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and…

Jordan’s King Abdullah and Palestinian leader Abbas meet, hope Biden revives peace process

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said. Read Story Here

No game days. No bars. The pandemic is forcing some men to realize they need deeper friendships.

It took a global pandemic and a badly timed breakup for Manny Argueta to realize just how far he had grown apart from his guy friends. In the spring, after the 35-year-old had left the home he shared with his former girlfriend and moved into…

The data also showed that amid the pandemic, households aren’t just worried about food.

“More than 4 in 10 children live in households that are struggling to cover such basic costs as food, rent or mortgage, car payments, medical expenses, or student loans,” Llobrera said, pointing to negative outcomes associated with the psychological impact of multiple stressors on households….