11/2019 • 14 January, 2019
Serbia: Protesters gather for sixth weekend of antiVucic demonstrations
Thousands of people marched against the rule of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic for the sixth week in a row, rallying in Belgrade and other major cities. Protesters accuse him of corruption and stifling the media. Some 40,000 people took part in the protests in Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad, and several smaller cities, organizers said on Saturday. The authorities did not immediately confirm the count. In Belgrade, protesters carried a banner showing a bloodied shirt, an allusion to the unsolved assault on leftist leader Borko Stefanovic in November. An umbrella of opposition parties, the Alliance for Serbia, suspect-
Holocaust survivor George Brady dies at 90 Czech-Canadian Holocaust survivor and entrepreneur George Brady died on Saturday, the Czech news agency CTK has reported. The 90year-old passed away from heart failure, according to a relative, former Czech Minister of Culture Daniel Herman. Born as Jiri Brady on February 9, 1928 in Nove Mesto in Czechoslovakia, he and his Jewish family faced increasing persecution during Nazi Germanyʼs occupation of the country during World War II. The family was eventually separated and sent to prisons and concentration camps. Brady went first to the Theresienstadt camp and ghetto in northern Czechoslovakia, then to the Auschwitz extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Read more: Auschwitz sees record visitors in 2018 Bradyʼs parents and sister, Hana, were murdered in the camps, but Brady escaped in January 1945 during a death march toward Germany. He moved to Canada in 1951 and later became a successful businessman.
President Aleksandar Vucicʼs Serbian Progressive Party (SNS)of involvement in the assault. The ruling party rejects the claims. Demonstrators called for protecting media freedoms, ending the countryʼs hostile environment for journalists and opposition figures, and transparency from the government as it seeks to settle outstanding disputes with neighboring Kosovo.
Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland on spying charges
Chinese telecommunications conglomerate Huawei on Saturday said it had dismissed a Chinese worker arrested in Poland on allegations of spying for Beijing. Wang Weijing wasdetained along with a former Polish security official. Polandʼs Special Ser-
vices agency accused both men of working for "Chinese services and to the detriment of Poland." The Chinese tech giant said Wang had been arrested for "personal reasons," and his alleged actions "have no relation to the company."
Detroit auto show the last of its kind That new car smell. Flashing lights. Car doors that close seamlessly and silently. Models. Brochures. Horsepower. Crowds. Giveaways. This is what a car show is supposed to be like. And for decades this has meant shoveling through the January snow in Detroit to make it to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Now as the auto show is about to open, it is once again Detroitʼs turn in the spotlight. The past year wasnʼt kind to the American car business. Loud trade disputes hurt sales and caused automakers to rethink how and where they operate.