Arouca / Portugal : Opening of the pedestrian suspension bridge 516 Arouca , which leads at a height of 175 m over the gorge of the Paiva river and with a length of 516 m is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world.
Pyongyang / North Korea : After US President Joe Biden warned the North Korean government about its use of nuclear weapons, the North Korean State Department threatened with consequences.
Tahoua / Niger : 16 Nigerien soldiers are killed in an attack on a military patrol.
Tuesday 4th May 2021
Laschkar Gah / Afghanistan : Afghan troops put down a military offensive by the Taliban , which is trying to bring the region under their control in the southern Afghan province of Helmand in the course of the withdrawal of international troops.
Saint Helier / Jersey : The dispute over fishing rights in the English Channel between France and the United Kingdom escalates. Dozens of French fishing boats block the port of Saint Helier on the Channel Island of Jersey, Great Britain sends warships to patrol the archipelago.
Friday May 7th 2021
Alpharetta / United States : The largest pipeline operator in the USA, Colonial-Pipeline , was attacked by a cyber attack and had to take its systems offline as a result. According to current knowledge, it is not a politically motivated act.
Kabul / Afghanistan : At least 58 people, including many schoolgirls, are killed and 150 others injured in a bomb attack in front of a school in a residential area inhabited by the Hazara minority in the west of the Afghan capital. While the Afghan government blames the Taliban for the terrorist attack, they distance themselves from it and condemn the act.
Malé / Maldives : To the west of the Maldives, the remains of a Chinese Long March-5B ( CZ-5B ) rocket fell into the Indian Ocean . At the end of April 2021, the rocket had transported the first module to a planned Chinese space station and has since lost altitude in an uncontrolled manner.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Jerusalem / Israel : More than 100 rockets are fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip , dozens of which are intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system . There are impacts in Jerusalem; Air alarm is triggered in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh , Ashkelon and Sderot . The Israeli army is carrying out counter attacks. The parliament in Jerusalem is evacuated in order to bring the MPs to shelters. One of the attacks occurred shortly after a by Hamas posed ultimatum had expired, Hamas had demanded that Israel all the police officers and settlers from the Temple Mount and from the neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem withdraws and all detained in the context of recent confrontations Palestinians dismiss.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Ashkelon / Israel : Two women are killed in a Palestinian missile attack.
Kazan / Russia : At least eight people are killed and 20 injured, six of them life-threatening, in an attack on a school in Kazan. The 19-year-old shooter is arrested. Rumors about another perpetrator turn out to be false.
Wednesday May 12, 2021
Berlin / Germany : The Federal Cabinet passes the first law amending the Federal Climate Protection Act . It is intended to implement the requirements of the Federal Constitutional Court , which at the end of April declared parts of the original law unconstitutional because it did not contain any reduction targets for the period from 2030 onwards. The amendment also tightens the existing targets for the period up to 2030, especially for the industrial and energy sectors. The governing coalition has not yet agreed on concrete measures for how the goals are to be achieved.