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Covid-19 variants pose 'real threat' to vaccine progress, CDC warnsA top health expert says highly contagious variants of the virus pose a "real threat" to the US.
1 hCovid: France approves AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65sOlder French patients can now get the jab, which had been initially limited to those aged under 65.
6 hSyria war: Tens of thousands of detainees still missing, UN saysUN investigators say many of those arbitrarily detained during the civil war are presumed dead.
10 hCarlos Ghosn: US father and son extradited to JapanThe two allegedly helped the ex-Nissan boss escape Japan while he was on bail for financial crimes.
1 hBiden urged to back AI weapons to counter China and Russia threatsA long-awaited report says the US president should ignore calls for a ban on autonomous weapons.
10 hSarkozy: Former French president sentenced to jail for corruptionThe ex-president, found guilty of trying to bribe a judge, will remain free while he appeals.
10 hPalestinian 'Techno Queen' Sama' Abdulhadi faces court over shrine eventDJ Sama' Abdulhadi is facing a court hearing following a music event near a West Bank holy site.
4 hZoom sees more growth after 'unprecedented' 2020Zoom boss calls working from home "new reality" and predicts growth - but not at last year's pace.
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Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19The first detailed studies of the so-called P.1 variant show how it devastated a Brazilian city. Now scientists want to know what it will do elsewhere.
13 mYour Tuesday BriefingA jail sentence for Sarkozy.
1 hNeanderthals Listened to the World Much Like UsA reconstructed Neanderthal ear adds a new piece to the puzzle of whether the early humans could speak.
4 hWhere Biden’s Foreign Policy Is Taking the U.S.The president diverges from both Donald Trump and Barack Obama with a complex vision of coalition-building.
5 hHere is What We Know About the Rollout of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.Much is still to be determined about how this new tool will be used, but some things are already clear.
6 hHis Books Inspired Lovestruck Teens to Put Locks on BridgesFederico Moccia, the Italian writer likened to Nicholas Sparks and John Green, is releasing his Rome Novels in English for the first time.
7 hThe E.U. will propose a vaccine passport system for Europe.The Digital Green Pass would allow Europeans who have been vaccinated to travel more freely.
6 hFireball Meteor Dashes Across U.K. SkyA compilation of videos captured a fireball meteor that flashed across the sky for seven seconds in Britain on Sunday evening.
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2 jIndia Has Its Own Alternative To Twitter. It's Filled With Hate.Embraced by India's right-wing government, Koo has given a platform to anti-Muslim hostility.
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4 jA New Survey Of The Financial Industry Shows Significant Support For The FinCEN Files InvestigationSome in the financial industry warned the unprecedented reporting project would have a chilling effect. Now, many say it could improve the system.
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10 jTwitter Says It Won’t Block Journalists, Activists, And Politicians In India To Protect Free SpeechDefying the Indian government could put Twitter officials in jail. But not doing so would mean enabling a crackdown against free speech.
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19 jSecret Documents Show How Terrorist Supporters Use Bitcoin — And How The Government Is Scrambling To Stop ThemAfter a decade of concerns, the US government is pushing for stronger regulation.
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19 j“The Tweets Must Continue To Flow,” Twitter Says Amid Standoff With IndiaThe government has reportedly ordered the company to take down access to nearly 1,200 additional accounts.
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20 jA Search For “Dog” On Instagram Surfaces An Emoji For A Chinese Takeout Box“How are the emoji’s being recommended in this and can we remove this so this doesn’t perpetuate Asian racial stereotypes?”
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19 jResearch Shows These Are The 13 Countries People Struggle To Identify On A Map – Can You Guess Even Half Right?Do you know your countries by sight?
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Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing enters final round in CanadaThe US has accused Huawei founder's daughter of misleading HSBC bank about the telco's business dealings in Iran.
43 m‘Mockery of justice’: Cambodia’s Rainsy gets 25-year jail termThe country's top opposition party was banned in 2018 and many of its leaders and supporters put on trial.
1 hUS expected to sanction Russians for Navalny poisoningIn contrast to his predecessor, Biden promises a tougher approach to any aggressive moves by Russia.
2 hIAEA says N Korea nuclear programme cause for ‘serious concern’UN watchdog chief notes continuing signs of nuclear activity in North Korea are 'deeply regrettable'.
2 hEcuador names new health minister after COVID vaccine scandalFormer health minister stepped down amid questions about irregularities in Ecuador's coronavirus vaccine programme.
4 hZooming ahead: Videoconferencing firm tops analysts’ expectationsRevenue more than tripled to $882.5m in the fiscal fourth quarter, the company said, surpassing analysts' estimates.
5 hEl Salvador: Bukele party and allies set for legislative controlPreliminary count of Sunday's vote suggests President Nayib Bukele's party and its allies to get majority in congress.
5 hClimate and cooperation: Biden’s trade goals differ from Trump’sJoe Biden’s trade strategy looks to incorporate environmental goals, advance racial equity and partner with US allies.
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Russian Army receives new batch of upgraded T-90M tanks
The Russian military received the new batch of T-90M Proryv-3 (Breakthrough) main battle tank, according to a recent Uralvagonzavod news release. According to Russian tank manufacturer Uralvagonzavod, Army has taken delivery of the advanced version of the T-90 main battle tank. “Uralvagonzavod has dispatched a batch of T-90M ‘Proryv’ tanks to the customer,” the press […]The post Russian Army receives new batch of upgraded T-90M tanks first appeared on Defence Blog.
13 hSouth Korea to showcase its new fighter jet in April
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) plans to unveil a prototype of South Korea’s first indigenous fighter jet in April, the arms procurement agency has said. According to the arms procurement agency, KAI is set to roll out the first prototype of its next-generation fighter jet, better known as the Korean Fighter eXperimental (KF-X) aircraft. Jung Kwang-sun, […]The post South Korea to showcase its new fighter jet in April first appeared on Defence Blog.
13 hTop 5: best-looking modern fighter jets
Modern high-performance fighters have undoubtedly wild design that stands out against business jets and airliners. What are the 5 nicest fighter aircraft in the world? We asked our readers to vote for their favorite fighter jets and they chose the Top 5 most handsome fighter aircraft. In that spirit, here’s our readers’ list of the […]The post Top 5: best-looking modern fighter jets first appeared on Defence Blog.
19 hRussian military helicopter crashes in Syria
Multiple news outlets reported that a Russian military helicopter crashed in northeast Syria. Syrian media on Feb. 28, reported that a Russian helicopter crashed in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr, north of Syria’s Hasakah, two kilometers from the former dairy farm that Russian forces use as their base. Also stated that one […]The post Russian military helicopter crashes in Syria first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jBritish tanks to receive next-generation camouflage
The UK’s ground forces have announced that is weighing different camouflage patterns as it moves to select a new set of uniforms. According to a press release issued last month by British Army, the British Armed Forces launched the Multi-Coloured Camouflage Scheme (MCDCS) program to develop next-generation camouflage to hid big combat vehicles such as the main […]The post British tanks to receive next-generation camouflage first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jUkrOboronProm starts assembly of new ‘Iroquois’ utility helicopter
Ukraine’s leading defense group UkrOboronProm has announced a multi-year plan to produce a new medium utility helicopter at the Odesa Aircraft Plant. On Friday, the director-general of the Ukraine-based defense company Yuri Gusev said that at the “Odessa Aviation Plant”, which is part of the UkrOboronProm, it is planned to launch licensed production of Bell […]The post UkrOboronProm starts assembly of new ‘Iroquois’ utility helicopter first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jGeneral Atomics releases new image of its next-generation combat drone
General Atomics’ Aeronautical Systems division, or GS-ASI, has released a new rendering of its stealthy, next-generation unmanned aircraft system. The GA-ASI released a new rendering of the new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV)’s design on its social media page on Friday. The company Twitter post states: “Our robust digital […]The post General Atomics releases new image of its next-generation combat drone first appeared on Defence Blog.
2 jIsraeli military selects CH-53K King Stallion as new transport helicopter
The Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 25 February that it has chosen Lockheed Martin’s heavy-lift CH-53K King Stallion as a new Israel Defense Force᾿s (IDF) transport helicopter, replacing the current “Yas’ur” (CH-53) model. On Thursday, the Ministry press release said that Defense Minister Gantz accepted the recommendations presented by IDF Chief of the […]The post Israeli military selects CH-53K King Stallion as new transport helicopter first appeared on Defence Blog.
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Interview – Katsiaryna ShmatsinaKatsiaryna Shmatsina outlines the key factors behind current protests in Belarus, their potential for success, and developments in Belarus' foreign policy.
1 jRemote Warfare in an Age of Distancing and ‘Great Powers’The use of remote warfare has several significant problems and there can only be progress towards resolving them through discussions between communities.
2 jSecurity Cooperation as Remote Warfare: The US in the Horn of AfricaSecurity cooperation programmes have provided a pathway to continued intervention, the ‘remoteness’ of which applies only to the intervening actor, not local communities.
3 jThe Middle East: An Orientalist CreationThe Middle East can be understood as an imperial invention–created by European colonial powers–by exploring historic and contemporary orientalist policies in the region.
4 jRemote Warfare in the Sahel and a Role for the European UnionRemote warfare conducted by Western forces is shifting its focus to the Sahel and as European states try to rely less on the US security apparatus, old legal challenges.
4 jUnderstanding Power in Counterinsurgency: A Case Study of the Soviet-Afghanistan WarTo be successful, counterinsurgency operations must expand beyond a solely militaristic conception of power to include soft power and popular support.
5 jCall for Contributors – Decolonizing Politics and Theories from the Abya YalaWe seek contributors for a forthcoming book on 'Decolonizing Politics and Theories from the Abya Yala', focused in the study of Latin America.
5 jWhat Happened to the Afghan Peace Talks?The negotiations with the Taliban are on hold and Afghanistan appears stuck. The government in Kabul now waits to see what the new Biden team will do.
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Protests by Indian Farmers Spread Panic in Image-Conscious Modi Government
NEW DELHI, India, Mar 01 (IPS) - Sanjay Kapoor is editor of Delhi's Hardnews magazine and General Secretary of the Editors Guild of India.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not really like attending parliament – except on special occasions. Budget session was one such occasion. Unsurprisingly, he tried to reach out to farmers still protesting at the border of the capital Delhi, against his government’s new farm laws.
Read the full story, “Protests by Indian Farmers Spread Panic in Image-Conscious Modi Government”, on globalissues.org →
4 hEnd Inequality and Achieve Sustainable Development for All
BEIJING, Mar 01 (IPS) - Back in the 1990s, the discovery of antiretrovirals offered a ray of hope to save people’s lives from the HIV epidemic. Over this decade, people living with HIV benefited from the scientific advances and began to have longer, healthier and more productive lives. However, almost all the beneficiaries were from rich countries in the global north. As a result, about nine million people died by the year 2000 due to the inequality in accessing these life-saving medicines.
Read the full story, “End Inequality and Achieve Sustainable Development for All”, on globalissues.org →
5 hA Technology-based Parasol of Protection for Victims of Domestic Abuse
NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) - During the COVID19 lockdown, there has been an approximate 25% increase in domestic abuse, dubbed by the United Nations as the ‘pandemic within a pandemic’. While the home is perceived as a secure place, for domestic abuse victims battling the pandemic is equally and increasingly unsafe. A parasol of protection is needed to rehabilitate victims of abuse starting from detection, reaching out, providing help and support.
Read the full story, “A Technology-based Parasol of Protection for Victims of Domestic Abuse”, on globalissues.org →
7 hHow Marginalised Women in India Bore an Extra Burden of COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic
NEW DELHI, India, Mar 01 (IPS) - Women living in rural India and those belonging to marginalised communities faced an enormous burden during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, including domestic violence, loss of financial assistance and income, says Rehana Adeeb, a grassroots Muslim woman leader and activist.
Read the full story, “How Marginalised Women in India Bore an Extra Burden of COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic”, on globalissues.org →
8 hInternational Womens Day, 8 March 2021 - Equality is our Captain for Sailing to a Green & Just Recovery
NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day March 8.
The climate crisis doesn’t stop for anyone or anything, not even the pandemic that has forced billions of us to radically overhaul our lives. And like the pandemic, climate change has no nationality, agenda or political affiliation.
Read the full story, “International Womens Day, 8 March 2021 - Equality is our Captain for Sailing to a Green & Just Recovery”, on globalissues.org →
10 hTo Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective
SUVA, Fiji, Mar 01 (IPS) - An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautua, literally translated, the pathway to leadership is through service because to be able to lead is to be willing to serve.
Read the full story, “To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective”, on globalissues.org →
12 hBiden-Harris Administration Committed to Building Resilient Agricultural Supply Chains
URBANA, Illinois, Feb 26 (IPS) - The White House, under the Presidency of Joe Biden just released an Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains stating the country needs to have resilient, diverse and secure supply chains to ensure economic prosperity and national security. Among the acknowledged threats that can reduce the resilience of America’s supply chains include climate change and extreme weather events.
Read the full story, “Biden-Harris Administration Committed to Building Resilient Agricultural Supply Chains”, on globalissues.org →
3 jRenewed, More Ambitious Targets of Paris Agreement Needed
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - The UNFCCC launched its ‘Climate Action: NDC Scorecard’ on Feb 26. The report assesses countries’ progress in meeting climate mitigation, adaptation and financing goals.
Projected reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are falling "far short" of what is required to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement.
That is according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which released its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s) Scorecard today, Feb 26.
Read the full story, “Renewed, More Ambitious Targets of Paris Agreement Needed”, on globalissues.org →
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Leader of Tigray's forces accuses Ethiopian and Eritrean governments of genocideThe ousted leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region has accused the federal government and its Eritrean allies of genocide and other crimes against humanity, calling on US President Joe Biden to dial up the pressure against "invader forces."
6 hPrince Philip moved to new hospitalBritain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was moved from one London hospital to another on Monday for treatment of an infection and observation of a preexisting heart condition, Buckingham Palace announced.
10 hIndians are telling their 18 million-strong diaspora to keep out of their affairsWhen American author Meena Harris tweeted criticism of the Indian state's clampdown on farmers protesting agricultural reforms, nationalist counter-protesters responded by burning her portrait. Hundreds of Indians barraged her with abuse on Twitter, telling her to stay out of their country's affairs.
1 jHong Kong protesters come out as 47 pro-democracy figures appear in courtHundreds of protesters risked arrest to demonstrate outside a Hong Kong court, where 47 pro-democracy activists appeared Monday charged with subversion under the national security law, as authorities step up their crackdown against opposition voices.
31 mFootage shows tear gas, flash bangs used on protesters in MyanmarProtesters in Myanmar continued to take to the streets in defiance after the deadliest day since the military seized power in a coup last month. At least 18 died and dozens were injured on Sunday, according to the United Nations Human Rights Office. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
19 hBrexit leaves London fighting for its future as Europe poaches businessLondon has been the unrivaled king of European finance for more than three decades. Brexit is starting to change that.
4 jApple had a blowout quarter in China. But can its success there continue?Apple blew through its December quarter record for sales in China when it reported earnings last month.
1 jThe worldwide web as we know it may be endingOver the last year, the worldwide web has started to look less worldwide.
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US to impose sanctions on Russia for Navalny poisoningCiting two administration officials, CNN wrote that the United States will coordinate with the European Union to determine what the sanctions will entail and their exact timing.
2 Mar 2021 at 7:32amThird woman accuses NY governor of sexual harassmentAnna Ruch, 33, said that she met Andrew Cuomo at a wedding in September 2019. During the reception, he put his hand on her bare lower back -- which she pushed away -- and asked if he could kiss her. Cuomo became a national star last spring with his straight-talking yet empathetic coronavirus briefings that contrasted sharply with then-president Donald Trump's dismissive approach to the pandemic.
2 Mar 2021 at 7:22amTrumps privately got vaccinated before leaving WHFormer President Donald Trump privately received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while still in office in January, at a time when other public officials took shots on-camera to boost public confidence in the vaccines. Trump and his wife, Melania, have now received both doses of vaccine, said one of the aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
2 Mar 2021 at 6:53amFrance eases ban on AstraZeneca vaccine for over 65When the AstraZeneca vaccine was approved for use by European Union regulators, France mandated it would only go to eligible people under 65 because data from trials in older age groups was limited.
2 Mar 2021 at 6:17amTwitter cracks down on Covid vaccine misinformation
2 Mar 2021 at 6:47amGhana president gets world’s 1st Covax jab
2 Mar 2021 at 6:55amBiden to meet with Mexican president amid migration issuesUS President Joe Biden is planning a virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador — a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the coronavirus and cooperating on economic and national security issues.
13 hGeorge Floyd kin joins protest anthem album projectBefore a late night rehearsal in December, Terrence Floyd couldn't remember the last time he squatted on a drum throne, sticks in hand and ready to perform. Surely, he said, it had not happened since his brother, George Floyd, died at the hands of police in Minneapolis last May, sparking a global reckoning over systemic racism and police brutality.
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US refuses to say whether crown prince one of 76 Saudis hit by visa ban
State department ‘not in a position to detail the identity’ of those on list as US under heavy criticism for failure to sanction Saudi heir
The US state department has refused to say whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is one of the Saudi officials subject to US visa restrictions under the new “Khashoggi ban”.
The ban is named after the Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder and dismemberment in 2018 was approved by the crown prince, according to a US intelligence assessment declassified on Friday.Continue reading...
5 hCuomo faces new calls to resign as harassment investigation looms
- Three women publicly accuse the governor of sexual harassment
- Former state legislative employees accuse Cuomo of ‘gaslighting’
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A collective of former New York state legislative employees on Monday denounced Andrew Cuomo’s apology for his past behaviour, after the governor was accused of sexually harassing multiple women, and called for his removal or resignation.Continue reading...
2 hCoronavirus live news: WHO says Covid won't be over this year; China aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June
Unrealistic to think pandemic will be over this year, says WHO; China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of its population by June; number of new infections globally rose last week
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Japan said Tuesday an investigation would be launched after more than 1,000 coronavirus vaccine doses had to be thrown out when a freezer storing them malfunctioned, AFP reports.Continue reading...
21 mLady Gaga's dog walker describes 'close call' after he was shot in robbery
On social media, Ryan Fischer says ‘healing still needs to happen’ after he was attacked while walking three dogs
Lady Gaga’s dog walker, who was shot last week during a robbery in Hollywood when two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen, has described the violence and his recovery “from a very close call with death” in social media posts on Monday.
Ryan Fischer’s posts included pictures taken from his hospital bed, where he says a “lot of healing still needs to happen” but he looks forward to reuniting with the dogs.Continue reading...
5 hFormer French president Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption
Sarkozy found guilty of corruption and influence peddling but is unlikely to spend time in prison
When the verdict came, it reduced the Paris court to a stunned silence: Nicolas Sarkozy was guilty of corruption and influence peddling, and sentenced to three years in prison, two of them suspended.
France’s president from 2007 to 2012 had played an “active role” in forging a “corruption pact” with his lawyer and a senior magistrate to obtain information on a separate investigation into political donations, the leading judge declared, and there was “serious and concurring evidence” of collaboration between the three men to break the law.Continue reading...
15 hCity firms made plans in Brexit run-up to move assets worth £100bn to EU – survey
Data from EY highlights last-minute transfers in order to hold on to European business
City firms revealed in the final months of 2020 that they planned to shift nearly £100bn in assets to the EU, taking the total value of assets lost to the bloc since the Brexit vote to £1.3 trillion, according to a new survey.
The data from consulting group EY pointed to a last-minute push by firms before 31 December after the UK-EU trade deal did not offer concessions for the UK’s dominant financial services sector. It forced companies to move staff and assets to the continent in order to continue serving EU customers.Continue reading...
4 hCanada's top newspaper group gambles on casino app to help fund journalism
Torstar, which owns more than 70 papers, to launch gaming app to ‘support the growth and expansion of quality journalism’
As advertising revenues dry up and the outlook for print newspapers looks increasingly bleak, publishers around the world are constantly hunting for new and innovative ways to fund costly journalism.
Related: Why Toronto is taking action against a carpenter amid its homelessness crisisContinue reading...
8 hFormer pope Benedict says 'fanatical' Catholics still won't believe he's not the pope
Pope emeritus says some who are unhappy with successor Pope Francis have refused to believe he willingly stepped down
Former pope Benedict has chided conservative Roman Catholics who have not accepted his decision to resign, calling them “fanatical” and reminding them there is only one pope and it is Francis.
Benedict, now 93, became the first pope in more than 600 years to resign instead of ruling for life, saying he no longer had the strength to govern the 1.3 billion-member church.Continue reading...
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China's most important chipmaker SMIC could be a big winner from the global semiconductor shortageChina's SMIC, the target of U.S. sanctions, could find its older chip technology in demand from carmakers scrambling to get their hands on semiconductors.
1 hBeijing could tighten its grip on Hong Kong further, showing lack of concern for international outcryMedia outlets reported that Beijing could be considering changes to Hong Kong's electoral system to limit pro-democracy politicians from running in elections.
3 hWarren Buffett owns more of a Chinese electric car company than General MotorsBerkshire Hathaway holds an 8.2% stake in Chinese electric automaker BYD, more than it does of General Motors, Warren Buffett said in a letter to shareholders.
10 hAsia-Pacific stocks mixed following overnight gains on Wall Street; RBA leaves cash rate unchangedThe Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday announced its decision to maintain its current policy settings, including leaving its cash rate at 0.1%.
49 mBitcoin is at a tipping point and could become 'currency of choice' for global trade, Citi saysBitcoin's wild ascent over the last few months has forced big Wall Street players to reevaluate the cryptocurrency.
11 hStocks rocket higher in broad rally to start March, S&P 500 jumps 2% for best day since JuneYields appeared to be stabilizing and the 10-year rate was off its high from last week, which encouraged investors that the rapid rise in rates was slowing.
7 hThis multibillion-dollar company is selling lab-grown chicken in a world-firstCalifornian food start-up Eat Just has become the first company to receive approval for the sale of its lab-grown cultured chicken meat. And it all started with a single cell.
21 hAs tourism picks up again, Maldives steps up efforts to diversify its faltering economyMaldives is working to expand its fisheries and agriculture sectors, according to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
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Israel launches Covid-tracking ‘FREEDOM BRACELET’ as alternative to quarantine, as court reins in spy agency’s contact tracingIsrael has unveiled a coronavirus tracking bracelet as an alternative for a two-week quarantine for incoming travelers, sparking privacy concerns as a top court moved to curb the Shin Bet spy agency’s role in contact tracing. Read Full Article at RT.com
3 hGerman soldier, relatives arrested over ‘hoarding’ weapons & ammo, and making ‘extremist statements’In the latest suspected insurgency case, a German Army soldier and two of his relatives were arrested in a special police forces operation. Police say the suspects have been “hoarding” weapons and making “extremist” statements. Read Full Article at RT.com
6 h‘I’d rather be called a b**ch’: Twitch unites commenters in disgust with tweet celebrating ‘Womxn’s History Month’Streaming platform Twitch is so woke that it managed to enrage women, conservatives and the transgender, all in a bid to celebrate “Womxn’s History Month.” Read Full Article at RT.com
6 hMyanmar military reportedly fire on anti-coup protesters a day after 18 killed on ‘bloody Sunday’Demonstrators in Myanmar were shot at by law enforcement on Monday, local media reported, less than a day after 18 protesters were killed on what was the country’s bloodiest day yet since the military seized power on February 1. Read Full Article at RT.com
7 hDuterte threatens to end military cooperation with US if he gets ‘hard info’ on nukes stored in PhilippinesPresident Rodrigo Duterte has vowed that he will "immediately" demand that US troops leave the Philippines if Washington ever attempts to place its nuclear weapons in the Southeast Asian country. Read Full Article at RT.com
9 hChina’s class action: Beijing bans teachers from using harsh physical and mental punishments to discipline schoolchildrenChina’s 15 million schoolteachers are no longer allowed to physically or verbally abuse children in their classes and are prohibited from using any punishment that might inflict pain or trauma. Read Full Article at RT.com
10 hCovid-19 cases rise globally for 1st time in 7 weeks, amid variant spread and easing of health measures – WHO chiefThe number of new Covid-19 infections across the world has increased for the first time in seven weeks, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
11 hSpain begins to ease Covid lockdown, but says border with Portugal will be sealed for at least 2 more weeksThe Spanish border with Portugal will remain largely closed until at least March 16, Madrid confirmed on Monday, even as it began to ease some regional restrictions implemented to slow the spread of Covid-19. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US Senator Mitt Romney 'Knocked Unconscious' After Fall, Leading to 'a Lot of Stitches'The senator from Utah was previously spotted on Capitol Hill with a black eye and stitches on his face, above his eye and his mouth.
8 mRussian Reconciliation Center Distributes Food Packages to Refugees in Syria's SuwaydaSUWAYDA (Syria) (Sputnik) - Servicemen of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria distributed food packages to residents of the Bakka locality and refugees from different provinces of the country housed in a children's summer camp in the province of Suwayda.
1 hNew Design for Russian Super-Heavy Methane-Powered Launch Vehicle Completed, Source SaysMOSCOW (Sputnik) - The new design of a Russian carrier rocket powered by liquefied natural gas (methane) has been put together, a space industry source told Sputnik.
2 h‘Unprepared’: US Needs ‘Significant’ Changes to Ensure Nation Can Fight New AI Threats, Report FindsUnder the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence was established in a bid to review advances in AI and related technologies, and to ensure that the US is functioning on all cylinders and can meet new demands.
3 hEmbattled Texas Utility Chair Resigns After Deadly Winter StormTexas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick previously issued a Monday statement calling for the resignations of Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chair DeAnn Walker and Electric Reliability Council of Texas CEO Bill Magness over their "lack of adequate preparation" prior to the recent bouts of extreme winter weather in Texas.
3 hTwitter Now Labeling Content for 'Misleading Information' on COVID-19 VaccinesBack in December, Twitter Safety announced the social media platform would begin prioritizing the "removal of the most harmful misleading information" from users' timelines. Twitter has since removed over "8,400 Tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts worldwide."
3 hUS May Impose Navalny-Related Sanctions on Russia on Tuesday - ReportUS media reported earlier that Washington was planning to impose new sanctions in coordination with its European Union allies, with the specific restrictive measures to be outlined by US and EU officials in the coming days.
4 hMajor Internet Companies Must Comply With Russian Law, Upper House Speaker SaysMOSCOW (Sputnik) - Measures are needed that would force foreign IT giants to comply with Russian laws and fulfill the demands of Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor, Russian upper house speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, told Sputnik.
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Winston Churchill landscape owned by Angelina Jolie sells for €9.5mThe Moroccan landscape painted by Britain’s wartime leader was sold by Angelina Jolie at an auction for more than €9.5 million.
6 hTwenty years on, the disappeared still cast shadows in northern KosovoTens of thousands of ethnic-Albanians, Serbs and other minorities disappeared during the 1998-99 war in Kosovo. Two decades later, thousands are still unaccounted for.
11 hIrony as Saharan dust returns radiation from French nuclear tests in the 1960sDust from the Sahara is being blown over to France, bringing with it radiation left over from French nuclear weapons tests from the 1960s.
11 h'Unwavering support': Conservative French MPs support Sarkozy post-convictionA number of MPs from Sarkozy's Les Republicains party have expressed their "unwavering support" for the former president on social media.
12 hArmenia turmoil: PM says he's ready for early elections as political tensions rise"Only the people can decide who will stay in power," said PM Nikol Pashinyan as rival protests took place in the Armenian capital.
13 hTwitter accused of 'maliciously violating' Russian laws on removing contentRussia's communications regulator says Twitter has failed to remove more than 2,800 illegal pieces of content since 2017.
14 hPrince Philip moves hospital as he continues treatment for infectionThe 99-year-old is being moved in order to continue treatment for an infection, “as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition”.
15 hYemen faces a famine as deadly as Ethiopia's during the 1980s, says refugee council headJan Egeland called on the nations that had fought in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to join Europe and the United States in funding the humanitarian response.
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Boom in Somaliland: A Miracle on the Horn of AfricaSomaliland has managed what neighboring Somalia has failed to do for years: It has established peace and stability and successfully driven out terrorism. And it has done so with very little international aid. How did it succeed?
14 hPass the Buck to Moscow: A Possible Solution to the Nord Stream 2 ConundrumWith Joe Biden's election, trans-Atlantic relations are on the upswing. But the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 threatens to derail the renewal. Germany needs to come up with a new approach, and passing the buck to Moscow might help.
2 jErdoğans Bad Bank on Trial: Shedding Light on an Alleged Plot to Evade Iran SanctionsA trial starting soon in New York is set to throw light on whether a Turkish bank helped Iran circumvent sanctions. And how much President Erdoğan knew about it.
3 jSlovakian President Zuzana Čaputová On the Errors Made in the Pandemic: "We Underestimated the Danger"There are few other places in the world with a COVID-19 death rate as disproportionately high as the one in Slovakia. In an interview, President Zuzana Čaputová concedes that mistakes were made and explains why her country is considering deploying Russia's Sputnik V vaccine.
3 jEU Diplomat Josep Borrell: "I Should Have Indulged My Desire To Argue a Little More"The EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, was made to look foolish by Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov during a recent press conference. In an interview, he explains why he didn't fight back harder.
3 jIllegal Pushbacks: Children Caught in "The Game" on the Croatian BorderAmong the thousands of people trying to cross the border from Bosnia-Herzegovina into Croatia are numerous families. The children are forced to watch as their parents are beaten and humiliated.
3 jRussia: The Architect of Putin's Purported Palace Comments on Alexei Navalny's FilmLanfranco Cirillo designed the ostentatious palace that Alexei Navalny claims belongs to Russia’s president. "We used fantastic materials, I was proud of my work," the architect says when contacted by DER SPIEGEL.
5 jAstraZeneca: The Coronavirus Vaccine that Nobody WantsReports that the AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective that the ones from BioNTech and Moderna have fueled widespread reservations. Leading German health experts say they have faith in the company's product and that it is a key tool in the battle against COVID-19.
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How big was the iceberg that broke off Antarctica?
A massive iceberg broke off Antarctica Friday after ruptures formed in the Brunt Ice Shelf, according to a news release from the British Antarctic Survey. But how big was the iceberg?
4 hBiden spokesperson rules out helping Canada, Mexico with vaccine supply before all Americans are inoculated
The White House spokesperson today ruled out sending vaccines to continental partners like Canada and Mexico, saying U.S. President Joe Biden is committed to getting every American vaccinated before sharing doses with other countries.
9 hPrince Philip transferred to different London hospital for infection treatment
Britain's Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition, as well as to receive treatment for an infection.
15 hTop utility regulator in Texas resigns over winter storm blackouts
The top utilities regulator in Texas resigned Monday, in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter storm that left millions in the state without power and water for days
4 hFormer French president Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of corruption. Here's what he faces next
A Paris court on Monday found former French president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling. Sarkozy will face another trial later this month along with 13 other people on charges of illegal financing of his 2012 presidential campaign.
14 hDefying deadly crackdown in Myanmar, crowds return to streets to protest coup
Police in Myanmar's biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month's coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier.
7 hFormer FC Barcelona officials detained after raid on soccer club, Spanish media report
Catalan police detained several people after raiding FC Barcelona's stadium in a search and seize operation related to an investigation into club officials
6 hIvory Coast begins COVID-19 inoculations with shots from COVAX initiative
Ivory Coast has begun giving shots to inoculate against COVID-19 with vaccines delivered last week by the global COVAX initiative, which was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access to doses.