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3 hB-52 US bombers fly over Middle East; Iran condemns intimidation. Iranian foreign minister says the US would be better off spending its military billions ‘on your taxpayers’ health’.submitted by /u/singleboomer [link] [comments]
1 hNova Scotia becomes the first jurisdiction in North America to presume adults are willing to donate their organs when they diesubmitted by /u/NouEcoss [link] [comments]
2 hAmnesty International declares Navalny a prisoner of conscience.submitted by /u/DioriteLover [link] [comments]
8 hA British man who snuck out of his Ritz-Carlton hotel room to see his fiancée while in quarantine in Singapore faces up to 6 months in jailsubmitted by /u/marukori [link] [comments]
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Alexei Navalny: Poisoned Putin critic Navalny to be kept in custodyIt follows his dramatic return to Russia, five months after a nerve agent attack almost killed him.
5 mTrapped Chinese miners' note sparks hopes for rescueRescuers say at least 12 Chinese workers are alive a week after an explosion blocked the mine's exit.
19 mAustralian Open 2021: 'No special treatment' for tennis players in MelbourneTennis players living under strict quarantine rules before the Australian Open will get "no special treatment", says Victorian premier Daniel Andrews.
34 mUS Capitol lockdown: Security scare ahead of Biden inaugurationThe city is on edge after the riots at the Congress building in which five people died.
19 mThe Capitol Police officer in a MAGA hat. What’s the real story?He coordinated with Trump supporters during the Capitol riot - but new video suggests it was part of a ploy.
16 hAustralia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top officialThe border closure is likely to remain even with widespread vaccinations, a top official says.
11 hGithub apologises for firing Jewish employee who warned about 'Nazis'The Jewish employee had warned co-workers about the danger of Nazis during the Capitol Riots.
5 hMigrant caravan: Guatemala blocks thousands bound for USSecurity forces block a group of thousands that could pose an early test for the Biden White House.
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Incest Scandal Sets Off a New #MeToo Movement in FranceA wave of testimonies from people who say they were victims of incest has surfaced on Twitter after a scandal in which a prominent French intellectual was accused of abusing his teenage stepson.
10 mA Theater Serves as a Courthouse, Provoking Drama OffstageBlack artists and activists in Birmingham, England, say the city’s largest playhouse has sold out by leasing its auditoriums to the criminal justice system.
24 mEurope Welcomes Biden, but Won’t Wait for HimThe European Union is eager for “a political climate change” and cooperation, but if the new president is consumed with domestic problems, it won’t put its own agenda on hold.
1 h‘Wall of Inequality,’ W.H.O. Warns of Vaccine DistributionThe head of the World Health Organization says that the promise of equitable access to the vaccines “is at serious risk.”
1 hInside the B.1.1.7 Coronavirus VariantWhat researchers have learned about the U.K. variant.
4 hUnderselling the VaccineAnd what else you need to know today.
31 mMike Pompeo Leaves State Department With a Dubious LegacyAs Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks to his political future, his turbulent tenure is characterized by investigations into his leadership and ethics.
3 hbiden-inauguration-coronavirus-aleksei-navalnyBiden’s 10-day blitz of executive orders.
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US Solar Companies Rely On Materials From Xinjiang, Where Forced Labor Is Rampant“It’s almost impossible to confidently assess the labor conditions in Xinjiang.”
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3 j2020 Was One Of The Hottest Years On Record. Global Warming Is To Blame.NASA found 2020 tied as the hottest on record. NOAA found it came in a close second.
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3 jFar-Right Extremists Around The World Are Drawing Inspiration From The Insurrection On Capitol HillOn secret communication channels and open message boards, white supremacists are rejoicing at what President Donald Trump unleashed — and planning their next moves.
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4 jPeople Are Really Mad About Facebook's Changes To WhatsApp's Privacy PoliciesAnd they are moving to Signal and Telegram as a result.
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3 j14 Foods That Were Extremely Normal In Centuries Gone By But Are Super Weird TodayIncluding torpedo fuel and toast water.
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3 jAn Extra-Contagious Coronavirus Variant Is In The US — But No One Knows How Widespread It Is“Our healthcare infrastructure is already at a breaking point,” one expert said. “The introduction of a more transmissible strain might be enough to tip us over.”
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9 jThe US Was Hit With A Record Number of Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters In 2020“We’re running out of adjectives trying to describe these extreme events,” a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said.
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9 jA Slow Start To COVID-19 Vaccines Has The FDA Facing Calls To Change Shot SchedulesBy cutting doses in half or delaying second shots, some scientists say we could maximize the number of people who get vaccinated. Others argue that could be dangerous.
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How Zimbabwe’s footballers turned to ‘money games’ for survivalThe unsanctioned, illegal matches provide much-needed cash after the cancellation of the regular season due to COVID.
28 mUS-bound caravan faces hunger, Biden plans immigration reformAbout 8,000 migrants face crackdown as Biden plans to offer citizenship pathways to 11 million undocumented in the US.
39 mBoeing 737 MAX can return to Canadian skies this weekCanada plans to become the latest country to reauthorise Boeing's 737 MAX after two fatal crashes grounded the planes.
44 mMartin Luther King, Jr was radical: We must reclaim that legacyMLK's life has been filtered through a revisionist lens, but his radical legacy is a balm in today's political climate.
1 hTunisia deploys army to help quell days-long unrestSecurity forces' deployment comes after mass arrests and days of violent protests in various cities across the country.
1 hIsrael to rein in rights groups over use of ‘apartheid state’The move comes days after rights group B’Tselem slammed Israeli rule in occupied Palestinian territories as 'apartheid'.
2 hKillings of Colombia ex-FARC fighters persist amid peace processSince the FARC disarmed in 2017, 253 former fighters have been killed in total - including four so far this year.
2 hCrypto climb: Bitcoin must break $40,000 again soon, analysts sayTraders seeking clues on investor appetite for risk are scrutinising the crytpocurrency's turbulent 12 percent slide.
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U.S. Army to buy general-purpose and hardened penetration bombs
The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced in a Jan. 14 notice posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website that Army is looking to buy Mk-80 series general-purpose and BLU-109 hardened penetration bomb kits. In a notice posted on the Federal website, the Contracting Command in Rock Island said it is issuing sources sought announcement in an […]The post U.S. Army to buy general-purpose and hardened penetration bombs first appeared on Defence Blog.
5 hU.S. Navy to award contract for new electromagnetic aircraft catapult
General Atomics, a defense contractor that manufactures electromagnetic aircraft launch and recovery systems, will receive a contract for the procurement of supplies and services in support of new digital catapult systems of the Ford Class of Carriers. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) announced in a Jan. 14 notice posted to the government’s […]The post U.S. Navy to award contract for new electromagnetic aircraft catapult first appeared on Defence Blog.
6 hU.S. Marine Corps uses MRZR tactical warfighter as mobile command vehicle
The U.S. Marine Corps shared his experience with the use of the light, all-terrain platform as a mobile command post and communication vehicle. According to a press release from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit released on Sunday, the use of the MRZR (Military RZR) all-terrain vehicle enhances the mobility of communication capabilities. The vehicles are agile, […]The post U.S. Marine Corps uses MRZR tactical warfighter as mobile command vehicle first appeared on Defence Blog.
10 hPentagon sends B-52 bombers to Middle East in show of power
The U.S. military flew a pair of B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers to the Middle East Sunday for a deterrence mission against Iran. A KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing were spotted on Sunday flying over Israeli airspace heading […]The post Pentagon sends B-52 bombers to Middle East in show of power first appeared on Defence Blog.
10 hU.S. Marines conduct UTV training in Japan
The U.S. Marine Corps announced on Friday that Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, have conducted the Utility-Terrain Vehicle Driver’s Course on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. According to a recent service news release, the Utility Terrain Vehicle Course teaches Marines capabilities and proper handling of off-highway vehicles during its reconnaissance missions. UTVs are […]The post U.S. Marines conduct UTV training in Japan first appeared on Defence Blog.
10 hU.S. Army helicopters participate in unique joint exercise in Greece
On Saturday, the 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment has announced that U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), together with Hellenic Armed Forces, executed Eddie’s Odyssey, a first of its kind, joint training mission on Velopoula Island and over the Aegean Sea. The unit press release said that […]The post U.S. Army helicopters participate in unique joint exercise in Greece first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jUkraine’s Motor Sich awarded $800 million contract to support Chinese JL-10 trainer fleet
Ukrainian manufacturer of jet engines Motor Sich has agreed to a record $800 million contract with People’s Liberation Army for turbofan AI-322 engine production, according to multiple reports. The story was first reported by Defense Express, which cited a defense industry source that stated that China is buying a batch of 400 AI-322 engines for JL-10 […]The post Ukraine’s Motor Sich awarded $800 million contract to support Chinese JL-10 trainer fleet first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jRussian Navy deploys stealth patrol vessel to Syria
The Russian Navy had deployed its latest patrol vessel Dmitry Rogachev to the naval base at Tartus on the north Syrian coast. The Project 22160 patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev was filmed heading cruising down the Bosphorus. The video was posted on social media by Bosphorus-based naval observer Cavit Ege Tulça. The Russian Black Sea Fleet […]The post Russian Navy deploys stealth patrol vessel to Syria first appeared on Defence Blog.
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1 jReview – Popular Culture, Geopolitics and IdentityThis second edition presents fascinating demonstrations of popular culture in action and considers popular culture beyond the representational.
1 jThe Taiwan Factor in the Clarification of China’s U-shaped LineThe Taiwan factor has added to the challenge to China’s claims in the South China Sea and to the bargaining process among relevant states.
2 jFor the People or for Power? Wielding the ICC Gavel in a World of Power PoliticsThe ICC remains guilty of a ‘complacency of complementarity’, wherein the Court heralds the dispensing of distanced justice over respecting existing national processes.
2 jRipening Conflict in Civil Society Backchannels: The Malian Peace Process (1990–1997)The successful resolution of ethnic conflict in Mali illustrates the role that civil society can play in creating mutually beneficial negotiations between armed groups.
3 jHow Has the Evolution of Production Chains Affected Women and Children?Global and local production chains increase levels of precarity and informality of labour, with little legal and social protection, especially for women and children.
4 jAmerican Exceptionalism as a Basis for the American ConsciousnessAccording to the rhetoric of the Puritan Fathers and Lyndon B Johnson, American power and flourishing depends on continued moral excellence.
5 jQueering Genocide: How Can Sexuality Be Incorporated Into Analyses Of Genocide?Understanding more about the sexuality of genocidal violence will only come from an analysis of heterosexuality as a system of logic.
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Punch Like A Muslim Woman: An Egyptian-Danish Boxer Breaking Many Stereotypes
NEW DELHI, India, Jan 18 (IPS) - As a Muslim woman born and brought up in Denmark, Nadia Helmy Ahmed broke many stereotypes when she started boxing at the age of 15. “Back then it was not common for girls to take up elite boxing, let alone common for Muslim girls, I used to be the only girl in my gym, along with ten others boys,” said Nadia to IPS News.
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18 Jan 2021 at 9:55pmWe Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines
GENEVA, Jan 18 (IPS) - Ilze Brands Kehris is Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights heading the UN Human Rights Office in New York Addressing an online event organized by the Danish Institute for Human Rights in conjunction with the Human Rights Council’s third inter-sessional meeting on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentA year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised.
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23 mAdvisors Propose New System To Regulate Chinas Overseas Investments
BEIJING, Jan 15 (IPS) - A government-backed coalition of international advisors to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has recommended that China apply more stringent environmental controls over its overseas investments. If adopted, this would be a major departure from China’s usual approach of deferring to host country rules, many of them inadequate, for regulating its overseas investments.
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2 jTwitter, Donald Trump, and Incitement to Violence
CARACAS, Jan 15 (IPS) - Over the last four years, United States President Donald Trump has had in Twitter his main political communication tool. On this technological platform, he spread messages that were not entirely true, insulted and disqualified people, fired, or mocked his collaborators. Twitter was a stage for his sort of presidential reality show.
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2 jDengue—an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
NEW YORK, Jan 15 (IPS) - While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue.
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2 jTuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It's Time We Found a Better Vaccine
Jan 15 (IPS) - In July 1921, a French infant became the first person to receive an experimental vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), after the mother had died from the disease. The vaccine, known as Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), is the same one still used today.
Read the full story, “Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It's Time We Found a Better Vaccine”, on globalissues.org →
2 jLegally Speaking, Is Digital Money Really Money?
WASHINGTON DC, Jan 15 (IPS) - Countries are moving fast toward creating digital currencies. Or, so we hear from various surveys showing an increasing number of central banks making substantial progress towards having an official digital currency.
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2 jQ&A: China Accused of Intimidating, Detaining Citizens Critical of COVID-19 Linked Abuses
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 (IPS) - China must end its campaign against individuals seeking redress for COVID-19 linked abuses and the human rights lawyers and activists who help them, Human Rights Watch (HRW) with reports ranging from allegedly trapping them inside their homes, to chaining alleged lock-down violators to metal posts.
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Countries push ahead with Chinese vaccines despite lower efficacy rate• Live updates: Australia's border restrictions likely to remain for most of 2021 • Why teachers are being sent to the Covid frontlines, some without PPE or even pay
12 hSeries of disasters unfolding across IndonesiaAs Indonesia continues to count the number of dead from last week's earthquake on Sulawesi island, search and rescue teams are being stretched to breaking point, as they grapple with a series of disasters unfolding across the country.
7 hAnalysis: Former revolutionary begins sixth term with a lesson for other authoritariansSpeaking to reporters after casting her ballot in the Ugandan capital Kampala last week, one local resident was overjoyed to have voted for opposition leader Bobi Wine.
9 hNavalny arrested on his return to MoscowRussia's leading Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny, was detained by local police, moments after his return to the country and five months after he was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports Navalny had originally been scheduled to land at Vnukovo airport, where a crowd of hundreds of supporters and journalists waited. CNN has been unable to establish why the flight was diverted.
21 hIt's 53% alcohol and tastes like fire. Here's how this liquor brand took over ChinaWhen Costco opened its first store in China in 2019, it wasn't just the hot rotisserie chickens and discounted Birkin bags that lured frenzied crowds. A fiery, throat-tingling liquor called Kweichow Moutai also flew off shelves.
2 hWhy you won't find Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson on British TVThe insurrection at the US Capitol has sparked a political firestorm and unnerved millions of Americans. It has also unleashed a wave of criticism over the role played by pro-Trump media outlets such as Fox News, which fed lies and conspiracy theories about the election to angry supporters of the president for weeks.
2 jJames Murdoch criticizes 'media property owners' who have 'unleashed insidious' forces with election denialism claimsJames Murdoch, the youngest son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, assailed "media property owners" and outlets that have promoted disinformation and conspiracy theories about the results of the 2020 election.
2 jShare your story: Have you lost your job or business in Europe due to the pandemic?Workers and businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe are facing potentially dire consequences as the coronavirus crisis prompts governments to prolong strict lockdown measures.
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18 Jan 2021 at 7:49pmChina dismisses US charge against Wuhan's bio-lab as 'conspiracy'China on Monday vented out its anger against outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling him "Mr. Liar" and dismissed as "conspiracies and lies" the allegations by the State Department that the Covid-19 may have emerged from Wuhan's bio-lab and had links to the Chinese military. A latest document issued by the US State department reinforcing its previous allegation that the virus may have emerged from the WIV, coinciding with the visit of a WHO inquiry team of scientists to Wuhan has further riled Beijing.
18 Jan 2021 at 9:28pmWorld facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chiefThe world is on the "brink of a catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said. WHO denounced the "me-first" attitude of wealthy nations and also blasted vaccine manufacturers for chasing regulatory approval in rich countries rather than submitting their data to the WHO to green-light vaccine use globally.
1 hChina to sanction US officials for 'nasty' behaviour over TaiwanUS officials who have engaged in "nasty" behaviour over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between US and Taiwanese officials. Ties have worsened as China has already condemned this month's easing, announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the waning days of President Donald Trump's presidency.
3 hImran Khan under 'immense pressure' to resign by Jan 31: PML-NRejecting the claims about the federal government's pressure on the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said it is Prime Minister Imran Khan who is under "immense pressure" from the 11-party opposition alliance to resign by January 31.
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US defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, prompting the FBI to vet all 25,000 national guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
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5 hItalian PM battles for coalition’s survival over Covid recovery plan
Italia Viva party’s departure deprives Conte of majority, with crunch vote on Tuesday
Italy deserves a “cohesive government”, its prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has said as he began the fight for his coalition’s survival.
Conte told the lower house of parliament on Monday that the political crisis triggered last week by the former prime minister Matteo Renzi was “unfounded” and risked severely damaging the country at a time when Italians were struggling with health and financial worries.Continue reading...
2 hCoronavirus live news: Japan detects fast-spreading variant first found in Britain; Portugal deaths at new high
Japan finds Covid variant in three people with no record of travel to UK; Portugal’s daily death toll reaches record high of 167
- WHO: just 25 Covid vaccine doses administered in low-income countries
- Bolsonaro rival says vaccine is ‘triumph of science against denialists’
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Disneyland Paris said on Monday it was postponing its reopening by almost two months, to April 1, due to the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to the prevailing conditions in Europe, Disneyland Paris will not reopen on the 13th of February as initially planned. If you have a booking with us during the closing per...
6 mCanada police officers refuse questions over one-year-old's shooting death
Watchdog says none of the officers who opened fire on pickup truck in Ontario in November have spoken to investigators
Two months after a one-year old boy was killed in a police shooting in rural Ontario, the officers involved have still not spoken to investigators, according to a police watchdog.
Ontario’s special investigations unit (SIU) said that none of the officers who opened fire on a pickup truck on 27 November have agreed to interviews, adding that they had no legal obligation to do so.Continue reading...
46 mAlexei Navalny: court orders 30-day detention until parole review
Poisoned Russian opposition leader was arrested on return to Moscow from Berlin on Sunday
A judge in Moscow has ordered that Alexei Navalny be held in custody for 30 days until a parole review that could imprison him for years, as Russia defied international pressure to release the Kremlin critic.
Despite an international outcry led by US and European leaders and joined by activists including Edward Snowden, a Russian resident, the Kremlin has moved forward with the legal framework it would need to send one of Vladimir Putin’s most tenacious opponents to a penal colony by the end of the month.Continue reading...
2 hUK launches inquiry into alleged corruption in British Virgin Islands
British government takes extraordinary step amid claims of a climate of fear in overseas territory
Allegations of widespread political corruption, misuse of taxpayer’s money and a climate of fear on the British Virgin Islands have led the UK government to take the extraordinary step of establishing an independent judge-led inquiry into the claims.Gus Jaspert, the British-appointed BVI governor, with the personal backing of the UK prime minister, has established a commission of inquiry to investigate concerns over governance, including specific allegations that point to possible corruption and infiltration by serious organised criminal gangs. The six-month inquiry, to be led by Sir Gary Hickinbottom, follows a haul of cocaine in November f...
39 mChina reports strongest growth in two years after Covid-19 recovery
Country was expanding at a faster rate than before the coronavirus pandemic at the end of 2020
China’s economy has posted its strongest growth in two years after completing a rapid recovery from the slump caused by the Covid-19 pandemic at the start of 2020.
Although the 2.3% annual increase in activity for the world’s second biggest economy was its slowest since 1976, by the final three months of last year China was expanding at a faster rate than before the crisis.Continue reading...
5 hUighur campaigners to target 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics sponsors
Activists will write to companies in bid to persuade them to use their influence with Chinese government
Campaigners fighting against the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China are to target private companies sponsoring the Beijing Winter Olympics in an attempt to persuade them to use their influence with the Chinese government ahead of the 2022 event.
Uighur campaigners in 10 different countries are coming together to write to companies asking them to use their platforms to educate and inform the world of the persecution under way in Xinjiang province. The first to be targeted is the chief executive officer of Airbnb, Brian Chesky.Continue reading...
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World on the brink of 'catastrophic moral failure' due to unfair vaccine rollouts, WHO chief saysThe WHO called on wealthier countries that had pre-ordered millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines, such as the U.S., U.K. and Europe, to share a portion of those vaccines with COVAX.
5 hWorld’s fourth-largest carmaker rallies on first day of trade after $52 billion mergerStellantis, the product of the $52 billion merger between FCA and Peugeot, was well received by European investors on its first day of trading Monday.
1 hRussia detains Navalny for 30 days; Kremlin critic urges supporters to ‘take to the streets’Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is widely regarded as the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.
2 hTesla delivers its first Shanghai-made Model Y crossovers in ChinaChina – the world's largest EV market – is critically important to Tesla and its growth plans.
2 hGermany takes a step toward post-Merkel era but the race for her successor is wide openGermany's ruling Christian Democratic Union party elected a new chairman at the weekend, but the race to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel is still open.
5 hChina says its economy grew 2.3% in 2020, but consumer spending fellGross domestic product grew by 6.5% in the fourth quarter from a year ago, official data from National Bureau of Statistics showed.
12 hParler’s website shows signs of life but mobile apps remain offlineThe website of Parler — a social media platform popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump — is back online.
3 hThe UAE is on track to have half its population vaccinated by the end of MarchMore than 1.8 million people in the UAE have already received the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine — more than quadruple the per capita vaccination rate in the U.S.
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Canada to allow return of Boeing 737 MAX service by lifting flight ban imposed after devastating crashesThe Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is set to return to service in Canada following a flight ban of almost two years, which was imposed after crashes that killed hundreds of people, the country's transport regulator said on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
17 mIndian TV anchor’s texts spark cries for security leak inquiry after he discussed Pakistan airstrikes before they happenedOpposition politicians in India have called for an investigation into a potential national security leak after a TV anchor’s messages showed he had prior knowledge of airstrikes launched against Pakistan in February 2019. Read Full Article at RT.com
42 mTop Iranian commander mocks Washington as US armed forces on alert for American attackers during Biden’s inaugurationIran’s most senior general has ridiculed the US after American armed forces and the national guard were brought in to protect Washington from any further violence during the week of Joe Biden’s inauguration as president. Read Full Article at RT.com
49 mGermany considers extended lockdown as new Covid-19 variants emerge, Merkel spokesperson warns of 'risk of mutation'The German government is considering the extension of the country's lockdown into February following the detection of new variants of Covid-19 and persistently high numbers of infections. Read Full Article at RT.com
1 hGlobal Covid-19 deaths to top 100,000 a week ‘very soon,’ WHO warnsThe rate of coronavirus fatalities around the globe is on the brink of surpassing 100,000 per week, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan has warned as the pandemic continues to rage more than a year on. Read Full Article at RT.com
2 hVancouver official provokes Canadian meltdown after launching Twitter tirade against ‘violent’ ‘petro masculine’ PICKUP TRUCKA councillor for the District of North Vancouver has incited a flanneled Twitter mob after lecturing his fellow Canadians about a pickup truck that he found to be… the embodiment of ‘violence glorification.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
2 hMystery of why some people ‘hear the dead’ unraveled by new studyStaggeringly, one in every hundred UK citizens believes they can communicate with the dead. Prominent figures including Celine Dion and Kesha also say they can sense the departed. Now scientists have tried to understand why. Read Full Article at RT.com
2 hSinovac says Covid-19 vaccine efficacy improves 20 percent if dosing interval upped by 7 daysA Covid-19 vaccine developed in China has been shown to be 20 percent more effective in a small clinical trial group when doses are given three weeks apart, a spokesperson for the manufacturer, Sinovac Biotech, said on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia Did Not Receive Results of Navalny's Toxicological Study From Germany, Prosecution SaysMOSCOW (Sputnik) - The answers of the German Justice Ministry on the incident with Alexey Navalny received by Russia are uninformative and do not contain answers to questions, as well as results of toxicological examinations, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said.
4 mMinsk Will Not Host 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship, IIHF SaysMOSCOW (Sputnik) - Minsk will not host the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.
33 mFacebook, Instagram to Comply With New Turkish Law, Open Offices in Country, Ankara SaysANKARA (Sputnik) - Facebook and Instagram will comply with Turkey's new social networks law and open offices in the country, Deputy Transport and Infrastructure Minister Omer Fatih Sayan said Monday.
40 mTrump Not Planning to Pardon Assange Among Up to 100 New Clemency Orders, Reports SayMOSCOW (Sputnik) - Outgoing US President Donald Trump is expected to issue between 50-100 commutations and pardons before leaving office this week, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not among them, Fox News reported on Monday, citing sources.
52 mFBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Leading to Recovery of Stolen HumveeThe High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, which is worth $120,000, was stolen on 15 January from the National Guard Armoury in Bell, California. The news prompted great concern among the public as it comes in the wake of deadly protests at the Capitol and ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration.
1 hFire at Homeless Camp Puts US Capitol on Brief Lockdown, Interrupting Inauguration RehearsalIncreased security measures have been introduced on Capitol Hill in the wake of the 6 January riots, during which some protesters from the pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rally stormed the Congress to stop the certification of the election results.
1 hMike Pence Praises Trump Administration's Achievement of Not Dragging US Into a New WarUnlike the previous administration, which deployed American forces in several regions of the world over the course of eight years, Trump's Cabinet opted to gradually reduce the US’ military presence around the globe. POTUS also pledged to end deployments for good in several countries, but stopped short of fulfilling that promise.
1 hCOVID-19 Fallout: US Faces ‘Dark Weeks Ahead’, Incoming CDC Head WarnsThe US remains the worst-hit nation regarding the continuing coronavirus pandemic, with almost 24 million people infected, and more than 397,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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Dutch police arrest 'around 100' at anti-government COVID-19 demonstrationPolice in Amsterdam turned a water cannon on hundreds of demonstrators who were taking part in an authorised protest against the Dutch government and its coronavirus measures.
1 h'Catastrophic moral failure': WHO chief slams COVID vaccine rolloutThe WHO director-general said rich countries buying up all the doses of COVID vaccines was a "catastrophic moral failure".
1 h'A coming together of factions': Why the storming of the US Capitol happenedThe events of January 6 were not a one-off. They were the culmination of various pro-Trump factions coming together "under his banner" for a common cause, experts tell Euronews.
1 hWho are some of the key figures nominated to be in Joe Biden's cabinet?Here's a look at some of the key Cabinet members nominated to work in Joe Biden's incoming administration.
3 hBavaria makes FFP2 masks mandatory in shops and public transportStarting next week, Austria will introduce a similar rule nationwide.
3 hAustralian Open: Tennis stars hit out at COVID isolation measures as controversy mountsPosts on social media show tennis players hitting balls across the walls of their hotel rooms in a bid to stay in shape ahead of the tournament.
5 hCOVID-19 vaccinations in Europe: which countries are leading the way?With vaccinations underway in the majority of Europe, who is making the fastest progress?
6 hPeople struggling to find COVID vaccination appointments in France despite eligibility expansionFrance is expanding the eligibility for people to get their COVID-19 vaccines. Around 6 million people can now have the jab. Those over 75 can have their first dose along with anyone in a high-risk group, such as those with serious health conditions.
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Economist Nouriel Roubini: "Twitter and the Other Platforms Are Bad, Facebook Is Worse"Star economist Nouriel Roubini believes that President-elect Joseph Biden's first term will be overshadowed by civil unrest at home and cyberattacks from abroad. He believes social media platforms must be more strictly regulated.
6 hTwitter, Facebook and Co.: The Growing Problem of Online RadicalizationThe raid on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., has shown clearly just how dangerous online radicalization can be. By promoting hate and inciting violence, social media platforms represent a danger to democracy.
2 jCan We Develop Herd Immunity to Internet Propaganda?Internet propaganda is becoming an industrialized commodity, warns Phil Howard, the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and author of many books on disinformation. In an interview, he calls for greater transparency and regulation of the industry.
3 jNew Study Explores Risk Played By Children in COVID SpreadFew other issues are as hotly debated as school closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. New data from Austria now provides further evidence of the risk posed by children. The virus mutant B.1.1.7 could make the situation even worse.
3 jYoung Entrepreneurs in Central America: Building a Life at Home Instead of EmigratingThousands of people every year leave Central America for the U.S. to escape poverty and a lack of prospects. But some young entrepreneurs are demonstrating that it is possible to find a future at home.
3 jThe Modern-Day Bounty Hunters of South Africa: A Brutal Fight against PoachingThe fight against rhino poachers in South Africa is a lucrative business. Well-armed units patrol the parks and reserves – and have been accused of murdering innocent people.
4 jEurope's Army of Filipino Domestic Workers: Modern SlaveryThey clean, walk dogs and take care of children, day in and day out, for years at a time. A photography project shows how women from the Philippines work in poor conditions in Europe so that their families back home can have better lives.
4 jBavaria's FFP2 Requirement: Critics Say Expensive Masks Burden the PoorThose wanting to enter a store or board public transportation in Bavaria will be required to wear an FFP2 mask starting next week. Even though they offer better protection against the coronavirus, the masks are expensive, and not everyone can afford them. But relief could be coming soon.
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Russian judge jails Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny for 30 days, spokesperson says
A Russian judge remanded Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in pre-trial detention for 30 days on Monday for violating the terms of a suspended jail sentence, ignoring calls from Western countries to free the opposition politician immediately.
4 hImpeachment will further obscure Trump's contested economic legacy
Markets boosted by tax cuts and years of low interest rates have made the rich richer and the U.S. more divided than ever, something the Biden presidency will have trouble reversing.
8 hVirgin Orbit rocket launches into space from a plane
Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering 10 NASA satellites to orbit and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket's first test launch last year.
3 hU.S.-bound migrant caravan hunkers down on highway after Guatemala crackdown
Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants huddled overnight on a highway in eastern Guatemala after domestic security forces used sticks and tear gas to halt the passage of a United States-bound caravan just days before U.S. president-elect Joe Biden takes office.
1 hFBI vetting U.S. National Guard troops arriving for Biden inauguration amid fears of insider attack
U.S. defence officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing president-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
7 hItalian PM Conte seeks to save his government from falling
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday acknowledged errors in fighting the unprecedented pandemic, but in a speech aimed at preserving his second mandate, he told lawmakers his government can "hold its head high."
4 hTrump allies involved in rally that ignited U.S. Capitol siege, records show
Members of U.S. President Donald Trump's failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington, D.C., rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president's grassroots supporters.
19 hBiden indicates plans to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit on 1st day in office, sources confirm
U.S. president-elect Joe Biden has indicated plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office, sources confirmed to CBC News on Sunday.