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At Least 10 Rockets Hit Airbase in Iraq Hosting US Troops At Least 10 Rockets Hit Airbase in Iraq Hosting US Troops
- March 03, 2021

Saberin News, as the first source, reported this morning on a missile attack on the Ain al-Asad base, and minutes later the official Iraqi News Agency confirmed it. A deadly rocket attack in December 2019 kicked off a series of escalations that culminated with the drone strike in Baghdad and Tehran's launch of over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting al Asad and the airfield in Irbil. (more...)
Merck Will Help Manufacture Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Merck Will Help Manufacture Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
- March 03, 2021

Johnson & Johnson had announced it would provide the U.S. government with 100 million doses by end of June. States will also receive 2.8 million doses of the J&J shot this week. One would make the vaccine and the other would handle inserting the vaccine into vials and ensuring strict quality controls. Previously, federal officials have cautioned that setting up the highly specialized manufacturing lines to produce vaccines would take months. (more...)
Schumer says Schumer says "we'll have the votes" to pass COVID relief bill
- March 03, 2021

In a sign of shifting dynamics from prior administrations, however, Bowman has enjoyed a particularly open, ongoing dialogue with senior officials during the earliest weeks of Biden's first term."We can not accept any response that ends with "our hands are tied.' We have to exercise all of our authority by any means necessary to get us to a $15 minimum wage ", Bowman told The Daily Beast in a wide-ranging interview". (more...)
Suu Kyi hit with 2 new criminal charges, protests resume in Myanmar Suu Kyi hit with 2 new criminal charges, protests resume in Myanmar
- March 03, 2021

She was initially charged with illegally importing six walkie-talkie radios. Later, she learned she was facing an additional charge of violating a natural disaster law by breaching coronavirus protocols. Both called for a united response. While Washington expects Tokyo to use its connections with the Myanmar armed forces as leverage, President Joe Biden's administration has signaled additional USA sanctions amid speculation that the generals may shrug off pressure because they are ... (more...)
Iran rules out unofficial talks with US Iran rules out unofficial talks with US
- March 03, 2021

The halt came under the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions, a law passed last December by the Iranian Parliament, and adds to Iran's previous steps away from the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the US's unilateral withdrawal in 2018 and the other parties' failure to fulfill their commitments. (more...)
Israel blames Iran for blast on Israeli-owned ship Israel blames Iran for blast on Israeli-owned ship
- March 03, 2021

Iran promptly dismissed the charges. The Israeli Occupation prime minister spoke after nightly strikes attributed to the Israeli Occupation against pro-Iranian groups in Syria. Israeli press speculated that the aerial attack could have come as retaliation over the ship incident, though Israel did not take responsibility for it. (more...)
Myanmar's United Nations ambassador vows to fight after the military fired him Myanmar's United Nations ambassador vows to fight after the military fired him
- February 28, 2021

The military's escalation of force against pro-democracy protesters has drawn worldwide condemnation, including from U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who warned on Twitter earlier this week that "the United States will continue to take firm action against those who perpetrate violence against the people of Burma as they demand the restoration of their democratically elected government". (more...)
US Airstrike In Syria A Warning To Iran: Joe Biden US Airstrike In Syria A Warning To Iran: Joe Biden
- February 27, 2021

The U.S. military used two F-15E Strike Eagles in its airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria , the Pentagon said in a briefing detailing the firepower the attack. The group lost its last piece of territory two years ago, and numerous Iran-backed paramilitary groups have been absorbed into Iraq's official security forces. (more...)
What We Know About Trump's Comeback At CPAC What We Know About Trump's Comeback At CPAC
- February 27, 2021

However, it was unclear why the statue, showing a cartoonish version of Trump with an oversized head, was there. President Donald Trump kisses the flag of the United States of America at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference ( CPAC ) at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on February 29, 2020, in National Harbor, Maryland. (more...)
MLHU reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, Middlesex Terrace outbreak ends MLHU reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, Middlesex Terrace outbreak ends
- February 26, 2021

There are three known active cases. Provincial health officials reported 1,054 new cases on Wednesday, a rise from 975 cases the day before. They are saying the choice rests with provinces however Tam says early vaccine outcomes are very encouraging and she or he is hopeful the necessity for probably the most restrictive public well being measures will diminish earlier than the autumn. (more...)
Facebook to Restore News Sharing in Australia Facebook to Restore News Sharing in Australia
- February 26, 2021

Since then, the government changed the legislation and passed the law - meaning that Facebook and Google have to come to agreements with Australian news publishers if they want to include their content on their platforms, or face going to forced arbitration . (more...)
Biden administration conducts strike on Iranian-linked fighters in Syria Biden administration conducts strike on Iranian-linked fighters in Syria
- February 26, 2021

Biden administration officials condemned the February 15 rocket attack near the city of Irbil in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish-run region, but as recently as this week officials indicated they had not determined for certain who carried it out. (more...)
Biden Shuts Down $50K Student Debt Idea in 6 Words Biden Shuts Down $50K Student Debt Idea in 6 Words
- February 20, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. In December, Biden remarked it would be "unlikely" he would use executive power for debt forgiveness. Amid broader considerations for reigniting the economy during the pandemic, the attorneys general suggested the proposed measure "would help remedy predatory practices that have disproportionately harmed people of color, boost our struggling economy, and create a viable future for millions of Americans". (more...)
Democrats to formally introduce Biden’s sweeping immigration bill in Congress
- February 18, 2021

Bob Menendez, are set to unveil the full text of the bill. The legislation, which is expected to be hundreds of pages long, takes an aggressive pro-immigration approach. Additionally, the package would provide funding for refugee-processing facilities in Central America that an administration official described to reporters as a means of eliminating the need for migrants to travel in large caravans across multiple countries. (more...)
In Australia, Google makes publisher deals, Facebook walks In Australia, Google makes publisher deals, Facebook walks
- February 18, 2021

Facebook's algorithmic ambush switched off the main news source for nearly one in five Australians. "[As] the law does not provide clear guidance on the definition of news content", the statement continued, "we have taken a broad definition". (more...)
Donald Trump declares war on Republican senate minority leader Mitch McConnell Donald Trump declares war on Republican senate minority leader Mitch McConnell
- February 18, 2021

McConnell is reportedly going to let Trump have the final word in their brief spat , which saw the former president issue a lengthy screed on Tuesday calling him a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" and claiming Republican senators "will not win again" if they remain allied with McConnell. (more...)
Australian Open tickets on sale with end of lockdown expected Australian Open tickets on sale with end of lockdown expected
- February 18, 2021

Public outdoor gatherings are also limited to 20 people, down from 30. Hospitality, retail and reopen and religious gatherings and ceremonies will resume with density limits the same as before the latest lockdown. "That is exactly what we said we needed and exactly what we said would work". Andrews said meetings would be held later Wednesday to determine "a safe number" of attendees for the event. (more...)
Gov. Cuomo faces bipartisan calls for accountability on nursing home death count Gov. Cuomo faces bipartisan calls for accountability on nursing home death count
- February 18, 2021

The controversy was heightened last month when state Attorney General Letitia James released a damning report finding some nursing homes apparently underreported resident COVID-19 deaths to the state. "But these facts are not going away because they are the facts - unacceptable facts that hold him accountable". However, as the NY governor's star rose thanks to his daily press briefings and the mainstream media showered the Democrat with praise for his "leadership", the network allowed its ... (more...)
Winter storm left millions without power, at least 20 dead Winter storm left millions without power, at least 20 dead
- February 18, 2021

Austin Energy, the local power company in the city of 950,000, said almost 200,000 area customers were without electricity. Further inland, Chicago was expecting to see up to 14 inches of snow before the end of the cold snap. While the storm was the "central cause" of the power outages, he said there were outages caused by generation of coal and natural gas, as well as wind and solar, he said. (more...)
Princess Latifa footage 'deeply troubling', Raab says Princess Latifa footage 'deeply troubling', Raab says
- February 17, 2021

Nearly three years after the incident, the Sheika Latifa has re-emerged in new videos. "I don't want to be a hostage in this jail villa". After Princess Latifa's most recent attempt at escape, Sheikh Mohammed released a statement calling the self-described former French spy Herve Joubert a "convicted criminal", who sought to kidnap in exchange for a $100 million ransom. (more...)

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