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Merkel’s Party Defeated in 2 State Elections Merkel’s Party Defeated in 2 State Elections
- March 15, 2021

Some analysts fear the loss in state elections could trigger chain reactions to the September federal election. The poll comes six months ahead of national elections that will determine who succeeds the longtime chancellor. The Green party has been making strong gains in recent elections and now polls third nationally ahead of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), which is the junior partner in the federal coalition. (more...)
Scott Morrison praises protest response as others are ‘met with bullets’ Scott Morrison praises protest response as others are ‘met with bullets’
- March 15, 2021

Recently reported scandals include rape allegations against Attorney-General Christian Porter , who has strongly denied the alleged 1988 assault, saying it simply did not happen. "We thank the women and those who have fought tirelessly before us and we march encouraged and inspired by your actions". "We've come to his front garden", Janine Hendry , one of the organisers, told Reuters. (more...)
Risky winter storm batters western US Risky winter storm batters western US
- March 15, 2021

Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. If Denver picks up 2 feet of snow, it will be the fourth biggest snowstorm on record, and the most snow for the city since 2003, when the city picked up 31.8 inches of snow. Central time, two tornadoes spun up simultaneously about 15 to 20 miles south of Amarillo. Randall County Sheriff Christopher Forbis reported hail the size of baseballs. (more...)
Cuomo brands himself victim of 'cancel culture' as pressure to resign grows Cuomo brands himself victim of 'cancel culture' as pressure to resign grows
- March 13, 2021

The governor has claimed his administration had to verify deaths of residents at hospitals, but critics question why that hasn't held up the release of data in other states. "All of us are extremely disappointed", Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, a Democrat representing Orange and Sullivan counties in NY state, told The Associated Press. (more...)
Buckingham Palace ends silence on Harry, Meghan racism allegations Buckingham Palace ends silence on Harry, Meghan racism allegations
- March 10, 2021

The opposition Labour Party leapt into action, with Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green calling on the palace to investigate the claims , while her boss, party leader Keir Starmer said they "should be taken seriously". "There is a level of control by fear that has existed for generations", Harry said. "What Meghan wants, Meghan gets". But Harry revealed he now has a poor relationship with William and said things got so bad with his father that at one point Prince Charles stopped taking ... (more...)
How to know if you will get third coronavirus stimulus checks How to know if you will get third coronavirus stimulus checks
- March 10, 2021

The second largest is aid via the Disaster Relief Fund to cover funeral expenses related to Covid-19 deaths. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Democrats for taking a partisan approach, and said that United States economy "It will return to its power, and mostly not because of this law; in fact, somehow, despite this law". (more...)
Foreign Secretary condemns Iran’s ‘cruel’ treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Foreign Secretary condemns Iran’s ‘cruel’ treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
- March 10, 2021

Iranian state-run media reported that she has been summoned to court on March 14 over murky new charges , including "spreading propaganda", which were first announced last fall. It is now unclear when she will be able to leave Iran. The uncertainty means "there are a few more sleepless nights ahead of us", she said. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in 2016 after coming to Iran with her young daughter to visit family. (more...)
Oxford study indicates AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Brazil variant Oxford study indicates AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Brazil variant
- March 05, 2021

The vast majority of these cases - 2,672 - are the more contagious variant known as B.1.1.7, which was originally detected in the UK. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that the emergence of a vaccine-resistant variant could derail the planned timings for reopening parts of the economy that have been under lockdown for over two months. (more...)
China's parliament to discuss Hong Kong electoral reform China's parliament to discuss Hong Kong electoral reform
- March 05, 2021

But a public announcement of the proposals came only late Thursday night by a senior Communist Party official, Zhang Yesui . If the pro-democracy camp had won a majority, at least some members of the camp had plans to vote down major bills, which would eventually force Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to resign. (more...)
Prince Philip is ‘slightly improving’ in hospital, Camilla says
- March 04, 2021

Her comments were the first from the Royal Family since Philip, 99, was moved to St Bartholomew's Hospital in the City of London on Monday. "His Royal Highness will remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days", the palace said. (more...)
Toronto van attacker found GUILTY of all 26 counts Toronto van attacker found GUILTY of all 26 counts
- March 04, 2021

She referred to him as "John Doe" throughout the verdict and referred to the fact that his desire for notoriety and fame played a crucial role in his determination to commit mass murder. When the light turned green, he floored it, hopped the curb, and began the attack. Betty Forsyth, Ji Hun Kim, So He Chung, Geraldine Brady, Chul Min Kang, Anne Marie Victoria D'Amico, Munir Najjar, Dorothy Marie Sewell, Andrea Bradden, and Beutis Renuka Amarasingha died in the attack. (more...)
Biden urges Senate Dems to rally behind $1.9T virus bill Biden urges Senate Dems to rally behind $1.9T virus bill
- March 03, 2021

Those filing as a head of household who make less than $112,500 will get the full amount, phasing out at $120,000. The stimulus payment, which would be the third from the federal government in less than a year, would be based on a person's 2019 or 2020 federal tax return, whichever is available. (more...)
Trump administration 'gutted' U.S. immigration system: Alejandro Mayorkas Trump administration 'gutted' U.S. immigration system: Alejandro Mayorkas
- March 03, 2021

The number of arrests made each month at the border has been increasing since April 2020, which has posed a central challenge for the Biden administration as it works to roll back numerous Trump-era enforcement measures. We have so much work to do to fix and to restore and to rebuild that we have a prioritization matrix and of course, the acute needs of individuals fleeing persecution is a high priority. (more...)
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...)

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