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Fauci to Jordan: 'You're Ranting Again' Fauci to Jordan: 'You're Ranting Again'
- April 16, 2021

According to USA Today , Fauci, who is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, said that his priority is to get as many individuals vaccinated as quickly as possible. "My recommendations are not personal recommendations its based on the CDC guidance..." "This will end, for sure, when we get the level of infection very low". (more...)
Defense casts doubt on Floyd's cause of death Defense casts doubt on Floyd's cause of death
- April 15, 2021

Dr. David Fowler also testified that the manner of death was "undetermined" due to a combination of factors - including police restraint and carbon monoxide poisoning from a nearby squad vehicle - that could point in multiple directions. He also got Dr Fowler to admit that he didn't take the weight of Chauvin's equipment into account when he analysed the pressure on Floyd's body. In December, Fowler was sued in federal court by the family of Anton Black, who was 19 when he died in 2018 in ... (more...)
Biden proposes summit amid tensions over Russia's military buildup near Ukraine Biden proposes summit amid tensions over Russia's military buildup near Ukraine
- April 14, 2021

The Western alliance denies any such plans. The chief of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on Tuesday called the recent Russian deployment the largest concentration of troops near the Ukraine border since 2014. The Biden-Putin call came as Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba met in Brussels with top officials of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the transatlantic alliance's chief, Jens Stoltenberg. (more...)
Russian top diplomat says Moscow 'expects' Iran nuclear deal to be saved Russian top diplomat says Moscow 'expects' Iran nuclear deal to be saved
- April 14, 2021

An annual USA intelligence report released Tuesday maintained the American assessment that " Iran is not now undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities that we judge would be necessary to produce a nuclear device". Alireza Zakani, head of the Iranian parliament's Research Centre, said the incident had "eliminated" Iran's ability to carry out the process. Iran's foreign minister said the Natanz site will be rebuilt with more advanced centrifuges than can enrich uranium ... (more...)
US President Joe Biden Vows To Withdraw From Afghanistan By September 11 US President Joe Biden Vows To Withdraw From Afghanistan By September 11
- April 14, 2021

Mr Biden has been hinting for weeks he would let the deadline lapse, as it became clear an orderly withdrawal of the remaining 2,500 troops would be hard. The threat assessment report published Tuesday by the director of national intelligence said the Taliban "is confident it can achieve military victory". (more...)
Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11
- April 13, 2021

Biden will not link the departure to conditions on the ground, where there are rising fears that the Taliban could make major gains against the internationally-backed government in Kabul. The withdrawal will not be affected by the progress of the troubled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, the official said. (more...)
Japan to release treated Fukushima water into the sea Japan to release treated Fukushima water into the sea
- April 13, 2021

The water is contaminated as it comes in contact with the fuel before leaking into damaged basements and tunnels, where it mixes with groundwater that flows through the site from hills above. Tepco is engaging with fishing communities and other stakeholders and is promoting agriculture, fishery and forest products in stores and restaurants to reduce any reputational harm to produce from the area. (more...)
Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city
- April 11, 2021

As BBC News reports, the city was established during the reign of Amenhotep III , between roughly 1391 and 1353 B.C. "The discovery of this lost city is the second most important archaeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun ", Betsy Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archeology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, said in the statement . (more...)
Myanmar's London embassy seized by loyalists of country's new military regime Myanmar's London embassy seized by loyalists of country's new military regime
- April 09, 2021

The actor's arrest on Thursday came as the junta hunts more than 100 celebrities for supporting the anti-coup movement in the country. The military announced on state-run TV on Thursday that it had arrested Paing Takhon , a popular model with fans in Myanmar and Thailand. (more...)
Suspect dead, 2 critically injured in Maryland shooting Suspect dead, 2 critically injured in Maryland shooting
- April 06, 2021

Talley said investigators are looking at whether the shooter knew the victims, but refused to speculate, saying, "We don't want to compromise any aspect of the investigation". The FBI's Baltimore Field Office was assisting the Maryland State Police and Frederick County Police in the investigation. About 10,000 military personnel and civilians work on the base , which encompasses about 1,300 acres (526 hectares) in the city of Frederick. (more...)
International Monetary Fund forecasts stronger recovery for world economy International Monetary Fund forecasts stronger recovery for world economy
- April 06, 2021

In 2020 the current account deficit was 3.5%, up by 0.3 percentage points from the autumn report , while in 2022 it is projected to drop to 1.6%. "Thanks to unprecedented policy response, the Covid-19 recession is likely to leave smaller scars than the 2008 global financial crisis", the report read. (more...)
Peel medical officer of health is closing schools for two weeks Peel medical officer of health is closing schools for two weeks
- April 06, 2021

A spokesperson for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said school closures are "an area of active discussion". Dr. Lawrence Loh says he is ordering schools in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to close starting tomorrow. "The health and safety of students and staff remains a priority for TPH". Students cross the street at Tomken Road Middle School during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, April 1, 2021. (more...)
White House Fails to Address Joe Manchin’s Concerns About Corporate Tax Hikes White House Fails to Address Joe Manchin’s Concerns About Corporate Tax Hikes
- April 06, 2021

US President Joe Biden rolled out his infrastructure plan last week, particularly asking to increase the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, while also skyrocketing the global minimum tax on US corporations, to 21% from 13%. "If I don't vote to get on it, it's not going anywhere", he said . "The president's plan basically says, look, if we're going to be serious about economic opportunity in all parts of the country, if we're going to be serious about equity and making sure the persistently ... (more...)
Amid wastewater overflow threat, Florida officials urge residents to heed evacuation orders Amid wastewater overflow threat, Florida officials urge residents to heed evacuation orders
- April 05, 2021

On Sunday, Mr DeSantis said emergency workers - assisted by the Florida National Guard - were pumping water out of the pond at a rate of 33 million gallons a day. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) previously authorized the dumping of hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic water into the Gulf of Mexico. (more...)
Florida governor urgently working to prevent 'catastrophic flood' in Tampa area Florida governor urgently working to prevent 'catastrophic flood' in Tampa area
- April 05, 2021

The entire Piney Point reservoir site, about 20 miles south of Tampa, and surrounding areas has been evacuated. Some families were evacuated in local hotels. "We are not out of the critical area yet". Hopes said he could not rule out that a full breach could also destabilise the walls of the other ponds at the Piney Point site. (more...)
Single-dose vaccine may be effective for Covid-19 survivors Single-dose vaccine may be effective for Covid-19 survivors
- April 05, 2021

Some 100 people aged 80 to 96 received their vaccine doses three weeks apart, before the United Kingdom adopted a policy of stretching the time between jabs to 12 weeks. The study found cellular T cell responses developed in 63% of the older people given two doses of the Pfizer jab. The workers also underwent antibody tests to gauge the response of their immune systems to the vaccinations. (more...)
Who is Jordan's ex-crown prince Hamzah, accused of destabilizing kingdom? Who is Jordan's ex-crown prince Hamzah, accused of destabilizing kingdom?
- April 05, 2021

These included a foreign intelligence agency contacting Prince Hamza's wife to organize a plane for the couple to leave Jordan , he said. Jordan said on Sunday that former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein was involved in "attempts to destabilize the country's security" with foreign parties. (more...)
Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest after deadly train crash Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest after deadly train crash
- April 04, 2021

Prosecutors in Hualien were seeking an arrest warrant for a construction site manager believed to have failed to engage the vehicle's brake properly, state-run Central News Agency reported on Saturday. After dozens of people lost their lives in what can be called one of the deadliest train accidents in the last decade, China extended condolences to the families of the victims. (more...)
Uttarakhand Announces Covid Vaccination For Journalists Of All Ages Uttarakhand Announces Covid Vaccination For Journalists Of All Ages
- April 04, 2021

Travel between regions and visits to relatives have been limited through to Monday with non-essential shops closed and restaurants and bars only open for takeaway. Amid the sharp uptick in the Covid-19 cases in Ludhiana, the district administration on March 26, 2021, had launched a unique initiative "Vaccine at Doorsteps" to inoculate a larger population in a short period to break the transmission chain of virus. (more...)
Jordan's ex-crown prince says in a video he's under 'house arrest' Jordan's ex-crown prince says in a video he's under 'house arrest'
- April 04, 2021

I am not responsible for the lack of faith that people have in their institutions. Jordan's former crown prince and half brother of King Abdullah II, on Saturday claimed he has been placed under house arrest amid a series of arrests in the kingdom of several high ranking people, including a member of the royal family and a longtime confidant of the monarch. (more...)

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