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    United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet (L) sits next to Human Rights Council president Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan (R) after delivering a speech during a session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images China has been crossing swords with the West for the last three days at the UN Human Rights Council. China said...
    Fans in the audience react as The Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden on June 20, 2021 in New York City.Kevin Mazur | Getty Images As the U.S. pushes ahead with its reopening, easing mask mandates and lifting public health restrictions, much of the rest of the world is seeing an alarming surge in the number of Covid-19 infections and...
    A health worker prepares a vial of Chinese Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 coronavirus disease inside a movie theatre turned into a vaccination center in Taguig City suburban Manila on June 14, 2021.Ted Aljibe | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Asia was the first epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak and could be the last region to emerge from the pandemic...
    “The delta variant is widespread in the summer, especially among young people who are not vaccinated,” warns Andrea Ammon, director of the European Institute for Disease Control. Although the alpha variant first detected in the UK is prevalent in the region, agency samples predict that the delta variant initially found in India will cause 70% of new infections in the...
    U.S. lawmakers are demanding an investigation into the 2019 Military World Games in Wuhan, China, where athletes complained of COVID-like symptoms and described the city as a 'ghost town' weeks before authorities admitted the spread of a new virus. Almost 10,000 international competitors from 100 countries took part in what is known as the 'military Olympics' in October 2019. But...
    Tuesday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Fox News Primetime,” Sen. John Kennedy dismissed the notion that China had made strides in fulfilling Mao Zedong’s 100-year plan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Louisiana Republican lawmaker told host Will Cain that although China may boast about its successes during the pandemic, the leadership in China has a tendency to lie. “There’s been...
    Washington (CNN)When President Joe Biden revoked a Trump-era executive order in February that had temporarily banned some immigrant visas during the coronavirus pandemic, he touted the way US industries could again "utilize talent from around the world."But months later, many foreign workers still can't get to the US. The issue is layered, with processing backlogs, Covid-19 restrictions and competition from...
    The government is set to tell Brits tomorrow where they can travel this summer, with the results of its travel traffic light review. No.10 will announce the countries moving to green, amber and red on the list - with hopes that the Balearics and Malta could get the green light. 4The government is expected to announce that quarantine...
    Free-range chicken looking for food in a rubbish heap.Lutfi Hanafi/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by Canada’s National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Eggs eaten by some of the world’s poorest people...
    GERMAN tourists have been pictured basking in the Spanish sunshine as Brits await the green light for foreign travel. The new images show a handful of lucky punters enjoying their holidays on the beaches of Gran Canaria as summer rolls ahead for other European nations.   8Germans bathed in the sunshine on the beachCredit: Alamy 8Others had their towels at...
    BRITS could be jetting off to favourite European haunts like Spain, Portugal, and Greece this summer if quarantine rules are scrapped for the fully vaccinated. Matt Hancock has confirmed the Government is "absolutely working on" plans to end mandatory self-isolation for double-jabbed jet-setters. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 4Dropping quarantine for the double-jabbed would...
    Three countries reportedly lined up to request the 1 million vaccines from Israel after Palestinians rejected the doses, it was reported Sunday.  Israel had previously agreed to provide over 1 million doses of the vaccine to Palestinians. The Palestinian Authority (PA) rejected the doses after receiving the first shipment.  The PA cited concerns over vaccine quality. Contrastingly, Israel’s health ministry...
    The word "taxes" is seen engraved at the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021.Andrew Kelly | Reuters Many in Congress want to fix the country's crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. Lawmakers still haven't agreed on how to pay for it. President Joe Biden has called for tax increases on the...
    Researchers in the UK and the US found that three-quarters of the 59 biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) facilities around the world that handle dangerous pathogens have low biosecurity and biosafety levels, according to a new report.  The measurements are based the Global Health Security Index, which looks at whether countries have legislations, regulations, oversight agencies, policies and training on biosafety and biosecurity is...
    As the French prepare for the end of the curfew order, the health situation in many countries where the Covid 19 epidemic has re-emerged is worrying. Measures have been taken to control the spread of the disease in major cities in Russia, Portugal or Mexico as the UK continues to struggle. Delta variant. England facing delta variation In Great...
    According to Reuters, the date of the clinical trial of the Russian vaccine has not been set – June 10. In the past, it was predicted that the European Pharmaceuticals Association (EMA) would decide whether or not to approve the use of Spotnik V in the EU in May or June. Meanwhile, the Russian direct investment fund, which funds the...
    The month of June has become known as “pride month,” which serves to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June 1969 and to celebrate the gay community. Many pride events are held across the world during the month. Former presidents, such as Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump all in some way celebrated the gay community, particularly during...
    Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday through his Save America PAC criticizing NATO and the amount of money the United States provides to the organization. “So much USA money has been given away to the ‘Club,’ as President Macron of France likes to call it, and to NATO, despite the fact that those countries have taken economic...
    President Biden on Sunday declared that "America is back to the table" after leaving his first Group of Seven summit, where world leaders vowed to confront China, boost global infrastructure and donate 1 billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world.  "I conveyed to each of my G-7 counterparts the U.S. is going to do our part. America is...
    Falmouth, England (CNN)Climate change is rarely a main talking point at the G7 leaders' summit, but as US President Joe Biden proclaimed that "America is back at the table" on the final day of this year's meeting, by extension, so too was climate change.Past summits with Donald Trump representing the United States struggled to culminate in cohesive group statements between...
    U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the conflict in the Middle East from the White House on May 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Sunday said the U.S. has made progress in re-establishing its credibility on the world stage following a three-day summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations. "We just...
    The following is a transcript of an interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken that aired Sunday, June 13, 2021, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: We begin this morning with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who is in Brussels. Good morning, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN: JOHN, good to see you. JOHN DICKERSON: Mr. Secretary, the...
    Five more oil and gas pipelines targeted by green activists The richest colleges didn’t need to cut their budgets yet they did By Elizabeth Piper and William Schomberg © Reuters/POOL G7 summit in Cornwall CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) -G7 leaders agreed on Sunday to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion a year to...
    Boris Johnson today hailed a 'big step to vaccinating the world' as he confirmed the G7 has agreed to donate a billion Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries. Wrapping up the summit in Cornwall, the PM said leaders at the summit in Cornwall have pledged a combination of jabs and money to pay for them by next year. The commitment...
    More On: COVID vaccine Letters to the Editor — June 13, 2021 What pandemic? New York’s coronavirus rate dips to new national low Global COVID-19 deaths this year surpass 2020 totals China’s children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines Ending a worldwide pandemic is bound to be a worldwide effort. Several countries with effective vax rollouts have...
    MEMBERS of the G7 are the leading nations of the free world and their meeting this weekend must be more than backslapping. In front of them are the enormous issues of getting our economies back to growth and fighting the pandemic. 4China will spend up to eight trillion dollars in loans to the developing world — dwarfing the West’s offerings...
    Getty Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President of the European Council Charles Michel, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pose for the Leaders official welcome and family photo...
    Darnella Frazier, teen who recorded George Floyds murder, awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation Lawmakers unveil bipartisan antitrust reforms that could reshape Big Tech Luxembourg — the small country nestled between Belgium, France and Germany — is making big changes to center itself as a global leader in green finance.  © Charlie Riedel/AP Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against...
    More On: G7 Summit Graham dismisses Biden-Boris Johnson pre-G7 meeting as ‘fluff and happy talk’ The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy’s most exclusive club Biden, Harris stepping onto the world stage for first foreign trips G-7 nations strike ‘historic’ tax deal to make tech giants pay fair share CARBIS BAY, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted...
    By Ivana Kottasová and Sheena McKenzie | CNN A coronavirus variant first detected in India in February has now gone global, popping up in dozens of countries and raising fears that the strain may spearhead a wave of infection that could overwhelm health care systems, reverse reopening plans and even potentially undermine the rollout of vaccines. The B.1.617.2 strain, officially...
    CORNWALL, UK  - On Thursday, before the opening Friday of the G-7 Summit in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the group is set to donate a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to low- and middle-income countries. Johnson’s announcement came after U.S. President Joe Biden said earlier in the day that his administration is donating 500 million doses of the...
    President Joe Biden touted what he called a 'historic announcement' Thursday to have the U.S. serve as an 'arsenal for vaccines' as part of an effort to stamp out the coronavirus.  Speaking from St. Ives as he begins his week-long trip of Great Britain before heading to the continent for meetings with a skein of world leaders, Biden championed a...
    A poll on global leadership shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the leader most trusted to lead the world over President Joe Biden. A Pew Research survey reported 77 percent of those polled across 16 countries express confidence in Merkel’s international leadership. Biden came in second with 74 percent and 63 percent placed their trust in French President Emmanuel Macron....
    President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States's plan to purchase and distribute 500 million doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to needy countries around the globe. Biden's comments framed America as an "arsenal of vaccines" in the global fight against COVID-19 and made good on senior White House officials' stated goal for the presence at the 2021 G-7 summit, as...
    Boris Johnson and Joe Biden channeled their predecessors in Cornwall today as they examined copies of the 1941 Atlantic charter in their first meeting.   The original charter was hammered out by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 and acted as a guiding blueprint for life after the Second World War. The document cemented the bond between Britain and...
    (Reuters) – UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is urging the city of London to exempt itself from the future global minimum corporate tax system to be won by the G7, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. On Saturday, the G7 countries reached a historic agreement to increase the international taxation of major multinationals such as Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Apple...
    Based on polls taken in 16 countries, the Pew Research Center reports that international trust and confidence in the United States has soared since Joe Biden took over the presidency from Donald Trump. In 12 of those countries for which Pew had poll numbers from both the last year of Trump to the first months of Biden, the average portion...
    Falmouth, England (CNN)President Joe Biden's expected announcement Thursday evening that the United States plans to donate 500 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses globally will be a part of his efforts to reassert US leadership on the world stage, officials said.Administration officials suggested the move is part of a broader effort for the world's democracies to lead the way in pandemic...
                      by Steve Postal  Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved China’s Sinovac vaccine for COVID-19, following its approval of China’s Sinopharm last month. The WHO can now distribute both vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) program, which distributes COVID-19 vaccine to the developing world. China is poised...
    (CNN)Two completely different takes on whether travelers should have to prove vaccine or Covid test. Require them! First, from CNN's Covid newsletter on Wednesday:The European Parliament has approved an EU vaccine passport that will go into effect on July 1. The digital record will prove that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, tested negative for the virus or has...
    AS more Americans continue to get vaccinated against coronavirus, US states have proceeded to lift Covid restrictions. As of June 2021, over a 140million Americans are fully vaccinated, or 42.3 percent of the total US population. 4Pfizer charges the US $19.50 per covid dose, a pandemic discountCredit: AFP How much does the Pfizer vaccine cost? In an interview with Fiercepharma,...
    Kamala Harris has come under fire for handing out cookies with her likeness during her first foreign tour of Central American countries ravaged by the border crisis.   The vice president gifted the treats - which featured a bust of her drawn in frosting without the details of her face - to reporters aboard Air Force 2 on Sunday as she...
    As Americans get the COVID-19 vaccine, many are hoping to make up for the vacations they had to postpone last year. There are plenty of places allowing travelers from the United States, but every country has their own rules for entering and some have restrictions or curfews within their borders.  American travelers should also keep in mind they'll have to...
    GREECE will "soon be on the green list," the UK ambassador to Greece has claimed. Ambassador Kate Smith predicted that it will be removed from the amber list due to the improving Covid situation in the country. 3Greece should be on the green list soon, according to the UK ambassador to the countryCredit: Reuters She made the claims during a...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new travel guidelines this week for over 110 countries and territories, Reuters reported.  The decision comes just ahead of the Tokoyo Olympics set for July in Japan, one of the countries on the CDC’s list of new travel guidelines. 4Fifty countries and territories have been lowered from the CDC’s ratings of...