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Steve April 11, 2021

Kyiv says another soldier seriously wounded by artillery fire by Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia-backed separatist rebels, as hostilities rise sharply in the country’s east. As of the reported attack on Sunday, Ukraine says […]

Steve April 11, 2021

By RUSS BYNUM and ANNIE MA Associated Press More Black Americans say they are open to taking the coronavirus vaccine. The shift in public opinion comes amid nationwide efforts to overcome a shared historical distrust of science and government. A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research in late March found about […]

Steve April 11, 2021

US Secretary of State says Biden administration concerned by China’s ‘increasingly aggressive actions’ against Taiwan. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said the United States is concerned by China’s “increasingly aggressive actions” directed at Taiwan and remains committed to ensuring peace and stability in the western Pacific region. Blinken said on Sunday that the […]

Steve April 11, 2021

As the coronavirus has spread around the world, it has constantly mutated, leading to the emergence of new strains. The variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus first discovered in South Africa late last year is among those most concerning health experts. The South African variant The South African variant, also known as B.1.351, was first discovered […]

Steve April 11, 2021

From: Inside Story Elon Musk’s brain-chip Neuralink company is working on technology that could improve the lives of those with paralysis. Related Move by central bank would mark a significant tightening of regulators’ grip over China’s rapidly growing online firms. Former President Trump had placed moratorium on H1-B visas used by firms to hire foreign […]

Steve April 11, 2021

image copyrightPolish Catholic Mission Balhamimage captionOfficers addressed the congregation on Good Friday, asking them to leave the building Police have said they “deeply” regret the hurt caused when a Good Friday mass at a south London church was shut down for breaching Covid-19 restrictions. Met Police officers found some worshippers without masks and not socially […]

Steve April 11, 2021

Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said Saturday that amid the immediate emergencies of climate change, COVID-19, mass unemployment, and homelessness, congressional Democrats cannot afford to dampen their infrastructure ambitions in the hopes of winning support from obstructionist Republicans. “The time is now to go forward,” Sanders (I-Vt.) told the Washington Post. “This country faces enormous […]

Steve April 11, 2021

After a year of angry battles over lockdowns, mask mandates and vaccinations, a new front has opened in the coronavirus culture war: vaccine “passports.” If you travel overseas this summer, European countries will demand a document proving you’ve been vaccinated or have tested negative. Closer to home, Hawaii is moving toward a similar requirement for […]

Steve April 11, 2021

Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died. He was 93. Clark, whose father, Tom Clark, was attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court justice, died Friday at his Manhattan home, a family member, Sharon Welch, announced to […]

Steve April 11, 2021

Voters go to the polls Sunday to elect new presidents in two neighboring South American nations — Ecuador and Peru — that have been battered by the pandemic, economic contractions and political turmoil. In both Andean countries, polls have shown widespread dissatisfaction with leadership failures to stem rising unemployment and poverty, much of it fallout […]

Steve April 11, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, stopped short of directly blaming […]

Steve April 11, 2021

TEL AVIV, Israel — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Israeli politics and amid questions about the Biden administration’s efforts to revive nuclear negotiations with Israel’s archenemy, Iran. Austin’s first talks in Israel since he became Pentagon chief […]