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Steve January 11, 2021

One of the great science and technology stories of 2020 is the development of COVID-19 vaccines, from start, through testing, to delivery, at a rate never seen before. Not just one vaccine. Three. (With more on the way and not counting the vaccine’s already in use in China and Russia.) All able to pass rigorous […]

Steve January 11, 2021

The storming of the Capitol last week by Trump supporters delayed the certification of Biden’s election victory. US President Tweety McTreason privately blamed “Antifa people” for storming the US Capitol last Wednesday, even though clear video and documentary evidence shows the rioters were overwhelmingly his supporters, Axios website reported. Antifa, short for anti-fascist, is an […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Malaysia declared a state of emergency to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, driving stocks lower for a second day. Malaysia led losses across Southeast Asian stock markets on Tuesday after a state of emergency was declared in the country to curb the spread of COVID-19, with bank stocks leading the decline. Malaysia’s main […]

Steve January 11, 2021

By JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could strain ties with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced the move, saying it would include 100 homes in a settlement […]

Steve January 11, 2021

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable. With a performance that was both surgical and explosive, No. 1 Alabama won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52-24 against No. 3 Ohio State on Monday night. The final game of a college football season in a pandemic, […]

Steve January 11, 2021

“Several” U.S. Capitol Police officers were suspended and at least 10 more are under investigation over the deadly pro-Trump insurrection last week, officials said Monday. Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said the suspensions occurred amid an internal probe. Video and other evidence appears to show that some officers and officials violated department policies, […]

Steve January 11, 2021

The move is part of its $11bn global restructuring and will affect 5,000 employees, mostly in Brazil. Ford Motor Co says it will close its three plants in Brazil this year and take pre-tax charges of about $4.1bn as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the company’s under-utilisation of its manufacturing capacity. Production will cease immediately at […]

Steve January 11, 2021

The new tariffs, effective on Tuesday, come after talks failed to resolve a 16-year dispute over EU’s aircraft subsidies. The United States government says it will begin collecting new duties on aircraft parts and other products from France and Germany from Tuesday after failing to resolve a 16-year dispute over aircraft subsidies with the European […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Taipei, Taiwan – At Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park, a one-time military school-turned-detention centre, visitors can walk around the buildings where some of Taiwan’s most prominent political prisoners were held, interrogated and tried during 38 years of martial law. The museum takes visitors through detention facilities, a replica court and exhibits featuring testimony from former […]

Steve January 11, 2021

By BBC NewsStaff Published duration16 minutes ago image captionThe latest on the lockdown rules leads several papers. The Guardian suggests police have “set themselves up for a conflict” with the government after some forces insisted they would not enforce mask-wearing in supermarkets. It also says sources have told the paper the government is actively considering […]

Steve January 11, 2021

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