Monday January 24-th, 2022

US To Buy 500 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses, Donate Jabs Globally US To Buy 500 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses, Donate Jabs Globally

Some 200 million doses will be given out this year and 300 million in 2022. All doses will go through COVAX, the global vaccine initiative, and will go to 92 low- and lower-income countries, in addition to the African Union. This announcement was m...

"The United States Is Back": Biden On First Day Of Europe Tour

Discussions are expected to focus on relations with China and Russian Federation, as well as the USA troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Biden and the other G-7 leaders will announce an infrastructure financing program for developing countries that is...

Biden administration backs Trump’s effort to dodge lawsuit over rape denial Biden administration backs Trump’s effort to dodge lawsuit over rape denial

Justice Department lawyers, under Barr, had objected to releasing the document on the basis of attorney-client privilege, but Jackson found that memo contained "strategic, as opposed to legal advice", created to support Barr's determination to absol...

Judge overturns California's assault weapon ban Judge overturns California's assault weapon ban

He also likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, describing both as a "perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment". He referenced the Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia v. "In California, murder by knife ...

G7 leaders agree on corporate minimum tax G7 leaders agree on corporate minimum tax

G-7 finance ministers meeting in London also endorsed proposals to make the world's biggest companies - including USA based tech giants - pay tax in countries where they have lots of sales but no physical headquarters. The fairer system will mean the...

Holidays cancelled: Portugal added to travel 'amber list' by UK Holidays cancelled: Portugal added to travel 'amber list' by UK

Seven countries are also being added to the red list from the amber list. Possible additions to the red list are also expected on Thursday, with Bahrain, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Thailand among the potential candidates. The "Amber List" itself should ...

Trump's Ex-Advisor Tells QAnon Supporters US Should Have Coup Like Myanmar Trump's Ex-Advisor Tells QAnon Supporters US Should Have Coup Like Myanmar

The reaction to the exchange was furious, with some calling for a court martial. "I'm thinking this is a wake up call that not all military coups are bad", read one post . "My taxpayer dollars shouldn't be paying for any of his benefits". 'Wow...

G7, European Union condemn Belarus over journalist detention G7, European Union condemn Belarus over journalist detention

A Belarusian dog handler checks luggages off a Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS (flight number FR4978) parked on Minsk International Airport's apron in Minsk, on 23 May 2021. Her lawyer said she had been ordered held for two months of pre-trial detention and...

Feds to Deploy Manpower, Testing Capacity to Aid Manitoba’s COVID-19 Surge Feds to Deploy Manpower, Testing Capacity to Aid Manitoba’s COVID-19 Surge

The five-day test positivity rate was at 14.1 percent provincially and 16.1 percent for Winnipeg . "We have almost 5,000 active cases (with) 69% of those cases occurring in the past seven days". More patents were tentatively scheduled for transfers ...

Ontarians who received first AstraZeneca shot mid-March can book second dose Ontarians who received first AstraZeneca shot mid-March can book second dose

Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe says the man in his 40s received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the end of April. The risk of VITT in Canada has been estimated to be approximately 1 per 55,000 first doses, but se...

William Shakespeare, first UK man to get COVID vaccine, dies William Shakespeare, first UK man to get COVID vaccine, dies

Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme, he urged people not to take a wait-and-see approach in case their favoured vaccines weren't available at a later stage. A total of 3,263,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have been shipped to H...

De Blasio: No remote options for NYC students this fall De Blasio: No remote options for NYC students this fall

While the mayor has previously said classes will go remote on snow days, it is unclear if students will keep their devices given by the Department of Education and if they will still have access to them. "We can't live in the grip of COVID the rest o...

European Union air traffic agency helping airlines that want to bypass Belarus European Union air traffic agency helping airlines that want to bypass Belarus

Passengers on the flight FR4978 described the anxious minutes for Protasevich after he realised that the plane was being diverted to Minsk . Another passenger, Mantas, who declined to give his surname, also said that Protasevich was "nervous at fi...

Boy's last words to mum after being shot in road rage attack

The slain boy's sister issues a plea for anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. "Help my brother find people who did this", said emotional Krunan. "She heard her child scream and immediately stopped", Valdivia, remembering what...

Two Covid shots effective against India variant Two Covid shots effective against India variant

On January 4 this year, V.K. Paul, NITI Aayog member and head of India's vaccine administration group, said the country "had a sufficient stockpile of vaccines to inoculate priority groups such as healthcare workers and frontline workers in the f...

Covid 19 coronavirus: 70 Aussies barred from flying out of India Covid 19 coronavirus: 70 Aussies barred from flying out of India

Almost half of the 150 people booked to return to Australia from India on the first repatriation flight since last month's flight ban was introduced will now no longer be able to board the plane. The aircraft will make a pit-stop in Darwin, before co...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts AOC Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts AOC

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wisely chose not to engage with Greene, "only turning around once and throwing her hands in the air in an exasperated motion". According to The Hill, Ocasio-Cortez's office is now calling on fellow House members to ensure Congres...

USA lawmakers agree on bipartisan panel to probe January 6 attack USA lawmakers agree on bipartisan panel to probe January 6 attack

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy , R-Calif., told CNN on Friday that he had not yet reviewed the legislation. The 10-person commission will look into the factors that caused the incident and the "influencing factors that may have provoked the ...

Marjorie Taylor Greene 'aggressively' confronts AOC and accuses her of supporting 'terrorists' Marjorie Taylor Greene 'aggressively' confronts AOC and accuses her of supporting 'terrorists'

AOC turned around once and threw her hands in the air "in an exasperated motion", per the Post . "@AOC "Ms. Defund The Police" wants to call the police for security bc she's afraid of debating with me about her socialist GND". Anyway, the confront...

Greensill: David Cameron defends lobbying for bankrupt firm Greensill: David Cameron defends lobbying for bankrupt firm

The former United Kingdom prime minister has been at the center of Britain's biggest lobbying row in a generation after it emerged he pressed senior ministers and officials to include Greensill Capital - a supply-chain finance specialist that emplo...

Enbridge says Great Lakes oil pipeline will keep running Enbridge says Great Lakes oil pipeline will keep running

The United States is obliged to give a 10-year notice to Canada of closure of the pipeline, which brings 540,000 barrels-per-day of oil into Canada. Michigan's move "threatens to undermine important aspects of that cooperative worldwide relationshi...

Grand jury indicts four former police officers in George Floyd's death Grand jury indicts four former police officers in George Floyd's death

An indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng, and Tou Thao. All four officers were charged with failing to provide assistance to someone in "clear need" of medical care. The trio were fired from their Minneapolis Polic...

UK PM Boris Johnson's party win election for parliament seat UK PM Boris Johnson's party win election for parliament seat

The results of Thursday's election in Hartlepool, one of the poorest towns in England, showed Conservative candidate Jill Mortimer secured almost 52% of the vote. Reed said there had been "a breach of trust" between Labour and the electorate, that th...

Risk of blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid jab is 'small' Risk of blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid jab is 'small'

Previously, advice was only for people under 30 to be offered an alternative vaccine. The researchers found 59 blood clots in the veins compared with 30 expected in the general population. After a week of competing messages about the usefulness of ...

China's Homemade Aircraft Carrier Holds Drills in South China Sea China's Homemade Aircraft Carrier Holds Drills in South China Sea

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard use rubber boats as they patrol at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea last month. "Not us. We're trying", he replied to a news article on the diplomatic protests. In 2016, an arbitration tribunal in The Hague rule...

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