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COVID: US Disease Center Urges Schools to Reopen, Jan. Deadliest Month

In the US, where cases have fallen by about 30% over the past two weeks (see previous write-up), the Centers for Disease Control and...

Trump Likely to Skate Free at 2nd Senate Trial

Senate Republicans seem ready to hand former President Trump his second acquittal in an impeachment trial in a little more than a year after...

New Era: Biden Signs Racial Equality Orders

President Biden has signed four executive actions meant to advance racial equity in the United States, including directing his administration to fully implement a...

UK COVID Deaths More than WW2 Civilian Fatalities

The United Kingdom has become the first country in Europe to pass 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths as infections around the globe topped 100 million. With more...

Battle Royal Shaping Up for Trump Senate Trial

Allies of former President Trump are waging an intense pressure campaign aimed at convincing GOP senators to vote against his conviction in next month’s...

More Anti-Lockdown Rioting Sweeps Holland

A third night of rioting has shaken the Netherlands as protesters rampaged through towns and cities around the country after government introduced a night-time...

Corona Latest: Deaths-UK 104,000; US 431,000; Brazil-217,700

The data from the UK's national statisticians show there have been nearly 104,000 deaths since the pandemic began, the highest in Europe. The figures, which...

S.A. Pres. Accuses Wealthy Nations of Hoarding COVID Vaccine

The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess Covid-19 vaccines, as he said the world needed...

Costa Rican scientists develop saliva tests for quick COVID-19 detection

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Scientists from the three principal public universities in Costa Rica, the University of Costa...

ILO expects uncertain, uneven labour market recovery

GENEVA – Tentative signs of recovery are emerging in global labour markets, following unprecedented disruption in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

China In New Law Allowing Its Forces to Attack Foreign Ships

China has passed a law that for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move that could...

Trump’s 2nd Senate Impeachment Trial Begins Feb. 8

The Senate will start President Trump's second impeachment trial during the week of Feb. 8, Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) announced on Friday. "Both the House...

New UK Corona Variant Could be More Deadly

The new UK coronavirus variant may be 30% more deadly, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he warned of stricter travel curbs and continued...

US: Biden’s Trump Rollback Continues in His 2nd Week

Joe Biden will spend the second week of his presidency in much the same way he spent his first: signing a slew of executive...

Trump Impeachment Charges to Senate Monday

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Friday that the House will deliver an impeachment article against President Trump to the Senate on...

US: Nation’s Economic Woes Continue as Virus Rages

President Joe Biden's administration released its strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic yesterday. At the same time, he has to confront the worst economic...

Pres. Biden Orders Int. Air Travelers to Quarantine on Arrival in...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Thursday that would require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival,...

US Inauguration: The Mass Protests that Never Happened

Forbes- Preparing for the worst after this month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, states across the country which had been warned of potential...

5 Dead in Fire at World’s Biggest Vaccine Plant

New Delhi, India (CNN) A fire that broke out at a facility of the world's biggest vaccine maker that killed five people would not...

US Senate: Different Leadership, Same Hostility?

US Senator Mitch McConnell (L) and new Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer The leaders in the Senate are switching places amid questions over whether their...

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