Monday, 29 November 2021

AP

Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the ‘Villa la Grange’, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP GENEVA – With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at ...

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Ollie Robinson suspended for abusive tweets

 Photo Credit: AP LONDON – England fast bowler Ollie Robinson was suspended from international cricket on Sunday pending an investigation into discriminatory tweets he posted from 2012-13. Robinson will not be available for the second test against New Zealand starting Thursday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said. Robinson made his ...

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Amazon Ring’s Neighborhood Watch App Is Making Police Requests Public

AP Blog Image NEW YORK – Amazon Inc’s camera unit, Ring, is planning to make police requests for users’ video footage through its neighborhood watch app more transparent, the company said, a move that follows criticism that its products facilitate surveillance and profiling. Public safety agencies such as police and ...

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US will boost global vaccine-sharing, Biden announces

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, acting as more Americans have been vaccinated and global inequities have become more glaring. Of the first ...

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Wandering elephants on edge of China city, now closing roads

A herd of wild Asian elephants stands in E’shan county in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province. (AP) BEIJING – A wandering herd of elephants has reached the edge of a big Chinese city as authorities rush to close off roads and neighborhoods to protect both the animals and people. It’s not ...

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Belarusians increasingly cornered after EU cuts air links

Protasevich, a journalist critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, and his girlfriend, Sofia Sapega, were detained after the plane carrying them was forced to land in Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File) MINSK – As fear of repression rises among Belarusians following the arrest of a dissident journalist whose plane was ...

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U.S. movie theaters remove mask mandate for vaccinated people

 Major U.S. retailers drop mask requirements for fully vaccinated shoppers, effectively moving to a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new masking guidelines. (AP) LOS ANGELES – Masks are no longer required at the three main movie theater chains in the United States for people who ...

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Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

REUTERS/Thanh Hue/File Photo HANOI – Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists examined the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients, and found ...

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Shooting At San Jose Railyard, 8 Killed, Shooter Dead

AP Photo/Noah Berger CALIFORNIA – Gunfire erupted at a railyard in San Jose, and a sheriff’s spokesman said multiple people were killed and wounded and that the suspect was dead. Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Russell Davis said that he could not specify the number of dead and wounded ...

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‘Only 0.3% of Covid vaccine doses have gone to low-income countries’

© 2020 Lev Radin/Sipa via AP Images UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that more than 82 per cent of the world’s Covid-19 vaccine doses have gone to affluent countries, compared to just 0.3 per cent in low-income countries. “Vaccinating everyone, everywhere is the only way to end the pandemic and prevent ...

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