Tag: politics

J.D. Vance, an ally of tech investor Peter Thiel, made almost $1 million in the period before he launched his Ohio Senate campaign

JD Vance, the venture capitalist and author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” takes photos with supporters after a rally Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Middletown, Ohio, where he announced he is joining the crowded Republican race for the Ohio U.S. Senate seat being left by Rob Portman. Jeff Dean | AP Republican Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance, […]

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WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with ‘a large number of mutations’

RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head a.i. Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization is monitoring a new variant with numerous mutations to the […]

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Merkel’s push for German lockdown reportedly blocked as death toll passes 100,000

BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 22: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) speaks with Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz. Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s Covid-19 crisis continues to rock the nation with the grim news on Thursday that the total number of deaths has now surpassed 100,000. The country’s […]

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U.S. blacklists dozens of Chinese tech firms citing national security concerns

Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China November 16, 2021. Aly Song | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Biden administration added a dozen Chinese companies to its trade blacklist on Wednesday citing national security as well as foreign policy concerns. Eight technology entities based in China were added to the list […]

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WHO says fully vaccinated should wear masks and physically distance as Covid infections surge

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Pool | Reuters The World Health Organization is urging the public to practice Covid mitigation tactics – […]

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Biden administration invites Taiwan to the Summit for Democracy, a move likely to anger China

A woman participating at the annual Double Ten celebration in Taipei, Taiwan, holds up the Taiwan flag. Alberto Buzzola | LightRocket | Getty Images The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy” next month, according to a list of participants published on Tuesday, a move likely to infuriate China, which views the […]

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Europe and Central Asia could suffer another 700,000 Covid deaths by spring as infections soar, WHO says

A patient suffering from COVID-19 receives treatment at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the “Klinikum Darmstadt” clinic in Darmstadt, Germany, May 20, 2021. Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters Europe and Central Asia could reach more than 2.2 million total Covid-19 deaths by next March as countries battle a surge of the highly […]

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Leaders of pro-Trump groups Oath Keepers, Proud Boys subpoenaed in Jan. 6 Capitol riot probe

Proud Boys members Enrique Tarrio, left, and Joe Biggs march during a December 12, 2020 protest in Washington, D.C. Tarrio was later arrested for acts committed at the protest and Biggs was later arrested for his involvement in the storming of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington. D.C., U.S. Picture taken December 12, 2020. Jim […]

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