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Europe tried to boost Covid-19 vaccine takeup with carrots. Now some leaders are breaking out the sticks

As the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in Europe shows signs of a slowdown, leaders are racing to find answers to a key dilemma of the rollout’s next phase: how to convince reluctant citizens to roll up their sleeves. From cash payments to phone data, free football stadium tours to free grilled meat, officials have offered […]

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Clashes in Tunisia after President Saied fires PM, suspends parliament

Supporters of president as well as those of major political party Ennahda mobilise on streets across Tunisia, leading to violent confrontations threatening to draw in security forces or prompt a military power grab. Clashes erupt between supporters of Tunisian president and Ennahda party deputies in front of parliament which was cordoned-off by military in capital […]

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Floods in London are the latest sign big cities aren’t ready for climate change

Cars stranded in streets turned to rivers. Bus passengers rescued by raft. Train stations submerged, sparking travel chaos. The now-familiar scenes of a city inundated by floods played out in London over the weekend, when heavy rainfall put parts of the UK capital underwater. When two London hospitals turned non-emergency patients away after getting flooded […]

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Why the GOP (apparently) supports bipartisan infrastructure – The Spectator World

With infrastructure talks continuing to hit snags, many Democrats don’t believe Republicans are negotiating in good faith. And why should they? During the Obama presidency, when some Republicans initially expressed interest in compromising on major Democratic priorities including health care, climate change and immigration, they would always find some excuse to bail. Why should we […]

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Europe tried to boost Covid-19 vaccine takeup with carrots. Now some leaders are breaking out the sticks

London (CNN)As the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in Europe shows signs of a slowdown, leaders are racing to find answers to a key dilemma of the rollout’s next phase: how to convince reluctant citizens to roll up their sleeves. From cash payments to phone data, free football stadium tours to free grilled meat, officials have […]

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CMMB, 81 Global Humanitarian and Faith-Based Organizations Call on Biden Administration to Provide Equitable Global Vaccine Distribution

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) joined 81 humanitarian and faith-based organizations addressing health, social, and economic challenges around the world, calling on the Biden Administration to share the U.S. vaccine stockpile globally and to advocate for an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines. In the […]

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Biden to fulfill Iraqi high minister at White House amid discussions

Biden to fulfill Iraqi high minister at White House amid discussions on redeployment of U.S. troops. President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to the White House on Monday. The governments are reportedly near placing a deal to withdraw U.S. fight troops from Iraq. President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi […]

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Xi Jinping set out to save the Communist Party. But critics say he made himself its biggest threat

Hong Kong (CNN)In January 2013, months after taking the helm of China’s ruling party, Xi Jinping gathered the country’s top politicians and asked them why the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had collapsed. Xi, of course, already had the answer. “It completely denied Soviet history, the history of the Soviet Communist Party, denied Lenin, […]

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‘Hypocrite’ Rep. Bush wants to defund your police, while dishing out $70k on private security: Gowdy

“Sunday Night in America” host Trey Gowdy tore into progressive ‘Squad’ member Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., after campaign filings revealed she spent a shocking $70,000 on private security while publically calling for reduced police budgets nationwide. “Members of Congress are spending more money than ever on their personal security,” Gowdy, a former GOP congressman told […]