House Democrats ‘ready’ for quick vote on $1.9tn stimulus bill
Coronavirus relief package proposed by Joe Biden faces significant obstacles in Senate
Coronavirus latest: Fire breaks out at Indian building site of world’s largest vaccine manufacturer
Biden signs spate of executive orders
President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a number of executive orders, from rejoining the Paris Climate Accord to mandating the wearing of masks in federal spaces, in one of his first public acts since taking office just hours earlier. Biden’s team had been previewing a battery of executive actions from his first day in office […]
Barack Obama Shares Sweet Message Of Congratulations For ‘My Friend’ Joe Biden
“This is your time,” the former president tweeted to the president-elect.
Security of Radioactive Sources Enhanced by the Republic of the Congo with Assistance from the IAEA
Two disused radioactive sources, previously employed in cancer treatment, are now in safe and secure storage in the Republic of the Congo, following successful transport and increased security at their temporary storage facility, with the support of the IAEA.
11th-hour deal strips FDA oversight of genetically modified animals
The Health and Human Services Department has agreed to an industry-backed plan to effectively strip the FDA of oversight of certain genetically modified animals — the latest instance of Trump political appointees overriding the agency’s scientists. The deal announced Tuesday would shift regulatory authority to the USDA for reviewing the safety of animals produced for […]
En Tunisie, la colère des jeunes défavorisés éclate à la nuit tombée
Des heurts nocturnes avec la police ont lieu dans plusieurs régions depuis la nuit du 14 janvier, qui marque le dixième anniversaire de la révolution tunisienne.
Digital media fuel global protests but can be used against them
The pandemic and online repression have given many governments the upper hand
Teacher Unions vs. Students
Coronavirus has been a dark cloud. But if we want to find a silver lining, the government’s bungled response to the pandemic has exposed some weaknesses in the government school monopoly. And this could mean opportunity for competing structures that can do a better job of educating kids. School choice – An approach where parents […]
Coronavirus latest: Norway becomes one of first European nations to ease measures in second wave
Russie : Alexeï Navalny dénonce une « parodie de justice » après son arrestation
L’opposant russe, interpellé à Moscou dimanche dès son retour de Berlin, comparaissait lundi devant un juge devant se prononcer sur son placement en détention.
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris to Resign Senate Seat Monday
WILMINGTON, Del. — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California’s […]
Kremlin critic Navalny, facing arrest, lands in Moscow
MOSCOW — A plane carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny landed Sunday in Moscow, where he faces the threat of arrest. But the flight landed at a different airport than had been scheduled, a possible attempt to outwit journalists and supporters who wanted to witness the return. Navalny, who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent […]
The crash landing of ‘Operation Warp Speed’
As the nation’s Covid-19 response was careening off the rails in March and April 2020, about a dozen top health and defense department officials huddled in antiseptic meeting rooms to devise what they believed would be the Trump administration’s greatest triumph — a vaccine program so fast, so special, so successful that grateful Americans would […]
Hockey sur glace : la tenue du Mondial en Biélorussie en suspens
Le patron de la Fédération internationale de hockey sur glace admet qu’il devient « très difficile » d’organiser les championnats à Minsk, compte tenu de la situation dans le pays. Une décision définitive sera prise « d’ici cinq à dix jours ».