Germany to limit public life for the unvaccinated

Germany will limit large parts of public life in areas where hospitals are becoming dangerously full of COVID-19 patients to those who have either been vaccinated or have recovered from the illness, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday (18 November), write Andreas Rinke, Sarah Marsh, Emma Thomasson and Alexander Ratz in Berlin. The move is… Continue reading Germany to limit public life for the unvaccinated

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Putin says West taking Russia’s ‘red lines’ too lightly

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday (18 November) that the West was taking Russia’s warnings not to cross its “red lines” too lightly and that Moscow needed serious security guarantees from the West, write Tom Balmforth and Vladimir Soldatkin. In a wide-ranging foreign policy speech, the Kremlin leader also described relations with the United… Continue reading Putin says West taking Russia’s ‘red lines’ too lightly

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AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

House moves toward OK of Dems’ sweeping social, climate bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill late Thursday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources… Continue reading AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

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Japan proposes record stimulus package to fix ailing economy

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister outlined Friday a record 56 trillion yen, or $490 billion stimulus package, including cash handouts and aid to ailing businesses, to help the economy out of the doldrums worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. “The package has more than enough content and scale to deliver a sense of security and… Continue reading Japan proposes record stimulus package to fix ailing economy

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Thousands of Afghans seek temporary US entry, few approved

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — More than 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary admission into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons since shortly before the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan and sparked a chaotic U.S. withdrawal, but only about 100 of them have been approved, according to federal officials. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has struggled to keep up… Continue reading Thousands of Afghans seek temporary US entry, few approved

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House moves toward OK of Dems’ sweeping social, climate bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill early Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources toward their domestic priorities. House approval — which Minority Leader… Continue reading House moves toward OK of Dems’ sweeping social, climate bill

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White supremacist prison guards work with impunity in Fla.

In June, three Florida prison guards who boasted of being white supremacists beat, pepper sprayed and used a stun gun on an inmate who screamed “I can’t breathe!” at a prison near the Alabama border, according to a fellow inmate who reported it to the state. The next day, the officers at Jackson Correctional Institution… Continue reading White supremacist prison guards work with impunity in Fla.

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White supremacist prison guards work with impunity in Fla.

In June, three Florida prison guards who boasted of being white supremacists beat, pepper sprayed and used a stun gun on an inmate who screamed “I can’t breathe!” at a prison near the Alabama border, according to a fellow inmate who reported it to the state. The next day, the officers at Jackson Correctional Institution… Continue reading White supremacist prison guards work with impunity in Fla.

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Goal in sight, Democrats confront need to sell agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Polls show that a strong majority of Democrats — and a majority of the American public — support the broad priorities of the $1.85 trillion social and environmental spending bill that the House was poised to approve Friday. Democratic lawmakers predict that President Joe Biden’s bill, once enacted, will be “transformational” for… Continue reading Goal in sight, Democrats confront need to sell agenda

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Malaysian state poll tests ruling alliance as allies split

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian southern state will hold elections Saturday in a test for Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s ethnic Malay party as it faces off against allies in the government for the first time amid a widening rift. While the outcome of the Malacca state poll will not affect the federal… Continue reading Malaysian state poll tests ruling alliance as allies split

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