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Saturday, May 15, 2021
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The Problem Is Facebook
Facebook’s “Supreme Court” might have upheld Donald Trump’s suspension, but that doesn’t make it a real court.
UK’s Johnson says ‘more hot air’ at COP26 climate summit won't keep planet cool, vows to ‘bend ears’ of fellow leaders to do more
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned his fellow state leaders that talk alone is insufficient to tackle global warming and must be backed with action, ahead of the UN COP26 climate summit in Britain later this year.
There Are New Safety Concerns About Russia's COVID Vaccine, Which Is Already Being Distributed Worldwide
“This creates a lot of concern for us in the global vaccine community,” one expert said.
Analysis: The looming crisis in Brussels that no one is talking about
She's been a fixture of life in Germany for almost 16 years. But now the political stability that the country has enjoyed for so long under Angela Merkel is coming to an end as she prepares to stand down as Chancellor.
Angela Merkel must beat the coronavirus to save her legacy. Time is running out
Angela Merkel has been in the top job for nearly 16 years, but the biggest challenge of her career might still lie ahead.
China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback
China's economy grew a record 18.3% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter last year.
Angela Merkel Receives AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine
"I am delighted to have received my first vaccination with AstraZeneca today. I thank everyone involved in the vaccination campaign and everyone who gets vaccinated," she said.
Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy
Monarchs, heads of state and PMs across the world, both past and present, have been sending heartfelt tributes following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.
German health minister promises to scrap tests & quarantine for fully vaccinated citizens, but doesn’t say when it will happen
Freedoms reserved for Germans with a recent negative Covid-19 test will be also offered to those who are fully vaccinated, the country’s health minister has promised, teasing an upcoming lifting of the much-loathed lockdown.
The great Covid power grab: Why world leaders’ push for a post-WW2-style ‘Pandemic Treaty’ must be resisted
Johnson, Macron and Merkel have warned that the world needs a settlement to protect itself in the wake of Coronavirus. The question, as ever, must be: ‘who benefits?’ The answer, as ever, is ‘it’s unlikely to be you.’
The German Constitutional Court has blocked the EU's recovery fund. What happens now?
The German Constitutional Court has done it again.
Angela Merkel Urges German States To Get Tough With Covid Curbs
"We have to take the appropriate measures very seriously. Some states are doing it, others are not yet doing it," Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Coronavirus: France accuses UK of 'blackmail' over vaccine exports
France has accused the UK of "blackmail" over its handling of coronavirus vaccine exports, amid continuing tensions over supply chains.
EU leaders back 'global value chains' instead of vaccine export bans
Refusal to support measure despite Ursula von der Leyen highlighting 21m doses sent to UK
Suez Canal Blockade Boosts Crude Oil Price Almost 6%
Oil prices rose nearly 6% on Wednesday on supply fears amid the blockade of the Suez Canal.
Calls for Merkel to face vote of no confidence after embarrassing U-turn on Covid-19 Easter lockdown
German politicians have called for Chancellor Angela Merkel to face a vote of no confidence after she admitted her “mistake” and pulled the plug on harsh Covid-19 restrictions planned for the Easter holiday.
Angela Merkel cancels Germany’s five day Covid lockdown, saying: ‘It was mistake’
Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled a five-day lockdown in Germany over Easter, branding the plan a “mistake” and apologising to Germans.
As Pandemic Worsens, Why AstraZeneca Vaccine Is In Spotlight
As immunization programs gather pace around the world, another vaccine ran into trouble on Wednesday when Hong Kong and Macau suspended the Pfizer-BioNTech jab over what authorities said were packaging problems.
Coronavirus: EU and UK try to end row with 'win-win' on vaccines
The UK and the European Union have said they are working together to improve their relationship, after weeks of tensions over Covid vaccine supplies.
PM warns third Covid wave in Europe will ‘wash up on our shores’
Johnson: ‘I expect that we will feel those effects in due course.’
As mask bribery scandal spreads in Merkel’s conservative bloc, another German politician resigns – reports
A Bavarian lawmaker has quit his party offices amid a probe into allegations he took bribes to arrange procurement contracts for face masks. He is the fourth politician connected to Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign this month.
Germany’s Covid-19 restrictions may be extended amid rising cases, govt memo reportedly says
According to a government memo obtained by several media outlets, German's Federal Chancellery is planning to extend coronavirus lockdown restrictions for the next month.
Half of all adults have now been vaccinated, Matt Hancock confirms
Half of the UK’s adult population has now received its first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the Health Secretary has announced.
European Union Threatens To Ban AstraZeneca Vaccine Exports
The warning comes as the European Union struggles to speed up its inoculation campaign, just as many member states face a third coronavirus wave and renewed curbs on public life.
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