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Twitter ends COVID-19 “misinformation” policy
"Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy," the company stated on its transparency page for coronavirus misinformation. Additionally, the COVID-19 policy is no longer listed o...
China’s Xinjiang sees protests against COVID lockdown
Local authorities to partially and progressively ease lockdown in ‘low risk’ areas, CNN reports.
Covid-19 It’s no longer a pandemic of the unvaccinated
For the first time, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.
French prosecutors probe Macron election campaign over funding, McKinsey links
Investigators look into the role played by McKinsey and other consultancy firms in two presidential races.
Bishop told flock they’d ‘drop dead’ from Covid if they didn’t purchase his bogus £91 protection kits
A preacher who sold bogus £91 kits to keep Covid at bay warned his flock that they could die if they didn’t purchase them, a court has heard.
Public vote to decide Oxford word of the year for first time
The Oxford word of the year is to be decided by the public for the first time.
David Davis: Brexit has not produced ‘major’ economic benefits
The former Brexit Secretary blames Covid for failure of leaving the EU to deliver economic benefits to the UK
What are people saying about the COP27 deal?
Countries have adopted a fund to help poor countries affected by disasters, but no efforts made to tackle emissions.
A new pandemic playbook: Draft treaty sets out far-reaching new rules for countries
Countries would need to make significant commitments to ensure equitable access to medical products.
A brief history of Dolly’s extensive philanthropy: From vaccines to scholarships
The singer is best known as a country music icon, but she’s also been working 9 to 5 to make other people’s lives worth living. Here’s a look back at her famed kindness over the years.
Retired head of vaccine R&D at Pfizer about COVID vaccines: “We flew the aeroplane while we were still building it”
Recently retired head of vaccine R&D at Pfizer, Kathrin Jansen, discusses the lightning speed development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines — and the implications for vaccine platforms. Recently retired head of vaccine R&D at Pfizer, Kathri...
Three US Officers Faked Sick Leave And Got Full Salary For A Year, Arrested
Officers Steven Cange, Eduardo Trinidad, and Monica Coaxum were arrested on Thursday and charged with fraud and cheating a federally-funded organisation.
Belgian workers are fighting for more money — high-paid EU staff, too
An EU raise is meant to compensate for COVID-era salary sacrifices and runaway inflation. But it comes as Belgians protest their own financial woes.
Why there's more to being smart than intelligence
Multiple psychological factors contribute to astonishing feats of creativity and insight.
Biden, Trump to make final appeals day before crucial US midterms
President Joe Biden will hold rally in Maryland while his predecessor Donald Trump will be in Ohio on last campaign day.
China to maintain zero-COVID policy
Measures should be fine-tuned to better help vulnerable people, officials say.
China’s Xi warns Putin not to use nuclear arms in Ukraine
Chinese leader makes the call during a visit by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
CDC director tests positive for Covid-19 after receiving the latest booster
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tested positive for Covid-19 Friday.
What Washington can expect from Rishi Sunak
Britain’s new prime minister has American roots — but D.C. is still getting to know him.
U.S. CDC director tests positive for COVID-19, experiencing mild symptoms. Previously she said vaccinated cannot get Covid.
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday night and is experiencing mild symptoms, the CDC said in a statement on Saturday.
Rishi Sunak on course to be UK prime minister as Boris Johnson pulls out of the race
Former PM Johnson says “not the right time” to bid for a return to 10 Downing Street
Boris Johnson pulls out of Conservative leadership race
Former PM Boris Johnson has pulled out of the Tory leadership race, saying he had the support needed to stand but it would not be "the right thing to do".
Who's backing who? Tories pledge allegiance ahead of crunch deadline
Several key Conservative Party have come out in public support of their preferred new Prime Minister.
Pfizer: The price of the corona vaccines will quadruple - up to 130 dollars per dose
The pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer plans to increase the price of the corona vaccines fourfold to around $110-130 per dose, after its current sales contract with the American government ends next year - according to Angela Lukin, a s...
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