BARBIE UNVEILS DOLL OF VACCINOLOGIST DAME SARAH GILBERT

Wed 04 August 2021: Barbie-maker Mattel Inc. has unveiled a doll of Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the scientist behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Gilbert, who led the development of the Covid vaccine at Oxford University, said she initially found the gesture “very strange” but hoped it would inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and […]

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BIDEN CALLS ON NEW YORK GOVERNOR CUOMO TO RESIGN AFTER SEXUAL HARASSMENT REPORT

Wed 04 August 2021: US President Joe Biden said that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign after the state’s Attorney General concluded that he sexually harassed multiple women with whom he worked. “I think [Cuomo] should resign,” Biden said on Tuesday afternoon, joining New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Senators […]

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MERKEL’S CDU IN GERMANY MAINTAIN CLEAR LEAD IN ELECTION POLL

Tue 03 August 2021: According to a recent poll done by INSA ahead of next month’s general election, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) maintain a wide lead over the Greens and the Social Democrats. The poll commissioned for Bild daily showed support for the conservative CDU/CSU alliance at 27.5%, nearly 10 points ahead of […]

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GERMAN WOMAN WHO PLANNED AN ATTACK ON MUSLIMS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN JAIL

Tue 03 August 2021: On Friday, a German court sentenced a woman to six years in prison for threatening local lawmakers and plotting a firebomb attack against the Muslim community. The court in Munich found that the 55-year-old woman, an alternative medicine practitioner, sent threatening messages to a mayor and a local official. She also […]

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NEW YORK CITY WILL REQUIRE VACCINES FOR ENTRY TO RESTAURANTS

Tue 03 August 2021: New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that proof of vaccination would be required for indoor activities such as entering restaurants and attending performances. The announcement, which is likely to arouse serious controversy in some quarters, is the latest in a string of initiatives aimed at encouraging more residents […]

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BELARUS EXILE GROUP LEADER VITALY SHISHOV FOUND HANGED IN UKRAINE

Tue 03 August 2021: Ukrainian police announced Tuesday that a Belarusian opposition politician who went missing on Monday was found dead in one of Kyiv’s parks. Vitaly Shishov, the head of Belarusian House in Ukraine (BDU), was reported missing by his partner on Monday after he failed to return from a run and could not be reached […]

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PEGASUS SPYWARE FOUND ON JOURNALISTS’ PHONES, FRENCH INTELLIGENCE CONFIRMS

Tue 03 August 2021:  The Pegasus spyware developed by the Israeli NSO organization was discovered in the phones of three French journalists, including a senior staff member at France 24, according to French intelligence officials. This is the first time an independent authority has weighed in on the Pegasus project’s findings. Anssi, France’s national agency […]

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AP, REUTERS TO HELP TWITTER ELEVATE MORE CREDIBLE INFO

Tue 03 August 2021: Twitter has signed a deal with The Associated Press and Reuters to help elevate accurate information on its platform. Twitter said Monday that the program will expand its existing work to help explain why certain subjects are trending on the site, to show information and news from trusted resources and to debunk misinformation. […]

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