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Carnegie Endowment Explores Window for Infrastructure Investments In Africa
International
Carnegie Endowment Explores Window for Infrastructure Investments In Africa
2021-07-16 20:12:08
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON - The recovery period for COVID-19 has raised a limited window for western countries to try to go after areas that need investment in Africa, according to a scholar at a D.C.-based think tank event this week. The virus... Read More

Experts Question If WHO Should Lead Pandemic Origins Probe
Health
Experts Question If WHO Should Lead Pandemic Origins Probe

BEIJING (AP) — As the World Health Organization draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an increasing number of scientists say the U.N. agency it isn't up to the task and... Read More

Japanese Government Recommends Four-Day Workweek
International
Japanese Government Recommends Four-Day Workweek
2021-06-29 20:05:50
by Reece Nations

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his cabinet approved new recommendations on Friday in the country’s annual economic policy guidelines that encourage businesses to allow employees to work four days per week rather than five. The policy’s intent is to... Read More

Global Leaders Seek to Eliminate Pediatric HIV by 2030
Health
Global Leaders Seek to Eliminate Pediatric HIV by 2030
2021-06-15 18:27:58
by Alexa Hornbeck

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted routine health services making it difficult to deliver high-quality care to pregnant women and children living with HIV. But it has also pushed global leaders to try and reinvigorate global commitments to eliminate pediatric HIV... Read More

G7 Ministers Reach Global Minimum Tax Agreement, But Some Say Deal is Too Minimal
Finance
G7 Ministers Reach Global Minimum Tax Agreement, But Some Say Deal is Too Minimal
2021-06-07 19:48:45
by Reece Nations

LONDON — Finance Ministers from the Group of 7 have struck a landmark agreement to establish a 15% global minimum tax rate, discouraging large multinational companies from shifting profits to offshore tax-havens. The deal, announced over the weekend, was struck... Read More

France Fines Google $268M for Unfair Online Ads Treatment
Technology
France Fines Google $268M for Unfair Online Ads Treatment

PARIS (AP) — France's anti-competition watchdog decided Monday to fine Google 220 million euros ($268 million) for abusing its "dominant position" in the online advertising business, an unprecedented move, the body said. Practices used by Google "are particularly serious because... Read More

Could Biden’s Use of Sanctions Affect U.S.-Canada Relationship?
Think Tanks
Could Biden’s Use of Sanctions Affect U.S.-Canada Relationship?
2021-05-10 15:05:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — While much has been studied about President Biden’s first 100 days in office, most of that analysis has focused on how the administration’s actions impact American citizens or relationships with the world’s other great powers, but many wonder... Read More

Norwegian‌ ‌Airline‌ ‌Opposed‌ ‌Over‌ ‌Low-Budget‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Model‌
Travel
Norwegian‌ ‌Airline‌ ‌Opposed‌ ‌Over‌ ‌Low-Budget‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Model‌
2021-04-12 16:24:20
by Tom Ramstack

A startup airline based in Norway is running into opposition from a leading U.S. congressman on transportation policy over its plan to expand into the United States. The issue is its “flag of convenience” business plan. The startup, called Norse... Read More

Britain Mourns Prince Philip; Leaders Honor Service to Queen
International
Britain Mourns Prince Philip; Leaders Honor Service to Queen

LONDON (AP) — Britain mourned the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday as the BBC interrupted scheduled programming to broadcast the national anthem, "God Save the Queen." The flag at Buckingham Palace, the queen's... Read More

Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99
International
Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He... Read More

Eritrean Forces Exit Tigray Over G7 Concerns About Human Rights Abuses
International
Eritrean Forces Exit Tigray Over G7 Concerns About Human Rights Abuses
2021-04-06 13:05:40
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The G7 issued a statement expressing concern over human rights abuses in Tigray at the end of last week. Since then, Eritrean forces have begun to withdraw from Tigray, according to information from the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, as reported by... Read More

Lockdowns Weigh on German Beer Sales, Hurt Small Brewers
International
Lockdowns Weigh on German Beer Sales, Hurt Small Brewers

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Bars have been closed for more than three months, Carnival celebrations are canceled, and it's not clear when things will get better in Germany. That has left the boss of Brauerei Heller, an organic brewery in... Read More

EU Chief: Bloc Was Late, Over-Confident on Vaccine Rollout
International
EU Chief: Bloc Was Late, Over-Confident on Vaccine Rollout

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union surpassed 500,000 people lost to the virus, the EU Commission chief said Wednesday that the bloc's much-criticized vaccine rollout could be partly blamed on the EU being over-optimistic, over-confident and plainly "late."European Commission... Read More

Koala Rescued After 5-Car Pileup on Australian Freeway
International
Koala Rescued After 5-Car Pileup on Australian Freeway

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A koala has been rescued after causing a five-car pileup while trying to cross a six-lane freeway in southern Australia.Police said the crash in heavy Monday morning traffic in the city of Adelaide caused some injuries... Read More

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