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China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19, says independent panel

In its second interim report, the Switzerland-based Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response determined that Beijing could have been more vigorous in applying public health measures when cases were first detected in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province. “What is clear to the panel is that public health …

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Scottish fishermen say ‘Brexit carnage’ threatens to kill their business

Many of them drove several hours from Scotland, where the fishing industry is in crisis because paperwork issues and administrative errors related to new border checks and customs rules are delaying shipments to Europe. Trucks carried slogans such as “Brexit carnage” and “Incompetent government destroying shellfish industry!” Scotland Food and …

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6.4 quake strikes Argentina’s San Juan province, no tsunami warning issued

A series of aftershocks around the country followed. A magnitude 5.0 aftershock struck 27 kilometers (about 16.8 miles) south-southwest of Nueve de Julio, around 1,000 km (620 miles) east of the first quake and almost 20 minutes later. Then, a magnitude 4.9 quake came in the same area as the …

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Analysis: North Korea is doubling down on nuclear weapons even as it isolates itself to keep Covid-19 at bay

Kim announced last week at the Eighth Workers’ Party Congress — a meeting for North Korea’s governing elite — that his country plans to beef up Pyongyang’s already dangerous nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs with new, sophisticated armaments, such as tactical nuclear weapons designed for use on the battlefield …

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Tim Cook: Why I kicked Parler off Apple’s App Store

“We looked at the incitement to violence that was on there,” Cook told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “We don’t consider that free speech and incitement to violence has an intersection.” The ability to stop billions of people from easily accessing a social network is a weighty responsibility — …

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Analysis: Why you won’t find Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson on British TV

“The mob that stormed and desecrated the Capitol … could not have existed in a country that hadn’t been radicalized by the likes of [Fox News hosts] Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, and swayed by biased news coverage,” wrote Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan. But are the …

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Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead

On Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo was shown receiving the country’s first CoronaVac shot, after the government authorized it for emergency use. While on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced he had also received the vaccine. But the rollouts come despite a growing number of questions over the effectiveness …

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China’s economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as recovery quickens

The world’s second largest economy expanded 2.3% in 2020 compared to a year earlier, according to government statistics released Monday. It’s China’s slowest annual growth rate in decades — not since 1976 has the country had a worse year, when GDP shrunk 1.6% during a time of social and economic …

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Alexey Navalny detained on return to Moscow five months after being poisoned

Live footage from Russian broadcaster TV Rain showed him talking with dark-uniformed and masked officers at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, then kissing his wife Yulia before walking away with them. The couple were returning from a five-month stay in Germany, where he had been recovering from the Novichok poisoning. They landed …

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