Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Foreign ministers discuss global threats at London G7 summit
BBC, 04 May 2021
Foreign ministers from the world's leading economies are meeting in London for their first face-to-face talks in more than two years.
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is leading discussions on the crisis in Myanmar, as well as relations with Russia, China and Iran.
The G7 group - the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies - is made up of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.
Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa have also been invited as guests, as the UK tries to deepen ties with the Indo-Pacific region.
The UK, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the G7, will host a summit of leaders in Cornwall next month.
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Alberta grapples with COVID-19 crisis, political unrest
CA, 15 May 2021
Hospitals in Alberta are reporting record high numbers of COVID-19 patients in intensive care and there are fears the worst is yet to come.
U.S. seeks to de-escalate violence in the Middle East
CBS, 15 May 2021
The U.S. is hoping to aid in creating a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas amid growing violence.
Man Receives First Covid-to-Covid Double Lung Transplant
NBC, 15 May 2021
After months on a ventilator, Renato Aquino became the first known Covid-19 patient to receive a “Covid-to-Covid double lung transplant” in the U.S.
Macron, Ardern in new push against online extremism
AFP, 15 May 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron holds talks by video conference, from Fort Bregancon, with signatories of the Christchurch Call to advance the two-year-old campaign to curb onl...
US Energy Secretary says gas situation improving
AP, 15 May 2021
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the nation is “over the hump” on gas shortages following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gas...
Tucker reacts to footage of 'spherical' UFO captured by Navy
FOX, 15 May 2021
Washington Examiner's Tom Rogan reacts to UFO seemingly capable
Private firefighters fuel tensions in CA wine country
Reuters, 15 May 2021
Private firefighters fuel tensions with government firefighters while saving California vineyards and mansions #News #Reuters #California #Wildfires #Firefighers Subscribe: http...
Along China's expressways: Explore Asia's first unmanned automation port
CGTN, 15 May 2021
Have you ever seen a port operating on its own? How can port cars be driver-less? Qingdao Port Automation Terminal might answer these questions.
Interactive murals across Hong Kong aim to boost support for bill to combat wildlife trafficking
SCMP, 15 May 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Murals featuring the most-trafficked animals in Hong Kong are being splashed across the city.
PBS NewsHour full episode, May 14, 2021
PBS, 15 May 2021
Friday on the NewsHour, the latest on the unrelenting Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East.
Covid: Second vaccine dose accelerated for over-50s and clinically vulnerable
ITV, 15 May 2021
The Indian Covid variant could "pose serious disruption" to lockdown easing in England on June 21, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
Israel conflict: Violence spreads beyond the occupied territories
Sky, 15 May 2021
The Israeli Defence Forces say that 2,500 rockets have now been fired at Israel this week, with 1,000 being intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system.
Ransomware Attack Causes Gas Shortages
Bloomberg, 15 May 2021
May.14 -- The largest pipeline in the U.S. was disrupted after
Israeli forces fire tear gas at protesters in Bethlehem
RT, 15 May 2021
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in Bethlehem as they rallied in solidarity with their compatriots in the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem amid escalating violence.
‘Hollywood forgot me’: McConaughey reveals career turning point
CNN, 15 May 2021
Actor Matthew McConaughey reflects his Hollywood career, including how he transitioned from romantic comedies and how an iconic unscripted moment from "The Wolf of Wall Street" ...
Dramatic migrant rescue as UN warns of rising deaths in Mediterranean and North Atlantic
BBC, 15 May 2021
The United Nations Refugee Agency is warning of a big rise in the number of deaths of people trying to reach Europe by sea.
Chile picks new Constitutional Convention
DW, 15 May 2021
When Ivanna Olivares Miranda steps outside her front door, she sees thousands of avocado trees.
Kenyan High Court Rules President's Constitutional Reform Bid Is Illegal | Eye on Africa - France 24
FRANCE24, 15 May 2021
Kenya has stopped the President's desire to push through constitutional reform, a report from Amnesty International says that white people were rescued first after an islamist a...
Clashes and protests erupt in West Bank and Jerusalem amid escalating violence
Telegraph, 15 May 2021
Protests were held in and around the West Bank on Friday as tensions mounted over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Here's What It's Like Flying In A Plane With No Pilot
CNBC, 15 May 2021
Over the past 100 years, the technology inside airplanes has become more and more advanced from jumbo jets to smaller Cessna’s.