Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
Focus on the big picture
JPMorgan Will Compensate Its H.K. Staff $5,000 for Quarantine
Bloomberg, 22 Nov 2021
JPMorgan is offering to reimburse Hong Kong employees up to $5000 to compensate for their quarantine stay as the financial hub sticks to its zero-Covid policy.
Instagram boss tells US lawmakers app 'can help' teens
AFP, 09 Dec 2021
Instagram's boss pushes a rosy view of the app's impact on teens in testimony to US lawmakers that is at odds with damning news reports based on the firm's own research.
January 6 committee prepares to hold Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress
CBS, 09 Dec 2021
The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack is preparing to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress over h...
Johnson imposes COVID-19 'Plan B' in England
Reuters, 09 Dec 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed tougher COVID-19 restrictions in England on Wednesday, ordering people to work from home, wear masks in public places and use vaccin...
Will fusion energy define our clean energy future? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 09 Dec 2021
Fusion energy - a non-polluting, limitless form of power - has long been thought of as a technological fantasy.
Leo Terrell: The left is ‘embarrassed’ over Jussie Smollett trial
FOX, 09 Dec 2021
Civil Rights Attorney Leo Terrell on media pundits shining the Jussie Smollett case in a positive light.
Putin calls suggestions Russia is planning to attack Ukraine "provocative," following Biden call
CA, 09 Dec 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's "personal role" in trying to attain peace in eastern Ukraine, in his first comments afte...
Progressives move to strip Boebert of committee assignments
CNN, 09 Dec 2021
Progressive Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts is introducing a resolution, cosigned by other progressives, that would strip Colorado Republican Rep.
Japanese tycoon blasts off to space
AP, 09 Dec 2021
Japanese billionaire and his producer rocketed to space and reached
Will we have to alter vaccines whenever a COVID-19 variant occurs?
DW, 09 Dec 2021
Drugmakers BioNTech and Pfizer say a three-shot course of their coronavirus vaccine is effective against the newly discovered Omicron variant.
Boris Johnson faces Prime Minister’s Questions calls to resign as fury over party grows
BBC, 09 Dec 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is “sorry for offence” caused by a video showing his staff joking about a lockdown Christmas party in No 10, amid mounting public outrage.
Jan. 6 Committee To Advance Contempt Proceedings As Meadows Fails To Appear
NBC, 09 Dec 2021
The House committee is moving to hold former White House chief
WATCH LIVE: House Ways and Means committee holds a hearing on 'the Pandora Papers and hidden wealth'
PBS, 08 Dec 2021
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Border guards battle fierce winds, snowdrift during patrols
CGTN, 08 Dec 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-12-08/Border-guards-battle-fierce-winds-snowdrift-during-patrols-15PpA88iHRe/index.html Despite the fierce winds and drifting snow, bor...
Prime Minister apologises and promises investigation into 'Christmas party'
Sky, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson said he understood the anger people felt at seeing Number 10 staff appearing to make light of coronavirus restrictions.
Live: Boris Johnson faces fierce questions in PMQs over leaked video about Christmas party
ITV, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson is under major pressure to explain footage, released
Omicron reported in 57 countries, hospitalisations set to rise, WHO says • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 08 Dec 2021
The #Omicron variant has been reported in 57 nations and the number of patients needing #hospitalisation is likely to rise as it spreads, the #WorldHealthOrganization said on We...
Londoners Pare Back Office Time as Omicron Cases Rise
Bloomberg, 08 Dec 2021
Some City of London workers are starting to take matters into
Flooding leaves much of Indonesian capital Jakarta submerged
SCMP, 08 Dec 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Homes and businesses have been submerged by floodwaters in the Indonesian capital Jakarta since D...
Broom fight! | FIERY Los Escobazos festival lights up Spain's streets
RT, 08 Dec 2021
Locals engage in BURNING broom-fighting during Los Escobazos festival in Jarandilla de la Vera #news #trending #currentevents ---------------------------------------------------...
No 10 Christmas party: how Boris Johnson's government denied breaking lockdown rules
Guardian, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson is facing accusations of lying after senior No 10 officials were filmed joking about a lockdown Christmas party that Downing Street insists did not take place.