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Kerry apologizes for US leaving Paris accord
AP, 25 Jan 2021
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has apologized "with humility " for the absence of the United States from the Paris climate accord. (Jan. 25)
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AP, 26 Feb 2021
Here's the latest for Friday, February 26th: Democrats to move forward on COVID-19 relief package; U.S.
Israel's unvaccinated fear exclusion
Reuters, 26 Feb 2021
Israel has led the world in COVID-19 vaccinations. Now it faces another challenge that other countries will have to grapple with: how to balance public health and the rights of ...
Florida governor: COVID relief bill 'calculated’ to benefit failing blue states
FOX, 26 Feb 2021
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discusses the coronavirus relief bill and economic boom in his state.
Albania sees cosmetic surgery boom during the pandemic
AFP, 26 Feb 2021
Demand for cosmetic surgery has soared in Albania during lockdown, fuelled by digital platforms and pandemic-induced anxiety.
Biden holds high-stakes call with Saudi King Salman ahead of new intel report on Khashoggi
CBS, 26 Feb 2021
The Biden administration is set to release an intelligence report on the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Airstrikes In Syria Represent First Non-Military Action Authorized By Pres. Biden | NBC News NOW
NBC, 26 Feb 2021
NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell and Ali Arouzi report on the details and implications of the airstrikes that targeted facilities the Pentagon says were used by Iranian-backed militant...
Canadian health officials give briefing on approval of AstraZeneca vaccine | LIVE
CA, 26 Feb 2021
Officials at the Public Health Agency of Canada are expected to provide a briefing on the approval of Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine on Friday.
Myanmar protests: UN special envoy updates general assembly
Al Jazeera, 26 Feb 2021
Christine Schraner-Burgener: UN special envoy for Myanmar gives briefing to New York general assembly after requests, and calls on countries not to 'Lend legitimacy or recogniti...
Myanmar police open fire on protesters in Yangon
DW, 26 Feb 2021
Riot police opened fire to disperse protesters in Myanmar's largest city Yangon. Witnesses say they used guns and stun grenades.
How Olivia Rodrigo Wrote ‘Drivers License,’ the Biggest Song of the Year So Far | Diary of a Song
NYT, 26 Feb 2021
In the latest Diary of a Song, the singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo, 18, explains how she wrote her first-ever single — after a good cry, with TikTok in mind — befor...
K-pop superstars Blackpink in climate change message
BBC, 26 Feb 2021
K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.
Live: Celebrate Lantern Festival with poem
CGTN, 26 Feb 2021
Today is Lantern Festival, it marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.
Shamima Begum cannot return to UK to fight for citizenship, supreme court rules
Guardian, 26 Feb 2021
Shamima Begum, who fled Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria, lost her case before the supreme court on Friday.
Haute couture, summer 2021: A fashion laboratory
FRANCE24, 26 Feb 2021
Haute couture at its best is a dazzling array of possibilities. It's also increasingly an artform being expressed through the medium of film, with in-person fashion shows still ...
Japan embraces robot ‘pets’ as companions to ease pandemic isolation
SCMP, 26 Feb 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Whenever Nami Hamaura feels lonely, all she has to do is talk to her singing companion: a robot n...
Biden orders airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias in Syria
CNN, 26 Feb 2021
The US military struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks.
CrossTalk | Quarantine Edition | End The Duopoly
RT, 26 Feb 2021
According to a new Gallop poll, over 60% of those asked are dissatisfied with the two major political parties.
Supreme Court rules that Shamima Begum should not be allowed to return to the UK
Telegraph, 26 Feb 2021
Shamima Begum, the London schoolgirl who fled to join Isil, has lost her legal bid to return to the UK to appeal against the removal of her British citizenship.
Yields Could Move a Little Bit Higher: JPMorgan’s Stealey
Bloomberg, 26 Feb 2021
Feb.26 -- Iain Stealey, international fixed income chief investment
Our royal team on Prince Philip's hospitalisation and what's next for Meghan and Harry
ITV, 26 Feb 2021
In this episode, Chris and Lizzie discuss updates on the Duke of Edinburgh, who remains in hospital as he receives treatment for an infection.