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« Reply #645 on: February 27, 2020, 06:04:19 am »

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Is Wall Street Behind the Delay in Declaring the Coronavirus Outbreak a “Pandemic”?

mintpressnews.com - A little known specialized bond created in 2017 by the World Bank may hold the answer as to why U.S. and global health authorities have declined to label the global spread of the novel coronavirus a …

Hardest-hit China, South Korea count 938 new virus cases

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a viral epidemic, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment…

The Trump administration says the coronavirus vaccine might not be affordable for all Americans

businessinsider.com - Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday declined to promise that a coronavirus vaccine would be affordable for all Americans. "We would want to ensure that we work to make it affor…

U.S Has Its First ‘Community Spread’ Coronavirus Case - Incompetent CDC Refused to Test Patient

offgridsurvival.com - Thanks in large part to the United States government’s incompetent response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the United States now has its first Community Spread case of Coronavirus. A resident of Solano…

First person in U.S. tests positive for coronavirus with no known link to foreign travel

washingtonpost.com - By Lenny Bernstein, close Lenny Bernstein Reporter covering health and medicine Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Laurie McGinley and close Laurie McGinley Reporter covering health and medicine Email E…

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia bars pilgrims as global cases spread - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - There’s been an update on a story we reported yesterday - it was about two nurses from Wuhan, China, writing a letter appealing for help from other medical workers around the world to help them “batt…

Microsoft says it won't meet its sales forecast for the upcoming quarter because of the impacts of the coronavirus

businessinsider.com - Microsoft on Wednesday said it would miss its sales forecast for the upcoming quarter because of the impact of the coronavirus on its Windows and Surface businesses. The business segment Microsoft ca…

Everything We Know About the Shooting in Milwaukee at the Molson Coors Campus

nymag.com - Five people were shot and killed Wednesday on the campus of the Molson Coors beer company, according to police officials. “There are multiple people who have died, I believe, including the shooter,” …

Dozens Dead as Hindu Mobs Launch Anti-Muslim Pogroms Amid Trump Visit to India

mintpressnews.com - Much of India’s capital Delhi resembles a warzone, as huge communal riots targeting the city’s Muslim population engulfed it today. Mosques were set ablaze, with at least 27 people killed and hundred…

Delhi tense after deadly religious riots

bbc.com - Delhi remains on edge after three nights of rioting, with reports of Muslim homes and shops being targeted by violent mobs. Twenty-seven people have been killed so far in the deadliest violence the I…

Trump Insists on Paying for Coronavirus Prep by Taking Heating Aid From Poor

nymag.com - Since taking office, the Trump administration has slashed taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars, while increasing the Defense Department’s annual budget by $130 billion (a sum more than large enou…

How the US went from being indifferent to fawning over India—because of China

qz.com - On Oct. 11, 1949, at 4:40pm, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru stepped off US president Harry Truman’s plane Independence onto the tarmac at Washington’s National Airport. Time called it “one of…

Supreme Court Ruling Hands US Border Patrol a Licence to Kill With Impunity

mintpressnews.com - June 2010, 15-year old Sergio Hernandez was playing a game with his friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico when a U.S. Border Patrol officer Jesus Mesa shot him in the face, killing him instantly. Mesa fir…

Bernie Sanders Can’t Win (by as Much) Unless Youth Vote Surges (Like It Recently Has)


fair.org - “The first thing is to raise hell,” said labor organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones. “That’s always the first thing to do when you’re faced with an injustice and you feel powerless.” That’s not exact…

Dozens Reported Injured as Clashes Continue on Greece's North Aegean Islands

greece.greekreporter.com - Tensions on Greece’s North Aegean islands over the creation of new migrant detention centers ramped up on Wednesday, as a total of 43 police officers and dozens of residents have been reported injure…

'We're running out of water': NZ army sent in to help with Northland drought relief

theguardian.com - The New Zealand army has been sent to Northland to assist in drought relief efforts after months without any rain. The towns of Kaikohe and Kaitaia are the worst hit with severe water restrictions in…

“Catastrophic”: Trump Is Fighting With Advisers Over Pardoning Roger Stone

vanityfair.com - Donald Trump is escalating his assault on America’s legal system in ways that continue to shock. Earlier this week, the president lashed out at Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader G…

US neo-Nazis charged with harassing journalists, churches and cabinet member | US news

theguardian.com - Leaders of a neo-Nazi group have been arrested and charged in a pair of federal investigations with conspiring to harass journalists, churches and a former cabinet official, among others, with phony …

Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists

phys.org - Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russian scientist said Wednesday. "Cases of cannibalism among…

South Korea, US postpone annual military drills due to virus

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean and U.S. militaries announced Thursday that they were postponing their annual joint drills due to concern about a viral outbreak that has infected soldiers …

Trump downplays risk, places Pence in charge of coronavirus outbreak response

washingtonpost.com - President Trump, with Vice President Pence and members of the coronavirus task force, speaks during a news conference Wednesdsay at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olo…

Julian Assange condemns court for preventing him from speaking to lawyers

wsws.org - WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange issued a defiant protest in court yesterday, opposing the flagrant abuse of his fundamental legal rights in extradition proceedings brought against him by the

The Modern World is Becoming More Fragile | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - In mid-January, the Global Risks Report 2020 was published. The report which was drafted by over 750 international experts and decision makers predicts that the world can expect to see political pola…

New Study Reveals How Agroforestry May Improve Planetary Health - Resilience

resilience.org - A new study reports that agroforestry—a method integrating trees with crops and livestock—is linked with more benefits for human and planetary health than previously thought. The study, conducted by …

Chechen blogger escapes apparent assassination bid in Poland

theguardian.com - A well-known Chechen blogger has survived an apparent assassination attempt in Poland, in the latest of a series of attacks on dissidents exiled in Europe. Tumso Abdurakhmanov posted a video showing …

ICE has run facial-recognition searches on millions of Maryland drivers

washingtonpost.com - An officer watches as undocumented immigrants are deported to El Salvador in 2018 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP) By Drew Harwell and close Drew Harwell …

New app takes you out of the picture

techxplore.com - In a social media era where one can be "ghosted" or "canceled" at the tap of a key, it should come as no surprise that we can now be simply "erased." Call it: the "un-selfie." A Google engineer has d…

‘Furious’ Trump ‘unhappy’ with HHS secretary after massive stock market plunge over coronavirus fears: report

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump is “furious” the DOW plunged nearly 2000 points during the past two days over coronavirus fears, wiping out all of 2020’s gains as the November reelection approaches. The Presi…

Podcast: Abby Martin Resists Anti-BDS Laws & The Israeli Lobby

mintpressnews.com - Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent re…

What Will You Do When the Culture War Comes for You?

nytimes.com - Twitter is a Gordian knot of news and opinion that can’t be untangled. Inside publications, news and opinion bleed together; opinion writers report while reporters opine via news analysis. Partisan c…

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