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Twitter ends COVID-19 “misinformation” policy
"Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy," the company stated on its transparency page for coronavirus misinformation. Additionally, the COVID-19 policy is no longer listed o...
Fauci on Covid lab leak theory: ‘I have a completely open mind’
He also criticized China's Covid-19 response as “shutdowns without a seeming purpose.”
Middle East Asia-Pacific to account for 58% of global air passengers by 2040: ACI
Air passenger demand is likely to double globally over the next 20 years, with Asia-Pacific and the Middle East accounting for 58 percent of the volume, according to a report by Airports Council International.
Shanghai hit by Covid protests as anger spreads across China
Protests against China's heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to more cities, including the financial hub Shanghai on Sunday.
Air pollution kills 238,000 Europeans prematurely
Fine particle air pollution led to 238,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2020, the bloc's environmental watchdog said Thursday – a slight rise from the previous year.
PHOTOS: Inside the $3 million DC townhouse where FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's brother hosted parties for his COVID-19 nonprofit
Sam Bankman-Fried's younger brother threw cocktail parties for DC's biggest politicians in the multimillion dollar townhouse prior to FTX's collapse.
China’s Xinjiang sees protests against COVID lockdown
Local authorities to partially and progressively ease lockdown in ‘low risk’ areas, CNN reports.
Rare protests in China as fatal fire collides with zero-COVID fatigue
China is the only major country still fighting COVID with lockdowns and mass testing but, after living with extreme restrictions for months, many citizens have had enough.
Meta Report: US Military Behind Online Influence Campaign Targeting Central Asia, Middle East
Facebook parent company said people behind the operation 'attempted to conceal their identities,' but its probe found 'links to individuals associated with US military'
Covid-19 It’s no longer a pandemic of the unvaccinated
For the first time, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.
How Washington chased Huawei out of Europe
The Chinese tech giant is scaling back in Brussels, Paris and London and pivoting to its domestic market.
French prosecutors probe Macron election campaign over funding, McKinsey links
Investigators look into the role played by McKinsey and other consultancy firms in two presidential races.
Bishop told flock they’d ‘drop dead’ from Covid if they didn’t purchase his bogus £91 protection kits
A preacher who sold bogus £91 kits to keep Covid at bay warned his flock that they could die if they didn’t purchase them, a court has heard.
Fauci Could Not Recall Key Details During Deposition: Louisiana Attorney General
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he could not recall key details about his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to one of the officials who questioned him on Nov. 23.
WHO warns millions of lives ‘under threat’ in war torn Ukraine this winter
Attacks by Russia on Ukraine’s power grid have left millions freezing, the WHO says
Stanford professor who challenged lockdowns and 'scientific clerisy' declares academic freedom 'dead'
Stanford University professor of medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya declared academic freedom "dead" after he objected to COVID lockdown policies during the pandemic and was deplatformed.
England WILL take the knee before World Cup opener against Iran
England’s players have decided to resume taking the knee at the World Cup in Qatar, with manager Gareth Southgate saying the gesture will send a "strong statement" to the watching world.
'Noisy' porn plays through solicitor's computer forcing judge to stop hearing
A JUDGE stopped a court hearing when “noisy” porn was heard playing through a solicitor’s computer.
What are people saying about the COP27 deal?
Countries have adopted a fund to help poor countries affected by disasters, but no efforts made to tackle emissions.
"We're Free Finally": Ukrainians Reunite As Key Train Station Reopens
The reopening of the line to Kherson will also provide another crucial supply artery to a city desperate for relief.
APEC pledges to boost trade as geopolitical rifts hijack regional summits
Leaders of the 21-member APEC bloc pledged on Saturday to boost trade and do more to tackle other economic challenges, wrapping up the last of three summits in the region in a week that have been overshadowed by intense geopolitical riva...
COP27 in deadlock as US envoy John Kerry contracts COVID-19
The issue of ‘loss and damage’ remains a sticking point at COP27, particularly how to compensate poor countries hit by climate change.
Xi says China to consider holding Belt & Road Forum in 2023
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that China would consider hosting the third Belt & Road Forum for International Cooperation next year, which would be the first staging of the event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chinese government reportedly helps the world's biggest iPhone-maker fill in labor shortages by recruiting Communist Party members and veterans
The reported government-led hiring spree comes after hundreds of Foxconn workers fled the premises to avoid strict quarantine protocols.
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