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How Hong Kong can keep its edge after G7 tax deal
The city’s government may need to address a lack of whistle-blower protection and modern day slavery legislation if it is to remain competitive, writes Neil Newman.
Fauci pushes back against the 'craziness' of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying 'that's the way science works'
Dr. Anthony Fauci told Kara Swisher that people who criticized his shifting stance on masks are "actually criticizing science," Axios reported.
New Data Suggests Low Risk Of COVID-19 Reinfection In Population
The data was published to help monitor and understand the risk of people contracting COVID-19 again. The data will be published regularly as part of the PHE Weekly Surveillance Report, according to a release.
China Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark: Officials
China's Sinovac previously said trials of its shot in Brazil showed around 50 percent efficacy in preventing infection and 80 percent in preventing cases requiring medical intervention.
Eric Clapton Shared His Experience with COVID Vaccine
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It's not just Delta -- other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also
Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night.
Ireland wants a 'compromise' on Biden's 15% global tax plan
Ireland, known for its low tax rates, wants a compromise over global taxation, the country's finance minister told CNBC.
EU, U.S. to end trade tariffs, call for new study into COVID-19 origins, summit draft says
The leaders of the European Union and the United States are set to commit to lifting steel tariffs before Dec. 1 2021 and avoid any further transatlantic trade disputes, according to a draft statement prepared for a June 15 summit in Bru...
Inside the elite UK tech event attended by the rich and famous
Hundreds of the biggest names in European tech rubbed shoulders with politicians and wealthy investors on the lawns of the Soho Farmhouse private members club in rural England at what was one of the first major tech events to happen in o...
Delta COVID Variant Becoming Globally Dominant, Says Top WHO Scientist
WHO officials said Africa remains an area of concern, even though it accounts for only around 5% of new global infections and 2% of deaths.
UN Chief Antonio Guterres Sworn In For Second Term, Vows To Learn From Pandemic
In office since 2017, Antonio Guterres promised to act independently of member states and organizations during the swearing-in ceremony.
Delta Variant Represents Almost 90% Of New Moscow Covid Cases
A total of 9,056 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin saying that the highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represented almost 90 percent of new cases.
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and More Come Out To Celebrate June Ambrose’s Glamorous 50th Birthday
The legendary costume designer and creative director of Puma turned her milestone birthday into 30 days worth of celebration.
Three Reasons Why G7's Build Back Better World Plan is No Competition for China's BRI
Joe Biden's $40 trillion Build Back Better World (B3W) does not appear to be a threat or challenge to China's comprehensive Belt and Road (B&R) plan, say international observers, suggesting that if G7 is really concerned about the well-b...
Republicans Introduce Bill To Fire Anthony Fauci, Face Of US Covid Response
Anthony Fauci, who has advised seven US presidents, had become a trusted figure in the government's Covid-19 response, beginning with his work during Donald Trump's administration.
Coronavirus Was Likely Present In US From December 2019
The National Institutes of Health study analyzed 24,000 stored blood samples contributed by volunteers across the country from January 2 to March 18, 2020.
Boris Johnson Delays Reopening After Warning That Thousands Could Die
Boris Johnson has delayed lifting the last COVID-19 restrictions in the UK by a month.
Analysis: Boris Johnson's 'global Britain' needs more than a tiny Australian trade deal
The United Kingdom's first new trade deal since Brexit is a sobering reminder of the mammoth task it faces as it seeks to compensate for losing the economic benefits of EU membership.
Which European countries have the least travel restrictions right now?
A guide to the countries popular with tourists which allow travellers in, facilitate internal travel and don’t have early curfews.
Uber CEO insists drivers are getting 'higher cut of the fare hike' amid criticism over price increases
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed fare hikes in wake of pandemic
US hits 600,000 Covid deaths, the most for any country
The US has reached a grim milestone of more than 600,000 coronavirus deaths, even as the number of lives lost and cases decreases amid an aggressive vaccination campaign.
Is the great digital-nomad workforce actually coming?
Are we actually on the brink of remote workers scattering across the globe en masse – or are predictions of the new, great digital-nomad movement overblown?
Stella McCartney Just Became More Sustainable Than Ever-Here’s How
The British designer speaks to “Vogue” about her landmark pre-fall collection in the 20th year of her eponymous brand.
Two Doses Mostly Prevent Hospitalisation With Delta Variant: UK Body
Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases.
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