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WASHINGTON - Dealing with climate change could create millions of well-paying jobs around the world, US President Joe Biden said at a virtual summit on Friday (April 23). He touted the benefits that could be reaped by workers and companies, and the money that can be made from the fight against climate change. "As we transition to a clean-energy fut...
SINGAPORE - The Republic may be small and without access to resources, but it will strive to achieve its climate targets through innovation, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (April 23). He was speaking on the second day of the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, which was convened by United States President Joe Biden. Mr Lee said that S...
Former football player and police officer Brandon Tatum blasted NBA star LeBron James over what he says is his hypocrisy of living in an isolated bubble but pointing the finger at a police officer doing his job. James went viral on Wednesday night after tweeting a photo of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, ...
LONDON (REUTERS) - Pregnant women infected with Covid-19 and their newborn children face higher risks of complications than was previously known, a study by British scientists showed on Friday (April 23). An infection of the new coronavirus in such newborns is associated with a threefold risk of severe medical complications, according to a study co...
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (April 23) backed a proposal by the head of Russia's health watchdog to introduce a non-working period in early May to prevent a surge in coronavirus infections. "If you think that it's necessary, let's do it. Today I'll sign the relevant decree," Mr Putin said in a televised meeting in resp...
LONDON (AFP) - Beijing on Friday (April 23) criticised British MPs after they approved a symbolic parliamentary motion declaring that Uighur Muslims in China were "suffering crimes against humanity and genocide", calling the accusations a "big lie". Although the motion, approved late Thursday, is non-binding and does not require the government to a...
GENEVA (REUTERS) - Coronavirus vaccines remain out of reach in the poorest countries, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a report on Friday (April 23), marking the first anniversary of the Covax dose-sharing facility. "Nearly 900 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 81 per cent have gone to high- or u...
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Over 100 Palestinians and 20 Israeli police were wounded in overnight clashes in annexed east Jerusalem, medics and police said on Friday (April 23), as tensions mount over a police ban on gatherings and videos of attacks on youths. The violence broke out outside one of the entrances to the walled Old City where far-right Jews had...
MOSCOW (REUTERS) - The Russian military scrambled a MiG-31 fighter jet to escort a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific ocean as it approached the Russian border, the Interfax news agency said on Friday (April 23), citing the Russian Pacific Fleet. "The Russian fighter crew identified the aerial target as a US Air Force RC-135 strategic reco...
TEXAS (REUTERS) - A woman in Texas who received Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine has been hospitalised after showing symptoms similar to those of six people who recently suffered blood clots after taking the shot in the United States, a Texas health agency spokesman said on Thursday (April 22). The incident comes as advisers to the US Cente...
NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - New York City sued three major oil companies for allegedly running deceptive ads claiming their products are "cleaner" and "emissions-reducing" while failing to disclose their harmful effects on the climate. The city sued Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and an industry trade association, the American Petroleum Institute, i...
CHERNOBYL, UKRAINE (AFP) - Down an overgrown country road, three startled wild horses with rugged coats and rigid manes dart into the flourishing overgrowth of their unlikely nature reserve: the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Thirty-five years after the world's worst nuclear disaster - an anniversary commemorated in the ex-Soviet country on Monday (Apri...