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Covid-19 coronavirus: Chinese defector Wei Jingsheng claims he warned US of Covid months before pandemic declared

American leaders were allegedly warned of a new coronavirus circulating in Wuhan a staggering five months before the World Health Organisation declared the virus a pandemic. But according to shocking new claims by a Chinese whistleblower, that crucial early warning – which came six long weeks before China admitted an outbreak had occurred – fell […]

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Peter R de Vries: Dutch crime reporter dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam

Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries has died nine days after he was shot in an Amsterdam street, RTL News has reported. Quoting a family statement, RTL News – the Dutch network De Vries regularly contributed to – said: “Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle.” The journalist, 64, […]

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Rescue efforts resume after delay at condo collapse site – The Denver Post

By TERRY SPENCER SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue efforts at the site of a partially collapsed Florida condominium building resumed Thursday evening, about 15 hours after the work was halted out of concern about the stability of the remaining structure, the mayor said. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said he did not know why officials decided […]

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Killer who bashed Auckland baby to death lied to grieving partner, claimed child had ‘flu’ symptoms

An Auckland mother whose partner bashed their baby to death says she cannot forgive herself but hopes her baby gazes down on her from heaven with pride one day. The child’s mother addressed the High Court in Auckland today, through a detective who read her victim impact statement aloud. The baby was killed last year […]

Politics

Why Iowa Has Become Such a Heartbreaker for Democrats

The 2020 carnage for the party was deep in the state, one of many where economic decline and social malaise helped fuel Donald Trump’s rise. Now Democrats face the pivotal question of whether to abandon both Iowa and its first-in-the-nation caucuses. Credit…Jacob Moscovitch for The New York Times Supported by By Trip Gabriel BURLINGTON, Iowa […]

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Why Al Franken Hovers Over the Debate About Cuomo’s Future

Stephanie Miner is no friend of Andrew Cuomo. A onetime top Democratic official in New York and a former mayor of Syracuse, Ms. Miner has spent years criticizing the governor’s polarizing leadership style, even mounting a bid to unseat him in 2018. But as Mr. Cuomo fights for his job, facing growing calls by Democratic […]

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Environmental attorney from Denver to lead Bureau of Land Management – The Denver Post

GRAND JUNCTION — The Bureau of Land Management announced that an attorney who previously worked on agency issues for environmental groups will serve as the new deputy director. The U.S. Department of the Interior said Nada Culver, who was appointed to the Denver position, will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former […]

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EU security blunder as ‘secret’ defence ministers call hacked and gatecrashed by reporter

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. A confidential consultation between European Union Defence ministers was the victim of a hack. Journalist Daniel Verlaan from RTL News had managed to join the virtual meeting after guessing the password. This […]

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Israel welcomes end to convicted U.S. spy Pollard's travel ban

FILE PHOTO: Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, exits following a hearing at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoJERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli leaders on Saturday welcomed the U.S. decision to end parole restrictions on Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. […]

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Storm Eta: Up to 150 feared dead in Guatemala landslide as devastating weather wreaks havoc

Up to 150 people are feared to have been killed in a landslide in Guatemala after Storm Eta lashed central America with torrential downpours. Many of those who lost their lives in the remote mountain village of Queja in the country’s central region of Alta Verapaz were buried in their homes under mud, according to […]