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Stewart Forsyth: Who would be a female expert during a pandemic?

OPINION Deepti Gurdasani of Queen Mary University of London is a clinical epidemiologist and has taken on a role of public educator about Covid-19. For her efforts, she has been trolled – abused and threatened online.On the October 15 BBC podcast Science in Action, Gurdasani describes other women scientists who have “gone silent” because of […]

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: No jab, no job? Experts question legality of potential workplace policy

Employment law experts are warning bosses against rushing to introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for staff, which may conflict with individual and privacy rights. No jab, no job policies introduced around the world have already created controversy. Across the Tasman, the Victorian state government announced those in the construction industry are now required to show evidence […]

Politics

EU savaged over attempts to steal Northern Ireland from UK in furious Brexit row

EU 'trying' to make Britain 'lose Northern Ireland' says expert We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Think tank Bruges Group’s director […]

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U.S. manufacturing sector grows moderately; prices paid at record high-ISM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing activity grew at a moderate pace in June, but employment contracted for the first time in seven months, likely because of rampant shortages of raw materials and labor.FILE PHOTO: Masks are produced at United Safety Tech, a startup that is poised to open a new N95 mask factory in La […]

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U.S. narrows in on organized extremists in U.S. Capitol siege probe

As members of the Oath Keepers paramilitary group shouldered their way through the mob and up the steps to the U.S. Capitol, their plans for Jan. 6 were clear, authorities say. “Arrest this assembly, we have probable cause for acts of treason, election fraud,” someone commanded over an encrypted messaging app some extremists used to […]

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Prominent businessman’s trial: ‘He has enough money to buy people to survive’

A young man says he was bribed by a well-known entertainer to withdraw an indecent assault complaint against a wealthy businessman who “has enough money to buy people to survive”. The Kiwi businessman, who has name suppression, is on trial in the High Court at Auckland, accused of indecently assaulting three men on separate occasions […]

Politics

‘UK takes risks!’ Bitter French minister attacks rollout – and claims France has done more

Brexit deal ‘limits’ UK’s ‘ability to be sovereign’ says Beaune When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. Europe […]

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Switzerland’s brutal rejection of EU membership: ‘Whole thing is ridiculous’

Switzerland’s ‘special relationship’ with the EU explained The EU and Switzerland have been embroiled in multiple disputes for years, and are still negotiating the terms of their cooperation today. Bern and Brussels are currently trying to forge an institutional framework agreement. Negotiations for the partnership began in 2014, but are still to reach a formal […]

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EU faces Swexit threat after Sweden warned ‘if Brexit happens, we want to leave!’

EU: Expert discusses possible exit of Sweden and Italy The UK and the EU are preparing for a new chapter after agreeing a free trade agreement, setting the terms for Brussels’ and London’s future relationship. Ambassadors from the 27 EU member states approved the deal yesterday, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his relief He […]

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Healthcare group Sanofi invests 50 million euros in Jeito Capital

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sanofi is seen at the company’s research and production centre in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Charles PlatiauPARIS (Reuters) – French healthcare giant Sanofi SASY.PA has invested 50 million euros ($59 million) into Jeito Capital, an investment firm dedicated to biotech and biopharma, in a deal which Sanofi said would […]