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Aaron Rodgers not present as Packers open mandatory minicamp – The Denver Post

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers wasn’t with the Green Bay Packers for their first mandatory minicamp session Tuesday, the latest chapter in the standoff between the team and its MVP quarterback. Rodgers also hadn’t participated in the Packers’ voluntary organized team activities, which represented change from his usual offseason routine. The Packers have the […]

Business

To be tracked or not? Apple is now giving us the choice

If we had a choice, would any of us want to be tracked online for the sake of seeing more relevant digital ads? We are about to find out. On Monday (US time), Apple released iOS 14.5, one of its most anticipated software updates for iPhones and iPads in years. It includes App Tracking Transparency, […]

Politics

COVID-19: Ireland ‘not aware’ of any vaccine jabs offer from UK

Dublin has said it is unaware of any offer of spare COVID jabs from the UK following reports Britain planned to share millions of doses, partly to help Northern Ireland exit lockdown. Speaking to Sky News, cabinet minister Oliver Dowden also pointed out the UK does not “currently have a surplus” of coronavirus doses and […]

Politics

PM warned not to ‘drop our guard’ on military power as he boasts of boost to cyber defence

Boris Johnson has said new efforts to radically boost the UK’s cyber capabilities will “transform our ability to protect our people”. The impact of the new technology will be comparable to the emergence of military air power a century ago, the prime minister said. His comments come ahead of next week’s publication of the government’s […]

Politics

EU urged not to follow UK’s ‘hasty’ vaccine approval lead as minister claims Brexit victory

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has faced a backlash after claiming Brexit helped the UK become the first country in the world to have a clinically authorised coronavirus vaccine. The Pfizer/ BioNTech jab has been approved by Britain’s medicines regulator – but the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has yet to do the same for the EU. […]

Politics

Kamala Harris: Justice not done in Breonna Taylor case

Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor, said during the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night that she does not believe justice was done in the Breonna Taylor case, which concluded with no homicide charges for the three officers involved in the deadly shooting. Debate moderator Susan Page briefly summarized the March 13 shooting in Louisville, […]

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Kushner: US will not approve Israeli annexations for 'some time'

Some Israeli officials signalled they want approval from the US before pushing for annexation of the occupied West Bank. The United States will not consent to Israeli annexations in the occupied West Bank for “some time”, preferring to focus on the Israel-UAE normalisation deal and wider regional peace efforts, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner […]

Politics

‘Right’ decision not to suspend MP arrested on suspicion of rape, says government minister

A government minister has defended the Conservative Party’s decision not to suspend an MP arrested on suspicion of rape. The accused MP, a former minister, was arrested and taken to an east London police station on Saturday morning before being released on bail later that day. The Metropolitan Police said the allegations of sexual offences […]

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Queen ‘not warned’ of Australian PM’s 1975 sacking

The Queen was not informed in advance about the 1975 dismissal of Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, newly released letters show. Mr Whitlam’s government was removed by her representative at the time, Governor-General Sir John Kerr, and replaced with an opposition party. It is considered the most controversial event in Australian political history. The letters, […]

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Bubonic plague in China not a high risk: WHO

Apparent outbreak of ‘Black Death’ in China being ‘well managed’ and is not a high risk, says the health body. An apparent outbreak of bubonic plague in China is being “well managed” and is not considered to represent a high risk, a World Health Organization (WHO) official has said. Local authorities in the city of […]