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New WTO chief pushes for vaccine access, fisheries deal

GENEVA (AP) — The new head of the World Trade Organization called Monday for a “technology transfer” when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines and urged member nations to reach a deal to reduce overfishing after years of fruitless talks as she laid out her top priorities after taking office. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian economist … Read more

U.N. nuclear chief says Iran to grant ‘less access’ to program

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will begin to offer United Nations inspectors “less access” to its nuclear program as part of its pressure campaign on the West, though investigators will still be able to monitor Tehran’s work, the U.N. atomic watchdog’s chief said Sunday. Rafael Grossi’s comments came after an emergency trip to Iran in which … Read more

G-7 vows ‘equitable’ world vaccine access, but details scant

LONDON (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven economic powers promised Friday to immunize the world’s neediest people against the coronavirus by giving money, and precious vaccine doses, to a U.N.-backed vaccine distribution effort. But the leaders, under pressure over their vaccination campaigns at home, were unwilling to say exactly how much vaccine they … Read more

Biden almost certainly has full access to Trump’s secretive calls with Putin, other world leaders

National Review President Biden Is Keeping Schools Closed Six months ago, when President Joe Biden was candidate Joe Biden, he spoke of “a crisis being felt all across the United States of America.” The crisis was school closures. Millions of children were staring at laptops rather than learning in a classroom. Biden said: “This is … Read more

Biden now has access to all of the phone conversations with Putin that Trump went to great lengths to conceal

Then-President Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference in Finland. Chris McGrath/Getty Images As president, Joe Biden now has access to notes from Donald Trump’s calls with Vladimir Putin. A former Trump official told Politico that Biden “owns” the notes. The Biden White House did not say whether it had … Read more

The White House’s New Suicide Prevention Plan For Veterans Addresses Access To Guns : NPR

The White House’s new suicide prevention plan for veterans includes restricting access to guns. It’s politically charged, but experts say it’s the most obvious way to help. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The Trump administration has announced a new road map to prevent suicide among military troops and veterans. It focuses on enlisting community partners and launching … Read more