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Egypt backs call to internationalize Ethiopia dam dispute

The Daily Beast COVID Truthers’ Impossible Hatred for Dancing Nurses Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast /Tik Tok/Instagram/CourtesyAs the COVID-19 pandemic started truly exploding in America last March, health-care workers spoke out about the strains the disaster was placing on the medical system. The pain and urgency of their stories of overburdened staff and waves … Read more

Lam backs Hong Kong electoral changes excluding opponents

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam gave her clear support Tuesday to electoral reforms that would likely further exclude opposition voices and cement Beijing’s control over the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s politics. Her comments came a day after a top Beijing official signaled major changes would be coming to ensure is run … Read more

Sir Keir Starmer backs cautious lifting of lockdown as he urges Boris Johnson to ignore Tory lockdown sceptics

Keir Starmer Sir Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson not to bow to pressure from his own MPs calling for a faster lifting of restrictions, as he sought to exploit divisions on the Conservative benches. Offering his support for the Government’s “cautious” approach, the Labour leader told Mr Johnson he would have the votes he … Read more

As Iran backs away, US still ready to revive nuclear accord

The Daily Beast ‘This Is Some Crazy Nightmare’: Mom Recounts Last Moments With Her 3 Kids Who Died in Texas Power Outage Courtesy of Jackie NguyenLast Monday, Jackie Pham Nguyen was grateful to still have power at her Texas home.Her kids—Colette, 5, Edison, 8, and Olivia, 11—played in the snow that morning before coming inside … Read more

New WTO boss backs British calls for new services rules

Ngozi The new World Trade Organization chief has backed Britain’s push for a shake-up of global rules in services trade, but warned sweeping reforms of the under-fire organisation will take a long time. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African and first woman to head the trade referee, said the “sooner we can pin down the rules” … Read more

Israel sounds alarm after U.S. backs nuclear talks with Iran

The Conversation Rethinking the US-China fight: Does China really threaten American power abroad? President Biden has so far kept most of his predecessor’s tough-on-China policies. Malte Mueller via Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden is so far maintaining his predecessor’s tough China policy, which aims to curb China’s international power both economically and politically. In the U.S. … Read more

Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans, boosting Democratic lawmakers who are renewing efforts to create a commission on the issue amid the stark racial disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A House panel heard testimony Wednesday on legislation that would create a commission … Read more