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Air pollution a cause of UK girl’s death, finds global landmark ruling

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London A nine-year-old girl who died after an asthma attack is thought to be the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as a cause of death in a landmark coroner's ruling. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived in L...

Almost two-thirds of people believe climate change is a global emergency, UN poll finds

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Nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that climate change is a "global emergency," according to a survey of 1.2 million people in dozens of countries around the globe -- and many want urgent action to tackle the ...

Apollo Global Management CEO requests board review of his ties to Jeffrey Epstein

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New York (CNN Business)The board of private equity firm Apollo Global Management is reviewing ties between its CEO Leon Black and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to an Apollo spokesperson. Black req...

Biden to announce billions in aid for global vaccine effort at G7

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President Joe Biden will unveil a $ 2 billion US contribution to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative when he speaks with the leaders of the world's leading market economies on Friday, according to senior admini...

Biden to join virtual G7 event Friday with global leaders on Covid-19 efforts

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President Joe Biden will participate in a virtual G7 event on Friday where he plans to discuss efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and rebuild the world economy. It's his first meeting with leaders from the Grou...

Biden’s decrees vault America back onto the global stage. A whiplashed world wonders for how long

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Within hours of taking office, US President Joe Biden set to work signing a blizzard of executive orders, memorandums and directives to agencies, ranging from steps to combat the coronavirus to beginning the process...

Canada begins Covid-19 vaccinations, but officials fear supply issues due to global scramble

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Ottawa It may not have been Santa's sleigh but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knows that for most of the country, the UPS flight was nearly as good. Within minutes of the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech va...

China’s President Xi Jinping pushes global cooperation, saying ‘arrogant isolation will always fail’

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a return to multilateralism, with leaders working together to put the global economy back on track, in his first speech since his US counterpart, Joe Biden, took office. ...

Federal watchdog: ‘substantial likelihood of wrongdoing’ at US Agency for Global Media

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The Office of Special Counsel says it "found a substantial likelihood of wrongdoing" at the US Agency for Global Media, led by a controversial Trump political appointee. According to a letter dated Wednesday and ob...

Fighting anti-Semitism online requires a global effort

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The Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism is made up of a multiparty group of lawmakers from Israel, the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the...

Global conflict watchers issue warning of ‘unfamiliar danger’ ahead of US election

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A prominent group of experts that monitors violence around the world has issued an unprecedented warning ahead of Tuesday's presidential election in the United States. In a 30-page report, threat trackers at the In...

How Biden fared in his (virtual) global debut as US President

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London Without setting foot outside the White House, US President Joe Biden arrived on the world stage Friday, not once but twice. Biden joined virtual meetings in London and Munich, almost inconceivable before the p...

How to help teens cope in a global pandemic

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Teens are struggling during the pandemic, with social isolation, loss and financial woes on top of what's already a tumultuous time in their young lives. Parents worry it will only get worse as holiday celebrations ...

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million global prize — and gives half to the runners-up

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An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $ 1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnershi...

Judge rules against DHS in Global Entry case after department admitted to false statements

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A federal judge ruled on Tuesday against the Department of Homeland Security, finding that the department acted unlawfully earlier this year when it banned New York residents from Trusted Traveler Programs like Glob...

Leaders spar at UN General Assembly amid global crisis

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World leaders gathered virtually Tuesday for this week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the UN's historic 75th anniversary overshadowed by strongmen leaders, fraying relations and a sense of intensifyi...

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