Month: January 2022

Experts explain what’s making BA.2 omicron subvariant more contagious than the original – WPVI-TV

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a new “subvariant” of the omicron variant that’s been spreading across Europe and the U.S. Preliminary data shows it’s more contagious than omicron. Scientist have named it BA.2 a variant that’s closely related to the original omicron strain. “In Denmark where it’s sort of taken over it looks like it’s 1 …

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Russia responds in writing to U.S. proposal on Ukraine crisis – The Washington Post

“Well, I can only speak for our intention and our responsibility, and we feel it’s important to be open and candid about the threat from Russia,” Psaki said. “It’s not just words, of course. You are seeing specifics that we’ve been laying out here, including over 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders, amassed on the border, …

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Portugal: Socialists ready for major tasks after landslide – ABC News

A landslide election victory has opened the door for Portugal’s Socialists to start spending a huge financial windfall from the European Union, though the center-left party faces plenty of challenges By BARRY HATTON Associated Press January 31, 2022, 4:32 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LISBON, Portugal — A …

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Canada PM tests positive for COVID, rips anti vaccine demo – Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “feeling fine” and will continue to work remotely from home. Trudeau said two of his children have COVID-19 and a test Monday revealed he has it as been infected as well. And he used a televised virtual press …

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Theresa May leads Tory MPs’ anger against PM over parties – BBC News

Another Tory MP, Aaron Bell, said he had attended his grandmother’s funeral during the first lockdown, adding: “I didn’t hug my siblings. I didn’t hug my parents. I gave the eulogy and then afterwards I didn’t even go to her house for cup of tea. I drove back three hours from Kent to Staffordshire. Does …

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During testy U.N. Security Council exchange, Russia accuses U.S. of ‘whipping up hysteria’ over Ukraine – Yahoo News

Russia emphatically denied on Monday that it is planning to invade Ukraine, accusing the United States of “whipping up hysteria” and “provoking escalation” of a military conflict between the two countries for its own “pernicious interests.” “Discussion about the threat of war is provocative in itself,” Russian Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya said in comments directed at …

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John Singlaub, Army general who battled with Carter, dies at 100 – The Washington Post

In addition to his daughter Mary Ann, of Vienna, Va., and his wife, of Franklin, survivors include his other children, Lis D’Antoni of Davie, Fla., and John O. Singlaub of Zephyr Cove, Nev.; three stepdaughters, Jody Ball of Columbia, Tenn., Sara Guest of Arlington, Tenn., and Debra Satterfield of Franklin; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. …

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John K. Singlaub, 100, General Who Clashed With Jimmy Carter, Dies – The New York Times

Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub, who waged clandestine warfare for the U.S. Army and the C.I.A. from the World War II years to Vietnam, then retired from the military under pressure after repeatedly criticizing President Jimmy Carter’s national security policies, died on Saturday. He was 100. The Special Forces Association chapter in Tampa, Fla., an …

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Biden says US is ‘ready no matter what happens’ as Russia escalates threat on Ukraine – live – The Guardian

Over at the White House, Joe Biden is now meeting with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in the Oval Office. Reporters were allowed in to the Oval Office for the start of the meeting, and the president addressed the latest developments in connection to the crisis in Ukraine. Biden noted that …

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