Algeria’s former President Bouteflika dies at 84 | Politics News

BREAKING Veteran of Algeria’s war for independence ruled the North African country for two decades before his resignation in April 2019. Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died at 84, the presidency said on Friday, more than two years after he stepped down under pressure from mass protests and the army. Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria’s war … Read more

France recalls US and Australia envoys over submarine deal | Australia News

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says decision ‘justified by exceptional seriousness of announcements’ made by Australia and the United States. France has recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations, in a backlash over a submarine deal. Australia on Wednesday cancelled a multibillion-dollar deal for conventional French submarines to enter a strategic … Read more

One Out Of Every 500 Americans Have Died From Covid Since Beginning Of Pandemic

According to Johns Hopkins University data, about out of every 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection last year, with a current seven-day average of about 152,200 new Covid cases per day. What do you think? “Fuck, I wonder if I was one of them.” Carl Salazar, Unemployed “Oh, God. … Read more

Lack Of Concrete Dinner Plans Leaves Power Vacuum Filled By Radical Pro-Tapas Fanatics

PRINCETON, NJ—With the entire evening now threatened by extremists, a lack of concrete dinner plans Friday left a power vacuum reportedly filled by radical pro-Tapas fanatics. “Without strong leadership deciding where to eat, those individuals pushing a rabid small plates agenda have taken on a troubling amount of sway,” said analyst Kirk Parry, confirming that … Read more

US military admits ‘tragic mistake’ in Kabul drone strike that killed 10 civilians

In a U-turn, the United States military admitted on Friday that a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month was an error. “The strike was a tragic mistake,” Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, told a Pentagon news conference. The Pentagon said an internal review revealed that only civilians … Read more

Hungary’s Viktor Orban accuses EU of blocking recovery plan over LGBT dispute

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused the European Commission of blocking funds over the country’s LGBT policies. Orban claimed on Friday that the EU had failed to approve Hungary’s coronavirus recovery plan because of their disagreements over gay rights. “The funds are loans that Brussels does not want to give us because of the … Read more

CPTPP: Trump abandoned this giant trade deal. Now, China wants in

Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao applied for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), according to a statement published by the ministry late Thursday. The CPTPP is an 11-country free trade pact that came into force in December 2018 and includes Mexico, Australia, Canada and Singapore. It succeeded the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Read more

New Lebanon PM seeks ‘quick fixes’ to help the country

In his first interview with an international media outlet since forming a government a week ago, Mikati acknowledged that some Lebanese would struggle to put their faith in him and his government after so many politicians have failed them in the past. But, he told CNN, it is “time to have a government” to take … Read more

Are COVID booster shots needed? Here’s what you should know | Coronavirus pandemic News

As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic amid the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, several governments are preparing vaccine booster drives. Countries including Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States, which have already vaccinated a substantial share of their populations, have started or announced programmes to offer fully vaccinated people … Read more

Study Finds Virus Frequently Fooled By Fake Vaccine Card

BALTIMORE—A new study released Friday by researchers at Johns Hopkins University revealed that the novel coronavirus Covid-19 was frequently fooled by fake vaccine cards. “We found that when presented with a counterfeit vaccination card, Covid-19 was unable to distinguish it from the real thing approximately 7 out of 10 times,” said researcher Sharon Hirschinger, who … Read more