February 2019 archive

Group to map way out of vaccine morassational w s to ens

China has set up a national work group for immunization planning that will suggest ways to ensure vaccines are safe, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. The work group, led by a vice-minister of health, will analyze all incidents involving vaccine safety over the past few years …

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State Councilor Wang Yi said Sino-US trade negotiations

have once again made concrete progress and provided positive pro spects for bilateral relations and the global economy. Wang, also minister of foreign affa irs, made the remark at an event on Monday, according to a statement issued by the ministry. Yao Yang, dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, said, “It …

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Green Book’ wins on Oscar night marked by inclusiveness

  ”Green Book” won best picture at the Oscars, marking the final twist on a night of historic firsts, filled with suspense until the final prize.   Despite controversies surrounding the film, and many outspoken critics, the per iod drama about race relations in the 1960s felt like a more conventional best-picture choi ce than its two …

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said it wanted to capture the on-court tantrum of Ms

  Williams using satire, caricature, exaggeration and humor, and the cartoon intended to depict her behavior as childish by showing her spitting a pacifier out while she jumps up and down.”   Widely criticized   The cartoon showed Williams with large, exaggerated lips and nose reminiscent of racist depictions of black people in the US during the Jim …

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So the fact that the to-and-fro is still in progress this far

down the line highlight that there is a shared desire to secure an accord that delivers on the rapport that has been established — also perhaps beyond both side’s expectations. But it would be getting ahead of the situation to consider the final push tow ard a consensus on principled, mutually beneficial cooperation all done …

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Venezuelan troops defect at the border with Colombia

  Three members of the Venezuelan National Guard defected Saturday at Venezuela’s border with Colombia, the Colombian immigration department said.   The troops abandoned their posts at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge on the Colom bia-Venezuela border and requested help from Colombia’s immigration officials.   Also Saturday, soldiers with Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas and rubber bullets …

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Iranians are paying for US sanctions with their health

  Ali only had two hours to save his baby’s life. He careened through traffic and sped along highway s to an east Tehran government pharmacy. When he saw some 800 people queued outside the fac ility, he dropped to his knees. Like him, they were waiting to obtain state-funded medications.   ”I cried and screamed, begging …

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Aid is piling up on Venezuela’s border. Here’s why it’s not

  On February 23, humanitarian aid will enter Venezuela one way or another,” the country’s self-declared president Juan Guaido d eclared earlier this month. But not so fast — President Nicolas Maduro, who won reelection in a widely-criticized vote last year, has pr omised to block the supplies, and organizations including the Red Cross and United …

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Her son was shot dead in front of her. And she says a policeman

Tires were burning in nearby streets. Tear gas was in the air. Crowds were gathering. So Pricil Journ al told her son Roberto to hide the wheelbarrow they used as a cookie stall outside the general hospital. There was a snap and a loud crack — and Roberto lay dead. A bullet had torn through …

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If the UK government approves the use of Huawei techn

  ology in 5G networks, close allies might be less inclined to work with it in the future, the RUSI report warned.   America’s fight with Huawei is messing with the world‘s 5G plans   Britain is part of the intelligence-sharing group know n as Five Eyes, which also includes the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. …

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