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Stocks Rally, Looking Past Virus Concerns

Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal, in Saudi Arabia. Disagreements over production cuts caused OPEC to postpone a meeting with Russia and other producers.Credit...Ahmed Jadallah/ReutersU.S. stocks on Tuesday were poised to extend last month’s rally and open more than 1 percent higher, according to Wall Street futures. Investors..

Who Will Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

After months of deliberation and debate, a panel of independent experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to decide on Tuesday which Americans it will recommend to get the coronavirus vaccine first, while supply is still short. The panel, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, will vote in a public meeting on..

U.S. School Policies Shift to Bring Back Younger Children

Younger students, like those lined up for the first day of kindergarten at P.S. 161 in Brooklyn last September, would return to in-person learning under Mayor de Blasio’s plan.Credit...Juan Arredondo for The New York TimesAfter a summer of uncertainty and fear about how schools across the globe would operate in a pandemic, a consensus has emerged i..

‘Watch out! There’s a journo about’: GCHQ blacklisted reporter shining light...

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK’s signals intelligence agency, has been accused of violating ethics rules after emails showed the organization consciously ignored questions from a reporter. Internal communications from GCHQ reveal the agency decided it “will not be engaging further” with Matt Kennard, the journalist who h..

UK’s post-Brexit points-based immigration system goes live, but critics say the...

Government ministers have promised that the new points-based immigration system will be “simple, effective and flexible,” as it opens to applicants ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period. As the UK’s points-based immigration scheme opens to applicants ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period, government ministers have promised th..

UK High Court says minors must ‘understand’ treatment before starting gender...

The UK’s High Court has ruled that minors can only consent to gender reassignment if they understand the treatment, after a ‘detransitioning’ woman filed suit against the NHS for enabling ‘irreversible’ biological changes. In a landmark ruling, the court said that children under 16 who want to undergo gender-changing procedures can only be given p..

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Under Investigation For Urging Overthrow Of Government

Investigators in Moscow have launched a probe into opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio station. According to sources quoted by the official TASS news agency on December 1, investigators allege that in the April 27 interview Navalny called for the forcible change of Russia's constitutional order. ..

Lavrov says Russia will work with next US president, if there...

Russia’s top diplomat has told journalists the country is ready to work with presumed US President-elect Joe Biden provided basic commitments are met. However, a new poll shows most Russians believe things are unlikely to change. In an interview published on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the Kazinform news agency, “We will accept an..

Nuclear war between US & Russia more likely as Americans ‘share’...

Russia has called for the US to halt the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of NATO’s European members, arguing it both violates the terms of existing treaties and makes a devastating conflict more likely to happen. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told a meeting sponsored by energy companies Chevron and Transneft on Monday that ..

Black Jail Inmates Freed

Authorities in the Chinese capital have taken the rare step of closing down a privately run detention center, or "black jail," after inmates reported their incarceration to the police. According to a recent report in Beijing's Xinjing News, police in Beijing's Changping county moved in on the 300-square-meter (3,230-square feet) facility ..

‘Jail’ Built For Activist, Family

Chinese netizens concerned for the fate of blind Shandong-based activist Chen Guangcheng and his family say local officials look set to keep him, his wife,and young daughter imprisoned in a specially built jail, following nearly a year of unofficial house arrest. "The officials in Chen Guangcheng's village now seem to be building a house speci..

Liu Family Seeks Jail Visit

HONG KONG—The family of jailed 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has applied to the Chinese government for a permit to visit the dissident in prison, calling on the government to release him to receive his award in person in Oslo. "I and my older brother Liu Xiaoguang have applied in Dalian to visit [him]," Liu Xiaobo's brother Liu Xiao..

Other world news

North Korea, Japan Grapple With Abductee Issue

Recently, Japan and North Korea began talks aimed at removing the major impediment to a normalization of relations between these two countries. This issue is the abductee problem and both governments have taken the first steps toward the resolution of the problem. Pyongyang has promised to re-investigate the issue, and this is symbolically importan..

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13 Great Tom Hanks Movies Streaming Or Available To Rent

The Toy Story MoviesThe first Toy Story film follows a group of toys that come alive when humans aren’t around. Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks ) is his owner Andy’s favorite toy, but when new spaceman Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) arrives, Woody starts to feel jealous and neglected. Toy Story currently has three sequels. Why Tom Hanks Fans Will Like It: Li..

Masked Tom Cruise tearing up Rome in new shots from ‘Mission:...

Globe Newswire $7.4 Million Worldwide Octadecanedioic Acid Industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the MarketDublin, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Octadecanedioic Acid - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 8th editio..

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Laverne Cox’s horrific transphobic attack

While taking a stroll in the park with a friend, the pair were the victims of a transphobic attack, with the actress detailing the horror on her Instagram. Orange Is The New Black star and LGBTQ+ advocate Laverne Coxtook to social media on Sunday to detail the transphobic attack she and her friend fell victim to, which left her “in shock”. In an IGTV video, the star went on to explain that she went on a socially-distance walk in Los Angeles with ..

Chrissy’s response to backlash over picture

The outspoken celebrity has faced criticism after posting a photo of her feeding her son Miles, turning that incident into a new, brilliant “crusade”. Chrissy Teigen is known for being outspoken and taking a no nonsense approach to things. Now, she is taking up a new cause and is standing up for mothers who decide to formula feed their babies, instead of breastfeeding, after she revealed the struggles she went through when feeding her two childre..

Sports

Verstappen: Red Bull’s Bahrain GP strategy not aggressive enough

Max Verstappen felt Red Bull was not aggressive enough in its strategy during Sunday's Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, feeling it "could have done much better" to beat Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen, who closed to within 12 points of Valtteri Bottas in the drivers standings after finishing second, sat around five seconds behind Hamilton nearing the ..

Technology

Report concludes former Spaceport America director violated state law

WASHINGTON — The ousted director of New Mexico’s Spaceport America repeatedly violated state law and policies while running the commercial launch site in a “dysfunctional” manner, according to a report prepared for state officials. The New Mexico Office of the State Auditor released a report Nov. 24 that outlined evidence of numerous violations of procurement laws, open meeting acts and other state policies by Dan Hicks, who served for nearly fo..

Mi Human Body Sensor 2 With Ability to Trigger Other Smart...

Mi Human Body Sensor 2 has been launched in China and will be available through a crowdfunding campaign. The new addition to Xiaomi smart home portfolio tracks movements to trigger corresponding actions. It has a compact size and includes features like motion detection, light and dark recognition, and intelligent linkage. The Mi Human Body Sensor 2..
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