Thursday, Aug 05, 2021
Focus on the big picture
U.S. Closes in on Qatar as LNG World Champ
Bloomberg, 20 Jul 2021
The U.S. is fast becoming a leading exporter of liquefied natural gas, and in April came close to overtaking the monthly exports of Qatar, the world's largest ...
Cori Bush says CDC’s new eviction moratorium buys Congress time to act
CBS, 04 Aug 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new temporary eviction moratorium in COVID-19 hotspots.
CVS Health raises 2021 earnings outlook
Reuters, 04 Aug 2021
Higher prescription drug sales, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations
Taliban bomb and attack Afghanistan defence minister's home
BBC, 04 Aug 2021
An audacious attack on the Afghan defence minister's house in Kabul has left at least eight dead, the first major bombing by militants in the city for nearly a year.
De Blasio: Cuomo defense 'ridiculous'
AP, 04 Aug 2021
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the defense put forward by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to justify his actions with women as culturally ok is 'ridiculous.' (Aug.
Biden pressed on surging COVID cases from migrants at border
FOX, 04 Aug 2021
'Fox & Friends' hosts react to White House correspondent Peter Doocy's question to President Biden about migrants coming into the U.S.
Are schools prepared for children returning to school? | COVID-19 Special
DW, 04 Aug 2021
The pandemic shut down schools around the world. In some countries they are now reopening.
California: Dixie Fire growth prompts new evacuation orders
AFP, 04 Aug 2021
Fueled by hot and dry weather, the Dixie Fire in Northern California continues to grow, prompting more orders for residents to flee their homes.
Ontario's stance unchanged on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for schools, Lecce says | FULL
CA, 04 Aug 2021
Ontario still will not mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students or staff when returning to school in September, unlike with other vaccinations currently required in schools, E...
Pandemic fuels consumer demand with shipping backlog
Al Jazeera, 04 Aug 2021
The pandemic kept many consumers indoors and online, shopping for goods. Economically, that seems like a good thing, but it has caused a backlog of items arriving at US ports.
CDC Announces Targeted Eviction Moratorium After Protests
NBC, 04 Aug 2021
The CDC has announced a new targeted eviction moratorium after the previous moratorium expired, leaving more than 10 million Americans at risk of losing their homes.
French President Emmanuel Macron aims to raise at least $350 million in emergency aid for Lebanon
FRANCE24, 04 Aug 2021
French President Emmanuel #Macron aims to raise at least $350 million in emergency aid for #Lebanon on Wednesday at a donor conference held on the first anniversary of a massive...
CrossTalk | Return of Trump?
RT, 04 Aug 2021
There are growing indications Donald Trump will indeed make a third run for the presidency in 2024.
Belarus Olympic athlete changes flight route to Poland due to security fears
Telegraph, 04 Aug 2021
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo for Austria, adding another dramatic twist to a diplomatic saga in which she had sought refuge at the Polish embassy.
Afghanistan: Fears for women's rights after Taliban resurgence
Sky, 04 Aug 2021
Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, member of the UN High Council for National Reconciliation, warns women will suffer the most if the Taliban takes over Afghanistan.
Personal Tales of Aiding Xinjiang: The story of Emran Tursun
CGTN, 04 Aug 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-08-04/Personal-Tales-of-Aiding-Xinjiang-The-story-of-Emran-Tursun-12scWJRNWH6/index.html
Virtual reality technology brings Olympic Games to Tokyo’s disabled children
SCMP, 04 Aug 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube The Tokyo Olympic Games has come alive to scores of the host city’s disabled children, thanks to ...
Legal & General CEO on 1H Earnings, Investment Opportunities
Bloomberg, 04 Aug 2021
Aug.04 -- Nigel Wilson, Legal & General chief executive officer, discusses first half earnings, investment opportunities, and the future of work.
Greece: Wildfires reach outskirts of Athens forcing thousands of residents to flee
Guardian, 04 Aug 2021
Thousands of residents in the northern outskirts of Athens have been forced to leave their homes as a forest wildfire reached residential areas.
How to build an artificial tree Energy Source
FT, 04 Aug 2021
Can you build the equivalent of 39,000 trees into a suitcase? A tiny start-up founded by three Stanford graduates believes its lab holds the secret to reducing climate change.
DeSantis downplays Delta threat as Florida sets new hospitalization record
CD, 04 Aug 2021
While the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads across the