Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Focus on the big picture
London's Soho packed as lockdown restrictions ease
ITV, 14 Apr 2021
Despite the chilly weather Londoners still took to the streets to support the capital's bars, pubs, and restaurants as lockdown eased. And perhaps the biggest ...
Biden: No evidence Russia involved in cyberattack
AP, 11 May 2021
President Joe Biden says so far there is "no evidence" that Russia was involved in the ransomware cyberattack that hit a major U.S.
Florida Keys releasing lab-engineered mosquitos
Reuters, 11 May 2021
Mosquito-control authorities and a biotech firm are testing genetically engineered mosquitos in the Florida Keys to combat the spread of illnesses such as dengue and yellow fever.
UMass facing lawsuit after suspending students for not wearing masks outside
FOX, 11 May 2021
'Outnumbered' panel discusses parents suing the University of Massachusetts Amherst after the school suspended three students and barred them from taking finals for not wearing ...
Biden Addresses Pipeline Cyberattack: FBI Is Engaged To Assess, Address This Attack | NBC News
NBC, 11 May 2021
During a press conference, President Biden announced that the
US welcomes Taliban Eid ceasefire, urges extension
AFP, 11 May 2021
The United States welcomes a ceasefire by Taliban insurgents for the Eid al-Fitr holiday and urges a broader end to violence as Washington withdraws troops.
Nova Scotia says testing backlog almost cleared as 121 new COVID-19 cases reported | FULL
CA, 11 May 2021
Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang said that a backlog in COVID-19 testing and data entry is almost cleared, as he reported 121 new COVID-19 infecti...
Outrage as bombing kills dozens of students outside of Kabul school
CBS, 11 May 2021
A weekend attack in Afghanistan has killed at least 53 people and injured more than 150 others, most of whom were students at a Kabul high school.
Palestinians report several killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza
Al Jazeera, 11 May 2021
Palestinian health ministry says nine killed in air raid in northern Gaza after Hamas launched rockets at Jerusalem.
Rescuers try to save stranded baby whale in Thames river
DW, 11 May 2021
This is London’s ‘Free Willy’. The baby whale was stuck in the River Thames in a device used to raise and lower boats.
US pipeline attack linked to criminal group originating in Russia
CNN, 10 May 2021
A criminal group originating from Russia named "DarkSide" is believed to be responsible for a ransomware cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, according to a former senior cyber...
Sex workers in Germany 'at risk' due to Covid restrictions
BBC, 10 May 2021
Sex workers in Germany have told the BBC that a countrywide ban on the industry has forced many into poverty and danger.
Gov. Abbott, Please Save My Life | NYT Opinion
NYT, 10 May 2021
Quintin Jones, an inmate on death row in Texas, has nine days left to live. He admits to murdering his great-aunt in 1999.
Moon says 'time to take action' on DPRK ahead of summit with Biden
CGTN, 10 May 2021
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he sees his final year in office as the last chance to achieve a lasting peace with the De...
McKinsey's Hunt on ESG, Stakeholder Capitalism
Bloomberg, 10 May 2021
May.10 -- McKinsey & Co Senior Partner Vivian Hunt discusses stakeholder capitalism and the rise of ESG investing.
Jerusalem: CCTV shows moment Israeli car hits Palestinian amid clashes at al-Aqsa mosque
Telegraph, 10 May 2021
An Israeli motorist crashed into one of around a dozen Palestinian stone-throwers who attacked his vehicle in East Jerusalem on Monday (May 10), an incident that injured at leas...
US and EU split over ways to solve vaccine shots shortage
RT, 10 May 2021
European leaders have turned their noses up at a US proposal to waive patent rights to COVID vaccines, with Germany's chancellor saying it would not solve the ongoing shortage o...
Malaysian on a mission to save bees for future generations
SCMP, 10 May 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Meet Ooi Leng Chye, a volunteer at the My Bee Saviour Association in Malaysia.
Sadiq Khan 'looking forward' to second term as restrictions ease
Sky, 10 May 2021
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told Sky News he's "looking forward" to his second term in the job after being re-elected.
French court dismisses case over Agent Orange use in Vietnam War
FRANCE24, 10 May 2021
A French court on Monday dismissed a case by an elderly French-Vietnamese woman against several agrochemical companies, including Monsanto and Dow Chemical, over the use by the ...
Israel plays for time on flashpoint Jerusalem evictions
Guardian, 10 May 2021
Rock-throwing Palestinians and Israeli police firing stun grenades clashed outside al-Aqsa mosque, in on-going violence in Jerusalem that has raised international concern.