Thursday, Aug 05, 2021
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Biden and Putin prepare to meet with US-Russian relations at post-Cold War low
BBC, 16 Jun 2021
President Biden is preparing for a summit meeting with President Putin of Russia, with relations between their countries at their lowest point in decades.
President Biden has already said he will lay down America's “red lines” during the discussions.
Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg and North America editor Jon Sopel.
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South Africa's mountain farmers cash in on truffle bet
AFP, 05 Aug 2021
Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa.
Biden calls out GOP governors: Help or get out of the way
CNN, 05 Aug 2021
President Joe Biden ratcheted up pressure on some Republican governors to do more for their constituents as the highly contagious Delta variant rips across their states.
Trump's infamous call with Ukraine president detailed in new book
CBS, 05 Aug 2021
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is revealing more details about that now-infamous phone call between former President Trump and Ukraine's President Volody...
White House won't weigh in on Cuomo impeachment
AP, 05 Aug 2021
White House press secretary Jen Psaki again called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign Wednesday amid sexual harassment allegations, but wouldn't say whether President Joe B...
🇲🇬 Why has climate change caused famine in Madagascar? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 05 Aug 2021
Madagascar, the island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, is currently facing its worst drought in 40 years.
Kayleigh McEnany blasts Chris Cuomo for 'outrageous' conduct
FOX, 05 Aug 2021
The ‘Outnumbered’ panel reacts to evidence from New York Attorney
Live: Climate Change Leader Alok Sharma Speaks At Aspen Security Forum | NBC News
NBC, 05 Aug 2021
In a live interview, Alok Sharma, president of the United Nations climate change conference (COP26) speaks with NBC News’ Al Roker.
Beirut marks 1 year since deadly port explosion with mass and mourning
CA, 05 Aug 2021
Banks, businesses and government offices were shuttered Wednesday as Lebanon marks one year since the horrific explosion at the port of Beirut with a national day of mourning.
LIVE: State Department briefing with Ned Price
Reuters, 05 Aug 2021
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Belarus sprinter who refused orders to fly home lands in Austria
BBC, 05 Aug 2021
A Belarusian athlete who refused orders to fly home early from the Olympics has safely arrived in Vienna, Austria's foreign ministry has confirmed.
Alleged rape and murder of 9-year-old girl spark protest
DW, 05 Aug 2021
Protests have broken out in Delhi over the alleged gang rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl.
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.