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Action over variant shows government keen to avoid Christmas calamity of 2020

Analysis: variant provides test of whether relaxation of rules and booster push is effective policySouth Africa to be put on England’s travel red list Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast Christmas, as ministers rashly promised five days of festive family gatherings while a new variant gathered pace, Boris Johnson held out until the final hours until he bowed to the inevitable and cancelled Christmas.Despite rising cases in Europe and new restrictions on the continent...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Cabinet, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live news update: Victoria roadmap revealed; NSW says restrictions to ease in western Sydney and pools to reopen

7.21am BST The full Porter statement runs to about 1,600 words. The now-former minister has launched an extensive attack on the ABC – against whom he launched and then ended a defamation action.Thousands of ordinary people contacted me, expressing disgust at what the ABC had done. Even though I suspected action against the taxpayer-funded broadcaster was probably going to be financially unsustainable, as it ultimately was, I decided I had to commence action against the ABC. Some people want...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Cabinet, Porter, NSW, Pearce, Christian Porter


Trump's record number of executions last year led to rise in COVID-19 cases on death row

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File Trump's administration conducted 13 executions in the final six months of his term.  The executions were likely super-spreader COVID-19 events, an Associated Press analysis found.  By the end, 70% of death row inmates had contracted the virus.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The string of executions that former President Donald Trump's admini...
Tags: Politics, Science, Colorado, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Hall, Cabinet, Chamath Palihapitiya, Trump


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Biden's picks to handle climate change in his administration 'actually represent progress - real progress'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, speaks during a news conference. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez praised President-elect Joe Biden's picks for top climate change positions in his administration. "I think Biden's climate appointments actually represent progress — real progress," the New York Democrat said Thursday. In particularly, Ocasio-Cortez praised the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary, calling her "unequiv...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Congress, Climate Change, Washington Post, White House, Environment, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Michigan, New Mexico, John Kerry, Biden, North Carolina


The UK government believes a coronavirus vaccine could be ready before Christmas, according to a report

Getty The UK government believes a coronavirus vaccine could be ready to be rolled out before Christmas, according to a Times of London report. Boris Johnson's government has bought access to 30 million doses of a vaccine being developed by  Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company. Pfizer's CEO said this week that Pfizer was not on course to deliver a verdict on the effectiveness of its vaccine, having previously indicated the company would be able to. Grim figures published on Thursday showed...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Trends, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Cabinet, Imperial College, Times of London, Robert Buckland, Paul Elliott, Thomas Colson, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: one in nine people in UK in lockdown, India records another record daily rise

India racks up another 97,570 infections; police disperse demonstartors in Victoria; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKPassengers furious at airlines over voucher policyBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks 9.28am BST UK government minister Michael Gove has said fines could be necessary in order to enforce self-isolatio...
Tags: UK, England, Science, India, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Michael Gove, Brazil, Victoria, Times, Cabinet, Trump, Cabinet Office, BBC Radio


Coronavirus live news: Lebanon sees record cases after blast; New Zealand's biggest city heads into lockdown

WHO warns displacement of people in Beirut risks accelerating Covid-19 spread; four new cases in Auckland, New Zealand; . Follow the latest updates Russia approves vaccine despite testing concernsFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US health workers who have died 12.22am BST That press conference has now ended. 12.10am BST Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, has deferred the dissolution of the country’s Parliament until Monday due to the...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Parliament, Beirut, Lebanon, Cabinet, Auckland, Auckland New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern


Venezuela's Maduro plans 'deep restructuring' of government: VP

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is planning a "deep restructuring" of his government, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Sunday, as the country recovers from a prolonged blackout amid a power struggle with the opposition. "President @NicolasMaduro has asked the entire executive Cabinet to put their roles up for review in a deep restructuring of the methods and functions of the Bolivarian government, to protect the fatherland of Bolivar and Chavez from any threat," Rodriguez wrote on Twi...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Cabinet, Maduro, Rodriguez, Chavez, Simon Bolivar, Delcy Rodriguez


Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

Gerald Butts, Trudeau's principal private secretary and a key architect of the Liberals' 2015 election victory, said in a statement he did not pressure then-Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould over SNC-Lavalin. Trudeau, who faces a re-election bid in October, has faced criticism since Wilson-Raybould quit his Cabinet following a Globe and Mail newspaper report this month that officials in Trudeau's office had urged her to let SNC-Lavalin escape with a fine rather than face trial on charges of...
Tags: Science, Justice, Canada, Cabinet, Trudeau, Jody Wilson Raybould, SNC Lavalin, Wilson Raybould, Gerald Butts Trudeau, SNC Lavalin Trudeau


Elizabeth Warren Calls for the Cabinet to 'Invoke the 25th' and Remove President Trump

"Every minute they make excuses is a minute that our country is at risk"
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Australia's Prime Minister Has Lost Party Support and Should Resign, Colleagues Say

Three senior Cabinet ministers have told Australia’s prime minister he has lost his government’s support and must hold an internal ballot to elect a new leader quickly, in a major blow to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Tags: Science, Australia, Cabinet


Vanuatu again orders evacuation of island as volcano erupts

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Friday again ordered thousands of people to leave Ambae island as a volcano erupted and filled the sky with ash. Government lawmaker Ralph Regenvanu said on Twitter that the Cabinet had re-imposed a state of emergency and ordered the compulsory evacuation of the entire […]
Tags: Science, News, Pacific, Cabinet, Vanuatu, Wellington New Zealand, Nation & World, Ambae, Ralph Regenvanu


Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan

Ministers say "the time for action is now" with MPs set to vote on expansion in the coming weeks.
Tags: Science, Heathrow Airport, Cabinet


Walter Mondale on 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act and the Problem With Purging a President's Cabinet

Former VP Walter Mondale helped pass what's considered by some to be the last major legislation of the civil rights era
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How Well Does Trump Understand NASA?

At the end of a meeting at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump, flanked by members of his Cabinet, gestured to the table in front of them.
Tags: Science, White House, Nasa, Donald Trump, Cabinet


Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee with the power […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Pacific Northwest, Cabinet, Trump, Boise, Idaho AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Columbia Snake River Irrigators Association


Conflicts for Trump Officials Show That the Amazon-Whole Foods Merger Should Go Smoothly

“Goldman Sachs owns him, he will do anything they demand,” Donald Trump tweeted last year. He was referring to his opponent Ted Cruz. But now he’s president and he has assembled the richest Cabinet in history. That fact bodes very well for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his plans to take over the world.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Whole Foods, Antitrust, Goldman Sachs, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Merger, Cabinet, Trump, Trust US, Ted Cruz But


Open letter about climate change from scientists to Trump

More than 800 American energy and Earth science researchers have signed a letter to Donald Trump outlining six steps they're urging him to take to address human-caused climate change to protect “America’s economy, national security, and public health and safety.” The letter is accompanied by a public change.org petition to "Tell Trump To #ActOnClimate." Here is that open letter: To President-elect Trump We, the undersigned, urge you to take immediate and sustained action against human-caus...
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