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Coronavirus live news: Americans warned not to take cruises; New South Wales-Victoria border to reopen Sunday night

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; Adelaide emerges from lockdown; NSW-Victoria state border reopens at midnight on Sunday after three monthsUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day as catastrophic crisis hits new heightsAustralia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am GMT US president Donald Trump ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Saudi Arabia, US, G20, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Donald Trump, Reuters, NSW Victoria, Fake News


Russia wants to distribute its questionable coronavirus vaccine to other countries: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to distribute its questionable Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries, Reuters reported Saturday. Russia first approved Sputnik V in August, but experts and health officials were skeptical the vaccine would work since it did not go through necessary phase 3 trials.  The Kremlin also kept important information relevant to the vaccine's success out of the public's eye. This included...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, International, Trends, G20, United States, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccine, Kremlin, Reuters


Back poor countries fighting Covid-19 with trillions or face disaster, G20 told

Experts warn leaders of huge social and economic consequences of failing to support developing states against ‘unprecedented threat’ Economists and global health experts have called on G20 leaders to provide trillions of dollars to poorer countries to shore up ailing healthcare systems and economies, or face a disaster that will rebound on wealthier states through migration and health crises.Twenty experts, among them four Nobel prizewinners, including Joseph Stiglitz, Lord Nicholas Stern and se...
Tags: Science, G20, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, World Bank, Global Health, Nicholas Stern, Joseph Stiglitz, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?

The push comes ahead of the G20 summit, which Japan will host in Osaka in June. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government wants to use the meeting to push for an agreement on reducing marine plastic waste. "We believe there is room to reduce that volume and we are now considering ways to do that," said Kentaro Doi, director of plastic waste strategy at Japan's environment ministry.
Tags: Japan, Science, G20, Shinzo Abe, Osaka, Kentaro Doi


That Viral Photo of Putin and Trump is Totally Fake

Have you seen this viral photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin? It shows the authoritarian leader in the middle of an intense discussion between other world leaders at the G-20. But it’s completely fake. And the fakery has even inspired a meme.Read more...
Tags: Science, Photoshop, Putin, Vladimir Putin, G20, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Fake, Trump, Fakes, President Trump, Fake Photo


Donald Trump Solved the Cyber

The morning after the Washington Post published a story claiming that Russians were responsible for cyber-intrusions into the business systems of American energy companies, Donald Trump addressed the cyber. He has a plan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Putin, Washington Post, G20, Cybersecurity, Donald Trump, Election Hacking, The Cyber


US Tangles With the World Over Climate Change at G20

Negotiations over the wording of the final communiqué from the G20 meeting of the world’s wealthiest nations carried on late into Saturday morning. The sticking point? Disagreements over the US’s preferred phrasing for the group’s position on climate change and renewable energy. Bafflingly, the US wanted to state that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, US, G20, Merkel, Trump, Embarrassment, Paris accord, Communique


World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

Dozens of city mayors from around the world -- including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney -- on Monday called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change. In light of US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate change pact "the resolve of the other 19 leaders at the upcoming G20 Summit to safeguard the future of our planet is more important than ever," the statement added.
Tags: Science, US, G20, Paris, Sydney, Donald Trump, Washington Berlin Paris Tokyo


Paris Climate Agreement Could Bring a Huge Economic Boom

In the lead up to talks between the G20 nations that will take place over the next few months, Germany has commissioned an independent study to analyze the potential impacts of the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. The report found that the investments in renewable energy could add $19 trillion to the world’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Germany, G20, Paris, Epa, Trump, Paris Agreement, Win Win Situations, Irena Report, Trillions



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