White House: 'great concern' over Covid origin 'misinformation' from China

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Joe Biden’s administration demands ‘robust and clear’ investigation as WHO team visits Wuhan The US wants a “robust and clear” international probe into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic Läs mer…

Homeland security warns of heightened domestic terror threat after US Capitol attack

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; National terrorism bulletin suggests attack may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacks The US Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday issued a national terrorism bulletin warning Läs mer…

Coronavirus live news: WHO says Covid 'war' can be won; White House predicts 90,000 more deaths by March

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US CDC chief says 90,000 could die in next four weeks; Madrid health authorities pause vaccinations amid supply issues; ‘We are in the fight of our lives,’ says WHO Läs mer…

White House ‘monitoring’ GameStop share surge as US hedge fund pulls out

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Melvin Capital Management had bet on failure of store before small investors sent shares soaring How GameStop found itself at the centre of a battle between Wall Street and Läs mer…

'We can't wait any longer': Biden announces plan to tackle 'existential' climate crisis – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In a sharp 180-degree turn from the Trump administration, Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to address the ’existential threat’ of the climate crisis. Biden insisted his climate Läs mer…

Amanda Gorman signs modeling contract following acclaimed inaugural performance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Already a fashion sensation, the 22-year-old joins IMG Models, the same agency as Gigi and Bella Hadid Amanda Gorman, whose performance of her poem The Hill We Climb during Läs mer…

Morning mail: Biden declares ‘climate day’, Google’s news experiment, The Dry ends box office drought

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Good morning, here are the lead stories this Thursday – not that you can count on them showing up in a Google search. The federal government faces fresh conflict-of-interest Läs mer…

Chinese bots had key role in debunked ballot video shared by Eric Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Chinese bot network played a key role in spreading disinformation during and after the US election, including a debunked video of “ballot burning” shared by Eric Trump, a Läs mer…

Doomsday clock panel welcomes Biden win but keeps hands at '100 seconds to midnight'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ measure of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe, remains at 100 seconds to minute The election of Joe Biden could be a step towards Läs mer…

'Black resistance endured': paying tribute to civil war soldiers of color

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In a new book, the often under-appreciated contribution that black soldiers made during the civil war is brought to light with a trove of unseen photos A classic tintype Läs mer…

Climate crisis: world now at its hottest for 12,000 years

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The planet is now hotter than it has been for at least 12,000 years, a period spanning the entire development of human civilisation, according to new research. The analysis Läs mer…

Joe Biden's 'climate day' of executive actions signals clean break with Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Joe Biden is to instruct the US government to pause and review all oil and gas drilling on federal land, eliminate Läs mer…

Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again by EU regulator

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft has been given the green light to return to the skies in the EU by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), after a 22-month Läs mer…

Biden turns attention to climate crisis with new executive orders today – live updates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 5.16am EST05:16 Sen. Patrick Leahy home from hospital after falling ill at the Capitol last night 4.18am EST04:18 Biden to focus on environmental agenda today with Läs mer…

How GameStop found itself at the center of a groundbreaking battle between Wall Street and small investors

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The coronavirus pandemic hit GameStop hard. Like many retailers, already suffering from the shift to online sales, the video games chain is losing money and plans to close 450 Läs mer…

Amazon seeks to block workers from voting by mail in landmark union drive

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon is attempting to force workers planning to unionize at an Alabama warehouse to vote in person rather than by mail as it fights off a landmark attempt by Läs mer…

45 Republican senators vote to dismiss impeachment of Donald Trump – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump’s hopes of avoiding conviction by the US Senate were strengthened on Tuesday when 45 Republicans tried to dismiss his impeachment trial before it even began. After they Läs mer…

CIA file on Russian ESP experiments released – but you knew that, didn't you?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Declassified memo details two Russian scientists’ 1980s research, claiming one ‘perfected his method’ of extra-sensory perception In a recently declassified memo, CIA agents in 1991 described two Russian scientists Läs mer…

'We live here': fears tourist tweets on gay lifestyle may backfire on Bali's LGBT community

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When American tourist Kristen Antoinette Gray began writing about her stay in Bali on Twitter, she apparently had little idea of the controversy she would cause. Gray and her Läs mer…

Biden signs four executive orders aimed at promoting racial equity – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The US president, Joe Biden, has signed four executive orders aimed at healing the racial divide in America, including one to curb the US government’s use of private prisons Läs mer…

Biden announces 'wartime' boost in vaccine supply – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Biden administration is increasing vaccination efforts with a goal of protecting 300 million Americans by early fall, as the administration surges deliveries to states for the next three Läs mer…

Fox News hires Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow to host show

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Details of Fox Business show to be announced later Fox also ‘open’ to hiring ex-press secretary Kayleigh McEnany Fox News has hired Larry Kudlow, a top economic adviser to Läs mer…

Biden vows to vaccinate 300m people in US by end of summer or early fall

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Joe Biden vowed on Tuesday to ramp up vaccination programs so that most of the US population is inoculated by the end of summer or early fall. “This will Läs mer…

US has 'moral imperative' to develop AI weapons, says panel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Draft Congress report claims AI will make fewer mistakes than humans and lead to reduced casualties The US should not agree to ban the use or development of autonomous Läs mer…

YouTube extends ban on Trump amid concerns about further violence

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After review, platform continues indefinite suspension that prevents former president from posting Donald Trump is suspended from posting to YouTube indefinitely after the video platform’s parent company Google extended Läs mer…

Boost for Trump as 45 Republican senators vote to dismiss impeachment

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Donald Trump’s hopes of avoiding conviction by the US Senate received a boost on Tuesday when 45 Republicans tried to dismiss Läs mer…

Biden presses Putin on election interference and Navalny arrest in first call

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US and Russia agree to extend arms control treaty Biden raised concerns over several issues The US and Russia have agreed to extend an arms control treaty limiting their Läs mer…

Giuliani attacks 'censorship' but made threat to sue paper over unflattering story

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Monday, Rudy Giuliani called a $1.3bn lawsuit brought against him by Dominion Voting Systems “another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left wing to wipe out and censor Läs mer…

Twitter permanently bans My Pillow chief Mike Lindell

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lindell continued to perpetuate baseless claim that Trump won the US presidential election Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow chief executive Mike Lindell, after he continued to perpetuate the Läs mer…

'This is historic snow': major winter storm blankets parts of US

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the US with snow that was forecast into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing coronavirus testing Läs mer…

Pharmaceutical giants not ready for next pandemic, report warns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms are little prepared for the next pandemic despite a mounting response to the Covid-19 outbreak, an independent report has warned. Jayasree K Iyer, executive Läs mer…

Biden to sign new executive orders on his racial equity agenda– live updates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 5.29am EST05:29 42 states reporting downward Covid infection trends but new variants concern experts 5.20am EST05:20 My Pillow chief Mike Lindell suspended from Twitter over false Läs mer…

Avril Haines's unusual backstory makes her an unlikely chief of US intelligence

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Avril Haines, who now oversees all 16 US intelligence agencies, is unlike any of the spies who came before her, and not just because she is the country’s first Läs mer…

Ghislaine Maxwell asks to throw out case over Epstein plea deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with recruiting teenage girls for the US financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s, has asked a judge to dismiss the Läs mer…

Weinstein Co to pay out $17m over sexual abuse claims as part of liquidation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A US bankruptcy court judge has approved the Weinstein Co’s liquidation plan, which sets aside $17m for women who accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Judge Mary Walrath, Läs mer…