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Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong

As it happens7:14Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong When Selina Cheng was elected head of a press freedom organization in Hong Kong, she didn’t expect her very first press conference to be about her firing from her own job. Cheng says she was fired as a reporter for the Wall …

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Airlines, banks and healthcare face disruptions in global IT outages

A global technical outage disrupted operations across multiple sectors on Friday, with airlines halting flights, some broadcasters off the air, and everything from banking to health care hit by systemic glitches. According to an alert sent to customers by global cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike and seen by Reuters, the company’s Falcon Sensor software causes Microsoft Windows to crash and display a …

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JD Vance praises Trump, shares personal story in first speech as vice presidential candidate

Donald Trump’s running mate for vice president, Sen. J.D. Vance, presented himself to the nation Wednesday night as the son of a forgotten industrial town in Ohio who, if elected in November, will fight for the working class. Vance, 39, described his difficult childhood, from the U.S. Marines, to Yale Law School, to venture capitalism, and finally to the U.S. …

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In do-or-die mode, Biden does neither

Joe Biden’s foreign allies left town on Thursday. His allies at home, meanwhile, joined in the political assassination. Plagued by a domestic political crisis, the beleaguered US president held a rare, unscripted and free press conference to conclude this week’s NATO summit. The event, broadcast live on television, was a defining moment for Biden’s campaign, as many Democrats weigh whether …

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We’ve had 12 months of record-breaking global heat. How close are we to passing the 1.5C limit?

While the last 12 months have seen global temperatures reach 1.64 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, latest data According to the Copernicus climate research programme, this is not quite the same as exceeding the 1.5 degree Celsius limit set in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. But it is very worrying that we are almost there and that global warming has …

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Liberal government introduces controversial digital services tax, raising trade concerns

The federal government has introduced a controversial digital services tax that will raise billions of dollars while threatening Canada’s trade relations by taxing the revenue that international companies earn in Canada. The Liberal government proposed the tax in its 2019 election manifesto. It later agreed to delay the measure’s introduction until the end of 2023 in the hope of striking …

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Well being staff amongst useless in Ugandan Ebola outbreak | International well being

It looks as if a traditional day in Mubende, central Uganda. Retailers stay open, youngsters are in school and public gatherings are allowed, supplied individuals stay socially distant. The ambulances that whisk previous each few hours and the well being staff who wash themselves meticulously earlier than they return house are the one indications that it’s not enterprise as normal …

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