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Is 2021 The Year Orwell’s 1984 Comes True?

Simon Tisdall, The Guardian: China v Russia v America: is 2021 the year Orwell’s 1984 comes true? It may just be coincidence that Russia was piling military pressure on Ukraine last week at the same time as China noisily rattled sabres around Taiwan. Spring, to mangle Tennyson, is when a …

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Warns Of China’s Aggressive Actions Against Taiwan. Criticizes Beijing’s Covid-19 Response

Reuters: Blinken warns of China's 'increasingly aggressive actions' against Taiwan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday the United States is concerned about China's aggressive actions against Taiwan and warned it would be a "serious mistake" for anyone to try to change the status quo …

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Warns Russia There Will Be Consequences If It Moves Against Ukraine

CNBC: U.S. top diplomat warns Moscow of consequences amid Russian troop buildup near Ukraine * Blinken said Sunday he was concerned about the Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border and warned Moscow that “there will be consequences” for aggressive behavior. * “President Biden’s been very clear about this. If …

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How Did A Canadian Ski Resot Become The Largest Outbreak Of The P1 Covid Variant Outside Of Brazil?

The Guardian: Canada ski resort linked to largest outbreak of P1 Covid variant outside Brazil Whistler, in British Columbia, has nearly 200 of 877 confirmed cases in the province but officials have only a murky idea of how widely variant has spread For ski resorts, spring normally marks a final …

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Is The U.S. Economy On The Cusp Of A Major Boom?

CNBC: The economy is on the cusp of a major boom and economists believe it could last * The economy is just starting a boom period, where second-quarter growth could top 10%, and 2021 could be the strongest year since 1984. * The second quarter is expected to be the …

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Iran’s Nuclear Chief Calls Natanz Atomic Site Blackout An Act Of ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

BBC: Iran nuclear: 'Terrorist act' at underground Natanz facility A nuclear facility in Iran was hit by a "terrorist act" a day after it unveiled new advanced uranium centrifuges, a top nuclear official says. He did not say who was to blame but urged the international community to deal with …

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Covid-19 Lockdown Protests Grow In Europe As Vaccine Woes Continue

Euronews: Arrests across Europe as people flout or protest COVID-19 restrictions Police in Paris have arrested nine people and fined about 160 more since the beginning of the weekend for clandestinely meeting in closed restaurants despite COVID-19 restrictions. Protests against COVID-19 restrictions were meanwhile held in multiple European capitals on …

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Northern Ireland Rioters Ignore Calls To End The Violence

VOA: Irish Prime Minister Warns Against Return to Violence in Northern Ireland Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin observed the 23rd anniversary of an agreement that ended most of the three decades of sectarian violence over British rule in Northern Ireland Saturday by warning against a return to the prolonged unrest. …

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Covid-19 Hospitalizations Among Younger People Are Rising In The US

CNN: Covid-19 hospitalizations among younger people are rising in the US — especially in one region (CNN)The US just hit a record high of about 4.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines reported administered in one day, according to data published Saturday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Amazing …

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How Many Lives Has The Covid Pandemic Really Claimed In Russia In The Past Year ? (Update)

New York Times: ‘You Can’t Trust Anyone’: Russia’s Hidden Covid Toll Is an Open Secret The country’s official coronavirus death toll is 102,649. But at least 300,000 more people died last year during the pandemic than were reported in Russia’s most widely cited official statistics. SAMARA, Russia — She burst …

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