Twitter admits policy errors after far-right abuse change

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Twitter’s new picture permission policy was aimed at combating online abuse, but US activists and researchers said Friday (Dec 03) that far-right backers have employed it to…

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Omicron found in 6 more states, but experts say Delta remains greatest threat to U.S.

Six more U.S. states confirmed infections of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Friday but the Delta strain likely remains a greater threat as winter sets in and Americans gather…

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Goggia dominates season opening World Cup downhill in Lake Louise

Sofia Goggia was in a class by herself in the season-opening women’s World Cup downhill Friday. The Italian’s winning time in Lake Louise, Alta., was almost a second and a…

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Macron visits S. Arabia, first major western head to do so since journalist’s murder

JEDDAH (REUTERS) – French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturda (Dec 4) for face-to-face talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, becoming the first major western leader…

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial provides glimpse into a luxurious, lascivious world

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – One week into Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial, the jury has already been…

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Blinken warns Chinese leaders over Taiwan as global crises mount

LONDON/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Reuters Next conference on Friday (Dec 3) that Chinese leaders should think carefully about their actions towards Taiwan,…

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UK PM faces potential Tory rebellion over immigration bill

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) – Boris Johnson faces the prospect of another rebellion over key legislation, as politicians in his ruling party seek to expand the number of people leaving Hong Kong…

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Londoners turn out for Covid-19 boosters as UK revs up vaccine drive amid Omicron concerns

LONDON (AFP) – Lining a wet West London pavement on Friday (Dec 3), people waited patiently outside a red brick building as fears over the Omicron variant spurred another round…

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Canada reports 15 cases of Omicron variant, says severe Covid-19 trends could rise

OTTAWA (REUTERS) – Canada has discovered a total of 15 cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 and severe illness trends across the country could start to rise again,…

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Upstate New York hospitals overwhelmed as Covid-19 cases surge

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – A surge in Covid-19 cases and a shortage of health care workers…

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