A million Europeans already have EU Covid-19 certificate

STRASBOURG, FRANCE (AFP) – More than one million Europeans have received the new EU Covid-19 health certificate being rolled out to unlock travel within the bloc, the European Commission said…

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US efforts to reunify families separated at border moving slowly

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – An effort by US President Joe Biden to reunite migrant families separated by the previous administration is moving slowly, with only seven children reunited with parents…

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Social media, news websites hit by major internet outage

Multiple outages hit social media, government and news websites across the globe on Tuesday morning, with some reports pointing to a glitch at U.S.-based cloud computing services provider Fastly. Reuters…

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Rich nations are failing Covid-19’s mental health test: OECD

PARIS (BLOOMBERG) – Governments are falling short in most areas where they could tackle mental health difficulties that sharply increased in the Covid-19 pandemic and already place a huge burden…

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Biden administration sets up ‘strike force’ to go after China on trade

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The United States will target China with a new “strike force” to combat unfair trade practices, the Biden administration said on Tuesday, as it rolled out findings…

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British police officer admits to raping and kidnapping woman: BBC

LONDON (REUTERS) – A serving British police officer has admitted to the rape and kidnap of…

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EU chief defends China deal ahead of US summit

BRUSEELS (AFP) – One of Brussels’ top two leaders has defended the European Union’s efforts to reach an investment agreement with China, ahead of summit meetings with US President Joe…

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FBI investigates cyber attack that targeted New York City law department

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – An early clue that something was amiss with the computers at New York City’s Law Department emerged on Monday (June 7) when a lawyer for the…

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Myanmar junta to present case against deposed leader Suu Kyi starting next week

Myanmar’s military junta will begin presenting its case against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in court next Monday, her lawyers said. The military arrested Suu Kyi in February when…

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Only quick shift to ‘net zero’ emissions will boost GDP: Report

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) – Cutting planet-warming emissions to “net zero” by 2050 could lift growth and employment but would require an inflation-boosting US$160 (S$212) per tonne carbon price by the end…

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