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NewsweekMar 02, 2021
45% of Americans Less Likely to Vote for Lawmakers Who Oppose Biden's $1.9T Stimulus: Poll
The findings come as President Joe Biden's stimulus deal, approved by the House, awaits a vote in the Senate.

Biden to Meet Senate Democrats on Stimulus Plan (Int'l Herald Tribune)

ABC NewsMar 02, 2021
Biden to announce Merck will help produce Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
President Joe Biden will announce on Tuesday a major partnership between Merck & Co and Johnson & Johnson to produce the single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.

Merck to Help Make Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After White House Deal (Int'l Herald Tribune) - EuropeMar 02, 2021
US and EU impose sanctions on Russian officials over Navalny
Co-ordinated measures come after jailing of prominent opposition politician

NPR Topics: NewsMar 02, 2021
Japan's Myanmar Dilemma: How Hard To Push Against Military Coup Leaders?
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Myanmar's coup leaders. For Japan, among the most influential countries in Myanmar, it's not so simple.

ABC NewsMar 02, 2021
Biden hits Russia with sanctions for Navalny's poisoning, arrest
President Joe Biden has hit Russia with sanctions over the poisoning and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Biden administration sanctions Russian officials over alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Navalny (CNBC World News)

MSNBC Int'l NewsMar 02, 2021
Police fire on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar's largest city
Video released by an independent media organization in Myanmar showed police firing on unarmed protesters in Yangon. It was not known what ammunition was being used nor if there were any casualties.

BBC Front PageMar 02, 2021
Covid-19: Search for Brazil variant case narrows and furlough set to continue
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening.

Official: Merck to help produce rival J&J's COVID-19 vaccine (ABC News)

CBC Top StoriesMar 02, 2021
U.S., EU announce sanctions on Russian officials in poisoning, jailing of Alexei Navalny
The Biden administration announced sanctions on Russian officials and businesses Tuesday for a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack upon opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing. The sanctions were timed in co-ordination with similar action from the European Union. - EuropeMar 02, 2021
Coronavirus latest: South Carolina expands vaccine eligibility as US deliveries top 100m doses
Surveillance of AstraZeneca and Pfizer recipients in UK reports minor complaints but few severe reactions

NPR Topics: NewsMar 02, 2021
At Least 15 People Dead After Crowded SUV Collides With Truck In California
Hospital officials say they believe the SUV had 27 people in it when it collided with a semi truck that was carrying gravel. - EuropeMar 02, 2021
US power broker Vernon Jordan dies aged 85
Atlanta native and civil rights leader was a go-to adviser for America's political and business elite

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 02, 2021
At Least 15 Killed in Crash in Southern California, Officials Say
The crash, involving an S.U.V. and a tractor-trailer, took place in the area of El Centro, Calif., about 60 miles west of the Arizona border.

BBC News Front Page | WorldMar 02, 2021
Freed Nigerian schoolgirls tell of kidnap ordeal
Girls among a group of nearly 300 abducted last week speak of their ordeal following their release.

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 02, 2021
Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85
Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the National Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders.

NYTimes GlobalMar 02, 2021
‘It Should Not Be This Hard': When Family Members Provide the Care
Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay urging increased support for the millions of Americans providing such assistance.

CNBC World NewsMar 02, 2021
Saudi Arabia and Russia are at loggerheads again, but OPEC meeting 'unlikely to ruin the oil party'
Analysts broadly expect OPEC to hike output from current levels, but questions remain over how much exactly and which countries will be affected.

MSNBC Int'l NewsMar 02, 2021
Hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls are 'healthy and happy' after release in Nigeria
All 279 schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria have been released and are "healthy and happy," state authorities said.

Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed (MSNBC Int'l News)

CBC Top StoriesMar 02, 2021
'Tiger Squad' and Saudi Arabia's brutal campaign to crush dissent
According to a newly declassified U.S report, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince approved the operation that led to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Today on Front Burner, how the Saudi regime's campaign to crush dissent extends far beyond that murder.

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 02, 2021
How Sexual Assault Allegations Have Divided Mexico's Governing Party
Mexico's president has stood by a candidate accused of sexual assault. The case is testing the president's promises of justice and equality for all.

BBC News Front Page | WorldMar 02, 2021
2021 Rugby World Cup set to be postponed until next year
The Rugby World Cup 2021 is set to be postponed until next year following a recommendation by governing body World Rugby.

NewsweekMar 02, 2021
'Major' Crash in Imperial California Between SUV and Gravel Truck Kills at Least 15 People
The collision in Southern California's Imperial County east of San Diego involved a tightly packed SUV and semi-truck full of gravel.

NewsweekMar 02, 2021
Andrew Cuomo Hasn't Taken Press Questions for 8 Days in Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations
Three women have accused the New York governor of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment over the past week.

ABC NewsMar 02, 2021
Myanmar police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters
Police in Myanmar repeatedly used tear gas and rubber bullets against crowds protesting last month's coup

BBC News Front Page | WorldMar 02, 2021
Dr Seuss: Six books withdrawn over 'hurtful and wrong' imagery
The books contained racially insensitive imagery, says the body that preserves the author's legacy.

NewsweekMar 02, 2021
'The Voice' 2021: Who Has Made the Teams During Season 20 Blind Auditions?
"The Voice" returned to NBC with Season 20 on Monday, and Blind Auditions are underway.

NewsweekMar 02, 2021
Joe Manchin Says Stimulus Package's Unemployment Benefits Should Stay at $300
The moderate Democrat said businesses that are reopening by summer will need their employees back at work.

Christian Science Monitor--worldMar 02, 2021
Why do schoolchildren in Nigeria keep getting kidnapped?
More than half of the girls who were abducted last week from a Nigerian government boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released. The country has seen an increase of ‘bandits' who use ransom money to buy more weapons.

NYTimes GlobalMar 02, 2021
Aretha Franklin's Estate Signs Tentative Deal Over Back Taxes Owed
While the estate continues to dispute the amount sought by the I.R.S., it has agreed to pay or put aside the bulk of its earnings from royalties and other revenue streams.

NewsweekMar 02, 2021
Japan Says China's COVID Anal Swab Tests Cause Psychological Distress, Asks for Them to Stop
China denied media repots it used anal tests on U.S. officials and has yet to reply to Japan's request to cease using the invasive procedure.

NewsweekMar 02, 2021
Dr Seuss Books Spike in Value on Resale Market After Publisher Discontinues Six
Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced on Tuesday that it will be ceasing publication of several of the children's author's books, because of racially insensitive content. - EuropeMar 02, 2021
Merck to manufacture Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Joe Biden expected to announce unusual deal between Big Pharma rivals on Tuesday afternoon

NewsweekMar 02, 2021
Dr. Seuss Cartoons With Racist and Anti-Fascist Images Go Viral
The company that preserves the author's legacy announced six books would no longer be published due to racist and insensitive imagery.

BBC News Front Page | WorldMar 02, 2021
Victory in final India Test would cap 'unbelievable' winter for England - Crawley
Opener Zak Crawley says there is "definitely a way back" for England as they chase victory in the final Test and a series draw.

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 02, 2021
6 Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Over Offensive Images
The company that oversees the children's author's estate said that the titles contained depictions of groups that were "hurtful and wrong."

BBC News Front Page | WorldMar 02, 2021
Lewis Hamilton still committed as Mercedes launch 2021 Formula 1 car
Lewis Hamilton says he is still fully committed to success in Formula 1 despite signing only a one-year deal with Mercedes this winter.

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 02, 2021
Hundreds of Girls Kidnapped From Nigerian School Are Freed, Official Says
It was the second time in less than a week that gunmen in the country had released kidnapped schoolchildren.

BBC Front PageMar 02, 2021
Rob James: Amateur jockey apologises for climbing on dead horse in video
Amateur jockey Rob James apologises for a video of him climbing on to a dead horse at a training gallops. - EuropeMar 02, 2021
European shares steady after China regulator warns of ‘bubble'
Asian bourses retreat after officials say global equity markets diverge from real economy

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 02, 2021
Cuomo Lies Low, One Year After New York's First Covid-19 Case
After drawing praise for his leadership early in the pandemic, the governor is embroiled in several scandals.

A Year After New York's First Covid-19 Case, Cuomo Lies Low (NYTimes Global)

Int'l Herald TribuneMar 02, 2021
The Military's Extremism Problem Is Our Problem
Yes, veterans were involved in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. But this isn't just the military's problem to solve. - EuropeMar 02, 2021
China's top bank regulator warns of ‘bubble risks' in foreign markets
Guo Shuqing says country's property market also shows signs of ‘relatively large' excesses

FRONTLINE/WorldMar 01, 2021
Myanmar returns to military rule after army stages a coup on February 1, the day the newly elected parliament was to convene
The army in Myanmar stages a coup yet again, on the day the new parliament was to convene, but the people have come out on the streets defying curfews and bans and courting arrest. However, the international reaction to the military takeover, the condemnation aside, has been tepid.

ABC NewsMar 01, 2021
Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing
Saudi Arabia's U.N. ambassador is disputing the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill or capture dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi

CBC Top StoriesMar 01, 2021
Defying deadly crackdown, protesters in hard hats and goggles clash with riot police in Myanmar
Police in Myanmar's biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month's coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier.

UN WomenMar 01, 2021
Why we support women's leadership
Meet some inspiring grass-roots women leaders who are bringing lasting change to their communities, supported by the United Nations

Claiming women's space in leadership (UN Women)

CNBC World NewsMar 01, 2021
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed following overnight gains on Wall Street; RBA leaves cash rate unchanged
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday announced its decision to maintain its current policy settings, including leaving its cash rate at 0.1%.

CNBC World NewsMar 01, 2021
China's most important chipmaker SMIC could be a big winner from the global semiconductor shortage
China's SMIC, the target of U.S. sanctions, could find its older chip technology in demand from carmakers scrambling to get their hands on semiconductors.

NPR Topics: NewsMar 01, 2021
As Yemenis Starve To Death, Humanitarian Relief Group Pleas For International Help
Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council is on the ground in Yemen. The United Nations is asking for funding as tens of thousands are already starving to death and millions more go hungry.

NPR Headline NewsMar 01, 2021
Biden Draws Criticism For Failing To Hold Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Accountable
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about the Biden administration's role in holding Saudi Arabia's crown prince accountable for Jamal Khashoggi's killing.

CNBC World NewsMar 01, 2021
White House rebuffs pressure to punish Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi murder
Some critics accuse President Joe Biden of failing a crucial test of leadership. The White House says its aim is to stop similar crimes from occurring.

MSNBC Int'l NewsMar 01, 2021
U.S. airstrike in Syria on Iranian-backed militia killed one fighter, wounded two, says Pentagon
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group based in London, had said the U.S. raid had killed at least 22 fighters.

Christian Science Monitor--worldMar 01, 2021
India's blind readers had no lifestyle mag. So this woman made one.
White Print, a Braille lifestyle magazine, was founded by Upasana Makati. She has also printed children's books in Braille, including "Tactabet." - EuropeMar 01, 2021
Global stocks rally as bond markets stabilise after sell-off
Australia's central bank boosts bond purchases to quell rout in debt market

European markets bounce, following global rally as Treasury yields fall; Stoxx 600 up 1.7% (CNBC World News)

UN WomenFeb 26, 2021
ASEAN, Canada and UN Women jointly launch a 5-year programme to advance Women, Peace and Security Agenda
[Joint Press Release] The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Canada and UN Women jointly launched today a 5-year programme to expand and strengthen women's leadership and participation in conflict prevention, resolution and recovery in South-East Asia.

NPR Headline NewsFeb 23, 2021
A Conversation With An Arizona Family Coping With 3 COVID-19 Losses
The pandemic is hitting some families harder than others. In Arizona, one family lost three members to COVID-19.

WSJ World NewsFeb 28, 2019
Pakistan to Release Captured Indian Pilot, Easing Tensions
Pakistan said it would soon release an Indian pilot captured after his jet fighter was shot down near the border, a gesture that appeared to dial back confrontations between the nuclear-armed states.
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