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China repeats call to resist ‘vaccine nationalism’, pledges to keep monetary support

TOKYO (Reuters) – China urged the international community to resist “vaccine nationalism” and to coordinate policy to make vaccines accessible for developing countries in order to contain the pandemic and for the sake of the global economy. FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19......

Scottish Election 2021: George Galloway pledges to tackle ‘scourge of separatism’

Who can I vote for in my area? Enter your postcode, or the name of your English council or Scottish or Welsh constituency to find out. Eg ‘W1A 1AA’ or ‘Westminster’ Note: This lookup covers national elections in Scotland and Wales, the Hartlepool by-election, as well as council and mayoral......

Jordan’s Prince Hamzah pledges allegiance to king after mediation

For now, the Hashemites appear to have closed ranks. The family elder, Prince Hassan, threw his weight behind the scenes to achieve a public show of unity, bound by loyalty to the king. But there is still Prince Hamzah’s accusations and activities, including meetings with prominent tribes said to have......

China’s actions show its climate pledges are meaningless

Post Editorial Board “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Fool me three times, I must be John Kerry. President Joe Biden’s climate czar is banking on negotiations with Beijing to achieve net-zero carbon emissions — though China has spent the last year lying about......

U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

FILE PHOTO: President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while campaigning in the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday set a goal to cut the cost of solar energy by 60% over the next......

China pledges to deepen reform of disease control and prevention

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China will improve the system for responding to public health emergencies and providing emergency supplies, the......

China seems to be living up to trade deal pledges, Biden’s agriculture secretary says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack believes China is making good on promises it made as part of the landmark phase one trade deal it signed with the U.S. last......

Annie’s Pledges to Purge a Class of Chemicals From Its Mac and Cheese

New York Times
Nearly four years after traces of chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets, Annie’s Homegrown has begun working with its suppliers to eliminate the offending material from their food processing equipment. The presence of the chemicals,......

President Biden pledges to fix the racial wealth gap. Here are his plans

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vice President Kamala Harris watches as President Joe Biden signs executive orders after speaking on racial equity in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 26, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images......

Rep. Andy Levin pledges involvement for fossil fuel workers in green energy shift

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “[President Biden’s] record will show — shows the American people that he’s committed to clean-energy jobs — to jobs that are not only good, high-paying jobs, union jobs, but ones that are also good for our environment,” White House press......

Aaron diversity fund starts with $2M in pledges

The Atlanta Braves plan to honor Hank Aaron during the upcoming season, with the first of those initiatives being a $1 million donation to establish the Henry Louis Aaron Fund, which will work to increase minority participation among players, managers, coaches and front-office personnel. That was an issue Aaron took......

Pennsylvania GOP pledges full allegiance to Trump

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here State Sen. Doug Mastriano, a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2022, traveled to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and even advertised a bus to take protesters there. In the weeks after the deadly riot, a right-wing state representative, Daryl Metcalfe,......

Despite Virus Surge, I.O.C. Pledges Summer Olympics in Tokyo Will Happen

New York Times
Victor Mather With the coronavirus surging in much of the world, including a spike in Japan, the president of the International Olympic Committee on Thursday sought to quell doubts about the Summer Games in Tokyo proceeding in July while not ruling out a cancellation. “We have at this moment, no......

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