Inequality, race and pseudoscience

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Biden suggests creating initiative to rival China’s Belt and Road

US President Joe Biden says he suggested that democratic countries band together to fund infrastructure in less developed countries during a call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. United States President Joe Biden said he suggested to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a phone call on Friday that democratic countries should have an infrastructure

Fed-up employees, NFT land grab, and Prince Harry’s unicorn

It’s Friday, and that means you have officially made it through another week of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve got a long weekend of scrolling through your phone planned, we’re here for you. But rather than just bookmarking vacation destinations you can’t go to yet or flipping through your college roommates’ baby photos, why not

EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide spectrum of businesses. Human rights advocates applauded the decisions to target those companies and cut them off from dealings with banks and businesses in the United States and United Kingdom. Critics

China targets UK with sanctions for Xinjiang ‘disinformation’

Foreign ministry says nine individuals and four groups subject to immediate sanctions and threatens further action. China’s foreign ministry on Friday announced sanctions against organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom for “maliciously” spreading “lies and disinformation” on the situation in the far western region of Xinjiang where the United Nations says the Chinese government

WWII codebreaker Alan Turing honoured on new UK bank note

The new note, laden with high-level security features, completes the bank’s rejig of its stable of paper currencies over the past few years. The Bank of England has unveiled a new design for Britain’s top-value banknote featuring gay World War II code-breaker Alan Turing, celebrating diversity even as cash falls out of favour. The more

EU leaders faced with surge of infections, vaccine issues

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are meeting Thursday to look for ways of ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations across the 27-nation region amid a shortage of doses, spikes in new cases, a feud with the United Kingdom and internal quarrels. The coronavirus pandemic once again prevented the leaders from meeting in person, reflecting the poor

Flying the flag: UK govt tells ministries to wave Union Jack

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that the national flag should fly on all government buildings, the latest move in a highly visible embrace of the Union Jack by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The government has told ministries and local administrations that the flag should be flown every day instead of the