Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

Britain’s Prince William launches global environment prize

By | 2020-10-07T23:23:48+00:00 October 7th, 2020|World|

"I think that urgency with optimism really creates action. And so the Earthshot Prize is really about harnessing that optimism and that urgency," said Prince William.

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Police officer charged in George Floyd’s death released on $1 m. bond

By | 2020-10-07T23:13:03+00:00 October 7th, 2020|World|

Chauvin was charged with second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of Floyd, a Black man, after he kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

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Brazil registers 5,000,694 confirmed cases of new coronavirus

By | 2020-10-07T22:33:34+00:00 October 7th, 2020|World|

Though the number of daily cases has come down from a peak in July, public health experts warn that Brazil is ignoring social distancing precautions and faces the danger of a second wave.

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US National Security Adviser: US to go to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan

By | 2020-10-07T22:23:06+00:00 October 7th, 2020|World|

Taliban and Afghan government-backed negotiators have agreed on a broad code of conduct to advance the intra-Afghan peace talks in Qatar, even as key differences between the two warring sides remain.

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Israeli treasury to finally make good on coronavirus grants for disabled

By | 2020-10-07T19:47:08+00:00 October 7th, 2020|Israel|

Government agreed to raise disability allowances in 2018, but lack of state budget hindered implementation. Grants are meant to fulfill overdue promise, but critics say it still amounts to a reduction

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Indictments for COVID-related offenses threaten to inundate Israel’s justice system

By | 2020-10-07T17:47:16+00:00 October 7th, 2020|Israel|

Almost 900 Israelis face trial after refusing to pay fines for breaking coronavirus lockdown regulations, with thousands more expected, the courts may not be able to keep up

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