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COVID-19 news

WHO panel advises against hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 — abcnews — 2 March 2021

High Staff Turnover at U.S. Nursing Homes Poses Risks for Residents' Care — nytimes — 1 March 2021

Colombia 1st in Americas to get vaccines from UN program — apnews — 1 March 2021

All English households with school children offered twice weekly COVID tests — reuters — 28 February 2021

Catchup: A look back at assurances made at the time on the anniversary of the first Swiss Covid case: Daniel Koch, who headed a team of experts looking at the disease, said that the mortality rate of SARS-CoV-2 seems to be fairly similar to the seasonal flu — lenews — 24 February 2021

"Bertrand Kiefer, a doctor, ethicist and editor of the Swiss Medical Review, criticised some of the early communication regarding the pandemic in Switzerland. He thinks it was a mistake to reassure the public in the face of such high uncertainty."

Is England's Covid roadmap the right way out of lockdown? The experts' view — theguardian — 22 February 2021

COVID-19: Tanzania and Madagascar won't vaccinate — theconversationglobal — 17 February 2021

U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus — nbcnews — 23 February 2021

Wall Street Journal: China refused to give WHO raw data that could have helped determine when and how COVID-19 started — businessinsider — 13 February 2021

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been banned from Instagram over anti-vaccine stance — cnn — 11 February 2021

CDC recommends double masking for first time — thehill — 10 February 2021

About 60% of U.S. nursing home staff declined Covid vaccines, Walgreens exec says — cnbc — 9 February 2021

Covid: WHO says 'extremely unlikely' virus leaked from lab in China — bbc — 9 February 2021

Europe's oldest person – a 116-year-old French nun – survives COVID-19 — AP/euronews — 10 February 2021

FoxNews: French police break up 81-person orgy for breaking coronavirus curfew — foxnews — 4 February 2021

Captain Tom Moore, who raised $45m for the U.K.'s NHS, dies aged 100 after testing positive for coronavirus — cnn — 2 February 2021

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Receiving Both Vaccine Doses — huffpost — 1 February 2021

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Non-COVID news

EU, US impose sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny poisoning — dw — 2 March 2021

EU, US impose sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny poisoning — dw — 2 March 2021

NGOs worry Covid restrictions at Human Rights Council will leave a mark — genevasolutions — 2 March 2021

U.N. rights experts seek international inquiry on Navalny poisoning — reuters — 1 March 2021

Bangladesh: UN rights chief urges transparent probe into writer’s death, review of law under which he was charged — news.un.org — 1 March 2021

Twelfth Ministerial Conference to take place in Geneva not Kazakhstan in week on 29 November 2021 — wto — 1 March 2021

Biden Rescinds Trump Decision to Turn Sacred Arizona Land Into a Copper Mine — gizmodo — 1 March 2021

Thai protesters, police clash near base of army unit king controls — reuters — 28 February 2021

U.S. intelligence concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — cnbc — 27 February 2021

China and human rights at the Council: a conservative Roman Catholic's view after a Chinese Foreign Minister addresses Geneva body for the first time — bitterwinter — 27 February 2021

UN chief to host Cyprus meeting in April — afp/euractiv — 25 February 2021

Yemen Faces the Worst Famine the World Has Seen in Decades, the U.N. Warns — ap/time — 24 February 2021

'Too late': David Attenborough warns at UN: Earth faces ‘total collapse' — yahoo — 24 February 2021

Last Statue Of Former Dictator Francisco Franco Removed In ‘Historic Day’ For Spain — reuters/huffpost — 24 February 2021

No Big Lies, No Theatre Of Cruelty — So CNN Pulls Plug On White House Briefings — nationalmemo — 24 February 2021

Three held on suspicion of supplying bomb that killed Malta journalist — reuters — 23 February 2021

Gérard Depardieu charged with rape and sexual assault in 2018 — theguardian — 23 February 2021

Facebook to lift ban on Australia news and pay local media companies — france24 — 23 February 2021

Q&A: UN Environment Assembly Kicks Off With a Call to Make Peace with Nature — ipsnews — 22 February 2021

Supreme Court refuses Trump effort to block tax return subpoena: The move clears the way for prosecutors in New York to receive eight years of the ex-president's tax returns and financial records. — politico — 22 February 2021

Cruz's Cancún trip included college roommate — axios — 22 February 2021

EU green finance rules: what they mean for Switzerland — genevasolutions — 22 February 2021

Russian court fines Kremlin critic Navalny for slandering WW2 veteran — channelnewsasia — 21 February 2021

In new book, Amos Oz’s daughter accuses late novelist of ongoing abuse — timesofisrael — 21 February 2021

EU pushes WTO reform and Paris agenda in new trade plan — euobserver — 19 February 2021

Russia says it has found first case of H5N8 avian flu in humans, alerts WHO — afp/timesofisrael — 20 February 2021

A new UN report urges a radical shift in the way we think about nature — cnn — 19 February 2021

U.S. unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico — pbs — 19 February 2021

Trump Ally Erik Prince Supplied Arms, Mercenaries For Planned Libya Coup: Report — huffpost — 19 February 2021

Manhattan DA issues key new subpoena as it investigates Donald Trump: report — rawstory — 19 February 2021

Inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command — apnews — 19 February 2021

Six more alleged Oath Keepers charged over Capitol riot — thehill — 19 February 2021

6 Capitol police officers suspended for alleged roles in Jan. 6 riot — axios — 19 February 2021

Virginia man sentenced to 3 years for driving truck towards BLM protesters — thehill — 19 February 2021

Griddy customers face $5,000 electric bills for 5 freezing days in Texas — dallasnews — 19 February 2021

Clunky software with a confusing UI just cost Citibank $500 million — techspot — 19 February 2021

A surprising number of healthcare workers are rejecting the vaccine, despite having witnessed the immense suffering of the COVID-19 pandemic: they fell for disinformation — business-insider — 18 February 2021

WHO deploys team to battle Ebola outbreaks as disease reaches capital — thehill — 18 February 2021

UN Myanmar envoy says he is 'terrified' at prospect of violence against protesters — cnn — 17 February 2021

Trump blasts 'political hack' McConnell, says he will back MAGA candidates in primaries — cnbc — 17 February 2021

At 50, the UN Environment Programme must lead again — nature — 16 February 2021

C.Africa football boss and 'Rambo' deny war crimes at ICC — source — 16 February 2021

46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime — niemanlab — 16 February 2021

Trump EPA ripped over approach to chemical risk evaluations in new report — thehill — 16 February 2021

Prosecutors drop charge dropped against woman who called police on Black bird-watcher: she completed therapy course — nbcnews — 16 February 2021

Isabelle Durant takes over as acting head of UNCTAD — unctad — 16 February 2021

Capitol Police officers overwhelming vote no confidence in leaders — upi — 16 February 2021

Catchup: Victims to testify in Swiss war crimes trial of Liberian rebel commander — reuters — 15 February 2021

Incoming WTO head warns 'vaccine nationalism' could slow pandemic recovery — reuters — 15 February 2021

Kosovo votes in election that could complicate dialogue with Serbia — reuters/straitstimes — 14 February 2021

Russia moves to extinguish pro-Navalny ‘flashlight’ protests — apnews — 14 February 2021

Myanmar anti-coup protesters keep pressure on junta — apnews — 14 February 2021

White House aide resigns after threatening reporter — apnews — 14 February 2021

Twitter bans right-wing activist group Project Veritas — engadget — 13 February 2021

UN rights body adopts watered-down text on Myanmar coup — apnews — 13 February 2021

U.S. tariffs on Europe wine, cheese imports to remain for now — axios — 13 February 2021

UK economy suffers biggest drop since 1709 — apnews — 12 February 2021

Nikki Haley criticizes Trump and says he has no future in the GOP — cnn — 12 February 2021

Biden press aide suspended for one week for threatening reporter — axios — 12 February 2021

A Millennial UN Staffer Runs Against Secretary-General António Guterres without any national backing — passblue — 11 February 2021

Military officials were unaware of potential danger to Pence's 'nuclear football' during Capitol riot — cnn — 12 February 2021

Former Olympic swimmer Klete Keller indicted on seven charges over U.S. Capitol riots — usatoday — 12 February 2021

Is India's glacier disaster a stark warning of more climate risks to come? — genevasolutions — 11 February 2021

Biden rescinds national emergency proclamation Trump used to fund border wall — axios — 11 February 2021

Judge overturns Trump action that lifted mining ban in U.S. West — pbs — 11 February 2021

Saudi Arabia's release of Loujain al-Hathloul an overture to Biden — theguardian — 11 February 2021

Climate Change Priorities on Health, Human Rights and Labor — thecvf — 11 February 2021

IKEA will help turn a Swedish city into a sustainable community — engadget — 11 February 2021

The future of "smart" cities is in street lights — axios — 11 February 2021

US demands Turkey release philanthropist Osman Kavala — dw — 11 February 2021

US could have averted 40% of Covid deaths, says panel examining Trump's policies — theguardian — 11 February 2021

Trump left for Biden the largest backlog of unresolved clemency cases in U.S. history: 14,000 people — politico — 11 February 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympics president to resign following sexist remarks — cnn — 11 February 2021

Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade — apnews — 11 February 2021

Five key ways media will transform in 2021 — reutersagency — 11 February 2021

UN Report: North Korea Stockpiles $316 Million in Cryptocurrencies From Cyberattacks — bitcoin — 10 February 2021

Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup — apnews — 10 February 2021

Trump’s Tweet Attacking Pence Came Right After Learning His VP's Life Was In Danger — huffpost — 10 February 2021

Mar-a-Lago lets Donald Trump keep living at his Florida club to avoid local security lockdown — theguardian — 10 February 2021

Amazon Hired Koch-Backed Anti-Union Consultant to Fight Alabama Warehouse Organizing — theintercept — 10 February 2021

Defunding the Police Actually Makes Us Safer: Denver Has the Receipts — thenorthstar — 10 February 2021

'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds — theguardian — 9 February 2021

UN humanitarian chief to step down: assessments — genevasolutions — 9 February 2021

Hundreds of Olympics volunteers resign over president's remarks about women — theguardian — 9 February 2021

DOJ to ask Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign — cnn — 9 February 2021

Scientists debunk long-held theory about spicy food — inverse — 9 February 2021

Law Prof Cited By Trump Team Says They 'Flat-Out Misrepresented' His Work — nationalmemo — 9 February 2021

Capitol riots: Five takeaways from the arrests, e.g. rightwing extremists were few — bbc — 9 February 2021

Man charged as leader in US Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says — apnews — 9 February 2021

Paul Manafort can't be prosecuted in NY after Trump pardon, double jeopardy ruling stands — cnbc — 8 February 2021

Biden Can’t Fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — slate — 8 February 2021

Senate confirms former Obama chief of staff 87-7 to oversee VA — politico — 8 February 2021

I analyzed all of Trump’s tweets to find out what he was really saying: 'The establishment is stopping me from protecting you against invaders.' — theconversation — 8 February 2021

Libya forum elects new transitional government — genevasolutions — 8 February 2021

Pacific Islands Forum in crisis as one-third of member nations (Micronesia) quit over controversial election of Secretary-General — theguardian — 8 February 2021

North Korea continued to develop nuclear program in 2020 in violation of international sanctions, U.N. report says — cbsnews — 8 February 2021

UNCTAD launches new tool to help transform economies amid global crisis — unctad — 8 February 2021

Thailand Targets 30% Electric-Car Production to Tackle Pollution — bloomberg — 8 February 2021

Haiti’s president alleges coup conspiracy, says 20 arrested — apnews — 8 February 2021

US moves to rejoin UN rights council, reversing Trump anew — apnews — 8 February 2021

Second drug kingpin arrested in Thailand tightening dragnet on huge Asian syndicate — cnn — 8 February 2021

How Sweden is taking back parking spaces to improve urban living — theguardian — 8 February 2021

Myanmar: Huge turnout for anti-coup protests — dw — 7 February 2021

Outrage over French girl's rape case sparks demand for law to protect minors — theguardian — 7 February 2021

Critical views of what remains, 50 years after Swiss women got the vote: they 'remain excluded' — thelocal — 7 February 2021

Pacific Islands Forum in crisis as one-third of member nations (Micronesia) quit over controversial election of Secretary-General — theguardian — 8 February 2021

North Korea continued to develop nuclear program in 2020 in violation of international sanctions, U.N. report says — cbsnews — 8 February 2021

Senate confirms former Obama chief of staff 87-7 to oversee VA — source — 8 February 2021

Thailand Targets 30% Electric-Car Production to Tackle Pollution — bloomberg — 8 February 2021

Biden Can’t Fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — slate — 8 February 2021

Paul Manafort can't be prosecuted in NY after Trump pardon, double jeopardy ruling stands — cnbc — 8 February 2021

I analyzed all of Trump’s tweets to find out what he was really saying: 'The establishment is stopping me from protecting you against invaders.' — theconversation — 8 February 2021

UNCTAD launches new tool to help transform economies amid global crisis — unctad — 8 February 2021

The U.K. Observer view on Joe Biden's first foreign policy speech: a breath of fresh air — theguardian — 7 February 2021

Mike Pence cast out of the Republican ranks — theguardian — 7 February 2021

Two House Republicans fined $5,000 each for not completing security screening to enter House floor — cnn — 6 February 2021

Ginni Thomas went too far — cnn — 6 February 2021

Egypt releases Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016 — ap/abcnews — 6 February 2021

Biden administration moves to terminate Trump-era Central American migration agreements — cnn — 6 February 2021

Republicans Have Already Introduced Over 100 Voter Suppression Bills This Year — truthout — 6 February 2021

New Video Shows Trump Ally Roger Stone With Proud Boy Accused Of Planning Capitol Riot — huffpost — 6 February 2021

GOP lawmakers call for Pelosi to be fined over new screenings but Capitol Police have not reported offence — thehill — 5 February 2021

Background to India's farm laws protests — theprint — 5 February 2021

UN chief: UN will seek to unite world, reverse Myanmar coup — apnews — 6 February 2021

Vale will pay nearly $7 billion over Brazilian dam collapse that killed 270 people — cnn — 5 February 2021

Myanmar coup: UN Security Council backs return of democracy and urges release of detainees — euronews — 5 February 2021

Libya rivals choose interim leaders at UN-backed talks in Geneva — africanews — 5 February 2021

ICC clears way for war crimes probe of Israeli actions — pbs — 5 February 2021

A Black woman will be the world's top trade official for the first time — cnn — 5 February 2021

Leading baby food manufacturers knowingly sold products with high levels of toxic metals, a congressional investigation found — cnn — 5 February 2021

America’s trade gap soared under Trump, final figures show — politico — 5 February 2021

Kamala Harris uses casting vote to pass Covid relief budget resolution — theguardian — 5 February 2021

UN chief reappoints billionaire Bloomberg as climate envoy — apnews — 5 February 2021

House votes to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments — abcnews — 5 February 2021

Fact check: Breaking down Capitol accusations made against and made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — cnn — 5 February 2021

Ivanka's pardon push part of her reemergence plan — axios — 5 February 2021

For more equitable parks, design them to be inclusive for the homeless — citymonitor — 4 February 2021

US Diplomats used secret dissent cable to call for Trump’s removal after Capitol protests — americanmilitarynews — 4 February 2021

'Who cares!': Trump resigns from Screen Actors Guild amid disciplinary probe — nbcnews — 4 February 2021

Democrats' $50,000 student loan forgiveness plan would make 36 million borrowers debt-free — cnbc — 4 February 2021

Inger Støjberg: Denmark's ex-immigration minister quits party ahead of impeachment trial over treatment of Syrian families — euronews — 4 February 2021

WEF 'Davos' event in Singapore pushed back to August over COVID-related havoc — ap/washingtonpost — 3 February 2021

Contractor Who Was Awarded $34.5 Million in Government Money and Provided Zero Masks Pleads Guilty to Fraud — propublica — 3 February 2021

EPFL's artificial aorta can reduce heart transplants — epfl — 3 February 2021

Biodiversity report urges nations to consider nature an economic asset — newscientist — 2 February 2021

Effective disaster management needs responsible AI — itu — 2 February 2021

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to spend years in prison — dw — 2 February 2021

Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO — axios — 2 February 2021

Pro-Trump Election Conspiracist Lin Wood Under Investigation For Illegal Voting — npr — 2 February 2021

UN system in Europe and Central Asia calls on countries to better include environmental and climate change perspectives in their recovery plans — unece — 1 February 2021

Myanmar’s military says elections will be held after year-long state of emergency: Aung San Suu Kyi detained, US and Britain condemn detentions — scmp — 1 February 2021

Jared Kushner nominated for Nobel peace prize — theguardian — 1 February 2021

Phoenix may be uninhabitable by the end of this century — salon — 1 February 2021

Why GameStop's stock could rise much, much higher — axios — 1 February 2021

Lincoln Project denounces co-founder after allegations of sexual harassment — ap/fortune — 1 February 2021

Russia: More than 4,500 arrested as Alexei Navalny supporters defy protest ban, says monitor — dw — 31 January 2021

MacKenzie Scott shakes up philanthropy with Amazon riches — newswires/france24 — 31 January 2021

Biden reverses Trump last-minute attempt to freeze $27.4 billion of programs — thehill — 31 January 2021

The Trump White House was behind the decision to have a march to the Capitol: NYTimes report — rawstory — 31 January 2021

Military Personnel and Veterans Are 'Overrepresented' in Capitol Insurrection Arrests — jezebel — 31 January 2021

The UN’s First Feminist, ‘Peg’ Snyder, Is Dead at 91 — passblue — 30 January 2021

Trump and attorneys part ways 9 days before impeachment trial — cbsnews — 30 January 2021

Woman who said she wanted to shoot Pelosi during Capitol riot arrested: At least 160 people have been charged federally with crimes related to the riot that left five people dead — nbcnews — 30 January 2021

Slain Capitol Police officer to lie in honor in Rotunda — thehill — 29 January 2021

Biden has signed 42 executive actions since taking office. Here's what each does — cnn — 29 January 2021

Newsy named 'most innovative publisher': Newsy is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company — newsy — 29 January 2021

Russian billionaire and Putin ally Arkady Rotenberg says 'Putin Palace' is his — bbc — 29 January 2021

U.S. Names Iran Envoy, a former Middle East adviser to Democratic presidents and a conflict resolution analyst — nytimes — 29 January 2021

Largest-Ever Climate Poll Shows 64% of Global Public Believes Warming Planet Is an 'Emergency' — commondreams — 29 January 2021

The United Kingdom and Switzerland models of cooperation with the EU — avenir-suisse — 29 January 2021

UN court rejects UK claim to Chagos Islands in favour of Mauritius — theguardian — 28 January 2021

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