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COVID-19 news

China cuts COVID quarantine time for international travellers ground.news28 June 2022 (LINK)

France asks citizens to wear masks again in public 75 sources28 June 2022 (LINK)

Global impact of the first year of COVID-19 vaccination: '10s of millions of lives saved'thelancet24 June 2022 (LINK)

Long Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study showscnn23 June 2022 (LINK)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, 81, tests positive for Covid: he is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots: "mild symptoms"nbcnews15 June 2022 (LINK)

What to know about the newest, most contagious Omicron subvariantstime15 June 2022 (LINK)

Universal health care could have saved more than 330,000 U.S. lives during COVIDscientificamerican13 June 2022 (LINK)

FDA says Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears effective for children under 5foxbusiness13 June 2022 (LINK)

Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine works safely in kids, including those under age 5, FDA sayswsj / yahoo10 June 2022 (LINK)

CDC: 67% of Americans should be wearing masks indoors or considering itusnews10 June 2022 (LINK)

Pandemic's origins obscured by lack of Chinese data — WHO panelreuters9 June 2022 (LINK)

Ground News: WHO: COVID origins unclear, but lab leak theory needs study

COVID-19 cases, deaths falling globally, except in Middle East and Southeast Asia WHO saysap / globalnews8 June 2022 (LINK)

Moderna says updated COVID booster is superior to original vaccine shots, could begin shipping by Augustcbsnews8 June 2022 (LINK)

No, Paper didn't show Moderna COVID-19 vaccines 'hurt' immunityap / berkshireeagle5 June 2022 (LINK)

More than two-thirds of world's people have COVID antibodies, WHO saysbloomberg / americanmilitarynews4 June 2022 (LINK)

Study shows people are recovering from COVID in a week but testing positive for over 10 daysabc7news2 June 2022 (LINK)

Study finds what persuaded vaccine-hesitant people to get COVID jabnewsweek1 June 2022 (LINK)


Non-COVID news

Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) in Lugano on 4–5 July 2022 — eda29 June 2022 (LINK)

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would reduce risks to humans by up to 85%thebrighterside30 June 2022 (LINK)

AI predicts crime in Chicago a week in advance with 90 per cent accuracy but arouses concerns over racial bias — newscientist30 June 2022 (LINK)

Davos was a case study in how not to talk about climate changeundark30 June 2022 (LINK)

These 3 smartphone apps are helping to reduce food waste around the globetheplanetarypress29 June 2022 (LINK)

Who's to blame for inflation? NPR fact checks some common claimsnpr29 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia fines foreign firms for alleged data storage violationsreuters28 June 2022 (LINK)

Turkey lifts block on Finland and Sweden NATO bidspolitico28 June 2022 (LINK)

Mapped: Energy consumption per capita around the world: Iceland tops, but 98% from renewablesvisualcapitalist28 June 2022 (LINK)

Iran applies to join BRICS group of emerging countriesground.news28 June 2022 (LINK)

Court finds France negligent in Caribbean islands pesticide caseground.news28 June 2022 (LINK)

New report reveals pollution linked to 10% of cancer cases in Europeground.news28 June 2022 (LINK)

Credit Suisse found guilty in money-laundering case tied to cocaine ringground.news28 June 2022 (LINK)

Russians exploiting Geneva as espionage 'hotspot,' Swiss saybloomberg27 June 2022 (LINK)

If you think Denmark is all Borgen and social equality, take a look at its awful 'ghetto' lawtheguardian27 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia defaults on foreign debt for first time since 1918theguardian27 June 2022 (LINK)

Russia sent dollar-Eurobond coupon payouts to NSD in roubles' — reuters27 June 2022 (LINK)

Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said in a statement that Russia not making payments in the currency of issue did not amount to a default on its foreign debt.

G7 launches $600bn infrastructure plan to counter Chinaaljazeera27 June 2022 (LINK)

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'ap / wbrc25 June 2022 (LINK)

We have been lied to': Greta Thunberg Glastonbury address takes aim at 'greedy' world leaderssomersetlive25 June 2022 (LINK)

Thailand signs world's first country-to-country carbon offsetting pact, with Switzerlandnationthailand25 June 2022 (LINK)

World's first solar-powered car is ready to hit the road with 79km range and €250K price tagmymodernmet25 June 2022 (LINK)

UNRWA warns 'chronic underfunding' will lead to collapsei24 / algemeiner25 June 2022 (LINK)

Prince Charles took bags stuffed with millions in cash from controversial Qatari sheikh: reportnypost25 June 2022 (LINK)

Five things to know now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wadecbsnews25 June 2022 (LINK)

U.S. Supreme Court abortion ruling 'misleadingly quotes me' in overturning Roe vs Wade: law professornewsweek25 June 2022 (LINK)

Shireen Abu Aqleh killed by 'seemingly well-aimed' Israeli bullet not from indiscriminate firing by armed Palestinians, as initially claimed by Israeli authorities, UN saysafp / theguardian24 June 2022 (LINK)

Israel: "So far, [our] inquiry has found that she was not shot intentionally. Therefore, any such claims that she was are unfounded."

Ensuring media freedom and safety of journalists requires urgent concrete action backed by political will: UN expertohchr24 June 2022 (LINK)

Pacific island nation Niue protects 100% of its ocean territory — the size of Norway — in pioneering movebusinessinsider24 June 2022 (LINK)

UN climate expert: I want to find the wormhole between human rights and climate changegenevasolutions24 June 2022 (LINK)

Lagos ranks second worst liveable city in the world, worst in Africa: Damascus at bottomripplesnigeria24 June 2022 (LINK)

Britain ranks bottom in Europe for nature connectiveness: Italy besttheguardian23 June 2022 (LINK)

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors after quake kills 1,000apnews23 June 2022 (LINK)

Glencore UK subsidiary pleads guilty to $28m and 7 counts of bribery in 15 sources22 June 2022 (LINK)

UN whistleblowing complaints 'dismissed far too early'bbc21 June 2022 (LINK)

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee: Screw Web3 — my decentralized internet (Solid) doesn't need blockchainthenextweb21 June 2022 (LINK)

Floating Hong Kong restaurant capsizes in South China Seatheguardian20 June 2022 (LINK)

Bangladesh suffers worst-ever floods in centuryground.news19 June 2022 (LINK)

Macron faces 5 years of gridlock after stunning parliamentary defeat: far-left and far-right rivals log historic gainspolitico19 June 2022 (LINK)

Brazil police find remains in search for UK journalist, suspect confesses - investigatorsground.news19 June 2022 (LINK)

The top 20 best airports in the world according to passengers: Zurich 9thbusinessinsider18 June 2022 (LINK)

Cities with the best work-life balance in the world: 3 in Switzerland among top 6247wallst18 June 2022 (LINK)

WTO passes 'unprecedented' trade package following protracted talks: agreements on fisheries subsidies, food safety, WTO reforms and emergency response, including a partial waiver for COVID-19 vaccinesupi17 June 2022 (LINK)

CERN to end collaboration agreements with Russia and Belarusdw17 June 2022 (LINK)

An enormous international study just confirmed the ugly truth about sitting too muchsciencealert17 June 2022 (LINK)

European Commission recommends Ukraine be granted EU candidate statusdw17 June 2022 (LINK)

EU fails to agree corporate tax of 15% as Hungary vetoes overhaul ground.news17 June 2022 (LINK)

Swiss government rejects automatic citizenship for those born in Switzerlandlenews17 June 2022 (LINK)

Swiss central bank surprises market with 0.5% rate hikelenews16 June 2022 (LINK)

Bank of England hikes rates for the fifth time in a row to 1.25% as inflation soars to 40-year high at 9%cnbc16 June 2022 (LINK)

U.S. Federal Reserve's largest rate rise since 1994 to 1.5%morningstar16 June 2022 (LINK)

McDonald's to pay France $1.3 billion in tax fraud caseapnews16 June 2022 (LINK)

Netherlands says it foiled Russian plot to infiltrate International Criminal Courtcnbc16 June 2022 (LINK)

Slovenia will take down its border fence with Croatiaafp / euronews16 June 2022 (LINK)

Biden administration has sent $5.6B to Ukraine since start of waraxios15 June 2022 (LINK)

EU takes legal action against Britain for breaching Northern Ireland agreementfrance2415 June 2022 (LINK)

'Nobody's immune to inflation': These are the most expensive cities for the world's wealthy: Inflation across the collection of items recorded rose 7.5% over the year, compared with just 1% the year earlier. Three-quarters (75%) of luxury goods and almost two-thirds (63%) of luxury services increased in price over the yearcnbc15 June 2022 (LINK)

Origin of Black Death finally found in bacteria from Kyrgyzstan graves: plague bacteria affecting marmosets in the region are genetically most similar to the samplesnewscientist15 June 2022 (LINK)

Made in India navigational app to be used at UN Geneva Office, says Ministerndtv14 June 2022 (LINK)

UK government vows to push through with its Rwanda migrant plan, despite being forced to cancel its first deportation flight over last-minute legal appealslbc15 June 2022 (LINK)

UNESCO designates 11 new biosphere reserves, including 3 new countriesunesco14 June 2022 (LINK)

Britain cancels first flight scheduled to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda late on 14 June after European Court of Human Rights intervenes, citing "a real risk of irreversible harm"apnews15 June 2022 (LINK)

Court refuses to halt UK deportation plan for migrantsapnews14 June 2022 (LINK)

Climate change: Rising sea levels threaten 200,000 England propertiesground.news15 June 2022 (LINK)

WHO to rename monkeypox virus to avoid discrimination, heeding calls from scientiststhedailybeast14 June 2022 (LINK)

U.S. DHS set to punish Border Patrol horsemen accused in Haitian migrant 'whipping' incidentground.news15 June 2022 (LINK)

Scientists sound alarm on badly run medical studies: "over 60% showed a high risk of bias"groundup13 June 2022 (LINK)

A South Korean exchange CEO and soldier sold military secrets to North Korea for Bitcoinbitcoinnews13 June 2022 (LINK)

Putin's Ex-PM says Putin 'out of it', Ukraine war could last two yearsibtimes13 June 2022 (LINK)

Global nuclear arsenal set to grow for first time in decadestheguardian13 June 2022 (LINK)

Tony Awards 2022: See the list of winnerscnn13 June 2022 (LINK)

Expected Ocean Changes Require Planning For Many Generations Aheadeurasiareview13 June 2022 (LINK)

"While surface warming may stabilize at about 1.5-2℃ when global emissions reach net-zero emissions, sub-surface ocean warming will continue for at least hundreds of years."

Jan. 6 committee says it has ample evidence to indict Trumpap / pbs12 June 2022 (LINK)

WTO chief sees 'bumpy' road as ministers work to reach dealsground.news12 June 2022 (LINK)

McDonald's successor — 'Tasty and That's It' — opens in Moscow; Ukraine forces hang on in Donbas: Live updatesusatoday12 June 2022 (LINK)

Sepsis still kills 1 in 5 people worldwide — two Pittsburgh physicians offer a new approach to stopping itlakeconews12 June 2022 (LINK)

Rwanda calls for UK deportation scheme to be given 'a chance' after Prince Charles 'says policy is appalling'ground.news11 June 2022 (LINK)

UN elects new council members: Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerlandap / washingtonpost10 June 2022 (LINK)

World's protected natural areas too small and isolated to benefit wildlife — new studytheconversation10 June 2022 (LINK)

"We estimated that at least 1,536 species (40% of those we looked at), and maybe as many as 2,156 (56%) had ten or fewer protected populations that were likely to survive in the long run."

China and Russia defend North Korea vetoes in first at UN: The debate was held under new rules requiring the General Assembly to examine any veto wielded in the Security Council by one of its five permanent membersapnews9 June 2022 (LINK)

Nicaragua authorizes entry of Russian troops, planes, ships (as well as U.S.) for training and emergency responsesap / localnews89 June 2022 (LINK)

Nicaragua's Sandinista-controlled Congress has cancelled nearly 200 nongovernmental organizationsap / usnews2 June 2022 (LINK)

What we know about Trump's actions as insurrection unfolded, U.S. Committee holds public prime-time hearingapnews9 June 2022 (LINK)

Science system helps fuel a culture of misinformationniemanlab9 June 2022 (LINK)

Algeria ends 2-decade friendship treaty with Spainapnews8 June 2022 (LINK)

Tensions have soared in a complex three-way dispute after Spain gave its backing to Morocco's position over the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Algeria backs the Polisario independence movement in the region, which rejects Morocco's annexation of Western Sahara. The Polisario are encamped in southern Algeria.

British Virgin Islands avoids direct U.K. rule amid scrutinyapnews8 June 2022 (LINK)

Premier was recently arrested on cocaine charges and an unrelated report found widespread corruption in the overseas territory

The UK just launched the world's largest four-day work week experimentmentalfloss8 June 2022 (LINK)

Biden administration announces new ocean conservation proposalsthehill8 June 2022 (LINK)

British tourist sentenced to 15 years in Iraq for stealing antiquitiescnn8 June 2022 (LINK)

WHO battling a barrage of disinformation alleging it is scheming to take over health policy in sovereign nationsafp / brecorder8 June 2022 (LINK)

The world's most expensive cities for 2022: HongKong again tops, Geneva is Europe's costliestcnn8 June 2022 (LINK)

Vietnam health minister and Hanoi mayor arrested over $170m COVID-19 test gougingground.news7 June 2022 (LINK)

World must tell Taliban it's going in wrong direction, says German foreign ministerarabnews7 June 2022 (LINK)

Climate crisis costs up over 800% as UN donor nations fail to keep pace, report sayscnn7 June 2022 (LINK)

Celebrity investor Mark Cuban sets up company to tackle out-of-control U.S. prescription drug pricespharmaphorum6 June 2022 (LINK)

Expert's dire warning after strains of 'superpower' bacteria June 2022 (LINK)

Russia-Ukraine war has killed 'several thousand dolphins' and harmed the marine ecosystem, say Black Sea scientistsbusinessinsider4 June 2022 (LINK)

'Free Assange' protesters in UK arrested on The Mall right before Jubilee Party at the June 2022 (LINK)

Insiders say Amazon's Consumer CEO Dave Clark was felled by a series of missteps, including warehouse overexpansion, spiraling costs, overstaffing and a union lossbusinessinsider4 June 2022 (LINK)

Top Meta exec Sandberg quit amid probe into wedding expenses: reportdailywire4 June 2022 (LINK)

Manufacturers' stranglehold on agricultural spare partstheguardian4 June 2022 (LINK)

World Environment Day (6 June): Earth 'cannot keep up with our demands' — UN Secretary-General Antònio Guterresapnews3 June 2022 (LINK)

Stockholm+50 issues call for urgent environmental and economic actionapnews3 June 2022 (LINK)

Africa is victim of Ukraine war, AU's Macky Sall tells Vladimir Putin — urges Russia's president to ease grain and fertilizer exportsbbc3 June 2022 (LINK)

More than 40% of Earth's land surface must be conserved to stop the biodiversity crisis, report warnscnn3 June 2022 (LINK)

Climate change is fueling a 5,000-square-mile 'Dead Zone' in the Gulf of Mexicothedailybeast3 June 2022 (LINK)

Carbon level in atmosphere hits new milestone, 50 percent higher than pre-industrial levelspbs3 June 2022 (LINK)

Teachers unpaid, health records unavailable: How Russian hackers have held the entire country of Costa Rica to ransomabc3 June 2022 (LINK)

ICRC's director-general Robert Mardini on Ukraine: The "scale of destruction defies comprehension": "some regions have suffered not 100 days of armed conflict, but eight years of it"icrc3 June 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine lifts interest rate to highest in Europebbc3 June 2022 (LINK)

The World Bank predicts that Ukraine's economy could shrink by as much as 45% this year. The rate of inflation — or the cost of living — has risen to 17% in Ukraine and is on track to hit 20% this year, according to the country's central bank. The National Bank of Ukraine said the benchmark interest rate increase — from 10% to 25% — would help protect citizens' savings from being eaten by soaring inflation.

Outrage as North Korea takes helm of world disarmament bodytheguardian3 June 2022 (LINK)

Turkey rebrands as Türkiye at UN, because other name is for the birdstheguardian3 June 2022 (LINK)

U.S. finds no evidence nine flaws in Dominion voting machines were ever exploited in any electionscbsnews3 June 2022 (LINK)

Researchers discover new self-destructing parasite against drug-resistant malariaapnews2 June 2022 (LINK)

First-of-its-kind Index Measures the Connectedness of Naturewwf2 June 2022 (LINK)

These U.S. airports will let you bypass long TSA security lines for freeafar2 June 2022 (LINK)

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 4 years in prison for stealing from Stormy Danielscnbc2 June 2022 (LINK)

Remote interpretation doesn't work for interpretersuntoday1 June 2022 (LINK)

Thousands to gather in Lisbon 23 June-1 July for UN Ocean Conference to launch a fleet of innovative solutions to stop rapid decline of our ocean's healthunesco1 June 2022 (LINK)

'Sea forest' would be better name for seaweed, says UN food advisertheguardian1 June 2022 (LINK)

With Money From Facebook, 10 Colleges Turn Their Campuses into 'Metaversities'edsurge1 June 2022 (LINK)

Monkeypox and endemic diseases becoming more persistent, WHO saysfoxnews1 June 2022 (LINK)

US agrees to update critical habitat for Florida manateesabcnews1 June 2022 (LINK)

Graduates from these 5 top European universities can now move to the UK for up to 3 years without a job offer, including two from Switzerlandbusinessinsider1 June 2022 (LINK)