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All the bad news Boris Johnson’s government just tried to bury

The UK government has a cynical tradition of saving up bad news and dumping it into the public domain just as MPs head off for their summer break. The seemingly deliberate strategy allows ministers to escape scrutiny by releasing embarrassing reports and policy changes all at once as parliament goes into recess. As MPs broke for summer […]

UK government mulling social rewards program to combat obesity: report

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is reportedly looking to develop a social rewards program that could aid in the health ministry’s ongoing efforts to combat obesity in the country. British newspaper The Telegraph on Friday reported that Johnson has brought in Keith Mills, who helped run the London Olympics, to launch the national initiative, which could […]

“He ricochets between great feats of insight and absolutely abysmal conduct”—two years of Boris Johnson

AS THE COUNTRY tests a bold reopening strategy in the face of the Delta variant, our political editor charitably characterises the prime minister’s tenure as a mixed bag. Hong Kong’s national-security law has now come for its universities, sending shudders through the territory’s last bastion of pro-democracy fervour. And why the alcohol-free beer industry is fizzing. Runtime: 22 min Listen […]

Unjabbed students face ban as ‘raging’ Boris Johnson targets vaccine refuseniks

University students will have to be fully vaccinated to attend lectures or stay in halls of residence under plans being pushed by Boris Johnson. The prime minister is said to have been “raging” about the relatively low vaccine uptake among young people and is determined to apply pressure. […]

Six months in, two challenges could define Biden’s presidency

Six months into his first term, President Biden is finding himself faced with two major domestic challenges: getting both parts of his infrastructure plan passed and handling the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether or not the president can succeed in handling each of these crises individually and collectively will determine whether Democrats can maintain control of […]

Rep. Ronny Jackson, ex-White House doc, predicts Biden will be forced to resign

Rep. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician-turned-congressman, says he’s “terrified for our country” in the wake of President Joe Biden’s disastrous town hall this week — and that he doubts whether the commander in chief has the cognitive ability to make it through a full term. “He’s completely LOST it!” […]

Joe Biden’s approval rating simply hasn’t moved in six months President Joe Biden speaks on Covid-19 response and vaccinations in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2021. (CNN)President Joe Biden’s presidency is now six months old. You’d be forgiven if you didn’t realize […]

The multi dimensional phenomenon of Israeli settlements

since 1967, the question of Israeli settlements is old news to followers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, the new facts on the ground are reaching unprecedented dimensions as almost every week, new plans for the expansion of existing settlements or the erection of new outposts are announced, disrupting the political landscape of what is, according […]

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: The agency updated its FDA COVID-19 Response At-A-Glance Summary, which provides a quick look at facts, figures and highlights on the FDA’s response efforts. On Thursday, July […]