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Vancouver woman launches social media campaign to fight anti-Asian racism Vancouver woman launches social media campaign to fight anti-Asian racism
- March 22, 2021

He admitted to the crime and was charged with murder. "Since silence can lead to more death and more violence, as a community we cannot be silent anymore". "It is our duty as Asian Americans and young people to act now", Lee said. Any American who chose to harass his or her Asian American neighbors was not listening to Donald Trump . (more...)
'WE ARE OVERWHELMED': Miami Beach imposes curfew to control spring break crowds 'WE ARE OVERWHELMED': Miami Beach imposes curfew to control spring break crowds
- March 22, 2021

Miami Herald noted that the sudden orders encompass the most-far reaching restrictions on spring break partying. During the next 72 hours, visitors will have to leave the streets and restaurants will have to close their doors in the main tourist areas of South Beach at 8pm, Miami Beach's entertainment center, officials announced. (more...)
Paris needs more coronavirus restrictions, French PM says Paris needs more coronavirus restrictions, French PM says
- March 19, 2021

The city of 2.1 million now has an incidence rate of over 400 infections per 100,000 residents. "The epidemic is getting worse". Castex said the country was entering its third wave and the British variant makes up about 75% of cases, Reuters reported . (more...)
Biden administration considering 6-month extension for United States troops in Afghanistan Biden administration considering 6-month extension for United States troops in Afghanistan
- March 19, 2021

The Kremlin, which pulled Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989 after a bruising occupation, last week threw its weight behind Washington's initiative for an interim government that included the Taliban. That conference, which Ghani's government criticized as "little more than a political drama", paved the way for formal negotiations to start between Taliban and an Afghan government sanctioned delegation. (more...)
European Union regulator reviews AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, blood clots European Union regulator reviews AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, blood clots
- March 18, 2021

Figures from the European Centers for Disease Prevention and Control this week show there are about 7 million unused AstraZeneca vaccines across the 27-nation EU. The German government defended its decision to suspend use of the vaccine, saying it was based on expert advice. This comes as Canada is expecting deliveries of two million doses next week. (more...)
Man Carrying Weapon Arrested Outside Kamala Harris' Residence Man Carrying Weapon Arrested Outside Kamala Harris' Residence
- March 18, 2021

Secret Service said after he was found to be carrying a rifle and a high capacity ammunitions clip. Harris and her husband have not moved in yet because of renovations to the home in Northwest D.C. garage, it was loaded with "a long gun, a large amount of ammunition and several gun clips with ammunition", said MacFarlane. Murray faces several charges, including carrying a unsafe weapon, carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a business, and possession of unregistered ammunition, the MPD ... (more...)
European Union threatens to halt Covid vaccine exports to UK European Union threatens to halt Covid vaccine exports to UK
- March 17, 2021

In response, Downing Street urged the European Union to "stand by its commitment" not to restrict exports of vaccines.The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "I would point you back to the conversation the Prime Minister had with Ursula von der Leyen earlier this year". (more...)
Photo Surfaces of Suspect in Custody for Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings Photo Surfaces of Suspect in Custody for Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings
- March 17, 2021

He said the victims in the Atlanta shootings may be Asian. Captain Baker said the suspect , Robert Aaron Long , of Woodstock, was taken into custody in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta. Police said 21-year-old man has been taken into custody after a short auto pursuit. At least eight people are dead following a series of shootings at an Atlanta area massage parlor and two spas. (more...)
Putin likely directed 2020 presidential election meddling, US intel finds Putin likely directed 2020 presidential election meddling, US intel finds
- March 17, 2021

Though Iran sought to exploit vulnerabilities on state election websites, and did "compromise U.S. entities associated with election infrastructure as a part of a broad targeting effort across multiple sectors worldwide", it did not attempt to manipulate votes or affect election infrastructure, the report concluded. (more...)
North Korean leader's sister raps US-S. Korea military drills North Korean leader's sister raps US-S. Korea military drills
- March 16, 2021

President Joe Biden . The annual joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, which began on March 8, are always a source of tension with Pyongyang. Psaki said the administration was consulting former USA government officials who have been involved in North Korea policy from past administrations while also seeking input from allies Japan and South Korea. (more...)
Vatican excludes gay union blessing saying God can’t ‘bless sin’ Vatican excludes gay union blessing saying God can’t ‘bless sin’
- March 15, 2021

The Catholic Church can not bless same-sex marriages, no matter how stable or positive the couples' relationships are, the Vatican said on Monday. The call for liturgical blessings of same-sex unions is part of a wider push by some German bishops to change the Church's teaching on a number of issues, including on the sacraments of priestly ordination and marriage. (more...)
Covid pandemic: Biden to order all USA adults be eligible for vaccine Covid pandemic: Biden to order all USA adults be eligible for vaccine
- March 15, 2021

The White House has said it would have enough vaccine supply to vaccinate the population by the end of May. The White House is also seeking to expand the pool of people able to administer shots to include dentists, optometrists, paramedics, veterinarians and medical students. (more...)
Vaccine linked to at least 30% reduction in Covid transmission, study suggests Vaccine linked to at least 30% reduction in Covid transmission, study suggests
- March 14, 2021

As many as 78,66,241 senior citizens and 13,86,305 aged 45 and above with specific comorbidities have received vaccine doses. The study assessed the records of people who live with both vaccinated and unvaccinated health care workers, finding those with who had a single dose were at least 30% less likely to pass the virus on. (more...)
One year after Breonna Taylor's death, advocates still seek justice, policy changes One year after Breonna Taylor's death, advocates still seek justice, policy changes
- March 14, 2021

She has also proposed a state-wide adoption of "Breonna's Law" - the Louisville legislation banning the use of no-knock warrants . "We are standing in Louisville, but across the country people are standing". Ms Taylor's "death resonates still in our city and around the world, underscoring the need to reform systems and act more urgently to advance racial justice and equity", he said on Twitter. (more...)
Several protesters killed in Myanmar capital in overnight protests Several protesters killed in Myanmar capital in overnight protests
- March 14, 2021

There have been mass demonstrations across Myanmar since a military coup at the beginning of February. "After a thorough review of this dire situation, I have designated Burma for Temporary Protected Status so that Burmese nationals and habitual residents may remain temporarily in the United States". (more...)
Cop involved in George Floyd murder to face new charge Cop involved in George Floyd murder to face new charge
- March 13, 2021

The 44-year-old Chauvin already faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd's May 25, 2020, death in Minneapolis. The video of the incident sparked outrage, with countless protests in response to racial injustice and police brutality taking place in cities across the world. (more...)
Uganda receives second batch of AstraZeneca vaccines Uganda receives second batch of AstraZeneca vaccines
- March 11, 2021

She said: 'Since December past year we have all been concerned about the appearance of variants - Kent, South Africa, more recently Brazil - and therefore we're well-prepared to look at, when it's needed, updates to ensure the vaccines being used in citizens are fully effective. (more...)
US will share COVID-19 vaccine if it has surplus: Joe Biden US will share COVID-19 vaccine if it has surplus: Joe Biden
- March 11, 2021

Currently, more than 321 million doses have been administered across 118 countries across the globe, according to the Bloomberg News coronavirus tracker. "A vaccinated American is the only way to beat the pandemic , get our economy back on track, and for us to get back our lives and our loved ones", he said. (more...)
COVID-19 Relief: Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion Package COVID-19 Relief: Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion Package
- March 11, 2021

As a matter of fact, despite a $892 billion in pandemic stimulus bill passed in the US Senate late in December, President Biden had proposed another $1.9 trillion in additional pandemic relief aid earlier this year citing a lavishly languishing US economy alongside a near-stagnant US labour market. (more...)
Biden German Shepherd has aggressive incident and is sent back to Delaware Biden German Shepherd has aggressive incident and is sent back to Delaware
- March 10, 2021

Cuomo has resisted calls to resign and he has urged the public to withhold their judgment until an inquiry overseen by the state attorney general, Letitia James, is complete. They got Champ after Mr Biden was elected vice-president in 2008. According to HuffPost , "The council, which will have a staff of six people, will create and submit a strategy to Biden to address gender in policies, programs, and budgets, as well as create an annual report that measures progress". (more...)