Los temores de Occidente sobre las vacunas obstaculizan el proceso de inmunización en otras partes del mundo

Mucho más allá de Estados Unidos y Europa, las amenazas de seguridad que rodean a las vacunas de AstraZeneca y Johnson & Johnson han puesto en peligro las campañas para inmunizar al mundo, socavando la confianza en dos fármacos muy necesarios y amenazando con prolongar la pandemia de coronavirus en países que no pueden permitirse… More Los temores de Occidente sobre las vacunas obstaculizan el proceso de inmunización en otras partes del mundo

How Mario Draghi Made Italy a Power Player in Europe

ROME — The European Union was stumbling through a Covid-19 vaccine rollout marred by shortages and logistical bungling in late March when Mario Draghi took matters into his own hands. The new Italian prime minister seized a shipment of vaccines destined for Australia — and along with them, an opportunity to show that a new,… More How Mario Draghi Made Italy a Power Player in Europe

Some New Yorkers Don’t Want the Superrich to Return

Even without final data from New York City about how many people remained in the city during the pandemic, an abundance of anecdotal evidence exists about the exodus of its wealthiest residents. At the writer Molly Jong-Fast’s Upper East Side apartment building, less than half a dozen of the 47 units were occupied in April… More Some New Yorkers Don’t Want the Superrich to Return

Special Report: Health official alleges ‘sexual slavery’ in Tigray; women blame soldiers

By Katharine Houreld 11 Min Read ADIGRAT, Ethiopia (Reuters) – The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded. An Ethiopian woman who says she was gang-raped by armed men is seen during… More Special Report: Health official alleges ‘sexual slavery’ in Tigray; women blame soldiers

U.S. Senate hate crimes bill sails past filibuster

By Makini Brice, David Morgan 3 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Hate crime legislation intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, easily overcoming the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. Senators on Wednesday took a procedural vote on whether to limit debate on the… More U.S. Senate hate crimes bill sails past filibuster

U.S. Chamber backs Manchin, Sinema with campaign contributions

By David Lawder 3 Min Read Slideshow ( 2 images ) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it is backing Democratic senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema with campaign contributions, rewarding them for their opposition to some of President Joe Biden’s legislative initiatives and for trying to work with Republicans. In disclosures… More U.S. Chamber backs Manchin, Sinema with campaign contributions

Are the Olympics cancelled? Japan official’s comments sow doubts

By Sam Nussey, Chang-Ran Kim 4 Min Read TOKYO (Reuters) -A senior Japanese ruling party official said on Thursday that cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, dropping a bomb on a hot-button issue and sending social media into a frenzy. FILE PHOTO: Men wearing face… More Are the Olympics cancelled? Japan official’s comments sow doubts

U.S. envoy: border talks with Israel will help crisis-hit Lebanon

By Reuters Staff 2 Min Read BEIRUT (Reuters) -The United States stands ready to facilitate maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel that will have benefits for the crisis-hit Lebanese economy, a U.S. envoy said on Thursday. On a visit to Beirut, Under Secretary of State David Hale blamed Lebanese leaders for failing to end… More U.S. envoy: border talks with Israel will help crisis-hit Lebanon

More than 100 companies sign letter opposing U.S. state voting restrictions

By Reuters Staff 3 Min Read (Reuters) -More than 100 U.S. companies including Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Ford Motor Co and Starbucks Corp have declared their opposition to voting curbs that a number of states are considering implementing. FILE PHOTO: Voters cast their ballots in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections at a Fulton County polling station… More More than 100 companies sign letter opposing U.S. state voting restrictions

Baltic foreign ministers visiting Ukraine ‘to express support’

By Reuters Staff 1 Min Read VILNIUS (Reuters) – The foreign ministers of EU members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania arrived in Ukraine on Thursday morning to show solidarity with the country in the face of a Russian military buildup, an Estonian ministry spokeswoman said. “The mission of the joint visit is to express strong support… More Baltic foreign ministers visiting Ukraine ‘to express support’