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California may let Disneyland resume by April

California may let Disneyland resume by April

California health officials set new rules that would allow Disneyland and other theme parks, stadiums and outdoor entertainment venues to reopen as early as April 1, after a closure of nearly a year due...

March 8, 2021, Monday


US$16b power price error in Texas during freeze

US$16b power price error in Texas during freeze

Power grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas made a US$16 billion pricing error in the week of the winter storm that led to power outages across the US state of Texas, said Potomac Economics,...

March 8, 2021, Monday


With 40% vaccinated, Israel reopening bars, restaurants

With 40% vaccinated, Israel reopening bars, restaurants

Israel took another step toward post-pandemic normalcy yesterday, opening restaurants, bars and cafes to vaccinated “green pass” holders, with about 40 percent of the population fully inoculated against...

March 8, 2021, Monday


Indian farmers mark 100 days of protests in Delhi

Indian farmers mark 100 days of protests in Delhi

Indian farmers gathered on Saturday to block a six-lane expressway outside New Delhi to mark the 100th day of protests against deregulation of agriculture markets, to add pressure on Prime Minister Narendra...

March 8, 2021, Monday


New York police again under fire after pepper-spraying of mother

New York police again under fire after pepper-spraying of mother

Police in the New York city of Rochester are again under scrutiny after body-cam video shows them forcing a woman, holding her 3-year-old daughter, to the ground and pepper-spraying her....

March 8, 2021, Monday


Floyd murder trial begins

Floyd murder trial begins

Nine months after George Floyd’s death laid bare the racial wounds in the United States, the white policeman charged with murdering the 46-year-old Black man is going on trial....

March 8, 2021, Monday


Woman accuses Cuomo of harassment

Woman accuses Cuomo of harassment

Another woman who worked for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has described conduct she felt was inappropriate for the workplace....

March 8, 2021, Monday


US Senate backs Biden’s US$1.9t relief bill

US Senate backs Biden’s US$1.9t relief bill

The US Senate on Saturday voted to approve a US$1.9 trillion relief package in what President Joe Biden called a “giant step” toward reviving the pandemic-stricken American economy, capping frenzied negotiations...

March 8, 2021, Monday


Water crisis still hitting residents in Mississippi

Water crisis still hitting residents in Mississippi

The largest city in the US state of Mississippi is still struggling with water problems more than two weeks after winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the system in Jackson, knocking out water for...

March 5, 2021, Friday


Millions in US lose COVID-19 aid under new plan

Millions in US lose COVID-19 aid under new plan

Millions of US households who received coronavirus-relief payments under former President Donald Trump would not get aid under a modified version of incumbent’s US$1.9 trillion aid package, analysts s...

March 5, 2021, Friday




 

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