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EU climate change plans on collision course amid rising cost of emissions

Brussels’ historic attempt to tackle climate change is running up against a wall of opposition from bloc governments on the grounds that its plans would hit their households with higher energy costs. EU lawmakers told the Financial Times that attempts by the European Commission to extend carbon pricing to the …

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Pharmacy advocates in Congress to blunt drug price reform, experts say

There are few issues that bring the American people together more than the idea that the cost of prescription drugs is too high. Polls show a large majority of Americans in both parties believe the government needs to do more to cut prescription drug costs, and every presidential administration this …

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Bulgarian center-right GERB just leads election, unlikely to form government

People vote in early parliamentary elections at a polling station in Sofia, Bulgaria on July 11, 2021. REUTERS / Spasiyana Sergieva GERB has no natural allies in a fractured parliament ITN protest party may struggle to form a government Tough coalition talks lie ahead SOFIA, July 12 (Reuters) – Former …

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Speaker suggests giving citizens a greater voice in leadership more important than the republic

Whether or not Barbados transitions to a republic shouldn’t be a pressing issue for Barbadians, says university professor Dr Ronnie Yearwood. Instead, he believes people should focus more on promoting meaningful political and constitutional change. Dr Yearwood, professor of law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, …

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Africa’s “worst pandemic week ever”: cases on the rise, vaccines are scarce

Africa has just experienced its “worst pandemic week in history,” the World Health Organization said Thursday. The continent lacks vaccines and the virus is making its young people sick and overwhelming its already fragile health systems. More than 251,000 new cases were reported in Africa during the week ending July …

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Ohio doctors can now refuse service on moral and religious grounds

A provision in Ohio’s new biennial budget will allow healthcare workers, hospitals and health insurance providers to refuse services that violate their moral or religious beliefs, the Journal-News reported on Monday. Local advocates warn that this rule legalizes discrimination against LGBTQ patients as well as members of other marginalized groups …

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Pentagon seeks to soften blow from US withdrawal from Afghanistan

The August date also gives the administration more time to find places to resettle thousands of Afghans and their families, who helped the Americans during the 20 Years War. The White House has come under heavy pressure to protect Afghan allies from Taliban revenge attacks and speed up the long …

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Governor Ducey cancels some of his emergency pandemic orders | Government and Politics

The Wildcat family statue sculpture has the required face mask with the University of Arizona logo on the University of Arizona Mall in July 2020. Governor Doug Ducey ordered the universities could not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, even if none required vaccination. Arizona Daily Star Rebecca Sasnett …

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Africa’s last absolute monarchy shaken by mass protests

JOHANNESBURG – As Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Eswatini chooses his country’s prime minister and cabinet and has the power to dissolve parliament. Its grip on the nation’s finite economic resources has guaranteed a lavish lifestyle of luxury cars and palaces, and its children are posting their …

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Myanmar virus outbreaks after coup

Three days before her arrest by soldiers, Myanmar’s civilian leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi received her first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. His high-profile inoculation was part of a national campaign to fight the virus through testing, wearing masks, lockdowns and vaccination. But like the civilian government led by …

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