Climate change and COVID threaten to sink small island nations

Small island nations are at an impasse. Under the onslaught of climate change, they must spend big to protect their communities from rising sea levels and dangerous storms. But a major source of income, international tourism, has dried up due to the coronavirus pandemic. So now they cry out to …

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Africa Leads Calls for Debt Relief Amid Coronavirus Crisis | Global development

Ministers from governments across Africa have requested suspension interest payments on debt as the Covid-19 crisis worsens. The number of cases reported in Africa are still behind Europe and the United States, but increases are confirmed in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Algeria and Burkina Faso, among others, and there are …

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Hackers used SolarWinds’ dominance against him in sprawling spy campaign

By Raphael Satter, Christopher Bing and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In an earnings call two months ago, SolarWinds chief executive Kevin Thompson praised how far the company has come in his 11 years at the helm. There was no database or IT deployment model that his Austin, Texas-based company …

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KING OF COMEDY – Caribbean Life

Jamaican comedian Oliver Samuels. Subscribe to our Policy NewsletterNY for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across New York The Bronx-based Deh Abroad Corporation and Pure Jamaica, Inc. hosted a 50e celebration of the birthday of the famous Caribbean “King of …

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Judd Apatow Exercises Different Creative Muscles With “The King of Staten Island”

Subscribe to our Policy NewsletterNY for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across New York BY MOLLY GIVEN Thinking of veteran filmmaker and proclaimed comedian Judd Apatow, a plethora of films could come to mind. Movies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, “Knocked …

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Dozens dead in suspected rebel attack in eastern DR Congo | Democratic Republic of Congo News

At least 46 civilians killed by suspected ADF fighters in Irumu territory, according to a regional official. At least 46 civilians were reportedly killed in an attack by suspected rebel fighters on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a senior provincial official said Thursday. Local security forces …

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Central African Republic votes “overwhelmingly” amid sporadic rebel fire

BANGUI (Reuters) – Residents of the Central African Republic surrendered in large numbers to the presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the UN mission chief said, despite rebels opening fire in some areas in an attempt to scare away the electors. Rebel groups hostile to President Faustin-Archange Touadera, who is …

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Queens-born actress Awkwafina to make 7 train announcements for a week ahead of her new show’s premiere

Awkwafina, née Nora Lum, creator / writer / star / executive producer of Comedy Central series “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens”, poses for a portrait during the Winter Television Critics Association 2020 press tour on Tuesday, January 14 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo / Chris Pizzello) Subscribe to our …

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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott says she gave $ 4.1 billion to charity

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced that she had given $ 4.1 billion over …

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Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar present bold plan to write off student debt amid COVID-19 pandemic | national

WASHINGTON – Yesterday Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) presented the Emergency Student Debt Relief Act, legislation that offers immediate monthly payment relief to federal student loan borrowers, cancels at least $ 30,000 in student loan debt per borrower, and protects borrowers from involuntary payments and garnishment during …

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