Thursday, Dec 02, 2021
Focus on the big picture
Sending money to family back home
BBC, 23 Oct 2021
It’s estimated that people in the UK sent £9bn overseas in 2020. Much of that will have been to family members.
Cedric pays for his mum’s rent. For him sending money every month is like paying his phone bill.
But, the expectation to send money back can be difficult to deal with. Some people have had to make the hard decision to cut back on the amount of money they send to family or to stop altogether.
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Can the US promote democracy worldwide? | The Bottom Line
Al Jazeera, 02 Dec 2021
The White House is hosting leaders from more than 100 countries in a virtual conference to discuss human dignity, accountability, fair elections and the political leadership of ...
Blinken says NATO committed to Ukraine's sovereignty
Reuters, 02 Dec 2021
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that NATO partners share Washington's commitment to Ukraine's territorial integrity and have ‘deep concerns about the aggressive post...
Pope Francis embarks on Apostolic journey to Cyprus and Greece
AFP, 02 Dec 2021
Pope Francis leaves from Rome Fiumicino airport to begin his 35th Apostolic journey that will take him to Cyprus and Greece over the next four days.
Turkey's President Erdogan replaces finance minister amid Lira freefall
DW, 02 Dec 2021
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has replaced the country's finance-minister days after the lira touched record lows in the latest chapter of the currency's year-long tumb...
Facebook lifts Kyle Rittenhouse search ban
FOX, 02 Dec 2021
Fox News contributor David Webb joined 'Fox & Friends First' slamming the social media platform, alleging the same people are 'writing the algorithms' that allegedly censor cert...
Sen. Chris Murphy: GOP gives up on kids once they're born
CNN, 02 Dec 2021
In the wake of the deadly shooting at a Michigan high school, US Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) delivered a passionate speech on the Senate floor in which he called out Republicans fo...
Meghan wins ruling in Mail on Sunday privacy fight – BBC News
BBC, 02 Dec 2021
The Duchess of Sussex has won the latest stage in her legal fight against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday, over a letter she wrote to her father.
'The Witcher' cast and crew hopeful for third season
AP, 02 Dec 2021
At the London premiere of the second season of Netflix's video game adaptation "The Witcher," star Henry Cavill hints that a third season may be a possibility.
Montenegro’s billion-dollar road to nowhere
FRANCE24, 02 Dec 2021
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BREAKING: Warning that previous COVID-19 infection likely doesn't protect from Omicron infection
Sky, 02 Dec 2021
Having had COVID won't necessarily protect against catching Omicron, warns Prof Anne von Gottberg of the National Institute for Communicable Disease, SA.
An omen? | Lights go out as Blinken meets with Kuleba
RT, 02 Dec 2021
A short power cut interrupts the very start of talks between Blinken and Kuleba...
Christian TV Network CEO Marcus Lamb Dies Of Covid
NBC, 02 Dec 2021
Controversial televangelist and CEO Marcus Lamb has died of Covid-19 after his Daystar network spend hours broadcasting anti-vaccination activists and groups.
Omicron variant coincides with Covid surge across Africa, warns WHO
Telegraph, 02 Dec 2021
The World Health Organisation has warned that a surge in Covid-19 cases across Africa has coincided with the sequencing of the Omicron variant.
Why is the Omicron variant so concerning? Virologist warns Covid strain could ‘wreak havoc’ in HK
SCMP, 02 Dec 2021
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Rescue of man 22 hours after solo capsize off Japan
Guardian, 02 Dec 2021
Dramatic footage released by the Japan coastguard shows the rescue of a 69-year-old man in rough seas after spending 22 hours drifting in open water.
What happened to the rescued Asian elephant Kaavan?
CGTN, 02 Dec 2021
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video The 37-year-old Asian elephant Kaavan, known as the "loneliest elephant in the world," has moved from a zoo in Pakistan to the Cambodia Wild...
Pfizer Expects Its Jab to Hold Up in Tests Vs. Omicron
Bloomberg, 02 Dec 2021
Pfizer's Covid-19 jab is likely to hold up to the omicron variant,
Xi in my eyes | In his heart, people are always above all
CD, 02 Dec 2021
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COVID-19: WHO asks for more doses for poorer nations amid global vaccine inequities
CA, 02 Dec 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) is pleading with wealthier nations to postpone booster shots and instead help vaccinate people in poorer countries first, as the Omicron vari...
LIVE: Latest news, breaking stories and analysis on December 1 | CBSN
CBS, 02 Dec 2021
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before a House subcommittee, President Biden speaks about his administration’s efforts to address the ongoing supply chain crisis...