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US House Introduces Antitrust Bills To Rein In Power Of Big Tech

US House Introduces Antitrust Bills To Rein In Power Of Big Tech

Reuters | Saturday June 12, 2021, Washington

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of the tech giants, with one potentially leading to their break-up.

Vladimir Putin Hopes Joe Biden Less Impulsive Than His Predecessor Trump

Vladimir Putin Hopes Joe Biden Less Impulsive Than His Predecessor Trump

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 12, 2021, Washington

Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that Joe Biden will be less impulsive than his predecessor Donald Trump ahead of his first summit with the new US leader.

US-Russia Ties "Deteriorated To Lowest Point In Recent Years": Putin

US-Russia Ties "Deteriorated To Lowest Point In Recent Years": Putin

Reuters | Saturday June 12, 2021, Washington

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with NBC News ahead of his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden next week, said US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in recent years.

Are You Supposed To Be Enjoying Yourselves? Queen Elizabeth Asks G7

Are You Supposed To Be Enjoying Yourselves? Queen Elizabeth Asks G7

Reuters | Saturday June 12, 2021, St Blazey, England

Britain's Queen Elizabeth met U.S. President Joe Biden under the canopy of the world's largest indoor rainforest on Friday as she hosted a reception for leaders of the Group of Seven richest nations, who are holding a three-day summit.

Kim Jong Un Calls For Boosting Military Power: State Media KCNA

Kim Jong Un Calls For Boosting Military Power: State Media KCNA

Reuters | Saturday June 12, 2021, Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chaired a Central Military Commission meeting, state media KCNA said on Saturday, where he called for boosting military power, but KCNA did not have details of any military activities planned.

China Brands Covid Lab-Leak Theory As "Absurd", US Urges Transparency

China Brands Covid Lab-Leak Theory As "Absurd", US Urges Transparency

Reuters | Saturday June 12, 2021, Washington/Beijing

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the need for cooperation and transparency over the origins of COVID-19 in a call with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Friday and raised other contentious topics.

UK Covid Heroes Dominate Queen Elizabeth's Annual Birthday Honours List

UK Covid Heroes Dominate Queen Elizabeth's Annual Birthday Honours List

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 12, 2021, London

Queen Elizabeth II will recognise those responsible for Britain's successful Covid-19 vaccine rollout in her annual Birthday Honours list, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

Brazil President Booed On Plane, Tells Critics To 'Take A Donkey'

Brazil President Booed On Plane, Tells Critics To 'Take A Donkey'

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 12, 2021, Brasilia, Brazil

They say Brazil is polarized under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, but the divide was literal Friday, when he boarded a commercial plane to greet supporters in the front -- as opponents booed him at the top of their lungs from the back.

Texas Governor Wants To Resume Building Mexico Border Wall

Texas Governor Wants To Resume Building Mexico Border Wall

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 12, 2021, Washington

Texas will announce plans next week to build a wall along its border with Mexico, the US state's governor Greg Abbott has said.

Covid Vaccine Access Needed "Throughout World": European Medicines Agency

Covid Vaccine Access Needed "Throughout World": European Medicines Agency

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 12, 2021, The Hague

The head of the European Medicines Agency told AFP on Friday that all countries must have access to coronavirus vaccines, as G7 leaders were expected to pledge to donate one billion doses to poor nations.

Pulitzer Honour For Teen Who "Courageously" Recorded George Floyd Murder

Pulitzer Honour For Teen Who "Courageously" Recorded George Floyd Murder

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 12, 2021, New York

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a "special citation" on Friday to the teenager whose video of the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer sparked worldwide protests against racial injustice.

Mouse Sperm Stored On International Space Station Produces Healthy "Space Pups"

Mouse Sperm Stored On International Space Station Produces Healthy "Space Pups"

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 12, 2021, Washington

Japanese researchers found mouse sperm exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation for nearly six years produced a large brood of healthy, unremarkable "space pups."

France's Macron Calls For Easing Of Vaccine Ingredients Supply To India, Others

France's Macron Calls For Easing Of Vaccine Ingredients Supply To India, Others

Press Trust of India | Friday June 11, 2021, New Delhi

Ahead of a crucial summit of the G7 grouping, French President Emmanuel Macron has called for easing the supply of raw materials for the production of coronavirus vaccines to India and some other countries

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, UAE Elected To UN Security Council For 2022-23 Term

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, UAE Elected To UN Security Council For 2022-23 Term

Press Trust of India | Friday June 11, 2021, United Nations

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates were elected unopposed to the powerful UN Security Council on Friday as non-permanent members for the 2022-23 term.

Brazil Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Kids 12 And Up

Brazil Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Kids 12 And Up

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 11, 2021, Sao Paulo

Brazil's health regulator approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine Friday for use in children aged 12 and up, though they will likely have to wait months in line for older age groups to be vaccinated first.