Tag: union

China and Russia vaccinate the world — for now

While the U.S. and Europe focus on vaccinating their own populations, China and Russia are sending millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries around the world.Why it matters: China's double success in controlling its domestic outbreak and producing several viable…

/ March 2, 2021
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The Victoria and Albert Museum Will Cut a Fifth of Its Curatorial Staff as Part of a Sweeping Round of Layoffs

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is making drastic cuts to its workforce as cultural institutions around the globe struggle amid extended and repeated closures. Unions learned that the V&A’s “recovery strategy” would involve lay offs and the restructuring of curatorial departments on Thursday,…

/ February 26, 2021
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Donald Trump Jr Rips Teachers Unions In Front Of A Gun Wall; Critics Go Ballistic

Donald Trump Jr rocketed even further off the rails in a Twitter video aimed at teachers unions Saturday — in front of a wall of guns.Vox journalist Aaron Rupar commented that the rant from the former president’s son, in his typical…

/ February 22, 2021
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Armin Laschet elected as leader of Merkel’s CDU party in Germany

Armin Laschet, the centrist governor of North Rhine-Westphalia, was elected on Saturday as the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), defeating the more conservative Friedrich Merz by a 521-466 margin.Why it matters: Laschet is now the most likely…

/ January 16, 2021
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Surreal Photos Show DC In Lockdown As Inauguration Day Approaches

As Washington, DC, still reels from the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, it also prepares for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.Photos this week show the city mounting unprecedented preparations against the backdrop of the coronavirus…

/ January 15, 2021
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Indonesia’s aviation safety has improved, but a lot remains to be done

The Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disaster serves as a warning for aviation safety regulators, not only in Indonesia but worldwide. Four minutes after taking off from Jakarta in heavy rain on January 9, the Boeing 737-500 nosedived into the ocean,…

/ January 13, 2021

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia’s favourite islands

I fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, near Remarkable Rocks (a popular tourist site), and being awestruck by the Southern Ocean. The island (Australia’s third-largest after Tasmania…

/ January 13, 2021

Archaeologists Are Using Incredible Photographs From This Cold War-Era Spy Satellite to Unlock Secrets of World History

Satellite imagery from the Corona project, a Cold War spy program that acquired military intelligence about the Soviet Union for the US, is proving useful in ways its creators could have never imagined—including for archaeologists. “Corona is like a time…

/ January 8, 2021
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Ethical minefields: the dirty business of doing deals with Myanmar’s military

Myanmar’s transition from five decades of military rule is a work in progress. Despite the junta’s formal dissolution in 2010, the release of political prisoners including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and democratic reforms allowing National League Democracy to…

/ January 7, 2021
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After Brexit: Can the UK really go it alone? | To the Point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT_4mcE_rP8For the first time in its history, a member nation has left the European Union. But can the UK really go it alone? And how will it change the EU?Guests: Tom Nuttall (The Economist), Jon Worth (blogger), Tanja Börzel (political…

/ January 7, 2021

Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020
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EU launches coronavirus vaccine drive to inoculate 450 million people

The European Union began on Sunday a coordinated rollout of coronavirus vaccinations across its 27 member states in a drive to inoculate some 450 million people.Why it matters: Several European countries have tightened restrictions as cases, deaths and hospitalizations surge.…

/ December 27, 2020