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Foreign Aid To Afghanistan Could Reach $12 Billion Over Four Years, Some With Conditions

GENEVA: Foreign donors pledged a projected $12 billion in civilian aid to Afghanistan over the next four years at a conference on Tuesday, but many made it conditional on protecting human rights and making progress on peace talks in a major shake-up for the country’s economy. Ville Skinnari, Finland’s minister for development cooperation and foreign […]


Clemson, Florida State, coach battles and the inevitable challenges of playing in a pandemic

4:25 PM ET Andrea Adelson Close ESPN Senior Writer ACC reporter. Joined in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Clemson’s players were having breakfast beneath a massive circus tent in the team hotel parking […]

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It’s not just the Midwest: The U.S. outbreak is accelerating all over the map.

When infections began rising sharply in the United States in September, the growth was driven largely by outbreaks in the Upper Midwest. States like North Dakota and Wisconsin soon became the hardest hit in the nation, relative to their size, and the region continues to struggle. Now, though, with the country’s daily average of new […]

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How Dosing Error Turned Into Lucky Punch For AstraZeneca And Oxford

“The reason we had the half-dose is serendipity,” Mene Pangalos from AstraZeneca said. FRANKFURT/LONDON: A stroke of good fortune from a dosing error will pave the way for AstraZeneca and Oxford University to submit their COVID-19 vaccine for regulatory clearance. The British drugmaker said on Monday that the vaccine could be around 90% effective, when […]


India Govt Ban on More Chinese Apps Can Hurt China’s Digital Silk Route Ambitions

The Indian government has announced a fourth ban on Chinese apps, bringing the total number of apps banned in India to 267. With 43 new apps banned today, the government has followed up on the June 29 ban that suspended popular social media app TikTok from India. India followed this up with 47 more apps […]


Middleweight champ Gennadiy Golovkin to fight Kamil Szeremeta on Dec. 18

GGG is back. IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin will meet mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta on Dec. 18 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, DAZN announced Tuesday. The bout was initially scheduled for February and then April, with the latter date scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Golovkin-Szeremeta fight will […]


MSP Michelle Ballantyne quits Scottish Tories

The former Scottish Borders councillor entered Holyrood in May 2017 via the South Scotland list after fellow Tory Rachael Hamilton quit to successfully contest a by-election. Source link

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Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Day 1 for Joe Biden President-elect Joe Biden’s battle against the coronavirus officially began today. Mr. Biden’s pandemic response plan had been held up by the Trump administration’s refusal to authorize the transition of presidential power. But that changed yesterday when the federal government finally signed off on the start of the transition, unlocking funds, […]

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Biden Seeks Swift Cabinet Votes, But GOP Senate Stays Silent

WASHINGTON: As President-elect Joe Biden started rolling out his administrative team, one voice has been notably silent: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senate Republicans will hold great sway in confirming or denying Bidens Cabinet nominees, regardless of which party controls the narrowly split Senate after runoff elections. But key Republican senators, including the GOP leader, […]


Dynamo Kiev vs. Barcelona – Football Match Report – November 24, 2020

Sergino Dest became the first U.S. international to score for Barcelona in their 4-0 Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night. Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman fielded a team without talisman Lionel Messi and midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with both players staying behind in Spain to rest due to a massive club and country […]