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Is America Back? A view from Europe

By all appearances, President Joe Biden 's whirlwind tour through Europe last week was a tremendous success. At the meeting of the heads of government of the G7 — the seven largest, economically advanced liberal democracies — Biden forged a common G7 position vis-a-vis China. With the leaders of the...
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International graduates presented badges

Forty-five international officers, representing 43 countries, were presented the Command and General Staff College International Graduate Badge in a ceremony June 17 in the Lewis and Clark Center’s Eisenhower Auditorium. In 1894, Swiss Lt. Henri Le Comte became the first international officer to study alongside U.S. officers when he attended...
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How Brazil's fear of losing the Amazon guides Bolsonaro's policies towards the forest

(CNN) — In 2000, when the internet in Brazil was still in its infancy, an email with an alarming message about the Amazon went viral. It claimed that the United States and the United Nations had taken the forest from Brazilians and transformed it into a protected area -- a falsehood, but one that reflected a long-running conspiracy theory still promoted today by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Public HealthThe Guardian

Finding the source of Covid-19 – Inside the 25 June Guardian Weekly

As global efforts to contain emerging Covid variants continue to present steep challenges, the debate about how the virus emerged has become increasingly politicised. Most scientists still believe a natural spillover event was the most likely cause, but the Wuhan “lab leak” theory refuses to go away entirely – and other hypotheses cannot be discounted. Laura Spinney brings us up to speed on the latest thinking and why it has proved so difficult to pinpoint the origins of Sars-CoV-2.

Combating Anti-Science Propaganda

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic sparked an explosion of health misinformation, which the World Health Organization called an "infodemic." Anti-science groups are well-funded, well-organized, and have acquired a political dimension through political action. It's important to recognize that many individuals who espouse anti-science views have themselves been targeted with...

Senedd Live: As it happened on 23 June

That brings the plenary to a close. Senedd Live returns on Tuesday. Take care. 'Condemns the failure of the UK Government to fulfil its promise that Wales would not be a penny worse off outside the European Union'. The Conservative motion on Brexit is deleted in its entirety and replaced...

How to be prepared for a ransomware attack: Check your data and backups

Expert says ransomware attacks will happen, and your company has to be prepared long before the attack hits. TechRepublic's Karen Roby spoke to Jim McGann, VP of Index Engines, about ransomware and how to recover from an attack. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Karen Roby: Jim,...

Justin and Hailey Bieber Met Emmanuel Macron for Reasons Not Immediately Clear

Apparently, Justin and Hailey Bieber hold more diplomatic pull than some small nations. While North American Instagram’s first couple was vacationing in Paris, the pair decided to ask for a meeting with France’s first couple, Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte. That’s, at least, how one French outlet is explaining pictures emerging from the Biebers being hosted at the Élysée Palace, France’s equivalent of the White House.
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It’s time to sound the alarm over Chinese intrigues in the Himalayas

Robert Barnett is a professorial research associate at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and an affiliate lecturer at the Lau China Institute at King’s College London. China’s increasingly assertive approach to international diplomacy has been widely discussed with regard to strategic stress points such as...