Viktor Orban visits Xi Jinping in China after meeting with Putin in Moscow
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Viktor Orban visits Xi Jinping in China after meeting with Putin in Moscow

More news - News 24 hours Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, following his recent talks with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow. China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, announced Orban's visit, saying Xi would engage in "in-depth discussions on issues of mutual concern" with him. The two leaders last met two months ago, when Xi visited Budapest to boost Chinese influence in Europe. Chinese state television reported that the meeting took place at the Diaooyutai State Guesthouse, but gave no further details. The meeting offers Xi and Orban, who often diverges from the European Union on Ukraine and other issues, a platform to encourage the EU to distance itself from Washington. Hungary recently began its six-month rota...
Jane McAlevey: A Life Dedicated to Workers’ Empowerment Ends at 59
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Jane McAlevey: A Life Dedicated to Workers’ Empowerment Ends at 59

Related media - News 24 hours Jane McAlevey, an influential organizer and labor scholar, died Sunday at her cabin in Muir Beach, California, at the age of 59. Her half-brother, Mitchell Rotbert, confirmed that multiple myeloma was the cause of death. McAlevey had previously undergone surgery for breast cancer. Throughout her career, McAlevey was a staunch advocate for the working class, emphasizing the importance of worker-led unions. She believed that member-led unions were the most powerful tools for combating economic inequality. In her numerous writings and media appearances, she criticized many U.S. labor leaders for what she saw as their complacency and collusion with corporate interests. McAlevey’s journey as an organizer began with successful campaigns for the AFL-CIO and the...
Political changes in France after early elections
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Political changes in France after early elections

More news - Breaking news After Sunday's snap legislative elections in France, the nation faces a deadlocked parliament and significant political uncertainty. No major political faction, left, center or right, has won an outright majority. The left-wing New Popular Front emerged as the leading group with 178 seats. President Emmanuel Macron's centrist coalition followed with 150 seats, while Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration Rassemblement National party and its allies secured 142 seats. Contrary to expectations, the National Rally did not win a clear victory. A strategic move by centrists and leftists to form a "republican front" against the National Rally in the second round of voting proved effective. Candidates across France withdrew from three-way races to consolidate votes agains...
The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men
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The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men

Related media - Breaking news Climate change and contaminated water have triggered an epidemic of kidney disease. In Sri Lanka, a serene island nation in the Indian Ocean, a silent killer is claiming the lives of thousands of men. Statistics reveal an alarming spike in chronic kidney disease cases, and experts point to two main culprits: climate change and water pollution. In rural northern and eastern Sri Lanka, where agriculture is the backbone of the local economy, farmers face a daily struggle not only to cultivate their land but also to survive amid a growing health crisis. Extreme temperatures and prolonged droughts, exacerbated by climate change, have forced many farmers to rely on contaminated water sources for irrigation and personal consumption. Pesticide and ferti...
An Evening with Brooklyn’s Best Baseball Club
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An Evening with Brooklyn’s Best Baseball Club

More news - Latest news About thirty minutes before a Brooklyn Cyclones game in mid-August, a family of three, a reporter, and a man in a Jedi robe stepped into an elevator at Maimonides Park. As the doors closed and the elevator ascended, the Jedi asked, "What planet are you from?" “Um, Brooklyn,” the family matriarch replied. The Jedi began humming “Mad About Me” by Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, alluding to his Tatooine roots. As the elevator doors opened and they descended onto the field apron, they joined hundreds of other Jedi Knights and Padawan apprentices mingling with fans armed with scorebooks, pencils, and baseball gloves. In the courtyard behind the right-field wall, hundreds more enjoyed beers and cornhole, seemingly unaware of the upcoming baseball game. The main att...
Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China
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Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China

More news - News 24 hours If the Biden administration is successful, many more electronic chips will be produced in factories located in, say, Texas or Arizona. These chips will then be shipped to partner countries like Costa Rica, Vietnam, or Kenya for final assembly and global distribution, powering everything from refrigerators to supercomputers. These places aren’t the first that come to mind when you think of semiconductors. But administration officials are trying to transform the global chip supply chain, and they’re negotiating hard to make that happen. Key elements of the plan include convincing foreign companies to invest in U.S. chipmaking and finding other countries to set up factories to do the work. Officials and researchers in Washington call it part of the new “chip di...
Live coverage: Labour poised for historic victory in UK election
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Live coverage: Labour poised for historic victory in UK election

More news - Breaking news Voters in Portsmouth, a city famous for its naval base on England’s south coast, streamed into a polling station on Thursday morning. Warmly greeted by poll workers, they arrived in a steady stream: elderly couples holding hands, parents with babies in strollers, and young professionals rushing to work. According to the latest polls, every vote cast has added weight to what could be the decisive conclusion to 14 years of Conservative government. “I just want to see change,” said Sam Argha, 36, after voting for Labour. “We need to try something different.” This sentiment reverberated across the city, where many, regardless of their political leanings, yearned for a fresh start amid national uncertainty. The center-left Labour Party was widely expecte...
Nigel Farage Makes His Parliament Debut
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Nigel Farage Makes His Parliament Debut

Related media - Recent news Nigel Farage, known for his support of former President Donald J. Trump, his pivotal role in Brexit and his reputation as Britain’s most notorious political provocateur, has been elected to Parliament for the first time. At the helm of the emerging Reform UK party, Farage defied expectations by securing four seats in Parliament, beating many analysts’ predictions in a system that typically disadvantages smaller parties. His party platform has focused heavily on anti-immigration policies. Farage won a decisive victory in Clacton, a declining coastal town where pre-election polls had indicated strong support for him. The victory comes after seven previous failed attempts to win a parliamentary seat. In a speech last month, Farage said: "The establishment is ...
Gilead Shot Provides Full Protection From HIV in Study of Young African Women
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Gilead Shot Provides Full Protection From HIV in Study of Young African Women

More news - Breaking news It can take years for generic drugmakers to be ready to produce a drug, and they need to have a sense of the potential market to commit to investing in production. So in the meantime, Gilead will aim to ship "sufficient volumes" of lenacapavir to low-income countries as soon as it gets regulatory approval, he said. Lenacapavir and the two pills studied are all known as pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs, or PrEP. Another effective injectable PrEP drug is available in some African countries, but its introduction has been plagued by access issues. Long-acting cabotegravir, which is injected every two months, has also shown excellent results in clinical trials in Africa. It is made by ViiV Healthcare, majority-owned by pharmaceutical giant GSK; the company...
Vegas Golden Knights win their first Stanley Cup
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Vegas Golden Knights win their first Stanley Cup

More news - Recent news There were also questions about adding a franchise in a city known for legal sports betting, something sports leagues including the NHL have long avoided. Bettman said hockey betting wasn't as popular as football betting, so the threat of gamblers losing games was minimal. “We don’t worry about the integrity of our game,” Bettman said. Apparently, Bettman should have invested some money in the team before he stepped on the ice for the first time. The Knights seemingly overcame every obstacle that came their way in their inaugural season. They sold more than 14,000 season tickets before the team even had a name. The team moved to T-Mobile Arena, which was already open on the Strip. But after the team’s final preseason game, a gunman at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, a...