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Eastern countries hold out for more cash on EU climate deal
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Kate Abnett | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
The latest draft of the climate deal, seen by Reuters, would commit the EU to cut emissions by “at least 55%” by 2030, from 1990 levels. The deal also includes a so-called “enabling framework”, sketching out a plan to deliver the goal, with assurances on EU funding and countries’ right to choose their own energy mix. EASTERN DISCOMFORTEU officials said several countries, including Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Bulgaria, were not ready to endorse the latest text. Those include doubling an EU fund, made up of revenues from carbon trading, to help poorer countries invest in clean power. Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands are among the states pushing for a climate deal next week.
Persons: General Antonio Guterres, , Sebastian Mang Organizations: European Union, EU, Reuters, Greenpeace Locations: BRUSSELS, Paris, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta, Bulgaria, , Czech, EU, Denmark, Spain, Netherlands, Britain, China
9 4,081 deaths Nov. 28 4,082 deaths Covid-19 daily deaths Spring wave of Covid-19 Fall wave Source: New York Times database. A devastating second wave has forced reluctant governments back into lockdowns or restrictions and inflicted new scars on European economies. We now know that the second wave in Europe has become deadlier than the first. Today, Poland faces a severe second wave that is straining its hospitals to the breaking point. Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway have kept the second wave at bay.
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Flournoy, a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center, currently serves as chief of staff to former president Bill Clinton. Flournoy comes to Harris' team with years of political experience. Over the last 30 years, she's held several Democratic Party positions including her role as general counsel for the 1992 Democratic National Convention and counsel for the Democratic National Committee under chairmen Paul Kirk and Ron Brown. Additionally, Flournoy served as head of Governor Howard Dean's Democratic National Committee transition team. Kosoglu, who also served as chief of staff for Harris' presidential campaign, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and George Washington University.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Harris, Tina Flournoy, Rohini Kosoglu, Nancy McEldowney, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Flournoy, she's, Paul Kirk, Ron Brown, Howard Dean's, Dean, Clinton, Kosoglu, McEldowney, Avril Haines, Janet Yellen Organizations: American, South, Twitter, Georgetown University, Georgetown University Law Center, American Federation of Teachers, Democratic, Convention, Democratic National, Howard Dean's Democratic, Committee, Democratic National Committee, Biden, United, United States Senate, University of Michigan, George Washington University, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, McEldowney, U.S . Foreign Service, New College of Florida, Columbia University, National Defense University, National Security Council, Eurasian Affairs Locations: U.S, America, South Asian, United States, Bulgaria, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Europe
Kamala Harris Names Senior White House Staff
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Tarini Parti | ) www.wsj.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named three women to her White House senior staff Thursday. Tina Flournoy, who serves as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, will be Ms. Harris’s chief of staff. Rohini Kosoglu, Ms. Harris’s longtime adviser, will serve as her domestic policy adviser. She has been working as a senior adviser to Ms. Harris during the transition and in the Biden-Harris campaign. She previously served as Ms. Harris’s chief of staff in her Senate office.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Tina Flournoy, Bill Clinton, Harris’s, Rohini Kosoglu, Harris, Nancy McEldowney, d’affaires, Ms Organizations: White House, American Federation of Teachers, Biden Locations: Bulgaria, Turkey, Azerbaijan
If you want to survive in a world "designed to depress us," Marinova believes taking the time to find small moments of joy in everyday life is the key to true happiness. As a result, the plastic surgery industry has exploded in popularity over recent months. How do you get them to have plastic surgery? He couldn't care less about anti-aging moisturizer, plastic surgery, or smartphones. It's a life of minimalism, but it's also a life of deliberately finding small, daily moments of joy.
Persons: Marinova, Read, Gordon Lee, hasn't, We've, Matt Haig's, Ivan, it's, It's, Ivan doesn't, he's, Haig Organizations: Technology Locations: Rila, Bulgaria
BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin is racing to open six mass vaccination centres capable of handling up to 4,000 people per day by mid-December, the project coordinator told Reuters on Thursday, as the city waits for authorities to approve the first vaccines. Albrecht Broemme said plans envisage 3,000 to 4,000 people per day being ferried through each centre in the same way as shoppers are guided through IKEA stores in one direction. “The biggest challenge will be succeeding in getting the right people at the right time at the right vaccination centre,” Broemme said on the sidelines of a fire drill at the city’s makeshift COVID-19 hospital in a trade fair hall. Other German states have said vaccination centres will be ready from mid-December and mobile teams will inoculate the most vulnerable. Broemme expects each person to spend around one hour in the centre.
Persons: Albrecht Broemme, ” Broemme, Broemme, Jens Spahn, , EasyJet Organizations: BERLIN, IKEA, Pfizer, AstraZeneca Locations: Berlin, Germany, United States, Europe, Spain, Italy, France, Hungary, Bulgaria
In the European Union, it is up to each country in the 27-member bloc to start distributing vaccines to their populations. Most countries have said the first vaccines will go to the elderly and vulnerable and frontline workers like doctors. Countries say they are buying vaccines via the European Commission’s joint procurement scheme, which has deals for six different vaccines and nearly 2 billion doses. It has signed a provisional agreement to buy AstraZeneca’s vaccine, which does not require storage in specialized ultra cold equipment like the Pfizer vaccine. Governments have paid from a few dollars per AstraZeneca shot to up to $50 for the two-dose Pfizer regimen.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, AstraZeneca’s Organizations: YORK, Pfizer Inc, Moderna Inc, AstraZeneca, REUTERS, Pfizer, Moderna, The U.S . Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, European Union, WHO, STATES, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, CDC, BioNTech, World Health Organization, South East Locations: Moderna, The, United States, U.S, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia, Europe, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, BioNTech, Africa, South, South East Asia, India, America
Bulgaria imposes lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Tsvetelia Tsolova | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Wednesday it would close schools, restaurants, shopping malls and gyms until Dec. 21 as it struggles to contain a surge in new coronavirus infections. “Only one thing has been proven to have an impact on COVID-19 - decreasing social contacts or quarantine. Like much of central and eastern Europe, Bulgaria weathered the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well in the spring, but cases have spiked across the region this autumn. Bulgaria registered 4,382 new infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 129,348. In total, 3,226 people in Bulgaria have died from COVID-19 this year.
Persons: Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria’s, Angel Kunchev, Denitsa Sacheva Organizations: SOFIA, REUTERS, , European Union, Labour Locations: Bulgaria, Balkan, Europe, Belgium, Czech Republic, COVID
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Bulgaria plans lockdown to contain coronavirus infection surge
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria plans to close schools, restaurants and shops and ban all sports events, private celebrations and excursions as it struggles to contain a coronavirus case surge. FILE PHOTO: A man, wearing protective face mask rides on a train, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sofia, Bulgaria, October 27, 2020. New coronavirus cases have doubled in the past week to 23,569, Bulgarian health ministry data showed, bringing the total number to 121,820 in the country of 7 million. Hospitals are strained, with many short-staffed due to rising infections among medics, while ambulances have been searching for coronavirus beds in major cities. “No matter how prepared, no (health) system can withstand such a pressure,” Angelov told reporters.
Persons: Kostadin Angelov, ” Angelov, , , Boyko Borissov, Angelov Organizations: SOFIA, REUTERS, European Union Locations: Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria’s, COVID
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: The Virus Surge, Once Centered in the Midwest, Is Accelerating in 45 U.S. States AstraZeneca said its vaccine candidate was up to 90 percent effective, suggesting that the world could eventually have at least three working vaccines. At the same time, the virus is accelerating across the U.S., and officials are imposing new restrictions to flatten the curve. The company said its early analysis was based on 131 coronavirus cases. Video transcript Back bars 0:00 / 1:43 - 0:00 transcript Cuomo Announces New Virus Restrictions Ahead of Thanksgiving Gov. The package outlined by Mr. Johnson reflected his desire to prevent another surge in virus cases while seeking not to antagonize his backbench lawmakers, who have threatened to rebel over lockdown measures.
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Eastern Europe crosses over 5 million COVID-19 cases: Reuters tally
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Shaina Ahluwalia | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.88   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo(Reuters) - The tally of coronavirus cases in the Eastern European sub-region passed 5 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally showed, as governments across Europe take measures to try to rein in surging cases. The region, which comprises Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine, has the highest count of reported COVID-19 cases in Europe. Eastern Europe reported over 82,000 cases in a single day on an average in the last week, while adding over 1,500 deaths daily on average. Russia, Poland, and Ukraine are among the top 20 countries with the most cases in the world. Europe has so far reported over 15 million COVID cases, making it the region with the highest number of cases.
Persons: Tatyana Makeyeva Organizations: REUTERS, Eastern, Reuters Locations: Tver, Russia, Europe, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, United States, India, Brazil, France, Latin America
Europe is home to 8 of the top 10 countries for talented workers
  + stars: | 2020-11-12 | by ( Karen Gilchrist | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Switzerland has been named the best place in the world for attracting and nurturing skilled workers, even as the coronavirus pandemic weighs on many countries' ability to win over top talent. Here are the top 10 countries on the list of 63 markets, which was heavily led by Western Europe. Now in its seventh year, the IMD annual ranking seeks to provide a picture of leading economies' talent pools, and therefore their global competitiveness. "The performance of the top talent-competitive countries remains relatively strong," said Caballeros. That was due to "brain drain" — the emigration of educated workers away from their home country — and a reduced ability to attract foreign highly skilled workers and international managers, Caballeros said.
Persons: Jose Caballeros, Caballeros Organizations: Western, Germany, Ireland, U.K, IMD, Competitiveness, CNBC, YouTube Locations: Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Iceland, Sweden, Western Europe, Austria, Norway, Canada, Singapore, Netherlands, U.S, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Bulgaria, Mexico, Romania, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Slovak Republic, India, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia
(CNN) It was a Real Madrid performance that manager Zinedine Zidane admitted was "difficult to explain" as his side slumped to a 4-1 defeat by Valencia on Sunday. The misery continued for Real into the second period when Soler scored his second penalty after Maxi Gomez was fouled in the box by Marcelo. As well as Real Sociedad leading La Liga, Southampton topped the Premier League table for the first time ever after beating Newcastle 2-0 on Friday. "Sky, BT, Premier League, BBC, whoever -- they have to talk. Neither the Premier League or the English Football Association immediately responded to CNN's request for comment.
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New Book Returns to an Irresistible Theme: the Harvard Murder
  + stars: | 2020-11-04 | by ( Emily Eakin | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
“And it wasn’t at all where I expected to go.”As her book opens, Cooper has graduated from Harvard but is back on campus. She sits in on a class taught by the professor rumored to have committed the crime. By now, she has uncovered the dead woman’s name — Jane Britton — and pored over photographs of her from a dig in Iran. It occurred early on Jan. 7, 1969, the day Britton was supposed to take her general exams in archaeology. She even spends a month on a dig in Bulgaria, in emulation of her dead subject.
Persons: , Cooper, Jane Britton —, Britton, Sirhan Sirhan’s, Robert F, Kennedy, , trawls Organizations: Harvard, Drug, Administration, State Department and Defense Department, Cambridge, Sussex Counties Locations: Iran, Boston, Middlesex, Bulgaria
Mikaela Shiffrin skied to a 65th career World Cup win and first in downhill since 2017 with victory in Bansko, Bulgaria Friday. The American star is now just two race wins behind Austrian great Marcel Hirscher , who retired last year, and fourth on the list of all-time World Cup winners. Shiffrin, who will be 25 on March 13, is traditionally a slalom and giant slalom specialist but her second career downhill victory has cemented her lead at the top of the standings as she chases a fourth straight World Cup overall season title. Already this season Shiffrin had won three slaloms and a giant slalom race, but victory in Bansko was her first of 2020. Hirscher holds the most overall titles with an unprecedented eight straight Crystal Globes.
Persons: She's, Shiffrin, Marcel Hirscher, Lindsey Vonn, Ingemar Stenmark, Vonn, Annemarie Moser, Proell, Hirscher, Marcel Hirscher Organizations: CNN, Austrian, Bulgaria Friday Locations: Bansko, Bulgaria
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