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Airline Group Signs Letter Calling For Europe-US COVID Test-Sharing To Save Industry

In a move to save the travel industry, four major airlines signed an open letter Tuesday calling for a shared COVID-19 testing program between the United States and European Union. As the pandemic continues to keep most airlines on the ground, American Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines and International Airlines Group warned leaders on both sides of the Atlantic in a ...

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Poll: Skepticism Amongst Americans Over Coronavirus Death Count Is Growing

Americans are becoming increasingly more skeptical about the reported coronavirus death count, a Tuesday poll suggests. Over 140,000 people have died from coronavirus in the United States as of July 20, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Axios-Ipsos poll released Tuesday shows 31% of Americans believe that the number of deaths is lower than what ...

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UK Will No Longer Extradite Prisoners Or Sell Weapons To Hong Kong After China’s Aggression

The U.K. has suspended its extradition treaty and blocked arms sales with Hong Kong following China’s passage of the national security law, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced Monday. Raab told the House of Commons that the decision would last indefinitely until there are “clear and robust safeguards which are able to prevent extradition from the U.K. being misused,” citing the ...

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NJ, NY, CT Governors Extend Mandatory Quarantine To 19 States

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, alongside the New Jersey and Connecticut governors, announced Tuesday that visitors from three more hotspot states would need to quarantine when traveling to their states. Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma were added to the list first created in June, bringing the total number of states under the order to 19, according to a press release accompanying the announcement. ...

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World Leaders Warn That Pandemic ‘Emergency Powers’ Could Undermine Freedom

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a resurgence in authoritarian policies threatening liberal democracies, a letter by former world leaders and Nobel Prize laureates has warned. The letter, cosigned by hundreds of leading figures and organizations from across the globe, is a response to what they see as the trampling of Democratic rights and the increase of authoritarianism in countries that ...

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