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U.S. reports staggering 1m COVID cases in one day

Joe Biden

The United States reported well over one million cases of COVID-19 on Monday, January 3, 2022. US President Joe Biden It is said to be the highest single-day caseload confirmed by any nation anywhere in the world since the pandemic began. The staggering figure, based on data from Johns Hopkins University and reported by Bloomberg News, shows that at least ...

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COVID-19 variant: US, Canada restrict travel from South Africa, seven others

Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other African countries to try to contain a troubling new variant of the coronavirus, senior administration officials said on Friday, November 26, 2021, though they said it would be impossible to prevent it from entering the United States. US President Joe Biden Starting on Monday, the administration will ...

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Progress in Russia-U.S. dialogue on climate, arctic visible – Ambassador Antonov

Anatoly Antonov

Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov says there is progress in the Russian-U.S. dialogue on the Arctic issues and climate agenda, Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the United States “We started a professional conversation on such very difficult issues as strategic stability and cyber security. “There is some progress on the Arctic and climate. The economic dialogue continues. “Contacts are ...

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Osinbajo, Blinken, discuss climate change, security, pandemic response, others

Anthony Blinken

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, on Thursday, November 18, 2021, met at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Blinken, who is on three-nation tour of Africa, and Osinbajo deliberated on a wide range of areas of bilateral cooperation, ...

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COP26: We’ll do more to cut emissions this decade – US, China

China

The United States and China agreed on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to “enhance ambition” on climate change, issuing a joint statement in which both countries agreed to do more to cut emissions this decade and in which China committed for the first time to address emissions from methane. China’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, in Glasgow on Wednesday. “There is more ...

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Nigeria glad US is back on climate change agenda, says Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is delighted that the US is fully back on the global climate change agenda. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Abuja that the vice president said this when he received, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a US government delegation ...

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WFP welcomes $5.3m from U.S. for refugee food assistance in Rwanda

David Beasley

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday, June 24, 2021 received $5.3 million from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to provide humanitarian food assistance to refugees. The food assistance is in the form of cash transfers to over 104,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees in camps across Rwanda. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) ...

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Biden, at climate summit, pledges to halve U.S. emissions by 2030

Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, April 22, 2021 pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade compared to 2005 levels. U.S. President Joe Biden at the Leaders’ Climate Summit The promise came at an online summit Biden convened with 40 world leaders aimed at getting major economies to set more ambitious carbon-slashing goals. ...

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Osinbajo tasks U.S. on net-zero emissions, access to COVID-19 vaccine

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the U.S. to support the call for a just global transition to net-zero emissions and lead the effort to ensure easy access to COVID-19 vaccine by all countries. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo The vice president also called on U.S. to generally reset its foreign policy agenda with the African continent in ...

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Health experts urge Biden to ‘go big’ on nation’s climate change commitment

Joe Biden

On behalf of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health – a consortium of 32 national medical societies organised by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University – Mason 4C faculty members Drs. Mona Sarfaty and Ed Maibach released a public letter to President Joe Biden urging him to “go big” as he considers the climate ...

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