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Ocean treaty overdue as lockdown-driven green rebound fades – UN envoy

Ocean treaty overdue as lockdown-driven green rebound fades – UN envoy

UN Ocean Conference gets under way Envoy says nature’s rebound was temporary phenomenon Plastic a huge threat to oceans, sea mining an unknown Says consensus developing for global high seas treaty LISBON, June 27 (Reuters) – When COVID-19 lockdowns shut down much of the world, images of animals roaming city streets and dipping air pollution …

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On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for world’s oceans

On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for world’s oceans

CARCAVELOS, Portugal, June 26 (Reuters) – In superhero blockbuster Aquaman, popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep, but with the world’s oceans under threat in real life, he is also taking the fight off-screen. “Without a healthy ocean life, our planet as we know would not exist,” Momoa said …

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‘Elvis’ Rocks  Million Debut As ‘Black Phone’ Grabs  Million

‘Elvis’ Rocks $31 Million Debut As ‘Black Phone’ Grabs $23 Million

Austin Butler and Tom Hanks in ‘Elvis’ Warner Bros. Elvis opened strong this weekend with a $30.5 million Fri-Sun debut right alongside Top Gun: Maverick’s shockingly huge (also $30.5 million) fifth-weekend gross. Regardless of which film topped the domestic box office when the final figures drop tomorrow, they are both winners. I’ll discuss the Tom …

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India’s delivery apps, and covid vaccines for young children

India’s delivery apps, and covid vaccines for young children

From 7 am until well past dusk, seven days a week, N. Sudhakar sits behind the counter of his hole-in-the wall grocery store in the south Indian city of Bangalore. Packed floor to ceiling with everything from 20-kilogram sacks of rice to one-rupee ($.01) shampoo sachets, this one-stop shop supplies most of the daily needs …

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Hong Kong’s new govt retains finance chief in sign of continuity

Hong Kong’s new govt retains finance chief in sign of continuity

HONG KONG, June 19 (Reuters) – China unveiled on Sunday new top officials in Hong Kong under incoming leader John Lee, who vowed to take the global financial hub to fresh heights, while shrugging off concerns about sanctions the United States has imposed on him . In a sign of continuity for the financial industry, …

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EU fails to agree corporate tax reform as Hungary vetoes overhaul

EU fails to agree corporate tax reform as Hungary vetoes overhaul

FILE PHOTO – Hungarian Finance Minister Mihaly Varga speaks during a business conference in Budapest, Hungary, February 19, 2022. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LUXEMBOURG, June 17 (Reuters) – The European Union’s adoption of a 15% corporate minimum tax was thrown into doubt again on Friday as Hungary raised …

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Experts hope fourth COVID vaccine option a ‘gamechanger’ in battling variants

Experts hope fourth COVID vaccine option a ‘gamechanger’ in battling variants

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a fourth vaccine that could appeal to some skeptics. Some are calling it a game changer. Novavax’s two-dose vaccine uses conventional technology found in vaccines proven to prevent hepatitis, shingles, and other diseases. “The protein from the virus is actually provided. And …

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