Month: May 2022

Meet the new subvariants, your summer bummers

Meet the new subvariants, your summer bummers

A Covid-19 testing site in Times Square in New York City on May 17. New York City has raised its…

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EU court reinstates immunity of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

The Court of Justice of the European Union temporarily restored the immunity of three Catalan separatists and MEPs — including Carles…

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US congressman: British ‘ultimatums’ can’t solve Irish border dilemma

DUBLIN — British and unionist politicians seeking to unravel post-Brexit trade arrangements for Northern Ireland risk a return to border…

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George Soros slams Merkel for ‘special deals’ on Russian gas

DAVOS, Switzerland — The philanthropist George Soros laid the blame for Europe’s Russian gas addiction squarely on ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s…

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<div>Big Pharma Is Pressuring Joe Manchin to Oppose Drug Pricing Reforms</div>

Big Pharma Is Pressuring Joe Manchin to Oppose Drug Pricing Reforms

Joe Manchin stalled and killed the Build Back Better bill under pressure from big business. He could now support a…

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UK outsources post-Brexit border checks to EU

UK outsources post-Brexit border checks to EU

LONDON — Boris Johnson took back control of Britain’s borders through Brexit — then outsourced their policing to the EU. …

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Welcome to the May issue of The Highlight

Welcome to the May issue of The Highlight

Illustration by Julia Kuo for Vox In this issue: The anti-abortion movement’s post-Roe future, the plant peddlers of Appalachia, the…

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<div>The Olympics Are Globally Mobile. Now the Anti-Olympics Movement Is Too.</div>

The Olympics Are Globally Mobile. Now the Anti-Olympics Movement Is Too.

Olympic Games host cities experience increased gentrification, police surveillance, and environmental destruction. Anti-Olympics activists hosted their second transnational summit in…

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<div>The Chilean Right Made Colonia Dignidad Possible</div>

The Chilean Right Made Colonia Dignidad Possible

Chileans have long known about Colonia Dignidad, a German colony in Chile depicted in the Netflix series A Sinister Sect…

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Trump heads for big rebuke in Tuesday’s elections

Trump heads for big rebuke in Tuesday’s elections

Donald Trump wants Georgia Republicans to ditch their governor on Tuesday. If the polls are even remotely in the right…

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The complicated tension of telling the truth at Cannes

The complicated tension of telling the truth at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival 2022 poster paying tribute to The Truman Show is displayed at the Palais des Festivals in…

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German election should be rerun in parts of Berlin, ballot supervisor tells MPs

BERLIN — Germany’s general election last September was faulty in some boroughs of Berlin and should be repeated in six constituencies,…

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France eyes minimum tax deal in June

The EU will reach consensus on a minimum corporate tax rate in June because Poland, the last hold-out, will abandon…

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Belgians are the most stressed drivers in Europe, study says

If you thought Belgians were polite, law-abiding drivers … think again! Sixty percent of Belgian drivers go too fast in…

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<div>School Privatizers Are Leaning Hard Into the Culture Wars</div>

School Privatizers Are Leaning Hard Into the Culture Wars

A billionaire-backed network of free market fundamentalists is ginning up controversy over “wokeness” in American schools with an ulterior motive:…

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Von der Leyen: Russia oil sanctions won’t be approved at EU summit

Von der Leyen: Russia oil sanctions won’t be approved at EU summit

DAVOS, Switzerland — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has ruled out reaching an EU-wide agreement on banning Russian…

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