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Cheap oil instead of democracy: The conflict between Iran and the US

In 1906, Iran was one of the first states in the Middle East to officially to become a democracy. However, in order to secure cheap oil from the country, the US and Britain overthrew progressive Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 and turned Iran into a “pro-Western” dictatorship. In doing so, they also

Testing and International Air Travel

New Travel Requirements: All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains,

Black market starting to emerge amid coronavirus vaccine shortages

In Miami, priority access to COVID vaccines was dangled as a lure to big hospital donors. In New York, hospital workers laboring from home cut in front of their frontline colleagues on the COVID-19 vaccine line. In California, teachers at the wealthy Los Gatos Union School District were urged — by their superintendent

On environment, Biden needs to do a lot more than roll back the rollbacks

In early 2017, not long after President Donald J. Trump moved into the White House, his chief advisor, Steve Bannon, said that the administration’s aim was the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” A charitable listener might have heard a run-of-the-mill libertarian goal, to downsize the bloated government in order to make room for

A warning sign for Trump: Florida seniors in a pro-Biden golf cart caravan

Sara Branscome’s golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shops and entertainment venues that bills itself as “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.” “This gets you rejuvenated and ready for the next month or so, so we can do this

US, Canada, UK accuse Russia of hacking COVID-19 vaccine trials

Hackers backed by the Russian government are attempting to steal information from researchers and pharmaceutical companies racing to find a COVID- vaccine, Britain, the United States and Canada alleged Thursday.  images Science researcher in full protection equipment is studying and developing new vaccine in biochemistry to fight against coronavirus in safety laboratory. Britain’s National

US reportedly investigating TikTok

The US Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are probing allegations that TikTok has failed to meet its obligation to protect children s privacy under a agreement, Reuters reported Tuesday. Two sources told the news agency they participated in separate conference calls with the agencies regarding the accusations. TikTok is a wildly popular social