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Biden and Putin to talk this week on Europe's security and Ukraine before possible January meeting [Video]

Biden and Putin to talk this week on Europe's security and Ukraine before possible January meeting

Moscow's deputy envoy to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy said US-Russian talks next month should be "serious" and not just some "blah blah "blah".

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Countries on the UN’s weapon committee are meeting to regulate the development of ‘killer robots’ [Video]

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A UN committee on weapons is meeting this week to regulate the development of “killer robots”. But some world powers oppose any strict limit or ban on such weapons.

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UN warns Ethiopia risks descent into 'generalised violence', with regional impact

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Congoloese rumba 'cha-chas' into UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list [Video]

Congoloese rumba 'cha-chas' into UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list

The Democratic Republic of Congo has delighted in the addition of its traditional dance to the United Nations' cultural summit's list of intangible cultural heritage list, made for expressions, knowledge, and skills.

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UN Confirms , Record Breaking High Temperatures , Around the World. NPR reports that the United Nations confirmed the Arctic hit a new record high temperature over the summer, reaching over 100F. . In a December 14 statement, the World Meteorological Organization called the record high temperature reading , "more befitting the Mediterranean than the Arctic.". According to NPR, the reading was taken in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk on June 20, 2020. The temperature was reached amid a Siberian heatwave which saw the region reach above-normal temperatures. This new Arctic record is one of a series of observations reported to the WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes that sound the alarm bells about our changing climate. , Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, via NPR. In 2020, there was also a new temperature record (18.3°C) for the Antarctic continent, Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, via NPR. According to the WMO, the Arctic region, "is among the fastest-warming regions in the world.". Due to the unprecedented temperatures, the WMO had to add a new climate category to its database for , "highest recorded temperature at or north of 66.5⁰, the Arctic Circle." . The new Arctic record was only one of many record-breaking high temperatures reached in 2020 and 2021. . The island of Sicily broke the record high in Europe, reaching 119.8F. . While one of the world's hottest locations, California's Death Valley, reached a scorching 129.9F.

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As Pandemic Continues, Americans Are Receiving Less Federal Aid [Video]

As Pandemic Continues, Americans Are Receiving Less Federal Aid

As Pandemic Continues, Americans , Recieve Less Federal Aid. The world has almost entered its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN reports citizens of the United States shouldn't expect any more help from the federal government in 2022. CNN reports citizens of the United States shouldn't expect any more help from the federal government in 2022. Congress authorized relief packages totaling $5.7 trillion in 2020 and 2021. . Economists say much of Congress' relief packages have now been spent. Now, amid the onset of the highly-contagious Omicron variant, experts say less help is on the way than ever before. In the United States, stimulus checks are a thing of the past. Helpful programs like enhanced unemployment insurance and paid sick leave programs have expired. Expanded child tax credits were paid out for the last time in December. After public outcry, President Biden announced that student loan repayments would be paused until May. And still, there is much uncertainty as we turn toward 2022

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Health Experts Worry Biden’s Plan To Distribute 500 Million COVID-19 Tests Isn’t Enough [Video]

Health Experts Worry Biden’s Plan To Distribute 500 Million COVID-19 Tests Isn’t Enough

Health Experts Worry Biden's Plan, To Distribute 500 Million, COVID-19 Tests Isn't Enough. Health Experts Worry Biden's Plan, To Distribute 500 Million, COVID-19 Tests Isn't Enough. As the Omicron variant began its swift spread across the nation, the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests starting next month. As the Omicron variant began its swift spread across the nation, the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests starting next month. Experts are concerned 500 million tests aren't enough to address the surge of Omicron. Some say the administration should have been distributing tests weeks ago. Health officials say the administration's incompetence in rolling out test kits before the holidays was an "opportunity lost.". The quality of life for people over Christmas was probably diminished if they couldn't get a test. , Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, via Fox News. Compounding issues further, a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 tests has left many Americans in the dark. Compounding issues further, a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 tests has left many Americans in the dark. Experts say 500 million tests aren't enough even if limited only to the nation's labor force. I can imagine each 200 million needing at least one test a week. , Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, via Fox News. I can imagine each 200 million needing at least one test a week. , Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, via Fox News. Thus far, the Biden administration's response to the Omicron variant has been underwhelming, to say the least. Thus far, the Biden administration's response to the Omicron variant has been underwhelming, to say the least. The reality is that we’re probably not going to have [tests] in time to mitigate the current surge and at least that. , Neil Jay Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy at University of Maryland School of Public Health, via Fox News. The reality is that we’re probably not going to have [tests] in time to mitigate the current surge and at least that. , Neil Jay Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy at University of Maryland School of Public Health, via Fox News

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2nd At-Home Rapid COVID Test Is Authorized by the FDA

2nd At-Home Rapid COVID Test , Is Authorized by the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its authorization on Dec. 28. The test was designed by Siemens Healthineers and can now be used in addition to the Roche test the FDA also recently approved. The authorization comes as test shortages have wracked the nation amid record-breaking numbers of infections. Officials with the Biden administration praised the FDA's move as in keeping with its COVID priorities. Increasing Americans' access to easy-to-use, reliable COVID tests is a top priority for the Biden Administration, , Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. ... and we are using all resources at our disposal to make more tests available and ramp up supply, Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. With daily infections topping 300,000 in the U.S., at-home testing has become a signature administration strategy. Adding two new authorized tests will give Americans more options for testing at home, , Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. ... which helps keep people safe and provides peace of mind, Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. FDA officials cautioned that the at-home test is not 100 percent accurate. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions. , Jacqueline A. O’Shaughnessy, FDA Scientist, via 'The Hill'. Despite this, the tests offer reliable guidance in the context of a person's potential exposure to COVID-19. Negative results should be considered in the context of an individual’s recent exposures, history and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, Jacqueline A. O’Shaughnessy, FDA Scientist, via 'The Hill'. The Biden administration is expected to begin distribution of 500 million at-home tests sometime in January

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How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News [Video]

How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News

Omicron's effect on the global economy, health infrastructure and international travel. Also, the Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin talks today. Find out these on Global Chit Chat, where we bring you up to speed with top developments in geopolitics that are important but lesser-known. #Omicron #WorldNews #Geopolitics #BidenPutin

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Biden To Speak With Putin Thursday Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions

Biden To Speak , With Putin Thursday, Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions. NBC News reports Biden will speak with Putin over the phone on Dec. 30 at the Russian president's request. . The conversation will be held as 100,000 Russian troops sit at the Ukrainian border, stoking invasion fears. The conversation will be held as 100,000 Russian troops sit at the Ukrainian border, stoking invasion fears. Russia denies malicious intentions. . The Biden Administration continues to engage in extensive diplomacy with our European Allies and partners, consulting and coordinating on a common approach in response to Russia’s military build-up on the border with Ukraine, Emily Horne, National Security Council spokesperson, via NBC News. Ahead of the planned call, Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Ahead of the planned call, Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. [Blinken] reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s borders, Ned Price, State Department spokesman, via statement. Earlier this month, Biden told Putin there would be "severe consequences" if Russia attacked Ukraine

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