CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as monkeypox spreads in community

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday alerted gay and bisexual men that monkeypox appears … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say

An outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex among men with about 200 confirmed and suspected cases across at least a dozen countries, World Health Organization officials said Monday. The outbreak has quickly advanced across Europe and North America over the last week and is expected to … Read more

Brian Kemp, with strong lead over Perdue, shifts attention to Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

“Don’t believe the polling,” Kemp told a crowd Saturday near his hometown of Athens. But behind the mask of caution, Kemp and his team are brimming with confidence. The latest Fox News poll found that 60% of likely GOP primary voters preferred Kemp compared with 28% for Perdue. On the stump, the governor has stopped … Read more

Pfizer says third Covid vaccine shot for kids under 5 is 80% effective against omicron

A healthcare worker administers a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at vaccination site in San Francisco, California, US, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech’s three-dose Covid vaccine for children six months to 5-years-old was 80% effective at preventing illness during the omicron wave, according … Read more

After 3 months of war, life in Russia has profoundly changed

When Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine, war seemed far away from Russian territory. Yet within days of the conflict came home — not with cruise missiles and mortars but in the form of unprecedented and unexpectedly extensive volleys of sanctions by Western governments and economic punishment by corporations. Three months after the Feb. … Read more

Google, Meta, Amazon to benefit from Ukraine war, Martin Sorrell says

Martin Sorrell, founder and chairman of media firm S4 Capital, believes the war in Ukraine has the potential to benefit three of America’s biggest tech firms. “I’m very bullish on the tech giants … because the war will have an impact on them,” Sorrell told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos Monday. He … Read more

U.S. announces major Asia economic deal in effort to boost profile, counter China

US President Joe Biden, pictured here on Thursday, April 21, 2022, has launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) with a dozen initial partners. Yuri Influenza | abaca | Bloomberg | Getty Images TOKYO — In a move to raise its economic profile and create another counterbalance to China within Asia, the United States … Read more

Biden on Taiwan: US willing to respond ‘militarily’ in event of Chinese attack

“Look, here’s the situation,” Biden told reporters during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo. “We agree with the One China policy. We signed on to it, and all the attendant agreements made from there, but the idea that it can be taken by force, just taken by force, is … Read more

Why Turkey doesn’t want Sweden, Finland to join NATO

When Finland and Sweden announced their interest in joining NATO, the two Nordic states were expected to be swiftly accepted as members of the defense alliance. But joining NATO requires consensus approval from all existing members, and Turkey – one of the group’s most strategically important and militarily powerful members – is not happy. The … Read more

Biden in Japan: President set to unveil economic plan for countering China in Asia

The announcement is one of the centerpieces of Biden’s visit to the continent, which began last week in South Korea and is continuing this week in Japan. Before Biden unveils the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, which his aides refer to as IPEF, he called on Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and sat for bilateral talks with Prime Minister … Read more