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California oil spillage renews calls for offshore drilling to be banned

California oil spillage renews calls for offshore drilling to be banned

Since the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spillage that ignited the modern environmental movement in 1969, California has been a leader for offshore oil drilling restrictions. The latest Huntington Beach spillage is raising new calls for an end of such drilling.

Ban in China: Bitcoin fails to impress

Ban in China: Bitcoin fails to impress

Last Friday, China caused a stir once again. Ten authorities, including the National Bank and the Supreme Court, stated unequivocally: Firstly, all transactions

Pipeline break causes ship anchor to be lost

Pipeline break causes ship anchor to be lost

Disillusioned electorate clouded Sunday's vote for Iraq

Disillusioned electorate clouded Sunday's vote for Iraq

California's massive oil spillage may have been caused by ship's anchor

California's massive oil spillage may have been caused by ship's anchor

Despite Biden's reverse, refugee admissions reached a record low

Despite Biden's reverse, refugee admissions reached a record low

According to The Associated Press, refugee admissions to the United States dropped to a record low in the 2021 budget year despite President Joe Biden's promise to reverse Trump's sharp cuts.

Japan's new PM seeks a fresh mandate to manage virus and economy

Japan's new PM seeks a fresh mandate to manage virus and economy

Fumio Kishida, Japan's new Prime Minister, announced that he would dissolve the lower house in preparation for the Oct. 31 elections. He is seeking a new mandate to address the coronavirus pandemic and other security threats from China or North Korea.

New Zealand admits that it cannot get rid of the coronavirus any longer

New Zealand admits that it cannot get rid of the coronavirus any longer

Biden urges GOP to "get out of the way" on debt limit

Biden urges GOP to "get out of the way" on debt limit

EU regulator approves Pfizer vaccine booster to 18-year-olds

EU regulator approves Pfizer vaccine booster to 18-year-olds

The Latino appeal of Democrats' climate goals could be tested

The Latino appeal of Democrats' climate goals could be tested

A recent house party close to the U.S.–Mexico border saw the Democratic candidate for Congress Rochelle Garza talk about schools, taxes, immigration, and the conversion of an old railway line to a hiking trail.

Italians vote to elect mayors for Rome, Milan and other key cities

Italians vote to elect mayors for Rome, Milan and other key cities

Millions of Italians began voting for their new mayors Sunday in Italy. This election was widely seen as a test of political coalitions before the nationwide vote, which is just over a year away.

Dubai Expo 2020: 3 Worker Deaths from COVID-19

Dubai Expo 2020: 3 Worker Deaths from COVID-19

Venezuela introduces new currency with 6 fewer zeros

Venezuela introduces new currency with 6 fewer zeros

Fourth year after Las Vegas massacre: "Be there for one another"

Fourth year after Las Vegas massacre: "Be there for one another"

Official from the United States apologizes to Haiti for treating migrants unfairly

Official from the United States apologizes to Haiti for treating migrants unfairly

On Friday, a top U.S. official apologized for the treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S./Mexico border. He said it was not the way border officials or Department of Homeland Security treat them.

Haiti PM plans to hold elections next Year

Haiti PM plans to hold elections next Year

Haiti's prime minister, who is dealing with political turmoil following the earthquake's aftermath, said Tuesday that he will hold a referendum on the country's constitution in February. He also hopes to organize legislative and presidential elections by the beginning of next year.

Japan's next PM needs to work fast on China, virus, and economy

Japan's next PM needs to work fast on China, virus, and economy

Biden's $3.5T Climate Change Plan makes up for lost time

Biden's $3.5T Climate Change Plan makes up for lost time

Petito's Note: Pay the same attention to all people who are missing

Petito's Note: Pay the same attention to all people who are missing

Two top Fed officials have resigned in the wake of trading disclosures

Two top Fed officials have resigned in the wake of trading disclosures

Two top Federal Reserve officials resigned Monday amid ethical concerns. This was in response to revelations about their financial trading, which exposed potential flaws in the Fed's investment rules.

Amtrak train was just below speed limit when it derailed

Amtrak train was just below speed limit when it derailed

Federal investigators stated Monday that an Amtrak train which ran aground in Montana's rural countryside was just below the speed limit of 75 mph (121 km/h). It then went off the track on a curve and killed three people, possibly ejecting passengers.