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Росія: за пів року 6 тисяч жителів Москви засуджені за статтею про мітинги

Загальна сума штрафів, накладених на обвинувачених за статтею про мітинги, склала за пів року майже 66 мільйонів рублів (близько 900 тисяч доларів)

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Українська делегація в ООН закликала міжнародну спільноту відреагувати на арешти в Криму

«Ми закликаємо міжнародне співтовариство до дій», – сказав заступник постійного представника України при ООН Юрій Вітренко

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МАГАТЕ: Іран блокує доступ до ядерних об’єктів і нарощує збагачення урану

У звіті МАГАТЕ підраховано, що зараз Іран має 84,3 кілограма урану, збагаченого до 20 відсотків, а також 10 кілограмів, збагачених до 60 відсотків

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Paris Braces for Trial of 2015 Terror Attackers

Twenty people linked to the November 2015 terrorist attacks in France are going on trial in Paris Wednesday in proceedings expected to last nine months.  Six defendants are being charged in absentia. Reports say five of the six are presumed dead in Iraq or Syria.  Nine Islamic State terrorists, mostly from France and Belgium, left a trail of horror in a multi-pronged attack at the national stadium, various bars and restaurants and at a concert at the Bataclan Theater. A total of 130 people were killed, 90 of them at the concert hall. At least 490 people were injured.A 10th member of the terror cell and the only one still alive, Salah Abdeslam, was arrested in Brussels four months after the November 13, 2015, strikes. He is accused of helping the others.”This trial is really an important step for the victims, those who have been wounded or injured, and those who lost members of their families,” Michael Dantinne, professor of criminology at the University of Liege, told France 24.He added that “it is only a step in the recovery process of the victims” and that “it won’t have any magical effect.”The trial will be held in a specially constructed court in Paris and is described as the biggest in France’s modern day legal history.Some information in this report came from the Associated Press and AFP.
 

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British PM Johnson Raises Taxes to Tackle Health, Social Care Crisis

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans Tuesday to raise taxes on workers, employers and some investors to try to fix a health and social care funding crisis, angering some in his governing party by breaking an election promise.After spending huge amounts of money to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Johnson is returning to an election pledge to address Britain’s creaking social care system, where costs are projected to double as the population ages over the next two decades.He also moved to try to tackle a backlog in Britain’s health system, which has seen millions waiting months for treatment from the state-run National Health Service, after resources were refocused to deal with COVID-19.”It would be wrong for me to say that we can pay for this recovery without taking the difficult but responsible decisions about how we finance it,” Johnson told Parliament.”It would be irresponsible to meet the costs from higher borrowing and higher debt,” he said, outlining increases that broke a promise made in his Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto not to raise such levies to fund social care.British politicians have tried for years to find a way to pay for social care, though successive Conservative and Labor prime ministers have ducked the issue because they feared it would anger voters and their own parties.Ignoring disquiet in his party, Johnson outlined what he described as a new health and social care levy that will see the rate of National Insurance payroll taxes paid by both workers and employers rise by 1.25 percentage points, with the same increase also applied to the tax on shareholder dividends.He said the increases would raise $50 billion (36 billion pounds) over three years.The pound fell against the euro and dollar after the announced measures, which the Institute for Fiscal Studies said would increase Britain’s tax burden to 35% of GDP – a peacetime record.Johnson has tried to cool anger within his party, which has for decades positioned itself as a defender of low taxes, over the hikes, which some lawmakers fear could cost them support in an election due in 2024. Parliament will debate the measures further on Wednesday.Manifesto breaking  Johnson explained that elderly Britons would no longer face crippling care costs that have forced many to sell their homes and said he could not have predicted the coronavirus pandemic, which has further stretched services.”You can’t fix health and social care without long-term reform. The plan I’m setting out today will fix all of those problems together,” he said, to jeers and laughter from opposition Labor Party lawmakers.”I accept that this breaks a manifesto commitment, which is not something I do lightly, but a global pandemic was in no one’s manifesto.”Shortly afterwards, his work and pensions minister, Therese Coffey, said Britain would not raise state retirement pensions in line with earnings next year, breaking another election commitment to maintain the so-called “triple lock.”Labor leader Keir Starmer was quick to pounce on Conservative fears.”This is a tax rise that breaks a promise that the prime minister made at the last election … Read my lips, the Tories [Conservatives] can never again claim to be the party of low tax,” Starmer said.Some British businesses said the rise in national insurance would only compound damage done to firms by the pandemic. “This rise will impact the wider economic recovery by landing significant costs on firms when they are already facing a raft of new cost pressures and dampen the entrepreneurial spirit needed to drive the recovery,” said Suren â Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce.Trade body Make UK said the move might put jobs at risk just as pandemic job support programs end.”Putting a tax on jobs and workers at a time when government is pulling the furlough scheme is ill-timed as well as illogical,” its chief executive Stephen Phipson said.Like many Western leaders, Johnson is facing demands to spend more on welfare, even though government borrowing has ballooned to 14.2% of economic output – a level last seen at the end of World War Two.For Johnson, who helped win the 2016 Brexit vote and then as prime minister presided over Britain’s exit from the European Union, fixing social care for the elderly and disabled “once and for all” offers a possible way to broaden his domestic legacy. In 2019, Johnson said he had a social care plan. Two years later, his proposals are a gamble.Critics say Johnson is expanding state spending again without any clear reform of the way social care is administered, and that the rise in National Insurance payments will disproportionately hit the young people and lower paid workers.

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Texas Governor Signs New Republican Voting Restrictions into Law

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday an elections overhaul that adds more voting restrictions in the booming state. Democrats had spent months protesting what they say are efforts to weaken minority turnout and preserve the Republican Party’s eroding dominance in the state. Abbott signed the sweeping changes during a ceremony in the East Texas city of Tyler, where the surrounding county went for former President Donald Trump by a more than 2-to-1 margin last year. But it was far closer in Texas overall, with Trump carrying the state by 5 1/2 percentage points, the thinnest margin of victory by a Republican presidential nominee here in decades. The bill signing again underlined the hard right turn Texas Republicans made this year, including a new state law that took effect last week banning most abortions. Texas is among at least 18 states that have enacted new voting restrictions since the 2020 election, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. The laws are part of a national Republican campaign, including in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, to tighten voting laws in the name of security, partly driven by Trump’s false claims that the election was stolen. Opponents did not wait for Abbott’s signature to begin filing lawsuits against the new Texas law known as Senate Bill 1. The American Civil Liberties Union, minority rights groups and disability advocates are part of a broad coalition that filed separate lawsuits last week in federal court in Texas, accusing Republican lawmakers of violating the federal Voting Rights Act and intentionally discriminating against minorities. Some changes squarely take aim at the Houston area, where President Joe Biden carried the surrounding county of 1.6 million voters by a 13-point margin. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Harris County elections officials offered 24-hour polling places and drive-thru voting, which are outlawed under the new law. The county also tried sending mail-in ballot applications to more than 2 million registered voters, but going forward in Texas, any election official who tries sending an application to someone who doesn’t request one could face criminal charges.Partisan poll watchers are also entitled to more movement, and election judges who obstruct them could also face criminal penalties, which Democrats argue could lead to voter intimidation.In response to new voting restrictions in Republican-controlled statehouses, Democrats in Congress want to pass new federal voting rights protections at the federal level but have been unable to overcome opposition from Senate Republicans. White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden’s approach on voting rights, saying the president had used his bully pulpit and made Vice President Kamala Harris the point person on the issue. But Psaki said the administration planned to take additional but unspecified steps to address concerns from voting rights groups. “We would say to these advocates: We stand with you,” Psaki told reporters Tuesday aboard Air Force One. “There’s more we’re going to keep working on together.”Abbott signed the bill 100 days after Democrats kicked off a summer of last-ditch maneuvers by walking out of the state Capitol to temporarily block the measure by leaving the legislature short of a quorum. More than 50 Democrats flew to Washington, D.C., in July to thwart the bill for a second time, which led to Republicans issuing civil arrest warrants in an effort to compel Democrats to return, although no one wound up being forced to come back.The protests did not achieve any significant changes to the bill, underscoring Republicans’ determination to pass the measure and the strength of their commanding majority in the Texas Capitol. 

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Щеплення від COVID-19 зробили 50% жителів Києва – Гінзбург

Щеплення від COVID-19 зробили 50 відсотків жителів Києва, завершили цикл імунізації (щепилися двома дозами) 46% від загальної кількості вакцинованих. Про це повідомила директорка Департаменту охорони здоров’я КМДА Валентина Гінзбург.

«Сьогодні можна обирати серед вакцин AstraZeneca, Comirnaty/Pfizer, Moderna (друга доза) та CoronaVac. Це має бути аргументом для тих, хто відкладав щеплення, віддаючи перевагу тому чи іншому препарату», – зазначила Гінзбург.

Вона нагадала, що у Києві у медзакладах столиці працюють пункти вакцинації. Також діє у щоденному режимі Центр вакцинації на базі МВЦ. Є пункти вакцинації у деяких торговельних центрах, великих мережах маркетів і мобільні вакцинальні пункти.

«Всі мешканці України або іноземці, які мають посвідку на проживання, безвідмовно та безоплатно можуть вакцинуватися від COVID-19 у Києві», – додала Валентина Гінзбург.

За даними Міністерства охорони здоров’я, у Києві з початку пандемії зафіксовано 225 999 випадків COVID-19.

У Києві, за різними даними, проживає від 2,9 до 3,7 мільйона людей.

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Critical Medical, Trauma Care Advances Made in Past 20 Years

A greater share of U.S. soldiers survived the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq than those who fought in previous conflicts. Advances in medicine and new concepts in trauma care over the past two decades have made the difference. VOA’s Carol Pearson reports on the most dramatic advances.
Camera: Mike Burke         Video editor: Marcus Harton