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Effective Cybersecurity Needs Quantum Communication

Despite investing $80 billion in cybersecurity over the past five years, the U.S. government utterly failed to detect, much less prevent, a stunning Russian cyber aggression. Sensitive agency and private networks were compromised. As the Biden administration decides how to respond tactically, a strategic question looms: How can the U.S. attain reliable cybersecurity? The cyber […]

Opinion: Nursing China’s Debt Hangover

A large screen displays Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivering a speech during the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), in Beijing on March 5. Photo: str/Shutterstock In any other country, an official target of 6% annual economic growth would be almost preposterous. In China that target, announced Friday, is so modest it’s clear […]

Opinion: Pope Francis Goes to Iraq

By The Editorial Board Close The Editorial Board March 5, 2021 6:42 pm ET Security surround Pope Francis as he leaves Baghdad’s Syriac Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation on March 5. Photo: ayman henna/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Pope Francis made history this week when he became the first pope to visit Iraq, a risky […]

Coronavirus live news: WHO ‘to scrap’ interim Wuhan report; UK investigating new variant | World news

The emergence of variants of the new coronavirus has raised concern that vaccines and treatments that were developed based on previous strains may not work as robustly. Plasma samples taken from eight people vaccinated with Sinovac’s CoronaVac failed to efficiently neutralize the P.1 lineage variant, or 20J/501Y.V3, researchers said in a paper published on Monday […]

Florida officials accused of prioritizing wealthy seniors for coronavirus vaccines – National

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving coronavirus vaccinations as early as mid-January, giving ammunition to critics who say the Republican governor is favouring wealthy constituents over ordinary Floridians. The revelations were the latest example […]

Opinion: Donald Trump’s Georgia Rewrite

Former Presidents and Vice Presidents have told us how psychologically difficult the early months of lost political power can be. We can therefore empathize if former President Trump is frustrated these days, and perhaps that explains his attack on us Thursday over his role in the GOP’s loss of the Senate. “The Wall Street Journal […]

An Open Congress Would Make Better Laws

The Capitol dome at sunrise in Washington, March 4. Photo: Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press President Ronald Reagan asked voters: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” He wanted them to focus on what matters most—the government’s effect on everyday life. But in a democracy, we arrive at policy decisions through a process, and […]

Coronavirus live: four in 10 over-80s breaking English lockdown after jab; cases rise in central and eastern Europe | World news

Nearly 153,000 people have applied for vaccinations since Sunday, when the north African country opened online registration, the cabinet said in a statement. Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country with more than 100 million, has prepared 40 vaccination centres and plans to increase that number after the arrival of more vaccine batches, the prime […]

Myanmar military ‘very surprised’ that coup is facing opposition: U.N. envoy – National

The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar said the generals who have seized power in the Southeast Asian nation indicated they don’t fear renewed sanctions, though they are “very surprised” that their plans to restore military rule without much opposition isn’t working. Christine Schraner Burgener told U.N. correspondents Wednesday that after the Feb. 1 military coup […]

Scientists call for convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg to be pardoned after new evidence shows her children might have died naturally | World News

Dozens of scientists and doctors are demanding the release of Kathleen Folbigg, who is serving 30 years in jail after being convicted of killing her four children. Folbigg, 53, was jailed in 2003 for the murders of her children Patrick, Sarah and Laura – aged between eight months and 19 months – between 1991 and […]

Opinion: Rare Truths About China’s Rare Earths

A dump truck moves raw ore inside the pit at the Mountain Pass mine, operated by MP Materials, in Mountain Pass, California, U.S., on Friday, June 7, 2019. America’s only rare earths producer, MP Materials, has been shipping all its output from the Mountain Pass mine in California to China because there is currently no […]

COVID-19: Palestine’s vaccine rollout criticised as footballers and ministers get VIP treatment | World News

Coronavirus vaccines meant for Palestinian medical workers have been administered to VIPs including ministers and the national football team, the country’s health ministry has admitted. The Palestinian Authority (PA), which runs parts of Gaza and the West Bank, confirmed details of the jab rollout after criticism from human rights and civil society groups, who urged […]

Canceling Student Debt: Is $10,000 Too Much or Not Enough?

Editor’s note: This week’s Future View evaluates President Biden’s proposal to cancel $10,000 in student-loan debt per person. For next week, we’ll ask students why movements like the one that targeted Dr. Seuss for “cancellation” succeed on and off campus. Click here to submit opinions of fewer than 250 words before March 9. The best […]

Opinion: Biden’s Mideast Concessions Backfire

In its first weeks in office the Biden Administration has rebuked Saudi Arabia and made concessions to Iran. How are things going so far? On Monday Israel accused Iran of responsibility for an explosion on an Israeli commercial ship. Over the weekend Tehran turned down U.S. and European entreaties to renegotiate the nuclear deal, while […]