Survivors gather in Hiroshima to mark 75th anniversary of atomic bombing

Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus and the city’s mayor urging nations to reject selfish nationalism and unite to fight all threats. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Survivors gather in Hiroshima to mark 75th anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of world’s first atomic bombing

Bells have tolled in Japan’s Hiroshima for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus pandemic and the city’s mayor urging nations to reject self-centred nationalism and commit to nuclear disarmament more seriously. About 140,000 people were killed after the US aircraft Enola Gay dropped an untested … Read more Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of world’s first atomic bombing

Bloomberg New Economy Conversation Series: Saving Global Trade

Jul.28 — Covid-19 is the perfect storm for the global trading system. On top of the U.S.-China trade war and an upsurge in technology nationalism, borders all over the world are closing to the flow of people, goods and services. Slowing trade and shrinking supply chains will hurt the most vulnerable countries in the developing … Read more Bloomberg New Economy Conversation Series: Saving Global Trade

Lancet editor sees negligence in the global response to coronavirus

The Post’s William Booth spoke with editor-in-chief of The Lancet, Richard Horton, about the governments’ responses to the coronavirus outbreak versus the scientific research and the risk of “vaccine nationalism.” Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Watch again: Matt Hancock updates MPs on coronavirus response

The Government says it has secured an agreement for 30 million doses of a vaccine being developed – and currently at phase two trials – by BioNTech and German firm Pfizer. There has also been an in-principle deal done for 60 million doses of a vaccine that is being developed by France’s Valneva. The figure … Read more Watch again: Matt Hancock updates MPs on coronavirus response

Vaccine could be delivered by end of the year, says UK taskforce

The head of the UK’s vaccine taskforce has insisted that the Government is “not pursuing a strategy of vaccine nationalism”. Kate Bingham said the UK’s goal was “to find vaccines for the UK, but also to ensure that any successful vaccine is distributed across the globe, so that anybody who is at risk of infection … Read more Vaccine could be delivered by end of the year, says UK taskforce

Sino-Indian clash: Disputed border, divided media | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: Chinese and Indian media take opposite tacks to reporting the deadly clash between troops along the border. Plus, Turkish TV dramas and “neo-Ottoman cool”. Sino-Indian clash: Disputed border, divided media The two most populous countries in the world, China and India, are dealing with the fallout of their first … Read more Sino-Indian clash: Disputed border, divided media | The Listening Post (Full)

‘The Charter’s vision stands test of time & its values will continue to carry us forward’ – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations – General Assembly. “I send my warmest greetings to “we the peoples”. Those first three words of our founding Charter, adopted 75 years ago today, give the United Nations its vision and … Read more ‘The Charter’s vision stands test of time & its values will continue to carry us forward’ – UN Chief

Live: Headline Buster – After China-India border clash, are media stirring up nationalism?

In this week’s #HeadlineBuster, we look at how media is covering the China-India tensions that erupted after a border clash. Even though the two sides are working to de-escalate the situation, some media outlets seem to be fueling fury on both sides. Some headlines only share one side of the story, while others suggest the … Read more Live: Headline Buster – After China-India border clash, are media stirring up nationalism?

Coronavirus: the global race for a vaccine | FT Interview

Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, speaks to the FT’s Vanessa Kortekaas about the global race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, how to prevent ‘vaccine nationalism’ and the lessons learned so far from the coronavirus pandemic See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: … Read more Coronavirus: the global race for a vaccine | FT Interview

Steve King Ousted: Iowa Rep. Defends White Nationalism Comments in 2019

Longtime Representative Steve King has been ousted in the Republican party primary in the US state of Iowa after being ostracized by party leaders for comments about white nationalism. State Senator Randy Feenstra won the five-way race Tuesday after he argued the nine-term conservative Republican had cost the district a voice in Congress by losing … Read more Steve King Ousted: Iowa Rep. Defends White Nationalism Comments in 2019

Coronavirus Debate: What does the future of the world look like?

As the world continues to fight the spread of coronavirus, what can it expect at the other end? (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Will we face a Great Depression, as many have predicted? Will globalisation, the root of much prosperity and inequality survive? Will there be a Green Revolution? Will nationalism triumph? And do our bizarre locked down … Read more Coronavirus Debate: What does the future of the world look like?

Toxic reaction? Coronavirus and medical nationalism

As superpower rivalries dominate the UN annual World Health Assembly in Geneva, FRANCE 24’s François Picard asks tonight’s panel about the impact of nationalism and financial interests on the supply of face masks, the rolling out of affordable coronavirus tests and the race to discover and market an effective Covid-19 vaccine.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Toxic reaction? Coronavirus and medical nationalism

U.S. Likely to Get Sanofi’s Covid-19 Vaccine First If It Succeeds

Americans will likely get Sanofi’s Covid-19 vaccine before the rest of the world if the French pharmaceutical giant can successfully deliver one. That’s because the U.S. was first in line to fund Sanofi’s vaccine research, Chief Executive Officer Paul Hudson said in an interview with Bloomberg News. He warned that Europe risks falling behind unless … Read more U.S. Likely to Get Sanofi’s Covid-19 Vaccine First If It Succeeds

“New gold standard”: Ann Pettifor denounces private capital dictating rules of Covid-19 response

Ann Pettifor talks of a new “gold standard” crippling the response to the #Coronavirus pandemic. The author of The Case for the Green New Deal tells The France 24 Debate how in a throwback to the 1930s, this is fueling the rise of nationalism and authoritarianism. Pettifor insists the best way to pay for #Covid19 … Read more “New gold standard”: Ann Pettifor denounces private capital dictating rules of Covid-19 response