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Here's a top 10 of world news items, in English. We're aiming at providing an unbiased view on global news, mixing together news sources from the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


Tiger Woods recovering and in ‘good spirits’ following treatment after car crash

Tiger Woods is recovering and in “good spirits” after a second day of treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following his horrific rollover solo car smash that left him with serious leg injuries. (France 24 27/02 07:06)

» Tiger Woods car crash: Golfer 'in good spirits' after latest treatment (BBC News 27/02 05:17)
» Tiger Woods recovering and in ‘good spirits’ following treatment after car crash (France 24 27/02 07:06)

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US house passes $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan in win for Biden

The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. (France 24 27/02 08:59)

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The Dissident: Jamal Khashoggi documentary points finger at Saudi Arabia's crown prince

The Dissident explores what happened to the Saudi journalist and who might have ordered his murder. (BBC News 27/02 01:59)

» BBC News  UPI  BBC News  France 24  Google News  


Lady Gaga's dogs found safe after armed robbery

The US singer's two French bulldogs were stolen after gunmen attacked and wounded her dog walker. (BBC News 27/02 05:35)

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Haiti prison escape: Hundreds of inmates flee from Croix-des-Bouquets jail

The prison's director is among 25 people killed in the mass escape near the capital, Port-au-Prince. (BBC News 27/02 02:17)

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Over a dozen Republicans use 'public health emergency' as excuse to skip House votes and attend CPAC

Several of former President Donald Trump's closest Republican allies in the House have skipped Friday's votes and enlisted their colleagues to vote on their behalf, signing letters saying they can't attend "due to the ongoing public health emergency." (CNN 27/02 02:01)

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Monsters, mania and the unstoppable march of Pokémon

Several waves of Pokémania have swept the globe, keeping this lucrative franchise relevant for 25 years. (BBC News 27/02 01:35)

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Nigeria's Zamfara school abduction: More than 300 Nigerian girls missing

Nigeria's president warns the kidnappers that his government will not give in to blackmail. (BBC News 26/02 23:36)

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Columnist explains how Republicans' mistake gives Democrats a 'big opening'

Supporters of a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage suffered a disappointment this week when the U.S. Senate's parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, ruled that the policy cannot remain in the Democratic coronavirus relief package as it is currently written. Washington Post opinion writer Paul Waldman discusses the ramifications of this development in his Thursday column, warning that if Democrats don't find a way to be as bold and aggressive as possible with their agenda, it could hurt them in the 2022 midterms."Right now," Waldman explains, "Democrats are tying themselves in knots trying to figure out how to increase the minimum wage — something President Biden ran on, their entire party believes in, and which is overwhelmingly popular with the public…. Yet the Senate parliamentarian has ruled that a straight minimum wage increase can't pass via the reconciliation process — the only way to pass a bill with a simple majority vote — the details of which are incomprehensible, or endlessly maddening, or both."The real problem, though, isn't the parliamentarian herself so much. Democrats can work around her if they want. The problem is that a few key Democrats — most notably, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia — have explicitly prioritized preserving arcane Senate procedure over action. And he's reluctant to raise the minimum wage to $15, anyway.Waldman continues, "So, Democrats have to find some kind of fiscal somersault to try to get the minimum wage increase into the COVID relief bill. Maybe they could impose a tax on companies that don't increase their wages, or do something else to satisfy the parliamentarian by cloaking a non-budgetary provision in budgetary clothing."Expressing his frustration, Waldman points out that Democrats have run into this hurdle in the Senate at a time when Republicans "have seldom looked more feckless." And ideally, he says, Democrats should be showing U.S. voters that they are a party of substantial ideas while Republicans are short on them."When we're caught in a pandemic and an economic crisis, only so many people will get worked up about whether a transgender girl is allowed to play softball," Waldman explains. By focusing on the culture war, he argues, Republicans give Democrats a big opportunity to enact a popular economic agenda — if they're all willing to take it."That gives Democrats the chance to move forward confidently with their agenda, an agenda that is enormously popular," he said. "Yet some in the party are still in the grip of the insane belief that it's more important to retain a Senate procedure whose purpose is to thwart progress than to pass laws that solve problems."The Senate procedure that Waldman is referring to is the filibuster, which the columnist fears could hurt Democrats' legislative agenda and cost them control of the U.S. Houses of Representatives and/or the U.S. Senate next year."The first weeks of the Biden presidency show the path Democrats can take: Push forward with the popular and consequential parts of your agenda, don't be distracted by bleating from Republicans, act as though the public is behind you — because it is — and you might find that the Republican opposition machine isn't as potent as it used to be," Waldman writes. "But none of that will be possible unless Democrats can deliver on their promises. If they let themselves be handcuffed by the filibuster, the Biden presidency will fail — and Republicans will take control of Congress." (Alternet 26/02 22:36)

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'ISIS bride' who fled UK as a teen not allowed to return home and fight for citizenship

The UK Supreme Court ruled Friday that "ISIS bride" Shamima Begum cannot return to the United Kingdom to appeal the revocation of her UK citizenship. (CNN 26/02 17:15)

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