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PiS reveals a “Polish agreement” to lift the economy

The nationalist-conservative government of Poland has established plans to increase health spending and reduce income tax, as part of a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the economy in the wake of the pandemic. The so-called Polish agreement, which will include support for home buyers, retirees and families, as well as tax cuts for low- and […]

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Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians is widening

Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians intensified on several fronts, as it faced worsening communal unrest in its cities and mass protests throughout the occupied West Bank as it extended its bombing of Gaza in a sixth day. Despite the worsening crisis and diplomatic efforts by regional and US governments, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised on […]

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Biden urged U.S. vaccine manufacturers to share technology

Many of the scientists and activists who helped persuade Joe Biden to support an intellectual property exemption for Covid vaccines are urging the U.S. president to go further and force vaccine manufacturers to hand over their technology. Scientists and progressive advocates welcomed last week’s decision by the Biden administration to support the rights of companies […]