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Travel to US reopens for fully vaccinated

Family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic will be able to reunite again The United States has begun admitting air travellers from Ireland and several dozen other countries who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Restrictions, introduced 20 months ago in the early stage of the pandemic by then US President Donald Trump, had barred non-US citizens who were ...

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US and EU agree deal to remove steel, aluminium tariffs

The deal immediately removes tariffs on EU steel and aluminium that was imposed by the Trump administration The United States and European Union have ended a dispute over steel and aluminium tariffs and said they would work on a global arrangement to combat “dirty” production and overcapacity in the industry. The future EU-US arrangement will be a challenge for China, ...

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US job growth slows sharply in September

The Labor Department said in its closely watched employment report today that non-farm payrolls increased by 194,000 jobs last month US employment increased far less than expected in September amid a decline in government payrolls, but hiring could pick up in the months ahead as Covid-19 infections subside and people resume the search for work. The Labor Department said in ...

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OECD lowers global, US economic growth forecasts

The OECD has raised the euro zone forecast by one point to 5.3% The OECD has today warned of an “uneven” global economic recovery as it lowered its 2021 growth forecasts for the world and the US while raising the outlook for Europe. The world economy has bounced back this year on the back of stimulus measures, the rollout of ...

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Weaponization of space will harm the United States more than it gains

Any use of weapons in space could drastically increase the space debris environment and degrade some orbits for all users. (credit: AGI) by Takuya Wakimoto Developing and deploying weapons in space will ultimately hamper US national interests. President Trump’s recent endeavor to create a “space force” that would oversee the US military’s space activities does not mean that the United ...

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