- U.S. Pushes U.N.-Led Peace Conference in Letter to Afghan Leaderby Thomas Gibbons-Neff, David Zucchino and Lara Jakes on March 7, 2021 at 8:25 pm
In blunt terms, Secretary of State Antony Blinken seeks to jump-start stalled negotiations between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban.
- Mexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the Stateby Kirk Semple and Oscar Lopez on March 7, 2021 at 8:23 pm
A bill that the Mexican president is expected to approve soon would curtail private investors in the energy industry and possibly reverse gains in lowering carbon emissions.
- Amid the Rubble of Mosul, Francis Offers a Salve for Iraq’s Woundsby Jason Horowitz and Jane Arraf on March 7, 2021 at 8:18 pm
The first pope ever to visit Iraq, Francis voiced sorrow and hope for a shrunken Christian community that has suffered persecution, and preached fellowship among religions.
- Pope Francis wraps up his mission to Iraq, having raised both hopes of religious unity and fears of viral contagion.by Jane Arraf on March 7, 2021 at 7:46 pm
- Blasts Hit Military Base in Equatorial Guinea, and Many Are Feared Deadby Marie Fazio on March 7, 2021 at 7:44 pm
Officials feared that the number of injured could be in the hundreds as a result of the succession of explosions that rocked the Central African nation.
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- FactChecking Cruz’s Partisan Spin on COVID-19 Billby Robert Farley on March 5, 2021 at 11:26 pm
Sen. Ted Cruz says 91% of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan "is a partisan wish list" for "Democratic special interests." But he ignores that Republicans offered an alternative $618 billion bill that included many of the same elements of the Democratic plan, albeit in smaller amounts. The post FactChecking Cruz’s Partisan Spin on COVID-19 Bill appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Video Targets Gates With Old Clip, Misleading Editby Angelo Fichera on March 5, 2021 at 10:47 pm
In a 2010 TED Talk focused on developing new technologies to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Bill Gates briefly mentioned reducing the rate of population growth. A conspiratorial video circulating on Facebook misleadingly edits Gates' talk to suggest his "wish" was to depopulate the planet through vaccines. The post Video Targets Gates With Old Clip, Misleading Edit appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Pace of U.S. Vaccinations vs. the Worldby Robert Farley on March 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm
President Joe Biden boasts that the U.S. is on pace to be the first country in the world to vaccinate 100 million people. That's true, but per capita the U.S. is not tops in the world in vaccinations. The post Pace of U.S. Vaccinations vs. the World appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- False Claims Cited in Bogus Theory that Biden Isn’t Presidentby Angelo Fichera on March 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm
Facebook posts use faulty claims to baselessly suggest that President Joe Biden isn't really the president. For example, some point out that he hasn't delivered a State of the Union address. But new presidents typically don't in their first year. The post False Claims Cited in Bogus Theory that Biden Isn’t President appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- The Evolving Science of Face Masks and COVID-19by Jessica McDonald on March 2, 2021 at 11:06 pm
Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending that members of the public mask up last spring, additional research has backed the use of face masks to combat the coronavirus, but knowledge gaps still remain. Here, we summarize the evidence. The post The Evolving Science of Face Masks and COVID-19 appeared first on FactCheck.org.