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By Mark Saunokonoko 10 May 2021 22:30 Tonight’s budget will make clear when Australia’s borders will finally open for international travel, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has hinted. The budget would reveal the Federal Government’s “assumptions” on vaccine rollout, border closures and containment measures, he said. The Treasurer would not be drawn on speculation the government is …

The US is at risk of losing all its recent gains in the battle against coronavirus as highly contagious variants take advantage of Americans getting lax with safety measures. “Please hear me clearly: At this level of cases with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained,” said Rochelle Walensky, …

Good morning. With Congress still apparently no closer to agreeing to a package to help those Americans whose finances have been hit by the economic impact of Covid-19, Donald Trump says he intends to step in. Here’s more from my colleague David Smith in Washington DC: Donald Trump has promised unilateral action to provide economic …

by Caroline Trowbridge Sue and Dana Anderson know firsthand how important technology can be for patients at LMH Health.  “The work our doctors do is important to our entire community,” Dana Anderson said. “Sue and I are happy to do what we can to provide them with the very best technology they need to perform …

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge nominated to the nation’s second-most powerful court said Wednesday that he was writing as an academic and commentator when he criticized as “indefensible” a Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act. Justin Walker, a 37-year-old protege of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, …

Image copyright Getty Images Sainsbury’s has promised to reduce its net carbon emissions to zero over the next 20 years. The supermarket chain, which is the second largest in the UK, has said it will spend £1bn to reach the target. It pledged to reduce emissions from areas like refrigeration and transport. But, while the …

Image copyright Getty Images Labour is pledging to cut UK carbon emissions by 10% through the largest home improvement programme for decades. A Labour government would fund £60bn of energy-saving upgrades to low-income households over the next decade while wealthier households would receive interest-free loans for enhancements. The party said loft insulation, enhanced double glazing …

Fitbit, a pioneer in wearable fitness trackers, is being acquired by Google for $2.1 billion. Richard Drew/AP hide caption toggle caption Richard Drew/AP Fitbit, a pioneer in wearable fitness trackers, is being acquired by Google for $2.1 billion. Richard Drew/AP Google is purchasing Fitbit for $2.1 billion, a sign that the Internet company wants to …

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son also pledged that he wouldn’t work for any foreign-owned companies or serve on their boards should his father be elected President. “Hunter always understood that his father would be guided, entirely and unequivocally, by established U.S. policy, regardless of its effects on Hunter’s professional interests,” the statement said. “He …

Facebook, Twitter and Google are taking a ‘blatantly fragmented’ approach to political ad transparency, according to a new report from Privacy International. The companies are applying different policies in different countries, self-regulating only when under pressure from governments or civil society to act. “Companies that rely on people’s data to establish their market dominance should …