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Jobless Americans sue Florida for ending $300 unemployment benefits early

Out-of-work Americans in Florida filed a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday seeking to reinstate a pandemic relief program that paid out an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits. In a complaint filed late Sunday on behalf of 10 unemployed Floridians, three attorneys – Gautier Kitchen, Marie Mattox and Scott Behren – […]

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The one thing Biden must do if he’s serious about reforming the WTO | TheHill

If you’re looking for some summer reading, consider a study by the Congressional Research Service titled “The World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Appellate Body: Key Disputes and Controversies.” It might not be beach material, but it’s timely, because there’s a WTO ministerial meeting this fall, and the fate of the appellate body (AB) will feature prominently. […]

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Europe tried to boost Covid-19 vaccine takeup with carrots. Now some leaders are breaking out the sticks

As the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in Europe shows signs of a slowdown, leaders are racing to find answers to a key dilemma of the rollout’s next phase: how to convince reluctant citizens to roll up their sleeves. From cash payments to phone data, free football stadium tours to free grilled meat, officials have offered […]

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Clashes in Tunisia after President Saied fires PM, suspends parliament

Supporters of president as well as those of major political party Ennahda mobilise on streets across Tunisia, leading to violent confrontations threatening to draw in security forces or prompt a military power grab. Clashes erupt between supporters of Tunisian president and Ennahda party deputies in front of parliament which was cordoned-off by military in capital […]