Merkel receives high marks internationally during her last year in office: Survey

A global survey by the Pew Research Center put German Chancellor Angela Merkel in good stead as her tenure draws to a close, with 79 percent of respondents having a positive view of Germany and 77 percent having confidence in Merkel personally. Merkel’s approval ratings in the survey surpass those…

Singapore’s daily Covid cases breach 1,000 over the weekend — first time since April 2020

People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore. Maverick Asio | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore reported more than 1,000 Covid cases for two straight days over the weekend —the first time infections breached that level since April…

World’s cartoonists on this week’s events

First published on Caglecartoons.com, The Netherlands, September 12, 2021 | By Joep Bertrams First published on POLITICO.com, U.S., September 9, 2021 | By Matt Wuerker First published on Caglecartoons.com, U.S., September 12, 2021 | By Rick McKee First published in The Boston Globe, U.S., September 15, 2021 | By Christopher…

Public Reaction to Biden Vaccine Push Varied but Strong

Sept. 10, 2021 — President Joe Biden addressed the nation Thursday night with his new “Path Out of the Pandemic” plan, a six-point agenda to put the country on course to defeat COVID-19, mainly through more vaccine mandates, increased testing, and masking requirements. Through the new…