The Daily Populous

Monday May 3rd, 2021 day edition

image for Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand's differences with China are becoming 'harder to reconcile'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that differences between New Zealand and China are becoming harder to reconcile as Beijing's role in the world grows and changes.

In a speech at the China Business Summit in Auckland, Ms Ardern said there are things on which China and New Zealand "do not, cannot, and will not agree", but added these differences need not define their relationship.

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta said last month she was uncomfortable expanding the role of Five Eyes.

Ms Ardern said New Zealand would continue to speak about these issues individually as well as through its partners.

Managing the relationship with China is not always going to be easy and "there can be no guarantees", Ms Ardern added.

Beijing denies the curbs are reprisals, saying reduced imports of Australian products are the result of buyers' own decisions.

Ms Ardern said how China treats its partners is important. »

Proud Boys Canada says it was never a ‘white supremacy’ group, dissolves itself

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Proud Boys Canada, a far-right group that Ottawa named as a terrorist entity earlier this year, has dissolved itself, saying it has done nothing wrong, according to a statement by the organization on Sunday.

Read more: Proud Boys Canada still online after being listed as terror group.

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Biden ripped for calling Capitol riots ‘worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War’

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President Biden is being ripped for calling the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”.

President Joe Biden was slammed on social media after referring to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 as the worst attack on the U.S. since the Civil War.

Some criticized President Biden for implying that the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 was more threatening to democracy than 9/11. »

It's no Jurassic Park, but fellow Congo has pleasures galore

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Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims.

Like the toothy T. r ex, Jurassic Park towered over the many Michael Crichton adaptations that made their way into multiplexes in the ’90s and early 2000s.

Availability: Congo is available for digital rental or purchase through Amazon, Google Play, Apple, YouTube, Fandango, Redbox, and VUDU. »

Fully Vaccinated Adults 65 and Older Are 94% Less Likely to Be Hospitalized with COVID-19

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People 65 and older who were partially vaccinated were 64% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than people who were not vaccinated.

People were considered “partially vaccinated” two weeks after their first dose of mRNA vaccine and “fully vaccinated” two weeks after their second dose.

These are the first real-world findings in the United States confirming clinical trial data showing mRNA vaccines prevent severe COVID-19 illness. »