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Apr 08 2021 - 08:01 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 4/8/2021

Good evening and apologies for the delay. Here are few of today’s international headlines courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” gallery.


The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Biden Tax Plan Aims to Curtail Use of Havens


The Biden administration has proposed financing its $2 trillion infrastructure investment plan by rolling back some of the previous administration’s tax cuts to corporations; from a corporate income tax rate of 21 percent to 28 percent. The plan also hopes to close loopholes that have allowed a number of large corporations to get away with paying significantly less in taxes.


The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

President to Unveil First Major Action on Guns


President Biden today unveiled a number of executive actions he would be taking to reduce gun violence in America, including nominating a gun control advocate to head the federal government’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.


President Biden at an event in Jackson, MS


President Biden’s nominee for ATF Director, David Chipman


The Guardian, Published in London, UK

No 10 Report ‘Underplays How Racism Hits Health’


A leading scholar on health inequities in Britain has criticized a recent report from Boris Johnson’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities for downplaying problems of racial disparity.


The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Torn as U.S. Talks of Boycotting Beijing Games


The U.S. State Department is considering boycotting the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games over China’s gross human rights abuses, namely the internment of its Uyghur population in Xinjiang. The Japanese government is torn over foreign policy strategy in dealing with its powerful neighbor. Last month, Japan was the only nation within the Group of Seven who did not join in coordinated sanctions against top officials of the Chinese Communist Party.


Haaretz, Published in Tel Aviv, Israel

Iran Attack Tied to Israel Seems a Likely Escalation


On Tuesday, a command ship of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was hit off the coast of Yemen. Sources within the U.S. government have confirmed the attack was carried out by the Israeli Navy. This marks a major escalation between the two hostile nations. Previously, Israeli attacks have targeted Iranian ships smuggling oil into war-torn Syria.


Images

President Biden, courtesy of whitehouse.gov

David Chipman, courtesy of Newsweek

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