Good afternoon and here are a few of today’s headlines from English-language publications around the world brought to us by Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:
The New York Times, Published in New York, NY
As the situation in Haiti continues to deteriorate following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, the Haitian government has requested the United States send military assistance to protect crucial infrastructure.
President Jovenel Moise, who was assassinated earlier this week
The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC
Pfizer announced that they were seeking regulatory clearance for a Covid vaccine booster shot that they estimated fully vaccinated individuals would need within a year. This prompted an open rebuke by the Department of Health and Human Services, which stated, “Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time.”
The Guardian, Published in London, UK
A British water company, Southern Water, has been fined £90 million for dumping raw sewage into the ocean. “These offences show a shocking and wholesale disregard for the environment, for precious and delicate ecosystems and coastlines, for human health, and for fisheries and other legitimate businesses that operate in the coastal waters,” said the judge presiding over the case.
The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Olympic Games continue to pose problems for Japan. The country with the slowest vaccine rollout in the developed world has issued a state of emergency in Tokyo, banning spectators from the games taking place in the greater Tokyo area and limiting the number of spectators permitted in other locations. The result is a substantial loss in ticket revenue.
The Wall Street Journal, Published in New York, NY
President Biden signed an executive order to encourage federal agencies and departments to do more to push back against corporate monopolies and encourage greater competition. “Capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism. It’s exploitation,” said the president.
President Biden issued a sweeping executive order to fight monopolies across various industries and restore free competition
President Jovenel Moise, courtesy of Wikimedia
President Joe Biden, courtesy of the U.S. Secretary of Defense at Flickr