The pandemic's effects on opioid users in the US and Europe

Substance abusers are at greater risk of contracting Covid-19, according to recent studies, a worrying fact as use of synthetic opioids gradually increases in Europe.Users of opioids or tobacco face a greater risk of catching the coronavirus and are more likely to suffer a more serious case of Covid-19 and to die, says a recent study by the National Institutes of Health in the US.The study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, a trade journal, assessed more than 73 million patients and found that people with opioid use disorder are at a particularly high risk.Nora Volkow, who heads the National ...

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Watch Ivanka Trump sit in stony silence as Germany's Angela Merkel rips her father's trade war with Europe

The Munich Security Conference on Saturday drew a lot of attention as Vice President Mike Pence's fiery call for Europe to stand with President Donald Trump was awkwardly met with zero applause whatsoever.

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If the Euro Cracks - Blame Germany, Not the Italians

The European Union today is experiencing a revival of the very political conditions that its formation was ostensibly designed to eliminate. Although the creation of the euro in particular was deemed to be a key component helping to move the EU to an “ever closer union,” ridding the continent of centuries of historic enmities, in reality, it has done the opposite: The monetary union, and the austerity-linked conditions governing membership in the eurozone (EZ), continue to create conditions ripe for extreme nationalist movements in Italy, France, Hungary, Poland and elsewhere.

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High School Teacher Who Escaped Nazis As A Child Explains the Eerie Similarities with Trump's Internment Camps

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Trump Makes Blatantly Racist Claim That 'Illegal' Immigrants 'Infest Our Country'

The president on Tuesday morning launched a racist rant, attacking immigrants as "illegal" and claiming that they will "pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13." He also confirmed his immigration policy of separating children from families was designed to help him secure border wall funding.

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Trump Ambassador to Germany Says He's There to Support Right-Wing Movement -  Left-Wing Party Head Calls for Expulsion

Donald Trump’s ambassador to Germany seems to think his job is political campaigning, not diplomacy for the United States. Ambassador Richard Grenell said he hopes to use his position in Germany to “empower other conservatives throughout Europe, other leaders.” This is not just a minor faux pas:

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Trump Announces Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal - Fulfills One of His Most Dangerous Campaign Promises

President Donald Trump announced from the White House on Tuesday that he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by the administration of President Barack Obama.

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Newly Confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Germany Becomes Highest-Ranking LGBT Person in Trump Administration

Richard Grenell has been confirmed by the Senate as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. The vote was 56-42. He becomes the highest-ranking openly LGBT person in the Trump administration, and the only openly-gay ambassador. President Barack Obama appointed at least six openly-gay ambassadors during his time in the White House.

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We Now Have Clear Evidence That Plastic Bag Fees Actually Work

If you ever feel like the world's plastic nightmare might never end, a new study shows proof that plastic pollution legislation actually works.

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