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Last war between Ukraine and Russia: ‘room for compromise’ in ceasefire talks; three European leaders meet Zelenskiy in Kyiv – live | world news

Daniel Boffey and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels report: Volodymyr Zelenskiy told reporters “with allies like this we will win this war” after the prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia made a perilous train journey to kyiv to offer their support. The Ukrainian president’s comments follow an extraordinary …

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Islamabad-based diplomats call on Pakistan to condemn Russia | world news

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Senior diplomats from 22 countries, including European Union member states, on Tuesday jointly called on the Pakistani government to support a United Nations General Assembly resolution condemning Russia’s aggression against the ‘Ukraine. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was in Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin last week …

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Latest Russia-Ukraine News: 198 Ukrainians Killed in Invasion as Fighting Continues in Kiev Streets | world news

4:28 East 04:28 Russia’s lockdown of the Swift financial payments network became more likely after Cyprus agreed to the proposal. Calls have been made for Russia to be excluded from the system, which facilitates cross-border payments. It is believed that this will increase pressure on Russian businesses and the economy. …

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Is Ukraine strong enough to defend against the Russian invasion? | world news

Ukraine’s armed forces are vastly outnumbered and outgunned by Russia, but as Russia begins what could be a full-scale invasion, military experts say they would be able to mount significant resistance and inflict heavy losses. Ukraine’s military is also better trained and equipped than in 2014, when Russia captured the …

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Ukraine crisis: Putin and Macron agree to try to secure a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and an urgent summit | world news

US Vice President Kamala Harris concluded a weekend of outreach to European allies with an effort to bolster the West’s resolve to confront Moscow with crippling sanctions as increasingly dire signs suggest Vladimir Russia’s Putin plans to order an invasion of Ukraine. In a burst of diplomacy at the annual …

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Music museum opens amid Hungary’s culture wars

BUDAPEST — A polarizing project by the government of Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orban to turn the city’s historic park here into a museum district has produced its first building: the House of Music, Hungary. Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, the cultural center, which opened on January 23, …

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Virus enters Tonga with disaster aid, lockdown expected | world news

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tonga will go into lockdown Wednesday night after two port workers were found to have coronavirus infections helping distribute aid arriving in the Pacific nation after a volcanic eruption and tsunami. Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni’s urgent announcement appeared to confirm …

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Covid News: Pope warns against “infodemic”

Truckers drove through Toronto on Thursday on their way to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, to protest Covid vaccination requirements for those crossing the US border.Credit…Carlos Osorio/Reuters Canadian truckers and their supporters who oppose the government’s vaccination mandate began arriving in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, for a protest outside Parliament on Saturday. …

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“I cried all day”: the anguish of people excluded from Japan by Covid | Japan

Late last year, Pablo Ortez quit his job, sold his possessions and prepared to join his wife in Japan, where she is studying for a doctorate. But 72 hours before he left Argentina, he checked the Japanese foreign ministry’s website to find that the government had imposed a near-blanket travel …

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Tunisian military court orders release of two opposition politicians – lawyer | world news

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s military court has freed Seifeddine Makhlouf, leader of the conservative Karama party, and another opposition figure, his lawyer said on Monday, amid human rights concerns since the rise to power of President Kais Saied last year. Saied sacked the North African country’s prime minister, suspended parliament …

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Djokovic back in court to fight deportation from Australia | world news

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to court on Sunday to fight an attempted deportation due to what a government minister described as a perception that the top-ranked tennis player was a ” talisman of a community of anti-vaccination sentiment”. .” Three Federal Court …

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Australia and Japan sign security cooperation treaty | World news

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia and Japan set to sign treaty to boost defense and security cooperation at virtual summit Thursday, after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida canceled trips in Australia and the United States due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the two leaders …

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What the newspapers say: the front pages of Monday

The return of schools, health worker shortages and potential changes to close contact rules are among the headlines of the first Monday public holiday in 2022. Irish weather leads absenteeism rates among healthcare workers as hospitalizations hit a 10-month high on Sunday, signaling that the high number of cases is …

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12 dead in stampede at popular Hindu shrine in Kashmir | World news

SRINAGAR, India (AP) – A stampede at a popular Hindu shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir has killed at least 12 people and injured 13 others on New Years Day, officials said. An investigation was ordered into the causes of the stampede on Saturday morning at the Mata Vaishnav Devi shrine, where …

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In New Zealand without Omicron, Christmas without restrictions | World news

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealanders celebrated Christmas on Saturday in the midsummer heat with few restrictions, in one of the few countries in the world largely untouched by the omicron variant of COVID -19. Ninety-five percent of adults in New Zealand have received at least one dose of …

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Live Updates: Japan Approves Merck’s Use of COVID-19 Pill | Economic news

TOKYO – Japan has approved the COVID-19 pill developed by U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. for use starting next week, Japan’s health minister said on Friday. Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto told reporters that a ministry drug panel has cleared Merck’s molnupiravir through a fast-track process and the drug will …

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Live Covid Updates: Omicron, Vaccine and Booster News

Video transcription Return transcription England lowers Covid isolation requirement Health officials have reduced the number of days people must self-isolate after showing symptoms of Covid-19 to seven from 10, if they are negative on days six and seven. The move comes as an increase in the Omicron variant increases cases. …

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Orban: Hungary will challenge European Court ruling on asylum policy | World news

By JUSTIN SPIKE, Associated Press BUDAPEST (AP) – Hungary will not change its immigration policies despite a recent decision by the EU’s highest court which found them to be in contradiction with the bloc’s laws, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday. Orban’s announcement came as Hungary’s anti-immigration government grapples …

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New cases of COVID-19 in Australia reach record high | World news

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia on Saturday reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases for a third day, with outbreaks on the rise in the two most populous states, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has continued to downplay the risks as the country relaxes pandemic brakes. The state of New …

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Solomon Islands politician wants diplomatic relations with Taiwan | World news

By HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – The head of Solomon Islands’ most populous province has said the country will likely restore diplomatic ties with Taiwan if the prime minister is ousted from his post following next week’s vote of no confidence , after looting and violence protests …

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Who is going to the Christmas party? Four people discuss Covid issues | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson appeared to disagree this week with leading scientists and one of his top health officials, who have advised the British public to reduce unnecessary socialization in response to the Omicron variant. After Prime Minister says people shouldn’t cancel nurseries or Christmas parties and instead focus on booster injections …

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Australian government is playing dangerous game on Taiwan – Opposition | World news

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government is deploying “dangerous electoral tactics” with its comments about joining the United States in any war against Taiwan, opposition party spokesman said on Tuesday at Foreign Affairs. Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said earlier this month it was “inconceivable” that Canberra …

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Former Australian leader says submarine deal protects US | World news

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia’s agreement to acquire submarines powered by US nuclear technology aimed to protect the United States from a Chinese nuclear attack and had changed Australia-China relations. sino, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating said on Wednesday. Keating, who led a center-left …

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Actions, Not Words – Pacific Islands Call for Strong Climate Commitment | World news

CANBERRA (Reuters) – The world must unite and take significant action now to tackle climate change that threatens the survival of Pacific island nations, region leaders said on Friday, as they prepared to travel to Scotland for a climate summit. The low-lying Pacific islands are widely seen as the main …

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Factbox: the general who led the Sudanese coup d’etat | World news

(Reuters) – Sudanese senior general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan led a military takeover in Khartoum, dissolving a ruling council in which the army and civilians shared power and plunging the country’s democratic transition into turmoil. – He was little known in public life until he participated in the coup against veteran …

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Sudanese prime minister arrested, internet disrupted in apparent coup

CAIRO (AP) – Military forces arrested Sudan’s interim prime minister and other senior officials on Monday, disrupted internet access and blocked bridges in the capital, the information ministry said. country, calling these actions a coup. In response, thousands of people flooded the streets of Khartoum and its sister city of …

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Day 3 of Ethiopian airstrikes in the capital of the Tigray region | World news

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The Ethiopian military struck a target near the capital of the Tigray region on Thursday, a government spokesperson said on the third day this week of airstrikes as fighting escalates after nearly a year of war. Thousands of people have been killed since November in the …

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Good news from Ouagadougou | The Guardian Nigeria News

We are now in the smoldering months where Nigerians expect miracles and pray against the angels of death. From September, the countdown to the end of the year begins and the slow movement of the day would acquire a steady rhythm. Before you knew it, the harmattan mist would descend …

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Czech President Zeman in hospital a day after the election | World news

PRAGUE (AP) – Czech President Milos Zeman was rushed to hospital on Sunday, the day after the parliamentary elections, at a time when he is playing a key role in establishing a new government. The Prague military hospital confirmed that Zeman was transported there from the presidential castle in Lany, …

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New Peruvian Prime Minister Says Constitution Overhaul Not Priority | World news

LIMA (Reuters) – New Peruvian Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez has said that overhauling the country’s pro-market constitution is currently not a priority for the government, although it has been a key election promise. “This government is not proposing (to change the constitution) and will not propose it overnight,” Vasquez said …

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French senators meet Taiwan’s Tsai at tense time

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A group of French senators visiting Taiwan as part of a regular parliamentary exchange met President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning during a trip that comes at a particularly tense time between Taiwan and China. Tsai spoke briefly before their meeting, presenting former French Defense Minister …

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New Zealand aims to vaccinate up to 350,000 people per day

New Zealand hopes to vaccinate up to 350,000 people in a single day next week, the country’s largest Covid inoculation effort to date, as it draws closer to reopening its economy. Vaccination clinics will be open all day Saturday, October 16, said Chris Hipkins, the minister responsible for New Zealand’s …

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US official in Haiti apologizes for treatment of migrants | World news

By EVENS SANON, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – A senior US official apologized on Friday for the way Haitian migrants were treated along the US-Mexico border, saying this is not the way to behave customs officials or the Department of Homeland Security. The comments from Juan Gonzalez, senior director …

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Australian State Corruption Watchdog Says Investigating NSW Premier | World news

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The New South Wales corruption watchdog said on Friday it was investigating whether State Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian was involved in conduct that “constituted or involved a breach of public trust “. The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) said in a statement posted on …

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Two Europes: Low vaccination rates in the East overtake intensive care units | World news

By STEPHEN McGRATH, Associated Press BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – In a crowded intensive care unit for coronavirus patients in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, Adrian Pica, 55, sits on his bed and receives supplemental oxygen to help him to breathe. “I didn’t want to get the vaccine because I was scared,” …

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2 women, political opponents, in the race for Japan PM | World news

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – The inclusion of two women among the four candidates vying for the next prime minister appears to be a big step forward for Japan’s notoriously sexist policies. But their fate lies in the hands of a predominantly male, conservative ruling party – …

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Theoneste Bagosora, architect of the Rwandan genocide, dies at age 80 | World news

By IGNATIUS SSUUNA, Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) – Theoneste Bagosora, a former Rwandan army colonel believed to be the architect of the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 Tutsis and ethnic Hutus who tried to protect them were killed, died on Saturday in a hospital in Mali. His …

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Japanese Leader Says Olympic Games ‘Symbol of World Unity’ | World news

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (PA) – At a global gloom-filled United Nations General Assembly meeting, the outgoing leader of Japan highlighted what he touted as a moment of inspiration: the Tokyo Olympics, controversially organized amid the coronavirus pandemic. “As humanity has faced immeasurable hardships, the Tokyo 2020 …

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Polish protesters warn health care crisis looming | World news

By VANESSA GERA, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) – When a priest arrives at a hospital in Chorzow to perform the last rites, nurse Mariusz Strug can see fear in the eyes of dying patients. “After the sacrament, they knew what was going on,” he said. But there were no …

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Danish Prime Minister defends Biden in French submarine dispute | World news

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The Danish Prime Minister said on Wednesday she did not believe that a new security pact between Australia, Britain and the United States excluding France and costing Paris a defense project or a reason for a transatlantic dispute. Mette Frederiksen said US President Joe Biden was a …

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Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World on Sunday

The last: Union leaders representing thousands of medical workers in Alberta have called on Premier Jason Kenney to deploy the military and the Red Cross to strengthen a health care system they say “is crumbling before our eyes” because of the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. “It’s time to call …

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Breaking News: Pakistani, Iranian Leaders Meet on Afghanistan | World news

Latest news on Afghanistan: ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister met Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Afghanistan. The Foreign Ministry statement released on Friday said the two leaders met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in the city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The discussion focused on Afghanistan and other …

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Tunisian President Saied Announces He Will Amend the Constitution | World news

By Tarek Amara and Angus McDowall TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian President Kais Saied on Saturday said he was preparing to change the country’s constitution, but said he would only do so using existing constitutional means, seven weeks after taking power by measures that his enemies have qualified as a coup …

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Factbox-Norway three candidates for the post of Prime Minister | World news

OSLO (Reuters) – Nine political parties are expected to win seats in the Norwegian parliamentary elections on September 12 and 13, but only three leaders are running for prime minister. Here are brief profiles of those vying for the top position: Jonas Gahr Stoere (Labor) – The undisputed leader, Stoere, …

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Kamala Harris visits Singapore to deepen ties and counter Chinese influence | World news

By Nandita Bose and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) – US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Singapore leaders on Monday on the first working day of a trip to Southeast Asia to strengthen ties as part of Washington’s efforts to counter the growing influence from China. Harris will meet …

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Music from notoriously hateful Japanese composer Koichi Sugiyama opens Tokyo Olympics in latest blunder

TOKYO — The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are meant to celebrate the world’s diversity and harmony, have been plagued by scandals — and COVID-19. They have come to symbolize xenophobia, discrimination and cruelty – and on Friday night we can add homophobia and historical revisionism to the …

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Coronavirus: what’s happening around the world on Friday

The last: The U.S. government has purchased 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer to prepare for children’s injections and possible recalls, a White House spokesperson said on Friday. And across the Atlantic, the British government has sought to ease pressures on the food supply in England by …

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Violence breaks out in Haiti before the funeral of assassinated president | World news

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press QUARTIER-MORIN, Haiti (AP) – Hundreds of workers fled businesses in northern Haiti on Wednesday after protests near the hometown of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse turned violent ahead of his funeral. Associated Press journalists observed the body of a man who, according to witnesses, was shot …

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Coronavirus: what’s happening around the world on Monday

The last: Vietnam has placed its entire southern region in a two-week lockdown from midnight Sunday, as confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpassed 3,000 for the third day in a row. The lockdown order includes the Mekong Delta and the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s financial and economic …

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Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World on Wednesday

The last: Ontario is reporting 7 additional deaths and 153 new cases of COVID-19, a number of active cases in Canada of less than 5,000. Traveling fully vaccinated: your questions about the new rules answered. How summer school and tutoring is helping students catch up with classes disrupted by the …

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Farrukh Dhondy | In today’s world, “signaling” of “virtue” could take many forms.

England beat Denmark in the European Cup semi-final and will now face Italy in the final on Sunday 11 July. In recent weeks, Euro matches have filled pubs equipped with television and empty the streets, apart from honking the cars until the night after the victories. Scores of Brexitwallas see …

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Mudslide in Japan: around 20 people missing in the city of Atami

Images published on social media showed the mighty black mudslide that brought down a mountainside, engulfing homes and infrastructure as residents watched in horror. The giant mudslide in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. local time, came after parts of the area were hit by torrential rains. Police …

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man charged with incident involving UK chief medical adviser | World news

LONDON (Reuters) – A man has been charged with a social media incident in which the UK government’s top medical adviser Chris Whitty was manhandled as he walked through a London park, police said on Friday . Chris Whitty, who became one of Britain’s most prominent officials during the coronavirus …

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British Conservative lawmaker accused of sexual assault | World news

LONDON (Reuters) – A lawmaker in Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has been charged with sexual assault, prosecutors said on Friday, an allegation he denied. Imran Ahmad Khan, who represents the constituency of Wakefield in the north of England, is charged with a sexual assault offense, linked to …

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Putin: Russia’s relationship with the United States at its “lowest point” | World news

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country’s relationship with the United States was at its “lowest point” before he met Joe Biden. In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Mr. Putin said: “We have a bilateral relationship which has deteriorated to its lowest point in recent years.” The two leaders …

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Live updates from Covid News: Karnataka eases restrictions from June 14, except in 10 districts with high positivity rates

New cases of coronavirus in India over the past 24 hours have remained below 1 lakh. In the last 24 hours, there have been 91,702 cases. According to the data, 3,403 deaths have been reported, far fewer than the 6,000-plus deaths the day before. Here are the latest updates: Total …

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How a small business aims to have a big effect in the post-pandemic world

John Elkington, founder of Volans, is optimistic that business is getting serious … [+] durability. (Photo by Abhijit Bhatlekar / Mint via Getty Images) Hindustan Times via Getty Images In many ways, this is a great time to be in the consultancy business. The pandemic has literally turned conventional thinking …

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World Coronavirus Dispatch: Is the measurement of inflation distorted in the event of a pandemic?

UK to donate over 100 million vaccines The UK government will donate more than 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to developing countries, the Sunday Times reported. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to pledge to donate more than $ 2.8 billion in snapshots at a Group of Seven …

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Chaos at Faro Airport as Brits return home “overrun with queues like Thorpe Park”

British tourists have described “breathtaking scenes” at Portugal’s Faro airport as hundreds line up to return home before new quarantine rules come into force. One Briton compared the queues to those seen at Thorpe Park during peak season, while another revealed passengers were stressed and confused. It comes as holidaymakers …

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G7 countries reach agreement to tax multinationals

The United States, Britain and other major nations on Saturday struck a landmark deal to pursue higher global taxes on multinational companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon. In a move that could raise hundreds of billions of dollars to help governments deal with the aftermath of Covid-19, the …

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Boris Johnson seeks a state worthy of the crisis

June 5, 2021 TIT BRITISH the government believed its preparations for a pandemic were among the best in the world. In 2016, 950 officials carried out exercises for an outbreak of “swan flu”, a hypothetical disease that killed 400,000 people. He gave ministers useful guidance on enlisting retired doctors and …

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putting pressure on the junta, France suspends joint military operations with Malian forces | World news

PARIS (Reuters) – France on Thursday announced it was suspending joint military operations with local troops in Mali as part of efforts to pressure the military junta to reestablish a civilian-led government. The Malian army arrested interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane last week and forced them …

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World leaders call for action and inclusion at Seoul climate summit

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – World leaders called on Sunday for more action and inclusion of all countries in the global momentum towards a cleaner, greener planet at a climate summit hosted by virtually Korea from South. Climate change is a major threat to global growth, with risks ranging from declining …

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Remains of 215 children found in a former Aboriginal school in Canada | World news

The remains of more than 200 children were found at the site of a former residential school for Indigenous children in Canada. Children as young as three are among 215 sets of remains found at Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, local Indigenous leaders have said. Canadian Prime Minister …

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Syrians vote in election with certainty to re-mandate Assad | World news

By ALBERT AJI, Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Syrians from government-controlled areas of the war-torn country went to polling stations Wednesday morning to vote in a presidential election that will give President Bashar Assad a fourth seven-year term. The vote is the second presidential election since the conflict began …

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Top 10 global news: France warning to ski tragedy in UK, Italy and more, World News

TOP 10 WORLD NEWS TODAY: In our daily evening newsletter we bring you the biggest stories of the day from multiple rhythms. In today’s news, taking inspiration from the United States, the United Kingdom has adopted a digital visa system to keep a check on the actual number of people …

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Vaccine makers promise less wealthy nations 2.3 billion doses | World news

ROME (AP) – A world health summit that highlighted the growing disparity between rich and poor countries during the pandemic ended on Friday with pledges from pharmaceutical companies to deliver more than 1.3 billion doses of COVID vaccines -19 to low- and middle-income countries an. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, …

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Latest news on coronavirus: Women disproportionately affected by Covid, says Duchess of Sussex

MOff the morning news for a while, here’s a quick update from India – where the dire situation is only getting worse. Coronavirus deaths have risen by more than 4,000 for a second day in a row – bringing the official death toll to 242,362 (although research suggests this is …

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Japan raises its emissions discount goal to 46% by 2030 | World information

TOKYO (AP) – The Japanese Prime Minister introduced an formidable new greenhouse gasoline emissions discount goal on Thursday, hours earlier than he joined a digital local weather summit hosted by US President Joe Biden. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated Japan will attempt by 2030 to scale back its emissions by …

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France to impose entry restrictions on vacationers from India | World information

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a weekly assembly on the vaccination marketing campaign, with Prime Minister Jean Castex, Elysee Common Secretary Alexis Kohler, authorities spokesman Gabriel Attal, Well being Minister Olivier Veran, on the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, France, Tuesday April, 20, 2021. Folks, sporting face masks to stop …

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