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Spain to vaccinate 70-79 year olds with J&J COVID-19 shot | Coronavirus pandemic News

Spain to take first delivery of 300,000 doses of single shot Johnson&Johnson vaccine on Wednesday, health minister says. Spain will…

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Europe

#HandsOffMyHijab: Online criticism grows over proposed French law banning hijab for children

Online activists have criticised proposals to ban children from wearing a hijab in French public spaces. Last month, the French…

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Latin America

US: ‘Multiple victims’ reported in school shooting in Tennessee | Gun Violence News

DEVELOPING STORY Police say ‘multiple gunshot victims’ including one police officer reported at high school in US city of Knoxville.…

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Latin America

Canada cancels export permits for drone technology to Turkey | Middle East News

Foreign affairs minister says review found ‘credible evidence’ technology was used by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Canada has cancelled export…

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Europe

Euronews goes off-air in Belarus after its licence is not renewed

Belarus has stopped broadcasting Euronews’ Russian language news channel. The country’s ministry of information said in a statement the company’s…

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Latin America

Philippines: Duterte reappears in public after ill health rumours | Coronavirus pandemic News

Philippine president, who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, resumes weekly address to dismiss health rumours. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte…

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Latin America

Bitcoin flirts with all-time high ahead of Coinbase listing | Business and Economy News

Bitcoin is making a run at its all-time high ahead of the April 14 listing of digital token exchange Coinbase…

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Features

A journey through Chile’s conflict with Mapuche rebel groups | Conflict News

“The possibility of rebuilding the Mapuche nation is on the horizon of many in the Mapuche movement.”Hector Llaitul, leader of…

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Europe

Europe has reached a ‘breaking point’ over organised crime, says Europol

The threat posed by organised crime in Europe has never been higher, according to the EU’s law enforcement agency. A…

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Latin America

DR Congo names new cabinet, cements president’s power | Politics News

The new government is a further blow to Felix Tshisekedi’s predecessor and former coalition partner, Joseph Kabila, who had maintained…

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Financial Markets

Why Vice Media Stock Should Never Be in Your Portfolio

Vice Media, the company behind the once-edgy Vice magazine is going public. And it’s doing it the way every other…

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Latin America

Somalia’s parliament votes to extend embattled president’s term | Elections News

Move to extend president’s mandate for another two years comes amid growing pressure to end political stalemate. Somalia’s lower house…

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Coronavirus

Huge gatherings at India’s Hindu festival as virus surges

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many…

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Europe

Stolen Roman statue recovered by Italian art police after chance discovery in Belgium

Italian police say they have recovered a 1st-century Roman statue that was stolen from an archaeological site on the outskirts…

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Latin America

IA Rehman, Pakistan’s iconic human rights defender, dies aged 90 | Human Rights News

Rehman spent his life defending human rights, opposing military dictators, fighting for the rule of law and democracy. IA Rehman,…

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Latin America

Danish plan to repatriate Syrian refugees sparks controversy | Refugees News

Denmark is facing growing criticism for a decision last year to revoke residence permits for Syrian refugees, citing a “safe”…

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Latin America

Investigation finds Syria likely behind 2018 chlorine attack | Syria News

The global chemical weapons watchdog has “reasonable grounds to believe” that Syria’s air force dropped a chlorine bomb on a…

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Europe

Russian feminist artist on trial for alleged ‘pornography’

A Russian court on Monday opened the trial of a feminist activist and artist charged with disseminating pornography after she…

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Latin America

What is behind the anti-Muslim measures in Sri Lanka? | Sri Lanka News

On March 13, Sarath Weerasekara, Sri Lanka’s minister of public security, announced that the government will ban wearing of the…

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Latin America

In solidarity with French academics targeted by the republic | France News

We write to express our solidarity with the scholars, activists, and other knowledge producers who are targeted by the February…

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Europe

Greenland elections: Left-wing opposition Inuit Ataqatigiit party wins snap vote

The opposition Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) party has won the early parliamentary elections in Greenland. After votes were counted on Wednesday…

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Latin America

Egyptian prosecutors find gross negligence behind train crash | Middle East News

Egyptian prosecutors say they found gross negligence by railway employees to be behind a deadly train crash that caused public…

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Financial Markets

Buy This ETF for 26% Gains… and Trade It for More Than 100%

After a weak March performance, stocks are roaring back. The S&P 500 rallied above the 4,100 level for the first…

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Financial Markets

Top 5 Latin American tech hubs

Photo of Sao Paulo, Brazil, by Joao Tzanno on Unsplash&nbsp Author: Emily Cashen April 12, 2021 In recent years, Latin…

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Latin America

Infographic: How much do basic necessities cost in Lebanon? | Infographic News

Lebanon is suffering from its worst economic crisis in 30 years. Across the country, tens of thousands of people have…

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Europe

Germany’s COVID-19 cases top 3 million amid calls for tighter restrictions

Germany has registered more than 3 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to figures released Monday by the…

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Latin America

Protests after Minneapolis police shoot 20-year-old Daunte Wright | Black Lives Matter News

Protests broke out in the US city of Minneapolis after a policeman fatally shot a young Black man near where…

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Latin America

Pedro Castillo leads Peru’s presidential race: Exit poll | Peru News

Pedro Castillo thanks supporters, asks for calm after an exit poll shows the far-left candidate leading with 16.1 percent of…

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Europe

North Macedonia officials handed fake passports to overseas criminals, claims interior minister

Nine officials in North Macedonia’s interior ministry have been arrested on suspicion of illegally issuing passports to overseas criminals. The…

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Latin America

Banker Lasso wins surprise victory in Ecuador election | Politics News

Ecuadoreans went to the polls with the pandemic pushing a third of people into poverty. Former banker Guillermo Lasso has…

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Europe

Countries change tack on AstraZeneca vaccine despite EU call for unity

A number of EU countries and the UK have changed their plan for the rollout of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine,…

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Europe

EU’s Michel ‘hasn’t slept well’ since chair gaffe in Turkey

The EU’s Charles Michel has said he’s losing sleep over the gaffe that left Ursula von der Leyen without a…

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Latin America

Ukraine says soldier killed in shelling by Russia-backed forces | Conflict News

Kyiv says another soldier seriously wounded by artillery fire by Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. The Ukrainian…

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Europe

Major economies support €547 billion boost for IMF resources

Finance ministers from the world’s largest economies agreed to boost International Monetary Fund resources by $650 billion (€547 billion) and…

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Europe

Germany remembers victims of Nazis 76 years after liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp

Wreaths were laid at the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald on Sunday, 76 years after its liberation by the…

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Latin America

Palestinian short film The Present wins prestigious BAFTA award | Arts and Culture News

Director Farah Nablusi dedicates the award to ‘the people of Palestine’ in virtual acceptance speech. British-Palestinian filmmaker Farah Nabulsi’s short…

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Europe

International Roma Day: Has Europe’s largest ethnic minority been forgotten over COVID vaccines?

NGOs are calling on European Union countries to ramp up efforts to vaccinate the Roma community, seen as particularly vulnerable…

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Latin America

Israel’s democratic immunity is under threat | Middle East News

With clear reluctance and no choice, President Reuven Rivlin has tasked prime minister and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu with forming…

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Europe

AstraZeneca: France says under 55s to receive different second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

France’s health authority has recommended that adults under 55 who received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive…

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Latin America

Germany struggles to curb ‘very, very serious’ third COVID wave | Coronavirus pandemic News

Data shows more and more young people being hospitalised with respiratory infections and ICUs rapidly filling up. Germany’s leading health…

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Latin America

IMF warns on rising debt in COVID-hit Middle East, Central Asia | Business and Economy News

Thirty countries in the regions saw an economic rebound, but outlook remains uncertain because of the pandemic. The International Monetary…

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Latin America

Rachael Blackmore first female jockey to win Grand National | Women News

The 31-year-old Irishwoman rode Minella Times to a landmark victory in the 173rd edition of the famous steeplechase in Liverpool.…

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Europe

Norway’s PM Erna Solberg fined €2k for breaking her own government’s COVID rules

Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg has been fined for breaching her own government’s COVID-19 restrictions. Solberg planned a meal with…

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Latin America

Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low, official admits | Coronavirus pandemic News

Efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine from Sinovac has been found to be as low as 50.4 percent by researchers. In…

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