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These are the most desirable countries and cities for workers looking to relocate in 2021

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Drazen_ | E+ | Getty Images Canada is now seen as the most desirable destination for overseas workers when it comes to choosing a country to relocate to, a global survey has found, knocking the U.S. off top spot.  This......

Diversity visa lottery winners from countries blocked by Trump hope for another chance under Biden

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here She was in her fourth year of university, living in Yemen, a newlywed and soon to be pregnant when she found out she won the US Diversity Visa Lottery, also known as “The Green Card Lottery.” It seemed Al-Doais......

Spotify plans to launch in over 80 more countries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Spotify app on an iPhone. Fabian Sommer | picture alliance | Getty Images Audio streaming service Spotify is planning to almost double its geographic footprint and launch into 85 more countries, adding 36 languages to its platform in the......

Oman bans entry from 10 countries to curb coronavirus spread

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Oman will not allow people from 10 countries to enter the country for 15 days to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in particular certain mutated strains, the Gulf state’s coronavirus committee said on Tuesday. The countries are: Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea,......

Biden signals diplomacy shift in first address on world stage

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live In his first virtual foreign address, President Biden sought to mend relations with U.S. allies. His remarks came the same day the U.S. reentered the Paris climate agreement. Nancy Cordes reports. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive......

Honor Khashoggi by punishing countries, leaders who target journalists

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY More than two years have passed since Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Jamal’s work as a journalist, his advocacy for democratic reforms and the brutality of his death have served as......

How a Dangerous New Variant Thwarted Poorer Countries’ Vaccine Hopes

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The infectious disease doctor in Johannesburg thought that he and his country would only have to hold on a little longer. A million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine had arrived from India. The first injections were set for......

Here’s how American stimulus checks stack up to other countries’ Covid relief

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The coronavirus has forced unprecedented shutdowns in countries across the globe. Governments raced to pass stimulus relief packages to keep economies running and citizens indoors. In March, the U.S. passed the CARES Act, which focused heavily on enhanced unemployment benefits,......

WHO warns countries fighting over vaccine “cake”

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FILE PHOTO: Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) attends a news conference on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization urged countries squabbling over COVID-19......

Is Dubai’s party over? Record Covid cases, countries raising barriers spark fears of new lockdown

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fireworks emanate from the Burj Khalifah tower in Dubai during the Dec. 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve celebrations, which attracted thousands of tourists and saw relaxed restrictions on social gatherings, allowing up to 30 people to gather per household. AFP......

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