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White House: Biden believes U.S. authorizations for military force need updating

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden holds a meeting on infrastructure with members of Congress in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden believes that authorizations for the use of military force that have been......

In Brazil’s Amazon, isolated indigenous people welcome COVID vaccine

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By Leonardo Benassatto, Ueslei Marcelino YAUARETÊ, Brazil (Reuters) – An army helicopter flew to two isolated indigenous villages in Brazil’s Amazon jungle this week with a welcome cargo – coronavirus vaccines. The Hupda communities lined up to get their shots. Traditional medicine prescribed by a shaman is highly respected here,......

Iran’s Zarif to offer ‘constructive’ plan amid hopes of informal nuclear talks

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FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will soon present a “constructive” plan of action, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday, after European sources said Tehran gave......

In revival of street movement, Algerians protest for second Friday

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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite in cities across the country for a second successive Friday, as the United Nations human rights body voiced concern at what it called a crackdown on protesters. The demonstrations mark a resumption of the street protest movement,......

U.S. designates Ukraine’s Kolomoyskyy over alleged corruption: State Department

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FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian and U.S. state flags fly in central Kiev, Ukraine September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Ukrainian public official Ihor Kolomoyskyy has been designated as ineligible to enter the United States over alleged corruption, the State Department said on Friday. “While this designation is based......

Swiss plan free coronavirus tests for population

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland unveiled a 1 billion Swiss franc ($1.08 billion) plan on Friday to offer free coronavirus tests for its entire population as part of measures to ease the country’s exit from COVID-19 restrictions. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits in front of a COVID-19 testing site of the......

UK’s Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital, Buckingham Palace says

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip enters a car as he leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been transferred back to a private hospital after successfully undergoing a procedure......

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chief vows to revive public passion for Games

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto promised on Friday to revive the Japanese people’s passion for the Summer Olympics and “turn their concerns into excitement.” FILE PHOTO: Seiko Hashimoto, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, speaks during a media briefing after a council meeting in Tokyo, Japan......

Ivory Coast opposition eyes comeback in Saturday’s legislative election

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ADZOPE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) – Opposition parties led by two former presidents will try to shake the grip of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara in a parliamentary election on Saturday, five months after a presidential vote that led to deadly unrest. People walk pass next to a campaign billboard showing......

Pope Francis leaves Rome at start of risky trip to Iraq

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ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis left Rome on Friday to start a four-day trip to Iraq, his most risky foreign trip since his election in 2012 and the first visit by a pontiff to the country. An Alitalia airplane carrying the pope, his entourage, a security detail, and about 75......

Singapore says “national shame” for armed forces to use weapons against own people

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s foreign minister said on Friday it was a “national shame” for the armed forces of a country to use weapons against their own people as he called on Myanmar’s military rulers to seek a peaceful solution to the unrest in the country. Security forces stand on......

Civil War: Trump attacks Republican strategist Rove, who fires back

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump intensified his war with the Republican establishment on Thursday by attacking Karl Rove, a longtime Republican strategist who criticized Trump’s first speech since leaving office for being long on grievances but short on vision. “He’s a pompous fool with bad advice and always......

China pledges to deepen reform of disease control and prevention

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China will improve the system for responding to public health emergencies and providing emergency supplies, the......

Biden has asked team to travel to Mexico border and report on influx of children

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden has asked senior officials to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border and brief him on the government response to the influx of unaccompanied minors and steps to ensure their safety and care, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. Biden’s administration is facing criticism from......

Britain lacks plan to meet climate target: watchdog

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain still has not set out a plan on how will meet its climate target of net zero emissions by 2050, almost two years after setting the goal in law, a parliamentary watchdog said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A view of a charging point, as Britain will......

YouTube will lift ban on Trump channel when risk of violence decreases: CEO

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FILE PHOTO: YouTube logo at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, United States October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will lift its suspension on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel when it determines the risk of real-world violence has decreased, the......

Biden to meet with U.S. lawmakers on infrastructure push

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will meet Thursday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the White House’s planned push for a massive jump in spending on projects to restore crumbling infrastructure. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attend a meeting with bipartisan......

Poland’s Mercator plans spending spree after pandemic boost

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WARSAW, March 4 (Reuters) – Polish medical gloves producer and distributor Mercator Medical is planning an acquisition spree, including in foreign markets, after its value ballooned during the COVID-19 pandemic, its chief executive said. Shares in Mercator Medical currently trade at around 345 zlotys ($91.16) compared to about 10 zlotys......

Saudi Arabia says oil market recovery remains uncertain

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed Opec logo in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said on Thursday that the situation in the oil market had improved but the outlook for a recovery......

Macron to spare Paris region from weekend lockdown, for now

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By Elizabeth Pineau, Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron will spare the Paris region a weekend lockdown for now, determined to keep France’s economy as open as possible, even though the death rate from COVID-19 is still creeping up. Two government sources aware of Macron’s thinking said Prime......

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