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Government confident India will have over 2 billion vaccine doses by December, minister says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Indian government is confident that the country will be able to meet an ambitious target of having more than 2 billion coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of the year, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. Last month,......

Orange boss called in by French interior minister over outage

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People walk past a store of the French telecoms operator Orange in Paris, France, February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier/File Photo French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin summoned Orange Chief Executive Stéphane Richard for a meeting on Thursday after a glitch on its network prevented calls to emergency services. The meeting, which......

Qatar sees no reason for normalising ties with Syria, says foreign minister

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Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, is pictured at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, on February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo Qatar has no plans to normalise ties with Syria, the Gulf state’s foreign minister said, after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won a fourth term in office......

Decision on lifting England’s lockdown will be driven by data, minister says

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Visitors to Greenwich Park sit and look towards Canary Wharf financial district as lockdown restrictions are eased amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo The decision to lift final lockdown measures in England on June 21 will be made......

Military arrest Mali’s president, prime minister and defence minister – sources

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Mali’s transitional President Bah Ndaw arrives at the Grand Palais Ephemere for the Financing of African Economies Summit, at the Champs de Mars in Paris, France May 18, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS Military officers in Mali arrested the president, prime minister and defence minister of the country’s interim government......

Britain’s Prime Minister Johnson to wed fiancee Symonds next summer – The Sun

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FILE PHBOTO: Prime Minister Boris Johnson and partner Carrie Symonds walk to Westminster polling station to vote, in London, Britain May 6, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have sent wedding invitations to family and friends for July 30, 2022, the Sun reported......

Australia seeks access to trial of blogger held in China – foreign minister

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Australia has asked for its officials to be given access to the trial of an Australian blogger detained in Beijing on spying charges when he goes to court on May 27. In a statement, foreign minister Marise Payne confirmed that Australia had been notified by Chinese officials that pro-democracy blogger......

New Zealand’s economic recovery from Covid is ‘a lot better than expected,’ says deputy prime minister

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson speaks to media during a post cabinet press conference at Parliament on Nov. 09, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. Hagen Hopkins | Getty Images News | Getty Images New Zealand’s economic recovery from the Covid-19......

French police protest daily violence, some boo interior minister

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Thousands of French police officers protested near the National Assembly on Thursday to demand the government get tough on violence against the security forces, with some booing the interior minister who turned up in a show of solidarity. The discontent within the police will trouble President Emmanuel Macron, who wants......

Singapore faces twin challenges from climate change, says minister

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — Singapore faces twin challenges from climate change and is looking to a new coastal protection plan to preserve the island’s most at-risk shores, the country’s environment minister said. “Our twin challenges are coastal floods … (and) extreme rainstorms......

Biden ‘expressed his support for a ceasefire’ in call with Israeli Prime Minister, White House says

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here During a telephone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden “expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed US engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that end,” a White House description of the call read. It was......

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