Month: February 2021

Taiwan opens trade office in Guyana in diplomatic win – Yahoo News

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has established a trade office in the South American country of Guyana, a diplomatic win for the island that has continued to lose allies in an aggressive poaching campaign from China in recent years. China’s Foreign Ministry responded swiftly, demanding that those concerned “avoid setting up any official institutions with …

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More than 3,200 Arrested in Russian Pro-Navalny Protests – The Daily Beast

Russian security forces detained more than 3,200 people taking part in protests across the country’s 11 time zones on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. Most of the protesters chanted slogans against President Vladimir Putin and demanded the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been jailed since returning to Russia after being treated …

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SBPD: More than 170 catalytic converters stolen in St. Joseph County since December – WNDU

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – In just two months, thieves have been able to steal more than 170 catalytic converters in St. Joseph County. “To say there has been a rash is understatement. We’ve had over 170 in the county,” South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski told reporters Wednesday afternoon during a joint press conference …

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Jacksonville to open 2-day vaccine site at Northside senior center – WJXT News4JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville will be opening another COVID-19 vaccination site at a senior center — this time in one of the city’s underserved neighborhoods. Mayor Lenny Curry said Thursday that he heard the pleas from City Council members to get COVID-19 vaccines into underserved communities in Jacksonville and was ready to respond when the …

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Academic jailed in Iran pulls off daring escape back to Britain – The Guardian

A British- Iranian dual national sentenced to nine years and three months in jail in Iran for co-operating with “a hostile state power” has smuggled himself out of Iran, escaping over the country’s treacherous mountainous border, and is now living in London. In an interview with the Guardian, Kameel Ahmady explained he felt had no …

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More Than 500 Players, Staffers With Australian Open Told To Self-Isolate : Coronavirus Updates – NPR

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Mixed shots: New trial tests combining two different Covid vaccines – Yahoo News

LONDON — As the world races to vaccinate and fight new variants of Covid-19, a new trial is trying something that could speed up the process: mixing shots. Patients taking part in a clinical trial launched Thursday in the United Kingdom will receive different vaccines for their first and second doses: the vaccine developed by …

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Assadollah Assadi, Iranian Envoy, Found Guilty in France Bomb Plot – The New York Times

The Belgian court also convicted three accomplices of Mr. Assadi, all dual citizens of Iran and Belgium, who were given jail terms of 15 to 18 years and stripped of their Belgian citizenship. All three are believed to be agents of the Iranian intelligence ministry, prosecutors said. The head of Belgium’s State Security Service, Jaak …

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Indian farmers’ protests: Rihanna, Greta Thunberg lead growing support and draw furious backlash – NBC News

Faced with a growing domestic crisis, the Indian government and its supporters appear to have settled on an unlikely target for their ire: international celebrities. Pop star Rihanna led a growing list of high-profile figures from across the world to express their support for the massive farmers’ protests that have rocked the country for months, …

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Navalny urges Russians from jail to overcome their fear – Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — In a note from jail, opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged Russians Thursday to overcome their fear and “free” the country from a “bunch of thieves,” while the Kremlin cast the arrests of thousands of protesters as a due response to the unsanctioned rallies. Navalny, who was sentenced to two years and eight …

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