Month: September 2021

Texas Ban on School Mask Mandates May Be Illegal, Justice Dept. Says – The New York Times

The Justice Department signaled its support on Wednesday for the families of children with disabilities in Texas who are suing to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates in the state’s schools. The department filed a formal statement on Wednesday with the federal district court in Austin that is hearing one of the lawsuits, …

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India counters China in Sri Lanka with $700 million port deal – Yahoo News

An Indian company entered into a $700 million deal Thursday to build a strategic deep-sea container terminal in Sri Lanka, officials said, in a move seen as countering China’s rising influence in the region. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said it signed an agreement with India’s Adani Group to build a brand-new terminal next …

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EXCLUSIVE Some 1900 Colombian guerrillas operating from Venezuela, says Colombia military chief – Reuters

Commander of the Colombian Military Forces, General Luis Fernando Navarro, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bogota, Colombia September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Camilo Cohecha BOGOTA, Sept 30 (Reuters) – About 1,900 fighters belonging to Colombian rebel and crime groups are operating from Venezuela, where they plan attacks and participate in drug trafficking, the commander of …

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Pope to Youth4Climate: Education should foster care for environment – Vatican News

By Vatican News staff reporter Technical and political solutions to humanity’s crises, such as climate change and the environment, are not enough unless there is a culture of care and responsible sharing, which is nurtured through an education that promotes development and sustainability based on fraternity.  Pope Francis made the point in a video message …

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First commercial flight between Israel and Bahrain lands at Ben Gurion Airport – The Times of Israel

MANAMA — The first commercial flight between Bahrain and Israel landed Thursday at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, a year after the US-brokered normalization of ties between the countries. Gulf Air flight GF972 touched down at Israel’s main airport shortly after Foreign Minister Yair Lapid began a landmark visit to Manama, where he will …

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Soviet War Vets Reflect On America’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Vs. USSR Exit – NPR

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Lapid holds landmark meetings with Bahrain’s king, crown prince – The Times of Israel

MANAMA, Bahrain — Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the royal palace in Bahrain Thursday afternoon, the first public meeting between the king and an Israeli official. “The leadership and inspiration of the king has led to real cooperation, and this meeting sets the course for the …

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Russia threatens to block YouTube for deleting RT channels – Axios

The Kremlin on Wednesday threatened to ban YouTube unless it reinstates two of Russian state-backed broadcaster RT’s German-language channels that were deleted for violating COVID-19 misinformation guidelines. Why it matters: The threat is the latest example of Russian officials going to extreme lengths to assert greater control over the internet. The channels were deleted by …

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Socialite denies murdering Belize cop, calls his death a ‘terrible accident’ – New York Post

Socialite Jasmine Hartin called her fatal shooting of a police official in Belize a “terrible accident” in a new interview — insisting she is not a “billionairess” party girl-turned-murderer. Hartin, 32, spoke to CBS News for a “48 Hours” special to try to dispel naysayers who still insist she deliberately shot dead superintendent Henry Jemmott …

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Russia to host first royal wedding in more than 100 years – New York Post

MOSCOW, Sept 30 – Russia’s former Imperial capital is set to play host to the wedding of a descendant of the Russian royal family in the first such event in more than a century. Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov will tie the knot with Italian fiancée Victoria Romanovna Bettarini at St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. …

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