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Six Dead As Myanmar Junta Intensifies Crackdown On Anti-Coup Protests

  Myanmar security forces shot dead at least six protesters Sunday in the bloodiest action so far to smother opposition to the military coup four weeks ago. The junta is battling to contain a massive street movement demanding it yield power and release ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with … Continue reading Six Dead As Myanmar Junta Intensifies Crackdown On Anti-Coup Protests Read Full Story

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Biden Urges US Senate To Act Quickly On $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package

  President Joe Biden on Saturday welcomed the overnight passage by the US House of Representatives of an enormous, $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, saying it moves the country closer to full Covid-19 vaccination and economic recovery.  The package passed the House just after 2:00 am (0700 GMT) Saturday, in a 219 to 212 vote, with not … Continue reading Biden Urges US Senate To Act Quickly On $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package Read Full Story

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Britain Bids Farewell To Pandemic Hero Captain Tom Moore

  Britain bid farewell on Saturday to Captain Tom Moore with a televised funeral for the 100-year-old war veteran who became a global hero for his extraordinary fundraising efforts during the pandemic. Soldiers formed a guard of honour at the small ceremony held by Moore’s family at a crematorium in Bedford in central England. Six … Continue reading Britain Bids Farewell To Pandemic Hero Captain Tom Moore Read Full Story

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Myanmar’s UN Envoy Fired For Denouncing Junta As Crackdowns Continue

  Myanmar’s junta fired its United Nations ambassador Saturday for breaking ranks to denounce the military’s ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as police stepped up a crackdown on protesters across the country.  The country has been shaken by a wave of demonstrations since a coup toppled civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi … Continue reading Myanmar’s UN Envoy Fired For Denouncing Junta As Crackdowns Continue Read Full Story

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Armenian President Rejects PM’s Request To Sack Army Chief

    Armenia’s President Armen Sarkisian said on Saturday he had refused to sign the prime minister’s order dismissing the chief of the military’s general staff, deepening the country’s political crisis. “The president of the republic, within the framework of his constitutional powers, returned the draft decree with objections,” the presidency said in a statement, … Continue reading Armenian President Rejects PM’s Request To Sack Army Chief Read Full Story

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US Says Saudi Prince Approved Khashoggi Murder But Spares Him Sanctions

    The United States on Friday for the first time publicly accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving the gruesome murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but stopped short of targeting the powerful heir apparent. The prince, who is de facto ruler of the US ally and oil provider, “approved an operation … Continue reading US Says Saudi Prince Approved Khashoggi Murder But Spares Him Sanctions Read Full Story

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Russia Condemns US Strikes On Iran-Backed Groups In Syria

  Russia on Friday condemned US strikes on Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria, demanding that Washington respect the country’s territorial integrity. “We strongly condemn such actions and call for Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity to be unconditionally respected,” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters. Russia has been a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad’s … Continue reading Russia Condemns US Strikes On Iran-Backed Groups In Syria Read Full Story

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India Exits Recession, Records 0.4 Percent Quarterly Growth

  India’s economy grew 0.4 percent year-on-year in the final quarter of 2020, ending its first recession since independence in 1947, official data showed Friday as easing coronavirus restrictions sparked a modest recovery. New Delhi has struggled to claw back lost ground after a stringent, months-long lockdown caused the labour market to collapse and the … Continue reading India Exits Recession, Records 0.4 Percent Quarterly Growth Read Full Story

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Spain’s Ex-King Settles Tax Debt of Nearly 4.4 mn Euros

  Spain’s scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos I, who now lives in exile, has settled a debt of nearly 4.4 million euros ($5.3 million) with the Spanish tax authorities, his lawyer said Friday. The settlement — the second of its kind in less than three months — renews questions over his financial affairs and further … Continue reading Spain’s Ex-King Settles Tax Debt of Nearly 4.4 mn Euros Read Full Story

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 Head Of Russian Prisons Confirms Navalny Was Sent To Penal Colony

  Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony where he is to serve more than two years, the head of Russia’s prison service told news agencies Friday. Read Also: How Ex-Convicts Formed A Robbery Gang In Prison, Got Arrested – Police “He has been transferred to where he is supposed to be … Continue reading  Head Of Russian Prisons Confirms Navalny Was Sent To Penal Colony Read Full Story