UN warns of worst ‘cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes’

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UN warns of worst ‘cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes’

The UN rights chief on Monday called for concerted action to recover from the worst global deterioration of rights she had seen, highlighting...
Health
Health

Covid eases but US won’t join EU in opening borders

As the Covid pandemic recedes dramatically in the West, Europe is opening its doors to Americans -- but the reverse is not holding true, with...
World
World

Ethiopia votes, despite conflict and crisis in the north

Ethiopia voted Monday in an election billed as the most democratic yet in Africa's second-most populous country, but taking place as famine blights...
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World

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant shut down for apparent maintenance

Iran's only nuclear power plant has been temporarily shut down as authorities on Monday gave conflicting reports on an apparent regular maintenance...
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Iran’s Raisi calls for effective nuclear talks, rules out Biden meet

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday he will not allow nuclear negotiations for the sake of negotiations, in his first news conference...
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World

West piles sanctions on Belarus after plane diversion

The EU, US, Britain and Canada ratcheted up pressure on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Monday by imposing coordinated sanctions after...
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World

Germany arrests Russian scientist for spying for Moscow

German police have arrested a Russian scientist working at a German university, accusing him of spying for Moscow, prosecutors said on Monday,...
World
World

Spain to pardon jailed Catalan separatists

Spain will pardon the jailed Catalan separatists behind a failed 2017 independence bid, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday, in a move that...
Politics

Armenia PM wins majority in polls despite anger over war

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday scored a decisive victory in snap parliamentary elections, bolstering his rule after months...
Politics
Politics

Sweden’s political survivor Lofven finally stumbles

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has weathered the decline of social democracy in Europe, the rise of the far right and even the Covid-19 pandemic,...
Politics
Politics

Swedish govt toppled in no-confidence vote

Sweden's government was toppled on Monday after Stefan Lofven became the country's first prime minister to lose a no-confidence vote, meaning...
World
World

German conservatives unveil post-Merkel plan

Germany's conservatives on Monday promised no tax hikes, pragmatic action on climate change and a tough stance on Russia and China as they unveiled...
World

Setbacks for Le Pen, Macron parties in French regional vote

France's far-right led by Marine Le Pen insisted Monday it could recover from a disappointing first round of regional polls marked by a strong...
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World

Woman who killed rapist husband goes on trial in France

A French woman went on trial on Monday for killing the man who raped her for years as her stepfather before becoming her husband and pimp.
World
World

Armenia’s Pashinyan : bolstered by election win after war woes

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, a reformer challenged with a historic war, has beat back critics with a resounding election victory...
Health
Health

Indonesia hits 2 million virus cases as crisis deepens

Indonesia passed two million coronavirus cases Monday as infection rates soar and hospitals are flooded with new patients, prompting warnings...
World

Bitcoin dives as China widens crackdown on crypto mining

Bitcoin tumbled more than 10 per cent Monday after China broadened a crackdown on its massive cryptocurrency mining industry with a ban on mines...

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