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Panama protest over lifting of quarantine

Panama protest over lifting of quarantine
health

Trade unions took to the streets of Panama City on Tuesday in protest at the government's decision to reopen the country's economy, claiming it will lead to a spike in infections and deaths from the coronavirus."We all know that the number is going to skyro

UK's Johnson offers visas for millions in Hong Kong

UK's Johnson offers visas for millions in Hong Kong
politics

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China persists with its national security law."Many people in Hong Kong fear their way of life -- which China pledged to

France savours return of cafes and restaurants

France savours return of cafes and restaurants
health

French cafes and restaurants reopened their doors Tuesday as the country took its latest step out of coronavirus lockdown, with clients seizing the chance to bask on sunny terraces after 10 weeks of closures to fight the outbreak."I've missed this so much...

Anti-Putin shaman forced into mental asylum in Siberia

Anti-Putin shaman forced into mental asylum in Siberia
health

A Russian court on Tuesday committed to a mental asylum a Siberian shaman critical of Vladimir Putin, a move rights groups condemned as a repressive move to silence a dissenter.Alexander Gabyshev, a self-styled shaman from Yakutsk, northern Siberia, last year

Spain eyes new tax to rubbish plastic packaging

Spain eyes new tax to rubbish plastic packaging
politics

The Spanish government on Tuesday proposed new legislation on rubbish that seeks to dramatically reduce single-use plastic packaging, notably by taxing it. The move specifically aims to reduce the plastic cups and bottles used in the fast food and take-away se

Trump ally Grenell steps down as Germany envoy

Trump ally Grenell steps down as Germany envoy
human interest

Richard Grenell, an outspoken Donald Trump loyalist, has officially stepped down as US ambassador to Germany, ending a controversial two-year stint in Berlin that fanned transatlantic tensions.A rising star in Republican circles and one of the most high-profil