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Two Uruguayan ex-presidents quit politics on same day

Two Uruguayan ex-presidents quit politics on same day

Two former Uruguayan presidents -- including the iconic Jose Mujica known as the world's "poorest" leader during his term in office -- resigned from frontline politics on Tuesday.Mujica, 85 -- a former left-wing guerrilla -- said the coronavirus pandemic wa

Turkey's ailing theatres fear politics at play in virus funding

Turkey's ailing theatres fear politics at play in virus funding

Asmali Sahne, an independent theatre in Istanbul, applied for desperately needed state funds as it tries to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but its request was turned down.The co-founder of the theatre in Istanbul's bohemian Beyoglu district a

Pandemic, protests, politics driving US gun sales

Pandemic, protests, politics driving US gun sales

From the countryside to the cities, Americans are engaged in a frenzy of gun-buying fueled by the pandemic, protests and politics.Brenda Dumas, wearing ear protectors and adopting a shooter's stance, takes aim at a cardboard target with her new gun."Fight,"