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Pandemic increases Africa's debt to 70% of GDP

Covid-19 is expected to increase Africa’s debt to about 70% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), concludes a report presented Tuesday that considers the pandemic to be “an unprecedented threat” to financing the continent. “Covid-19 poses an…
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Trump halts deportation of Venezuelans for 18 months

On his last night in the White House, outgoing President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday suspending the deportation of Venezuelans from US territory for a period of 18 months, citing the ongoing crisis in their own country “I have determined that it…
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Costa to debate H1 priorities with European Parliament

Portugal’s prime minister, António Costa, as the acting president of the Council of the EU, on Wednesday discusses the priorities of the Portuguese presidency for the first half of the year with the European Parliament in Brussels Less than a week after…
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Qatar calls for Gulf talks with Iran

Qatar has called for Gulf Arab countries to hold talks with Iran, the foreign minister said in an interview aired Tuesday, after Doha reconciled with its neighbours following a rift. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, who has previously called for…
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Beijing likens Pompeo to a 'mantis' after latest US sanctions

China on Monday likened outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a “praying mantis” in a colourful condemnation of the latest US sanctions sparked by the mass arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists. Pompeo, one of the Trump administration’s most…
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Calls abroad grow for release of Putin critic Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was being held in a Moscow police cell on Monday after his dramatic airport arrest, as calls grew in the West for his immediate release. President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critic was still waiting to see his lawyer hours…
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Britain to host first G7 summit of Biden era in June

Britain will host a G7 summit in June, the government said Friday, announcing what will be the first face-to-face meeting of the group since the start of Joe Biden’s US presidency Outgoing US President Donald Trump was forced to cancel last year’s meeting…
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UN agency warns of another bad year for airlines

The UN aviation agency on Friday predicted “prolonged depressed demand” for air travel and more financial woes forairlines, following a year of fewer flights and big losses blamed on the pandemic. Air travel plunged 60 percent in 2020 as nations closed…
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India set for huge vaccine drive as global virus deaths top 2 million

India was set to begin one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drives Saturday as the pandemic spread at a record pace and global Covid-19 deaths surged past two million. The World Health Organization has called for accelerating vaccine rollouts…