Saturday, 10 April 2021

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says Putin behind ‘terrible things’

TORONTO – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Vladimir Putin is responsible for “terrible things,” but wouldn’t go so far as US President Joe Biden in calling the Russian leader a “killer.” Trudeau, unaccustomed to criticizing other world leaders in public, was questioned during an interview on SiriusXM radio’s The ...

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Top EU, US officials meet to discuss common challenges

BRUSSELS – The European Commission head and the US secretary of state met in Brussels to discuss common challenges and response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our most immediate priority is to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and to deal with its consequences on the economy, on people,” said Ursula von der ...

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UK, US sanction Myanmar junta entities as five killed

LONDON – The United States and Britain imposed sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates in Myanmar on Thursday as security forces were reported to have killed five more pro-democracy protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent. Thousands of people held protests against last month s coup in the commercial capital Yangon, central Monywa ...

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Biden to nominate Pakistani-origin Lina Khan to head US FTC

NEW YORK – US President Joe Biden announced his plan to appoint the Pakistani-origin critic of ‘Big Tech’ and Silicon Valley, Lina Khan, to lead the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – an organization with jurisdiction on certain mergers and competition policies. A graduate of the Williams College and Yale Law ...

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Malala partners with Apple to produce dramas, children series, documentaries

LONDON – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is partnering up with Apple Inc to produce dramas, children’s series, animation and documentaries that will be aired on the company’s streaming service, Apple TV+. The 23-year-old and her new production company named Extracurricular, is expanding her existing partnership with the tech ...

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Myanmar frees detained BBC journalist as protests continue

NAYPVITAW – The BBC said that a journalist from its Burmese-language service was released by authorities in Myanmar but gave no details, as protesters in the Southeast Asian nation continued their broad civil disobedience movement against last month’s military coup. The journalist, Aung Thura, was detained on March 19 by men who appeared ...

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