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U.S. movie theaters remove mask mandate for vaccinated people

 Major U.S. retailers drop mask requirements for fully vaccinated shoppers, effectively moving to a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new masking guidelines. (AP) LOS ANGELES – Masks are no longer required at the three main movie theater chains in the United States for people who ...

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Blinken meets Egypt’s Sisi, heads to Jordan to shore up Gaza truce

Photo by EPA-EFE/Egyptian Presidency CAIRO – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed to Jordan Wednesday on the last leg of a Mideast tour that aims to shore up an Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. After meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi — whom he praised ...

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Ireland rejects Facebook bid to block regulatory data probe

AFP Photo DUBLIN – Ireland’s High Court rejected Facebook’s bid to block an investigation that could potentially stop data transfers from the European Union to the United States. “I refuse all of the reliefs sought by (Facebook Ireland) and dismiss the claims made by it in the proceedings,” read a ...

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Thousands of Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts after US pullout

Afghan security officials check people on a road side as part of increased security measures – EPA KANDAHAR – Thousands of Afghans were forced to flee their homes as fierce fighting erupted between government forces and the Taliban in a southern province after the US military began withdrawing its remaining ...

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US, UK Reject Reports of Imminent Prisoner Deal With Iran

Ben Stansall / Pool via AP The US and the UK dismissed reports coming out of Iran that they are thrashing out a prisoner exchange deal with Tehran that could see the imminent release of a British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and four Americans, among others. Iran was a key topic ...

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Blinken presents new North Korea approach

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool) LONDON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday opened the Group of Seven s first in-person talks in two years by presenting the new administration s fresh approach on North Korea, which has already denounced it. With Covid raging in India but increasingly coming under control ...

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees “new chapter”

File photo of Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh. /Getty TEHRAN – Iran welcomed a “change of tone” from Saudi Arabia that could clear the way to a new era of cooperation between the rival regional powers. The Islamic republic has been “a pioneer on the path to regional cooperation ...

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Biden pleads for unity, warns of Chinese threat

REUTERS/Charles Mostoller WASHINGTON – United States President Joe Biden proposed a sweeping new US$1.8 trillion (S$2.3 trillion) plan in a speech to a joint session to Congress on Wednesday (April 28), pleading with Republican lawmakers to work with him on divisive issues and to meet the stiff competition posed by ...

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US climate envoy Kerry praises but prods coal-hungry India

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. File/AFP US climate envoy John Kerry has praised India as a “world leader” in renewable energy but said during a visit to the fossil fuel-dependent nation that the globe needs to phase out coal faster. India is the world’s third-biggest emitter of ...

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