1st batch of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Mexico (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Mexico, as the country seeks to acquire as many jabs as possible from different suppliers. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon said that the Russian vaccine has shown “very good results” and is “one of the best-evaluated in the world.” He added that […]

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NJ governor finally signs law legalizing recreational marijuana after 3-year wait, but it could be MONTHS before it takes effect

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has finally followed through on a long-standing promise to legalize pot – or at least decriminalize it. Or did he? State residents have been promised a lot more than what they’re getting. Murphy announced on Monday he had signed legislation that would launch a recreational marijuana marketplace and finally legalize […]

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EU Agrees to Sanctions on Russia Crackdown – The Moscow Times

EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to impose sanctions on Russian officials for the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and to target Myanmar’s military over its seizure of power, the bloc’s top envoy said.   Diplomats told AFP the sanctions against Moscow would target four senior officials deemed responsible for persecuting Navalny, using the […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Tension haunts tiny Taiwanese isles that live in fear of war with China

Tsai Li-chu recalls being a young mother on Taiwan’s Kinmen Island, when the shelling would start around 7pm most nights, launched from the People’s Republic of China just a few miles over the sea. “I remember having to run to the shelter with the kids, carrying the baby,” says Tsai, now a retired teacher in […]

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Seven Hundred Leagues Beneath Titan’s Methane Seas

What could be more exciting than flying a helicopter over the deserts of Mars? How about playing Captain Nemo on Saturn’s large, foggy moon Titan — plumbing the depths of a methane ocean, dodging hydrocarbon icebergs and exploring an ancient, frigid shoreline of organic goo a billion miles from the sun? Those are the visions […]

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Tennessee Man Who Served as Nazi Camp Guard Is Deported to Germany

On Saturday, a plane brought Mr. Berger back to Germany, where he remains a citizen, the Justice Department said. German officials have indicated that he will not face additional prosecution there. Mr. Berger’s lawyer, Hugh B. Ward Jr., said that his client was “safe, sound, free” at an assisted-living center in Germany. Since the Justice […]

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Won’t be cowed down by CBI notice to wife: Abhishek Banerjee | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday asserted that the party will not be cowed down by the CBI notice to his wife Rujira, asking her to join the probe in a coal pilferage case. The notice had asked Rujira to be present at their Harish Mukherjee Road residence at 3 pm to reply […]

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Myanmar protesters gather again after worst day of violence – Times of India

NAYPYITAW: Thousands of opponents of Myanmar‘s February 1 military coup gathered again on Sunday in towns from north to south, undeterred by the bloodiest episode of their campaign the previous day when police and soldiers opened fire in the city of Mandalay, killing two. Early on Sunday, police arrested a famous actor wanted for supporting […]

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Alexey Navalny remains in jail as court rejects his appeal. Then he's fined $11,500 in defamation case

Then, in a separate case also heard on Saturday, Navalny was found guilty of defaming a World War II veteran and fined 850,000 rubles ($11,480). In the morning ruling — held at Babushkinsky District Court but handed down by Moscow City Court — the judge shortened the activist’s sentence by a month and a half, […]

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First Person: The Colombian youth fighting for digital education for all

Ms. Rosas, a UN Young Leader, is the founder of El Origen, a foundation that provides at-risk youth with a second chance at education. O-lab, the app developed by El Origen, is adapted for indigenous students, who have some of the world’s lowest education attainment levels. In an interview with UN News, Ms. Rosas expressed […]

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