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Georgia PM tests positive as Covid cases spike

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said Tuesday he tested positive for coronavirus amid a fresh spike in cases in the Caucasus nation despite the start of a vaccine rollout. “I am feeling well,” Garibashvili, 38, said on Facebook. “I am in self-isolation and continuing to work remotely.” On Tuesday, Georgia …

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UK to announce new international travel rules

Britain will on Monday set out plans to restart international travel, using a “traffic-light” system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown. The announcement comes as the UK has set a tentative date of May 17 to relaunch international travel. Travel destinations will be ranked green, amber or red according …

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 500

The death toll in the Myanmar military’s crackdown on protesters has passed 500, as armed rebel groups on Tuesday threatened the junta with retaliation if the bloodshed does not stop. World powers have ramped up their condemnation of the military’s campaign against the anti-coup movement that is demanding the restoration …

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US not ready to lift tariffs on China —Official

President Joe Biden’s new trade negotiator has said the United States is not yet ready to lift tariffs on Chinese imports, but could be open to talks with Beijing. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, whose appointment was confirmed earlier this month, told The Wall Street Journal she understood the levies …

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Biden warns North Korea after missile launch

President Joe Biden warned North Korea Thursday that the United States will “respond accordingly” if it escalates its military testing after Pyongyang fired two missiles in its first major provocation since he took office. The nuclear-armed North has a long history of using weapons tests to ramp up tensions, in …

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Gbajabiamila accepts rejected Diaspora petition

The Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, had earlier prevented the lawmaker representing Gwer-East/Gwer-West Federal Constituency in Benue State, Mr. Mark Gbillah, from presenting the petition before the House. Gbillah succeeded in laying the petition during Tuesday’s plenary. While clearing Gbillah to lay the petition, Gbajabiamila said, “I believe this is the …

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