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Pedri: “It is a pride to be here and I enjoy it every day”

Pedri, during the game against Japan. EP It is night in Japan and Pedri González (Tegueste, 2002) responds in his room in Tokyo on the eve of a historic date. You have given up part of your vacation for a unique dream, which is not available to everyone. The Olympic final awaits you, a great game against Br...
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Brussels approves the purchase of 100 million Novavax vaccines

The EC buys vaccines from Novavax. EFE The European Commission (EC) approved this Wednesday a advanced purchase agreement with Novavax to acquire 100 million doses of the vaccine against the coronavirus of that pharmaceutical company, with the option of receiving another 100 million, according to the community Executive itself. According to Brus...
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Direct from Tokyo 2020: champion swimmer Caeleb Dressel celebrated his Olympic medals by strolling in New York

They have called him "the king of Tokyo 2020". Photo: PATRICK B. KRAEMER / EFE / EPA 'Happy' yet 'tired': Swimmer Caeleb Dressel celebrates atop New York's Empire State Building after his #Olympic win https://t.co/oNqI5vREpG pic.twitter.com/Zxem4AsnS4 — Reuters (@Reuters) August 3, 2021 After saying goodbye to Tokyo 2020 with five gold medalsOlympic champion Caeleb Dressel has been out for a walk in New York, along with other members of the US swim team. The Florida native who will turn 25 in mid-August, was yesterday at the top of the famous Empire State, one of the most iconic buildings in the world, along with other fellow Tokyo 2020 medalists. "I've been to New York a couple of times, but I've never really been here ... this is very good,...
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The Generalitat reduces the average payment period to suppliers to 21.7 days in June

The Minister of Finance and Economic Model, Vicent Soler, together with the Regional Secretary of Finance, Francesc Gamero, has made this announcement after knowing the data, which will be made public shortly by the Ministry of Finance. "We have been paying suppliers since August 2020 below 30 days, which is the legal limit established by the Organic Law of Budgetary Stability. This allowed us at the beginning of the...
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Controversy as Ukraine considers granting hero status to suspected war criminals

A controversial issue has landed in front of politicians in the Ukrainian parliament and is receiving international attention. Seventy-eight Ukrainian lawmakers from all sides of parliament have proposed giving the title 'Hero of Ukraine' to controversial figures such as Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych.Some Ukrainians see them as war heroes who fought for Ukraine's independence in the 1930s and 1940s. For others, they are anti-Semitic war criminals who participated in the mass killings of up to 100,000 Jews and Poles during World War II in Volinia and eastern Galicia.The proposal also calls on the Ukrainian Parliament and the country's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to commemorate the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, UPA, which operates from the 1940s to the 1950s, on its 80th anniversar...
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What are the best variable mortgages of August 2021?

August has been accompanied by sales and new mortgage products. EFE August is not usually one of the traditionally most turbulent months in terms of recruiting mortgages In spite of this, this year the bank has not wasted a bullet in its hunt for the mortgage customer. Unlike other years, August has been accompanied with sales and new products in its offer, especially in var...
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Is Alexander Lukashenko testing the “mad” theory of foreign policy? | Andrew Wilson

These have been times of great activity for the rebellious state of Belarus.In recent days, an opposition activist, Vitaly Shyshov, was found dead, hanging from a tree in a park in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in what is now officially a murder case. Shyshov led an NGO that helped Belarusians escape growing repression at home, having fled himself in 2020. Olympic 200-meter sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya narrowly escaped being put on a plane on his way home from Tokyo, and received a humanitarian visa from Poland. And the EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson from Sweden flew to Lithuania to try to do something about the smuggling of migrants organized by the state of Belarus across the border to its neighbor (the Minsk government has been accused of organizing flights from Bagh...
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Health asks pregnant women to get vaccinated before the end of the second trimester of pregnancy

A health service administering the covid vaccine. EP The Public Health Commission has urged to prioritize the vaccination of pregnant women due to their increased risk against Covid-19 and recommends that they have it completed before reaching the period in which complications can be greater from the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. The CEOs of Public Health of the Ministry o...