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Lukashenko demands lifting sanctions and being recognized as president to solve the migration crisis

Rafael M. ManuecoCONTINUECorrespondent in Moscow Updated:18/11/2021 01:39h Keep Related newsThe Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, and the acting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, they spoke on the phone on Monday and this Wednesday they did it again in a new attempt to find a way out of the current migration crisis on the border between Poland and Belarus. They agreed on the need for Minsk and Brussels engage in direct negotiations to enable a general agreement, but Lukashenko made conditions the lifting of sanctions against his country by the EU and being recognized as President of Belarus.According to the Foreign Minister of Estonia, Eva Maria Liimets, speaking to ERR television, during the talks between Lukashenko and Merkel, the former put on the table the de...
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Cuba: more democracy or more repression | International

The damage control policies of the Cuban regime face the impact of the counterrevolutionary populace of July 11, whose aftershocks will force deep liberalizations or the reinforcement of police forces and repression. More freedoms or more sticks to prevent the diplomat Lester Mallory's plan from being carried out in his secret memorandum to Dwight Eisenhower: the defeat of the Castro revolution demands the use of all possible means, suffocating its economy, depriving it of money and supplies, sink wages and cause hunger, despair and the overthrow of the commander-in-chief. Half a century later, social media joined the crusade.Barack Obama chose implosion, and the other 12 administrations, drowning, because the bossing of the island has been an inalienable objective of the United State...
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The tourism sector warns that prices will rise due to the cost of electricity and asks that the covid vaccine be mandatory

Regarding the rise in the price of energy (electricity, natural gas and oil), as well as raw materials, food and other products, Molas believes that the vast majority of hotels and restaurants can only hold out until the beginning of the year. Entrepreneurs in the sector, at a delicate moment at this beginning of the low season, for the moment without restrictions, but with few reservations due to the increase in the incidence of covid and, also, without the Imserso, now fear that restrictions will return ...
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Germany begins canceling Christmas markets

Rosalia SanchezCONTINUE Updated:11/17/2021 20:25h Keep Related newsGermany is preparing to experience another Christmas of restrictions. The city of Munich has just canceled the Christmas market that every year attracts more than two million visitors, due to the "exponential growth" of infections, according to the mayor, Dieter Reiter. "It is bitter news," he acknowledged, but "the dramatic situation in hospitals and the exponential growth in the number of infections leave me no alternative." In Berlin, the traditional Christmas markets of Dahlem are also announcing their cancellation in cascade. Schloss Charlottenburg, the Danish Christmas Market and the Ökowerk Nature Conservation Center Market, as well as Hohenschönhausen Castle and Lichtenberg Town Hall and Alt-Kaulsd...
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US reaches 100,000 overdose deaths in one year, two-thirds from fentanyl

Javier AnsorenaCONTINUECorrespondent in New York Updated:17/11/2021 20:24h Keep The drug overdose epidemic has been sweeping the U.S. for years, but the Covid-19 pandemic has only made things worse. The virus, in addition to causing hundreds of thousands of deaths, fueled drug abuse, especially synthetic opiates until a tragic threshold was surpassed: in one year, between April 2020 and April 2021, overdose deaths surpassed one hundred thousand in the world's leading power.There were, in total, 100,306 deaths, according to the provisional count published this Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in its acronym in English).The driving force behind this incidence is opiates and, especially, fentanyl, a low-cost, high-potency synthetic drug, much ...
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Biden orders oil companies to be investigated to see if they are inflating gasoline prices

Updated Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 20:16MICHAEL REYNOLDSEFEPolitical parip or possible collusion to raise fuel prices? For the oil companies, the decision of the president of United States, Joe Biden, to open an investigation about whether these companies are artificially inflating the price of gasoline comes first. But, at a time when inflation is at a high of 30 to, and with the Americans ready to hit the road in their first Thanksgiving Day - a holiday comparable to Christmas in Spain - since Covid-19, the president's supporters believe this is a fair move.Even more so if it is directed against companies that nobody wants: those of the 'Big Oil', that is, the 'Big Oil'. And if you come at a time when gas prices have risen by a 60% relative to how they were a year ago, until th...
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“Mountain Slopes Came Down”: Pacific Northwest Faces Catastrophic Flooding | Canada

Troops have been deployed to British Columbia to assist stranded residents and search areas affected by landslides and flooding after a powerful storm dumped the equivalent of a month of rain in two days across a swath of the Pacific Northwest in Canada and the United States.On Wednesday afternoon, British Columbia's prime minister issued a state of emergency, the third this year, and warned that the death toll would rise in the coming days."The past few days have been incredibly difficult for the people of British Columbia," said John Horgan. "Heavy rains, strong winds, floods have devastated entire communities in our province."He said the province will impose travel restrictions to ensure critical goods can be brought to communities. Officials also warned of an impending animal welf...
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David Lacey never wasted words, he used them to enrich the reader | Soccer

WWhen David Lacey closed the lid on his laptop at the end of the 2002 World Cup final in Yokohama, an era was ending. It was the last game of his 30 years as a football correspondent for The Guardian, and he concluded his report on Brazil's 2-0 win over Germany with a paragraph that couldn't have been more typical."Presumably the Emperor of Japan was suitably impressed," he wrote. “Brazil's goal had been all sublime and Germany's defeat was widely regarded as a source of innocent joy. It was not a bad way for Japan to start the rainy season. "The half-hidden reference to The Mikado, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's comic opera, was characteristic not only for the clue it gave to Lacey's range of interests, but for its relevance. He never wasted words, but he enjoyed using them to en...
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World Rugby’s Cynical Deviation On Brain Injuries Is An Insult To Players | Rugby union

Sor they are not brain injuries after all. Those rugby players diagnosed with dementia in their early 40s, constantly growing in number, should feel comforted in knowing that the repetitive brain trauma they suffered in their playing careers is just one of 12 modifiable risk factors that could have contributed. to your conditions.This is the latest angle that World Rugby has come up with as the stance continues ahead of the impending lawsuits. Here we are, nearly a year since rugby union was rocked by the news that eight of its former players were suing the sport after their dementia diagnoses, and many more, now hundreds, waiting behind the scenes with more symptoms. And World Rugby continues to drift.In an extraordinarily callous press release and accompanying video, the global gam...
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Greek Prime Minister to Appeal to British Public for Return of Parthenon Marbles | Parthenon marbles

Athens has vowed to use "all means" in its quest to persuade London to give up the Parthenon sculptures, with a campaign that will focus on winning the hearts and minds of the British.Far from being discouraged by Boris Johnson's refusal on Tuesday to engage in intergovernmental talks on demanding the return of the 5th.A work of art from the century BC, the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, seemed to be encouraged by his visit to the United Kingdom."My intention is to keep working hard until his final return to the Acropolis Museum," he told an audience gathered at London's Science Museum an hour after meeting his counterpart.On Wednesday, Greek officials downplayed Johnson's insistence that the problem was a matter for the British Museum to resolve, calling the leader's stance...