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What Sweden can teach us about coronavirus Swedish approach is rooted in history of collective action, in which everyone has a role to play in keeping the country safe.

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What Sweden can teach us about coronavirus Swedish approach is rooted in history of collective action, in which everyone has a role to play in keeping the country safe.

Ever since the coronavirus swept into Europe, everybody’s had an opinion about Sweden. Specifically, the country’s decision not to impose a nationwide lockdown — a strategy that has resulted in a higher death toll than many of its neighbors — has been derided by many international observers as a libertarian approach that could only go […]

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 11 million

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 11 million

A healthcare worker tends to a patient in the COVID-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, US on July 2, 2020. (AFP Photo)  Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a […]

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Dispute over Nile project moves to African Union

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Dispute over Nile project moves to African Union

Ethiopia and Egypt are at odds over the commencement of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. PHOTO | FILE | NMG The dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over the commencement of the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has now moved to the African Union for resolution. However, experts doubt an agreement can […]

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Coronavirus: England drops 30 European countries from its quarantine policy – full list

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Coronavirus: England drops 30 European countries from its quarantine policy – full list

Passengers arrive at Heathrow airport – Copyright AP Photo/Matt Dunham Arrivals to England from a number of countries will be exempt from quarantine requirements, paving for the way for Britons to enjoy a summer holiday abroad. In plans released on Friday, the UK government will drop the 14-day self-isolation requirement for passengers returning to or […]

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Cairo to Reject Any Agreement that Undermines Its Water Rights

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Cairo to Reject Any Agreement that Undermines Its Water Rights

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the Nile. Reuters file photo One week ahead of an African Union deadline set for Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan as the latest bid to reach an agreement on the mega-dam that Addis Ababa is building, Cairo threatened to thwart any attempt of transgression […]

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How much is US willing to damage HK at own costs?: Global Times editorial

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How much is US willing to damage HK at own costs?: Global Times editorial

Hong Kong citizens gather on Thursday to oppose American and foreign meddling in China’s internal affairs. Photo: cnsphoto The US House of Representatives passed the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” on Wednesday. The bill states the US government can impose sanctions on individuals, entities and financial institutions that back efforts to “restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy.” Some […]

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Turkish court starts trial in absentia for 20 Saudi murderers in Khashoggi case

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Turkish court starts trial in absentia for 20 Saudi murderers in Khashoggi case

The Saudi Consulate General Building, where Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2019 (AA File Photo)  ATurkish court will on Friday launch a trial in absentia of 20 Saudi nationals indicted for their role in the murder of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The indictment accuses Ahmed al-Asiri, ex-deputy chief […]

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US sets global record with 53,000 coronavirus cases in one day

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US sets global record with 53,000 coronavirus cases in one day

President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the White House   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Evan Vucc The more than 53,000 coronavirus cases recorded in the US on Thursday is a record number for one day, since the start of the outbreak. With more than 2.7 million cases, and 128,743 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, […]

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Taiwan Finds An Unexpected New Friend In Somaliland – Analysis By Thomas J. Shattuc

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Taiwan Finds An Unexpected New Friend In Somaliland – Analysis By Thomas J. Shattuc

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Photo Credit: Taiwan Presidential Office.  (FPRI) — COVID-19 seemed to change the narrative around Taiwan: from a nation whose existence is often characterized as standing on the edge of a knife to one that capably and effectively handled the pandemic with fewer than 10 deaths. Before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the […]

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NEWS/AFRICA Tight security at Ethiopia singer’s funeral after deadly protests Killing of Oromo singer and activist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparked two days of protests that left some 80 people dead.

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NEWS/AFRICA Tight security at Ethiopia singer’s funeral after deadly protests Killing of Oromo singer and activist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparked two days of protests that left some 80 people dead.

The funeral was broadcast live by the Oromo Broadcasting Network, which is owned by the Oromia regional state [Screengrab/Al Jazeera] The funeral was broadcast live by the Oromo Broadcasting Network, which is owned by the Oromia regional state [Screengrab/Al Jazeera] Security is high in the Ethiopian town of Ambo for the funeral of popular musician […]

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