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U.S. reopens to international travel

The United States flung its doors open to vaccinated international travelers on November 8, welcoming many visitors who've been shut out of the country for nearly 20 months. But with new requirements going into effect for U.S. air, …

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Army on standby to stock Britain's shelves

The British army is on standby to cope with Britain's food shortages caused by a lack of qualified truck drivers which has left many supermarket shelves bare in recent weeks.  Some 2,000 HGV drivers from the Royal Logistics …

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Loneliness doubles across EU since COVID-19 pandemic

One in four EU citizens reported feeling lonely during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The report contains the latest scientific …

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Four-day week deemed 'overwhelming success' in Iceland

Trials of a four-day week in Iceland were an "overwhelming success" and led to many workers moving to shorter hours, researchers have said. The trials, in which workers were paid the same amount for shorter hours, took place …

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COVID-19 global death toll exceeds 4 million

The global death toll caused by the novel coronavirus since its outbreak in late 2019 has exceeded four million, according to TASS’s calculations, which are based on official statements, as well as conclusions by experts and other mass …

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Ukraine’s Rada passes bill on indigenous peoples

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the bill on indigenous peoples, which denies this status to Russians, with 325 votes on Thursday. Just minutes earlier, the bill was approved in the first reading with 331 votes. "The bill …

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Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Interstate 295 in northeast Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, injuring at least five people, blocking traffic and causing a leakage of diesel fuel, authorities said. Five people sustained non …

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Zelensky signs law on all-Ukrainian referendum

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has signed the law "On People's Rule through the All-Ukrainian Referendum" (bill No. 3612), the Verkhovna Rada said on its website. "Returned with a signature from the President …

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Remittances to Uzbekistan over-perform gold mining

Last year’s volume of remittances to Uzbekistan was equal to the level of 2019 and amounted to $ 6,03 bln, the report of the country’s  Central Bank reads. "The volume of the cross-border transfers to Uzbekistan in …

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