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Who will cover Olympic financial loss?

The spectatorless 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games leaves a financial loss for host nation Japan, setting up talks in the coming months on filling the hole left by hundreds of millions of dollars in unsold tickets. Under the International …

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Facemasks pose serious threats to birds

Nature lovers have urged people to cut the straps of the facemasks in half before throwing them away because these straps can cause serious problems for both birds and animals. They stated that the people needed to rip the strings off their …

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The forgotten history of Soviet-American vaccine diplomacy

Despite the deterioration in relations between the United States and Russia, there’s some hope that new forms of “vaccine diplomacy” may once again take hold. The June 2021 summit held in Geneva between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin suggests the two countries are open to high-level dialogue

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Iranians want but cannot get vaccinated

The slow pace of vaccinations is sparking anger in Iran, where outraged citizens have abandoned hope of the government providing the essential shots. As an act of defiance, Iranians are now refusing to wear masks and comply with quarantines

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Oil slides amid new Covid variant

Oil prices fell over 2% to a three-week low on Monday, extending last week's steep losses on the back of a firmer U.S. dollar and concerns that new coronavirus-related restrictions in Asia, especially China, could slow a global recovery in fuel demand

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Oil rises amid Mideast tensions

Oil prices rose about 1% on Thursday on increasing Middle East tensions, but fresh movement restrictions imposed by countries to counter a surge in COVID-19 cases threatened the demand recovery

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Azerbaijan’s coronavirus data over past 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 633 cases of COVID-19 infection were registered in Azerbaijan. 174 people recovered, one died, Trend News Agency reports with a reference to the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers. In …

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