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World Trade Organization wants vaccine for poor countries

Statement by future WTO leader Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the future leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO), said that the organization should return to the goal of improving people’s living standards and promoting poor countries’ access to…
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Italy's Draghi says will fight pandemic 'with all means'

Italy’s new Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Wednesday his priority was fighting the coronavirus pandemic “with all means”, in his first address to parliament since taking office. “The main duty to which we are all called, starting from me as prime…
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Hong Kong activists on the dock for organizing demonstration

Several prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists appeared in court, accused of organizing one of the biggest demonstrations of 2019, in protest against the extradition law. Among the nine defendants are some of the most respected personalities in the former British…
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Russia says may remain in Open Skies accord if US rejoins

Russia said Tuesday it was prepared to stay in the Open Skies defence accord that allows signatories to conduct surveillance flights over each other’s territories if the United States rejoins. The Open Skies Treaty, which Russia had said it was leaving in January…
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Macron, Le Pen in battle for support of right

French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking togain ground onfar-right leader Marine Le Pen ahead of a possible duel in 2022 elections by seizing voteson the right, with a tough-talking interior minister and a bill cracking down on radical…
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Kremlin 'interested' in Elon Musk-Putin conversation

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was interested in tech billionaire Elon Musk’s proposal that the two men chat on the audio chat app Clubhouse. Musk, one of the world’s richest people, on Sunday tagged the…