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Funeral to praise Philip's 'courage' and support for queen
WINDSOR: Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of "courage, fortitude and faith" on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century. Philip, who died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marriage, will be laid to rest in the Royal Vault at Winds...
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US, Japan show united front on China in Biden's first summit
WASHINGTON: The United States and Japan vowed Friday to stand firm together against an assertive China and to step up cooperation on climate change and next-generation technology as President Joe Biden made his first summit a show of alliance unity. Waiting nearly three months for his first foreign guest due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Biden told Pri...
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Mainland China reports 15 new Covid-19 cases
BEIJING: Mainland China reported 15 new Covid-19 cases on April 16, up from 11 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Saturday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said one of the new cases was a local infection reported in southwestern Yunnan province, which discovered a new cluster in late March in a city...
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Sanders, Warren, 8 others tell Joe Biden to go for vaccine IPR waiver
NEW DELHI: Ten prominent American senators, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, have asked US President Joe Biden to accept India and South Africa’s proposal for patent relaxations under the World Trade Organisation’s agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to enable countries to access drugs and vaccin...
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FLASHBACK: Media and Dems Parroted Discredited Russia Bounty Story
Last year, multiple media outlets, including the New York Times, reported that Russia paid Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S troops. At the time, Democrats and their allies in the media jumped on the story to attack former president Donald Trump. During one of the presidential debates, Joe Biden said Trump was "unwilling to take ...
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Funeral workers protest as Rome red tape causes bodies to pile up
ROME: Funeral home operators staged a protest in Rome on Friday over a desperate situation they say has left almost two thousand coffins in the Italian capital waiting weeks or even months to be cremated. While coronavirus has not helped the situation, the increase in deaths and limited access to public services brought on by the pandemic has only ...
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Los Angeles Philharmonic's Dudamel to become music director of Paris Opera
LOS ANGELES: Gustavo Dudamel will become music director of the Paris Opera while continuing his commitment to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Paris Opera and the Venezuelan director announced the appointment Friday. "Opera has long played a seminal role in my life -- from sitting in my youth for untold hours at the feet of my Maestro Jose Antonio...
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Portugal to lift suspension of UK, Brazil flights
LISBON: Portugal will lift its suspension on flights to and from Britain and Brazil for "essential trips" as it moves ahead with an easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the interior ministry said Friday. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said late Thursday that Portugal will from Monday start the third phase of a gradual lifting of curbs imposed after the c...
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UK home secretary Priti Patel orders extradition of Nirav Modi to India
LONDON: UK home secretary Priti Patel has ordered the extradition to India of Punjab National Bank scam accused billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi. Nirav (50) is currently lodged at Wandsworth prison in London. India wants to extradite him to stand trial to face charges of defrauding PNB of Rs 6,498 crore, of laundering the proceeds and interfering wi...
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