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Kosher Slaughter, Circumcision and Jews' Religious Freedom | Opinion

Thursday  12:25,   25 february 2021

Modern democracies should not be bartering away religious freedom. Protecting it, rather, should be their first priority. The European Union and its member states need to revisit this issue, make exceptions for those who seek to observe their... >>>

The Tokyo Olympics are What the World Needs This Summer | Opinion

Thursday  12:25,   25 february 2021

These Olympics have been cast as a symbol of mankind's resiliency and triumph over COVID. Shame on all of us if Tokyo's own domestic fatigue and general apathy from the rest of the world sinks this crowning human moment. Japan, more than any >>>

India's health workers balk at taking homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday  11:31,   25 february 2021

India's health workers balk at taking homegrown COVID-19 vaccineNEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is struggling to convince its health and front-line workers to take a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine controversially approved without late-stage efficacy... >>>

The oldest French nuclear reactors extended from 40 to 50 years

Thursday  11:30,   25 february 2021

© GUILLAUME SOUVANT Unit used to shut down the number one engine at the Chinon power plant, in 2016 The Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) paved the way Thursday in pursuit of the life of the oldest reactors in France from 40 to 50 years, urging EDF to >>>

Facebook bans Myanmar's military accounts after deadly coup

Thursday  11:27,   25 february 2021

Military-controlled state and media companies will also be blocked, while army-linked commercial firms will not be able to advertise on Facebook and Instagram."Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for >>>

Germany prepares way for its troops to stay in Afghanistan

Thursday  11:19,   25 february 2021

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is preparing the way for the country's troops in Afghanistan — the second-biggest contingent in a NATO force — to stay in place until next year if needed. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on Wednesday... >>>

'Major rise' in public support for Covid vaccines but doubts remain, UK study finds

Thursday  11:19,   25 february 2021

More than three quarters of people in the U.K. now say they are "very likely" to have a coronavirus vaccine, a survey by the University of Oxford has found.The study, part of the University of Oxford-funded research project 'Coping with... >>>

Ghana becomes first country to receive Covid-19 vaccine through COVAX program

Thursday  11:19,   25 february 2021

Ghana has become the first country to receive Covid-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization's COVAX program on Wednesday, a joint statement issued by UNICEF Ghana and WHO Ghana said. © NIPAH DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Airport workers... >>>

A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

Thursday  11:16,   25 february 2021

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two months after its first vaccine shots, the European Union is still struggling to get its COVID-19 inoculation drive up to speed. EU leaders are meeting Thursday to jump-start the process, fearing that new virus variants might... >>>

For the displaced people from Darfur, “peace agreements are just ink on paper”

Thursday  11:11,   25 february 2021

© Abdulmonam Eassa / RFI In the displaced persons camp of Chedad, in Darfur, 668 families have just arrived after the attack on their village five weeks ago. The western province of Sudan, ravaged since 2003 by civil war and genocide, whose... >>>

India and Pakistan agree to stop firing along disputed Kashmir border

Thursday  10:52,   25 february 2021

Frequent clashes and cross-border shelling along the Line of Control in recent months reportedly killed multiple civilians. "In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two (director generals) agreed >>>

The untold story of the world’s fiercest tank battle

Thursday  10:12,   25 february 2021

30 years ago, thousands of tanks faced off on a desert battlefield. Today, ‘Fright Night’ still haunts these Gulf War veterans.Operation Desert Sabre, the four-day ground offensive of the six-week military operation known as Desert Storm, involved a >>>

Last statue of dictator Francisco Franco removed from Spanish soil

Thursday  10:10,   25 february 2021

The last public statue of Spain's former dictator, Francisco Franco, was removed on Tuesday.The last public statue of Spain's former dictator, Francisco Franco, was removed from Spanish soil on... >>>

China Isn’t Even Close to Swine Fever Cure as Virus Resurfaces

Thursday  10:07,   25 february 2021

China is still conducing clinical trials on a vaccine to combat African swine fever, with no timeline on when commercial production can begin, according to a top researcher. © Bloomberg Sunlight illuminates pigs in an indoor pigsty on a livestock... >>>

German broadcaster resumes Hungarian service amid free press fears

Thursday  09:20,   25 february 2021

German broadcaster resumes Hungarian service amid free press fearsThe move comes months after the United States' Radio Free Europe, another post-war initiative designed to spread Western values to information-starved listeners behind the Iron... >>>