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The Bavarian town where US troops are life and soul

by Isabelle LE PAGE When the United States said it would be withdrawing troops from Germany earlier this year, shockwaves rippled through the country -- but nowhere more than in the Bavarian town of Grafenwoehr. For the town located on the edge of the most important...

Love in the time of Covid: TV kisses return, despite pandemic

by Juan Sebastian SERRANO Dozens of peasants wearing face masks remain immobile under the baking midday sun in a coffee plantation in central Colombia. Suddenly a voice shouts out: "Face masks off, we're going to roll!" Colombia's popular daytime soap operas -- known as telenovelas in Latin...

Trump will be gone, but trauma of 2020 may haunt Biden

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by Sebastian Smith Covid and a traumatic presidential election left the US reeling in 2020, but even with Donald Trump gone and Joe Biden promising to heal the nation there'll be no quick return to normal in 2021. For many in the world's richest country, 2020...

Dhanush on Netflix film The Gray Man: ‘Looking forward to wonderful action packed experience’

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India -- Actor Dhanush on Friday took to Twitter to announce that he's elated to be part of the Russo brothers' upcoming spy film, The Gray Man, which will reportedly be the most expensive Netflix original ever produced. He said he's looking forward to...

Wealth of US billionaires soars during pandemic

America's billionaires have seen their wealth rise by more than $1 trillion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study Wednesday, fueling a debate about higher taxes on the rich. The collective wealth of the 651 billionaires in the United States soared...

Pfizer, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech apply for EUA in India: Here’s what might happen next

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India, Dec. 8 -- Hopes for an early vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India have been rekindled after three firms, within days of each other, applied for emergency use authorisation (EUA) of their respective vaccine candidates in the country. While America's Pfizer...

Hospital staff ‘truly exhausted,’ says Texas doctor in viral hug photo

by Mark FELIX with Sarah Titterton in Washington Through multiple masks, a face shield and a protective suit he likens to those worn by astronauts, Dr Joseph Varon bends over his Covid-19 patient and waves into the phone she is holding up. At the other end...

Pandemic sends hunger rising in America, and children bear the brunt

by Chris Stein Before the pandemic closed her middle school and US immigration agents deported her father to El Salvador, Kimberly Orellana did not fear going hungry. But with her mother now alone and cleaning houses for pay that isn't enough to reliably feed Orellana and...

WHO warns virus crisis not over as vaccine rollout approaches

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by AFP bureaus The World Health Organization has warned that vaccines will be no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis as nations gear up for a massive rollout to tackle surging infections. The word of caution comes as the United States clocked a record number of...

Donald Trump and the Rule of Law

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By William Cooper Donald Trump has spent his adult life chasing real estate deals, younger women and television cameras. He has not been sitting in a law library pondering the nuances of America's constitutional order. When it comes to the rule of law, he simply does not know the rules. Take his assertion that his...
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