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    US imposes sanctions against Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:56pm on March 02, 2021

    The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on seven senior Russians as it said its intelligence concluded that Moscow was behind the poisoning of jailed...

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    Pfizer, Oxford vaccines highly effective in elderly: UK study

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:54pm on March 02, 2021

    The Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been ‘highly effective’ in reducing coronavirus infections and severe illness among elderly people in Britain, with a more than...

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    World won’t vanquish virus this year: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:55am on March 02, 2021

    It is unrealistic to think the world will be done with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the World Health Organisation warned...

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    Italy demands an end to deadly crackdown on Myanmar protests

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:22am on March 02, 2021

    Italy’s foreign ministry said on Monday that it had summoned Myanmar’s ambassador to demand an end to the deadly crackdown on protests in the Southeast...

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    Sarkozy convicted for corruption

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:21pm on March 01, 2021

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption on Monday and handed a three-year prison sentence after a court in Paris convicted him...

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    COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rises in some countries: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:06am on March 01, 2021

    Willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine is on the rise compared to last year, a survey of six industrialised countries published on Monday showed...

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    Prince William warns social media ‘awash’ with vaccine lies

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:40am on February 28, 2021

    Prince William has warned that anti-vaccination messages are rife on social media and urged those eligible to get jabs, following a similar appeal by his...

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    WHO urges UNSC to back words with action on vaccines

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:37am on February 28, 2021

    The WHO on Friday urged the UN Security Council to back up its call for increased vaccine supply to poorer nations with concrete action to...

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    Press was ‘destroying my mental health’: Harry

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:18pm on February 27, 2021

    Britain’s Prince Harry said in a rare one-on-one interview that he left royal life because the British press was ‘destroying’ his mental health, and revealed...

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    Latest climate pledges very far from Paris goals: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:20am on February 27, 2021

    Renewed promises to slash greenhouse gas emissions from countries as part of the Paris climate deal are ‘very far’ from what is required to avert...

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