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    Progressive climate policy can reduce extreme poverty: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:59pm on April 28, 2021

    Ambitious climate policies could reduce extreme poverty in developing countries if governments opted for robust taxes on emitters that were then fairly distributed to help...

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    17 migrants found dead off Spain

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:46am on April 28, 2021

    Seventeen people were found dead Monday on a boat drifting off El Hierro in Spain’s Canary Islands, officials said, as migrant arrivals to the archipelago...

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    UK announces sanctions against global corruption

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:53pm on April 27, 2021

    Britain announced its first sanctions under a new global anti-corruption regime on Monday, freezing assets and imposing business restrictions on 22 individuals from Russia, South...

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    EU sues AstraZeneca over vaccine delivery shortfall

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 03:36am on April 27, 2021

    The European Union said Monday it has launched legal action against pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca over coronavirus vaccine delivery shortfalls that hampered efforts to kickstart inoculations...

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    Navalny group ordered to stop activities

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 02:29am on April 27, 2021

    Russian prosecutors on Monday suspended the activities of Alexei Navalny’s regional offices, in a move his team said would essentially shut down the jailed opposition...

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    Ukraine marks 35th Chernobyl disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Kiev | Updated at 02:25am on April 27, 2021

    President Volodymyr Zelensky was due Monday to visit the Chernobyl exclusion zone and address Ukrainians to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear...

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    UK PM under pressure over comment

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 02:09am on April 27, 2021

    British prime minister Boris Johnson faced a call to resign on Monday after claims he dismissed the prospect of thousands dying from Covid-19, as a...

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    US, UK rush supplies to Covid-hit India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:40pm on April 26, 2021

    The US and Britain rushed ventilators and vaccine materials to India Monday as the country battles a catastrophic, record-breaking coronavirus wave that has overwhelmed hospitals...

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    UK launches vaccine campaign aimed at under-50s

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:16am on April 26, 2021

    The UK government launches a new campaign Monday urging under-50s to get vaccinated against coronavirus, as it shifts to the second stage of its so...

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    World military spending grows despite Covid-19

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 11:01am on April 26, 2021

    Military expenditure worldwide rose to nearly $2 trillion in 2020, defying the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers said Monday. Global military spending increased...

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