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World Trade Organization wants vaccine for poor countries

Statement by future WTO leader Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the future leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO), said that the organization should return to the goal of improving people’s living standards and promoting poor countries’ access to…
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Italy's Draghi says will fight pandemic 'with all means'

Italy’s new Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Wednesday his priority was fighting the coronavirus pandemic “with all means”, in his first address to parliament since taking office. “The main duty to which we are all called, starting from me as prime…
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Russia says may remain in Open Skies accord if US rejoins

Russia said Tuesday it was prepared to stay in the Open Skies defence accord that allows signatories to conduct surveillance flights over each other’s territories if the United States rejoins. The Open Skies Treaty, which Russia had said it was leaving in January…
Society

UK soldiers ousted due to sexuality can reclaim medals

Britain said on Tuesday it would allow former military members dismissed because of their sexuality to reclaim lost medals, a move welcomed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Homosexuals were not allowed to serve in the military until 2000 and a number of personnel were…
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North Korea tried to hack Pfizer systems

North Korean hackers tried to break into the systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to find information about the vaccine and treatments for the coronavirus, media reported on Tuesday, citing South Korean intelligence. The National Intelligence Service (NIS)…
Politics

Macron, Le Pen in battle for support of right

French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking togain ground onfar-right leader Marine Le Pen ahead of a possible duel in 2022 elections by seizing voteson the right, with a tough-talking interior minister and a bill cracking down on radical…