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  • Google, Apple face pressure over Russian elections

    Google, Apple face pressure over Russian elections

    The US tech giants Google and Apple faced intense pressure over their actions which favored the ruling Russian party in the course of country’s parliamentary elections. Google and Apple removed an anti-government tactical voting app from their stores on the first day of the parliamentary election, Reuters elaborated.

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  • US to offer booster jabs to older Americans

    US to offer booster jabs to older Americans

    Senior officials at the US Food and Drug Administration announced they recommended booster shots of the Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine only for people aged 65 and older and to high risk groups. At this stage the FDA does not recommend the administration of a booster shot to every American aged 16 or older, BBC elaborated. Earlier this month President Joe Biden said he had hoped to start a massive campaign to deliver booster shots to everyone above 16.

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  • Canada political race heats up ahead of polls

    Canada political race heats up ahead of polls

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tries to get back in the political race ahead of the Canadian elections as he acknowledged the unpopularity of his pandemic election and intensified his calls on voters to support his campaign, with his bid for re-election at risk of being blocked by low turnout, Reuters reported.

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  • France recalls envoys over diplomatic row with US, Australia

    France recalls envoys over diplomatic row with US, Australia

    France stepped up a diplomatic row with US and Australia over a failed contract which resulted in dumped security deal concerning building and delivery of submarines to Canberra. Paris recalled its ambassadors in US and Australia, Reuters reported. The decision taken by President Emmanuel Macron was made due to the "exceptional gravity" of the matter, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

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  • Macron unveils wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris

    Macron unveils wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris

    After three months of construction work Paris' famed Arc de Triomphe was on Thursday completely concealed. A day later Christo’s last artwork was officially unveiled by French President Emmanuel Macron. Following the project's completion, the arch will remain transformed for just 16 days.

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  • Mediterranean countries discuss climate change, migration

    Mediterranean countries discuss climate change, migration

    Nine European Mediterranean countries held a summit in Athens on Friday afternoon to discuss issues ranging from climate change to migration and Afghanistan, news wires reported. The one-day gathering, dubbed the EUMED 9, brings together the leaders of Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia and Croatia. Commission head Ursula von der Leyen will also attend the meeting.

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  • World Bank ex-chief accused over 2018 'Doing Business' report

    World Bank ex-chief accused over 2018 'Doing Business' report

    World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ranking in the bank's "Doing Business 2018" report, according to an independent investigation released Thursday. The report, prepared by law firm WilmerHale at the request of the bank's ethics committee, raises concerns about China's influence at the World Bank, and the judgment of Georgieva - now managing director of the International Monetary Fund, according to Reuters.

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