Day: February 9, 2021


US must lift sanctions before return to deal: Khamenei

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Iran’s supreme leader says the US must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to return to the nuclear deal with Western powers, state TV reported Sunday.

Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

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After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the brakes at Mars.

Internet access restored as Myanmar coup protests grow

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As enthusiastic crowds of tens of thousands marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday to protest last week’s coup ousting Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, their spirits were lifted by the return of internet services that had been blocked a day earlier.

Xi doesn’t have a ‘democratic bone in his body’

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President Joe Biden anticipates the US rivalry with China will take the form of “extreme competition” rather than conflict between the two world powers.

Biden says US won’t lift sanctions to bring Iran to talks

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George Shultz, US secretary of state who helped usher out Cold War, dies

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George Shultz, Ronald Reagan’s genial secretary of state who identified a diplomatic opening that helped end the Cold War but contributed to a new brand of conflict by advocating preemptive strikes, has died. He was 100.

Canada’s first case of Brazilian virus strain detected

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Greek PM faces criticism over rule-breaking island lunch

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Mitsotakis, however, met around 30 people on Saturday at the home of Christodoulos Stefanadis, a ruling party MP, on the island of Ikaria, according to a photo that soon went viral on social media.

Australian journalist formally arrested in China

09/02/2021

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Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne said Chinese authorities informed her that Cheng Lei was formally arrested on February 5, after disappearing from public view last August.

Dutch hit by first snowstorm in a decade

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People rushed outdoors to enjoy sledging and playing in the snow in Dutch and German cities despite the bitterly cold conditions with temperatures as low as minus 5 degrees Celsius (23 Fahrenheit).