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1 dead, 2 injured in New York grocery store shooting

April 20, 2021

At least one person was killed and two others wounded in a shooting in a New York grocery store on Tuesday, according to police. Nassau County police said on Twitter that the person of interest involved in the shooting at Stop and Shop in West Hempstead is Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 30. “He is approx. 6’2″ […]

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Canada-US border to remain closed until at least May 21

April 20, 2021

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to all but essential travel until at least May 21, officials announced Tuesday. Canada’s Safety Minister Bill Blair said the countries agreed the measure was needed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Non-essential travel restrictions with the United States have been extended until May 21, 2021,” Blair said in a […]

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Vnezuela, UN to supply food to 185,000 children

April 20, 2021

A deal by the UN and the government to supply food to 185,000 children in Venezuela through the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was widely praised on Tuesday by activist groups, think tanks and diplomatic delegations. The British Embassy in Venezuela said on the agreement is “an important example of positive dialogue and a key […]

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Uraine urges EU to mull economic sanctions on Russia

April 20, 2021

Ukraine’s foreign minister on Tuesday said that amid ongoing tensions with Russia, “only painful economic sanctions can make a difference.” Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual address to his country’s Federal Assembly, Ukraine’s Dmytro Kuleba responded virtually to the questions of foreign media representatives. “Ukraine … does not seek any war or escalation. We […]

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Cholera cases decreasing in West, Central Africa: UN

April 20, 2021

The trend of notified cases of cholera in the West and Central Africa declined in 2021, compared to the last four years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. In a report, UNICEF said the case-fatality rate (4.55%) in 2021 remains the highest of the last four years, with a particular focus on Cameroon […]

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Bden administration green lights $23B UAE arms sale

April 20, 2021

The US administration of President Joe Biden has informed Congress that it is advancing a Trump-era $23 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that includes highly advanced aerial weaponry, a State Department spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. The notification of the sale of F-35 stealth fighters, MQ-9 Reaper drones and munitions was delivered […]

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UDATE – Turkey summons Swedish envoy for meeting terrorists

April 20, 2021

Turkey on Tuesday summoned Sweden’s envoy to strongly condemn recent meetings between Swedish high-level officials and terrorists, according to diplomatic sources. Summoning Ambassador Staffan Herrstrom, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry censured a video conference between Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist and Ferhat Abdi Sahin, one of the ringleaders of the YPG/PKK terror group, as well as a […]

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Russia starts building its own space station

April 20, 2021

Russia has started building a new space station, the head of the Russian Space Corporation (Roscosmos) Dmitry Rogozin announced on Tuesday. The construction of the first module of the new station is expected to be completed by 2025, Rogozin said on Twitter. “The first basic module for the new Russian orbital service station is already […]

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