U.S. expected to take initial steps soon in aftermath of Cuba protests: officials

By Matt Spetalnick, Daphne Psaledakis and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is expected to soon announce initial steps as part of the Biden administration’s review of Cuba policy and in response to Havana’s crackdown on the biggest street protests in decades, State Department officials said on Monday. The senior officials’ comments further […]

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Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, set for inaugural space voyage

By Eric M. Johnson VAN HORN, Texas (Reuters) – Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, on Tuesday is set to blast off aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard https://graphics.reuters.com/SPACE-EXPLORATION/BLUEORIGIN/jbyprzzympe/blue-origin.jpg launch vehicle for a suborbital flight as part of a history-making crew – another milestone in ushering in a new era of private space travel. […]

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Canada to admit vaccinated U.S. tourists after more than 16 months

(Corrects WestJet Airlines capacity in paragraph 15 to 40% from 60% after spokesperson amends figure) By David Ljunggren and Steve Scherer OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada on Monday said it would allow fully vaccinated U.S. tourists into the country starting from Aug. 9 after the COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented 16-month ban that many businesses complained was […]

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Haiti’s acting prime minister to step down, turn over power to Moïse’s earlier pick

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Acting Haitian prime minister Claude Joseph says he plans to transfer power on Tuesday to Dr. Ariel Henry, a neurosurgeon and longtime political stalwart whose designation earlier this month as the next in line for the post was “the final wish of President Jovenel Moïse.” He’ll be the seventh Haitian prime minister […]

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US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and its allies accused China on Monday of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacking. The United States was joined by NATO, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada in […]

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Bomb attack near Bagdad kills more than a dozen

A roadside bomb attack targeted a Baghdad suburb Monday, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens of others at a crowded market, two Iraqi security officials said. The attack took place in Sadr City, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. It happened a day before the Eid […]

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‘My life is in danger. Come save my life.’ Haitian president’s desperate final pleas

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The call came at 1:34 a.m. Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, who was on the other line, was in difficulty, and he needed reinforcement. “They are shooting by the house,” he told the Haitian National Police commissioner. “Mobilize people.” The non-stop automatic gunfire in Pelerin 5 where Moïse, his wife Martine and two […]

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50,000 phone numbers worldwide on list linked to Israeli spyware: reports

An Israeli firm accused of supplying spyware to governments has been linked to a list of tens of thousands of smartphone numbers, including those of activists, journalists, business executives and politicians around the world, according to reports. The NSO Group and its Pegasus malware — capable of switching on a phone’s camera or microphone, and […]

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Cuban government holds mass rally in Havana after protests

By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – Raul Castro was among thousands who attended a government-organized rally in Havana on Saturday to denounce the U.S. trade embargo and reaffirm their support for Cuba’s revolution, a week after unprecedented protests rocked the communist-run country. Government supporters gathered on the city’s seafront boulevard before dawn to wave Cuban […]

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Germany Olympic soccer team walks off pitch after alleged racial abuse

Germany’s Olympic soccer players walked off the pitch on Saturday, after one of their players was “racially abused,” the German Football Association (DFB) said. Germany was playing against Honduras in a friendly match in preparation for the Olympics. The game, “a final practice before taking to the big stage,” according to the DFB, was played […]

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French protests call for ‘freedom’ amid government vaccine push

PARIS (Reuters) -More than a hundred thousand people marched across France on Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to force vaccination of health workers and require a COVID-19 free certificate to enter places such as restaurants and cinemas. Macron this week announced sweeping measures to fight a rapid surge in coronavirus infections, which […]

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‘Dreamers’ program illegal, US court rules

A US federal judge on Friday dealt a fresh blow to an immigration program protecting undocumented migrants brought to the country as children, ruling it unlawful and blocking the enrollment of new applicants. Instituted by former president Barack Obama in 2012, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) covers around 700,000 people known as Dreamers. For […]

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Syria’s Assad starts new term after re-election dismissed by international community

President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Saturday for seven more years after a controversial May election dismissed by Europe and the US as “neither free nor fair”. His new term extends the Assad family’s rule to almost six decades; Assad’s father Hafez al-Assad led Syria for some 30 years. President Bashar al-Assad took the oath […]

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Jesse Jackson to be awarded France’s Legion of Honour

Veteran American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson will on Monday be awarded France’s highest order of merit, the Legion of Honour, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. “Jesse Jackson never stopped campaigning for peace, justice and fraternity. He is also committed to education and climate,” Macron’s office said Friday, adding that the ceremony would take […]

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Can the US ‘restore’ internet to Cuba?

President Joe Biden’s suggestion that Washington bring full internet access to Cuba following government restrictions could break new ground on digital rights but face major technical and geopolitical hurdles. Biden’s statement followed calls by Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who said the US should look at satellites, balloons and offshore hotspots […]

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Olympics: First COVID case found at athletes’ village, stoking fears ahead of Games

TOKYO (Reuters) -Tokyo Olympics organisers said on Saturday a person has tested positive for COVID-19 at the athletes’ village, the first case at a site where most competitors will be staying, raising new doubts over promises of a “safe and secure” Games. The organisers confirmed that a visitor from abroad who is involved in organising […]

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Colombia police say former Haiti official suspected of ordering Moise hit

BOGOTA (Reuters) -Former Haitian justice ministry official Joseph Felix Badio may have ordered the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, a Colombian police chief said on Friday, citing a preliminary investigation into the murder. Moise was shot dead when assassins armed with assault rifles stormed his private residence in the hills above Port-au-Prince on July […]

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