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North Korea blames Covid-laden balloons sent from South for virus outbreak | North Korea

North Korea has blamed its Covid-19 outbreak on balloons sent over its border with the South by groups of defectors, in an apparent attempt to shift the blame onto its neighbor. After two years of insisting that it had not recorded a single case of the virus, the North admitted its first infections on 12 …

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‘Cryptoqueen’ Ruja Ignatova added to FBI’s Most Wanted list | US News

A Bulgarian woman, also known as “Cryptoqueen”, has been added to the FBI’s list of its 10 most-wanted fugitives. Ruja Ignatova is accused of defrauding investors out of $4bn (£3.3bn) by selling a fake cryptocurrency called OneCoin. Ignatova, a German citizen, disappeared in late 2017 after bugging a flat belonging to her American boyfriend and …

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Saudi Arabia promises to fix hajj booking system as British pilgrims are left without flights and visas | World News

Saudi Arabia has promised to secure alternative flights for pilgrims journeying to hajj this year after technical issues on its new travel portal disrupted many people’s plans. British Muslims have told Sky News they have paid thousands of pounds for hajj packages but been left without flights or visas. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah …

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‘Condemning everyone alive’: outrage at US supreme court climate ruling | US supreme court

Amid heat records being shattered across the world and historic wildfires raging across the west, climate climate and policymakers working to aggressively curb greenhouse gas emissions are now facing a new kind of challenge – restrictions issued by the US supreme court. Earlier today, the court released a ruling in West Virginia v EPA limiting …

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‘Condemning everyone alive’: outrage at US supreme court climate ruling | US supreme court

Amid heat records being shattered across the world and historic wildfires raging across the west, climate climate and policymakers working to aggressively curb greenhouse gas emissions are now facing a new kind of challenge – restrictions issued by the US supreme court. Earlier today, the court released a ruling in West Virginia v EPA limiting …

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North Korea claims to have identified source of COVID outbreak: ‘Alien things’ near the border with South Korea | World News

North Korea says it has identified the source of its COVID-19 outbreak – citizens touching “alien things” near the border with South Korea. State media outlet KCNA reported: “It was known that an 18-year-old soldier surnamed Kim and a five-year-old kindergartner surnamed Wi contacted with alien things in a hill around barracks and residential quarters …

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France ready to bypass Hungary for global corporate tax deal

France wants the EU to consider bypassing Hungary in its push to secure a minimum corporate tax rate for big companies after Budapest blocked the agreement, finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday. Le Maire told reporters in Paris that France would work on “alternative solutions” with Paolo Gentiloni, EU economics commissioner, to approve …

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When Saudi Arabia says Eid ul-Adha will start and how the date is calculated

There are two major Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims each year, with Eid ul-Adha considered the holier of the pair. The first of them, Eid ul-Fitr, comes at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, falling on Monday 2 May this year – and Eid ul-Adha is rapidly approaching. Because Eid’s position is based …

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Ottawa braced for Canada Day protest by ‘freedom convoy’ supporters | Canada

Residents of downtown Ottawa are bracing for a Canada Day unlike any other, after “freedom convoy” the protesters vowed to return to Parliament Hill on 1 July, and maintain a presence over the remainder of the summer. Every Canada Day, people congregate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to watch musical performances and fireworks on the …

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Israel braces for fifth election in less than four years | Israel

Israel is set for its fifth election in less than four years after the approval of a bill to dissolve parliament, following the collapse of a short-lived coalition government that banded together to oust the longtime prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office. Members of the Knesset voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of the bill, …

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