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Taiwan extends lockdown, as soldiers disinfect metro and businesses shutter

Taiwan announces it will extend its nation-wide coronavirus alert level to mid-June in an effort to contain a domestic Covid-19 outbreak. All schools and non-essential public places, including entertainment venue will be closed, as streets are noticeably empty. Soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfect metro stations, as residents in New Taipei City get swabbed […]

Iran extends ban on passenger flights due to coronavirus surge

TEHRAN – Iran has extended travel restrictions on flights to and from 15 countries due to a surge in the coronavirus disease, according to Iran Civil Aviation. The Islamic Republic has banned flights to India, Pakistan, France, Botswana, Brazil, Czech Republic, Iraq, Estonia, Ireland, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Slovakia, South Africa, and Zambia aimed to curb […]

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

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CDC extends eviction ban through June 30 as regulators vow crackdown

The CDC initially released an order in September barring eviction for nonpayment of rent through the end of 2020, citing a 1944 public health law. Congress extended it in December, and the Biden administration renewed it again through March 31. Congress has also enacted more than $45 billion in rental assistance to help distressed tenants […]

Vienna threatens suit against Rothschild who said city extends Nazi theft

The City of Vienna is threatening to sue for libel an American descendant of the Rothschild family for accusing the municipality of extending Nazi policies of expropriation. A municipal spokesperson remarked about legal action to the Der Standard newspaper this week. It was the latest development in a legal conflict that began last year between […]

Biden Extends COVID Ban on Cross-Border Tourism as Migrant Asylum Seekers Surge into U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security announced an extension to the travel limitations at land crossings along the Mexican and Canadian Borders. The Trump era ban has been in place since March 2020 and applies to non-essential travel such as day tourism and shopping. The ban has many border communities frustrated as it has directly impacted […]

Court extends remand of suspect in rape of 13-year-old at state-run COVID hotel

Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday extended the remand by four days of a man suspected of raping a 13-year-old girl last week as the two of them were staying in a special quarantine hotel operated by the state’s welfare system. During the hearing, which Yarin Sherf, 21, attended via video link due to the […]

Israel’s top court extends ultra-Orthodox draft exemption until after election

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‘Worse than we feared’: Dutch government extends riot-causing Covid-19 curfew over viral variant worries

A night-time curfew imposed in the Netherlands since last month will be extended until March 3 in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19, including cases of the UK variant, the Dutch justice minister said on Monday. The measures sparked big protests across the country, with Dutch police arresting more than 500 people across […]

U.S. Extends Sole Remaining Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia

The United States joined Russia on Wednesday in extending the two countries’ last remaining treaty limiting their stockpiles of nuclear weapons, two days before the pact was set to expire. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement the U.S. would use the five years of the New START treaty’s renewal to pursue limits […]

Portugal extends lockdown and restricts foreign travel amid surge in COVID-19 cases

On a day Portugal reported another dramatic record of daily deaths and infections from COVID-19 the Portuguese president made a resounding appeal to the nation as the state of emergency was renewed for another two weeks. “If it’s the case that this time the wave began in the west and Portugal is one of the […]

Israel extends lockdown, demands all international arrivals present COVID test

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Germany extends Covid-19 lockdown, makes masks compulsory amid fears of new virus strains

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany’s 16 state leaders have agreed to extend the country’s current lockdown until the middle of February in response to the spread of Covid-19 and the appearance of new variants. Confirming the extension on Tuesday evening, Merkel said the country’s efforts to control Covid-19 were being threatened by a spreading new […]

Merkel extends German national lockdown until at least end January

Germans will have to limit contacts to a “minimum,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said, as she announced that the national Covid-19 lockdown is being both toughened and extended until the end of January, amid soaring infection numbers. “We need to restrict contact more strictly… We ask all citizens to restrict contact to the absolute minimum,” Merkel […]

Iran extends ban on UK flights as new coronavirus variant spreads

TEHRAN – Iran has extended the previously-imposed ban on flights to and from the United Kingdom, adding the ban also entails connecting flights at the European country that has become a hotspot for a new coronavirus variant. Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization announced to all domestic and foreign airlines and ticket sales offices that Tehran-London ticket […]

Oil Extends Gains After Surprise Saudi Output Cut

Oil pump jacks are seen near Aneth, Utah, US, October 29, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Cullen. Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday, rising to their highest since late February, after Saudi Arabia announced a big voluntary production cut, and as an industry report showed US inventories fell last week. Brent crude rose 25 cents, or 0.5 […]

Conflict in Ethiopia Extends Greater Middle East’s Arc of Crisis

FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 29, 2018. Photo: Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS Fighting between the government of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Tigrayan nationalists in northern Ethiopia could extend an evolving arc of crisis that stretches […]

Alyssa Milano Extends ‘Olive Branch to Trump Supporters’ After Years of Smears, from Klansman to Misogynist Bigots

It was just a couple months ago that Alyssa Milano was calling for Republicans to be “tried for treason.” And now, just weeks removed from the election, and after years of smears and attacks, the left-wing activist and actor is ready to “extend an olive branch to Trump supporters.” “I am ready to move #ForwardTogether,” […]

UN Extends UNIFIL Mission by One Year But Reduces Troops

By Staff, Agencies The UN on Friday renewed its peace mission in Lebanon for a year but reduced its troop capacity and requested that Beirut grant access to tunnels under the border with Israel. The France-drafted resolution to renew the UNIFIL peacekeeping force was adopted unanimously by the Security Council’s 15 members, according to diplomats. […]

UN Extends UNIFIL Mission by One Year But Reduces Troops

By Staff, Agencies The UN on Friday renewed its peace mission in Lebanon for a year but reduced its troop capacity and requested that Beirut grant access to tunnels under the border with Israel. The France-drafted resolution to renew the UNIFIL peacekeeping force was adopted unanimously by the Security Council’s 15 members, according to diplomats. […]

UN Extends UNIFIL Mission by One Year But Reduces Troops

By Staff, Agencies The UN on Friday renewed its peace mission in Lebanon for a year but reduced its troop capacity and requested that Beirut grant access to tunnels under the border with Israel. The France-drafted resolution to renew the UNIFIL peacekeeping force was adopted unanimously by the Security Council’s 15 members, according to diplomats. […]

UN Extends UNIFIL Mission by One Year But Reduces Troops

By Staff, Agencies The UN on Friday renewed its peace mission in Lebanon for a year but reduced its troop capacity and requested that Beirut grant access to tunnels under the border with Israel. The France-drafted resolution to renew the UNIFIL peacekeeping force was adopted unanimously by the Security Council’s 15 members, according to diplomats. […]

Robot racism: Bias extends to humanoids, study finds

Researchers sought to examine whether we ascribe race to robots based on the color of the materials they are made with, and whether this leads us to project racial biases on robots. “We examined if people automatically ascribe a race to robots such that we might say that some robots are ‘White’ while others are […]

Iraq extends flight ban in Kurdistan Autonomous Region by 3 months

nsnbc : The flight ban imposed on the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) of Iraq by Iraq’s federal Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has been extended […]

Israel extends detention of Palestinian-French human rights worker

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 26 February 2018 Salah Hamouri (GUE/NGL) Israeli military occupation authorities on Monday renewed for four months the detention of Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri. Hamouri, who works with the prisoners rights group Addameer, has been held in “administrative detention” since Israeli forces detained him last August. Under this holdover […]

Congress Extends Tax Breaks for Clean Energy — and Carbon Capture

Congress Extends Tax Breaks for Clean Energy — and Carbon Capture Environment groups worry the carbon capture credits will just boost fossil fuels. The ‘tax extenders’, meanwhile, cut some nuclear, solar and geothermal costs. The compromise federal spending bill that Congress passed early Friday includes an array of tax credits for renewable energy, along with […]

Israeli court extends remand detention of Ahed Tamimi

An Israeli court extended remand detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 6 February, family sources reported on Monday. Israeli Ofer military court, located west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, delayed the trial on Monday that was originally scheduled to take place to tomorrow. Tamimi, a resident of Nabi Saleh […]

US refuses to budge as Turkey extends military ops into US-occupied Manbij

     After launching its Olive Branch operation in Syria’s Afrin, the Turkish authorities said that the operation was likely to expand towards the neighboring city of Manbij, where the US has some 2,000 of its military personnel deployed. Pulling US forces from Manbij is “not something we are looking into”, US Central Command chief General […]

Turkish Army extends Syria operation to Azaz district, east of Afrin – state media

The Turkish military have thus continued their operation’s ground phase, which began on Sunday. Ankara said 153 targets were struck as of Sunday evening, including units of Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey would not take a step back from the operation in the Afrin […]

With No Debate, US Senate Extends Warrantless Surveillance To 2023

After delaying a public debate on extending the controversial section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), as well as expanding NSA’s surveillance powers, for many months, the Senate voted yesterday not to have any debate before they vote on whether or not to pass the bill. Five senators tried to […]

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