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Iran backlash: Demands for Tehran to release HUNDREDS of female prisoners of conscience

Added: 08.03.2021 15:17 | 2 views | 0 comments

SCORES of MPs, peers and women's rights activists from the UK and Ireland are calling for Boris Johnson to demand the release of hundreds of female prisoners of conscience currently languishing in Iranian jails. The move, timed to coincide with International Women's Day, will ask the Government to honour its post-Brexit "Global Britain" pledge by focussing its Iran policy on human rights.


Travel firms ‘excluded’ from government support

Added: 08.03.2021 14:18 | 8 views | 0 comments

An industry body says many travel companies are missing out and calls for sector-specific funding.

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Afghanistan conflict: US makes new push for UN-led peace process

Added: 08.03.2021 10:42 | 2 views | 0 comments

The US secretary of state seeks to jump start stalled talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

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UNWTO: A third of destinations completely closed to tourism

Added: 08.03.2021 8:46 | 19 views | 0 comments

The emergence of new variants of the Covid-19 virus has prompted many governments to reverse efforts to ease restrictions on travel, according to new UNWTO research.


Rand Paul questions if US borrowing puts country on path to become Venezuela

Added: 08.03.2021 8:34 | 11 views | 0 comments

Sen. Rand Paul, one of the most outspoken Republicans about government spending, took to Twitter Sunday to ask if Congress’ borrowing is putting the U.S. economy on the same path as Venezuela's.

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[Ticker] Belgium: Political pressure to abandon curfew

Added: 08.03.2021 6:28 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Flemish nationalist party NV-A and the Francophone liberal party MR want to end Belgium's coronavirus curfew. In Brussels the curfew starts in the evening at 10PM, in the rest of the country at midnight. The Belgian government decided to keep the curfew, but to allow people to meet in groups of up to 10 persons in open air, starting Monday. There is disagreement on when to end the curfew.

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[Ticker] UK accuses EU of 'ill will' over Brexit

Added: 08.03.2021 6:19 | 3 views | 0 comments

"I hope they [the EU] will shake off any remaining ill will towards us [the UK] for leaving, and instead build a friendly relationship, between sovereign equals," David Frost, a British government advisor on Brexit, wrote in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, amid a growing customs dispute over Northern Ireland. Britain's unilateral suspension of parts of the Northern Ireland deal was "lawful and consistent with ... good faith implementation", Frost said.

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