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Bulgarian sees its population drop by 11...

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – The Bulgarian population has shrunk by 11.5% over the past decade, according to the first results of the 2021 census. The National Institute of Statistics said the country has shrunk by 844,000 people, from some 7.3 million in 2011 to 6.5 million today. Experts attribute the decline to low birth rates, […]

Mexico officially unveils new visa requi...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico officially announced new visa requirements for visitors to Venezuela in the government’s official newspaper on Thursday, as part of efforts to curb a sharp increase in illegal immigration at the border Mexican-American. The new requirements issued by the Interior Ministry, which will take effect in 15 days, come as Mexico […]

Indian Police Arrest Suspected Creator O...

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police said on Thursday they arrested a 20-year-old man they suspected of creating an online app that shared photos of Muslim women for a virtual ‘auction’, as an investigation on the case of community harassment was widening. An open source app on the Github […]

Soccer-Conte tells the brutal truth afte...

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte said Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final shows how far his current club are behind his old one. An early goal from Kai Havertz and a comedic goal from Spurs defender Ben Davies put Chelsea in charge and the […]

Ben Smith leaves the Times for a global ...

New York Times media columnist Ben Smith is leaving the outlet to start a new global news organization with Justin Smith stepping down as CEO of Bloomberg Media. Ben Smith said in an interview that they plan to create a global newsroom that will report news and experiment with new storytelling formats. He did not […]

Australian Prime Minister meets with nat...

SYDNEY (AP) – Australia on Wednesday saw an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and long queues at testing centers as it continued to fight the rapid spread of the virus in most states. The country has recorded more than 64,000 cases, up from 47,000 a day earlier, and Prime Minister Scott […]

South African leader gets part one of co...

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has received part one of a corruption report from a judicial inquiry into President Jacob Zuma’s tenure from 2009 to 2018. Upon receiving the report, Ramaphosa described it as a “defining moment” in South Africa’s fight against corruption. He said this would […]

A wave of evangelicals in Spain, fueled ...

By ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) – When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary in Spain in 1996, he was not prepared for insults and threats, nor for fines from the police for distributing Protestant leaflets on the streets of Salamanca. “The social animosity was great […]

United States Expands Trump-Era Border P...

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday extended to San Diego, Calif., The Trump-era border program that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. immigration hearings, according to a federal court order, officials in the Biden administration told reporters. Democratic President Joe Biden attempted to abandon the policy of his Republican predecessor – […]

President of Botswana in isolation after...

GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi is in compulsory self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 in routine testing, a government spokesperson said on Monday. “The president is symptom-free and will continue to have close medical surveillance by his doctors,” John-Thomas Dipowe, acting permanent secretary for government communications, said in a statement. Vice President Slumber […]