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  • Photo of Norway says cyber attack on parliament carried out from China

    Norway says cyber attack on parliament carried out from China

    OSLO, July 19 (Reuters) – Norway said on Monday that a March 10 cyber attack on parliament’s e-mail system was carried out from China, calling on authorities there to take steps to prevent such activities. “The cyber attack in March compromised the e-mail systems of our most important democratic institution. We will always react to…

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  • Photo of Cyprus tightens Covid restrictions

    Cyprus tightens Covid restrictions

    The Health Minister of Cyprus, Michalis Hadjipantelas, announced stricter coronavirus restrictions on Friday after the number of new daily infections increased more than 11-fold in recent days. Under the new rules, people will be required to present their SafePass before entering restaurants and other entertainment venues, such as cafes, bars and nightclubs. The SafePass provides…

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  • Photo of Coronavirus infections rise among Olympic athletes in Tokyo

    Coronavirus infections rise among Olympic athletes in Tokyo

    Tokyo Olympics organisers on Sunday reported three new cases of COVID-19 infection among athletes, up from one new case a day earlier, as the population of the athlete’s village swells ahead of the start of the pandemic-hit Games next week. Organisers reported 10 new cases connected to the Olympics including media, contractors and other personnel,…

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  • Photo of Death toll rises dramatically in Germany and Belgium floods

    Death toll rises dramatically in Germany and Belgium floods

    Germany: The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 170 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and power lines. Some 143 people died in the flooding in Germany’s worst natural disaster in more than half a century. That…

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  • Photo of APEC leaders vow to ramp up distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

    APEC leaders vow to ramp up distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

    Pacific Rim leaders vowed to ramp up the production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines Friday at an emergency virtual meeting to develop an action plan that will contain the global pandemic. The unprecedented talks brought together heads of state from the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, US President…

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  • Photo of Pharmacies pull J&J sunscreens off shelves after carcinogen found in some sprays

    Pharmacies pull J&J sunscreens off shelves after carcinogen found in some sprays

    Pharmacy chains CVS Health (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA.O) and retailer Walmart Inc (WMT.N) began pulling Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) sunscreen products off their shelves after J&J said it had detected a cancer-causing chemical in some samples. Pharmaceutical and consumer goods company J&J on Wednesday voluntarily recalled five Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreens and advised consumers to stop using the…

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  • Photo of Facebook Users Said No to Tracking. Now Advertisers are Panicking

    Facebook Users Said No to Tracking. Now Advertisers are Panicking

    When users get asked on iPhone devices if they’d like to be tracked, the vast majority say no. That’s worrying Facebook Inc.’s advertisers, who are losing access to some of their most valuable targeting data and have already seen a decrease in effectiveness of their ads. The new prompt from Apple Inc., which arrived in an…

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  • Photo of Buzău Archdiocese publishes first sign language prayer book

    Buzău Archdiocese publishes first sign language prayer book

    The book includes the Trisagion Prayers, the Jesus Prayer, and the Prayers Before Holy Communion, translated by Fr. Ionuț Mihalașcu, the priest for the community of hearing-impaired believers in Buzău. The prayers were published with the blessing of His Eminence Abp. Ciprian of Buzău and Vrancea, the archdiocese reports. “There was a great need for a prayer…

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  • Photo of In boost to recovery, EU approves investment plans of 12 countries, including Greece

    In boost to recovery, EU approves investment plans of 12 countries, including Greece

    EU finance ministers adopted the investment plans of 12 member states on Tuesday, including those of Greece, Italy, Spain and France, paving the way for the first disbursements of EU funds to boost the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The European Commission estimates the 800 billion euro ($948 billion) recovery plan, financed through unprecedented…

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  • Photo of Italy crowned Euro 2020 champions after shootout win over England

    Italy crowned Euro 2020 champions after shootout win over England

    Italy won the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two England penalties en route to a 3-2 shootout win after the teams had fought out a 1-1 extra-time draw at a raucous Wembley on Sunday. The giant keeper saved from Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after Marcus Rashford hit…

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