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Israel’s Netanyahu loses vote on key parliamentary committee
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost an important vote on Monday over who can join a powerful committee in parliament, inflicting a setback on him as he tries to form a new government following inconclusive elections. Netanyahu still has about two weeks to try to assemble a ruling coalition. The defeat in the vote indicated that the veteran leader still has some way to go to secure a majority in the 120-seat Knesset.
US warns airlines against flights near Russia-Ukraine border
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday urged airlines to use “extreme caution” when flying near the Russian-Ukrainian border, citing potential risks to flight safety. In a notice to US carriers on Saturday, the US agency noted “an escalation in regional tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which could potentially lead to unannounced cross-border skirmishes, increased military activity and / or conflict.”
Rwanda says France is responsible for 1994 genocide
France was aware that genocide was brewing in Rwanda before the 1994 killings and the French government bore significant responsibility for allowing it, the Rwandan government said in a report released on Monday. Between April and July 1994, some 800,000 people were massacred, mainly from the Tutsi ethnic minority but also a few Hutus.
German Laschet obtains clear CDU support to run for chancellor candidate
Armin Laschet, leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), garnered support from senior party leaders in an internal meeting to run as a Tory candidate to succeed Angela Merkel in the September federal election, sources said on Tuesday party. With Chancellor Merkel resigning after election, pressure mounts on Tories to agree on a candidate as his ratings wallow near a one-year low, affected by chaotic management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chad’s DÃ©by wins sixth term as army pushes rebel advance
Veteran Chadian President Idriss Deby has won a sixth term, provisional election results revealed on Monday, as the military said it had pushed back a column of insurgents advancing towards the capital, N’Djamena. Deby, 68, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, won 79.3% of the vote in the April 11 elections, which were boycotted by the main opposition leaders.
Canada to provide C $ 30 billion for long-awaited national child care program
Canada will invest up to C $ 30 billion ($ 23.9 billion) over five years to deliver a long-promised national child care program and help women recover from the damage caused by COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday. Freeland, who has highlighted her feminist credentials since becoming Canada’s first female finance minister last August, said Ottawa wants to reduce the average daily fee for regulated child care to C $ 10 by now. five years and cut costs in half by the end of next year.
Czechs say Russian retaliation is stronger than expected and seek EU solidarity
The Czech Republic said on Monday that Russia’s expulsion of 20 Czech embassy workers in response to Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian employees was a stronger reaction than expected and that the government would consider further measures. Prague expelled Russian diplomats on Saturday, saying it suspected Russian intelligence services were involved in explosions at an ammunition depot in October and December 2014.
Australia-New Zealand travel bubble launched with unbalanced demand
A test-free, quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has been launched with uneven demand, airlines and data companies say, with unusually high numbers of travelers departing from Australia. The first results of the first unrestricted travel bubble in Asia since the start of the pandemic, which opened on Monday, showed that travel habits can deviate from their norms after such a long shutdown and can take a long time to get back to normal.
Pandemic causes traditional Swiss snowman fire in Alps
The coronavirus pandemic saw a traditional Swiss annual rite of spring, the burning of snowman Boeoegg, moved to Devil’s Bridge in central Switzerland on Monday to deter crowds, the first time it was place outside Zurich. Made from cotton wool and filled with firecrackers, the fiery end of the Boeoegg is meant to signal how long winter will last. The sooner his head explodes, the sooner spring will arrive.
Raul Castro retires but Cuban Communist Party emphasizes continuity
Cuba turned the page on the Castro era on Monday, with the ruling Communist Party electing President Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as party leader, although he said he would continue to consult with his predecessor on strategic decisions. The succession marks the end of six decades of rule by brothers Fidel and Raul Castro, who led a 1959 revolution in the Caribbean island nation of 11 million people, establishing a communist-ruled country at the gates of the United States. .
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