The Latest: Canada to spend billions in pandemic recovery
The Latest: Canada to spend billions in pandemic recovery

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is vowing to spend $25 billion Canadian in new spending to help the country recover from the pandemic

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Poland, Hungary PMs meet over EU budget veto strategy
Poland, Hungary PMs meet over EU budget veto strategy

The prime ministers of Poland and Hungary met Monday to discuss their threat to veto the European Union's next budget and massive pandemic aid package that links the disbursement of EU funds to the members' rule of law standards

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AP Exclusive: Cardinal Pell on the Vatican and vindication
AP Exclusive: Cardinal Pell on the Vatican and vindication

The pope’s former treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, says he feels a dismayed sense of vindication as the financial mismanagement he tried to uncover in the Holy See is now being exposed in a spiraling Vatican corruption investigation

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Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data
Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data

Asian stocks are higher after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators

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The Latest: Nobel laureate warns of increased trafficking
The Latest: Nobel laureate warns of increased trafficking

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the COVID-19 pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.”

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Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions
Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions

A group of environmental organizations backed by thousands of Dutch citizens is launching a civil case against the energy giant Shell

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Non-essential shops reopen in Belgium as virus numbers drop
Non-essential shops reopen in Belgium as virus numbers drop

Non-essential shops in Belgium are reopening on Tuesday in the wake of encouraging figures about declining daily coronavirus infection rates and hospital admissions

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Economic outlook seen brightening but dangers remain
Economic outlook seen brightening but dangers remain

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts that the world economy will bounce back to its pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year

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The Latest: Germany vows that virus vaccines will be safe
The Latest: Germany vows that virus vaccines will be safe

Germany’s science minister says the same safety standards are being applied in the approval process for coronavirus vaccines as for other drugs

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World Bank warns of 'prolonged depression' in Lebanon
World Bank warns of 'prolonged depression' in Lebanon

The World Bank says Lebanon’s economy faces an “arduous and prolonged depression,” with real GPD projected to plunge by nearly 20% because its politicians refuse to implement reforms

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