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It 'Might Take Weeks' To Free Ship Stuck In Suez Canal, Salvage Company Says

It 'Might Take Weeks' To Free Ship Stuck In Suez Canal, Salvage Company Says

It 'Might Take Weeks' To Free Ship Stuck In Suez Canal The CEO of the Dutch company Boskalis, which is working to dislodge the 1,300-foot-long ship, compared the vessel to "an enormous beached whale."Eight large tugboats were continuing a struggle to free a giant container ship lodged crossways in the Suez Canal after the vessel ran aground earlier this week, bringing transit through one of the world's busiest waterways to a halt. The Suez Canal Authority said in a Thursday that it had officially suspended traffic while efforts to dislodge the 1,300-foot Ever Given continued. The salvage...

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40,000 Evacuated, At Least 2 Dead In Massive Australian Floods

40,000 Evacuated, At Least 2 Dead In Massive Australian Floods

Australia Floods: 40,000 Evacuated, At Least 2 Dead Torrential rain has inundated parts of Australia, forcing evacuations and sending waterfalls down the side of the country's majestic — and normally arid — Uluru rocks.Days of torrential rain have spawned massive flooding in eastern Australia, forcing the evacuation of some 40,000 people. In the country's arid central section, it has sent waterfalls down the side of the country's majestic Uluru rocks. Barely a year after burned through tens of millions of acres in Australia, the country is grappling with one of its worst floods after...

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'Basically In A New Pandemic,' Says Merkel, As Germany Extends Lockdown

'Basically In A New Pandemic,' Says Merkel, As Germany Extends Lockdown

Germany's Merkel Extends COVID-19 Lockdown, Citing Threat Of 'Third Wave' : Coronavirus Updates The German chancellor announces an intensified coronavirus lockdown going into Easter, warning that new mutations raise the specter of a potentially deadly "third wave" of COVID-19.German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday announced an intensified coronavirus lockdown going into Easter, warning that new mutations raised the specter of a potentially deadly "third wave" of COVID-19 as Europe struggles in its vaccination campaign. Speaking early Tuesday, Merkel said restrictions would be extended...

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Philippines Calls On China To Remove Massive Fishing Fleet At Disputed Reef

Philippines Calls On China To Remove Massive Fishing Fleet At Disputed Reef

Manila Angry Over Chinese Fishing Fleet Anchored At Disputed Reef Manila says 220 fishing vessels that it says are manned by China's maritime militia were observed anchored side-by-side at disputed Whitsun Reef earlier this month.The Philippines is calling on Beijing to remove some 220 vessels moored at a reef in the South China Sea – the latest dispute between China and its maritime neighbors over claims of sovereignty in the strategic body of water. Philippines Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana said the fishing boats were observed anchored side-by-side on March 7 at the Whitsun Reef, also...

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Biden And Harris Meeting In Atlanta With Asian American Community Leaders

Biden And Harris Meeting In Atlanta With Asian American Community Leaders

After Atlanta Shootings, Biden, Harris To Meet With Asian-American Leaders The previously scheduled visit was to have included a celebration of the recently passed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, but Tuesday's deadly shootings at area spas caused a change in plans.In the wake of this week's deadly attacks on Asian American women in the Atlanta area, President Biden and Vice President Harris are meeting with local community leaders Friday in Georgia's capital to discuss the tragedy. The previously planned visit to Atlanta had initially been intended as a victory lap for the passage of...

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Iowa Reporter Found Not Guilty By Jury After Arrest At Black Lives Matter Protest

Iowa Reporter Found Not Guilty By Jury After Arrest At Black Lives Matter Protest

Iowa Reporter Found Not Guilty By Jury After Arrest At Black Lives Matter Protest Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was arrested by police as she was covering a Black Lives Matter protest. She was charged with failing to disperse and interfering with official acts.A Des Moines Register reporter has been found not guilty by an Iowa jury of failing to disperse and interfering with official acts. She was arrested by police last summer as she was covering a Black Lives Matter protest last summer. Andrea Sahouri's case has drawn international concerns over its implications for press...

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Brazil Supreme Court Justice Annuls Corruption Conviction Against Former President

Brazil Supreme Court Justice Annuls Corruption Conviction Against Former President

Brazil Supreme Court Justice Annuls Corruption Conviction Against Former President The move could pave the way for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to run against an increasingly vulnerable President Jair Bolsonaro in next year's election.A justice on Brazil's Supreme Court has annulled corruption convictions against the country's former leftist president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva — a move that could be the first step toward clearing him to run next year against an increasingly vulnerable President Jair Bolsonaro. The former president, widely known as Lula, who held office from 2003 through 2010,...

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Former French President Sarkozy Found Guilty Of Corruption, Sentenced To Jail

Former French President Sarkozy Found Guilty Of Corruption, Sentenced To Jail

Nicolas Sarkozy, Former French President, Convicted Of Corruption Nicolas Sarkozy, who served as president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted of bribery and influence peddling. He was sentenced to three years in jail, with two of the years suspended.Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty on Monday by a court in Paris on charges of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling dating from his time in office. He received a three-year jail sentence with two of the years suspended. In a trial that wrapped up in December, prosecutors accused Sarkozy and...

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After Tricky Landing, New Mars Rover To Scour Ancient Lake Bed For Life Signs

After Tricky Landing, New Mars Rover To Scour Ancient Lake Bed For Life Signs

Mars Rover Perseverance Set To Land On Red Planet After '7 Minutes Of Terror' Perseverance, set to land on the Red Planet on Thursday, is carrying the most sophisticated robotic biology lab ever launched and a drone meant to make the first-ever powered flight on another world.It's been a long journey for Perseverance, NASA's latest Mars rover, and it's about to get very real, very quickly. Perseverance, a six-wheeled, SUV-sized vehicle with the most sophisticated robotic astrobiology lab ever launched and an experimental aerial drone aboard, is at the heart of the Mars 2020 mission. It...

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Opposition Wins Elections In Greenland, Casting Doubt On Future Of Rare-Earth Mine

Opposition Wins Elections In Greenland, Casting Doubt On Future Of Rare-Earth Mine

Greenlanders Vote Leftists Into Power, Putting Fate Of Rare-Earth Mine In Doubt At the center of Tuesday's election was a rare-earth mining project that has seen those favoring greater development square off against others who want more environmental safeguards.Voters in Greenland have given an opposition party its first-ever chance to form a government after a campaign that sought to define the limits of development on the Arctic island.The Inuit Ataqatigiit party won 37% of the vote, compared with 29% for the ruling social-democratic Siumut party, according to official results reported by...

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