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Rockets target north Iraq airbase hosting US troops

A volley of rockets targeted the Kurdish regional capital in northern Iraq late Monday, authorities said, as security sources confirmed that at least one hit a military complex hosting US-led coalition troops.The attack was the first time Western military or diplomatic installations have been targeted in Iraq in nearly two months, after a string of such incidents.At around 9:30 pm (1830 GMT), an AFP...

Virus expected to last long-term despite global vaccine rollout

The head of the EU's disease control agency warned Friday that the novel coronavirus could last indefinitely even as global infections slowed by nearly half in the last month and vaccine rollouts gathered pace in parts of the world.In an interview with AFP, ECDC chief Andrea Ammon urged European countries in particular not to drop their guard against a virus that "seems very well...

200 years after Napoleon defeat, Russia and France bury their dead

The remains of French and Russian soldiers who died during Napoleon's catastrophic retreat from Moscow in 1812 will be laid to rest Saturday in a rare moment of unity between the two countries.A ceremony near the western city of Smolensk will see the re-burial of 126 people killed in one of the bloodiest battles of Napoleon's Russian campaign.The interment takes place as France marks...

Concern over proposed Hong Kong law that could bar anyone from leaving

A Hong Kong government proposal that could give "apparently unfettered power" to the immigration director to stop anyone from leaving the city is deeply concerning, barristers said Friday.Hong Kong's influential Bar Association (HKBA) submitted a paper to the city's legislative council expressing alarm over the law, which could bar any individual -- Hong Kong resident or not -- from boarding a carrier out of...

UN report: North Korea used millions in stolen cryptocurrencies to support banned weapons programs

North Korea has stolen more than $300 million worth of cryptocurrencies through cyberattacks in recent months to support its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programs, a confidential UN report said. Compiled by a panel of experts monitoring sanctions on Pyongyang, the report said the country's "total theft of virtual assets from 2019 to November 2020 is valued at approximately $316.4 million", citing a UN...
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