Monday, February 22, 2021 (19.00 GMT)

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CORONAVIRUS

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VACCINATION – Berlin – The director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, denounced on Monday that some rich countries are undermining the global distribution of covid vaccines and urged them to rethink the upward revisions of their agreements with pharmaceutical companies. (SENT)

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UNITED KINGDOM – London – The accelerated vaccination program in the United Kingdom may make it possible to eliminate restrictions on social contact at the end of June in England, according to the “cautious but irreversible” roadmap announced on Monday by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (SENT)

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ITALY – Rome – The new Italian Prime Minister, the technocrat Mario Draghi, confirms in his first decree approved by the Council of Ministers today his intention to maintain the prohibition of mobility between regions until March 27 and to further limit movements in the so-called “red zones”. By Cristina Cabrejas (SENT)

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USA – Washington – The United States is approaching 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, as predicted by President Joe Biden, who has focused during his first month in power on accelerating the vaccination process in the country most affected by the pandemic.

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CRISIS CATALUÑA – Brussels – The European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs reviews for the first time the report on the petition of Carles Puigdemont, Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí, which will recommend the lifting of immunity.

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EU RUSSIA – Brussels – The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) reached a political agreement today to prepare new sanctions against Russia after the conviction of Russian opposition Alexei Navalni.

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BURMA GOLPE – Rangoon – Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Burma (Myanmar) on Monday in the largest day of protests against the military junta since the coup, after a tragic weekend in which two people died by shots from the Police. (SENT)

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IRAN NUCLEAR – Tehran – Iranian conservatives and especially Parliament condemned on Monday the temporary agreement reached between Iran and the UN atomic agency, which, in their opinion, leaves the law approved to limit inspections on paper. By Marina Villén (SENT)

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UN D.HUMANOS – Geneva – The presidents of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and of Colombia, Iván Duque, today staged a symbolic duel at the opening of the sessions of the Human Rights Council, in which the humanitarian crisis in the first country was one of the central themes along with the covid-19 pandemic. (SENT)

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USA STORM – Washington – The state of Texas (USA) tries this Monday to get out of the disaster caused by bad weather, which has left at least 59 dead, and is gradually trying to recover electricity service and, above all, the water supply .

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UN ENVIRONMENT – Nairobi – The Vth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), the world’s leading environmental decision-making body, today called for opening a new “era of action” with the aim of saving the planet from serious threats such as the climate crisis, pollution and loss of biodiversity. (SENT)

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OCEANS ENVIRONMENT – Lisbon – The problems of the oceans, traditionally seen as mere sufferers of climate change, are actually a key element in combating it. It is one of the main ideas of the first day of a conference organized in Lisbon to address the impact of plastic on the Arctic thaw. (SENT)

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MEXICO ARGENTINA – Mexico – The Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, begins today a visit to Mexico on the occasion of the celebrations of the bicentennial of this country, which on his first day will take the opportunity to meet with businessmen with interests in Argentina and prominent members of the Mexican cultural scene .

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GEORGIA GOVERNMENT – Tbilisi – The Parliament of Georgia supported on Monday the new Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili, and the composition of his Government, which will replace the Executive of Gueorgui Gajaria who resigned last week in protest against the arrest of the leader of the main country’s opposition party. (SENT)

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ALGERIA HIRAK – Algiers – Neither the police and judicial repression, nor the sanitary restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, nor the Government’s attempts to take over the movement have put an end to the spirit of “Hirak”, which was born to bring down the President Abdelaziz Buteflika and who two years later demands the end of the military regime that has dominated Algeria since independence from France in 1962. By Nacera Ouabou (SENT)

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USA VIOLENCE – Oakland (USA) – Robberies, armed robberies and assaults on the elderly for no apparent reason. The Chinese neighborhoods or “Chinatown” of the United States are experiencing a crime wave that has led their neighbors to organize themselves in self-defense patrols and to denounce a type of racism that is often overlooked. By Marc Arcas (SENT)

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ITALY SOLIDARITY – Rome – Despite the pandemic and the crisis, the centrally-located Marco Polo hotel in Rome has not closed its doors or is empty because it has decided to offer its rooms to people in need, who pay what they can. By Toni Conde Molina (SENT)

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AUSTRIA OPERA – Vienna – Arches, galleries and paintings instead of overtures and arias. The Vienna Opera has reinvented and modified its cultural offer to be able to receive an audience as a museum and thus circumvent the restrictions due to the covid that have kept the theaters in Austria closed for almost four months. By Jorge Dastis (SENT)

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FASHION LONDON – London – Evasion, whether through cinema, Shakespeare’s poetry or nature, leads the proposals that Emilia Wickstead, Roksanda Ilincic and Riccardo Tisci presented in London this Monday for their first men’s collection at Burberry . By Elisa Dezvas (SENT)

INTERVIEWS

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MÉXICO MÚSICA – México – The Mexican singer Edith Márquez has reached a point in her career where the daring of new languages ​​in her music is increasingly present. “I have even given myself more permission to say things that I didn’t dare to say before,” he says in an interview with Efe. By Mónica Rubalcava (SENT)

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