Iran planning response to nuclear scientist death

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Ethiopian forces begin offensive on Tigray capital

Ethiopian government forces began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday, said a diplomat in...

Police fire tear gas at Paris protests

Police fired tear gas at a protest march against police violence in Paris on Saturday after masked protesters launched fireworks at their lines, put...

Similar to the U.S. game plan, Canadian military will play leading role in vaccine distribution

The Canadian military will play a leading role in helping distribute coronavirus vaccines to far-flung areas when doses start arriving early next year, Prime...

Tech giants face fines, even break-up if they breach new EU rules

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Venezuela, with an inflation rate of 1,798% in 2020, will now tax hard-currency transactions between clients of private banks

Venezuela said on Wednesday it will tax hard-currency transactions between clients of the same bank, an effort by President Nicolas Maduro's government to boost...

In Australia, the Platypus may soon become an endangered species

Australian scientists pushed on Monday to list the platypus as a vulnerable species after a report showed the habitat of the semi-aquatic native mammal...

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Shell begins permanent shutdown of Convent refinery in Louisiana

Royal Dutch Shell Plc began the permanent shutdown of its 211,146 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana refinery, the company said on Tuesday. Sources familiar with plant...