NATO must not jeopardize the peace negotiations for Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely from the war-torn country, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said ahead of a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues. "As NATO partners, we want to ensure that we tie further troop reductions in Afghanistan to clear conditions," he added on Tuesday.
The United States' anti-drug policy in Latin America needs to change if Washington is to effectively combat a problem worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. congressional commission will say in a bipartisan report coming out this week. The 117-page report urges "smarter" interagency policies led by the U.S. State Department to reduce the supply of dangerous drugs. It is the result of 18 months of research into the "war on drugs" that has cost billions of U.S. taxpayers' dollars without ending high rates of violence and corruption in much of the western hemisphere.
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Refinery owner Philadelphia Energy Solutions later told regulators that the blasts released nearly 700,000 pounds of hazardous chemicals, including butane, and about 3,200 pounds of hydrofluoric acid, which can cause fatal lung injury in high concentrations. Yet the federal air quality index (AQI) score for south Philadelphia showed that day as one of the year's cleanest, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The score was based on readings from part of the federal network of air quality monitoring devices, which are operated by the city of Philadelphia with oversight from state regulators and the EPA.
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A mother in Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of locking her son inside their apartment for 28 years, leaving him undernourished and with almost no teeth, police and media reports said Tuesday.
PARIS (Reuters) - "Chez Francoise" is a discreetly located venue near the French parliament whose visitors' book boasts signatures from former leaders including Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande. In late September, as a second wave of COVID-19 infection loomed, government scientific advisers wanted new restrictions on bars, restaurants and cafes. Fearing his business would suffer, Pascal Mousset, who owns Chez Francoise and four other restaurants in the French capital, decided to seek help from an old contact.
Indonesia may still pursue a plan to tax technology companies on the income they generate from the country even if G20 nations and the OECD cannot reach a deal on digital taxes, its finance minister said on Tuesday. Talks to rewrite rules for cross-border taxation, including digital taxes, led by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, stalled this year, with a new deadline for an agreement extended to 2021. Indonesia, Southeast Asia's biggest economy, has begun collecting a 10% value-added tax (VAT) since mid-2020 on digital products and services from internet-based firms, but officials had previously said it would charge a tax on income only after a global consensus was reached.
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Santas on jet skis An estimated 150 people dressed as Santa Claus Courtesy: Twitter @deanjohnson__ took to the waters along Australia's Gold Coast to raise money for children in residential care Organizers said they have raised nearly $7,000 Date: November 29, 2020 (SOUNDBITE) (English) ORGANIZER JANE PADDEN, SAYING: "Really, really happy with that. That's massive to us cause we're such a tiny little charity."
Late Chilean author Luis Sepulveda's short novel "Diary of a Sentimental Killer," about a globetrotting hitman with a broken heart, is being developed into a TV series that will be sold by Latin America's EO Media Distribution, the company that recently handled multi-window distribution of high-profile titles such as "Narcos" and Amazon's "El Presidente." London […]
New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday interacted with members of the Indian Women's U-17 football team and motivated them to keep their morale high in the aftermath of the Women's U-17 World Cup being cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tate &Lyle today revealed it has bought stevia-producer Sweet Green Fields in the latest move towards zero-calorie, aspartame-free natural sugar substitutes. Its household name brands still seen on supermarket shelves, including Lyle's Golden Syrup and Tate & Lyle, are licensed to America Sugar Refining. On Tuesday the company announced the acquisition of Sweet Green Fields, which is expecting revenues of around $50million in the year to December 31, saying that the move would bring "a fully integrated stevia supply chain to Tate & Lyle".
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A fur seal was spotted relaxing at Manly Beach in Sydney on Monday, November 30, as beachgoers were warned to keep a safe distance.The fur seal, which has been named Reg, is being closely monitored and has recently visited Sydney and other parts of the Central Coast, reports said.Reg spent Monday night on the beach and was still resting there on Monday. ORRCA, a cetacean research and rescue group, advised the public not to feed or disturb the seal and to stay at least 40 meters away at all times. Credit: Paul Lo Russo via Storyful
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