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Covid: Austria back in lockdown despite protests

Austria has returned to a full national lockdown as protests against new restrictions aimed at curbing Covid-19 infections spread across Europe. From midnight, Austrians have been asked to work from home and non-essential shops have closed. New restrictions have sparked protests throughout Europe. People clashed with police in the Netherlands…

FW De Klerk Dies At 85

FW de Klerk, the former president of South Africa and the last white man to lead the country, has died at the age of 85. Mr de Klerk, who was also a key figure in the nation’s transition to democracy, had been diagnosed with cancer this year, a spokesman said.…

Egypt’s leader lifts four-year state of emergency

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he’s ending the state of emergency which has been in force since April 2017 in the North African country. In a Facebook post, President Sisi announced that he would not be extending the state of emergency because Egypt had become “an oasis…

São Tomé and Príncipe ex-minister wins presidency

São Tomé and Príncipe’s former Infrastructure Minister Carlos Vila Nova has won Sunday’s twice-postponed presidential run-off election. Mr Nova was backed by the opposition Independent Democratic Action party. The National Electoral Commission said he received 57.54% of the votes. Voting took place without major incidents. It was delayed by court…

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