Barbados Becomes Republic; Removes Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State

Dame Sandra Mason became Barbados’ first President after the country declared its independence from the British Crown and became a republic. The Royal Standard was lowered in Bridgetown at midnight after 396 years during a ceremony attended by Prince Charles, …

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Erdogan says Turkish-Israel Relations Important for Middle East Security

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a conversation with his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog termed relations between the two countries important for the security and stability of the Middle East. The phone conversation made on Thursday, in which Erdogan told …

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Elon Musk, Brazil Discuss Monitoring Amazon Rainforest

Elon Musk met with the Brazilian government on Tuesday to discuss a partnership that will use SpaceX technology to monitor the Amazon rainforest and provide internet connectivity in rural areas. Brazilian Communications Minister Fabio Faria said in Twitter that the …

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Irish Government Approves Proposals to €800 Million Package for Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

The Irish government approved on Nov. 16 the proposals for an €800 million ($905 million) compensation package to thousands of survivors of Mother and Baby Institutions. The package will offer up to €65,000 ($73,604) to each mother and child who …

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Colombia Found Responsible for 2000 Kidnap, Torture of Journalist Jineth Bedoya

A regional human rights court found the state of Colombia responsible for the kidnap, torture, and rape of prominent journalist Jineth Bedoya 21 years ago. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Oct. 18 that Colombia was “internationally responsible …

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