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Greece, Germany kick off EU vaccination travel certificates

ATHENS: Greece, Germany and five other European Union nations introduced a vaccination certificate system for travelers on Tuesday, weeks ahead of the July 1 rollout of the program across the 27-nation bloc. The other countries starting early were Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia and Poland, according to the European Commission. Greece, which depends heavily […]

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Before Venus Williams and Coco Gauff, these doubles pairings packed the star power

Between all the upsets, potential upsets and media obligations controversy early in the French Open, it’s understandable if you missed Sunday’s announcement that Venus Williams and Coco Gauff are teaming up to play doubles at the tournament. Wednesday’s first-round match will be the first time playing together for the 40-year-old Williams, who has won seven […]

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Russian Lawmakers Pass Bill To Make Foreign Internet Companies Go Local

The legislation concerns online companies whose daily users in Russia tops 500,000. (File) Russia: Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill that would force foreign internet companies to set up local offices or face harsh penalties, including an outright ban. The bill was passed on the first of its three required readings, parliament’s lower house […]

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Amazon backs federal bill to legalize marijuana

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Alex Wong | Getty Images Amazon is throwing its weight behind federal legislation to legalize marijuana, while pledging to no longer screen some of its workers for the drug. In a blog post Tuesday, Amazon’s consumer boss Dave Clark said the company supports the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, […]

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Scientists in UK Urge Caution Over Lockdown End Amid Covid Third Wave Fears

Scientists in the UK have urged the government to exercise caution when making a decision about a scheduled June 21 timeline for an end to all lockdown restrictions amid growing fears on Tuesday of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Ravi Gupta, an Indian-origin scientist from Cambridge University, said that while the infection […]

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Will UPI, Online Payments Return?

Yesterday, on May 31, the Reserve Bank of India issued a circular that offered some clarification towards the official state of cryptocurrencies in India. After widespread reports claimed that both private and public sector banks have been actively advising users against investing in cryptocurrencies, while withdrawing payment support for Indian crypto trading platforms, the RBI […]

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Picks for each second-round series

The second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs is set to begin on Saturday, with the Boston Bruins hosting the New York Islanders. On Sunday, the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche begin their series against the Vegas Golden Knights. The North Division is a little behind, so […]