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Девяносто третий день военных действий России в Украине: прямая трансляция – КАРАВАН


Девяносто третий день военных действий России в Украине: прямая трансляция  КАРАВАН

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Davos updates | Scholz doesn’t think Putin will win war – WJXT News4JAX


Davos updates | Scholz doesn’t think Putin will win war  WJXT News4JAX

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Live blog: Fighting killed 1,500 in Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk city – mayor – TRT World


Live blog: Fighting killed 1,500 in Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk city – mayor  TRT World

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Voice of America: Japan to Resume Tourism in June; Only Packaged Tours for Now


Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the prime minister said Thursday.

Beginning June 10, Japan will allow the entry of people on tours with fixed schedules and guides, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said.

Tourists from areas with low COVID-19 infection rates who have received three vaccine doses will be exempt from testing and quarantine after entry.

Japan this week is hosting small experimental package tours from four countries, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. That experiment, which involves only 50 people who received special visas, not tourist visas, is to end May 31.

“Free and active exchange of people is the foundation of economy and society, as well as that of Asia’s development,” Kishida told his speech at a Tokyo hotel Thursday.

Japan, while watching the infection situation, will gradually accept more tourists in stages to the level of arrivals before the pandemic, he added.

After facing criticism that its strict border controls were xenophobic, Japan began easing its restrictions earlier this year and currently allows entry of up to 10,000 people a day, including Japanese citizens, foreign students and some business travelers.

Japan will double the cap to 20,000 a day from June 1, which will also include package tour participants, said Makoto Shimoaraiso, a Cabinet official in charge of pandemic measures.

The scale of the package tours and other details will be finalized after officials evaluate the results of the current experimental tours, he said.

It will take some time before foreign visitors can come to Japan for individual tourism, Shimoaraiso said.

Japan this week also eased requests for mask wearing. While masks are still requested on public transportation, hospitals and other public facilities, people can take off masks outdoors where others are not around or talking. Despite the easing, most Japanese so far are seen sticking to wearing masks in public.

Japan’s tourism industry, hit hard by the border controls, is eager for foreign tourism to resume. COVID-19 infections have slowed in Japan since earlier this year and the government is gradually expanding social and economic activity.

Kishida said during a visit to London earlier this month that he planned to ease the border controls as early as June in line with the policies of other Group of Seven industrialized countries, but gave no further details.

Foreign tourist arrivals fell more than 90% in 2020 from a record 31.9 million the year before, almost wiping out the pre-pandemic inbound tourism market of more than 4 trillion yen ($31 billion).

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Voice of America: Iraqi Lawmakers Pass Bill Criminalizing Any Ties With Israel


Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill criminalizing normalization of ties and any relations, including business ties, with Israel. The legislation says that violation of the law is punishable with the death sentence or life imprisonment.

The law was approved with 275 lawmakers voting in favor of it in the 329-seat assembly. A parliament statement said the legislation is “a true reflection of the will of the people.”

Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose party won the largest number of seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections last year, called for Iraqis to take to the streets to celebrate this “great achievement.” Hundreds later gathered in central Baghdad, chanting anti-Israel slogans.

It was unclear how the law will be implemented as Iraq has not recognized Israel since the country’s formation in 1948; the two nations have no diplomatic relations. The legislation also entails risks for companies working in Iraq and found to be in violation of the bill.

The United States said it was deeply disturbed by the Iraqi legislation. “In addition to jeopardizing freedom of expression and promoting an environment of antisemitism, this legislation stands in stark contrast to progress Iraq’s neighbors have made by building bridges and normalizing relations with Israel, creating new opportunities for people throughout the region,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

Earlier this year, Iran fired a dozen ballistic missiles towards the northern city of Irbil in the Kurdish-run north, saying it was targeting an Israeli intelligence base.

The home of Baz Karim, the CEO of the oil company KAR GROUP, was heavily damaged in the attack. KAR has been accused in the past of quietly selling oil to Israel.

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Voice of America: School Shooting Touches Many in Texas Town


People in the town of Uvalde, Texas, are trying to come to terms with the shooting Tuesday that claimed the lives of at least 19 students and two adults at an elementary school. The 18-year-old gunman died at the scene in a confrontation with law enforcement officers. As Mike O’Sullivan reports, the tragedy touches community members and those who came to mourn alongside them.
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“russia france” – Google News: Ukraine’s Zelensky accuses Russia of ‘genocide’ in Donbas onslaught – FRANCE 24 English


Ukraine’s Zelensky accuses Russia of ‘genocide’ in Donbas onslaught  FRANCE 24 English

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Ukraine news – live: Russian shelling kills at least seven civilians in Kharkiv – The Independent


Ukraine news – live: Russian shelling kills at least seven civilians in Kharkiv  The Independent

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Harassing China! Beijing Blasts Japan For ‘Dangerous’ Close-Range Tracking Of Its Aircraft Carrier & Naval Drills – EurAsian Times


Harassing China! Beijing Blasts Japan For ‘Dangerous’ Close-Range Tracking Of Its Aircraft Carrier & Naval Drills  EurAsian Times

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Хроника текущих событий. Экономика, общество, политика. Выпуск 84


Тайга.инфо продолжает следить за последствиями событий в Украине для граждан России. Крупнейшие поставщики и производители уходят с рынка, социальные сети и медиа блокируют. «Импортозамещение» стало «немножко унизительным» для Дмитрия Медведева.