Friday, May 14, 2021

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Europe starts to reopen borders but no free travel yet

A view shows the border check point Saint-Ludovic at the Franco-Italian border after France reopened its border to Italians as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) travel restrictions across Europe are gradually eased, in Menton, France, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Brussels, June 15 (Reuters) - European countries ease some border controls on Monday after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain’s continued closure, a patchwork of restrictions elsewhere and new ways of working mean pre-pandemic levels of travel are a long way off. The Schengen area of 22 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland operates control-free crossings, but they have been ...

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Myanmar to free almost 25,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty: president

Myanmar's president Win Myint addresses the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu, Nepal August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/Pool

April 17 (Reuters) - Myanmar will release almost 25,000 prisoners in an amnesty to mark the traditional New Year, the president’s office said on Friday. President Win Myint said 24,896 people jailed across the country, including 87 foreigners, would be freed unconditionally “to bring delights to the citizens of Myanmar and taking into consideration humanitarian concerns”. The president gave no ...

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