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Nuclear waste shipment arrives in Germany, protests likely

Nuclear waste shipment arrives in Germany, protests likely

BERLIN — A shipment of reprocessed nuclear waste arrived Monday at a port in northern Germany, and authorities were braced for likely protests as it is transported across the country to a storage site.
Thousands continue protests against Indonesia’s new jobs law

Thousands continue protests against Indonesia’s new jobs law

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of workers in Indonesia on Monday continued their protests against the country’s new jobs law that critics say will erode labour rights and weaken environmental protections.
Germany launches 4-week partial shutdown to curb virus

Germany launches 4-week partial shutdown to curb virus

BERLIN — A four-week partial shutdown has started in Germany, with restaurants, bars, theatres , cinemas and other leisure facilities closing down until the end of the month in a drive to flatten a rapid rise in coronavirus infections.
The Latest: Brazil protesters oppose vaccine mandate

The Latest: Brazil protesters oppose vaccine mandate

SAO PAULO — Protesters have gathered in Brazil’s two biggest cities to demonstrate against any mandate for the taking of a coronavirus vaccine, supporting a rejection campaign encouraged by President Jair Bolsonaro in opposition to the advice of most
Large fire breaks out at cannabis facility in Delta, B.C., no injuries reported

Large fire breaks out at cannabis facility in Delta, B.C., no injuries reported

DELTA, B.C. — A prominent Canadian cannabis producer says a fire in Delta, B.C. has broken out at one of its disused greenhouses. Canopy Growth says the blaze in delta, B.C. is located at a facility that has not been in operation for several months.
Air Canada's Rovinescu joins Scotiabank board weeks after announcing retirement

Air Canada's Rovinescu joins Scotiabank board weeks after announcing retirement

TORONTO — Bank of Nova Scotia says outgoing Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu has joined its board.
Zambia's risk of default highlights Africa's debt crisis

Zambia's risk of default highlights Africa's debt crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda — Facing financial difficulties aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, the southern African nation of Zambia appears headed for a default on debt owed to private investors.
The Latest: New Mexico governor: Stay home on Halloween

The Latest: New Mexico governor: Stay home on Halloween

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday said the spread of coronavirus is out of control in New Mexico as she urged residents to stay home and avoid gathering with others to celebrate Halloween.
In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy

In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy

CUZCO, Peru — Efraín Valles guided world leaders, pop stars and a princess on exclusive tours through the land of the Incas. He now makes ice cream to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recovery for our region from the pandemic.