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18.04.2021 - 22:55 [ Common Dreams ]

Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‚Past Time‘ to Finally Close Guantánamo

Echoing recent demands from human rights advocates and former detainees, two dozens members of the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus on Friday pressed President Joe Biden to finally close the Guantánamo Bay offshore military prison, where 40 men are still being held despite global outrage over the facility and its long record of torture.

20.03.2020 - 02:12 [ Bangkok Post ]

Vietnam shutters borders with Cambodia as pandemic spreads

The Vietnamese government has locked down its borders with Cambodia and imposed a month-long entry ban for any foreign traveller — except accredited diplomats — as the country adopts measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.