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RUSSIA-JUSTICE: Court of Appeal confirms prison sentence for Russian opponent Alexéi Navalni

IRAN-NUCLEAR: IAEA Director Makes Crucial Visit to Iran

– RUSSIA JUSTICE NAVALNI

MOSCOW:

Russian justice confirms prison sentence for Navalni, who could be sent to a labor camp

A Russian appeal court confirmed this Saturday the jail sentence of the main adversary of Russian power, Alexei Navalni, who is the subject of several court cases and could serve his sentence in a labor camp.

By Maria PANINA

(Russia political opposition justice, Central Note, Update, 700 words – Already transmitted)

MOSCOW:

Russians risk losing their jobs for supporting Navalni

Physics professor Alexei Alexeyev still can’t believe it. On 9 February he was unceremoniously fired after taking part in demonstrations in Siberia in support of the jailed activist Alexei Navalni.

By Romain COLAS

(Russia demonstrations political society opposition rights education, Focus, 650 words – Already aired)

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– IRAN NUCLEAR

TEHRAN:

IAEA chief arrives in Tehran before crucial deadline in nuclear program expires

The IAEA director general arrives in Tehran on Saturday to negotiate before the deadline given by the Iranian authorities for the lifting of US sanctions, at a time when President Joe Biden urges diplomatic cooperation on the nuclear program.

(USA Iran nuclear diplomacy sanction, Central Note, 600 words – 1300 GMT)

OTHER NEWS IN THE WORLD

– AMERICA

WASHINGTON:

The US sent five rovers to Mars, when will it be the humans’ turn?

NASA’s Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars on Thursday, is the fifth to complete the journey to the red planet, but when will humans come?

By Issam AHMED and Lucie AUBOURG

(US space Mars mission, Focus, 750 words – 12H00 GMT)

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— EUROPE

CODOGNO, Italy:

A year later, Codogno remembers the nightmare of the coronavirus in Italy

When you enter the Codogno cemetery, with its imposing entrance in the shape of a Roman temple, the drama for those killed by coronavirus is not immediately perceived.

By Alexandria SAGE

(Italy health virus epidemic pandemic, Feature, 850 words – Already Broadcast)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

PARIS:

More contagious, more resistant, more fearsome: the variants of the coronavirus under the magnifying glass

Variants, mutations … These very technical terms generate anxiety and suspicion in citizens, already badly hit by the covid-19 pandemic. This is what we know about variants.

By Paul RICARD

(World epidemic vaccines virus health pandemic, Questions Answers, 1,000 words – Already transmitted)

HAGUE:

Why is the EU slow to approve the Russian Sputnik V vaccine?

The Russian Sputnik V vaccine is still waiting for the green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to be implanted in the 27 member states of the European Union.

By Danny KEMP

(EU Russia virus health pandemic epidemic vaccine, Questions Answers, 650 words – Already transmitted)

LONDON:

In the UK, the hell of foreign students impoverished by the pandemic

“It is difficult to buy food, the prices are much higher than in India”, says Jay Patel, who like many young foreign students came to the UK to fulfill their dream but now, without work or state aid, is plunged into poverty because of the pandemic.

By Charlotte DURAND

(GB virus health pandemic epidemic poverty education students, Feature, 700 words – Already broadcast)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

– ASIA

RANGÚN, Burma:

Burmese military junta ignores international condemnations after protester’s death

The military junta that governs Burma has multiplied the arrests and has cut the internet again, ignoring international condemnations for the death of a young woman, the first victim of the repression by the armed forces, who has become an icon of the pro-democracy protesters.

(Burma demonstrations coup political parliament armed forces, Central Note, 750 words – Already transmitted)

PHOTOS, VIDEO, INFOGRAPHIC

— SOCIETY

GIR NATIONAL PARK, India:

Carré’s disease threatens the last packs of Asian lions

The last packs of Asiatic lions live in the protected Gir National Park in western India, but recently a fearsome new enemy has emerged: Carré’s disease, also known as distemper, which could kill them, local experts warn .

By Abhaya SRIVASTAVA

(India Animals Health Ecology Preservation, Focus, 600 Words – Already Broadcast)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

ISLAMABAD:

Islamabad Zoo wants to transform after the departure of the lone elephant Kaavan

A Pakistani zoo that became world famous for having abused Kaavan, the “world’s loneliest elephant” for years and keeping other animals in miserable condition before closing its doors in December, will begin an ambitious renovation process that will cost 7 , 5 million dollars.

By Nasir JAFFRY

(Pakistan Animals Environment, Focus, 500 words – 1300 GMT)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

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