ECUADOR-ELECTIONS: The leftist Arauz and the rightist Lasso will contest the ballot in Ecuador
IRAN-NUCLEAR: The head of the IAEA met in Tehran with authorities to discuss the nuclear issue
WORLD-VIRUS: Vaccination against covid-19 is unequal in poor and rich countries
– ECUADOR ELECTIONS
The leftist Arauz and the rightist Lasso to the Ecuadorian ballot
Left-wing economist Andrés Arauz and right-wing former banker Guillermo Lasso will contest the April 11 presidential ballot in Ecuador, from which leftist indigenous leader Yaku Pérez claims he was marginalized through fraud.
By Santiago PIEDRA SILVA, Diego SÁNCHEZ
(Ecuador political elections, Central Note, Update, 800 words – Already transmitted)
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Andrés Arauz, the one anointed by Correa for his political revenge in Ecuador
Andrés Arauz owes everything in politics to the socialist Rafael Correa. Hand in hand with the ex-president, he reached the bureaucracy, made his electoral debut and reached the second presidential round. And at 36, he could become the youngest president of Ecuador in four decades on April 11.
By Paola LOPEZ
(Ecuador political elections, Profile, 800 words – Already transmitted)
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Guillermo Lasso, the ex-banker who wants to turn Ecuador to the right
Conservative but above all anti-Correist, Guillermo Lasso wants to regain power for the right in Ecuador after three decades. Defeated by the left twice, this 65-year-old former banker may have his last chance to beat his black beast in politics.
By Santiago PIEDRA SILVA
(Ecuador political elections, Semblanza, 750 words – Already transmitted)
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– IRAN NUCLEAR
Iran claims “fruitful discussions” with IAEA chief in Tehran
Iran said on Sunday that it had “fruitful discussions” with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, who visited Tehran about the expiration of a deadline set by the Iranians for the lifting of US sanctions.
By Ahmad PARHIZI
(Iran US nuclear diplomacy sanction, Central Note, Update, 700 words – Already transmitted)
– VIRUS WORLD
Vaccination against covid-19 is uneven in poor and rich countries
More than 200 million doses of coronavirus vaccines were administered in 107 countries and territories, of which 45% in the rich G7 countries (the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Japan), despite to that they only house 10% of the world population.
By Jean-Philippe CHOGNOT
(World epidemic vaccines virus health, Central Note, 800 words – Already transmitted)
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In Slovak hospitals, priests help health personnel
In a hospital with broken windows and peeling paint in a poor region of Slovakia, Father Martín helps overburdened medical personnel fight COVID-19 in a country that has the highest death rate in the world.
By Laszlo JUHASZ
(Slovakia religion health pandemic virus, Feature, 600 words – Already broadcast)
Irish pub becomes wildlife clinic due to pandemic
Since the first lockdown due to the pandemic in March 2020, the Irish pub Tara Na Ri closed its doors and did not spill a drop of alcohol. But a new clientele of regulars was formed based on swans and foxes, becoming the first veterinary clinic for wildlife in the country.
By Joe STENSON
(Ireland virus animal health pandemic nature preservation epidemic, Feature, 600 words – Already broadcast)
Gyms in Israel reopen just for the vaccinated
“What a joy to be back in training!” Muscular, and with his sports attire, Tom John threw himself this Sunday to his gym, which reopened the doors to people vaccinated against covid-19.
By Alexandra VARDI
(Israel pandemic society vaccines virus health, Report, 600 words – Already transmitted)
OTHER NEWS IN THE WORLD
Security Council will meet to assess the impact of climate change on world peace
The UN Security Council will hold a summit of world leaders on Tuesday to discuss the implications of climate change for world peace, an issue on which its 15 members have divergent views.
By Phillippe RATER
(UN climate environment diplomacy conflict, Presentation, 700 words – Already aired)
The education of Haitian children and youth, hostage to a political crisis
Sitting on the roof of his uncle’s house under construction in Port-au-Prince, Kervens Casséus uses a cinder block as a desk to prop up his geology book.
By Amelie BARON
(Haiti education riots children, Feature, 700 words – Already broadcast)
“Pablo Hasél and much more” behind the wrath of the precarious Spanish youth
A hood covers her hair; a face mask. María only reveals her dark eyes during a protest over the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasél, the spark that ignited the fury of a Spanish youth devastated by their situation.
By Daniel BOSQUE
(Spain demonstrations political justice music riots, Report, Update, 630 words – Already transmitted)
EU foreign ministers discuss new round of sanctions on Russia
European Foreign Ministers will hold a meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss whether to activate, for the first time, a global sanctions regime for human rights violations to punish Russian officials, and adopt possible additional measures against Venezuela.
By Aldo GAMBOA
(EU diplomacy sanction Russia USA Venezuela HonKong Burma Iran, Presentation, 650 words – Already transmitted)
VATICAN CITY, Holy See:
Real estate heritage, manna and headache for the Vatican
The Vatican owns real estate in prestigious neighborhoods of Paris, London and Geneva and innumerable properties in Rome, a heritage valued in billions of dollars, a source of independence but also of many scandals.
By Catherine MARCIANO
(Vatican Religion Economy Property, Focus, 950 words – Already broadcast)
Funerals of the first victim of repression in Burma, where violence continues
Burma paid tribute this Sunday to the first victim of military repression, a 20-year-old girl who became an icon of the resistance against the coup, once again the target of demonstrations against her despite deadly police violence.
(Burma coup armed forces demonstrations riots, Central Note, Update, 750 words – Already transmitted)
Presidential elections in Niger, marred by the death of seven members of the electoral commission
The second round of the presidential elections in Niger, a country prone to jihadist violence, was marred this Sunday by the death of seven members of the electoral commission, whose vehicle exploded when passing over a mine.
By Boureima HAMA, Amaury HAUCHARD
(Niger politics elections conflict, Central Note, Update, 750 words – Already transmitted)
PHOTOS, VIDEO, LIVE VIDEO, INFOGRAPHIC
After a year of unity government, South Sudan remains on the brink
One year after the formation of a national union government, the specter of civil war lives on in South Sudan, a country ravaged by rivalries in high places, intercommunity violence and hunger.
By Waakhe Simon WUDU
(Sudan government conflict political famine armed forces, Focus, 600 words – Already broadcast)
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Libya’s powerful interior minister escapes an attack
Libya’s powerful interior minister, Fathi Bachagha, escaped an assassination attempt near Tripoli on Sunday, sparking fears of a spike in violence in a country ravaged by struggles for influence and militias.
(Liba political government conflict, Central Note, 550 words – Already transmitted)
PHOTOS ARCHIVE, INFOGRAPHIC, VIDEO ARCHIVE
British fintech seeks “Brexit remedy” in Lithuania
Thanks to Brexit, Lithuania is gradually becoming a hub of new financial technologies where a growing number of actors from the United Kingdom come to try their luck to continue operating in the European Union.
By Vaidotas BENIUSIS
(Lithuania GB EU mobile policy Brexit banks, Focus, 600 words – Already transmitted)
In the midst of a pandemic, the theater of Marie Antoinette in Versailles renews its beauty
With or without a pandemic, it is a room that rarely receives an audience. Yet, paradoxically, the Queen’s Theater built by Marie Antoinette at Versailles never stops being renovated.
By Rana MOUSSAOUI
(France history monarchy heritage theater, Report, 600 words – Already broadcast)
Warmer winters haunt Canada’s icy roads
Canadian Gilbert Cardin worries about the future of the ice road that he maintains every winter on a river west of Montreal. “At some point, surely we will no longer be able to open if these mild winters continue,” he tells ..
By Jacques LEMIEUX
(Canada climate society transport epidemic virus health, Focus, 670 words – Already transmitted)
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