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Hard-hit countries step up virus measures as cases mount

Countries among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic unveiled further measures on Aug. 14 to battle rising infections, as the number of cases worldwide passed 21 million.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was extending a ban on non-essential travel through border crossings with Canada and Mexico throughout most of September "to slow the spread" of the disease.

Archaeologist Arrested for Faking Staggering Discoveries

A Spanish archaeologist whose staggering discoveries included one of the earliest representations of the crucifixion and proof that the written Basque language was centuries older than previously thought has been found guilty of faking the finds.

The saga began in June 2006 when Eliseo Gil presented artefacts excavated from the Roman town of Veleia, near the Basque city of Vitoria.

ICR head on efforts to promote Romanian values online, optimistic about return to live events in fall

Acting president of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) Mirel Talos is optimistic that the events scheduled for this fall will be organised live, remarking the Institute's capacity to adapt during the pandemic and diversify the online promotion of Romanian intellectual values.

France, Spain ease virus lockdowns but UK wary

Millions of people in France and Spain were set to embrace a relaxation of stay-at-home rules on May 11, but Britain extended its lockdown as countries plot their way tentatively through the coronavirus crisis.    

Fears of a second wave of the pandemic, which has killed more than 280,000 people worldwide and wrecked the global economy, stalked much of Europe and the world.    

Anniversary medals of Romania awarded to Her Majesty Crown Custodian's House Association

On Thursday, President Klaus Iohannis bestowed on the Her Majesty Crown Custodian's House Association, by presidential decree, a "Centennial of the Greater Union" anniversary medal and a "Centennial of the War for the Unification of the Romanian Nation" commemorative medal.

The Spanish government insists on extending the state of emergency

Spain Minister of Transport, Jos Luis balos Meco, expects a heated debate in parliament on Wednesday.
He says these measures are the most effective legal instrument to combat coronavirus, as they give the authorities extraordinary power to restrict freedom of movement.
balos says that without it, all the sacrifices made so far would be meaningless.

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