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Columbia: Army Sent in Cali to Deal with Month-long Protests

Colombian President Ivan Duque announced Friday he was deploying military troops to the city of Cali, as international alarm grows over the policing of deadly anti-government protests across the country in recent weeks.

Friday marked a full month of nationwide protests, which began over a proposed tax increase but have since morphed into a broader anti-establishment mobilization.

From Belgrade to London, Roma Girl Band Sings for Female Empowerment

"Nobody forced me to do so. It was my own choice, but I made a mistake. That's why we aim to encourage other young girls not to let their parents arrange a marriage they don't want. At the same time, we advocate that they get a new perspective on life."

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FinMin Nazare: IMF projections confirm gov't starting from correct budgetary premises, on right track

The projections published on Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund confirms that the Romanian government has started from correct budgetary premises and that Romania is on the right track, but caution is still needed, especially regarding government outlays, according to Finance Minister Alexandru Nazare.

International institutions revise Turkey's growth forecasts

Despite the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic globally, Turkey was one of a few countries that posted growth, pushing international organizations to revise their growth forecasts for the country.

While the pandemic hit the global economy hard in 2020, Turkey's economy, contrary to expectations, posted a 1.8% growth.

Energy Ministry official: Electricity Law rewritten with EBRD assistance, Natural Gas Law to be upgraded

The Electricity Law is being rewritten under a consultancy program, with the help of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Romanian authorities are in talks with the World Bank for support for upgrading the Natural Gas Law, Secretary of state with the Energy Ministry Niculae Havrilet told a specialist video conference today.

Seven Not So Popular Destinations to Eye When Traveling Is Safe Again

Some habits are hard to break — but that doesn't seem to be the case when it comes to travel.  

Travelers' habits are changing — quickly and en masse. People are bypassing big cities in favor of smaller destinations that attract fewer tourists, and outside activities such as hiking and biking are attracting more interest than before.

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