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Politics | The Economist

Oct 16th 2021Listen to this storyYour browser does not support the <audio> element.Enjoy more audio and podcasts on iOS or Android.Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, declared a state of emergency for 15 days in two southern regions. The army will be deployed to help local police, who have struggled to contain violent attacks by indigenous g...
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Tarin hopes successful outcome of IMF negotiations

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin expressed hope on Thursday for a successful outcome of top-level negotiations between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for putting the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) back on track. “I believe that the progress we have made to date is really encouraging ...
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Our View: COVID politics puts Maine lives at risk

Every health care worker in Maine is required to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis B and influenza. As of Oct. 1, they are also required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People protest outside the State House in August over the vaccine mandate issued by the state requiring Maine health care workers to be inoculate...
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Ridley-Thomas charges another stunning blow to L.A. politics

Los Angeles’ political and community leaders were stunned by the corruption indictment handed down Wednesday against Mark Ridley-Thomas, one of the city’s best-known and longest-serving officials.Ridley-Thomas is accused of conspiring with Marilyn Louise Flynn, who at the time was dean of USC’s School of Social Work, to steer county money to the un...