How a Savior of Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, Became Its Captive

Paul Rusesabagina went from the world’s most famous Rwandan to a prisoner of his political nemesis, President Paul Kagame, whose government accuses the coolheaded hotelier of murder, arson and terrorism.

#brussels-belgium, #cheadle-don, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kagame-paul, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

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Couples Separated by Europe’s Travel Bans Fight to Be Reunited

As some restrictions are lifted on who can enter, unmarried couples are calling on European countries to make it possible for them to be together again.

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Belgium’s King Sends Letter of Regret Over Colonial Past in Congo

The first acknowledgment by the royal family of the European country’s brutal actions in central Africa stopped short of an outright apology. It comes as Belgium begins to publicly reckon with the abuses.

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With Brexit Trade Talks at an Impasse, Boris Johnson Finally Engages

The British prime minister held talks with European Union leaders and agreed to accelerate negotiations on a future trading relationship to try to avoid a brutal break at the end of December.

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Pressured by China, E.U. Softens Report on Covid-19 Disinformation

A revised report shows how Beijing reacts swiftly and effectively to tamp down Western criticism of its pandemic response.

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