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American Accused of Killing Italian Officer Says He Acted in Self-Defense

ROME — A 21-year-old San Francisco man on trial in the death of an Italian police officer told a court in Rome that he “panicked” and believed the officer, who he said did not identify himself, would kill him. The man, Finnegan Elder, spoke publicly for the first time on Monday, to give his version …

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Myanmar’s Military Deploys Digital Arsenal of Repression in Crackdown

During a half century of military rule, Myanmar’s totalitarian tools were crude but effective. Men in sarongs shadowed democracy activists, neighbors informed on each other and thugs brandished lead pipes. The generals, who staged a coup a month ago, are now back in charge with a far more sophisticated arsenal at their disposal: Israeli-made surveillance …

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The E.U. will propose a vaccine passport system for Europe.

The European Union will propose issuing a certificate called a Digital Green Pass that would let people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus travel more freely, Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, said on Monday. “The Digital Green Pass should facilitate Europeans’ lives,” Ms. von der Leyen wrote on Twitter. …

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How Can Biden Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs? Weaken the Dollar

Dr. Gagnon estimates that as a result of these forces, the dollar was 10 to 20 percent above its expected value in 2019, probably costing hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs. Revere Copper Products in Rome, N.Y., which makes copper strip used in automobiles and air-conditioners, has suffered from these changes. In 2000, Revere had …

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Myanmar Coup Protests: Resistance, a Crackdown and New Charges

As a civil disobedience movement entered its second month, the military rulers added charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. March 1, 2021 Her death came without warning. The single mother, Ma Daisy Kyaw Win, went to buy snacks for her 6-year-old son in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, and stopped to watch anti-military protesters fleeing …

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Hundreds in Rare Hong Kong Protest as Opposition Figures Are Charged

HONG KONG — Holding banners and shouting slogans, hundreds of people assembled outside a court in Hong Kong on Monday in a rare act of defiance after 47 of the city’s most prominent pro-democracy politicians and activists were arrested. The brief gathering of supporters, who held bright yellow signs reading “Release all political prisoners,” was …

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