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Feliz Navidad? Coronavirus Christmas could limit parties in Spain -newspaper

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government is to propose a “different” Christmas and New Year under coronavirus restrictions with just six people at parties, although it hopes the “soul and spirit” of the season will shine, El Mundo newspaper reported on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a face mask walks next to closed Sidecar Factory Club, reading on its rolling door “The last concert?”, at Real square, after Spain’s Catalonia region allowed bars, restaurants, gyms and cinemas to reopen from Monday, gradually easing some of the restrictions put in place to tackle the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Governments across Europe, which accounts for a quarter of reported global infections and deaths, are trying to navigate a fine line between avoiding super-spreading the virus over the holidays while allowing families to celebrate Christmas.

On Tuesday, Spain added 12,228 coronavirus cases to its

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David Holwerk, who helped newspaper win Pulitzer, dies at 73

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — David Holwerk, a former editorial-page editor whose decision-making helped the Lexington Herald-Leader win a Pulitzer Prize, has died. He was 73.

Holwerk’s son, Charles Holwerk, told the newspaper his father died Monday at home in New Albany, Indiana. He had suffered from heart problems for several years.

Holwerk was head of the newspaper’s editorial page when Maria Henson wrote a series about battered women that inspired new laws on domestic violence and led to her winning a Pulitzer, said Tim Kelly, who retired from the paper in 2011 after serving positions that included president, publisher and executive editor.

Henson said Holwerk “made me a better journalist and he always was in my corner.”

Three other journalists were finalists for the Pulitzer under Holwerk’s leadership, including editorial cartoonist Joel Pett.

Pett, who later won a Pulitzer, said he owes his career to Holwerk, who hired him in

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Nevada’s biggest newspaper tells Trump to give up

Nevada’s largest newspaper, owned by Trump megadonor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, told the president Thursday that he lost the election.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was purchased by Mr. Adelson in 2015, said in an editorial that the president “does a disservice to his more rabid supporters by insisting that he would have won the Nov. 3 election absent voter fraud. That’s simply false.”

“Mr. Trump lost this election because he ultimately didn’t attract enough votes and failed to win a handful of swing states that broke his way in 2016,” the paper said.

The headline of the editorial was “President Donald Trump seeks to delay the inevitable.”

The Trump campaign and state GOP officials have dropped their court challenge to ballot counting in the Las Vegas area. Joseph R. Biden leads the president by about 36,000 votes in Nevada, which major news organizations called for the Democrat Saturday.

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Scottish independence: Claim that Prince Andrew told newspaper editor Queen would ‘intervene’ in vote

Fresh concerns have been raised about the Queen’s involvement in political affairs, following new suggestions that she was part of an orchestrated campaign to discourage Scots from voting for independence in 2014.

New suggestions have been made that the Queen deliberately intervened in the Scottish independence referendum.
New suggestions have been made that the Queen deliberately intervened in the Scottish independence referendum.

According to a report in the Sunday Times, Lionel Barber, the former editor of the Financial Times, has alleged the Duke of York told him over a lunch held a week before the Scottish referendum, that the Queen was preparing to intervene on the issue.

Barber says they met at Buckingham Palace, along with Chinese vice premier Ma Kai, on September 11, four days after an opinion poll put the “Yes” campaign ahead for the first time.

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Taliban’s Reaction to Fatwas Against Their Violence – The Daily Outlook Afghanistan, print and online English Newspaper

(MENAFN – Daily Outlook Afghanistan) The Taliban leadership has shown reaction to the fatwas (religious decrees) issued against the Taliban’s acts of war and violence. The group is concerned that fatwas against killing Afghan soldiers and civilians will trigger public reaction. But the Taliban fighters continue their violence and insurgency against the Afghan government amidst fear of public backlash.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar called those decrees ‘fake fatwas and ‘personal views saying that those who issue such fatwas are unaware of the current situation in Afghanistan. Baradar said that the ‘fake fatwa games sought to sabotage the ongoing peace process. He also called it ‘media’s falsification adding that there were conspirators behind spreading fatwas, which are said to be issued by Malaysian and Bangladeshi muftis and clerics.
However, Baradar’s statements are challenged on the tweeter since the Taliban are largely involved in killing Afghan soldiers and civilians. If the Taliban

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Igbo youth group demands probe of newspaper vendor’s killing | The Guardian Nigeria News

An apex youth body from the South-East geo-political zone, Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), has expressed misgivings over the shooting of a Igbo newspaper vendor, Ifeanyichukwu Okereke, in Abuja, last week, by a security aide attached to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

The group, therefore, demanded a thorough investigation of the matter. A statement yesterday by its President-General, Goodluck Ibem, and Secretary-General, Kanice Igwe, regretted the demise of the late Okereke in such painful manner, the same time the deceased’s wife was delivered of a child. The group said: “The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), the apex socio-political youth organisation in the South-East geo-political zone condemns in strongest terms the gruesome killing of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke, a Suleja-based newspaper vendor by one Abdulahi Hassan, a security agent attached to the retinue of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilia, on Thursday, November 21, 2020.

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BoE suspects November policy decision was leaked to Sun newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Monday that he suspected the central bank’s most recent policy decision on Nov. 5 was leaked to the Sun, and that the newspaper’s report was not simply speculation presented as fact.

FILE PHOTO: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London, Britain March 16, 2020. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS

Hours before the BoE unexpectedly expanded its bond purchase programme by 150 billion pounds, the Sun reported the BoE would take this action, in an article that also revealed some of finance minister Rishi Sunak’s spending plans.

“What we have to assume is that it was a leak and we therefore have to try to get to the bottom of it,” Bailey told parliament’s Treasury Committee at a regular hearing, adding that an investigation

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‘Monitor’ named New England newspaper of year

Published: 11/22/2020 7:24:10 PM

Modified: 11/22/2020 7:23:52 PM

The Monitor was named a daily Newspaper of the Year by the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

In addition, the newspaper’s coverage of the Concord School District’s response to accusations of sexual misconduct against a former teacher won two special awards, including the association’s First Amendment Award.

The newspaper’s investigation of what Concord school officials did and didn’t do following reports of misconduct against Howie Leung in 2018 and 2014 included multiple Right to Know requests, and dozens of stories. In addition, the Monitor partnered with the ACLU of New Hampshire and parent Dellie Champagne to file a lawsuit to compel the school district to make public a 100-page report that examined what top administrators did in response to repeated complaints and warning signs.

This year’s New England First Amendment Award was given to both the Concord Monitor and The Day

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Greek newspaper likens Pfizer’s Jewish CEO with the Nazi doctor Mengele

 A Greek newspaper whose publisher was convicted recently of antisemitic defamation warned its readers that Pfizer’s Jewish CEO will “stick the needle” into them while calling the pharmaceutical company’s prospective COVID-19 vaccine “poison.”

The front-page article, with graphics including a picture of Albert Bourla and the Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele, appeared Tuesday in the daily Makeleio. Its publisher, Stefanos Chios, was fined $2,200 fine last month for an op-ed in which he called a former leader of the Athens Jewish community a “crude Jew who runs a loan-shark firm.”

Bourla, a Greek Jew from Thessaloniki, also is a veterinarian.

“A Jewish veterinarian will stick the needle! Terror countdown for the mandatory vaccine,” read the article, which also defined the vaccine as “poison.”

Mengele was infamous for experiments performed on concentration camp inmates.

On Monday, the New York-based Pfizer announced that it has developed a vaccine for the coronavirus

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-BoE suspects November policy decision was leaked to Sun newspaper

(Fixes typo in dollar conversion in paragraph 2)

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Monday that he suspected the central bank’s most recent policy decision on Nov. 5 was leaked to the Sun, and that the newspaper’s report was not simply speculation presented as fact.

Hours before the BoE unexpectedly expanded its bond purchase programme by 150 billion pounds ($200 billion), the Sun reported the BoE would take this action, in an article that also revealed some of finance minister Rishi Sunak’s spending plans.

“What we have to assume is that it was a leak and we therefore have to try to get to the bottom of it,” Bailey told parliament’s Treasury Committee at a regular hearing, adding that an investigation was underway.

Bailey had previously been less clear about whether he viewed the report as being based on an unauthorised leak, or

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