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Sweden: Immigrants more at risk of Covid-19

"Some of our large immigrant groups unfortunately have a high risk of becoming very ill from Covid-19", Swedish state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, said on Tuesday based on figures from Sweden's Public Health Agency. "Among the Somalis the risk is almost five times higher than compared to people born in Sweden," he said, pointing to lack of early information as one possible reason. Swedish Covid-19 linked deaths passed 1,000 on Tuesday.

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EU visa bans to 'pressure' Lukashenko

Belarus officials who ordered violence and faked elections are to face EU visas bans and asset freezes, foreign ministers agreed on Friday.

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Lebanon is a new focal point

More than the tangible destruction, the explosion in the port of Beirut meant the ultimate destruction of hope for many civilians.

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