Russia begins mass vaccination effort

Moscow began distributing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, marking Russia’s first mass vaccination against the disease, the city’s coronavirus task force said. The Russian-made vaccine would first be available to doctors and other medical workers, teachers and social workers because they run the highest risk of exposure to the disease, …

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Should the Dutch 'Black Pete' tradition be abolished?

Children in the Netherlands have grown up with the image of Black Pete, a helper for St Nicholas, an equivalent of Santa Claus. The character is controversial, as it is usually portrayed by a white person wearing blackface makeup with an afro wig. Black people call it a racist caricature, …

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