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Review of India's Covaxin shot underway, WHO says
  + stars: | 2021-10-26 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan holds a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during a vaccination campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi, India, January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan AbidiGENEVA, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A World Health Organization technical advisory group was reviewing data on India's Covaxin shot against COVID-19 on Tuesday with a decision on its emergency use listing likely soon, a spokesperson said. "If all is in place and all goes well and if the committee is satisfied, we would expect a recommendation within the next 24 hours or so," Margaret Harris told journalists at a U.N. press briefing. Millions of Indians have taken the shot produced by Bharat Biotech but many have been unable to travel pending the WHO approval. read moreReporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Harsh Vardhan, Bharat Biotech's, Adnan Abidi GENEVA, Margaret Harris, Emma Farge, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Indian, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, REUTERS, Health, COVID, Bharat Biotech, Thomson Locations: New Delhi, India
(Adds details on 2022, quotes)MADRID, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Relatively high inflation rates are likely to prevail in Spain over coming months although their underlying causes are mainly transitory, Bank of Spain Governor Pablo Hernandez de Cos said on Monday. De Cos warned, however, that the longer the transitory inflation pressure lasts, the likelier high inflation will become persistent. Nevertheless, de Cos said, the general perception is that the European Central Bank will keep its expansive tone for a “dilated period of time”. De Cos said then the bank would have to update its outlook to take the revision into account. (Reporting by Jessica Jones and Inti Landauro, editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Mark Heinrich)
Persons: Pablo Hernandez de Cos, De Cos, , de Cos, Jessica Jones, Inti, Andrew Cawthorne, Mark Heinrich Organizations: Bank of Spain, European Central Bank, Bank of, National Statistics Institute Locations: MADRID, Spain, Bank of Spain
MADRID, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Relatively high inflation rates are likely to be observed over coming months, even though their underlying causes are mainly transitory, Bank of Spain governor Pablo Hernandez de Cos said on MondayRising energy prices could last through the winter as demand generally increases because of cold weather and oil and gas storage levels are relatively low, he said, warning that the longer the transitory inflation pressure lasts, the likelier high inflation will become persistent. Nevertheless, de Cos added the general perception is that the European Central Bank will keep its expansive tone for a “dilated period of time”. He added the current supply chain disruptions, higher energy prices and other recent developments are likely to prompt a “significant downward” revision of the bank’s outlook for 2021. (Reporting by Jessica Jones, Editing by Inti Landauro and Andrew Cawthorne)
Persons: Pablo Hernandez de Cos, de Cos, Jessica Jones, Inti Landauro, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Bank of Spain, European Central Bank Locations: MADRID
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Sudan's political leaders should be released and human rights respected, the African Union Commission Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat said in a statement on Monday. Faki also added talks should be resumed between the military and the civilian wing of the trasnsitional government. Reporting by Giulia Paravicini; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Moussa Faki Mahamat, Faki, Giulia Paravicini, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: African Union, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA
Sudan's Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan addresses delegates in Juba, South Sudan March 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jok Solomun/File PhotoCAIRO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling council head Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced on Monday a state of emergency across the country and the dissolution of the transitional sovereign council and the government. Reporting by Aidan Lewis and Nafisa Eltahir; writing by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: General Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Jok, Abdel Fattah al, Aidan Lewis, Nafisa, Maher Chmaytelli, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Sovereign, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Juba, South Sudan, CAIRO
A person wearing a Sudan's flag stand in front of a burning pile of tyres during a protest against prospect of military rule in Khartoum, Sudan October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah//File PhotoCAIRO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The United States' embassy in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Monday urged people disrupting the transition to democracy to stand down and allow the civilian-led government to continue its work in Washington's first reaction to an apparent unfolding coup. Reporting by Nafisa Eltahir; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Washington's, Nafisa Eltahir, Nadine Awadalla, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, United, Monday, Thomson Locations: Khartoum, Sudan, CAIRO, United States, Sudan's
Syria says Israel attacked southern region - state media
  + stars: | 2021-10-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
Oct 25 (Reuters) - An official in the Syrian foreign ministry said Israel had attacked the southern region early on Monday, Syrian state media reported. "Syria affirms its right to respond to these attacks," the official added. The Israeli military declined to comment. Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; additional reportimn Rami Ayyub from Jerusalem Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Giles ElgoodOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Israel, Nayera Abdallah, Rami Ayyub, Andrew Cawthorne, Giles Elgood Organizations: Thomson Locations: Syria, Jerusalem
Protesters gather during what the information ministry calls a military coup in Khartoum, Sudan, October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin AbdallahCAIRO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Sudan's main opposition coalition called on Monday for civil disobedience and protests across the country after the military dissolved the transitional government, the information ministry said. The Forces of Freedom and Change alliance demanded that the transitional military council step down and transfer power back to the civilian government. It also called for the release of all detained members of cabinet and the sovereign council, a ruling body that had shared power between the military and civilians until it was dissolved by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Monday, the ministry said on Facebook. Reporting by Omar Fahmy, Writing by Nayera Abdallah, Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, General Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Omar Fahmy, Nayera Abdallah, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, The Forces, Freedom, Facebook, Thomson Locations: Khartoum, Sudan, Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah CAIRO
MOSCOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed part of a five-storey residential building in Russia's Naberezhnye Chelny city, some 930 km (580 miles) east of Moscow, the emergency service said on Monday. Several people could be under debris, Interfax news agency reported, citing an unnamed source. Interfax and TASS state news agency also said a gas leak could be behind the explosion, citing anonymous sources. Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Andrey Ostroukh, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: TASS, Thomson Locations: MOSCOW, Naberezhnye Chelny, Moscow
The property developer also announced plans to give future priority to its electric vehicles business over real estate. The company, once China's top-selling property developer, did not respond to a request for comment on debt payment. Evergrande chairman Hui Ka Yan said on Friday the company would aim to make its new electric vehicle venture its primary business instead of property within 10 years. Evergrande's new vehicle business, founded in 2019, has yet to reveal a production model or sell a single vehicle. read moreChinese property companies could now be locked out of offshore debt markets until early next year.
Persons: Evergande, Hui Ka Yan, Evergrande, John Han, Kim, Aly Song Read, China's, Yu Liang, Quiddity's Lundy, Clare Jim, Scott Murdoch, Sumeet Chatterjee, Samuel Shen, Andrew Galbraith, Anshuman Daga, Tom Westbrook, Marc Jones, Sam Holmes, Andrew Cawthorne, Christopher Cushing, David Clarke Organizations: Global, China Evergrande, HK, U.S, Citibank, Reuters, Securities Times, China Evergrande Group, REUTERS, Finance, China Vanke Co, Bank, Thomson Locations: HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, China, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, Asia, Shanghai, Singapore, London
The source was not authorised to speak with media and so declined to be identified. The news about the remittance on Friday implies Evergrande will pay the next offshore coupon, said analyst Travis Lundy at Quiddity Advisors in Hong Kong. That would make it the second-biggest emerging market corporate default after Venezuela's state-owned oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela. Kaisa was the first Chinese developer to default back in 2015 and the Evergrande crisis has thrust it into the spotlight once again. In mainland markets, the CSI300 Real Estate index finished up 2.4%, and an index tracking the broader property sector (.CSI000006) added 2%.
Persons: Evergrande, Travis Lundy, REDD, Aly Song Read, Kaisa, China's, Yu Liang, Quiddity's Lundy, Clare Jim, Scott Murdoch, Samuel Shen, Andrew Galbraith, Anshuman Daga, Tom Westbrook, Marc Jones, Sam Holmes, Andrew Cawthorne, Christopher Cushing, David Clarke Organizations: China Evergrande, HK, Citibank, U.S, Quiddity Advisors, Jumbo Fortune Enterprises, China Evergrande Group, REUTERS, Finance, Kaisa Group Holdings, China Vanke Co, Bank, Thomson Locations: HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, China, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Petroleos, Venezuela, Shenzhen, Guangdong province, Asia, Shanghai, Singapore, London
Banners displaying the NATO logo are placed at the entrance of NATO headquarters during the move there, in Brussels, Belgium April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File PhotoMOSCOW, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Moscow has warned NATO that any move towards Ukraine's membership in the bloc will have consequences, the RIA news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko as saying on Thursday. RIA said Rudenko had been asked about U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin's comments on a visit to Ukraine this week when he said that Washington supported Kyiv's aspiration's to join the transatlantic alliance and that no country could veto such a move. Reporting by Maxim Rodionov Writing by Olzhas Auyezov Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Yves Herman, Andrei Rudenko, RIA, Rudenko, Lloyd Austin's, Kyiv's aspiration's, Maxim Rodionov, Olzhas, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: NATO, REUTERS, U.S . Defence, Washington, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Belgium, MOSCOW, Moscow, Ukraine
The logo of the United Nations is seen on the outside of its headquarters in New York, September 15, 2013. With the local economy "imploding", the aim is to inject liquidity into Afghan households to permit them to survive this winter and remain in their homeland despite turmoil, it said. "We have to step in, we have to stabilise a 'people's economy' and in addition to saving lives we also have to save livelihoods," Steiner told a news briefing. "The effort here is to try to make sure that it is local currency that continues to fire up the local economy. ($1 = 0.8591 euros)Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne, William MacleanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Carlo Allegri, Achim Steiner, Programme's, Steiner, Banks, Kanni Wignaraja, Stephanie Nebehay, Andrew Cawthorne, William Maclean Organizations: United, REUTERS, United Nations, Monetary Fund, Asia, UNDP, Thomson Locations: United Nations, New York, GENEVA, Germany, Turkey, Europe, Aghanistan, Afghanistan
Smoke billows from the scene of an air strike, in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia October 20, 2021. REUTERS/StringerADDIS ABABA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Ethiopia carried out an air strike on the city of Mekelle for the third day this week, a government spokesperson said, in a campaign to weaken rebellious Tigrayan forces they have been fighting for nearly a year. Spokesperson Legesse Tulu told Reuters the strike succeeded in hitting a military training centre being used by the Tigrayan forces. He said the centre was a former base, known as the Northern Command, for the Ethiopian military in the area. War broke out in November 2020 between federal troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which ruled Ethiopia for three decades but now controls just the northern region.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Legesse, Getachew Reda, Maggie Fick, Andrew Cawthorne, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Northern Command, Ethiopian, Addis, Thomson Locations: Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Kuwait's emir launches process for amnesty pardoning dissidents
  + stars: | 2021-10-20 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: Kuwait's new Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah gestures as he takes the oath of office at the parliament, in Kuwait City, Kuwait September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGeheeKUWAIT, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Kuwait's ruling emir on Wednesday paved the way for an amnesty to pardon dissidents, which has been a major condition of opposition lawmakers to end a months-long standoff with the appointed government that has held up planned fiscal reforms. Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah tasked the parliament speaker, the prime minister and the head of the supreme judicial council to recommend the conditions and terms of the amnesty ahead of it being issued by decree, Sheikh Nawaf's office said. The statement by the emir's office said the amnesty would cover "some Kuwaitis sentenced in past cases" but gave no further details. That gives citizens more say over how the country is run than in neighbouring autocracies, though the emir has final say in state matters.
Persons: Nawaf al, Ahmad al, Stephanie McGehee KUWAIT, Emir Sheikh Nawaf al, Sheikh Nawaf's, Lilian Wagdy, Ghaida, Andrew Cawthorne, Peter Graff Organizations: REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Sabah, Kuwait City, Kuwait, autocracies, Cairo
Captive Ethiopian army soldiers get their water ration in a prison in the outskirts of Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Giulia Paravicini/File PhotoADDIS ABABA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - An air strike hit the capital of Tigray region in northern Ethiopia on Wednesday morning, regionally controlled television said, reporting the second attack on the city of Mekelle this week. Ethiopia's government spokesman, Legesse Tulu, did not immediately answer a phone call requesting comment on the reported strike. The strike hit around 10:30 a.m., the source said. The report of a strike comes two days after two air strikes hit the city.
Persons: Giulia Paravicini, Mekelle, Will Davison, " Davison, Maggie Fick, Andrew Cawthorne, Timothy Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Tigrai Television, Reuters, Facebook, Addis, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, city's, Amhara, Brussels, Addis Ababa, Nairobi
Romania's PM-designate fails to win parliament confidence
  + stars: | 2021-10-20 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Dacian Ciolos, leader of the USR party, attends a news conference at the headquarters of the USR PLUS alliance, in Bucharest, Romania, September 23, 2021. Inquam Photos/George Calin via REUTERSBUCHAREST, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Romania's designated Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos failed to win a parliamentary vote of confidence for his centrist minority cabinet on Wednesday, extending a political stalemate at a time of rising COVID-19 infections. "Our party was the sole to have wanted to take responsibility, to govern, at these tough times," Ciolos told legislators. The centrist ruling coalition of caretaker premier Florin Citu collapsed earlier this month after Ciolos' USR party withdrew its ministers in a row over a regional development fund that also cost Citu's government its majority. read moreReporting by Radu Marinas; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Alex RichardsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: George Calin, Dacian Ciolos, Klaus Iohannis, Ciolos, Florin Citu, Iohannis, Radu, Andrew Cawthorne, Alex Richardson Organizations: REUTERS, Liberal, Social, Thomson Locations: Bucharest, Romania, REUTERS BUCHAREST
DUBAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Five people were killed and four injured in a blast inside a Syrian army ammunition depot alongside the Homs-Hama road in the centre of the country, Iran's state-run TV channel Al-Alam said on Wednesday. The explosion happened during a routine maintenance operation inside the depot, it said. Iran, a main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has a military presence, directly and through proxy militias, across Syria including the region of Homs. The report did not indicate the nationality of the casualties. Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Alam, Bashar al, Assad, Maher Chmaytelli, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Thomson Locations: DUBAI, Homs, Hama, Iran, Syria
NATO will still seek channels with Russia despite spy dispute
  + stars: | 2021-10-20 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference ahead of a meeting of NATO defence ministers at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Yves HermanBRUSSELS, Oct 20 (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the alliance would still need to talk to Russia after Moscow suspended its diplomatic mission to the alliance. read more"The relationship between NATO and Russia is now at the lowest point since the end of the Cold War. For us, that's actually not an argument against dialogue," Stoltenberg told a news conference. Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jens Stoltenberg, Yves Herman BRUSSELS, that's, Stoltenberg, Robin Emmott, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: NATO, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Belgium, Russia, Moscow
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud speaks during a joint news conference with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed YosriOct 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley discussed on Wednesday the Iranian nuclear talks, state news agency SPA reported. SPA said Farhan and Malley, who is in an official visit to Riyadh, also discussed "the importance of strengthening joint action to stop Iranian support for terrorist militias that threaten the security and stability of the Middle East and the world." Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Faisal bin Farhan Al, Saud, Josep Borrell, Ahmed Yosri, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Iran Robert Malley, Farhan, Malley, Nayera Abdallah, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Saudi Arabia's, REUTERS, Saudi Arabia's Foreign, Thomson Locations: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi, Iran
Nigerian army says 24 Islamist insurgents killed
  + stars: | 2021-10-19 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
MAIDUGURI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Nigerian troops killed 24 suspected Islamist insurgents in two attacks in the northeast and recovered some weapons, the army said on Tuesday. Boko Haram and its offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been fighting the Nigerian armed forces for more than a decade in a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions. read moreArmy spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said late on Monday troops from a joint Nigerian and Cameroonian operation also killed four ISWAP members who attacked a forward army base in Borno. The conflict between the insurgents and Nigeria's armed forces has also spread to neighbouring Chad and Cameroon. Another four suspected insurgents died when their truck mounted with anti-aircraft guns drove over an improvised explosive device, Nwachukwu said.
Persons: MAIDUGURI, Boko, Christopher Musa, Musa, Muhammadu Buhari, Abu Musab, Barnawi, General Onyema Nwachukwu, Nwachukwu, MacDonald Dzirutwe, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Islamic, Reuters, Maiduguri, Thomson Locations: Boko Haram, West Africa Province, Nigerian, Maiduguri, Borno, Chad, Cameroon
A general view of El Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Juan Medina/File PhotoMADRID, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A group of survivors of a mass canola oil poisoning four decades ago said on Tuesday they had occupied Madrid's El Prado museum and would commit suicide within hours if the government did not respond to their demands. The statement demanded intervention from Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to help victims of one of the world's biggest food poisoning scandals. Thousands of Spaniards suffered lung diseases that were later related to the consumption of processed rapeseed cooking oil. A spokesperson for the El Prado museum and art gallery did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Persons: Juan Medina, Madrid's, Pedro Sanchez, Diego Velazquez, Inti Landauro, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: El Prado Museum, REUTERS, Madrid's El, El, Cadena SER, Thomson Locations: Madrid, Spain, MADRID, Madrid's El Prado, El Prado
Bangladesh arrests hundreds for violence against Hindus
  + stars: | 2021-10-19 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Bangladeshi activists join in a torch procession demanding justice for the violence against Hindu communities during Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 18, 2021. The violence began on Friday when hundreds of Muslims protested in the southeastern Noakhali district accusing Hindus of a blasphemous incident involving the Koran. Authorities have filed 71 cases in connection with the violence during the Hindu festival of Durga Puja, a Bangladesh police spokesman said. The unrest is among the worst in Bangladesh since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League party came to power in 2009. "Recent attacks on Hindus of Bangladesh, fuelled by hate speech on social media, are against the values of the Constitution and need to stop," tweeted Mia Seppo, the United Nations' resident coordinator in Bangladesh.
Persons: Mohammad Ponir Hossain, Durga, Sheikh Hasina's, Mia Seppo, Devjyot Ghoshal, Zeba Siddiqui, Sanjeev Miglani, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, Authorities, Investigations, Islam, Sheikh Hasina's Awami League, United Nations, Rights, Amnesty, Thomson Locations: Dhaka, Bangladesh, DELHI, Noakhali
A general view of El Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, July 21, 2021. Police detained two of the protesters and the others left the museum around noon, the association "We Are Still Alive", which defends victims, told Reuters. "Six hours after the start of our presence here, we will start ingesting pills," the association had warned, without giving a precise time. 'WE ARE SICK'There was no immediate comment from the Spanish government or the Prado. Writing by Inti Landauro and Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Timothy Heritage and Alex RichardsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Juan Medina, Madrid's, Diego Velazquez, Pedro Sanchez, Prado, Inti Landauro, Andrew Cawthorne, Timothy Heritage, Alex Richardson Organizations: El Prado Museum, REUTERS, Police, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Madrid, Spain, MADRID, Prado, Spanish
REUTERS/Kacper PempelLISBON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Portugal paid tribute on Tuesday to former diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who defied the Salazar dictatorship to issue visas to tens of thousands of Jews and other refugees, saving them from the horrors of Nazi concentration camps. In 1940, as Portuguese consul in the French city of Bordeaux, Sousa Mendes defied orders from dictator Antonio Oliveira Salazar and handed out visas to Jews and others escaping the Nazis. 'INSPIRATION'"Persecution did not end with World War II... unfortunately history showed us that what Aristides de Sousa Mendes was confronted with is still a reality today," Prime Minister Antonio Costa said after the well-attended ceremony. The visa recipients were able to cross into Portugal and from there travel freely to other countries, such as the United States. Sousa Mendes and his family struggled to make ends meet after he was forced out of his job and he died in poverty in 1954.
Persons: Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Salazar, Amalia Rodrigues, Eusebio, Sousa Mendes, Antonio Oliveira Salazar, Antonio Costa, Costa, When Salazar, Margarida Ramalho, Sergio Goncalves, Catarina Demony, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Nazi, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Brzezinka, Oswiecim, Poland, Kacper, LISBON, Portugal, Lisbon, French, Bordeaux, United States
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