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A woman walks past empty counters of Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong International Airport following fresh measures to control coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Hong Kong, China January 11, 2022. REUTERS/Lam YikSummary Quarantine shortened to 14 days, starting Feb 5Local social distancing measures to be extended until Feb 17Schools to halt face to face lessons until Feb 21HONG KONG, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Hong Kong will cut quarantine for arriving travellers to 14 days from 21, starting from Feb. 5, leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday, after pressure from finance executives and foreign diplomats, who said the measure was hurting competitiveness. Tough coronavirus rules have made Hong Kong one of the world's most isolated cities, with flights down as much as 90%. Residents returning from more than 160 countries are required to quarantine for 21 days in designated hotels at their own cost. Lam said that incoming travellers would have to spend 14 days in a hotel, followed by seven days of self-monitoring, with further details to be announced.
Persons: Lam, Jan, Carrie Lam, Hong, Anne Marie Roantree, Jessie Pang, Farah Master, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong International, REUTERS, Residents, Kwai, of Commerce, Thomson Locations: Hong Kong, China, HONG KONG, Singapore, Seoul
Hong Kong saw a surge of infections in January, which authorities have struggled to control. Hong Kong could lose its appeal as an international business hub as well as its potential to contribute to China's economy. FASTER VACCINES, SHORTER QUARANTINEUnlike the mainland, Hong Kong is dependent on business travellers and imported goods. Only about 70% of people in Hong Kong have been double-vaccinated compared with 91% of Singapore's eligible population. Foreign businesses should assume that Hong Kong would very likely be "semi-closed for international travel in the coming 12-36 months".
Persons: Jan, Hong, Farah, Robert Birsel Organizations: HK, Appeal, of Commerce, Reuters, Chamber of Commerce, Thomson Locations: China, Singapore, Seoul HONG KONG, Hong Kong, British, Seoul
Supporting low-income families with cash could protect infants from the deleterious effects poverty has on brain development, research published Monday finds. In the past decade, dozens of studies have shown differences in brain matter and brain activity in both kids and adults living in poverty. But the new study goes a step further, demonstrating the cause-and-effect link between poverty and brain development. As kids get older, they tend to have more fast, or high frequency, brain activity. This fast brain activity early in childhood is associated with the subsequent development of skills needed for learning.
Persons: , Kimberly Noble, Noble, Joan Luby, Samuel, Mae S, Ludwig, Louis, Luby, , ” Noble, Joe Biden’s, Katherine Magnuson, Dr, Martha Farah Organizations: Child Tax, Teachers College, Columbia University, Latina, National Academy of Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, Tax, Institute for Research, Poverty, University of Wisconsin, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Neuroscience and Society, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: New Orleans ; New York City, Omaha , Nebraska, Twin Cities, St, Madison
REUTERS/Lam YikHONG KONG, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Hong Kong will take steps from Tuesday to cut the number of civil servants working in their offices, as it battles a spate of COVID-19 infections in the run-up to the busy Lunar New Year holiday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterAhead of next week's Lunar New Year holiday, Hong Kong has locked down thousands of people in the Kwai Chung estate for five days. About 35,000 face some curbs and must have daily tests, leader Carrie Lam said over the weekend after a visit. The situation is testing Hong Kong's "zero-COVID" strategy to eliminate the disease, with schools and gyms already shut, restaurants closing at 6 p.m. and many major air links severed or disrupted. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterWriting by Farah Master; Editing by Clarence FernandezOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Lam, Jan, Carrie Lam, Farah Master, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, China, HONG KONG, Kwai
Credit... via Lauren Meyer/Baby's First YearsAnother researcher, Charles A. Nelson III of Harvard, reacted more cautiously, noting the full effect of the payments — $333 a month — would not be clear until the children took cognitive tests. While the brain patterns documented in the study are often associated with higher cognitive skills, he said, that is not always the case. “It’s potentially a groundbreaking study,” said Dr. Nelson, who served as a consultant to the study. Most Republicans oppose the monthly grants, citing the cost and warning that unconditional aid, which they describe as welfare, discourages parents from working. The payments in the experiment, called Baby’s First Years, were provided regardless of whether the parents worked.
Persons: , Martha J, Farah, , Lauren Meyer, Charles A, Nelson III of, Nelson, Biden, Joe Manchin III Organizations: University of Pennsylvania, National Academies of Sciences, Nelson III of Harvard, Democrats, Democrat Locations: West Virginia
A gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf July 25, 2005. Countries targeted by tougher U.S. sanctions, including Iran and Venezuela, have responded to the mounting pressure with elaborate strategies to circumvent restrictions on their oil exports. "There is strong will in Iran to increase oil exports despite the unjust and illegal U.S. sanctions," Iran's oil minister Javad Owji told state TV in September, without elaborating on how Tehran planned to overcome sanctions. India-based Karo Shipping Services is listed as the owner of the Karo, which is its only ship, data on Equasis showed. An office listed in shipping databases as the contact address for Karo Shipping Services near the city of Mumbai had closed down when visited by Reuters on Tuesday.
Persons: Raheb, Claire Jungman, Karo, Elsa, Javad Owji, Rajendra Jadhav, Farah, Alexander Smith Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Bureau of Shipping, United Against Nuclear Iran, U.S ., ABS, Karo Shipping Services, Thomson Locations: Iranian, U.S, Iran, Venezuela, Panama, Belize, Tehran, Europe, Asia, Hong Kong, India, Mumbai, Singapore, Taiwan, Dubai
Saudi index at 15-year high; banks weigh on Qatar
  + stars: | 2022-01-20 | by ( Ateeq Shariff | )   time to read: +2 min
Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) closed 0.3% higher, rising for a tenth consecutive session, helped by a 3.2% gain in Banque Saudi Fransi (1050.SE). read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterThe Qatari index (.QSI) fell 0.8%, hit by a 6.8% slide in Commercial Bank (COMB.QA). In Abu Dhabi, the index (.FTFADGI) gained 0.8%, led by a 2.9% rise in telecoms firm Etisalat (ETISALAT.AD) and a 2.2% increase in Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB.AD). Elsewhere, shares of Aramex (ARMX.DU) finished 1.3% higher, after Abu Dhabi government-owned holding company ADQ transferred a 22.32% stake in the firm to Abu Dhabi Ports. Outside the Gulf, Egypt's blue-chip index (.EGX30) edged up 0.1%, with its top lender Commercial International Bank (COMI.CA) rising 1%.
Persons: Hamad, Mohammed Jan, Masraf Al Rayan, Farah Mourad, Abu, ADQ, Ateeq, Amy Caren Daniel Organizations: Bahrain Bourse, REUTERS, Saudi, Banque Saudi Fransi, Reuters, Commercial Bank, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, United Arab, Commercial International Bank, Thomson Locations: Bahrain, Manama, Saudi, Qatari, Turkey, Turkish, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, U.S, MENA, Aramex, Abu Dhabi Ports, Qatar, Ateeq Shariff, Bengaluru
Dozens of Trump staffers have had a conference call to figure out how to thwart their former boss. The call included former chief of staff John Kelly and Trump communications directors Anthony Scaramucci and Alyssa Farah Griffin, per CNN. The goal, said Stephanie Grisham, is to "formally do some things to try and stop" the former president. "We all agreed passionately that letters and statements don't mean anything," Taylor told CNN. Grisham said on January 6 that the group was meeting to talk about how they could "formally do some things to try and stop [Trump]."
Persons: John Kelly, Anthony Scaramucci, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Stephanie Grisham, Get, Trump, Jake Tapper, Trump's, Elizabeth Neumann, Chris Krebs, Kelly, doesn't, Scaramucci, Griffin, Mike Pence, Tapper, Miles Taylor, Taylor, Grisham, Organizations: Trump, CNN, Service, White, Department of Homeland Security, Infrastructure Security, White House, Republican Party, York Times, Trump Administration, Republican, Voting Rights, Times, Lincoln, Republicans
A Chinese national flag (L) and a Hong Kong flag fly outside the Legislative Council, three days before the territory celebrates the 20th anniversary of its handover to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong, China June 28, 2017. Willing candidates need the backing of a powerful "patriots-only" electoral body formed by 1,500 pro-Beijing people in Hong Kong. "Under the new election system, I believe every capable and reliable patriot can join the new chief executive election," Sin said. He heads the World Wing Chun Union, which focuses on the traditional southern Chinese kung fu style which was popularised in Hong Kong by Ip Man and Bruce Lee. In 2021, one of his shows focused on what he called 'Western hypocrisy' on Hong Kong.
Persons: Bobby Yip HONG KONG, Jan, Checkley Sin Kwok Lam, Carrie Lam, Lam, Hong Kong's, Sin, Paul Chan, Margaret Chan, Ip Man, Bruce Lee, Kong's, Jessie Pang, Twinnie, Farah Master, Marius Zaharia, Michael Perry Organizations: Legislative, REUTERS, Financial, World Health Organisation, Wing Chun Union, National Arts Group, HK, Beijing, Thomson Locations: Hong Kong, China, Hong, Beijing, city's
People stand in front of a temporarily closed pet shop after the government announced to euthanize around 2,000 hamsters in the city after finding evidence for the first time of possible animal-to-human transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong, China, January 18, 2022. Echoing the mainland's zero-tolerance policy even as much of the world shifts to living with COVID, Hong Kong ordered 2,000 hamsters "humanely" put down, and imports and sales stopped. Hong Kong has also been testing rabbits and chinchillas but only the hamsters were positive. HAMSTER HOTLINELeung said the Hong Kong hamsters had to be put down as it was impossible to quarantine and observe each one. After three months without any local transmission, Hong Kong has seen dozens of new coronavirus cases in humans this year, triggering fresh curbs on flights and social life.
Persons: Tyrone Siu, HONG KONG, Jan, Sophia Chan, Leung Siu, fai Leung, Hong Kong, Leung, Nikolaus Osterrieder, Hong Kong's, Protection, Jan Schmidt, Marius Zaharia, Farah, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, Society for, Health, Fisheries, Conservation Department, fai, RTHK, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine, Life Sciences, City University of Hong, Delta, Thomson Locations: Hong Kong, China, Hong, Netherlands, Russia, Denmark, HONG, Agriculture, Harbin, Moscow, City University of Hong Kong
FILE PHOTO: Traffic flows past gaming resorts at Cotai Strip in Macau, China May 15, 2018. The licences of the six Macau operators, Wynn Macau, Sands China, MGM China, SJM Holdings, Galaxy Entertainment and Melco Resorts, are all due to expire in June this year. The government said all existing or potential operators need to apply through a new tender process. Casino operators must increase the amount of capital to 5 billion patacas ($623.67 million) from 200 million patacas previously, and increase the requirement for a Macau based director of the company to hold 15% from 10% currently. The former Portuguese colony is the world’s biggest gambling hub in terms of money wagered.
Persons: Bobby Yip HONG Organizations: REUTERS, Bobby Yip HONG KONG, Reuters, Wynn, MGM, SJM Holdings, Galaxy Entertainment, Melco Resorts Locations: Macau, China, Wynn Macau, Sands China, MGM China, Portuguese
FILE PHOTO: Traffic flows past gaming resorts at Cotai Strip in Macau, China May 15, 2018. The former Portuguese colony is the world’s biggest gambling hub in terms of money wagered. The licences of the six operators, Wynn Macau, Sands China, MGM China, SJM Holdings, Galaxy Entertainment and Melco Resorts, are all due to expire in June this year. Casino operators must increase the amount of capital to 5 billion patacas ($623.67 million) from 200 million patacas and increase the requirement for a Macau based director of the company to hold 15% from 10%. Macau’s casino stocks lost billions in market value last September ahead of a 45-day public gaming consultation to gage public consensus over new licences.
Persons: Bobby Yip Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, Wynn, MGM, SJM Holdings, Galaxy Entertainment, Melco Resorts Locations: HONG KONG, Macau, China, Portuguese, Wynn Macau, Sands China, MGM China, Beijing
There was an intimate relationship between the network and the Trump administration, it said. Former administration officials told the paper that Fox hosts were dialed into Oval Office meetings. Farah told the paper that Trump particularly valued the opinions of Lou Dobbs, Hannity, Ingraham, and Pirro. "It taught me the power of the young producers at Fox, and Fox Business especially," Pillsbury told the paper. He said that the texts were evidence of how "deeply intertwined" the channel's leadership was with the Trump administration.
Persons: Fox, Trump, Mark Meadows, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Stephanie Grisham, Donald Trump, Laura Ingraham, Brian Kilmeade, Hannity, Grisham, Sean, Jeanine, Pirro, Alyssa Farah, Farah, Ingraham, John F, Kelly, Lou Dobbs's, Michael Pillsbury, Sidney Powell, Dobbs, Pillsbury, Jeff Cohen, Cohen Organizations: Cable, Washington Post, Fox, Service, Fox News's, Capitol, Fox News, Trump, Oval Office, White, West Wing, Post, White House, Fox Business, Corporate Media, FAIR Locations: Washington, Meadows
Alyssa Farah Griffin says the GOP is "morally in disrepair." Democrats planned a day of tributes and delivered scorching speeches about former President Donald Trump's role in sparking the riot. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and former Vice President Dick Cheney, her father, were the only Republicans present in the chamber when the House observed a moment of silence. Griffin is far from the only former White House aide to publicly vent about the GOP's struggles. Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham has said she's working with more than a dozen other former staffers to stop Trump's future political ambitions.
Persons: Mike Pence's, she's, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Mike Pence, Griffin, Pence, Biden, — Alyssa Farah Griffin, Donald Trump's, Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney, Trump, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Stephanie Grisham Organizations: Service, Republican Party, Twitter, Party, Trump White House, Democrats, Republicans, White, White House Locations: Wyoming
People close to Mike Pence have been actively sharing information with Congress' Jan. 6 committee, Axios reported. Sources told Axios that people connected to Pence have been cooperating with the committee, and one source said that some of them were even testifying without a subpoena. Axios reported that people cooperating with the committee include:Marc Short, Pence's former chief of staff. Farah told Axios that, from the two committee meetings she attended, she "could see how much information they already had." Some of the rioters who stormed the Capitol called for Pence's death, chanting "hang Mike Pence."
Persons: Mike Pence, Axios, Pence's, Marc Short, Alyssa Farah, Donald Trump's, Pence, Keith Kellogg, Farah, Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden's Organizations: Service, White, Electoral, Capitol, Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump
Rep. Liz Cheney called former VP Mike Pence "a hero" in an interview with "The Today Show." Multiple high-level Pence aides are cooperating with the January 6 committee, Axios reports. Cheney said she looks forward to the continued cooperation from former aides and Pence himself. "Former Vice President Pence was a hero on January 6. "We look forward to continuing the cooperation that we've had with members of the former vice president's team, and I look forward as well to his cooperation," Cheney added.
Persons: Liz Cheney, Mike Pence, Pence, Cheney, Donald Trump's, Savannah Guthrie, Stephanie Grisham, Marc Short, Alyssa Farah, Keith Kellog, Axios, Guthrie, subpoenaing Pence, we've Organizations: Service, NBC, Capitol, Republican, White House, Trump
Gulf markets buoyed by oil and global shares
  + stars: | 2022-01-04 | by ( Ateeq Shariff | )   time to read: +2 min
A trader looks on near electronic boards showing stock market data at Bahrain Bourse after Joe Biden won the U.S. presidency, in Manama, Bahrain, November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I MohammedJan 4 (Reuters) - Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Tuesday, in line with oil prices and global shares, shrugging off concerns that the Omicron coronavirus variant could choke the global economic recovery. Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) rose 0.3%, supported by a 1.1% gain for the kingdom's largest lender, Saudi National Bank (1180.SE). Outside the Gulf, Egypt's blue-chip index (.EGX30) finished 0.7% higher, with Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKHO.CA) climbing 4.9%. The market was supported by upbeat data on the economy and non-oil sectors, Mourad said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Hamad, Mohammed Jan 4, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's, Farah Mourad, Mourad, Ateeq, David Goodman Organizations: Bahrain Bourse, U.S, REUTERS, Saudi National Bank, Emirates, Dubai Islamic Bank, United Arab Emirates, Twitter, XTB MENA, Industries Qatar, Etisalat, Egypt Kuwait, Thomson Locations: Bahrain, Manama, Saudi, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, UAE, Ateeq Shariff, Bengaluru
Donald Trump said in a statement he was canceling his press conference scheduled for January 6, 2022. The former president also criticized the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot. A former White House director of communications under Trump said he should be silent on January 6. The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol has subpoenaed multiple members of the former president's inner circle, including his national security adviser, campaign manager, and former aides. Alyssa Farah, who worked as the Trump administration's director of strategic communications, told CNN's Kaitlin Collins on Sunday that he is getting terrible advice and should remain silent on the anniversary.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Alyssa Farah, CNN's Kaitlin Collins Organizations: Capitol, White, Service, Fake News, 6th, Conference, Mar, United States Capitol Locations: Lago, Florida, Arizona
Former President Donald Trump will hold a press conference at Mar-A-Lago on the anniversary of the Capitol riot. Alyssa Farah, who worked for the former president, told CNN that this shows he is getting "terrible advice." It would be a "wise day" for him to stay silent, Farah added. Trump is likely to use the press conference to push election fraud conspiracies, Farah added. Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesThe former president will hold the press conference from his Mar-a-Lago resort on January 6 — one year after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol.
Persons: Donald Trump, Alyssa Farah, Farah, Trump, he'll, he's, CNN's Kaitlin Collins, Samuel Corum, baselessly, Nancy Pelosi Organizations: Mar, Capitol, CNN, Service, Independent, Getty, NPR Locations: Washington , DC, Lago
Opinion | Aiding Afghan Refugees in the U.S.
  + stars: | 2021-12-31 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
The father (who risked his life protecting American soldiers) and his family are living in a rental unit we own. The family will make it in America — my husband and I are committed to that. Cynthia SitcovArlington, Va.To the Editor:With the large number of homeless people already in my community, I would not sponsor an Afghan refugee — or any refugee, for that matter. Here in Lansing, Mich., there is a seven-month waiting list for emergency temporary public housing. That will put further pressure on the public housing lists, which include local veterans of the Afghan war.
Persons: Farah Stockman, , Stockman, that’s, Cynthia Sitcov Organizations: Biden, Catholic Charities Locations: Afghanistan, America, Cynthia Sitcov Arlington, Va, Lansing, Mich
Abu Dhabi outshines Middle East markets in 2021
  + stars: | 2021-12-30 | by ( Ateeq Shariff | )   time to read: +4 min
REUTERS/Hamad I MohammedDec 30 (Reuters) - Stock markets in the Gulf ended 2021 higher, with the Abu Dhabi index exiting the year with a roar on its best annual performance in 16 years. The Abu Dhabi index (.ADI) added 0.5% on Thursday, the last trading day of 2021 - its best year since 2005, with more than 68% gain. Besides the support of the strong oil prices, Abu Dhabi saw a series of initial public offerings (IPO) that helped push its performance higher during the year. "The market's performance was more impressive towards the end of the year after the announcement of a list of new initial public offerings that aimed to help develop the market's liquidity and dynamism." Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) added about 30% in 2021, logging its sixth consecutive yearly gain and driven by a rise in oil prices.
Persons: Joe Biden, Hamad, Mohammed, Farah Mourad, Abu Dhabi's, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Mohammed bin Zayed, Wael Makarem, BAX, Ateeq, Frances Kerry Organizations: Bahrain Bourse, U.S, REUTERS, Stock, XTB, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Crown, Dubai, Saudi, Thomson Locations: Bahrain, Manama, Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Ateeq Shariff, Bengaluru
How to Improve Your Mental Health in 2022
  + stars: | 2021-12-30 | by ( Dani Blum | Farah Miller | )   time to read: +1 min
The good news is that people across the country — including experts, public figures and kids — started talking more openly and helpfully about the importance of mental health. Here at Well, we offered tools to stay balanced in the face of so much stress and anxiety. As the year comes to a close, we’ve collected the top pieces of advice from our most popular mental health stories to help you carry calm and clarity into 2022. “Languishing is the neglected middle child of mental health,” Dr. Grant wrote. “It’s the void between depression and flourishing — the absence of well-being.” He provided some tips to cure languishing, but the powerful first step Dr. Grant proposed was simply naming the feeling.
Persons: , we’ve, Adam Grant, , Dr, Grant, Organizations:
A Fox News star lost out on a gig with "The View" because of her stance on vaccines, a report said. Lisa Boothe interviewed to replace Meghan McCain earlier this year, per The Daily Beast. Lisa Boothe was interviewed by executives at "The View" earlier this year, the media outlet reported. She was among "dozens and dozens" of candidates to replace Meghan McCain as one of the show's conservative co-hosts, per the Beast. But, that process ended when Boothe said she would not get vaccinated, the Beast reported, citing an unnamed person familiar with the situation.
Persons: Lisa Boothe, Meghan McCain, Boothe, Joe Biden's, Mediaite, Politico's, McCain, Alyssa Farah, Condoleezza Rice Organizations: Fox, Service, COVID, Daily, Fox News, Newsweek, ABC, Walt Disney Company, NBC News, Republican
Most Gulf bourses fall in line with global shares
  + stars: | 2021-12-29 | by ( Ateeq Shariff | )   time to read: +2 min
A trader walks out of Bahrain Bourse after Joe Biden won the U.S. presidency, in Manama, Bahrain, November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I MohammedDec 29 (Reuters) - Most stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Wednesday in line with global shares, as investors positioned their portfolios for the new year and grappled with increasing Omicron coronavirus cases globally. read moreThe UAE, a federation of seven emirates, on Tuesday reported 1,846 new coronavirus cases, up from 68 on Dec. 2. In Qatar, the benchmark (.QSI) closed flat, as gains in energy stocks helped cap losses in banking shares with Qatar Fuel rising 1.1%, while Qatar International Islamic Bank was down 1.1%. Outside the Gulf, Egypt's blue-chip index (.EGX30), eased 0.1%, with Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKHO.CA) losing 2.9%.
Persons: Joe Biden, Hamad, Mohammed, Farah Mourad, Abu Dhabi's, Ateeq, Shailesh Organizations: Bahrain Bourse, U.S, REUTERS, Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Basic Industries, Emirates NBD Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, United Arab Emirates, Authorities, Qatar Fuel, Qatar International Islamic Bank, International Holding Company, Getty, Egypt Kuwait, Thomson Locations: Bahrain, Manama, Saudi, Al Rajhi, MENA, Dubai, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Ateeq Shariff, Bengaluru
Remembering the Racist History of ‘Human Zoos’
  + stars: | 2021-12-29 | by ( Farah Nayeri | )   time to read: +1 min
TERVUREN, Belgium — The Roman Catholic church at the center of Tervuren, a Brussels suburb, is no tourist spot. It’s a heavily restored building with unexceptional stained-glass windows and a little bell tower. Yet right outside its walls are seven stone graves of historical significance for Belgium as it strives to come to terms with the horrors of its colonial past. They were among the 267 men, women and children transported to Tervuren for a colonial exhibition ordered by the Belgian king, Leopold II. It is a meticulously documented survey of the many exhibitions of human beings that took place worldwide from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s.
Persons: Leopold II, King Leopold, Africa Museum — Organizations: Roman Catholic, Africa Museum Locations: TERVUREN, Belgium, Brussels, Tervuren, Belgian
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