Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival next month in what organizers billed Friday as Italy?s first live classical music performance since its strict lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Three African countries have signaled their readiness to resume negotiations on a controversial dam that will be the continent’s largest. The move by Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan came after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Thursday his country is ready to return to talks.
Iran’s supreme leader on Friday called Israel a ?cancerous tumor? that ?will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed? in an annual speech in support of the Palestinians, renewing threats against Iran’s Mideast enemy.
On just one day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the coronavirus after crossing into neighboring Kenya. Back home, their president insists that Tanzania has defeated the disease through prayer.
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