Help Wanted

The Portuguese government is cracking down on so-called “digital nomads,” the remote workers who moved to foreign countries, especially during the pandemic, to take advantage of the joys of new locales, as well as liberal visa rules, favorable exchange rates, lower prices, and less burdensome...

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Divisive to the End

Peru’s top court ordered Tuesday the “immediate” release – defying an international court’s decision – of controversial former President Alberto Fujimori, who was imprisoned for crimes against humanity, Reuters reported. The Peruvian Constitutional Court essentially reinstated a 2017 pardon, which was opposed by the Inter-American Court...

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Out of Bounds

Iran sent a capsule carrying animals into space this week, the latest feat by the country’s space program as the government prepares for human missions despite criticism from Western governments, Al Jazeera reported. State media released a video Wednesday of an Iranian-made Salman rocket carrying the...

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Shedding the Past

Irish people will vote next year to expurgate sexism from the country’s 1937 constitution, a referendum aimed at modernizing Ireland’s conservative Roman Catholic charter, Politico reported. On Tuesday, the government announced two proposed amendments to the constitutional section on family values, including the role of women...

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Love Is (Not) Blind

Humans notice the details of their mates that make them unique. So too do African penguins, New Scientist reported. These creatures have spots on their chest that form a unique pattern for each specimen. The spots appear when they are around three to five months old...

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