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Foreign travelers who provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 can enter the United States from November, easing tensions with Europe and reopening the country to thousands of people, many of whom have been separated from their families during the pandemic.

Visitors to the United States will need to show proof of vaccination before traveling and a negative coronavirus test within three days of arrival. Unvaccinated Americans returning from overseas will be subject to more stringent testing requirements, and unvaccinated aliens will be widely banned from visiting the United States, even if they come from countries that were not previously subject to testing. travel restrictions to America.

The end of the 18-month travel ban from 33 countries, including EU members China, Iran, South Africa, Brazil and India, could help rejuvenate the The struggling tourism industry in the United States, which suffered a loss of $ 500 billion in travel spending in 2020.

Details: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order directing airlines to collect phone numbers and email addresses of travelers for a new contact tracing system.

The new Afghan government has made it clear that it intends to severely restrict the education of girls and women despite claims by the Taliban that schooling will eventually resume.

When schools reopened for Grades 7 to 12 on Saturday, only boys were invited to show up for their studies and girls stayed at home. Boys and girls in grades 1 to 6 are educated, with pupils separated by sex in the upper three years.

Men will no longer be allowed to teach girls or women, exacerbating an already severe teacher shortage. This, combined with constraints in paying teachers’ salaries and stopping international aid, can have “immediate and serious” consequences for education in Afghanistan, a UNESCO report warned.

Pass: When the Taliban were in power from 1996 to 2001, they banned women and girls from going to school. After the US-led invasion overthrew the Taliban regime, female students began attending schools and universities. In 2018, the literacy rate for women in Afghanistan had reached 30%.

For Emmanuel Macron, the French president, a debacle over a lost submarine deal with Australia suggests that the NATO alliance is weakened by a lack of trust, writes Roger Cohen, our head of the Paris office, in this news analysis.

After recalling the French ambassadors from Australia and the United States, France may yet withdraw from NATO’s integrated military command structure. But foreign ministry officials have ruled out this possibility, even though its existence suggests how humiliated France feels. He won’t easily forget what he considers an American slap in the face.

In response, France wants “European strategic autonomy” and “European sovereignty”, Macron’s favorite phrases, to become a reality. But in Europe, the outrage was largely greeted with resounding silence, although Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, told CNN that “one of our member states has been called a way that is not acceptable “.

More news from France: Continuing his attempt to resolve some of France’s most painful colonial legacies, Macron yesterday asked for “forgiveness” on behalf of his country for the abandonment of the Algerian Arabs who fought for France in the Algerian War of Independence.

Abortions have been legal in Spain since 2010, but many doctors who call themselves “conscientious objectors” refuse to perform them, forcing women to travel long distances to have one.

“The doctors are trying to convince you that you don’t love your child because he wants an abortion,” said a woman who had to travel to another area to terminate her pregnancy. “I felt like I was doing something underground.” In five of Spain’s 17 regions, no public hospital offers abortion.

Navigate the new season through the arts world with help from the critics and writers at The Times.

Theater: In London’s West End, adaptations of “Frozen” and “Back to the Future: The Musical” are sure to please fans of the original films. And here are our picks for this season’s shows on Broadway and beyond.

Pop and jazz: Expect the reunion of disco Abba legends, an intergenerational collaboration between Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and the arrival of a roster of hip newcomers. Here are 66 must-see albums, concerts and festivals – and, in the meantime, five songs to listen to right now.

Classical music: Director Wajdi Mouawad made his Paris Opera debut with “Oedipus” by George Enescu. In New York City, upcoming highlights include pianist Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall and Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” at the Metropolitan Opera, his first work by a black composer.

Movie: Look for potential blockbusters (“Dune”, “No time to die”), arthouse hopes (“Spencer”, “Flee”) and more in this list of over 125 films to come.

Television: Fall lineup is back for good after the elimination of last year’s pandemic. here is 31 shows to watch, including reboots, serial killer series, and star-studded dramas.


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