Kremlin brushes off Western calls to release Navalny

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The Kremlin has brushed aside calls from the West to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Kremlin brushes off Western calls to release Navalny

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The Kremlin has brushed aside calls from the West to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Trump in final parting shot hits Venezuela with sanctions

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The Trump administration is issuing a final parting shot to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with a fresh round of sanctions

Trump in final parting shot hits Venezuela with sanctions

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The Trump administration is issuing a final parting shot to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with a fresh round of sanctions

Canada in touch with incoming Biden admin about oil pipeline

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his officials are in frequent contact with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration about a long disputed oil pipeline that reports say Biden will cancel on his first day in office

Canada in touch with incoming Biden admin about oil pipeline

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his officials are in frequent contact with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration about a long disputed oil pipeline that reports say Biden will cancel on his first day in office

Death toll from clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur rises to 160

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Doctors in Sudan’s West Darfur province say the death toll from clashes between Arab and non-Arab tribes has risen to some 160 after hospitals received at least 29 more bodies

Death toll from clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur rises to 160

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Doctors in Sudan’s West Darfur province say the death toll from clashes between Arab and non-Arab tribes has risen to some 160 after hospitals received at least 29 more bodies

Iran imposes symbolic sanctions on President Trump

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Iran says it has imposed sanctions on President Donald Trump and a number of members of his administration over their alleged role in support of terrorism

Iran imposes symbolic sanctions on President Trump

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Iran says it has imposed sanctions on President Donald Trump and a number of members of his administration over their alleged role in support of terrorism

Swiss gov’t urges rejection of ban on full-face coverings

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Switzerland’s executive branch is urging voters to reject in an upcoming referendum a proposal that would ban full-face coverings like Muslim niqabs and burqas and ski masks worn by some protesters

Swiss gov’t urges rejection of ban on full-face coverings

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Switzerland’s executive branch is urging voters to reject in an upcoming referendum a proposal that would ban full-face coverings like Muslim niqabs and burqas and ski masks worn by some protesters

US puts visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials over vote

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The United States says it has placed visa restrictions on unnamed Tanzanian officials who it says were “responsible or complicit in undermining” the country’s election last year

US puts visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials over vote

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The United States says it has placed visa restrictions on unnamed Tanzanian officials who it says were “responsible or complicit in undermining” the country’s election last year

Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunization

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The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies

Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunization

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The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies

Russia: Gas pipeline to Germany at risk after US sanctions

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Russian state gas company Gazprom has acknowledged there is a risk that its undersea pipeline to Germany could be suspended or canceled after the U.S. on Tuesday imposing sanctions on a Russian ship involved in its construction

Russia: Gas pipeline to Germany at risk after US sanctions

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Russian state gas company Gazprom has acknowledged there is a risk that its undersea pipeline to Germany could be suspended or canceled after the U.S. on Tuesday imposing sanctions on a Russian ship involved in its construction

Michelin star awarded for first time to vegan restaurant in France

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JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty ImagesBy IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News

(PARIS) — It’s a culinary first in France: A vegan restaurant in southwest France has been awarded a coveted Michelin star, the first plant-based restaurant in the country to receive the distinction. ONA, which stands for “Origine Non-Animale” (“animal-free origin”) in the town of Arès, near Bordeaux, is run by chef Claire Vallée.

The Michelin guide published its annual French edition Jan.18 and included ONA, a remarkable achievment for the establishment opened by Vallée in 2016 through a crowdfunding campaign. ONA raised 10,000 euros (about $12,131) and over 80 volunteers helped work on the restaurant for two months.

The restaurant serves plant-based dishes on a green terrace and has a garden with 140 plants. Menu items include vegetable foie gras, lemon caviar tartar, panisse, rhubarb, broccoli cooked on hay and a salted floating island.

Vallée’s fusion cuisine is inspired by her traveling, especially in Thailand, but also by Indian and African dishes. “I bring back spices, cooking methods, vegetables that I would not have seen,” Vallée told ABC News, who did not expect to receive one of the highest awards in France for a restaurant.

“The inspectors come very discreetly, we did not even know if they would have time to come by this year,” Vallée told ABC News. “But it’s wonderful, especially for a small town, and for the plant movement,” she said.

Michelin has previously awarded stars to vegetarian and some vegan restaurants around the world, noting that vegetables and plant-based cuisine are finding their place in high-end establishments where meat and fish dishes are typically centerpiece.

While her establishment is still currently closed to the public under French authorities’ measures to fight the spread of COVID-19, Vallée is looking forward to reopening in the spring. After a devastating year for the French restaurant industry due to the pandemic, she is already working on new recipes and has a book project in the works.

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Michelin star awarded for first time to vegan restaurant in France

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JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty ImagesBy IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News

(PARIS) — It’s a culinary first in France: A vegan restaurant in southwest France has been awarded a coveted Michelin star, the first plant-based restaurant in the country to receive the distinction. ONA, which stands for “Origine Non-Animale” (“animal-free origin”) in the town of Arès, near Bordeaux, is run by chef Claire Vallée.

The Michelin guide published its annual French edition Jan.18 and included ONA, a remarkable achievment for the establishment opened by Vallée in 2016 through a crowdfunding campaign. ONA raised 10,000 euros (about $12,131) and over 80 volunteers helped work on the restaurant for two months.

The restaurant serves plant-based dishes on a green terrace and has a garden with 140 plants. Menu items include vegetable foie gras, lemon caviar tartar, panisse, rhubarb, broccoli cooked on hay and a salted floating island.

Vallée’s fusion cuisine is inspired by her traveling, especially in Thailand, but also by Indian and African dishes. “I bring back spices, cooking methods, vegetables that I would not have seen,” Vallée told ABC News, who did not expect to receive one of the highest awards in France for a restaurant.

“The inspectors come very discreetly, we did not even know if they would have time to come by this year,” Vallée told ABC News. “But it’s wonderful, especially for a small town, and for the plant movement,” she said.

Michelin has previously awarded stars to vegetarian and some vegan restaurants around the world, noting that vegetables and plant-based cuisine are finding their place in high-end establishments where meat and fish dishes are typically centerpiece.

While her establishment is still currently closed to the public under French authorities’ measures to fight the spread of COVID-19, Vallée is looking forward to reopening in the spring. After a devastating year for the French restaurant industry due to the pandemic, she is already working on new recipes and has a book project in the works.

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Iraq postpones date for early elections by four months

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Iraq’s Cabinet has voted to postpone early elections for four months based on a recommendation by the country’s electoral commission, which proposed the change citing technical reasons

Iraq postpones date for early elections by four months

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Iraq’s Cabinet has voted to postpone early elections for four months based on a recommendation by the country’s electoral commission, which proposed the change citing technical reasons

Libya rivals meet in Egyptian resort for talks on elections

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The U.N. says officials from Libya’s rival administrations have begun talks in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada on constitutional arrangements laying the legal groundwork for presidential and parliamentary elections late this year

Libya rivals meet in Egyptian resort for talks on elections

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The U.N. says officials from Libya’s rival administrations have begun talks in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada on constitutional arrangements laying the legal groundwork for presidential and parliamentary elections late this year

Massive car pileup on Japan highway kills one, injures 17

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One person has been killed and at least 17 injured in a massive pileup of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions on a highway in northern Japan

Massive car pileup on Japan highway kills one, injures 17

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One person has been killed and at least 17 injured in a massive pileup of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions on a highway in northern Japan

Earthquake injures 3 in Argentina; tremor also felt in Chile

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Authorities say a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile, injuring at least three people

Earthquake injures 3 in Argentina; tremor also felt in Chile

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Authorities say a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile, injuring at least three people

Massive car pileup on Japan highway kills one, injuries 17

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One person has been killed and at least 17 injured in a massive pileup of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions on a highway in northern Japan

Massive car pileup on Japan highway kills one, injuries 17

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One person has been killed and at least 17 injured in a massive pileup of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions on a highway in northern Japan