Nepal puzzles over Chinese proposal for ‘separation line’ on Mount Everest

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    IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, May 11, 2021: After a day of violence in Jerusalem and Gaza, left-wing paper Haaretz writes that “Israelis don’t need more lethal muscle-flexing”. Papers in Europe react with resignation to the “unending confrontation”. Also, Nepal’s prime minister appeals for help with the country’s coronavirus outbreak. Fearing contamination, China plans to draw a “separation line” at the summit of Mount Everest, but authorities in Nepal are puzzled over how it could be enforced. Plus, French dictionaries weigh in on whether Covid-19 is masculine or feminine.

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