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  • EU leaders deadlocked over Covid recovery plan after a day of haggling

    18 juillet 2020

    EU leaders failed on Friday to make headway in negotiations over a massive stimulus plan to breathe life into economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, returning to their Brussels hotels shortly before midnight to rest and try again in the morning....

  • Video: Nasa records stunning 10-year time-lapse of the Sun

    16 juillet 2020

    Nasa released a mesmerizing time-lapse video of the Sun capturing the activity on the solar surface over the last decade. The 61-minute video has been produced from 425 million high-resolution imagery captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft...

  • Libya parliament seeks Egypt intervention

    16 juillet 2020

    Libya's parliament has passed a motion authorising Egypt to intervene militarily if needed to safeguard the "national security" of both countries in light of what it termed a Turkish "occupation". The eastern-based legislature backs military commander...

  • Sudan says Ethiopia denies filling dam reservoir

    16 juillet 2020

    Ethiopia has told Sudan that news reports that it had started filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam reservoir on the Blue Nile were incorrect, Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Ethiopia's charge d'affaires in Khartoum also...

  • Bangladesh arrests hospital owner over fake virus results

    16 juillet 2020

    A Bangladesh hospital owner accused of issuing thousands of fake negative coronavirus test results to patients at his two clinics was arrested Wednesday while trying to flee to India in a burqa, police said. The arrest marked the end of a nine-day manhunt...

  • Tokyo declares coronavirus red alert as situation 'rather severe'

    16 juillet 2020

    Tokyo raised its coronavirus alert to the highest "red" level on Wednesday, alarmed by a recent spike in daily new cases to record highs, with Governor Yuriko Koike describing the situation in the Japanese capital as "rather severe". The resurgence of...

  • China warns UK: 'Dumping' Huawei from 5G network will cost you

    16 juillet 2020

    China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicised pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump. Hours...

  • Over 140 detained after anti-Vladimir Putin protest in Moscow

    16 juillet 2020

    Russian police detained over 140 people including a high-profile Moscow deputy after Kremlin critics protested Wednesday against changes to the constitution, the OVD-Info monitor said. The group, which tracks arrests at political protests, said 142 people...

  • Olivier Giroud guides 'nervy' Chelsea closer to the Champions League

    15 juillet 2020

    Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea are struggling with nerves as they chase a place in the Champions League next season after Olivier Giroud scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over already relegated Norwich at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Victory opens up a...

  • Drogba's election hopes suffer serious blow

    15 juillet 2020

    Didier Drogba's hopes of becoming the next president of the Ivory Coast's football federation has suffered a serious setback after the failure of his fellow players to support his candidacy. Drogba, 42, is one of three candidates standing for election...

  • Britain starts Covid jabs as Biden vows 100m vaccinations

    09 décembre 2020

    Britain on Tuesday became the first Western country to start mass coronavirus vaccinations, as Joe Biden pledged his administration would inoculate 100 million people in the United States over the first 100 days of his presidency. Kicking off Britain’s...

  • More opposition parties support strike call by Indian farmers

    07 décembre 2020

    More political parties in India, including leading opposition parties Congress, TRS, DMK and the AAP on Sunday extended support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Tuesday called by farmer unions which have been protesting on Delhi’s borders for 11 days demanding...

  • Iran says scientist killed by satellite-controlled machine gun

    07 décembre 2020

    A satellite-controlled machine gun with “artificial intelligence” was used in last week’s assassination of a top nuclear scientist in Iran, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards told local media on Sunday. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was driving on...

  • Covid-19: World can start dreaming of pandemic's end, says UN health chief

    06 décembre 2020

    The UN health chief declared on Friday that positive results from coronavirus vaccine trials mean the world “can begin to dream about the end of the pandemic,” but he said rich and powerful nations must not trample the poor and marginalised “in the stampede...

  • Trump orders withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

    06 décembre 2020

    President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US military and security personnel from Somalia, where they have been conducting operations against the Al Shabaab militant group, the Pentagon said Friday. After ordering major troop reductions in...

  • China: Moon probe preparing to return rock samples to Earth

    04 décembre 2020

    China said on Thursday that its latest lunar probe has finished taking samples of the moon’s surface and sealed them within the spacecraft for return to Earth, the first time such a mission has been attempted by any country in more than 40 years. The...

  • Coronavirus: WHO says 'will do everything' to find Covid-19 origins

    01 décembre 2020

    The World Health Organization insisted on Monday it would do everything possible to find the animal origins of Covid-19, insisting that knowledge was vital to preventing future outbreaks. "We want to know the origin and we will do everything to know the...

  • Four French police officers charged over beating of black music producer

    01 décembre 2020

    Four French police officers were charged on Monday over the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, as President Emmanuel Macron scrambled to contain the political fallout from a case that has sparked outrage. The attack on Michel Zecler,...

  • Gunfire at Sri Lanka prison as riot death toll hits eight

    30 novembre 2020

    Intermittent gunfire rang out Monday at a Sri Lankan high security prison where a riot by inmates over a surge of coronavirus infections left at least eight dead and 55 wounded, police said. Hundreds of police surrounded the Mahara prison just outside...

  • Tigray hospitals flooded after Ethiopia PM declares victory

    30 novembre 2020

    Hospitals in the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region faced an influx of trauma patients, an aid group said Sunday, a day after federal troops claimed control of the city and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said fighting was over. Abiy, last year’s Nobel Peace...

  • Second World War bombs removed from AS Roma training ground

    29 novembre 2020

    The Italian army was called to AS Roma’s training ground after several unexploded Second World War bombs were discovered, the Series A club said on Saturday. “A big thank you to the Italian army and their bomb squad, after they safely and successfully...

  • Pope instals 13 new cardinals, including first African-American

    29 novembre 2020

    Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor. The cardinals were installed in a ceremony, known...

  • Protesters clash with police at Paris protest against police violence

    29 novembre 2020

    Hundreds of black-clad protesters clashed with police at the end of a demonstration against police violence in Paris on Saturday after masked protesters launched fireworks at police lines, put up barricades and threw stones. The majority of the thousands...

  • Iran nuclear mastermind’s killing risks tensions

    29 novembre 2020

    Killing of an Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme in an ambush near Tehran on Friday could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. The death...

  • Covid-19: Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 61.21 million

    28 novembre 2020

    More than 61.21 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,438,28 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were...

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