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  • Coronavirus: Violent protests in Italy over new Covid-19 restrictions

    27 octobre 2020

    Protests flared across Italy on Monday against a new round of government restrictions aimed at curbing a resurgent coronavirus, with violence reported in at least two major northern cities, Milan and Turin. Witnesses said a number of luxury stores, including...

  • US solidifies sanctions against Iran oil before election

    27 octobre 2020

    President Donald Trump's administration on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's oil sector including over sales to Syria and Venezuela, reducing Joe Biden's room for manoeuvre if he wins next week's election. The Trump administration has since 2018...

  • Covid-19: Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho tests positive for coronavirus

    26 octobre 2020

    Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating. The ex-Barcelona and Paris St Germain player was in Belo Horizonte, where he played for local side Atletico Mineiro, when he got his diagnosis. “I...

  • Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 24

    26 octobre 2020

    A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed 24 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said. A Ministry of Interior spokesman, Tariq Arian, said security guards had identified...

  • Trump team hit by Covid again, lashes out at ‘failure’ Biden

    26 octobre 2020

    Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Sunday sought to brush off another Covid outbreak in his team by focusing its attacks on Joe Biden’s energy levels and accusing him of “47 years of failure” in Washington. Nine days before the vote, the US has been...

  • Real Madrid sink Barca in ‘Clasico’

    25 octobre 2020

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos once again proved to be the man for the big occasion as he converted a fiercely debated penalty to help his side to a 3-1 win over rivals Barcelona at an empty Camp Nou in La Liga on Saturday. Ramos, making a record 45th...

  • Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force: UN

    25 octobre 2020

    The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major...

  • Congo-Brazzaville fighting covid-19: Brazzaville public transport usage down by 70% following preventive measures

    24 octobre 2020

    Brazzaville public transport usage has dropped by 70 per cent following the Brazzaville mayor's concerted and comprehensive preventive measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. The measures were implemented under the guidance of the Vice Mayor of the city...

  • Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead

    24 octobre 2020

    Libya's warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement among myriad armed groups and the outside powers that support them. Acting United Nations envoy...

  • Sri Lanka parliament gives president sweeping powers

    23 octobre 2020

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Thursday voted to give President Gotabaya Rajapaksa widespread powers to appoint top officials and dissolve the legislature after an acrimonious two-day debate during which the opposition accused him of becoming a constitutional...

  • Curfews, lockdowns rain down on Europe amid record cases

    23 octobre 2020

    France extended its anti-Covid curfew to cover two-thirds of the population and Ireland locked down again on Thursday as governments warned of a dire situation in Europe where countries are registering record cases. Most European governments have been...

  • US Election 2020: Trump and Biden clash on pandemic, trade personal jabs at final debate Reuters/Nashville

    23 octobre 2020

    Democrat Joe Biden renewed his attacks on U.S. President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic at Thursday’s final debate before the Nov. 3 election, while Trump leveled unfounded corruption accusations at Biden and his family. Trump, a...

  • Nigeria unrest intensifies after shooting of protesters

    22 octobre 2020

    Buildings in Nigeria's main city of Lagos were torched on Wednesday and sporadic clashes erupted after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces sparked international outrage. Witnesses said gunmen opened fire on a crowd of over 1,000 people...

  • Libyan rivals agree to open air, land routes

    22 octobre 2020

    The United Nations' acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday she was "quite optimistic" that ongoing talks between the warring sides would lead to a lasting ceasefire, after they agreed to reopen land and air routes across front lines. Speaking midway through...

  • At least 15 dead in stampede near Pakistan consulate in Afghanistan

    22 octobre 2020

    At least 15 people were killed in stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered outside Pakistan's consulate on Tuesday as jostling broke out between people applying for visas, officials in the eastern city of Jalalabad said. An estimated 3,000 Afghans...

  • Explosion in multi-storey building kills 5 in Pakistan

    22 octobre 2020

    A powerful blast ripped through a multi-storey building in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 20 others, media reports said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, which took place...

  • Spain is first western European country to top 1m Covid cases

    22 octobre 2020

    Spain became the first Western European country to exceed 1 million coronavirus infections on Wednesday, doubling its tally in just six weeks despite a series of increasingly stringent measures to control the second wave. Health ministry data showed total...

  • Barack Obama hits campaign trail for Joe Biden in final stretch of White House race

    22 octobre 2020

    Barack Obama hit the campaign trail for his former vice president Joe Biden on Wednesday, saying the United States "can't afford" another four years of Donald Trump in the White House and excoriating his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "The pandemic...

  • US election 2020: All the latest updates with two weeks to go

    21 octobre 2020

    One candidate for the White House is criss-crossing the United States, the other is at home, preparing for the final debate with his adversary. Here is a look at what's going on on the American campaign trail on Tuesday, two weeks before Election Day...

  • AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial may resume this week - sources

    21 octobre 2020

    AstraZeneca Plc's Covid-19 vaccine trial in the United States is expected to resume as early as this week after the US Food and Drug Administration completed its review of a serious illness, four sources told Reuters. AstraZeneca's large, late-stage US...

  • India returns detained Chinese soldier: China

    21 octobre 2020

    India on Wednesday returned a Chinese soldier detained after straying across a disputed border where the two countries have clashed in recent months, China's army announced. Corporal Wang Ya Long was handed over early Wednesday, the Chinese military said...

  • Trump is ready to free Sudan from terror list

    20 octobre 2020

    President Donald Trump said on Monday he was ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a major goal of Khartoum, after a compensation deal over past attacks. "At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for...

  • Half of Indians could be infected with coronavirus by February

    20 octobre 2020

    At least half of India's 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a federal government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday....

  • Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

    19 octobre 2020

    The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent...

  • Tired but defiant: 100 days of protests in Bulgaria

    19 octobre 2020

    In a hundred days of sweeping and at times violent protests, thousands of Bulgarians have tightened the screws on the political elite - but this, they say, is only the beginning. "I am tired of the government's refusal to hear our demands, but I keep...

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