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  • 'US top court nominee's confirmation hearings on track'

    05 octobre 2020

    US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings will proceed as planned even though two Republicans on the Judiciary Committee had contracted the coronavirus. Senators Thom...

  • Covid-19: Trump hospitalised for treatment, campaign grounded

    03 octobre 2020

    US President Donald Trump moved to a military hospital for treatment on Friday after being diagnosed with Covid-19 as his administration and election campaign scrambled to adjust to an extraordinary twist in his turbulent presidency. Roughly 17 hours...

  • Combating coronavirus: Parents in Congo-Brazzaville prepare kids to practise anti-Covid guidelines at school

    03 octobre 2020

    With the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Congo-Brazzaville since march, parents are now preparing safety checklists to help their wards get ready for the return to school scheduled for october 12. While some parents welcome the reopening of schools,...

  • Trump 'not yet out of the woods,' doctor says, but is 'cautiously optimistic

    04 octobre 2020

    US President Donald Trump's main doctor says in a health update that the medical team treating the president is "cautiously optimistic," but also notes that the president is "not yet out of the woods." The latest assessment came Saturday night from Navy...

  • South Africa reopens to international flights amid virus

    03 octobre 2020

    South Africa has reopened to international flights, ending a more than six-month ban on international travel that was part of its restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19. A Lufthansa plane from Germany was the first international flight to arrive...

  • France, Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

    05 octobre 2020

    French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts on Sunday after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the...

  • Russian journalist dies after setting herself on fire

    03 octobre 2020

    A Russian journalist died on Friday after setting herself on fire in front of the local branch of the interior ministry in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, a day after her apartment was searched by police, her news outlet said. Prior to her self-immolation,...

  • Trump is biggest spreader of Covid viral fake news

    03 octobre 2020

    US President Donald Trump has been the world's biggest driver of Covid-19 misinformation during the pandemic, a study from Cornell University said on Thursday. A team from the Cornell Alliance for Science evaluated 38 million articles published by English-language,...

  • Sudan, rebel groups ink landmark peace deal

    04 octobre 2020

    Sudan's government and rebel groups on Saturday inked a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands died. Ululations and cheers rang out as one by one, representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups...

  • India's coronavirus infections rise to 6.39 million

    02 octobre 2020

    India's coronavirus case tally climbed to 6.39 million after it reported 81,484 new infections in the last 24 hours, while related deaths were just shy of 100,000 mark, data from the health ministry showed on Friday. Deaths from coronavirus infections...

  • Coronavirus: US President Trump, Melania test positive for Covid-19

    02 octobre 2020

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday. Trump's positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus...

  • Two killed, 24 missing in severe floods in Italy, France

    04 octobre 2020

    Flooding from record rains in the mountainous region that spans France and Italy killed two people in Italy and left at least 24 people in the two countries missing on Saturday. A storm that moved overnight across southeastern France and then northern...

  • HK police arrest dozens of protesters

    02 octobre 2020

    Hong Kong riot police patrolling the route of a banned anti-government march arrested dozens of people on Thursday, stopping crowds from gathering as Chief Executive Carrie Lam hailed the city's "return to stability" at China national day celebrations....

  • Coronavirus: Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

    02 octobre 2020

    Madrid will become the first European capital to go back into lockdown in coming days after the region's leader reluctantly agreed on Thursday to obey a central government order to ban non-essential travel to and from the Spanish capital. In order to...

  • Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes rage over disputed Nagorny Karabakh region

    02 octobre 2020

    Armenian and Azerbaijani forces intensified their shelling Thursday as French President Emmanuel Macron said jihadist militants had been deployed to Nagorny Karabakh in a "serious new" development. The West and Russia renewed calls to halt several days...

  • US election 2020: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 9 points in presidential race

    02 octobre 2020

    Democrat Joe Biden maintains a 9-point lead over President Donald Trump after their combative first debate, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling that shows most Americans have settled on their choice for president little more than a month before the November...

  • Bayern Munich win German Super Cup to lift fifth title in 2020

    01 octobre 2020

    Bayern Munich claimed their fifth title of the year on Wednesday as a late Joshua Kimmich goal sealed their 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund to land the German Super Cup. Hosts Bayern built a 2-0 lead with first-half goals by Corentin Tolisso and Thomas...

  • France to test 'flying taxis' from next year, operators say

    01 octobre 2020

    "Flying taxis" will start taking off from an aerodrome north of Paris as soon as next June, operators said, in a trial ahead of a vast tourist influx for the 2024 Olympics. The experiment will take place at the Pontoise-Cormeilles-en-Vexin aerodrome some...

  • Iraq blames terrorist group for rocket attack on US forces

    01 octobre 2020

    Iraq's military blamed a "terrorist group" for launching a Wednesday rocket attack on the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region's capital, Erbil, and said there had been no casualties. The attack was launched from the back of a vehicle in the northern Nineveh...

  • Congo-Brazzaville : The government announces the return of sports competitions

    26 septembre 2020

    The authorities of the Congo-Brazzaville announced on friday the resumption of sports competitions throughout the country. With the Congo-Brazzaville becoming among of the world's leading counties in bringing sports competitions back life amid the covid-19...

  • Messi lashes out at Barca over Suarez departure

    26 septembre 2020

    Lionel Messi has launched his latest attack on Barcelona's hierarchy by criticising the way the club treated strike partner Luis Suarez, who left for La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid this week. Captain Messi, who threatened to leave Barca last month and...

  • Four people injured in knife attack in Paris

    26 septembre 2020

    Paris Four people were wounded in a knife attack Friday near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, one assailant has been arrested and two others are on the run, police said. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw police...

  • Death toll in India building collapse jumps to 35

    23 septembre 2020

    The death toll from an apartment block collapse in western India jumped to 35 Wednesday, officials said, as hopes of finding anyone else alive dimmed. Emergency workers from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have so far pulled 20 survivors from...

  • Lukashenko takes oath in secret ceremony

    23 septembre 2020

    President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term of office in an inauguration ceremony that wasn't announced in advance. State news agency Beltra reported that Wednesday's ceremony is taking place in the capital of Minsk, with several...

  • Cycling thrown into fresh turmoil with Tour doping investigation

    23 septembre 2020

    Cycling has been thrown into fresh turmoil after French judicial authorities opened a preliminary investigation into potential doping at Nairo Quintana's team Arkea-Samsic on Monday, a day after the Tour de France ended in Paris. Two people had been taken...

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