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  • India, China agree not to send more troops to border flashpoint

    23 septembre 2020

    China and India have agreed to stop sending more troops to a Himalayan flashpoint along their contested border and to avoid any actions that might complicate the tense situation there, the two countries said on Tuesday. Senior military officials from...

  • Nasa seeks to land a woman on moon in 2024

    23 septembre 2020

    Nasa on Monday revealed its latest plan to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024, and estimated the cost of meeting that deadline at $28 billion, $16 billion of which would be spent on the lunar landing module. Congress, which faces elections on November...

  • No EU sanctions on Belarus despite opposition leader’s plea

    23 septembre 2020

    EU foreign ministers on Monday failed to agree sanctions over the political crisis in Belarus, despite a plea for support from opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. The former Soviet republic has been convulsed by unprecedented demonstrations against...

  • No-deal Brexit will hit UK economy more than Covid-19: Study

    23 septembre 2020

    A "no-deal" Brexit could be three times more costly to Britain's economy in the long term than the coronavirus outbreak, a new study published Tuesday warned. The think-tank UK in a Changing Europe said the political and economic effects of the pandemic...

  • Coronavirus: Trump tells UN to hold China accountable over Covid-19

    23 septembre 2020

    US President Donald Trump used the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to attack China's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying it must be held accountable for having "unleashed this plague onto the world." By contrast, China's President Xi Jinping struck...

  • 2 dead, 14 wounded at party in New York: Police

    20 septembre 2020

    Gunfire at a backyard party killed two people and wounded 14 others early Saturday in Rochester, New York, a city that has been roiled in recent weeks by outrage over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. As many as 100 people were at the gathering when...

  • Belarus police detain hundreds at women protest

    20 septembre 2020

    Riot police on Saturday detained hundreds of women as opposition protesters marched through the Belarusian capital Minsk demanding an end to President Alexander Lukashenko's rule. Around two thousand women took part in the "Sparkly March", wearing shiny...

  • Tens of thousands join Thailand pro-democracy rally

    20 septembre 2020

    Thousands of demonstrators defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand's capital on Saturday to support the demands of a student-led protest movement for new elections and reform of the monarchy. Organisers predicted that as many...

  • Libyan unity govt chief says ready to step down

    17 septembre 2020

    The head of Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord said on Wednesday he planned to step down within six weeks as part of efforts to broker a peace agreement. Libya has endured almost a decade of violent chaos since the 2011 Nanto-backed uprising...

  • Hurricane Sally leaves trail of destruction across US Gulf Coast

    18 septembre 2020

    Shellshocked residents were cleaning up on Thursday after Hurricane Sally left a trail of destruction in US coastal towns stretching from Alabama to the top of the Florida panhandle. Sally, which made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane, turned...

  • Greece pounded by rare hurricane-force storm

    19 septembre 2020

    A rare hurricane-like storm hit western Greece on Friday, disrupting travel and causing floods and power outages on several Ionian Sea islands. The storm was expected to head south after hitting the Peleponnese late Friday, hitting the Athens area, in...

  • 30 Taleban fighters killed in clashes as Afghan peace talks continue

    17 septembre 2020

    Fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taleban left dozens dead in a restive eastern province, officials said Thursday, as negotiators from both sides pushed ahead with peace talks in Qatar. Overnight clashes erupted in three districts of Nangarhar...

  • More French schools closed after virus cases detected

    17 septembre 2020

    More French schools have closed after multiple students tested positive for Covid-19 while a further 2,100 individual classes have also been called off, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Wednesday. Early last week, just 28 schools were closed...

  • Coronavirus: WHO warns of 'alarming' Covid-19 spread in Europe

    18 septembre 2020

    The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of "alarming rates of transmission" of Covid-19 across Europe and cautioned against shortening quarantine periods as countries in the region scrambled to find ways to reduce infections without resorting...

  • Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

    19 septembre 2020

    The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans,...

  • France cautions leaders as Lebanon misses deadline

    17 septembre 2020

    France said on Wednesday it regretted that Lebanese political leaders have failed to form a new government in line with a commitment made to President Emmanuel Macron, but that it was not too late to do so. The statement by Macron's office came after...

  • Brexit: UK PM Boris Johnson says he has 'every hope' of avoiding no-deal with EU

    17 septembre 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he had full confidence that Britain and the EU will avoid a potentially disastrous cliff-edge "no deal" at the end of this year. But he refused to back down on controversial new legislation that he openly...

  • Algerian president says he is recovering from Covid-19 in rare TV appearance

    14 décembre 2020

    Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Sunday he was recovering from the Covid-19 illness, in his first televised appearance since he was hospitalised in Germany almost two months ago. “Thanks to God... I have started on the road to recovery,”...

  • US government agencies hacked; Russia a possible culprit

    14 décembre 2020

    Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a global cyberespionage campaign revealed just days after a leading global cybersecurity firm announced that it had been breached in an attack that industry experts said...

  • 400 students missing after gunmen attack school in Nigeria

    16 décembre 2020

    Hundreds of Nigerian students are missing after gunmen attacked a secondary school in the country’s northwestern Katsina state, the police said, while the president said the military was in gunfights with bandits in a forest as it tried to find the students....

  • Two ex-ministers snub judge after being charged over Beirut blast

    16 décembre 2020

    Two former Lebanese ministers charged with negligence over a huge explosion at Beirut port in August that killed 200 people indicated on Wednesday they would not appear for questioning before the judge handling the case. Judge Fadi Sawan charged three...

  • French firm's new test distinguishes Covid-19 from flu

    17 décembre 2020

    French medical diagnostics company bioMerieux said Wednesday it had received certification to sell a test capable of distinguishing regular flu from Covid-19 and two other respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms. The company believes the test will...

  • Covid-19: New curbs in Europe over second wave fears

    19 septembre 2020

    European countries from Denmark to Greece announced new restrictions on Friday to curb surging coronavirus infections in some of their largest cities, while Britain was reported to be considering a new national lockdown. Cases in the United Kingdom almost...

  • Congo-Brazzaville plunged into darkness as power outage hits entire nation for 24 hours

    16 septembre 2020

    The entire nation of Congo-Brazzaville was left without power on Monday in a 24 hours-long outage. No official release has been issued by the competent authorities. The outage hit the entire nation of 4 million people by 7: 00 PM local time. On tuesday...

  • US warns citizens against travel to China and Hong Kong

    16 septembre 2020

    The US on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of "arbitrary detention" and "arbitrary enforcement of local laws." The advisory is likely to heighten tensions between the sides...

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