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  • A year after first coronavirus death in Wuhan, Covid source still a puzzle

    10 janvier 2021

    It is the world’s most pressing scientific puzzle, but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the start by disarray, Chinese secrecy and international rancour. January...

  • UN urges Iran to address nuclear, ballistic missile concerns

    09 décembre 2020

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Iran to address concerns raised about its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and return to “full implementation” of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. The UN chief expressed regret in a report...

  • UK regulator set to approve Covid-19 vaccine next week: Report

    29 novembre 2020

    Britain is set to approve the Covid-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer...

  • ‘They shame us’: Emmanuel Macron condemns images of French police beating black man

    28 novembre 2020

    President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that images showing Paris police beating up a black music producer were shameful for France, and that government would have to find a way to restore public confidence in the force. Prosecutors are investigating...

  • Diego Maradona: Argentinian football legend dies of heart attack aged 60

    25 novembre 2020

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, his spokesman announced Wednesday. Renowned along with Brazil's Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup winning captain died of a heart attack, having...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19

    14 octobre 2020

    Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19, Portugal's Football Federation said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Juventus striker will miss Wednesday's Uefa Nations League game against Sweden but is...

  • Covid-19: Trump says US could distribute at least 100m vaccine doses by end of 2020

    17 septembre 2020

    US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday at least 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine could be distributed in the United States by the end of 2020, months earlier than a top government health official predicted earlier in the day. "As soon as...

  • Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

    11 septembre 2020

    It seemed little to worry about: Sudanese farmer Khadija Ahmad was planting onions when she stepped on a thorn that pierced her sandal and cut her foot. But the thorn brought with it a flesh-eating infection, a bacterial and fungal disease called mycetoma,...

  • Ronaldinho released from Paraguay detention after five months

    25 août 2020

    Former Brazil star Ronaldinho was released Monday by a Paraguayan judge after five months in detention over a forged passport. Judge Gustavo Amarilla also released Ronaldinho's brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, who also had been held for a month in jail...

  • Taleban suicide attack kills 8 Afghan troops, wounds 9

    21 juillet 2020

    A suicide car bomber in central Afghanistan targeted a convoy of Afghan army troops, killing eight soldiers, the defence ministry said, while Taleban militants claimed responsibility for the attack amid a nationwide escalation of violence. Clashes have...

  • For first time, world records 1 million coronavirus cases in 100 hours

    18 juillet 2020

    Global coronavirus infections passed 14 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time there has been a surge of 1 million cases in under 100 hours. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took three months...

  • Trump postpones rally, warns China ties 'severely damaged' over coronavirus

    10 juillet 2020

    President Donald Trump was forced Friday to cancel an election rally, further darkening his mood as he lashed out at China over the coronavirus pandemic while visiting one of the worst-hit US states. As he jetted into Florida for a campaign fundraiser...

  • Coronavirus: Severe Covid-19 can damage the brain, study finds

    26 juin 2020

    A preliminary study of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 has found the disease can damage the brain, causing complications such as stroke, inflammation, psychosis and dementia-like symptoms in some severe cases. The findings are the first detailed look...

  • China's companies emerge as global donors in virus pandemic

    09 juin 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has marked the debut of Chinese companies as global humanitarian donors alongside their American, European and Japanese counterparts. As the coronavirus spread, the world's richest communist dug into his deep pockets. Jack Ma,...

  • Brexit: Into the unknown, a divided UK goes it alone

    01 janvier 2021

    The United Kingdom exits the European Union's orbit on Thursday, turning its back on a tempestuous 48-year liaison with the European project for an uncertain post-Brexit future in its most significant geopolitical shift since the loss of empire. Brexit,...

  • Libyans start using new exchange rate

    04 janvier 2021

    The Central Bank of Libya on Sunday introduced a new unified exchange rate agreed last month after years of division between rival branches based on opposing sides of the front line. As part of the change, the internationally recognised Government of...

  • UK coronavirus variant detected in 41 territories: WHO

    06 janvier 2021

    The ‘UK’ coronavirus variant had been detected in 41 countries/territories, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement. “As of January 5, 2021, the VOC-202012/01 variant initially detected in the United Kingdom has been detected in a small...

  • Valery Giscard d'Estaing: Ex-French president dies of Covid-19 aged 94

    03 décembre 2020

    Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, who led his country into a new modern era and onto a firmly pro-European path, died late on Wednesday of Covid-19, his family said. Giscard, who had been in hospital several times in the last months for...

  • Suicide car bomb kills 26 Afghan security personnel

    30 novembre 2020

    A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday killing at least 26 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in recent months. The attack occurred on the outskirts of Ghazni city, capital of the eastern province...

  • Severe fire danger for Australia as temperatures smash records

    30 novembre 2020

    Parts of Australia, including Sydney, sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban. Sydney CBD surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) on Saturday...

  • Donald Trump says he will leave White House if Joe Biden US election win confirmed

    27 novembre 2020

    President Donald Trump said on Thursday for the first time that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, even as he railed against the “rigged” vote. Trump has made an unprecedented attempt to...

  • US election: Trump finally gives the green light to proceed with Biden transition

    24 novembre 2020

    President Donald Trump gave some ground on Monday to allow Joe Biden's transition to the presidency after the ranks grew of prominent Republicans calling for Trump to end efforts to overturn his election defeat. Twenty days after Election Day, most members...

  • Afghanistan and Taleban to hold long-delayed peace talks on Saturday

    11 septembre 2020

    Long-delayed peace talks between the Taleban and Afghan government negotiators will begin Saturday in Qatar, officials said, marking a potentially momentous milestone in Afghanistan's 19-year-old war. The US-backed talks had originally been slated to...

  • India coronavirus deaths pass 30,000, more than France

    24 juillet 2020

    India's death toll from the novel coronavirus overtook France's on Friday with 30,601 fatalities and nearly 50,000 new cases overnight, official data showed. The death toll is the sixth-biggest behind the US, Brazil, Britain, Mexico and Italy, according...

  • At least 50 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

    02 juillet 2020

    At least 50 people died on Thursday after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar trapped workers under a mound of refuse, the country's fire service department and an information ministry official said. The miners were collecting stones in the...

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