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Friday, September 18, 2020
Beijing has introduced reciprocal restrictions on American diplomats and other staff at the US embassy and consulates in China, including Hong Kong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced. A...
The US Commerce Department should adopt new export controls to limit repressive regimes’ access to facial recognition systems, IBM Corp said on Friday, claiming such systems can be used to commit...
Around 80 Kurdish demonstrators who were returning from rallies caused a train to be stopped near Hamburg on Thursday. A massive police force was deployed to restore order, with clashes erupting...
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has said the comments by EU states defending Greece are “detached from reality,” but it added that Ankara is open to discussing Mediterranean issues with Athens. ...
A total of 400 unaccompanied minors left homeless after a devastating fire at the biggest migrant camp in Greece will receive shelter in ten European Union states, German Interior Minister Horst...
A top Victoria police officer minced no words when reminding Melbournians that joining this weekend’s anti-quarantine rally is unlawful and “selfish.” It comes as an alleged leader of the upcoming action...
New Delhi and Beijing have agreed to ratchet down tensions that have been building along the disputed Chinese-Indian border, leading to skirmishes, as they announced a five-point de-escalation plan at a...
Three people were reportedly injured in a large gas explosion outside a hotel in China’s tourist hotspot of Zhuhai. Chinese media shared videos of the exact moment of the blast. ...
Syria’s air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Aleppo city early Friday morning, as multiple missiles were intercepted before reaching their targets, Syrian state-run television reported. The strikes...
A series of explosions have lit up the night sky outside the city of Zarqa, northeast of Amman, the capital of Jordan, at a military ammunition depot in Ghabawi. ...
Saying that “a lot of progress is being made” in the Middle East, US President Donald Trump told reporters there will soon be only 4,000 US troops in Afghanistan and 2,000...
The EU has no jurisdiction over maritime boundaries and should remain unbiased in Turkey’s dispute with Greece in the Mediterranean, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned the European Parliament. ...
With Beirut once again blanketed in black smoke, Lebanese President Michel Aoun suggested that the latest fire in the city may have been the result of sabotage, and vowed to bring...
Chinese students whose visas were revoked by the US were persecuted for political reasons, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said, adding that Beijing reserves the right to respond to the move. ...
The Musee d’Orsay in Paris has been forced into making an apology for the alleged puritanism of its personnel who refused entry to a woman entering the art museum in a...
A controversial French pundit reckons the true culprits behind Alexey Navalny’s poisoning work for the US Central Intelligence Agency, adding that their footprints are in Belarus too, triggering uproar from French...
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the French president’s critical comments on the standoff in the eastern Mediterranean are a sign “of his own weakness and despair.” ...
A new disturbing review of previous research on alcohol consumption suggests that excessive drinking, to the point of blacking out, almost doubles the risk of developing dementia later in life. ...
Greenpeace activists have parked a fire truck outside the entrance to the Elysee Palace in Paris, accusing French President Emmanuel Macron of contributing to the fires now ravaging the Amazon rainforest. ...
People’s Daily has said it is free to scrutinize pieces pitched to them, including a US ambassador’s op-ed which was rejected for being “inconsistent with facts.” The spat comes as US-China...
At least five people have been killed as the streets of Bogota have descended into chaos following the death of Javier Ordonez who was tasered to death by arresting police officers...
European Union states should have a more unified position and avoid escalating tensions with Turkey, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. “It is up to Turkey to...
The Indian Air Force (IAF) officially inducted the first batch of five Rafale fighter jets to its 17th Squadron in the country’s northwestern Haryana state on Thursday. New...
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a probe into those investigating him for corruption, insisting authorities were “distorting justice” to force him out of office following reports of major police...
Any violation the Good Friday Agreement by London will make a trade deal between the UK and the US totally impossible, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has...
Some of the top journalist-activists covering Belarus in English on Twitter are now working for organizations that defend the interests of Western arms manufacturers – with no disclaimer for their followers. ...
Washington is directly intervening into maritime and territorial disputes in the troubled South China Sea region and becoming the main driver of militarization there to suit its own agenda, a senior...
Researchers in Japan have developed a low-cost Covid-19 antibody test that fits on a microchip and provides results in under 30 minutes without the need for medical training – a potential...
French President Emmanuel Macron has been slammed for appearing not to take his own government’s mask mandates seriously, after he was filmed removing his face-covering to cough while speaking to students. ...
The UK’s controversial Internal Market Bill could potentially disrupt London’s trade talks with Brussels, EU officials have warned, as the UK acknowledges it would indeed violate the Brexit withdrawal agreement with...
The European Commission says it has concluded initial talks with Germany’s BioNTech and US-based Pfizer to reserve 200 million doses of their anticipated vaccine against Covid-19, with an option to buy...
Filipina-American TikTok star Bella Poarch inadvertently started a massive international online feud, after some viewers took issue with her tattoo of the Japanese Imperial flag, used during the brutal occupation of...
In the latest verbal spat between Beijing and Canberra, China has accused Australia of oppressing its reporters as well as slamming its “blatant irrational behavior.” A spokesperson for...
Prominent opposition MP Rahul Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of failing to either tackle the Covid-19 epidemic or safeguard the national economy with his policies. The...
The Pentagon will reduce presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 troops this month, it announced on Wednesday in a long-anticipated move. The withdrawal is touted as acknowledging Baghdad’s progress in...
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian parliament, has nominated US President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, lauding his efforts toward “resolving protracted conflicts worldwide.” ...
Researchers at Ohio State University have found that the most commonly taken painkiller worldwide, Acetaminophen, aka Tylenol and Panadol, increases risk-taking in users, which may have drastic public health consequences. ...
A fire ripped through the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, devouring tents housing around 13,000 people. Migrants who have been protesting the Covid-19 measures reportedly resisted attempts...
The motorcade of Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh was apparently targeted in an assassination attempt. A roadside bomb went off as the vehicles passed by, killing at least 10 people but...
The ministers have demanded Moscow “urgently” investigate the what they call “confirmed poisoning” of Alexey Navalny in a damning statement while stopping short of blaming it all on Kremlin again. ...
The Guardian claimed an opinion piece was written in its “entirety” by a language-generating robot, sparking accusations the paper misled the public about the AI’s current capabilities...and probably its true intentions. ...
The Phase 3 trial of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca has been paused, reportedly due to a suspected ‘serious adverse reaction’ by one of the...
Mass protests, involving tens of thousands of people, have continued in Pakistan after French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark the start of a trial...
Nearly 130 Austrians have been stunned to receive $1,200 cheques signed by none other than US President Donald Trump. Washington’s sudden generosity appears to be a result of a mistake in...
A pledge by Belgrade and Pristina to the US that they would move their diplomatic missions in Israel to Jerusalem has sparked concern in Brussels, which warned the move could put...
A man who was sentenced to execution for murder has become the first convict to take up a seat in the Sri Lankan parliament. A number of other legislators walked out...
Iran’s nuclear chief has revealed the country is building a new production hall for advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment. The site is concealed “in the heart of mountains” near the Natanz...
The United Nations agency for refugees has confirmed two coronavirus cases in the crowded Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. The Azraq camp is home to some...
Conservative Christian churches in South Korea are facing a backlash from public figures for defying government orders aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus infections. At least a...
NASA is warning of four asteroids over 20 meters in diameter due to make a close flyby of Earth this week, while the ESA has shared a video showing just how...