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UNAIDS appoints new chief

UN Secretary-General ­Antonio Guterres Wednesday appointed a new HIV/AIDS chief after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 19:23:40

No one injured in emergency landing of passenger plane in Russia

No one was injured in the emergency landing of a passenger plane in Moscow Oblast on Thursday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 12:36:24

Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk'

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted by a fire in April, with more stonework falling during the recent heatwave in the French capital, the government said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 21:58:40

No-deal Brexit would betray UK: Hammond

A no-deal Brexit would betray Britain's decision to leave the European Union, former finance minister Philip Hammond said Wednesday, as he slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "wrecking" approach to negotiations.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 21:48:41

Brits arrested in record drug bust in Australia

Four British men were arrested in Australia and New Zealand in an international drugs sting that netted a record haul of potent MDMA, Australian police said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 21:48:41

Climate denial skewing media

Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fuelling public confusion and slowing the response to global warming, researchers reported Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 18:08:41

NASA descends on island nation's lava fields to prepare for Mars mission

To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 17:43:40

Russian fighters drive NATO warplane away from defense chief's plane

Two Russian Su-27 fighters drove away an F-18 aircraft belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which attempted to approach the plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/14 12:08:26

Greek fire fighters battling largest wildfires of this summer near Athens

Greek fire fighters were battling the largest wildfires of this summer raging in two major fronts near Athens on Tuesday, local authorities said. More than 500 residents have been evacuated from three villages as a precautionary measure and no injured have been reported neither near Thebes city in the mainland, northwest of the capital, nor on Evia island, two hour's drive from Athens, according to the Fire Service.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/14 10:22:10

State of emergency declared on Greece's fire-stricken Evia island, 8 slightly injured

The central part of Greece's Evia island was declared in state of emergency by local authorities on Tuesday as over 250 firemen were struggling to put under control a raging wildfire which so far has scorched forested areas and forced the evacuation of four villages, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/14 7:41:34

Russia pays tribute to dead nuke workers

Russia's top nuclear official promised on Monday to succeed in developing new weapons as he paid tribute to five scientists killed.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/13 19:43:43

US would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit: Trump adviser

The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, US national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-US ties.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/13 19:43:42

Greek fire

A firetruck follows a wildfire on Mount Hymittos in the suburb of Peania near Athens on Monday. Greek firefighters brought under control a major forest fire fanned by strong winds, officials said. At least two houses were burned but there were no reports of injuries as police quickly evacuated the area and blocked roads.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/13 19:38:41

Time running out for MPs to stop no-deal Brexit: think-tank

Time is running out for "Remain"-supporting politicians to prevent an ultimate no-deal Brexit, a London-based think tank said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 10:58:49

Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers' national strike begins as scheduled

Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers' national strike began as scheduled since Monday for an indefinite period. Portugal's government has ordered minimum services of between 50 percent and 100 percent and has declared an energy crisis, which implies "exceptional measures" to minimize the effects of strike to ensure the provision of essential services such as security forces and medical emergencies.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 9:50:38

Wildfire in Athens mountain under control, no injury, two houses damaged

Greek firefighters on Monday morning put under control the wildfire which broke out during the night on Hymettus mountain in Athens, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 7:47:54

Two French ministers seek Epstein links

Two French government ministers called Monday for an investigation into the alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying that a US inquiry had exposed links between the disgraced financier and France.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 20:33:40

'No need' for German Amazon subsidy: Brazilian President Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday said his country has “no need” for German aid aimed at helping protect the Amazonian forest, after Berlin said it would suspend some payments because of surging deforestation.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 17:43:40