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Defying lockdown, Londoners rally outside US embassy for racial justice

Hundreds of Londoners defied coronavirus restrictions and rallied outside the US embassy on Sunday in solidarity with protests raging across the US over the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/1 15:03:40

Notre Dame reopens after inferno engulfed it

Paris officials on Sunday removed the tall metal barriers surrounding the square in front of Notre-Dame cathedral, offering visitors a close-up look at the Gothic monument for the first time since the devastating fire that struck in 2019.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/1 14:58:40

Thousands defy mass-gathering ban in UK to protest over police killing of George Floyd

Despite the ban of mass gatherings in Britain, thousands of people gathered Sunday in London and Manchester to protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man suffocated to death by a white police officer in the mid-western U.S. state of Minnesota on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/1 10:14:20

Racing under starters orders on road to redemption

English horse racing will on Monday offer a beacon of hope after months of nationwide gloom when it becomes the first sport in Britain to emerge from coronavirus lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/31 18:38:40

European powers strongly denounce latest US move against Iran

Britain, France and Germany on Saturday strongly condemned a US decision to end sanctions waivers for companies from nations that remain in a nuclear accord with Iran.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/31 18:28:40

Trump says he will delay G7 summit

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries – including Russia – to join the meeting.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/31 18:23:40

Belgian prince tests positive for COVID-19 after party

A nephew of Belgium's King Philippe, Prince Joachim, has tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party in Spain, which Spanish media said broke lockdown rules because of the number of people there.
Source: Reuters | 2020/5/31 17:08:40

Italy records over 150,000 COVID-19 recoveries, death toll at 33,142

The novel coronavirus infection trend continued downward in Italy as the number of recoveries jumped by 3,503 on Thursday, bringing the total to 150,604, the Civil Protection Department said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/29 10:04:53

Wind "most important" energy source in Germany for first time: data

With a share of almost 35 percent, wind power was for the first time the "most important" source of electricity generation in Germany in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/29 1:00:01

Ireland faces record recession: think tank

Ireland is facing its deepest ever recession as the coronavirus lockdown devastates jobs and strains the public finances, a think tank said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/28 18:43:40

Russia postpones BRICS, SCO summits in July over pandemic

Russia announced on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to postpone two international summits set for Saint Petersburg in July.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/28 17:48:42

Twenty-six held over migrant lorry tragedy in Britain after European probe

Police in Belgium and France have arrested 26 suspected people smugglers over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated truck in Britain in 2019.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/28 16:18:41

Boris balks post-Brexit plan

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders in June in a bid to reinvigorate stalled post-Brexit negotiations that London said Wednesday must finish by the end of 2020 even if no deal is reached.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/28 16:13:40

German GDP likely to contract by over 10 pct in Q2 2020: think tank

Due to the lockdown measures in force in Germany until May, the country's economic output in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020 is likely to decline by more than 10 percent compared to the first quarter, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/27 22:41:44

France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients

France on Wednesday banned the use of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/27 22:36:25

EU to unveil massive stimulus plan for post-coronavirus recovery

The European Commision will propose on Wednesday that Italy and Spain - the countries most affected by the coronavirus epidemic - get the lion's share of a new recovery fund offering a mix of grants and loans, a senior EU official said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/5/27 19:18:40

Germany to extend contact restrictions untill June 29

The German federal government and the 16 states have agreed in principle to keep coronavirus contact restrictions in place until June 29, the Federal Press Office announced Tuesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/27 15:29:01

Russia to hold postponed WWII parade on June 24: Putin

Russia to hold postponed WWII parade on June 24: Putin
Source: People's Daily | 2020/5/26 20:11:21