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Final span of new Genoa bridge raised in presence of Italian PM

The final steel span of Genoa's new bridge was raised in the presence of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday, Fincantieri, the company that built the bridge, said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/29 14:58:59

Turkey, Russia conduct 6th joint patrol in Idlib of Syria

Turkish and Russian troops on Tuesday held their sixth joint patrol along key M-4 highway in northwestern Idlib province of Syria, Turkish Defense Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/29 14:55:56

Putin extends national paid leave to May 11

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday extended the national paid leave introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19 to May 11.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/29 11:11:43

Brazil court OKs investigating allegations Bolsonaro tried to interfere with police

A Supreme Court judge on Monday authorized an investigation of allegations that Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tried to interfere in the work of the country's federal police force for political motives, the top court said on its website.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/28 19:38:40

Italy registers 199,414 coronavirus infections, death toll at 26,977

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 26,977 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries so far to 199,414, according to the latest official tally released on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/28 12:36:01

Netherlands marks quiet King's Day amid coronavirus pandemic

On King's Day, when everyone normally goes outside to celebrate wearing orange, the national color, the streets in the Netherlands were unusually quiet on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/28 11:26:28

Renovation of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris resumes

The renovation of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris resumed on Monday after a suspension since March 17 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the public agency overseeing the project announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/28 11:22:06

British PM Johnson back to work

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday made his first public appearance since being hospitalized with coronavirus three weeks ago, saying Britain was beginning to “turn the tide” on the outbreak but rejecting growing calls to ease a nationwide lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/27 20:03:41

'We're going out!': Spanish kids reclaim streets after weeks indoors

After six weeks stuck at home, Spain's children were allowed out on Sunday to run, play or go for a walk as the government eased one of the world's toughest coronavirus lockdowns.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/27 18:28:40

Germany reports 1,018 new cases of COVID-19, raising total to 155,193

Germany reported 1,018 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the country's case tally to 155,193, according to data from disease control agency Robert Koch Institute.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/27 15:04:07

COVID-19 infections reach 197,675 in Italy, single-day deaths lowest in six weeks

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 26,644 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 197,675 as of Sunday, according to latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/27 9:05:23

Some 100 people arrested a day in London for domestic violence during coronavirus lockdown

In the six weeks up to April 19, officers across London had made 4,093 arrests for domestic abuse offences -- nearly 100 a day on average -- and domestic abuse calls have risen by around a third in the last six weeks, the Metropolitan Police (the Met) has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/27 0:49:04

European tourism needs 375 bln euros to recover: ETC

The European Travel Commission (ETC), a European tourism organization, has said that the European tourism sector needs 375 billion euros to recover from the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and to restore operations, Portuguese Lusa News Agency reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/27 0:29:24

Trump, Putin call for trust and cooperation

Russia and the US on Saturday commemorated a historic meeting of US and Soviet forces during WWII as an example of how their countries can “build trust and cooperate.”
Source: AFP | 2020/4/26 20:23:40

British PM Johnson will be back at work on Monday, office says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday, after having recovered from a case of coronavirus that sent him to intensive care for three nights in early April.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/26 20:08:42

Europe's banks not doing enough to fight climate crisis: pressure group

Europe's 20 biggest commercial banks are not doing enough to fight climate change - but have made progress in recent years, a UK-based pressure group claimed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/26 18:18:40

Greek artists give truck-top concert to Athenians under COVID-19 lockdown

The ban on concerts amidst the COVID-19 lockdown in Greece has not kept singer Alkistis Protopsalti and her band away from their fans.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/26 11:22:01

Spain has the most coronavirus infections among healthcare workers

Twenty percent of the coronavirus infections reported in Spain have been among healthcare workers, Spanish media El País reported on Saturday.
Source: CGTN | 2020/4/25 17:38:53