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Over 30 UK universities report COVID-19 cases

More than 30 universities in Britain have reported coronavirus cases since the new school term started earlier this month, with thousands of students in self-isolation, local media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 11:32:14

EU-UK trade talks resume under Brexit bill cloud

Negotiators for the EU and Britain are hoping for a breakthrough in trade talks this week, despite feuding over a controversial UK bill that threatens to scupper a post-Brexit deal.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 20:33:40

UK Labour heads polls

Britain's Labour Party on Sunday registered its first polling lead since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in 2019 as support for his crisis-wracked Conservative government continued to plunge.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/27 18:33:43

'Disorder, debacle, rebellion': Backers turn on Britain's PM

Described as dejected and dogmatic even by his partisans, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is enduring a torrid time in his tumultuous premiership, and worse may lie ahead.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/27 18:33:41

Swiss voters clearly reject curbs on EU immigration

Swiss voters decide on Sunday whether to annul a pact with the European Union on the free movement of people, an important test of attitudes towards foreigners who make up a quarter of the population.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/27 17:43:40

Audi fulfills promise and plans for next Golden Decade growth in China

Audi showcased a line-up of new debuts at Auto China 2020 on Saturday, highlighting the brand power and “In China, For China” commitment. Audi revealed future plan including carbon neutral pledge, electronic vehicle development, and autopilot. Audi will also deepen cooperation with FAW Group by increasing locally produced models.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 17:28:40

Police shut down anti-restrictions protest in central London over lack of social distancing

Police has shut down an anti-coronavirus restrictions protest in central London on Saturday because crowds have not complied with social distancing rules.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 9:58:36

Paris stabbing attack an act of terrorism: French minister

The stabbing attack in Paris on Friday near the former offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was "clearly an act of Islamist terrorism," said French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:15:23

Belgium's airport officially inaugurates new "Air Silk Road" cargo routes to China

Ostend-Bruges International Airport in Belgium held a ceremony on Thursday to officially mark the opening of new "Air Silk Road" cargo routes between China and Belgium.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/25 17:30:23

2,500 students locked down at elite Swiss school after virus outbreak

Some 2,500 students of a prestigious Swiss hospitality school have been placed in quarantine after a major outbreak of coronavirus following private parties there, regional authorities said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/24 16:58:41

Greek-Turkish military talks make progress

NATO said on Wednesday there had been “good progress” in military talks between Greece and Turkey aimed at avoiding clashes in the eastern Mediterranean, the scene of a dispute over energy resources.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/24 16:28:41

UK universities embrace Chinese students with charter flights, COVID-secure measures

As universities in the UK reopen their campuses, Chinese students are travelling via chartered flights to the UK at a time when international travel has been severely impacted by the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 0:20:41

LGBT+ advocates dismayed as UK gov't scraps key transgender rights reform

Transgender people will not be allowed to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis, the British government said on Tuesday, scrapping a proposed reform that sparked furious debate between LGBT+ and women's rights campaigners.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/23 18:38:40

Swiss police clear protesters

Police began removing protesters seeking more action against climate change from a square near the Swiss parliament building in Bern early on Wednesday after the group that had set up tents refused to heed a city order to leave.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/23 17:13:41

Brazil's deforestation sticking point for EU-Mercosur

Brazil hit back Tuesday at European reluctance to finalize a trade deal between the EU and Mercosur blocs, or officially Southern Common Market, over concerns about Amazon deforestation, saying a French report on the issue was motivated by “protectionist interests.”
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:13:40

Sanctions, COVID-19 Pandemic, Struggle for Global Stability: Key Takeaways From Putin's UNGA Speech

In a video message to the 75th United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the UN Security Council "should be more inclusive of the interests of all countries as well as of the diversity of their positions".
Source: sputniknews | 2020/9/23 15:18:20

Helsinki Airport set to deploy COVID-19 sniffer dogs

Four specially trained dogs demonstrated their ability to sniff COVID-19 in people even before showing symptoms during a press conference held at Helsinki Vantaa International Airport on Tuesday. The pilot project is scheduled to commence later this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 11:33:49

UK leisure group Whitbread says could cut 6,000 jobs

British leisure group Whitbread, owner of Premier Inn hotels, said Tuesday that it could axe up to 6,000 jobs or almost a fifth of its workforce, owing to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/22 20:13:41