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Woman filmed naked and unconscious in London hotel wins 5-year legal fight

A woman who was filmed naked and unconscious by a man she did not know in a London hotel room won a five-year legal battle on Friday after he pleaded guilty under new rules on voyeurism.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/9 18:38:40

'Slight improvement' in Italian melting glacier

The threat that a massive chunk of glacier loosened by soaring temperatures could collapse near an alpine resort on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc mountain range has slightly eased, a local mayor said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 18:33:40

Eleven killed in suspected arson attack at Czech apartment block

Three children were among 11 people killed in a fire Saturday at an apartment block in the Czech Republic that police believe was set deliberately.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 16:58:40

Health offices hit by bomb threats

Several bomb threats were made against health authorities across Germany overnight, police said Saturday, although searches have so far not turned up any suspicious items.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 15:28:41

Ambassador's wife dies from blast

The wife of Dutch Ambassador to Lebanon Jan Waltmans has died of wounds sustained in the Beirut bomb explosion, the Netherlands' foreign ministry said Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/9 15:23:41

French patrols rescue 33 in Channel headed to UK

French patrol boats on Saturday rescued dozens of migrants from makeshift boats in the Channel that were heading to England, maritime officials said.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/9 15:23:40

EU removes Morocco from its "safe list" for entry

The European Union (EU) starts on Saturday to allow travelers from eleven non-EU countries to enter its external border, after removing Morocco from its latest "safe list".
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/9 11:08:23

Russian jet intercepts US reconnaissance planes over Black Sea

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted two US reconnaissance planes over the Black Sea on Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/8 11:15:45

France reports biggest daily spike of coronavirus cases since end of April

France on Friday reported 2,288 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest daily spike since the end of April.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/8 10:20:45

British Finance Minister on Brexit: We remain confident of a deal

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said that the UK remains confident of a Brexit deal. He added that lots of good progress has been made on Brexit.
Source: sputniknews | 2020/8/7 15:03:40

Re-imposing curfew against pandemic not on Turkey's agenda: minister

The Turkish government does not consider re-imposing curfews, the country's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Thursday, while the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has recorded a rapid increase in the last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/7 10:20:06

Germany plans to dim lights to save declining insect populations

Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations, it emerged Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/6 16:18:42

Russian military shows high combat capabilities despite COVID-19: defense minister

The Russian Armed Forces showed high combat capabilities during a recent snap check held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 9:11:32

Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon Sculptures ahead of 200th anniversary of War of Independence

Greece is stepping up efforts for the permanent return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Athens prior to the next year's 200th anniversary of 1821 Greek War of Independence, Greek Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 9:06:08

Paris to make mask-wearing mandatory in outdoor places as virus second wave looms

Amid signs of the epidemic resurgence, Paris is considering ordering people to wear masks in busy outdoor public spaces after the government authorized local authorities to toughen rule to contain coronavirus circulation during summer holidays.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 13:54:40

UK government launches discount scheme to boost local restaurants

The British government launched a discount scheme on Monday to boost the hospitality sector which has been hit hard by coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 10:45:06

Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos flees kingdom with corruption shame

Spain's former king Juan Carlos, who is facing investigation at home and abroad for corruption, announced Monday that he will go into exile.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/4 16:33:40

Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge after deadly collapse

Italy inaugurates a sleek new bridge in Genoa on Monday, though relatives of the 43 people killed when the old viaduct collapsed say the pomp and ceremony risk overshadowing the tragedy.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/3 19:03:40