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Long-term ally of PM Johnson resigns in sign of tension

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's director of communications resigned on Wednesday, a move that suggested tension at the heart of ­government as Britain prepares to complete its Brexit journey out of the European Union.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/12 19:28:41

Maritime trade to rebound in 2021: UN

Global maritime trade should recover in 2021 after tanking by 4.1 percent in 2020 owing to the coronavirus, a UN agency forecast Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/12 19:23:42

Turkey warns Pompeo about 'irrelevant' trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's planned visit to Turkey got off to a rocky start Wednesday when Ankara criticized his decision to raise the issue of religious freedom.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/12 16:43:40

EU hopes vaccinations available within months as cases top 1m in Italy

The European Union expressed hope Wednesday that it could start vaccinating people against the novel coronavirus as early as 2021, as Italy recorded more than 1 million cases and Britain said its death toll has surpassed the 50,000 mark.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/12 16:38:42

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Italy exceeds 1 million

The COVID-19 cases in Italy exceeded one million on Wednesday, official statistics by the Health Ministry showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/12 12:24:14

Putin demands higher survivability of Russian nuke control systems

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered boosting the survivability of the country's nuclear forces control systems.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/12 11:59:18

EU weighing tighter borders

European leaders on Tuesday mooted tightening the EU's external borders, as they vowed joint action following a spate of attacks on home soil blamed on Islamist radicals.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/11 16:33:41

Vatican report denies abuse coverup over US ex-cardinal

The Vatican on Tuesday denied a coverup over a US ex-cardinal accused of sexual abuse, admitting mistakes were made but saying Theodore McCarrick's crimes had for years been nothing but rumors.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/11 16:28:40

Hungary to further define gender roles

Hungary moved Tuesday to tighten references to gender in its constitution after stepping up rhetoric against the LGBT community.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/11 16:23:40

EU says to purchase up to 300 mln doses of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine

The European Union (EU) will authorize a contract for the purchase of up to 300 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by German company BioNTech and its American partner Pfizer, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/11 14:28:15

UK records highest daily coronavirus death toll since mid-May

Another 532 people with coronavirus have died in Britain, marking the highest daily coronavirus death toll since mid-May, according to official figures released Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/11 10:34:56

France to host video summit on terror reply

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected on Tuesday to host a video summit about an EU-wide response to recent attacks in Europe blamed on Islamist radicals, his office said.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/10 18:08:40

Electrifying growth of renewables despite coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic may have dealt a blow to energy demand but growth of renewables in the electric power sector has continued at a record pace, an International Energy Agency report (IEA) said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/10 17:43:40

'Lockdown' Word of the Year

Collins Dictionary said on Tuesday that "lockdown" is its Word of The Year in 2020 following a dramatic increase in usage during the spread of COVID-19.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/10 17:38:41

Green on the go

The Scottish city of Aberdeen enjoyed a boom after the discovery of oil in the North Sea in the 1960s, propelling it to a central role in the industry.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/10 17:23:40

UK, EU resume crucial crunch Brexit talks in London

Britain and the European Union resumed crucial negotiations in London on Monday over a post-Brexit free trade deal, with time running short and both sides saying major obstacles remain.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/10 16:53:41

Russia to deploy peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh after ceasefire

Russia will deploy peacekeepers in the Nagorno-Karabakh region as a "complete ceasefire" starting Tuesday was reached by Azerbaijan and Armenia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/10 10:42:50

UK PM warns against easing efforts to fight COVID-19 amid vaccine hopes

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday warned against relaxing efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic amid looming hopes of a vaccine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/10 10:34:59