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Europeans snap up old cars to avoid public transport

Across Europe, people are snapping up old automobiles, desperate to avoid buses and trains but wary of splashing out on a shiny new motor in uncertain economic times.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/1 19:18:41

European rights court OKs climate lawsuit against 33 nations

Europe's top rights court said on Monday that it would give priority status to a lawsuit filed by six young Portuguese citizens against 33 nations they say are not fulfilling obligations to limit climate change.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 17:53:40

Blood test may accurately predict Alzheimer's: study

Scientists said Monday they had developed a way of predicting if patients will develop Alzheimer's disease by analyzing their blood, in what experts hailed as a potential "gamechanger" in the fight against the condition.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 17:38:41

Turkey orders detention of 82 military personnel over suspected coup links

Turkey ordered the detention of 82 military personnel in an operation targeting supporters of the Muslim preacher who Ankara says was behind a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/1 17:08:40

UK says 'no time to lose' with Brexit transition

The UK government on Tuesday urged businesses to get ready for the end of the Brexit transition period in one month's time, as talks on a free trade deal remained deadlocked.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 16:58:40

Slippery in Hesse

A thin blanket of snow covers the Romerberg Square in Frankfurt, Germany with the houses of the east line. Due to slippery roads, dozens of accidents with numerous injured people had occurred in the state of Hesse in the night.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 16:53:40

Italy's fashion companies building on "Made in Italy" brand in China

Italy's fashion industry is working hard to ensure it remains in fashion in China, the world's fastest-growing major market for high-end clothing and accessories.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 14:25:31

World's strictest corporate responsibility plan fails in Swiss vote

A plan in Switzerland to impose the world's strictest corporate responsibility rules, which would have made Switzerland-headquartered multinationals liable for abusive business practices worldwide, failed to pass in a vote on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 18:58:40

French police officers charged over beating, racial abuse of black man

Four French police officers were charged Monday over the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, a case that has ramped up pressure on the government of President Emmanuel Macron to give ground on a controversial security bill.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 16:28:40

EU, UK entering "last week or so" of substantive negotiations: UK foreign secretary

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Sunday that talks with the European Union (EU) on post-Brexit trade are entering "the last week or so" of "substantive" post-Brexit trade negotiations.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 9:28:51

UK, France sign new deal to stop illegal migration across Channel

Britain and France signed a new agreement to try to stop illegal migration across the Channel on Saturday, upping patrols and technology in the hope of closing off a dangerous route used by migrants to try to reach the UK on small boats.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/29 18:28:40

Virus kills 400,000 in Europe

Coronavirus deaths topped 400,000 Saturday in Europe, the world's second worst-hit region, as parts of the continent began to reopen shops for the holiday season.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/29 16:43:40

France sees further fall in COVID-19 hospitalizations as lockdown exit starts

The COVID-19 hospitalizations in France further declined on Saturday as the country started a three-stage lockdown exit.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/29 13:44:56

France sees further fall in COVID-19 hospitalizations as lockdown exit starts

The COVID-19 hospitalizations in France further declined on Saturday as the country started a three-stage lockdown exit.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/29 9:51:08

Russian Armed Forces Begin Mass COVID-19 Vaccination to Cover 400,000 Servicemen

Russia has begun mass coronavirus vaccination among its armed forces personnel, planning to inoculate more than 400,000 servicemen, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday at a ministral meeting.
Source: Sputniknews | 2020/11/28 19:59:58

Putin to Hold Annual Press Conference on 17 December in Video-Format

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold his annual press conference on 17 December, it will be held in the online format, the Kremlin said on Friday.
Source: Sputniknews | 2020/11/28 19:56:09

Germany's COVID-19 cases pass one million

Germany's COVID-19 caseload has topped 1 million after 22,806 new infections were reported within one day, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 22:54:13

Russia plans to develop its own space station

Russia's rocket and space corporation Energia on Thursday announced that it is working on the development of a new multifunctional space station.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 15:00:07