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Pope hails UN global cease-fire move

Pope Francis on Sunday threw his support behind a UN Security Council resolution calling for a halt to conflicts to facilitate the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/7 10:38:40

Italy to take in 180 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Italy on Sunday authorized charity vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean to a ship in Sicily for quarantine, the ship's operator and the government said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/6 16:53:40

NHS anniversary celebrated in UK with nationwide clap

Britain on Sunday saw a nationwide round of clapping to pay tribute to the National Health Service (NHS) staff on the 72nd anniversary of its founding.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/6 8:06:04

Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

Egyptian authorities on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly sexually abused dozens of girls and women, in a case that has sparked outrage online, a security source said.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/5 19:03:40

Transfer rescued migrants to quarantine vessel on Monday: source

Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine vessel in Sicily, an interior ministry source said on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/5 18:58:40

Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

Greece on Saturday announced another extension of a coronavirus lockdown in its teeming migrant camps, despite allegations that it has used the pandemic to limit the movement of migrants.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/5 16:03:40

Spain's Catalonia places 200,000 people back into lockdown following rise in COVID-19 cases

This is the first such measure to be introduced since Spain ended its State of Alarm allowing the return of free movement around the country on June 21.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/5 10:27:22

Spain's iconic Sagrada Familia basilica reopens

The reopening of Sagrada Familia will take place in three separate stages, with the aim of recognizing the efforts of the citizens of Barcelona in the fight against COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/5 10:11:38

EU authorizes remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment

The European Commission has authorized anti-viral drug remdesivir for the treatment against coronavirus on Friday, making it the first drug authorized at the European Union level for the treatment of COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/4 1:59:40

French president names new PM

French President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex as new prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/3 19:07:48

Russian voters back reforms

Russians overwhelmingly approved a package of constitutional changes in a nationwide vote, partial results showed Wednesday, allowing President Vladimir Putin to potentially extend his two-decade rule until 2036.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 16:03:41

Belgium enters Phase 4 of de-confinement measures

Belgium entered Phase 4 of de-confinement measures on July 1, as announced by Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes on June 24.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/2 15:51:24

Chinese buses to be used for public transport in two Cypriot cities

A fleet of brand new Chinese buses will be used starting on July 5 for bus routes in two Cypriot cities, the capital Nicosia and its sister city Larnaca, a bus company announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/2 15:31:43

Recycling laggard Greece to discard single-use plastic

Greece has drafted a bill banning the use of a range of single-use plastics, from takeaway coffee cups to cotton buds, ahead of an EU deadline in 2021, the government said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/1 19:33:41

Trump approves cutting 9,500 troops in Germany: Pentagon

US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to slash US military presence in Germany by 9,500 troops, the Defense Department said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/1 17:28:40

US not on EU's initial 'safe list'

The European Union (EU) has excluded the US from its initial “safe list” of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel from Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/1 17:23:41

Racism in Britain: effects of a 'hostile environment'

The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, during a US police arrest has sparked a wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the country. And there have been calls to take down colonial-era statues to figures who were involved in or profited from the international slave trade.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 22:23:40

Filipino lawyer says he's been framed over Wirecard's missing billions

A Filipino lawyer embroiled in a multibillion dollar fraud at Wirecard, Mark Tolentino, told Reuters that he was surprised to be linked to the German payments firm and that he was the "victim of a frame-up."
Source: Reuters | 2020/6/29 19:13:43