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Russia test-launches Tsirkon hypersonic missile

Russia has test-launched the Tsirkon hypersonic missile from a warship for the first time, TASS news agency reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 12:56:56

Slovenia's COVID-19 cases exceed 70,000

Slovenia on Thursday reported 1,767 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally of confirmed cases to 70,911, according to official figures.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 12:00:11

Croatia to shut restaurants amid COVID-19 spike

Churches, stores, and cultural and entertainment institutions can continue operating with special restrictions. All public gatherings of over 25 people are banned while private celebrations can be organized for 10 people at most. To prevent party at home, the government also banned the sale of alcohol after 10 p.m.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 8:52:38

Polish gov't announces financial stimulus package, puts limits on Christmas gatherings

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced a new economic stimulus package on Thursday for businesses that have suffered during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 8:41:03

Sweden to reach COVID-19 peak in two weeks: forecast

The second wave of Sweden's COVID-19 epidemic will peak in mid-December, according to a new forecast from the country's Public Health Agency Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 8:27:06

France risks US ire with vow to impose digital tax in 2020

France will enforce a new digital levy for online technology giants in 2020, breaking a truce with Washington over the long-running tax fight that could prompt a round of punitive US tariffs on French goods.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 19:43:40

EU warns will defend its market amid Brexit

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen warned Wednesday that any post-Brexit trade deal must not undermine the EU single market, as frustration with London grows.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 16:58:40

UK climate leadership seen weakened by aid cut for world's poor

Britain's decision to cut its aid budget will likely dent its reputation on the global diplomatic stage and may weaken a push for other wealthy governments to find more funding to help poor nations tackle climate change, aid groups and think tanks said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/26 16:33:40

More migrants relocated from Malta to EU countries

Germany is hosting a group of migrants who were relocated through an EU resettlement program, the Maltese government announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/26 13:56:51

Macron announces three-step reopening amid 'glimmer of hope' in France

France will start easing its COVID-19 lockdown this weekend so that by ­Christmas, shops, theaters and cinemas will reopen and people will be able to spend the holiday with their families, President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/25 21:13:42

Spanish gov't outlines COVID-19 vaccination plan

Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa on Tuesday explained the government's plans to vaccinate the population against COVID-19 in 2021.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/25 9:51:45

French users sue Muslim prayer app over alleged US army links

French users of a Muslim prayer app accused of selling data that ended up with the US army are suing the company, their lawyers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/24 18:43:40

European researchers conduct biggest ever COVID-19 supercomputer test

A European research consortium said on Monday it had carried out the most complex supercomputing experiment ever conducted on the new coronavirus, during a 60-hour simulation aimed at modeling the effect of potential new COVID-19 drugs.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/24 18:13:40

England gets new set of restrictions for end of COVID-19 lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out new measures on Monday to replace a COVID-19 lockdown in England from December 2, reinforcing a previous regional approach to try to reopen businesses in areas where infection rates are lower.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/24 17:33:41

Police use tear gas to disperse migrant camp in central Paris

Police used tear gas as they dismantled a new migrant camp in the center of Paris set up to house hundreds of refugees evacuated from makeshift suburban shelters without being relocated.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/24 17:33:40

Germany to start COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-December

In light of "encouraging developments" in clinical trials and the expected regulatory approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination centers across Germany would be operational by mid-December, Minister of Health Jens Spahn said in a press conference here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/24 15:03:59

Greek officials invite Chinese investment in post-COVID-19 Greece

Greek officials expressed confidence in Greece's attraction to investment and welcomed investment from China in the post-pandemic era during a Sino-Greek online video conference on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/24 12:18:35

Italy's coronavirus death toll climbs above 50,000 mark

Italy's coronavirus death toll has climbed to 50,453 as another 630 COVID-19 patients died, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/24 10:05:43