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Britain's highest court hears case over Islamic State bride's return home

Britain's Supreme Court on Monday hears the case of a woman stripped of her UK citizenship after joining the Islamic State in Syria, who wants to return to appeal the ruling.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/23 18:23:41

Spain to send more police to Senegal to curb illegal migration, says foreign minister

Spain will increase its police presence in Senegal to tackle criminal networks behind an upsurge in illegal migration from the West African coast to its territory, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/23 18:13:40

An heiress, a judge and a job: France's Sarkozy goes on trial for corruption

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Monday accused of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling, one of several criminal investigations that threaten to cast an ignominious pall over his decades-long political career.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/23 18:08:40

Brexit talks yield little as looming deadline raises economic fears

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's brinkmanship has brought UK-EU talks down to the wire and his choice boils down now to a barebones deal or serious economic disruption in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/22 18:38:40

Remains of two victims of 79 AD volcanic eruption unearthed at Pompeii

The remains of two victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago have been unearthed at a grand villa on the fringes of Pompeii, officials at the archaeological site said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/22 18:23:40

European regulator head says passenger jetliner safe to return to service

Europe is set to lift its flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX passenger jetliner in January 2021 after US regulators last week ended a 20-month grounding triggered by two fatal crashes.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/22 17:58:41

Portugal bans free movement between municipalities around upcoming holidays

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Saturday announced a ban on free movement between municipalities around two upcoming public holidays.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/22 9:40:40

Russia says inter-regional cooperation with China continuing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Russia and China have sustained high-level inter-regional cooperation despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/20 14:24:03

Italy plans to vaccinate 1.7 mln people by end-January

Some 1.7 million Italians will get vaccinated against coronavirus by the end of January 2021, the country's Extraordinary Commissioner for the COVID-19 Emergency Domenico Arcuri said at a press conference here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/20 11:03:52

UK PM announces largest military investment since Cold War

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday the country's largest military investment in 30 years -- an extra 16.5 billion pounds (about 21.9 billion US dollars) in defence spending over next four years.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/20 10:58:47

EU to scale up offshore wind capacity to 300 GW by 2050

The European Union (EU) aims to increase offshore wind capacity from the current 12 gigawatts (GW) to at least 60 GW by 2030 before further expanding to 300 GW by 2050, according to the EU's strategy on offshore renewable energy issued on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/20 10:54:34

UK says 'health comes first' as talks with EU suspended over COVID-19 concern

Britain's chief negotiator David Frost said Thursday that the health of the British and European Union (EU) negotiating teams "comes first" as both sides decided to suspend their post-Brexit talks after one negotiator tested positive for COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/20 10:43:05

Swiss strike carbon offset deal with Ghanaian govt

Some of Switzerland's carbon dioxide emissions are to be offset through projects in Ghana, the Swiss government announced Wednesday, after concluding a similar deal last month with Peru.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/19 20:28:40

Russia's Governmental Commission Enacts Road Map for 5G Networks Development in Country

The praesidium of Russia's governmental commission for digital development has enacted the road map for 5G networks development in Russia, the office of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, who heads the commission, said on Thursday.
Source: Sputnik | 2020/11/19 17:32:06

Russian Lawmakers Submit New Bill on Foreign Agents to Lower Chamber

Russian lawmakers have submitted a bill to the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, proposing to label individuals as foreign agents if they engage in politics while being funded from abroad.
Source: Sputnik | 2020/11/19 17:30:14

Italian media, experts applaud China's economic recovery

The latest economic data from the world's second-largest economy has attracted wide attention in Italy, with local media praising China's economic growth and experts highly valuing the Chinese market.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/19 14:53:17

France's COVID-19 cases top 2 mln, epidemic indicators improving

France on Tuesday became the first European country to record over two millions of confirmed COVID-19 cases, although epidemic indicators were gradually improving, said Health General Director Jerome Salomon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/19 13:34:45

UK aims to zero-emission transport from 2030 in green 'revolution'

Britain will ban petrol and diesel vehicle sales from 2030 as part of a 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" to be unveiled Wednesday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/18 18:28:40