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Pope calls for world to push for end to Libya violence amid pandemic

Pope Francis on Sunday urged international bodies as well as political and military leaders to stop the violence in Libya and to also end the plight of migrants, refugees and others trapped there.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 17:48:40

Russia controlling coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised interview Sunday that Russia had been more successful in dealing with the coronavirus than the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 17:38:41

Google to 'explore' why Churchill's photo disappeared

Google said Sunday it would explore why the picture of Britain's World War II leader Winston Churchill disappeared from a top search results list of former UK prime ministers, during controversy over his record on racism.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 16:08:40

Macron rejects statue destruction

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday that France would not seek to erase elements of its history or take down statues of controversial public figures, despite growing global scrutiny of former colonial powers in the wake of worldwide protests.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 16:03:40

Israel advances new Golan settlement named after Trump

"We will begin practical steps in establishing the community of Ramat Trump," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells a cabinet meeting as the country prepares to build a new settlement in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights named after U.S. President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/15 11:08:14

France "turns page of first act of (COVID-19) crisis", says Macron

"This means a stronger resumption of work and the reopening of restaurants and bars," he said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/15 11:07:04

Blessing the masses

Pope Francis blesses attendees from the window of the Apostolic palace during the weekly Angelus prayer on Sunday in The Vatican, as the city-state eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/6/14 23:53:40

Postal staff put stamp on UK virus outbreak

"It's been like Christmas," said one Royal Mail postal worker of the surge in parcels delivered across the city of St Albans during the coronavirus pandemic - a situation repeated across Britain.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/14 18:43:40

France says no atomic accident on submarine fire

A fire that raged for 14 hours on one of France's nuclear submarines did not lead to an atomic accident as steps were taken to protect its reactor, the defense minister said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/14 15:18:40

Over 100 arrested in central London in violent protests against anti-racism

Over 100 people were arrested during Saturday's far-right protests in central London, which turned violent later and left six police officers with minor injuries, Scotland Yard said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/14 13:51:36

Health safety is top priority for Greece as tourism season starts: PM

Greece is ready to welcome visitors again with health safety as the top priority in the new COVID-19 era, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday during a visit to the Santorini Island.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/14 9:18:25

Italy's active COVID-19 infections drop below 30,000, as recovery efforts increase

Italy registered a total of 236,305 coronavirus cases on Friday, as the number of active infections dropped below 30,000 for the first time since March 18, according to the latest official data.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/13 12:27:28

Poland to reopen borders for EU citizens

Poland will reopen its borders to other European Union (EU) countries on June 13, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/12 11:49:36

British Museum's Black Lives Matter posts mocked by global netizens

The British Museum might not have expected its “Black Lives Matter” tweets to be greeted with derision by global netizens, who asked the museum to return the exhibits that the UK illegally took from other countries over the centuries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 21:47:55

France seeks killer of bear shot in Pyrenees

An autopsy was carried out Wednesday on a young brown bear discovered dead in the Pyrenees mountains with gunshot wounds, in a bid to identify its killer, local authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/11 18:08:40

Russia says 'years' needed to clean up Arctic spill

Russian investigators on Wednesday detained three staffers of a power plant over a huge fuel spill in the Arctic, as response teams warned a full cleanup would take years.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/11 18:03:40

US fighter jets intercept Russian warplanes

US fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers twice on Wednesday off the coast of Alaska, US air defense command said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/11 16:28:40

EU executive to propose lifting entry bans gradually starting July

The European Commission will later this week put forward an approach for the gradual and partial lifting of the Schengen zone's external travel restrictions as of July 1 with certain third countries, the bloc's top diplomat said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/11 15:26:19