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Two women stabbed at Eiffel Tower in apparent racist attack

Thursday  13:05,   22 october 2020

No information about the incident was initially released by authorities, leading to criticism from online users. People on social media have identified the two victims as Muslim women who were wearing the hijab. Al Jazeera is attempting to verify... >>>

About 10,000 fans allowed at Chinese football final: FA official

Thursday  12:45,   22 october 2020

About 10,000 supporters could be allowed at each leg of the Chinese Super League final next month, a top football official said, as spectators return to China's stadiums despite the lingering coronavirus threat. "Going to the final, I would say... >>>

UK-EU Brexit talks back on as clock ticks to trade deadline

Thursday  12:45,   22 october 2020

European Union negotiators headed to London on Thursday to resume Brexit trade talks after Britain called off a boycott, with both sides vowing to work round the clock to seal a deal in the time left. Led by chief negotiator Michel Barnier, the EU... >>>

Nigerian military offered Wednesday to deploy in Lagos if needed: governor

Thursday  12:15,   22 october 2020

Nigerian military offered Wednesday to deploy in Lagos if needed: governorUnrest has broken out across the state, which is under 24-hour curfew, sparked by anti-police protests and the shooting of civilians by security forces on Tuesday... >>>

US State Department approves potential arms sales to Taiwan

Thursday  12:15,   22 october 2020

USA-TAIWAN-WEAPONS: US State Department approves potential arms sales to Taiwan © Reuters / ANN WANG THE DEPARTMENT OF US STATE APPROVES POTENTIAL ARMS SALES IN TAIWAN WASHINGTON / TAIPEI (Reuters) - The US State Department has approved the... >>>

Vatican, China Renew Accord on Bishops Despite U.S. Pressure

Thursday  11:51,   22 october 2020

The Vatican renewed an agreement with China, brushing aside pressure from the U.S. government which has denounced attacks on religious freedom in the Asian country.The Vatican and China, which are slowly moving toward restoring diplomatic relations... >>>

Sudan protester killed as police clear streets: medics

Thursday  11:51,   22 october 2020

A Sudanese protester was killed late Wednesday as security forces moved to disperse demonstrations against the transitional government's failure to address a deepening economic crisis, doctors close to the protesters said. At least 14 protesters >>>

India, U.S. set for military pact on satellite data during Pompeo visit

Thursday  11:51,   22 october 2020

India, U.S. set for military pact on satellite data during Pompeo visitNEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is closing in on an agreement with the United States that will give it access to satellite data for better accuracy of missiles and drones, government >>>

Why are Hong Kong and Taiwan bickering over the fate of a murderer?

Thursday  11:05,   22 october 2020

Hong Konger Chan Tong-kai admits to murdering his pregnant girlfriend in a Taipei hotel room nearly two years ago. He initially claimed to have no idea what happened to his girlfriend, who was pregnant. Taiwanese investigators soon found Poon's body >>>

Despite pledges, Czechs face 2nd lockdown as system totters

Thursday  11:05,   22 october 2020

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs had been assured it wouldn't happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that's threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on Thursday exactly the same massive... >>>

Banksy painting expected to fetch more than $6m at UK auction

Thursday  10:55,   22 october 2020

‘Show Me the Monet’ is a satirical take on Claude Monet’s ‘The Water-Lily Pond’.Show Me the Monet is based on The Water-Lily Pond, but with the idyllic scene ruined by fly-tipping – the dumping of waste in undesignated... >>>

Brexit Talks Set to Restart With Aim of Deal by Mid-November

Thursday  10:55,   22 october 2020

Trade talks between the U.K. and European Union are on the verge of resuming after positive contact between the two sides, three people familiar with the discussions said. © Bloomberg Boris Johnson A decision could come in the next 24 hours, with... >>>

More than half of small European firms fear closure: McKinsey

Thursday  10:40,   22 october 2020

Majority of small, mid-sized European companies expect to close by September if revenues remain stagnant, survey finds.The survey was conducted in August, before the current acceleration in coronavirus cases across Europe that is forcing governments >>>

Trump Is Putin’s Least-Bad Option

Thursday  10:40,   22 october 2020

Trump’s presidency hasn’t been as good for the Kremlin as it hoped. But Biden’s liberal internationalism wouldn’t be good news for Russia either.The hard truth is that the Kremlin hasn’t benefited from a Trump presidency as much as it had hoped... >>>

South Korea finance minister loses home as housing policy comes back to haunt

Thursday  10:40,   22 october 2020

South Korea finance minister loses home as housing policy comes back to hauntSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's finance minister, the architect of rules aimed at protecting tenants and slowing deposit increases, has himself been forced to look for a... >>>