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News : World

How the deployment of the Army's brand-new training unit became a headache for one of the US's closest allies

Wednesday  22:00,   28 october 2020

After an otherwise normal deployment sparked political backlash, the US and Colombia have been less vocal about what US Army advisors are up to.The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade's rotation was its first in Latin America and "reaffirm[ed]" US >>>

Afghan man arrested in 2008 kidnapping of American journalist David Rohde

Wednesday  22:00,   28 october 2020

Haji Najibullah, 42, was in federal custody in New York on Wednesday awaiting his initial appearance before a judge. Federal authorities in New York announced Wednesday that Haji Najibullah, 42, was taken into custody in Ukraine and transferred to... >>>

Venezuela's Maduro says Amuay refinery was hit by a 'terrorist attack'

Wednesday  21:30,   28 october 2020

Venezuela's Maduro says Amuay refinery was hit by a 'terrorist attack'An explosion hit a distillation unit at the 645,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) plant on Tuesday, people familiar with the matter said, though there were no reports of... >>>

South Africa Defends State Airline Bailout As It Seeks Partners

Wednesday  21:10,   28 october 2020

South Africa’s National Treasury has defended a controversial 10.5 billion rand ($641 million) lifeline for its bankrupt national airline, saying that setting it on the path to recovery will entice private shareholders. © Photographer: Waldo... >>>

France in favor of European sanctions against Turkey

Wednesday  20:55,   28 october 2020

© Copyright 2020, L'Obs France will plead in favor of “sanctions” at European level against Turkey at a time when tensions between the EU and Ankara are rising on many contentious points, French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément... >>>

Coronavirus: New record of contaminations in Italy, marked increase in Lombardy

Wednesday  20:55,   28 october 2020

SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-ITALY: Coronavirus: New record of contaminations in Italy, marked increase in Lombardy © Reuters / YARA NARDI CORONAVIRUS: NEW RECORD OF CONTAMINATIONS IN ITALY , SIGNIFICANT RISK IN LOMBARDY ROME (Reuters) - The Italian Ministry... >>>

Mexican president slams European coronavirus lockdown measures

Wednesday  20:51,   28 october 2020

Mexican president slams European coronavirus lockdown measuresGermany and France were on Wednesday preparing to announce restrictions approaching the level of spring's blanket lockdowns as COVID deaths across Europe... >>>

Mediziner Kamradt: "The immunity to the coronavirus is relatively short-lived"

Wednesday  20:50,   28 october 2020

While the world continues to wait for a vaccine against the coronavirus, it remains unclear how long people are immune after surviving COVID-19. Immunologist Thomas Kamradt explains why in a DW interview. © Getty Images / AFP / P. Pardo Currently... >>>

Partial covid-19 lockdown in Germany prioritizes in-person schools over dining out

Wednesday  20:20,   28 october 2020

Merkel said ICU beds are filling and that contact tracing has broken down.Bars, restaurants and theaters will close for a four-week period, while schools will remain open. Social contacts will also be further... >>>

Child loses arm and mother injured in Egypt shark attack

Wednesday  20:20,   28 october 2020

A child has lost an arm and his mother suffered "deep wounds" in a shark attack in a marine reserve near the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. © Martin Strmiska/Alamy Stock The attack took place in the Ras Mohammed marine reserve in Egypt's... >>>

Germany announces four-week shutdown as coronavirus cases spike

Wednesday  20:15,   28 october 2020

"We must act, and now, to avoid an acute national health emergency," Chancellor Angela Merkel said.Merkel and the country's 16 state governors, who are responsible for imposing and easing restrictions, agreed on the partial lockdown in a... >>>

Activist attempts to steal artwork from Louvre in latest stage of campaign

Wednesday  19:35,   28 october 2020

European cultural institutions are under mounting pressure to return colonial artifacts to their countries of origin, and one Congolese activist has taken matters into his own hands. © Bardos Florent/Abaca/Zuma Activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza made... >>>

European leaders impose new COVID restrictions amid second wave. Trump not urging new precautions amid deadly US surge.

Wednesday  19:35,   28 october 2020

The U.S. is also in the grip of a COVID surge. But President Trump has not called for new restrictions.The U.S. is also in the grip of a massive coronavirus surge, with 44 states reporting rising caseloads in the latest week, according to a USA... >>>

5 arrested, charged as illegal agents for China

Wednesday  19:10,   28 october 2020

Five people were arrested Wednesday, and one more was being sought, on charges they acted as illegal agents of China. © STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images The U.S. flag and the national flag of the People's Republic of China are seen in this stock photo. The... >>>

Lebanon blast victims file almost 700 legal complaints

Wednesday  19:05,   28 october 2020

The Beirut Bar Association on Wednesday handed the public prosecutor almost 700 criminal complaints from victims of the city's deadly August 4 port blast, Lebanon's National News Agency said. The explosion of a massive stockpile of ammonium... >>>