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Xi or Tsai? Taiwan opposition jumps on US envoy's 'vocal slip'

Monday  11:06,   10 august 2020

Taiwan's opposition party demanded a clarification Monday after a US envoy who is visiting appeared to mispronounce the name of the island's president for her arch rival in China. Health chief Alex Azar met with President Tsai Ing-wen... >>>

Court record in Colombia reveals Uribe's mounting legal bind

Monday  11:05,   10 august 2020

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The frantic voice message to an inmate in Colombia’s notorious La Picota prison came days before powerful former President Álvaro Uribe was up against a court deadline to submit witness testimony in a potentially damaging... >>>

'Strong support': Senior US official meets Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen

Monday  10:41,   10 august 2020

Health secretary Alex Azar pledges US support for island democracy as China condemns visit and threatens retaliation.China, which claims the democratically ruled island as its own, has condemned Azar's trip as a threat to "peace and stability" and... >>>

Italy: Five MPs are said to have applied for Corona aid for the self-employed

Monday  10:40,   10 august 2020

Your MPs diets were apparently not enough for them: Five Italian MPs are said to have applied for Corona aid money. "It's shameful and really indecent," said Foreign Minister Di Maio. © Alessandro Bianchi / REUTERS The Roman newspaper "La... >>>

Gaby Hauptmann: Lake Constance instead of South Africa

Monday  10:25,   10 august 2020

© Marijan Murat / dpa Gaby Hauptmann enjoys the summer on Lake Constance. The corona pandemic is also shaking up Gaby Hauptmann's vacation plans. Instead of traveling to South Africa on a horse safari, as has been the case for many years, the... >>>

US cabinet member meets Taiwan's leader

Monday  10:15,   10 august 2020

A US cabinet member met Taiwan's leader Monday during the highest level visit from the United States since it switched diplomatic recognition from the island to China in 1979, a trip that Beijing has condemned. Health Secretary Alex Azar is in... >>>

Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy newspaper, arrest owner

Monday  10:15,   10 august 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday and led in handcuffs through his newspaper office as police raided the building, part of a sweeping crackdown on dissent since China imposed a security law on the city. Lai, 71, was... >>>

Turkey Starts Naval Exercises South of Greece’s Kastellorizo

Monday  10:15,   10 august 2020

Turkey on Monday kicked off naval exercises to the east and south of the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kastellorizo and announced seismic research for oil and gas exploration in the same area, projecting its military might amid heightened territorial... >>>

UK says illegal migrant crossings from France are unacceptable

Monday  09:50,   10 august 2020

UK says illegal migrant crossings from France are unacceptable"We do have an unacceptable situation of many migrants coming across the Channel at the moment," junior health minister Helen Whately told Sky... >>>

Afghan president to sign release of Taliban prisoners, peace talks expected in days

Monday  09:27,   10 august 2020

Afghan president to sign release of Taliban prisoners, peace talks expected in daysKABUL (Reuters) - Long-awaited peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban were expected to start in Qatar within a week once the final batch of... >>>

Algerian journalist who covered protests faces verdict

Monday  09:27,   10 august 2020

An Algerian journalist faces years in prison if convicted on Monday in a trial rights groups call a test of press freedom in a country recently rocked by anti-government protests. The prosecutor called for Drareni to be sentenced to four years in... >>>

Niger: the circumstances of the attack specified, the area searched by the security forces

Monday  09:05,   10 august 2020

© AFP Niger: the charred vehicle in which were the six French people and their Nigerien companions, attacked on August 9 in an animal park in the Kouré region. Eight people, including two Nigeriens and six French, were killed in an attack on a... >>>

Coronavirus: Paris is masked in the midst of a scorching heat wave

Monday  09:05,   10 august 2020

© Provided by Le Point After Brussels and Madrid, wearing a mask becomes compulsory from 8 a.m. on Monday in certain very busy areas of Paris where the strict application of this measure fight against the coronavirus could collide with the ongoing... >>>

Azar meets with Taiwan President Tsai on breakthrough visit

Monday  08:15,   10 august 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday during the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic ties between Washington... >>>

Belarus election: Protests as preliminary results give President Lukashenko an overwhelming victory

Monday  08:15,   10 august 2020

Protests erupted across Belarus late Sunday after disputed preliminary results showed a landslide election victory for longtime President Alexander Lukashenko. © SIARHEI LESKIEC/AFP/Getty Images Riot police disperse protesters in the Belarus capital >>>