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Factional risks hover as Libya's U.N. peace process advances

Tuesday  16:56,   19 january 2021

Factional risks hover as Libya's U.N. peace process advancesIt follows weeks of negotiation after a political dialogue in Tunis in November among 75 Libyans, selected by the U.N. Libya mission, charted a roadmap towards elections but failed to... >>>

France's reckoning with colonial past reviewed in Algeria report

Tuesday  16:56,   19 january 2021

A historian tasked by President Emmanuel Macron with assessing how France deals with its colonial past in Algeria -- a hugely sensitive issue six decades after Algerians won independence -- will deliver his recommendations on Wednesday. - Apology... >>>

Lawyers for UK's Meghan seek to stop privacy case going to trial

Tuesday  16:35,   19 january 2021

Lawyers for UK's Meghan seek to stop privacy case going to trialLONDON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, asked a London judge on Tuesday to rule in her favour in a privacy case against a tabloid newspaper without a... >>>

China defends COVID-19 response after criticism by experts

Tuesday  16:20,   19 january 2021

Beijing says its initial response to the outbreak was adequate after experts said it could have acted more rapidly.“As the first country to sound the alarm against the pandemic, we took prompt and decisive measures even though we had incomplete... >>>

Greek coastguard recovers one dead, rescues 27 on Lesbos island

Tuesday  16:20,   19 january 2021

Greek coastguard recovers one dead, rescues 27 on Lesbos island"We have rescued 11 men, 15 women and a child. They're all in good health," a coastguard official said, adding that the migrants are believed to be from... >>>

Spanish police seize more than 2 tons of cocaine hidden in charcoal

Tuesday  15:45,   19 january 2021

Spanish police have seized more than two tons of cocaine and arrested 12 people allegedly involved in a large scale drugs smuggling network with connections to Paraguay and Brazil. Authorities investigated the network -- members of which had... >>>

Biden says he will reverse Trump's order to lift the coronavirus travel ban

Tuesday  14:10,   19 january 2021

"This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel," said a Biden spokesperson.Trump on Monday signed an executive order effective from January 26 which lifted the restrictions imposed last year in response to the coronavirus... >>>

COVID-19 forces delay of no-confidence vote in Slovenia government

Tuesday  14:10,   19 january 2021

COVID-19 forces delay of no-confidence vote in Slovenia governmentThe leader of the Pensioners' Party DESUS, Karl Erjavec, who had been proposed as the candidate to take over from Prime Minister Janez Jansa if the opposition motion had succeeded,... >>>

One in eight in England have had Covid: official data

Tuesday  13:45,   19 january 2021

An estimated 12 percent of people in England had been infected with coronavirus by December last year, up from nine percent in November, according to official antibody data released Tuesday. One in 10 people in Wales, one in 13 in Northern Ireland... >>>

Biden intelligence pick to call for tough scrutiny of China, source says

Tuesday  13:45,   19 january 2021

Biden intelligence pick to call for tough scrutiny of China, source saysWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Avril Haines, a former White House and CIA official whom President-elect Joe Biden chose for the top U.S. intelligence job, will tell Congress on Tuesday... >>>

Hong Kong extends work from home for civil servants until Jan 27

Tuesday  13:45,   19 january 2021

Hong Kong extends work from home for civil servants until Jan 27On Monday, Hong Kong reported 107 new cases of coronavirus, the highest number in nearly a month, fuelling concern over a new wave of infections in the densely populated city where... >>>

Nicaragua: life imprisonment for "hate" crimes, the opposition is outraged

Tuesday  13:25,   19 january 2021

© REUTERS / Oswaldo Rivas Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua, in Managua on September 5, 2018. The Parliament of Nicaragua adopted on Monday January 18 a constitutional reform which provides for a life sentence for perpetrators of crimes... >>>

Tesla starts deliveries of the Chinese-made Model Y crossover in world's biggest car market

Tuesday  13:20,   19 january 2021

Tesla has begun rolling out locally made Model Y crossover vehicles in China, reaching an important milestone in the world's largest auto market.Tesla has begun rolling out locally made Model Y crossover vehicles in China, reaching an important... >>>

Covid-19: Germany prepares for new restrictions

Tuesday  13:15,   19 january 2021

© Provided by Le Parisien Le Parisien Berlin toughens its tone. Mandatory FFP2 masks, systematic teleworking with a few exceptions ... Germany is preparing to take a notch higher in the restrictions linked to the Covid-19 epidemic this Tuesday. For >>>

Kremlin says unfazed by calls for sanctions over Navalny's detention

Tuesday  12:50,   19 january 2021

Kremlin says unfazed by calls for sanctions over Navalny's detentionNavalny, who has urged Russians to take to the streets in protest, was detained on Sunday after he flew back to Russia for the first time since he was poisoned with a nerve... >>>