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German infectious disease agency hit by hackers days before arson attack: Spiegel

Wednesday  16:10,   28 october 2020

German infectious disease agency hit by hackers days before arson attack: SpiegelThe news weekly, citing the Federal Centre for Information Technology, said the website was knocked out for two hours on Oct. 22 by a distributed denial of service... >>>

Biden Says Trump Refuses to Speak Out Against 'Brutal Dictatorship' of Russia-Allied Belarus

Wednesday  16:10,   28 october 2020

The Democrat condemned the "appalling human rights abuses" and called for tougher sanctions against the Lukashenko regime.Protests have drawn hundreds of thousands into the streets across the east European country since Alexander Lukashenko claimed... >>>

'In the name of love': Venezuelans risk Covid to care for relatives in the hospital

Wednesday  16:10,   28 october 2020

The shortage of health care workers leaves families rushing to fill the void. “If that person is your blood relative, you don’t even hesitate.” Hospitals across the once wealthy South American nation lack enough doctors and nurses to confront the... >>>

Europe Accounts for Most New COVID Cases for Second Week, With 46 Percent of Worldwide Total

Wednesday  16:10,   28 october 2020

According to a recent update from the World Health Organization (WHO), Europe reported approximately 1.3 million new cases of COVID-19 as well as 11,700 deaths in the past seven days.According to a recent epidemiological update from the World Health >>>

Health Worker Thrown From Train After Confronting Maskless Group

Wednesday  16:10,   28 october 2020

The victim's eye socket was broken in three places after he was thrown from the train after being repeatedly punched.His eye socket was broken in three places after he was thrown from the train after being repeatedly punched, also suffering a... >>>

Turkish leaders blast Charlie Hebdo as 'incorrigible French rag' over cartoon mocking Erdogan

Wednesday  16:05,   28 october 2020

The growing spat has seen Erdogan accuse Macron of Islamophobia and encourage Turks to boycott French products. Macron has in turn recalled France's ambassador to Ankara."We strongly condemn the publication concerning our president of the French >>>

Hong Kong activists turned away in bid for refuge at U.S. Consulate, advocacy group says

Wednesday  16:05,   28 october 2020

One of those who sought protection from the U.S. Consulate was an American citizen residing in Hong Kong. But Chung — a founder of a pro-independence student group in Hong Kong who was among the first to be arrested under Beijing’s new national... >>>

Germany expects Thai king to not violate international law: foreign ministry

Wednesday  16:05,   28 october 2020

Germany expects Thai king to not violate international law: foreign ministry"The German government assumes and expects that no decisions are taken out of Germany that violate German law, international law or human rights regulations," the... >>>

Hoping for a lucky break in the pandemic could cost the US economy dearly

Wednesday  16:05,   28 october 2020

The latest coronavirus surge is upon us and it's looking more like a tsunami. With public health at risk and the economy hobbling along, we're going to be facing some painful decisions — again. Should governments shut down bars and... >>>

Vitali Shkliarov: US citizen detained in Belarus is released, Pompeo says

Wednesday  15:55,   28 october 2020

Vitali Shkliarov, an American who was detained in Belarus for three months, has been released and has returned to the US. © Courtesy of Vitali Shkliarov Vitali Shkliarov Shkliarov, who is a dual citizen, had traveled to Belarus this summer to visit... >>>

2015 Mali attack was 'revenge' for Charlie Hebdo cartoons: defendant

Wednesday  15:30,   28 october 2020

A Mauritanian jihadist told a trial in Mali on Wednesday that he had attacked a club in the capital Bamako in 2015, killing five people, in revenge for cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by France's Charlie Hebdo magazine. In January 2015,... >>>

Health minister says Spaniards right to be annoyed after he attended awards ceremony

Wednesday  15:25,   28 october 2020

Health minister says Spaniards right to be annoyed after he attended awards ceremonyMADRID (Reuters) - Spain's health minister said on Wednesday Spaniards were right to be angry at him attending an awards ceremony with dozens of other high-profile... >>>

As China Threatens War, Nearly Everyone in Taiwan Wants Peace: Poll

Wednesday  15:00,   28 october 2020

In a recent survey about cross-strait safety, over 90 percent of respondents in Taiwan said they hoped for a "peaceful coexistence" with China, but nearly 80 percent were also ready to fight.Only 2.6 percent of respondents to the poll concerning... >>>

Turkey has right to act if militants not cleared from Syria border: Erdogan

Wednesday  15:00,   28 october 2020

Turkey has right to act if militants not cleared from Syria border: Erdogan"If the terrorists here are not cleared as we were promised, we have the legitimate right to mobilise once again," Erdogan said in a speech to his AK Party's lawmakers in... >>>

Mass exit to Italy threat in Tunisia soccer row put on hold

Wednesday  15:00,   28 october 2020

A project by residents of a Tunisian town to make a mass exit by sea to Italy in protest at sanctions on their football club has been put on hold, organisers said Wednesday. They said the departure of over 2,000 Tunisians from the small... >>>