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November aid: Altmaier examines higher advance payments

Thursday  18:20,   03 december 2020

In the case of November aid for companies in partial lockdown, after widespread criticism, the first funds that are paid out may be topped up. © Robert Michael / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa The transferred November aid as extraordinary economic aid from... >>>

Trump restricts U.S. visas for Chinese Communist Party members and families

Thursday  17:50,   03 december 2020

The new rule, set to affect tens of millions of people, intensifies the conflict between Beijing and Washington. The new rules would affect Chinese Communist Party members, who number around 92 million, and their close relatives. Party ranks include >>>

Bierhoff as Löw lawyer in the crisis and DFB switchman

Thursday  17:50,   03 december 2020

The greatest tension is out after the DFB vote for Joachim Löw. Nevertheless, the prospects and risks with the long-term national coach will be a top topic again. © Ina Fassbender / dpa The man behind the national coach: DFB director Oliver... >>>

Clay quells hunger in famine-hit Madagascar

Thursday  17:35,   03 december 2020

In the drought-ravaged south of Madagascar, people are filling their bellies with white clay mixed with tamarind to cope with famine. Like their neighbours, they swallow clay mixed with tamarind between meals. Nine people starved to death in the... >>>

Mahathir Mohamad Fast Facts

Thursday  17:35,   03 december 2020

View CNN's Fast Facts on Mahathir Mohamad and learn more about the former Prime Minister of Malaysia. © MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images Malaysia's opposition alliance headed by veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, has won a historic... >>>

Czech stores, bars allowed to reopen in runup to Christmas

Thursday  17:35,   03 december 2020

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government cleared stores, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and hotels to reopen Thursday, easing some of the most restrictive measures it imposed to contain a massive surge in coronavirus cases and allowing a semblance of... >>>

C.African court rejects ex-president Bozize's election bid

Thursday  16:30,   03 december 2020

The Central African Republic's top court on Thursday rejected ex-president Francois Bozize's candidacy in forthcoming elections on the grounds that he was being sought for alleged murder and torture and is under UN sanctions. In its ruling,... >>>

'Multiple casualties' after explosion at UK warehouse

Thursday  16:30,   03 december 2020

LONDON (AP) — A local British emergency services department says there have been “multiple casualties” following a large explosion Thursday at a warehouse near the southwest England city of Bristol. The Avon Fire and Rescue Service said it was... >>>

U.S. 'Shouldn't Treat Everyone as a Spy,' China Says Amid Espionage Crackdown

Thursday  16:25,   03 december 2020

More than 1,000 researchers affiliated with Chinese military have already fled the country amid Justice Department investigations into spying activity, top U.S. security officials said Wednesday.John Demers, chief of the DOJ's National Security... >>>

Koala found in Australian Christmas tree

Thursday  16:25,   03 december 2020

Picture a Christmas tree and you'll probably think of baubles, tinsel and fairy lights, but one Australian woman came home to find an unusual adornment: A koala bear. © Amanda McCormick/Caters News An adorable festive koala broke into an... >>>

Iran ready to show goodwill if U.S., Europe abide by nuclear deal: Zarif

Thursday  16:12,   03 december 2020

Iran ready to show goodwill if U.S., Europe abide by nuclear deal: ZarifROME (Reuters) - Iran will fully comply with a 2015 deal aimed at preventing it from developing nuclear weapons if both the United States and Europe honour their original... >>>

In parting shot, Pompeo rebukes Turkey at NATO meeting

Thursday  16:12,   03 december 2020

In parting shot, Pompeo rebukes Turkey at NATO meetingBRUSSELS/PARIS/ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his final NATO meeting this week to sharply criticise Turkey, saying its purchase of a Russian weapons system was "a... >>>

Death of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing: Macron will address the French at 8 p.m.

Thursday  15:50,   03 december 2020

© Copyright 2020, L'Obs Emmanuel Macron will address the French at 8 p.m. this Thursday to pay tribute to former President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who died Wednesday at the age of 94 , announced the Elysee. The president has already paid tribute... >>>

EU Readies Plan B to Skirt Poland and Hungary on Virus Fund

Thursday  15:45,   03 december 2020

European Union leaders are readying a back-up option that can cut budget holdouts Hungary and Poland out of a multi-billion dollar stimulus fund and still hold them to rule-of-law conditions they adamantly oppose. © Photographer: NurPhoto/NurPhoto... >>>

Mural at Black archive in Amsterdam vandalized

Thursday  15:45,   03 december 2020

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals daubed white paint over the faces of Black historical figures on a mural outside a Black cultural archive in Amsterdam in what one of the archive's founders called a racist attack Thursday. The vandals also stuck... >>>