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News : World

Coronavirus: in Nigeria, health measures are easing in some states

Saturday  09:05,   08 august 2020

© REUTERS / Seun Sanni Lagos, August 7, 2020, physical distancing for prayer at the mosque. Nigeria has announced the extension of a "light confinement" for four additional weeks, until the beginning of September, to try to limit the spread of the... >>>

Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18

Saturday  08:50,   08 august 2020

Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18KOZHIKODE, India (Reuters) - The death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been severely injured, a senior government official said on... >>>

China to Expand Policy Support for Exporters, Xinhua Says

Saturday  08:25,   08 august 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce will expand policy support for exporters as the global environment in the second half remains challenging for such companies, Xinhua reported. The country’s foreign trade environment will become more complex and the... >>>

Beijing's top Hong Kong office says U.S. sanctions are 'clowning actions' and 'ridiculous'

Saturday  08:05,   08 august 2020

Beijing's top Hong Kong office says U.S. sanctions are 'clowning actions' and 'ridiculous'The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Luo Huining, the head of China's Liaison Office, as well as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam... >>>

UN set for showdown over US Iran arms embargo push

Saturday  07:40,   08 august 2020

The UN Security Council is set next week to roundly reject a US resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo, diplomats say, setting up a lengthy showdown with repercussions for the Iran nuclear deal. European allies of the United States -- who... >>>

DR Congo: the fugitive soldier responsible for the Sange massacre, arrested

Saturday  07:25,   08 august 2020

© John WESSELS / AFP A soldier from the DRC Armed Forces. (Illustrative image). The DRC Armed Forces soldier, author of the assassination of fourteen people in the city of Sange on the evening of Thursday, July 30, 2020, has been under arrest since >>>

Australia's Victoria sees 'stabilisation' in new coronavirus cases

Saturday  06:50,   08 august 2020

Australia's Victoria sees 'stabilisation' in new coronavirus casesVictoria is at the centre of a second wave of infections in Australia, accounting for more than two-thirds of the national tally of nearly... >>>

China's once-booming mask makers struggle after price drop

Saturday  06:25,   08 august 2020

Tens of thousands of mask-making companies mushroomed across China at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but many are struggling to survive as they face stricter quality control measures and falling domestic demand. Now the outbreak is largely... >>>

United States. Trump ready to act by decree for lack of agreement in Congress on a new aid plan

Saturday  05:25,   08 august 2020

© Jim WATSON / AFP Donald Trump plans to dispense with the advice of the elected Democrats in the US Congress, to decide by decree of the content of the new stimulus plan. Discussions between the US government and Democratic representatives in... >>>

China reports 31 new COVID-19 cases in mainland, vs 37 day earlier

Saturday  05:15,   08 august 2020

China reports 31 new COVID-19 cases in mainland, vs 37 day earlierOf the new cases, six were imported infections involving travellers from overseas compared with 10 such cases reported a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a... >>>

Japan's coronavirus fatigue is fueling defiance in Tokyo, even as the case count rises

Saturday  04:06,   08 august 2020

Ayumi Sato is trying to be careful. But she's had enough. Lockdown fatigue is setting in for Sato, a 34-year-old stock trader who lives in Tokyo, and she's not alone.There's a tinge of defiance throughout the Japanese capital, where many... >>>

Burkina Faso: murderous attack at the Namoungou cattle market

Saturday  03:05,   08 august 2020

© ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP The Burkinabè government calls on the populations to be vigilant (illustration). In Burkina Faso, around 20 people were killed on Friday, August 7 in the Eastern region. Unidentified armed men shot at people in the Namoungou... >>>

East African US embassy bombing survivors and families urge Congress to approve settlement

Saturday  01:40,   08 august 2020

Twenty-two years ago Friday, twin bombings rocked the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. © Allan Muturi/SOPA/Getty Images NAIROBI, KENYA - 2019/08/07: Margaret Achieng who lost her daughter to the August 7, 1998 bombing of... >>>

Washington sanctions Hong Kong leaders, further escalation of conflict with Beijing

Saturday  01:05,   08 august 2020

© Anthony WALLACE / AFP The US government has announced the freezing of the assets of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam. The political struggle between the United States and China continues. The government of Donald Trump has decided to attack... >>>

Covid-19: Jair Bolsonaro believes he has done everything "to save lives"

Saturday  01:05,   08 august 2020

Jair Bolsonaro has "a clear conscience". Despite the heavy toll paid by Brazil on the Covid-19 front - nearly 100,000 dead - and despite criticism aimed at his management of the health crisis, the Brazilian president does not seem decided to make a >>>