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News : World

Swiss Voters Set to Reject Immigration Curb, Split on Jet Buying

Sunday  15:25,   27 september 2020

(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss are set to vote against a “worse than Brexit” immigration curb but are split over spending as much as 6 billion francs ($6.5 billion) on new fighter jets. The immigration measure, which would have put Switzerland on a... >>>

China prepares to fly fighter jets over Taiwan

Sunday  15:25,   27 september 2020

China seems set to overfly Taiwan with fighter jets. Such an operation would be designed to warn the U.S. against increasing its support for Taiwan. And second, to test whether President Tsai Ing-wen is willing to fire on Chinese aircraft. ©... >>>

Swiss voters reject curbs on EU immigration: TV projection

Sunday  14:45,   27 september 2020

Swiss voters reject curbs on EU immigration: TV projectionThe Swiss People's Party (SVP) had called a referendum on the EU agreement - a vote that was seen as an important test of attitudes towards foreigners who make up a quarter of the... >>>

'Two-headed beast': China's coal addiction erodes climate goals

Sunday  14:20,   27 september 2020

China's surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 was met with cautious applause, but fresh spending on coal to rev up a virus-hit economy threatens to nullify its audacious bid to lead the world into a low carbon future. The >>>

South African defence minister's pay docked over use of military plane

Sunday  14:20,   27 september 2020

South African defence minister's pay docked over use of military planeThe opposition Democratic Alliance had accused Mapisa-Nqakula of misusing state resources by letting the group from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) travel with her... >>>

Swiss voters reject proposal to curb immigration from EU: TV

Sunday  14:15,   27 september 2020

Swiss voters reject proposal to curb immigration from EU: TVOpinion polls had found most voters opposed the plan, which would have given non-EU member Switzerland unilateral control of immigration but severely disrupted ties with the EU, the... >>>

Minister sees strengths in BBC critics eyed for top UK media jobs

Sunday  14:12,   27 september 2020

Minister sees strengths in BBC critics eyed for top UK media jobsPrime Minister Boris Johnson has asked Charles Moore, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph, to become the chairman of the BBC and wants Paul Dacre, a former editor of the Daily Mail, >>>

Germany replaces military intelligence boss after far-right scandals

Sunday  13:41,   27 september 2020

Germany replaces military intelligence boss after far-right scandalsMAD chief Christof Gramm had begun reforms to combat right-wing extremism in the military and achieved noticeable improvements, the ministry said in a statement, adding, however,... >>>

Police raid finds more than 300K used condoms being packed for resale

Sunday  13:35,   27 september 2020

The factory's owner, a 34-year-old woman, reportedly confessed they bought the used condoms from someone else.Market inspectors in the Binh Duong province raided a factory near Ho Chi Minh City, where they discovered used condoms being... >>>

Coronavirus ravages Latin America's working class, Mexico deaths reach 75,000

Sunday  13:35,   27 september 2020

Coronavirus ravages Latin America's working class, Mexico deaths reach 75,000Mexico has the world's fourth-highest coronavirus death toll, according to a Reuters tally, behind the United States, Brazil, and India. Despite closing schools and... >>>

Libya PM voices alarm at militias amid ceasefire

Sunday  13:35,   27 september 2020

The head of Libya's UN-recognized government on Thursday urged armed militias to lay down their weapons, warning that they were risking a fragile ceasefire in the war-battered nation. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Fayez al-Sarraj, head of... >>>

Sri Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain

Sunday  13:25,   27 september 2020

Sri Lanka has shipped back to Britain container-loads of waste that the government said was brought into the island in violation of international laws governing the shipping of hazardous material. The 21 containers -- holding up to 260 tonnes of... >>>

Murder of a South Korean: Pyongyang warns the South Korean navy

Sunday  13:20,   27 september 2020

© Supplied by Le Point The North Korea on Sunday asked the South Korean navy to stop entering its territorial waters, as Seoul seeks to find the body of a South Korean official shot dead at sea by North Korean soldiers. The official North Korean... >>>

D-Day: war around a tourism project in Normandy

Sunday  12:25,   27 september 2020

© Archives Ouest-France The Quebec director, Serge Denoncourt (on the right), with the Norman historians, Stéphane Simonnet and Jean Quellien, members of the future council scientist. The first wrote the screenplay for "Homage to the Heroes". The... >>>

Tensions flare between Armenia and Azerbaijan over new clashes

Sunday  12:16,   27 september 2020

Tensions flare between Armenia and Azerbaijan over new clashesYEREVAN/BAKU (Reuters) - Tensions flared between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday over clashes in which Yerevan said Azeri forces shelled the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh and Baku >>>