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Colombia lawmakers seek to take control of cocaine market. It's a long shot

Monday  15:21,   21 september 2020

Colombian lawmakers introduce a plan calling for the government to take control of the cocaine market, buying harvests and regulating sales.The driver appeared... >>>

HSBC shares fall to 25-year low as fears for China business grow

Monday  15:16,   21 september 2020

HSBC's shares plunged to historic lows on Monday as the bank was hit by new fears about its business in China and a report accusing it and other major lenders of failing to stop criminals from moving dirty money around the world. © Anthony... >>>

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban endorses Trump and denounces the 'moral imperialism' of the Democrats

Monday  15:00,   21 september 2020

The controversial Hungarian prime minister on Monday said he was rooting for Trump to be re-elected at the November election.In an essay published in Magyar Nemzet, Prime Minister Orban said that he was rooting for Trump in his attempt to defeat Joe >>>

U.K. Faces 50,000 Covid Cases Per Day by October Without Action Now

Monday  15:00,   21 september 2020

The U.K. is on course for 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October if urgent measures are not taken to prevent the spread of the disease, the government’s chief scientific adviser said. That infection rate would likely lead to more than 200 >>>

Botswana's mass elephant deaths caused by bacteria: govt

Monday  15:00,   21 september 2020

Hundreds of elephants that died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta succumbed to cyanobacteria poisoning, the wildlife department revealed on Monday. "The deaths were caused by poisoning due to cyanobacteria which was growing in... >>>

Almost 40 Chinese warplanes breach Taiwan Strait median line

Monday  15:00,   21 september 2020

Taiwan's President has accused Beijing of purposefully inflaming tensions in East Asia, after Chinese warplanes crossed the sensitive median line across the narrow strait that separates the mainland and the self-governing island almost 40 times... >>>

India's Modi defends new law as critics warn of risks to farmers

Monday  15:00,   21 september 2020

India's Modi defends new law as critics warn of risks to farmersNEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended new laws aimed at lifting restrictions on farmers on Friday after protests by opposition parties, some... >>>

U.K. Could Hit 50,000 COVID-19 Cases-a-Day by Mid-October, Scientists Warn

Monday  14:11,   21 september 2020

"The trend in the U.K. is heading in the wrong direction and we are at a critical point in the pandemic," Britain's top medical advisers have warned. © UK government England's medical advisers have been clear about their warnings for winter... >>>

Leaked files contain more evidence of Kremlin links to one of the biggest donors to Boris Johnson's Conservative party

Monday  14:11,   21 september 2020

The husband of a major donor to Boris Johnson's Conservatives has allegedly been secretly funded by a Russian oligarch with links to Vladimir Putin.Lubov Chernukhin is a Russian who has donated £1.7 million pounds to the Conservative party,... >>>

China’s Attempt to Steer Covid Narrative in TV Drama Backfires

Monday  13:45,   21 september 2020

Backlash against a new Chinese television drama about its fight against Covid-19 underscores the challenges facing Beijing as it attempts to steer the narrative about its handling of the pandemic. © Bloomberg The China Central Television (CCTV)... >>>

The incredible tale of a South African diver who formed an unlikely bond with an octopus

Monday  13:45,   21 september 2020

Craig Foster spent an entire year diving off the west coast of South Africa to visit a very special octopus. This is what he learned.Enchanted, he began following this incredibly shy creature, trying to prove he wasn't a predator by staying very... >>>

5 things to know for September 21: Ginsburg, Covid-19, Trump, UN, China

Monday  13:45,   21 september 2020

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on... >>>

Russia rejects U.S. conditions, sees 'minimal' chance of extend New START nuclear arms deal

Monday  13:41,   21 september 2020

Russia rejects U.S. conditions, sees 'minimal' chance of extend New START nuclear arms dealMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia sees "minimal" chances of extending the New START treaty with the United States - the last major nuclear arms pact between... >>>

In Brussels, Belarus opposition urges EU to move on sanctions

Monday  13:41,   21 september 2020

In Brussels, Belarus opposition urges EU to move on sanctionsBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The main opposition leader of Belarus urged the European Union on Monday to approve sanctions on officials accused of rigging the presidential election last month,... >>>

China prepares to count 1.3 billion people as date for new population census announced

Monday  13:33,   21 september 2020

How do you count 1.3 billion people amid a pandemic? China will be finding out as the world's most populous country launches its seventh national census on November 1. © FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/AFP via Getty Images Pedestrians walk past a... >>>