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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 >>>

'Taiwan is Taiwan': China name dispute moves from birds to climate change

Sunday  12:05,   27 september 2020

'Taiwan is Taiwan': China name dispute moves from birds to climate changeChina has ramped up pressure on international groups and companies, no matter how small or obscure, to refer to democratic Taiwan as being part of China, to the anger... >>>

Tory Rebel Says U.K. Government Can Be Beaten on Virus Powers

Sunday  12:05,   27 september 2020

U.K. Conservative Party rebels have the numbers to defeat the government as they seek to curb Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s emergency coronavirus powers, leading rank-and-file Tory Steve Baker said on Sunday. © Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg... >>>

The grim truth behind Britain's stately homes

Sunday  12:05,   27 september 2020

Many of Britain's grand stately houses were built on the profits of slavery and colonial exploitation. Now the National Trust, the heritage body that looks after some of these estates, wants to highlight this troubling legacy -- and not everyone >>>

A trip to South Korea offers glimpse at how the country prevents infection from travelers

Sunday  12:05,   27 september 2020

Sally Shin, executive editor of the NBC News business and tech unit, describes a meticulous system that misses no detail.Many countries have strict restrictions on American visitors, with many requiring them to spend two weeks in quarantine. South... >>>

UK Labour heads polls for first time in Johnson's leadership

Sunday  12:05,   27 september 2020

Britain's Labour Party on Sunday registered its first polling lead since Boris Johnson became prime minister last year as support for his crisis-wracked Conservative government continued to plunge. The Opinium poll for the Observer newspaper put >>>

Macron says Belarus's Lukashenko must go: paper

Sunday  11:01,   27 september 2020

Macron says Belarus's Lukashenko must go: paperBelarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by street protests since authorities said Lukashenko won an Aug. 9 election by a... >>>

City do better?

Sunday  10:45,   27 september 2020

Can © Provided by Sofoot At the start of his fifth season in England and before the reception of Leicester on behalf of the third day of the Premier League, Pep Guardiola may have some doubts about his ability to take a new course to Manchester... >>>

Australia's Victoria state to ease COVID-19 restrictions as cases slow

Sunday  10:36,   27 september 2020

Australia's Victoria state to ease COVID-19 restrictions as cases slowSYDNEY (Reuters) - Victoria, Australia's second most populous state and the epicentre of the country's COVID-19 outbreak, will accelerate the easing of social distancing... >>>

Momentum drains from West African common currency plans

Sunday  10:20,   27 september 2020

Hopes raised by West African leaders of finally launching this year their "Eco" common currency, in the pipeline for three decades, have faded as the coronavirus crisis and squabbling over severing the remaining monetary ties to former colonial... >>>

Hong Kongers Seek U.K. BNO Passports in Record Numbers: SCMP

Sunday  10:20,   27 september 2020

Hong Kong residents renewed or applied for British National (Overseas) passports in record numbers last year as anti-government protests erupted in the city, according to the South China Morning Post. © Bloomberg A demonstrator shows a British... >>>

Ex-Audi boss to stand trial for 'dieselgate'

Sunday  10:16,   27 september 2020

Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first to stand trial in Germany over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal, five years after parent company VW admitted responsibility. A regional tribunal in Brunswick, near VW's Wolfsburg... >>>

Mexico orders arrest of soldiers over case of 43 missing students

Sunday  10:06,   27 september 2020

Mexico has ordered dozens of military personnel to be arrested for suspected involvement in the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher's college six years ago, in an unresolved case that outraged the country. But his successor Lopez Obrador >>>

Russian PM visits coronavirus-hit Mount Athos in Greece

Sunday  10:03,   27 september 2020

Russian Prime minister Mikhail Mishustin on Saturday concluded a private visit to Mount Athos, a venerated male-only centre of Orthodox Christianity in Greece where eight monks have tested positive for coronavirus. Commonly known as the Holy... >>>

In a time of disarray, UN's virtual meeting adds surreal notes

Sunday  05:25,   27 september 2020

"Our common house is in disorder," said French President Emmanuel Macron, describing the troubled state of the United Nations General Assembly as it prepares for a second week of mostly virtual meetings and speeches starting Tuesday. For the first... >>>