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Lockdown has made London a boomtown for rats

Thursday  09:20,   25 february 2021

It's just before daybreak in Richmond on the southern bank of the River Thames, and pest controller Michael Coates is patrolling the rubbish bins for what is normally an elusive enemy -- rats. © CNN "There'll be something in there for sure," he... >>>

Containers Pile Up at Myanmar Ports as Coup Protests Snarl Trade

Thursday  09:20,   25 february 2021

(Bloomberg) -- Supply Lines is a daily newsletter that tracks Covid-19’s impact on trade. Sign up here, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis on the pandemic. Thousands of striking truck drivers in Myanmar protesting >>>

Amnesty International removes Alexei Navalny's 'prisoner of conscience' status

Thursday  06:56,   25 february 2021

Amnesty International stripped Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny of his "prisoner of conscience" status in response to past comments, saying he "advocated violence and discrimination and he has not retracted such statements."The group... >>>

Australia passes law making Facebook and Google pay for news

Thursday  05:26,   25 february 2021

The legislation could provide a framework for other countries looking to address platforms’ dominant position.The law was passed after a last-gasp deal that watered down binding rules Facebook and Google had fiercely opposed and which last week... >>>

Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news

Thursday  05:26,   25 february 2021

Australia has passed a new law that will force tech companies to pay publishers for news content, setting the stage for potential, similar action in other countries. © Robert Cianflone/Getty Images MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18: In this photo... >>>

South Africa Has Found About 4,000 Covid-19 Re-Infections

Thursday  04:30,   25 february 2021

About 4,000 cases of re-infection with Covid-19 have been found in South Africa, Barry Schoub, the chair of the country’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccines, said. © Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg Health workers register patients at... >>>

John Bolton Says Trump Invited Kim Jong Un on Air Force One As He Thought It'd Be 'Really Cool'

Thursday  04:30,   25 february 2021

Former President Donald Trump reportedly "thought it would be really cool" to offer North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a ride "back home to Pyongyang" on Air Force One after the pair concluded a 2019 meeting, according to Trump's former national... >>>

Russia threatens aggressive response to EU sanctions

Thursday  04:00,   25 february 2021

The European Union and the United States say they'll impose new sanctions on Russia. Vladimir Putin's regime isn't sitting silent.On Wednesday, the Kremlin warned that it will deliver an "asymmetric response" to any EU sanctions.... >>>

Australian parliament passes news media bargaining code

Thursday  02:16,   25 february 2021

Australian parliament passes news media bargaining codeThe code will be reviewed within one year of its commencement, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said in a joint... >>>

Carlos Ghosn case: Three accomplices in his flight sentenced to prison in Turkey

Wednesday  21:40,   24 february 2021

The Turkish legal proceedings have shed light on the spectacular conditions of the ousted magnate's flight to Lebanon © Miho Ikeya / AP / SIPA Carlos Ghosn TRIAL - Turkish legal proceedings have shed light on the spectacular conditions of the... >>>

Israel adopts a law allowing authorities to know the names of unvaccinated people

Wednesday  21:40,   24 february 2021

© AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP An Israeli receives a dose of vaccine against the Covid-19, February 22, 2021, in Beit Shemesh. The Israeli Parliament has passed a law allowing the Ministry of Health to release the identities of people not vaccinated... >>>

Germany. A historic condemnation against the barbarism of the Syrian regime

Wednesday  21:40,   24 february 2021

© REUTERS Eyad al-Gharib, yesterday, in his box of the High Court of Koblenz. The former member of the Syrian security services was convicted of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity. Beyond the conviction on Wednesday February 24 of a former >>>

Venezuela expelled the EU ambassador

Wednesday  20:50,   24 february 2021

Venezuela expelled the European Union ambassador. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced on Wednesday in Caracas that Ambassador Isabel Brilhante had been declared an undesirable person. You now have 72 hours to leave Venezuela. © Yuri CORTEZ... >>>

Covid-19. No easing of restrictions for areas with low epidemic pressure

Wednesday  19:10,   24 february 2021

The government spokesperson was categorical on Wednesday February 24: there will be no easing of restrictions in departments with an incidence rate lower. For several days, local elected officials from departments less affected by the Covid-19 have >>>

El Chapo Fast Facts

Wednesday  18:52,   24 february 2021

Here's a look at the life of Joaquín Guzmán, otherwise known as "El Chapo," a Mexican drug trafficker who has repeatedly broken out of prison. He was recaptured in January 2016 and later extradited to the United States to stand trial on federal... >>>