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Russian prosecutors request U.S.-Canadian citizen Paul Whelan serve 2020-05-25 09:39:37Russian prosecutors asked a court on Monday to sentence former U.S. marine Paul Whelan, who is on trial accused of spying for the United States, to 18

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Hong Kong leader says security law will not New! 2020-05-26 08:47:28Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday Beijing's proposed national security law for the city, which has raised alarm in the global financial cen

U.S. Chamber urges China to preserve Hong Kong's New! 2020-05-26 08:47:28The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned that China's proposed national security legislation on Hong Kong could undermine

English shoppers face queues, limited browsing when stores New! 2020-05-26 08:45:52Shoppers face more queuing and limited ability to try products when England's high street retailers, department stores and shopping centres reopen ne

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India has low coronavirus death rate but worries New! 2020-05-26 08:43:03India on Tuesday recorded a total of 145,380 coronavirus infections and a death toll of 4,167, comparatively low figures for the world's second-most

British junior minister quits over PM aide's lockdown New! 2020-05-26 08:42:09Junior minister Douglas Ross resigned from the British government on Tuesday over the handling of accusations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's sen

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EU urges China to respect Hong Kong autonomy New! 2020-05-26 08:10:21China must respect Hong Kong's autonomy, the European Union said on Tuesday, amid controversy over Chinese plans to adopt a national security law for

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Hong Kong's leader says China's security law will New! 2020-05-25 23:32:47China's plans to impose a new security law on Hong Kong will "only target a handful of lawbreakers", the city's leader said Tuesday, as she tried

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France's health workers to get ‘significant’ pay rises 2020-05-25 12:26:23Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Monday that health workers would soon get hefty pay increases as part of an overhaul of France's hospital system

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Burundi’s ruling party candidate wins presidential election with 2020-05-25 10:14:03Burundi's ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye was on Monday declared the winner of the country's presidential election, which the oppositio

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‘THAT is integrity’: UK public heaps praise on New! 2020-05-26 08:47:50 The Dutch prime minister has been hailed for abiding by Covid-19 lockdown rules which prevented him from visiting his dying mother in a care home, in

5.5 MILLION Covid-19 cases recorded worldwide – AFP New! 2020-05-26 08:20:48 The number of Covid-19 infection cases has now topped 5.5 million across the globe, according to a report by news agency AFP. More than one million n

Israel snubs Beijing to give mega desalination project New! 2020-05-26 08:10:58 Washington may celebrate a win in its tug-of-war with Beijing after the Israeli government awarded a huge contract, to build a massive facility for m

Is it OK to dodge tax? As Covid-19 New! 2020-05-26 07:54:55 Almost half of surveyed Russians consider tax evasion acceptable in a crisis. According to a new study, 45 percent think not paying tax is defensible

One more quad: Figure skating star Alexandra Trusova New! 2020-05-26 07:48:00 Russian figure skating prodigy Alexandra Trusova has reacted to her latest inclusion in Guinness World Records, saying that she aims to break yet ano

The global ‘black hole’ debt will soon top New! 2020-05-26 07:44:17 As the Bank of England says it’s considering the idea of negative interest rates as a last resort amid the Covid-19 crisis, the US Federal Rese

Don't call it a comeback: Mike Tyson has New! 2020-05-26 07:44:00 Mike Tyson raised plenty of eyebrows when he announced plans to make a return to boxing at the age of 53, but fight fans should be happy to witness o

Release the Karens! Entitled tyrants are the latest New! 2020-05-26 07:43:51 Viral video shows a mob of shoppers berating a woman for entering a Staten Island store without wearing a face mask. This and other examples show the

Feel the burn: NFL player Taylor Rapp burns New! 2020-05-26 07:27:00 Athletes working hard on their fitness as sports gradually start to emerge from the coronavirus, but few have taken matters to the same lengths as Lo

June 15 will be ‘LITTLE D-DAY’ for tourism New! 2020-05-26 07:25:22 Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has said Rome is working with its European partners on a plan to reopen tourism and likened June 15 – th

Kremlin warns intensified shelling in Lugansk may undermine New! 2020-05-26 07:24:00Read Full Article at RT.com

Thailand extends virus emergency powers to June 30 New! 2020-05-26 06:47:00Read Full Article at RT.com

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Afghan govt to free 900 prisoners; Taliban may New! 2020-05-26 13:11:13The Afghan government said it would free 900 prisoners on Tuesday, its single-largest prisoner release since the US and the Taliban signed a peace dea

'Xi urges preparedness for military combat amid epidemic' New! 2020-05-26 12:47:39

Singapore warns of worst economic contraction since independence New! 2020-05-26 12:33:51

China to subsidise airlines to support cargo flights New! 2020-05-26 12:08:23China's finance ministry said on Tuesday that it would subsidise Chinese and foreign airlines for cargo flights to and from the country in an effort

France to unveil rescue plan for struggling car New! 2020-05-26 11:53:00Macron tweeted that the government's support for the national carindustry, which includes brands like Peugeot-Citroen and Renault as well as parts su

Coronavirus 'cover-up' is China's Chernobyl: White House adviser New! 2020-05-26 11:35:46National security adviser Robert O'Brien said China knew what was happening with the virus, which originated in Wuhan, from November but lied to the

Covid-19: Non-essential shops to open from June 15 New! 2020-05-26 10:40:58British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the timeline at the daily Downing Street press conference on Monday night, stressing that the move rema

Philippine President Duterte says no school until there New! 2020-05-26 10:23:45Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some count

China's coronavirus diplomacy: Global saviour or 'Wolf Warrior'? New! 2020-05-26 09:34:16China has played two roles in the global battle against the coronavirus: a benevolent donor of aid, filling the US void, and combative superpower read

Pakistan's Covid-19 tally soars to 57,705 New! 2020-05-26 08:59:03Pakistan's coronavirus cases on Tuesday soared to 57,705 after 1,356 new infections were reported, while 1,197 people have died so far of the disease

Now, China's relations with Israel are in steep New! 2020-05-26 08:14:34China's onetime cosy relations with Israel are now in steep decline and in line with a pattern which is emerging from Japan to India where China appe

Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion New! 2020-05-26 07:29:54As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the president warned local o

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Airbus experts, engineers to probe fatal plane crash New! 2020-05-26 06:55:33Initial reports have said the Pakistan International Airlines jet crashed after an apparent engine failure.

WHO warns 1st wave of coronavirus pandemic not New! 2020-05-26 06:25:39``Right now, we're not in the second wave. We're right in the middle of the first wave globally,'' said Dr. Mike Ryan, a World Health Organization

Italy’s nursing homes struggle to survive after thousands New! 2020-05-26 02:59:28With costs escalating because of the pandemic, care home operators say many may not survive without government help.

Hong Kong leader says ‘no need for us New! 2020-05-26 00:38:10Carrie Lam said Beijing's proposed national security laws would not trample on the city's rights and freedoms and called on its citizens to wait to

U.S. coronavirus testing plan criticized by Democrats for New! 2020-05-26 00:01:25The testing report from the White House comes as the U.S. death toll from the pandemic is approaching 100,000.

Coronavirus: U.S. travel ban on Brazil to start New! 2020-05-25 21:09:07In its original announcement on Sunday, it said the restrictions would come into force on May 28.

Memorial Day: Trump honours America’s fallen veterans amid New! 2020-05-25 18:51:12Trump first honored the nation’s fallen at Arlington National Cemetery. Presidents on Memorial Day typically lay a wreath and speak at the hallo

Family, friends say Ahmaud Arbery’s life was at New! 2020-05-25 17:48:28Ahmaud Arbery was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical Col

U.S. navy successfully tests ‘solid state laser’ for 2020-05-25 14:49:40Footage shows a U.S. navy ship using a laser beam to shoot down an unmanned aerial vehicle.

SpaceX launch with NASA astronauts will feature retro-style 2020-05-25 13:07:47Make no mistake: This is not your father’s — or grandfather’s — capsule.

China demands U.S. withdraw export sanctions on tech 2020-05-25 07:34:28China demand Monday that Washington withdraw export sanctions imposed on Chinese companies in the latest round of a worsening conflict over technology

U.K.’s Johnson struggles to move past aide’s lockdown 2020-05-25 07:28:31Many Britons saw the trip as a clear breach of the government's national "stay at home" order.


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