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WHO team lands in China to probe into the origin of COVID-19

A two-member advance team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 behind...
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WHO urges aggressive measures against virus as flare-ups spark new closures

The World Health Organization on Friday urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it...
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Eight contenders vying for WTO leadership

Three last-minute contenders on Wednesday joined the race to become the next head of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, meaning eight candidates in total...
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Lionel Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off his contract negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans...
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Turkey and France: tensions escalate

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday accused fellow NATO member Turkey of "criminal responsibility" over its involvement in the Libyan conflict in an escalating...
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WHO sends team to China fearing pandemic is far from over

Six months on from the novel coronavirus outbreak, the WHO said Monday it was sending a team to China to work towards finding the...
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Will Denmark silence Muslims by banning Azaan by loudspeakers?

Several Danish political parties are urging the government to investigate banning calls to prayer due to the disruption they cause. But the move makes...
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Gravitational waves study reveals new information about black holes in space

The gravitational wave that washed over earth last year left scientists all the world over puzzled about its source. Now the mystery may have...
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EU threatens China with dire consequences over new Hong Kong security law

The EU threatens China that it would face "very negative consequences" if it presses ahead with a new security law for Hong Kong, stepping...
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Russia takes on Europe in war of ideas about World War 2

The Kremlin has become entrenched in a war of words with Europe over the legacy of World War II, as both sides accuse each...
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Iran nuclear dispute: Europe refuses to back US sanctions

Europe on Friday toughened its stance on Iran and warned the US against sanctions in the latest bid to stop the unravelling of the...
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Syrian regime under scrutiny from European nations and UN

Here is a roundup of the international investigations and actions that have been launched into alleged crimes by the regime of Syrian President Bashar...
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France wants NATO to take cognizance of ‘Turkey problem’ in Libya

France’s defense ministry said NATO can’t bury its head in the sand when it comes to Turkey’s recent behavior in Libya. It also accused...
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How Germany restored civilian supremacy: Ludendorff and Kapp Putsch

A century ago, on 13 March 1920, a far-right coup d'etat was implemented against the nascent Weimar Republic, known as the Kapp Putsch, which...
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EU ‘gravely concerned’ about US sanctioning ICC officials investigating its troops

The European Union has called on Washington to reverse its “unacceptable and unprecedented” sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) officials who are investigating US...
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Foreign investment obliterated by pandemic: UN

Global foreign direct investment flows are likely to plunge by 40 percent this year due to the coronavirus crisis, the UN said Tuesday, with...
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EU and US talks against China: EU diplomatic chief

The EU's chief diplomat on Monday called for Europe and the United States to launch talks aimed at forging a common transatlantic front against...
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Macron rejects statue destruction in France

President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday that France would not seek to erase elements of its history or take down statues of controversial public...
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New Zealand removes statue of controversial coloniser

The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday tore down a statue of the colonial military commander after whom it was named, joining a...
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Norway mosque shooter given maximum sentence

A Norwegian court on Thursday sentenced a right-wing extremist to a minimum of 21 years in prison for a 2019 mosque attack near Oslo...
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Australia not intimidated by China threats: PM

Australia warned Thursday it would not be intimidated by attempts at economic "coercion" after China threatened to undermine the multi-billion dollar flow of Chinese...
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Attack on Muslims in Germany thwarted by authorities

German police have arrested a suspected right-wing extremist who was planning an attack on a mosque that would attract global media notoriety, much like...
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Brexit trade talks progress slows down

Britain on Friday said there had been little movement in the latest round of post-Brexit trade talks with the EU, calling for both sides...
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New Zealand military buys five Lockheed C-130 Hercules planes for $1bn

The existing fleet of Hercules planes is more than 50 years old and breakdowns have hampered some high-profile missions.New Zealand's military said on Friday...
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Post-Brexit deal talks continue as Conservatives oppose the extension

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator told Britain on Sunday that the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus crisis made it especially important the...
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River Evros at the centre of latest Turkey-Greece tension

The change in course of River Evros has caused a dispute on territory between Turkey and Greece, a foreign ministry source said Friday.The ministry...
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Coronavirus in USA: Trump wants reopening

President Donald Trump pressed for a further reopening as job losses mount from coronavirus in the USA, while China's premier warned of "immense" economic...
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Global CO2 emissions to drop 4-7% in 2020: will it matter?

Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are set to drop by up to seven percent in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but even...
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Belgian Prime Minister snubbed by hospital staff amid lockdown easing

Belgium’s PM Sophie Wilmes has visited one of the nation’s hospitals battling the pandemic – but the medical staff literally turned their backs on...
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Unending lockdown raises doubts about New York’s future

New York City shows no sign of easing a two-month lockdown, even as a statewide stay-at-home order ends Friday, leaving America's cultural and commercial...

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Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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