Saturday, October 24, 2020

European Union chief self-isolates as virus makes its mark at a summit

“I myself have tested negative,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, a doctor by training, tweeted As a renewed wave of the coronavirus...

Biden campaign finds third virus link; Harris suspends travel

Mr. Biden is not altering his public schedule, his campaign said on October 15 At least three people connected to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign...

Yemen’s warring sides begin hard-won prisoner exchange

A hard-won prisoner exchange between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels got under way on Thursday with the departure of the first planeloads of...

Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media tycoon’s office

Hong Kong police raided a private office of pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai on Thursday as part of their investigation into whether he has...

Despite ban, thousands join Thai protest

Govt. had issued decree banning public gatherings and censoring media; protest leaders arrested Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Thailand’s Bangkok on Thursday, defying a...

World facing new Bretton Woods moment: IMF MD

Prudent macroeconomic policies and strong institutions are critical for growth, jobs and improved living standards, says Kristalina Georgieva Facing the twin task of fighting...

Coronavirus | European cases rocket, strong limits needed: WHO

In a press briefing Thursday, Dr. Hans Kluge warned that even more drastic steps could be taken if the pandemic does not recede The...

EU imposes sanctions on six Russian officials over Alexei Navalny poisoning

The move came a day after Russia’s Foreign Minister warned that Moscow might respond with similar measures The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions...

U.S.’ special coordinator for Tibet aimed at destabilising it, says China

Last November, China objected to U.S.’ plans to take up the issue of a successor to the Dalai Lama to United Nations. China on Thursday...

E.U. leaders divided over new climate goals for 2030

The goal is to reach an agreement in December ahead of the adoption of the first ever European climate law. European Union leaders remain divided...