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China Races to Build More Hospitals as Coronavirus Outbreak Grows

China Races to Build More Hospitals  as Coronavirus Outbreak Grows

February 06,2020

BEIGIN - Authorities in China have glorified the rush to build two infectious disease hospitals in a matter of days at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak that has now claimed at least 490 lives on the mainland, with live streams showing the construction ...

Russian S-400 Missile Delivery to India by End of 2021

Russian S-400 Missile Delivery to  India by End of 2021

February 06,2020

MOSCOW - Russia will begin delivering S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India by the end of 2021, state-run RIA Novosti news agency quoted a Russian official as saying on Wednesday...

Trump Set for Senate Acquittal in Boost to Reelection Campaign

Trump Set for Senate Acquittal in Boost  to Reelection Campaign

February 06,2020

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was set to win acquittal from impeachment in the Senate on Wednesday, hours after his partisan State of the Union speech triggered unprecedented ...

Withdraw Behind Observation Points, or Turkey Will Do What Is Necessary – Erdogan to Syrian Troops

Withdraw Behind Observation  Points, or Turkey Will Do What Is  Necessary – Erdogan to Syrian Troops

February 06,2020

ANKARA - Damascus must withdraw its troops from Turkey’s positions in Idlib or face retaliation, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, following a deadly clash ...

Democrats, White House Wrap Up Case at Trump Senate Trial

Democrats, White House Wrap Up  Case at Trump Senate Trial

February 05,2020

WASHINGTON - Democratic prosecutors declaring "no one is above the law" went head to head with White House lawyers as closing arguments wrapped up at President Donald Trump's Senate ...

French Police Clear Last Refugee Camp in Paris

French Police Clear Last Refugee  Camp in Paris

February 05,2020

PARIS - French police have cleared the last refugee tent camp in northeastern Paris, moving 427 people to shelters as part of a plan to take migrants off the streets...

Kenya’s Former President Daniel Arap Moi Has Died, Aged 95

Kenya’s Former President Daniel Arap  Moi Has Died, Aged 95

February 05,2020

NAIROBI - Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, the country's longest serving leader, has died aged 95.
The death of Moi, who ruled Kenya from 1978 to 2002 ...

Netanyahu Says Israel and Sudan to Normalise Ties Soon

Netanyahu Says Israel and Sudan  to Normalise Ties Soon

February 05,2020

JERUSALEM - Israel and Sudan have agreed to move towards forging normal relations for the first time, Israeli officials said on Monday, after the leaders of the two countries met ...

Top EU Diplomat Heading to Iran Amid Nuclear Tensions

Top EU Diplomat Heading to Iran  Amid Nuclear Tensions

February 04,2020

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Union's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell is on his way to Iran, his first trip since taking office in December, aimed at reducing tensions ...

Trump Impeachment Trial to Resume for Final Arguments

Trump Impeachment Trial to Resume  for Final Arguments

February 04,2020

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's impeachment trial resumes for final arguments Monday before an expected acquittal later in the week that Democrats have said will be invalid because ...

Democrats Make Final Pitch in Iowa Hours Before First US Vote

Democrats Make Final Pitch in Iowa  Hours Before First US Vote

February 04,2020

WASHINGTON - Democratic candidates made their frantic, final campaign pitches Sunday in Iowa, on a mission to persuade undecided voters one day before the state's nominating ...

More Than a Dozen Civilians Killed in Latest Burkina Faso Attack

More Than a Dozen Civilians Killed in  Latest Burkina Faso Attack

February 04,2020

OUAGADOUGOU - At least 18 civilians have been killed by unidentified gunmen in northern Burkina Faso, according to security sources, in the latest violence to rock a region plagued ...

Palestinian Leader Abbas Says He Is Cutting Ties with United States and Israel Over Peace Deal

Palestinian Leader Abbas Says He Is Cutting Ties with United States and Israel Over Peace Deal

February 03,2020

RAMALLAH - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said he is cutting security ties with Israel and the U.S. on Saturday, in reaction to a U.S.-brokered peace plan that immediately met with furious objections ...

China Coronavirus Deaths, Infections Jump: All The Latest Updates

China Coronavirus Deaths, Infections  Jump: All The Latest Updates

February 03,2020

BEIGING - The death toll from a new coronavirus outbreak has jumped to more than 300, the Chinese government has said, as other nations imposed extraordinary travel restrictions on China ...

Japanese Warship Departs for Gulf to Patrol Oil Lifeline

Japanese Warship Departs for Gulf to  Patrol Oil Lifeline

February 03,2020

YOKOSUKA - A Japanese destroyer left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes that supply nearly all the oil that powers the world’s third-biggest economy ...

Brexit Is Official: UK Leaves European Union

Brexit Is Official: UK Leaves  European Union

February 02,2020

LONDON - The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on Friday, entering into a period of uncertainty after three years of bitter wrangling over ...

China Coronavirus Death Toll Surges: All The Latest Updates

China Coronavirus Death Toll Surges:  All The Latest Updates

February 02,2020

BEIGING - The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 250, the government said on Saturday, as foreign nations tightened restrictions on travellers from China ...

Indian Court AGAIN Postpones Hanging for 4 Men Convicted in 2012 Gang Rape & Murder Case That Inspired Netflix Series

Indian Court AGAIN Postpones Hanging for 4 Men Convicted in 2012 Gang Rape & Murder  Case That Inspired Netflix Series

February 02,2020

NEW DELHI - The execution of four Indians convicted in the heinous 2012 ‘Nirbhaya’ gang-rape case has been delayed yet again at the last minute – this time indefinitely ...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to Sign Dam Agreement by End of February

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to Sign Dam  Agreement by End of February

February 02,2020

ADDIS ABABA - Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan announced they have cleared the way for the filling and operation of a disputed multibillion-dollar dam being built by the Ethiopian ...

Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in UK, says Chief Medical Officer

Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in UK, says Chief Medical Officer

February 01,2020

LONDON - Two cases of coronavirus are now confirmed in the UK, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said in a statement on Friday.
"We can confirm that two patients ...

Who Declares Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency

Who Declares Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency

February 01,2020

BEIJING - The WHO has declared the coronavirus a global health emergency as the total of infected people rose to 7,834 and 170 dead. ...

Belgian Court Acquits 3 Doctors in Landmark Euthanasia Case

Belgian Court Acquits 3 Doctors in Landmark Euthanasia Case

February 01,2020

BRUSSELS - A Belgian court on Friday acquitted three doctors of charges of manslaughter by poisoning in a case that has been seen as a key test of Belgium's euthanasia laws...

Trump Impeachment: Republican Senator Deals Major Blow to Democrats' Call for More Witnesses

Trump Impeachment: Republican Senator Deals Major Blow to Democrats' Call for More Witnesses

February 01,2020

WASHINGTON - US Democrats' efforts to hear more testimony in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump were all but dashed on Thursday after a Republican Senator ...

Greece Plans to Build a 2.7km Floating Fence to Stop Migrants Reaching its Islands

Greece Plans to Build a 2.7km Floating Fence to Stop Migrants Reaching its Islands

February 01,2020

ATHENS - Greece is hoping to build a floating fence to run across the Aegean Sea in a bid to prevent migrant crossings to the Greek islands from Turkey...

China’s Xi Tells WHO He’s Confident of Slaying ‘Devil’ Virus

China’s Xi Tells WHO He’s Confident  of Slaying ‘Devil’ Virus

January 29,2020

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping told the visiting chief of the World Health Organization on Tuesday that he was confident of winning the battle against a “devil” coronavirus ...

Trump Plan Will ‘Finish Off Palestinian Cause’, PM Warns

Trump Plan Will ‘Finish Off Palestinian Cause’, PM Warns

January 29,2020

PALESTIN - palestinian leaders have decried US President Donald Trump's plan for the Middle East as an effort to "finish of the Palestinian cause ...

Netanyahu Drops Request for Immunity on Corruption Charges

Netanyahu Drops Request for Immunity on Corruption Charges

January 29,2020

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is withdrawing his bid for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on corruption charges, paving the way for a trial to begin...

Russia Expels Japanese Journalist Accused of Spying

Russia Expels Japanese Journalist Accused of Spying

January 29,2020

MOSCOW - Russia expelled a Japanese journalist last month for trying to obtain secret information related to military capabilities in the Russian Far East, the RIA news agency reported...

Trump to Present Middle East Plan to Israeli Leaders on Monday

Trump to Present Middle East Plan to Israeli Leaders on Monday

January 28,2020

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to disclose details of his Middle East peace plan to Israeli leaders on Monday as Palestinian officials decried it as ...

Slovenian PM Marjan Sarec Resigns and Seeks Early Election

Slovenian PM Marjan Sarec Resigns  and Seeks Early Election

January 28,2020

LJUBLJANA - Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said he was sending his resignation to parliament on Monday and called for an early election, saying ...

Portuguese Hacker Identified as Source of Luanda Leaks

Portuguese Hacker Identified as Source  of Luanda Leaks

January 28,2020

LISBON - A Portuguese hacker has taken responsibility for disclosing hundreds of thousands of files revealing how billionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola’s former ...

Kazakh Air Astana Accepts Free Tickets Return to China

Kazakh Air Astana Accepts Free Tickets Return to China

January 28,2020

NUR SULTAN - Kazakhstan’s Air Astana airline company offers free rebooking or returning tickets to China, Trend reports with reference to the company. Air Astana encourages its passengers to ...

At Least 38 Killed in Turkey Earthquake, Officials Say

At Least 38 Killed in Turkey Earthquake,  Officials Say

January 28,2020

ANKARA - Rescue crews in Turkey worked through Sunday to pull survivors from collapsed buildings in the country’s east where a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck ...

India Marks Republic Day with Grand Show of Military Might & Cultural Diversity

India Marks Republic Day with Grand Show of Military Might & Cultural Diversity

January 27,2020

NEW DELHI - India celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a grand parade, showcasing the nation’s military might, history and cultural diversity, with visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as the ...

Britain’s Years-Long Battle Over Brexit

Britain’s Years-Long Battle  Over Brexit

January 27,2020

LONDON - The curtain comes down on Britain’s membership of the European Union on January 31 after more than three and a half years of disagreements and ...