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No easy ride for EU-US even with Biden’s francophone team
French-speaking cabinet unlikely to signify much change in Washington’s foreign policy.
Hong Kong leader ‘forced to use cash’
HK chief target of US sanctions, remarks spark public backlash.
German far right holds congress with ‘hot spot potential’
AfD party courts more controversy with hundreds due to gather at disused nuclear facility.
US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over Iran links
Move to impede Tehran’s missile development efforts, says Mike Pompeo.
Scottish leader says ‘never been more certain’ of independence
Calls for 2nd referendum after SNP’s overwhelming victory in 2019 general election.
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Prosecutors to probe into Maradona’s death
Football legend dies at home, no one signs death certificate.
Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuke scientist
Assassination threatens to escalate tensions between Tehran, Washington, with some warning of major conflict in Mideast.
Blatter, Platini face new fraud probe
Pair originally part of legal procedure opened in 2015 over a 2011 payment of Sfr2 million.
Trump loses election challenge in Pennsylvania
Judges say allegations of unfairness not supported by evidence.
Maradona’s death may trigger inheritance battle
Football legend didn’t leave a will, estate worth around US$90 million.
Sri Lanka bans Tamil remembrance of war dead
Gotabaya reintroduces prohibition on honoring dead Tamil Tiger rebels.
Four to face jury trial over 2016 priest murder
Alleged accomplices to be tried in court reserved for the most serious crimes, say sources.
UK’s Arcadia mulls ‘contingency’ plans due to virus impact
15,000 jobs reported to be at risk at the group, which owns Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge.
Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen rebel sites after Aramco attack
Air strikes target Huthi military camps in Sanaa, Amran and Hodeida, say sources.
India’s GDP slumps 7.5%, worst among major economies
Two successive quarters of contraction puts country in ‘technical recession’ for the first time since 1947.
Fugitive Philippine rebel chiefs convicted of kidnapping
Benito and Wilma Tiamzon get 40 years’ jail in absentia for holding four soldiers hostage for 75 days in 1988.
Tesla recalls 870 cars in China over defective roofs
Move affects Model X cars produced between March 16 and July 31 in 2016, state regulators say.
UK to impose tougher rules on Google, Facebook
Watchdog will regulate tech giants for better transparency on use of personal data and personalised advertising.
Pig guts fly in Taiwan Parliament protest
This follows government’s recent announcement to allow imports of US pork fed with ractopamine from January 1.
Russia says India to produce 100 million doses of Sputnik vaccine
Production expected to start in early 2021.
Australia-China relations in freefall
Matters including trade, Covid-19 and alleged espionage are now in dispute between the two countries.
Doctors warn over Delhi's ‘suicidal’ half-marathon
Risk of coronavirus, air pollution should compel athletes to think twice, say health experts.