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Mask not more effective than coronavirus vaccine ‘by any means’, says Trump

Despite Robert Redfield, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying that wearing a mask would be more effective than...

Russian foreign ministry accuses Germany of stalling Alexei Navalny’s probe

Russia on Sunday accused Germany of stalling efforts to probe opposition politician Alexei Navalny's case after Berlin demanded Moscow provide an explanation over his...

Russia first treated Navalny for suspected poisoning then U-turned: Doctor

Russia first treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for suspected poisoning, but doctors changed their minds after six hours when laboratory tests came back that...

Covid-19 pandemic turns summer into European tourism’s leanest season

Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realised something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg...

Mark Zuckerberg is the most powerful unelected man in America

Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the company’s “New Steps to Protect the U.S. Elections.” They include blocking new political ads in the week...

Forget TikTok, it’s WeChat that brings China’s internet whip to the world

Just after the 2016 presidential election in the United States, Joanne Li realized the app that connected her to fellow Chinese immigrants had disconnected...

Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile 10 times limit: Nuclear watchdog IAEA

Iran now has more than 10 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted under an international agreement, the UN's nuclear watchdog said. The International Atomic...

Vegetables to pajamas: Airlines invent ways to make money amid pandemic

When it comes to raising money, nothing is off limits for airlines mired in their worst-ever crisis. From fresh vegetables to peanuts and pajamas,...

NATO agrees nerve agent used on Russia’s Alexei Navalny, demands probe

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday condemned the appalling assassination attempt on Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and called on Moscow to answer questions...

NATO: Turkey, Greece agree to technical talks about tensions at sea

The chief of NATO said Thursday that Greece and Turkey have agreed to start technical talks aimed at helping to reduce the risks of...

Tanker loaded with 2 million barrels of oil catches fire off Sri Lanka

An oil tanker loaded with two million barrels of Kuwati crude sailing toward Odisha's Paradip refinery caught fire Thursday morning off Sri Lanka’s coast,...

United Airlines plans to furlough 16,000 workers, fewer than expected

United Airlines said Wednesday it plans to furlough 16,370 employees in October, a smaller number than the airline predicted in July because thousands of...

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