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Turkey blocks EU inspection of cargo vessel to Libya

Turkey blocks EU inspection of cargo vessel to Libya

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleTurkey has blocked a German military vessel from inspecting a cargo ship suspected of carrying weapons on its way to Libya.On Sunday evening, the German frigate Hamburg stopped the Turkish-flagged cargo ship, Roseline A, as part of a European Union mission called Operation Irini.But the search had to be abandoned after Ankara protested and denied permission for the vessel to be probed.Turkey's Foreign Ministry denounced the inspection as "unauthorised and forceful" and says all crewmembers of the freighter were forcibly...

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EU-UK trust must be rebuilt to break Brexit deadlock, says Irish PM

EU-UK trust must be rebuilt to break Brexit deadlock, says Irish PM

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleRebuilding trust is key to breaking the deadlock in EU-UK talks over a post-Brexit trade deal, Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told Euronews.As discussions on a future relationship remain on a knife-edge, neither side is willing to give ground on crucial sticking points for fear of "one side getting an advantage over the other", according to Martin.“I think underlying all this is the necessity for trust, and to rebuild trust between the European Union and the United Kingdom," he told Euronews. “I believe that the UK internal...

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UK top court to rule on Shamima Begum's demand to return to Britain

UK top court to rule on Shamima Begum's demand to return to Britain

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleBritain's Supreme Court is to rule on Monday whether Shamima Begum, who left the UK to join the extremist Islamic State group, can return to the country to challenge the government's decision to strip her of her nationality.Begum left her parents' home in East London in 2015 when she was just 15 to travel to Syria to join IS.She is currently being detained at the Al-Roj camp, in north-east Syria, by the Syrian Democratic Forces. Conditions in the campA British citizen from birth, she was stripped of her nationality in February...

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Coronavirus: Hungary to test Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus: Hungary to test Russian COVID-19 vaccine

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleHungary will test a Russian coronavirus vaccine, the country's foreign minister has said.Peter Szijjarto said that 10 initial doses of Russia's Sputnik V would undergo testing in Hungary.The announcement comes after Hungary became the first country in Europe to receive samples of the drug last week.Szijjarto said last week that a Hungarian drug manufacturer was in negotiations with Russian partners on possible domestic production of the drug.The announcement comes after Hungary became the first country in Europe to receive...

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Spanish NGO eases poverty crisis by collecting millions of pesatas

Spanish NGO eases poverty crisis by collecting millions of pesatas

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleApproximately € 1.6 billion euros worth of Spain's former currency, the Peseta, remains unaccounted for. And as the deadline to convert the currency draws closer, a charity is collecting the cash to help ease a burgeoning poverty crisis, and feed people in Madrid.The old notes and coins are still convertible currency and now the organisation 'Peseta solidaria' has decided to put it to good use. To donate, all people have to do is sign up on their website. They collect them door to door, change them into Euros and then donate them...

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Bird flu: Nearly 200,000 chickens culled in the Netherlands

Bird flu: Nearly 200,000 chickens culled in the Netherlands

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleDutch authorities slaughtered around 190,000 chickens after a particularly contagious strain of bird flu appeared on at least two poultry farms, agriculture minister Carola Schouten said on Sunday.Health workers killed 100,000 hens on a farm in Hekendorp, not far from Gouda, in the west of the Netherlands, and 90,000 chickens on a farm in Witmarsum, in the northern Friesland region.In both cases, authorities suspected "a highly contagious strain of the H5 variant”.No other poultry farm is located within a one-kilometre radius of...

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School students lead third pro-democracy rally in a week in Bangkok

School students lead third pro-democracy rally in a week in Bangkok

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleSecondary school students in Bangkok rallied on Saturday for educational and political reforms, defying government threats to crack down with legal action against the country's high-profile protest movement.The rally was called by a group that calls itself ``"Bad Students," mocking their status as rebels against traditional school rules and authorities.Reflecting their light touch toward protest actions, they used props including people in dinosaur suits and oversize beach balls standing in for asteroids.Just as an asteroid...

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Killing of black man at supermarket sparks protests across Brazil

Killing of black man at supermarket sparks protests across Brazil

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleA black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday's Black Consciousness Day observations, sparking outrage after videos of the incident circulated on social media.A short clip showed one guard restraining João Alberto Silveira Freitas just outside the doors of a Carrefour supermarket while the other pummeled him with repeated blows to the face. A store employee stood to the side filming. Other clips, shot afterward, showed a guard kneeling atop Freitas'...

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UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleBritain and Canada on Saturday signed an interim trade deal that guarantees continuity when Brexit transition period expires."The UK and Canada have locked in their existing trading relationship, worth £20 billion ( €22.5 billion), and agreed to begin negotiating a new more ambitious trade deal as early as next year," the British government said The transition period between the UK and the European Union expires on December 31, 2020 which means that Britain will no longer be included in agreements signed between the bloc and...

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Serbian Orthodox Church leader dies from COVID-19, aged 90

Serbian Orthodox Church leader dies from COVID-19, aged 90

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleThe leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church has died from COVID-19 aged 90.Patriarch Irinej was taken to hospital earlier in November after going to the funeral of the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, Bishop Amfilohije.Bishop Amfilohije died from complications linked to COVID-19.Thousands of mourners, most of them without masks, gathered at the funeral in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, on November 1, in violation of coronavirus-fighting measures proclaimed by the small Adriatic state's authorities. The burial...

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Duma backs bill protecting Putin and family from prosecution

Duma backs bill protecting Putin and family from prosecution

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleRussian deputies on Tuesday backed a guaranteeing former presidents immunity from criminal prosecution, a moved that is widely believed will benefit Vladimir Putin.The bill would mean presidents who were no longer in office and members of their family "cannot be brought to criminal or administrative responsibility, as well as detained, arrested, subjected to a search, interrogation, or body search.""The ex-President's immunity extends to the residential and office premises he occupies, his vehicles, communications, documents and...

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'We won't give up': Weber defiant over veto of EU's €1.8tr budget deal

'We won't give up': Weber defiant over veto of EU's €1.8tr budget deal

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleEuropean leaders were set to focus on the coronavirus pandemic at Thursday's virtual summit - but it has been overshadowed by the bloc's budget deadlock. Hungary and Poland plunged the EU into crisis this week when they vetoed its €1.8 trillion budget and coronavirus rescue fund package. Budapest and Warsaw are against a change that will see EU cash tied to an EU country's respect for rule of law. Rule of law comprises areas like democratic norms, media freedom and the independence of the judiciary. Critics argue that Hungary and...

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Have our vaccine, if you can produce it, says Russia's EU ambassador

Have our vaccine, if you can produce it, says Russia's EU ambassador

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleRussia has invited EU countries to access its COVID-19 vaccine - if they can set up their own production centres to manufacture it. Hungary is the only country in the bloc to so far trial Sputnik V, which is named after the first satellite launched into space by the Soviet Union in 1957.But Russia's ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, told Euronews that while Moscow had the capacity to produce enough of the vaccine for its own population, it is happy for other countries to make use of it too. "The world's very first certified...

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Jeremy Corbyn told he cannot sit as Labour MP amid anti-Semitism row

Jeremy Corbyn told he cannot sit as Labour MP amid anti-Semitism row

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleJeremy Corbyn, former leader of the UK's main opposition, has been told he can't represent the party as an MP after "undermining" its bid to tackle anti-Semitism.Current Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he made the decision over his predecessor's reaction to a recent report on alleged anti-Semitism in the party.Corbyn was after the EHRC report emerged in late October but . The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said there was "a culture within the party which, at best, did not do enough to prevent anti-Semitism and,...

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Iraqi officials say two rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone

Iraqi officials say two rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleAt least two Katyusha rockets hit inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, two Iraqi officials said, wounding at least two people and signalling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October.The officials said the rockets hit inside the Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government and home to foreign embassies including that of the US.One official said there were two rockets, the second said there were four. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.The officials said...

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Protesters want expulsion of French ambassador to Pakistan

Protesters want expulsion of French ambassador to Pakistan

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleThousands of supporters of a radical Islamist party in Pakistan continued to protest over depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in France that they deem blasphemous. They were angered by remarks made by French President Emmanuel Macron in the wake of the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty. Macron defended the freedom of expression to produce the cartoons and attacked "Islamist separatism".The protesters in Pakistan — supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party — called for the expulsion of the French ambassador in...

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Privacy activists file EU complaint over iPhone tracking

Privacy activists file EU complaint over iPhone tracking

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleEuropean privacy activists have filed a complaint against Apple over software that tracks the behaviour of iPhone users.The Vienna-based non profit group noyb which stands for "none of your business" says it has asked data protection authorities in Germany and Spain to examine the legality of Apple's tracking codes.The codes, known as Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), are similar to the cookies that websites use to store information on a user's behaviour.But the non-profit group says that Apple's iOS operating system creates...

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Coronavirus 'cluster' recorded at WHO's headquarters in Geneva

Coronavirus 'cluster' recorded at WHO's headquarters in Geneva

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleThe World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including five people who worked on the premises and were in contact with one another, a leaked internal email shows.The UN health agency said it is investigating how and where the five people became infected — and that it has not determined whether transmission happened at its offices. WHO's confirmation Monday of the figures in the email obtained by The Associated Press was the first time it has publicly provided such a...

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'I feel great,' says Johnson as he starts COVID-19 self-isolation

'I feel great,' says Johnson as he starts COVID-19 self-isolation

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gone into isolation after coming into contact with someone infected with COVID-19, a Downing Street spokesperson said on Sunday evening.The Downing Street spokesperson added that Johnson will continue to work from Downing Street, "including leading the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic."Johnson said on Twitter on Monday morning that he is in good health and has no symptoms. In an accompanying video, he added that "the good news is that NHS Test and Tracing is working ever...

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Watch: Archaeologists find at least 100 coffins in 2,500-year-old tomb

Watch: Archaeologists find at least 100 coffins in 2,500-year-old tomb

Egyptian antiquities officials announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins on Saturday, some of which had mummies inside.Around 40 gilded statues were also discovered in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.Colorful, sealed sarcophagi and statues, that were buried more than 2,500 years ago, were displayed in a makeshift exhibit at the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara.Archaeologists opened a coffin with a well-preserved mummy wrapped in cloth inside.They also carried out public X‐rays to visualize the structures of the ancient mummy and show how the body had been...

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Nobel-winning UN agency warns of 'famines of biblical proportions'

Nobel-winning UN agency warns of 'famines of biblical proportions'

This content is not available in your regionShare this articleThe head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N. agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without billions of dollars “we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021.”David Beasley said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Norwegian Nobel Committee was looking at the work the agency does every day in conflicts, disasters and refugee camps, often putting staffers’ lives at risk to feed millions of...

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