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Brexit talks resume in London after tough week in Brussels
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-07-06 at 03:24
Britain’s separation talks with the European Union resume Monday with few signs of compromise on a new trade agreement and time running out to avoid a messy split.
Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border
on 2020-07-06 at 03:18
The first closure of the border since the pandemic began follows a sharp rise in cases in Melbourne.
China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case
on 2020-07-06 at 03:10
A rural herdsman tested positive for the infection, which can be treated with antibiotics.
Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years to stop spread of Covid-19
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-07-06 at 02:33
The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in his state.
Desperate search for survivors as dozens feared dead in southwest Japan floods
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-07-06 at 02:08
Rescue workers in Japan on Monday combed through the wreckage of houses shattered by deadly floods and landslides in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll rose and more torrential rain loomed.
Brain-eating amoeba: Warning issued in Florida after rare infection case
on 2020-07-06 at 01:20
Since 1962, Florida has reported only 37 cases of the deadly pathogen, which attacks brain tissue.
Exotic frog found among bananas at Llanelli supermarket
on 2020-07-06 at 00:30
It is thought “Asda” the frog arrived from Colombia, the UK’s biggest supplier of bananas.
Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility damaged in fire
on 2020-07-06 at 00:26
A fire at Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear facility led to significant damage to a new centrifuge assembly center. There were no casualties.
Coronavirus: How ‘three musketeers’ helped Georgia fight virus
on 2020-07-06 at 00:20
Georgia has recorded fewer than 1,000 infections and only 15 deaths among its 3.7 million people.
Coronavirus latest: India reports record daily cases
on 2020-07-06 at 00:20
India has reported yet another record daily increase in confirmed cases, prompting the country’s top tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal, to remain closed. Follow DW for the latest.
Viewpoint: What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia
on 2020-07-06 at 00:18
Somalia has been caught up in the US election campaign thanks to Donald Trump, writes Ismail Einashe.
Black Lives Matter: Can viral videos stop police brutality?
on 2020-07-06 at 00:05
Do viral videos like the one captured of George Floyd’s death actually reduce police abuse?
Croatia’s ruling conservatives win parliamentary vote
by FRANCE 24 on 2020-07-06 at 00:05
Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic hailed a “great” re-election victory for his conservative HDZ party as officials results showed them leading parliamentary elections on Sunday.
France won’t totally ban Huawei 5G, cybersecurity head says
on 2020-07-05 at 23:49
France’s cybersecurity agency is encouraging telecom companies not to use Huawei equipment for their 5G networks. However, the country is stopping short of a complete ban on the Chinese group.
Black Lives Matter in rural England
on 2020-07-05 at 23:38
Khady Gueye received threats for trying to support Black Lives Matter in rural Gloucestershire.
Coronavirus in Singapore: Election campaigning without the handshakes
on 2020-07-05 at 23:33
Wooing the public typically involves lots of physical interaction, but this vote’s a little different.
Coronavirus: FDA chief refuses to back Trump’s vaccine prediction
on 2020-07-05 at 23:14
Unlike President Trump, Dr Stephen Hahn says he “can’t predict” when a Covid-19 vaccine will arrive.
Body positivity movement: ‘Why is my body not important?’
on 2020-07-05 at 23:03
The body positivity movement has taken over social media and forced the diet industry to reinvent itself, but not all feel included.
Working from home: ‘I’m a bit brainier than he thought I was’
on 2020-07-05 at 23:01
What we’ve learned from watching our other halves work from home during the coronavirus lockdown.
German parliament leader urges fresh push for EU economic union amid pandemic
on 2020-07-05 at 22:22
Wolfgang Schäuble has called for improved integration in the eurozone. He said the bloc would be "significantly further ahead today" if the EU had established a "prevailing" monetary fund in the 2010 Greece crisis.
Italy migrant crisis: 180 migrants allowed off rescue ship
on 2020-07-05 at 21:50
After days of stand-off the passengers, who include children, will be taken into quarantine in Sicily.
Iran nuclear: Natanz fire caused ‘significant’ damage
on 2020-07-05 at 21:10
Iranian officials say cyber sabotage may be behind the blaze, which damaged a key nuclear facility.
Austria: Two arrested after Chechen dissident shot dead
on 2020-07-05 at 19:55
Austria’s counter-terrorism unit is probing the murder of an ethnic Chechen man near the city of Vienna. Speculation is growing that the killing was a political assassination connected to Ramzan Kadyrov’s region.
Gettysburg ‘flag-burning hoax’ sees armed far-right groups assemble
on 2020-07-05 at 19:12
A fake call served to mobilise far-right militias to descend on the Gettysburg battleground site.
Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre on Maxwell arrest
on 2020-07-05 at 18:43
Jeffrey Epstein accuser says “Prince Andrew should be panicking” after Ghislaine Maxwell arrest.
Formula One drivers all wear ‘End Racism’ T-shirts at season-opening Austrian Grand Prix
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-07-05 at 18:23
Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, where the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it.
Coronavirus latest: Spain imposes second local lockdown
on 2020-07-05 at 18:22
Some 70,000 people in Spain’s northwestern Galicia region have been given new stay-at-home orders following a surge in cases. Infections have also been reported at slaughterhouses in Austria. Follow DW for the latest.
Croatia’s ruling HDZ party secures lead in parliamentary election: exit polls
on 2020-07-05 at 17:20
The center-right party is on course to build a new coalition following the parliamentary vote, exit polls suggest. The opposition said voters had been endangered by the early elections amid the COVID-19 outbreak.