Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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French Govt Seeks to Delay Black Friday to December 4th Amid Lockdown

French Govt Seeks to Delay Black Friday to December 4th Amid Lockdown

(AP) -- Amazon's director in France floated the possibility Friday of postponing its Black Friday discount shopping promotion by a week amid broad concerns that French shops shuttered by the nation's coronavirus lockdown are haemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they miss out on the consumer splurge.

Paris: American Witness to Islamic Terror Attack Hospitalised

Paris: American Witness to Islamic Terror Attack Hospitalised

PARIS (AP) -- An American who had been scheduled to appear as a star witness at the trial in Paris of an Islamic State operative was hospitalized Thursday in the French capital, casting doubt on whether he would still be able to testify about his role in the dramatic capture of the gunman that averted a possible mass slaughter aboard a high-speed train.

German Police Use Water Cannon to Disperse Anti-Lockdown Protest

German Police Use Water Cannon to Disperse Anti-Lockdown Protest

BERLIN (AP) – German police fired water cannons Wednesday at demonstrators protesting coronavirus restrictions in Berlin’s government district, after crowds ignored calls to wear masks and keep their distance from one another in line with pandemic regulations.

Prince Charles Attends Remembrance Commemorations in Germany

Prince Charles Attends Remembrance Commemorations in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Prince Charles is attending ceremonies on Germany’s traditional day of remembrance Sunday, seen as part of Britain’s diplomatic outreach to Europe’s biggest economy days before a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal with the European Union.

Coronavirus Lockdowns Tighten Across Europe

Coronavirus Lockdowns Tighten Across Europe

(AFP) -- A swathe of new restrictions to curtail a second wave of coronavirus infections were announced or came into force from Austria to Greece, Italy to Portugal on Saturday as the global death toll climbed above 1.3 million.

France Marks Five-Year Anniversary of Jihadist Massacres in Paris

France Marks Five-Year Anniversary of Jihadist Massacres in Paris

PARIS (AP) -- In silence and mourning, France marked five years since 130 people were killed by Islamic State extremists who targeted the Bataclan concert hall, Paris cafes and the national stadium in a series of coordinated attacks.

France: Algerian Jailed for Killing a Woman and Trying to Bomb a Church in Paris

France: Algerian Jailed for Killing a Woman and Trying to Bomb a Church in Paris

LYON, France (AP) — A Paris criminal court sentenced a 29-year-old Algerian man Thursday to life in prison for killing a woman and trying to bomb a church near the French capital in a failed 2015 attack that investigators said was plotted by Islamic State group extremists in Syria.

Italy Imposing Night Curfew, Other Coronavirus Restrictions

Italy Imposing Night Curfew, Other Coronavirus Restrictions

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has signed off on new pandemic rules that include a nationwide overnight curfew and tighter restrictions on the country’s regions where infections are surging and hospitals risk running out of beds for COVID-19 patients.

Germany Re-Enters National Lockdown, to Last Four Weeks

Germany Re-Enters National Lockdown, to Last Four Weeks

A four-week partial shutdown has started in Germany, with restaurants, bars, theaters, cinemas and other leisure facilities closing down until the end of the month in a drive to flatten a rapid rise in coronavirus infections.

Family of Nice Church Killings Suspect Demand the Video Footage of Attack

Family of Nice Church Killings Suspect Demand the Video Footage of Attack

SFAX, Tunisia (AP) -- A third suspect is in French custody Saturday in connection with an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a Nice church, as the distraught family of the suspected Tunisian assailant asked to see video footage of what happened.

Scotland Approves Second Trump Golf Course

Scotland Approves Second Trump Golf Course

LONDON (AP) -- Authorities in Scotland have approved plans by President Donald Trump's family business to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, despite campaigning from environmental activists.

Merkel Warns on Pandemic: 'Difficult Months Are Ahead of Us'

Merkel Warns on Pandemic: 'Difficult Months Are Ahead of Us'

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new cases Saturday.

Mob Swarms Police Station with Iron Bars, Fireworks

Mob Swarms Police Station with Iron Bars, Fireworks

PARIS (AP) -- Dozens of people attacked a police station outside Paris early Sunday with blasts of fireworks and damaged several police cars, officials said. No-one was injured.

Britain at Second Virus 'Tipping Point', Lockdowns Loom

Britain at Second Virus 'Tipping Point', Lockdowns Loom

LONDON (AP) -- Millions of people in northern England are anxiously waiting to hear how much further virus restrictions will be tightened as one of the British government's leading medical advisers warned Sunday that the country is at a crucial juncture in the second wave of the coronavirus.

Centre-Right Dominates Czech Senate Elections, Social Democrats Wiped Out

Centre-Right Dominates Czech Senate Elections, Social Democrats Wiped Out

PRAGUE (AP) -- Opposition parties in the Czech Republic have cemented their dominant position in Parliament's upper house after winning big in an election for a third of the seats in the Senate, as the ruling centre-left coalition government suffered a setback.

UK Mayors Say Govt Lockdown Support for Workers, Businesses Not Enough

UK Mayors Say Govt Lockdown Support for Workers, Businesses Not Enough

LONDON (AP) -- Mayors representing big cities in northern England have slammed the British government's latest wage support package for employees in businesses that may be ordered to close as part of efforts to suppress local coronavirus outbreaks.

Russians Broker Ceasefire Between Armenians and Azeris in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russians Broker Ceasefire Between Armenians and Azeris in Nagorno-Karabakh

MOSCOW (AP) -- With Russia's mediation, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting at noon Saturday following two weeks of heavy fighting that marked the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist region in more than a quarter-century.

Germany Marks 30th Anniversary of Reunification

Germany Marks 30th Anniversary of Reunification

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is marking the 30th anniversary of its reunification on Saturday, drawing a generally positive picture of the progress made in knitting together east and west amid celebrations that are low-key because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Boris, EU Leader Discuss Brexit Trade Deal as October Deadline Looms

Boris, EU Leader Discuss Brexit Trade Deal as October Deadline Looms

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain said Friday that wide gaps remained in their fraught talks on a rudimentary trade agreement following the Brexit divorce and called for intensified negotiations before a deadline in a couple of weeks.

Macron to Target Islamist ‘Separatism’ in France

Macron to Target Islamist ‘Separatism’ in France

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron, trying to rid France of what authorities call a “parallel society” of radical Muslims thriving outside the values of the nation, laid out a series of measures on Friday in a proposed law that would disrupt the education, finances and other means of indoctrination of the vulnerable.

29 Arrested in Connection to Syrian Terrorist Financing Scheme in France

29 Arrested in Connection to Syrian Terrorist Financing Scheme in France

(AFP) — French police on Tuesday arrested 29 people in a sting operation targeting a network of terror financing for jihadists in Syria, prosecutors said. The network, active since 2019, mostly operated via the purchase of crypto-currency coupons whose references

UK Uni Students Say They Are Being 'Imprisoned' in Dorms over Coronavirus

UK Uni Students Say They Are Being 'Imprisoned' in Dorms over Coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — As authorities sought to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at British universities Sunday, some students complained they were being “imprisoned” in their dormitories and politicians debated whether young people should be allowed to go home for Christmas.

Greek Police Arrest Three People Smugglers Holding Migrants Ransom

Greek Police Arrest Three People Smugglers Holding Migrants Ransom

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Sunday they have arrested three men of Pakistani origin for keeping seven people, including an Afghan family of four, whom they had helped cross into Greece, hostage and demanding money to release them.

83-year-old King of Norway Hospitalised

83-year-old King of Norway Hospitalised

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Norway's 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo on Friday, the Norwegian palace said, without giving any further information about his condition.

British Government Bodyguard Leaves Gun on Plane

British Government Bodyguard Leaves Gun on Plane

LONDON (AP) - A bodyguard who was travelling with Britain's foreign secretary has been suspended from duties after he reportedly left a loaded gun on a plane.

Pro-EU Ex-PMs Blair and Major Attack Boris over Brexit Plan

Pro-EU Ex-PMs Blair and Major Attack Boris over Brexit Plan

LONDON (AP) -- Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it imperils that peace and damages the U.K.

Greeks Strengthen Military Amid Increased Turkish Aggression

Greeks Strengthen Military Amid Increased Turkish Aggression

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to outline Saturday the details of a program to boost Greece's defence capabilities, amid heightened tensions with neighbouring Turkey over rights to resources in the eastern Mediterranean.

Greece to Boost Military Amidst Tensions with Turkey

Greece to Boost Military Amidst Tensions with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will bolster its military with new arms, more personnel and by developing the country’s defence industry, the government said Monday, as a tense standoff with neighbouring Turkey has led to concerns of open conflict between the two NATO allies.

Police Probe 153 Cases of Horse Mutilations Across France

Police Probe 153 Cases of Horse Mutilations Across France

PARIS (AP) — French investigators have made numerous arrests since a macabre series of attacks left scores of horses mutilated or killed this year and have opened more than 150 investigations into such cases, the interior minister said Monday.

123 Migrants in Four Boats Reach EU via Cyprus in Two Days

123 Migrants in Four Boats Reach EU via Cyprus in Two Days

NICOSIA, CYPRUS (AP) — Cypriot authorities have expressed alarm over the arrival of four boats carrying Syrian and Lebanese migrants in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation's coastline within a 48-hour span.

Suspect Arrested for Birmingham Mass Stabbing After Huge Manhunt

Suspect Arrested for Birmingham Mass Stabbing After Huge Manhunt

LONDON (AP) - British police arrested a 27-year-old man in the early hours of Monday morning on suspicion of murder and seven counts of attempted murder following a string of stabbings in a busy nightlife district in the central England city of Birmingham over the weekend.

Melbourne, Australia, Extends Strict Coronavirus Lockdown

Melbourne, Australia, Extends Strict Coronavirus Lockdown

(AFP) -- Australian officials on Sunday extended a strict virus lockdown of the country's second-biggest city by two weeks, saying new cases had not dropped enough to prevent another spike.

Berlin Film Festival to Make Acting Prizes 'Gender Neutral'

Berlin Film Festival to Make Acting Prizes 'Gender Neutral'

BERLIN (AP) – The organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say they will stop awarding separate acting prizes to women and men beginning next year. Berlinale organizers said Monday the performance awards will be defined in a gender-neutral way

EU Economic Recovery Stalls as Coronavirus Diagnoses Increase

EU Economic Recovery Stalls as Coronavirus Diagnoses Increase

LONDON (AP) -- The European economy's rebound from the coronavirus recession slowed in August, as a pick up in new confirmed cases appeared to hobble the reopening of some businesses and travel from their near-complete shutdown in the spring.

Police in Germany Arrest Suspected Syrian Militant Near Berlin

Police in Germany Arrest Suspected Syrian Militant Near Berlin

BERLIN (AP) – German authorities arrested a Syrian national Tuesday on suspicion he was a member of two militant groups that fought against the government of President Bashar Assad during the early stages of the conflict in Syria.

Migrants Increasingly Reaching Italy by Sea from Tunisia

Migrants Increasingly Reaching Italy by Sea from Tunisia

ROME (AP) — The number of migrants reaching Italy by sea shot up from the previous 12-month period, but in contrast to recent years, the majority of the arrivals didn’t need rescue and made it to shore by themselves.

Dutch Police Arrest More than 20 Amid Overnight Rioting

Dutch Police Arrest More than 20 Amid Overnight Rioting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters on rooftops and streets threw stones, eggs and fireworks at police overnight during a second night of unrest in a low-income neighbourhood of The Hague, Dutch police said Friday.

On VJ Day, UK’s Johnson Pays Tribute to Campaign’s Veterans

On VJ Day, UK’s Johnson Pays Tribute to Campaign’s Veterans

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is paying tribute to veterans of the multinational World War II campaign against Japan, which formally ended 75 years ago some three months after Nazi Germany had been vanquished in Europe.

EU Urges Turkey to ‘De-escalate’ Tensions with Greece

EU Urges Turkey to ‘De-escalate’ Tensions with Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief expressed “full solidarity” with Greece and Cyprus and urged an “immediate de-escalation” by Turkey after EU foreign ministers held urgent talks Friday on high military tensions over offshore drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean.