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Foreign policy, virus in focus during Germany's EU Council presidency - 05/27/2020

Berlin (dpa) - Germany will focus on foreign policy, including relations with Russia, as well as the current health crisis during its rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, set to...

House Republicans sue Nancy Pelosi to block proxy voting rule - 05/27/2020

Washington (tca/dpa) - US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, along with 20 other Republicans and four constituents, challenged the constitutionality of proxy voting in the chamber on Tuesday with...

US preparing further sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline - 05/27/2020

Berlin - The United States is preparing further sanctions in its campaign against the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, the US ambassador to Germany said in a...

US judge orders ICE to disclose data on detainee transfers - 05/26/2020

Miami (tca/dpa) - A Miami federal judge has ordered US immigration officials to disclose whether the government's practice of transferring detainees from one facility to another has contributed to a...

British government member resigns as lockdown row rumbles on - 05/26/2020

London - A junior minister in the British government resigned on Tuesday in the wake of the controversy linked to a top aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who allegedly breached lockdown rules. "I...

Coronavirus curbs force Muslims to offer Eid prayers at home - 05/24/2020

Cairo – Observant Muslims in the Middle East on Sunday had to perform special prayers at home marking the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival due to mosque closures as part of restrictions to curb an...

Tear gas fired as protests return to the streets of Hong Kong - 05/24/2020

Hong Kong - By Lisa Jane Harding, - Police fired tear gas at protesters in one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts on Sunday as growing numbers took to the street in opposition to Beijing's...

Rights group calls on US Congress to block military sales to Manila - 05/22/2020

Manila – A human rights group on Friday urged the US Congress to block or delay the sale of almost 2 billion dollars in military equipment and weapons, including attack helicopters, to the...

Merkel warns against 'high price' of economic isolation - 05/20/2020

Berlin - By Jorg Blank and Andreas Hoenig, - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against economic isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, speaking after a videoconference with the directors of...

Japan's tourist numbers plunge 99.9 per cent in April during pandemic - 05/20/2020

Tokyo (dpa) – Numbers of overseas visitors to Japan plunged by 99.9 per cent in April year-on-year due to a pandemic-induced travel ban, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) said on...
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