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Britain asks EU for extension of Brexit ‘sausage war’ deadline

Britain has asked the EU to extend a grace period for some post-Brexit trade rules...

EU agrees new Belarus sanctions after plane re-routing

EU ambassadors agreed on Wednesday to impose sanctions on 78 individuals and seven entities after...

Coronavirus global death toll update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 3,824,885 people since the outbreak emerged in China...

France to end mandatory outdoor masks and Covid curfew

France on Wednesday said it was ending the obligation to wear masks outside and would...

EU’s Borrell says to ‘push back, constrain and engage’ Russia

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Wednesday the bloc needs to "push back, constrain...

Field narrows as sanctions-hit Iran elects president

The candidate field thinned out Wednesday for Iran's presidential election in two days, in which...

Botswana says found world’s ‘third largest’ diamond

Botswanan diamond firm Debswana said Wednesday it had unearthed a 1,098-carat stone that it described...

Brussels to study Hungary gay ‘promotion’ law

The European Commission said Wednesday it would study Hungary's new law banning the "promotion" of...

Myanmar junta and villagers trade accusations after houses razed

Myanmar's junta and villagers traded accusations Wednesday after a settlement was razed almost entirely to...

Moscow orders mandatory vaccinations over ‘dramatic’ case rise

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Wednesday ordered mandatory vaccinations for residents of the Russian capital...

New ICC prosecutor sworn in for daunting job

Britain's Karim Khan was sworn in Wednesday as the new prosecutor of the International Criminal...

DR Congo court cuts jail term for ex-presidential aide

A former presidential aide in DR Congo who had been sentenced to 20 years in...

Malaysian court overturns ‘misadventure’ inquest ruling in teen’s death

A Malaysian court Wednesday overturned an inquest verdict of "misadventure" in the death of a...

Frontier closures hit Togo’s economy hard

When the global pandemic forced Togo's government to close its land borders, taxi driver Kossigan...

German police probe ‘irresponsible’ Greenpeace stunt at Euro match

Police in Munich said Wednesday they were investigating a Greenpeace activist for "several offences" after...

China accuses Belgian lawmaker of ‘lies’ over Xinjiang resolution

China on Wednesday accused a Belgian lawmaker of spreading "lies and false information" after parliamentarians...

Paris mayor hints at bid to be France’s first woman president

Paris' Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo has hinted she is planning to stand in 2022 presidential...

China’s retail sales cool further in May

Retail sales in China cooled further in May, official data showed Wednesday, with pent-up demand...

Asian markets down after inflation spooks traders ahead of Fed

Markets mostly fell in Asia on Wednesday following a tepid lead from Wall Street, where...

Chinese rocket with manned crew to blast off Thursday

Astronauts blasting off on Thursday for China's first manned mission to its new space station...