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    BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called Lebanon's president on Friday to discuss the need to press on with efforts to form a government to lift the nation out of crisis, after the process hit an roadblock over which factions would get key portfolios. The Lebanese presidency said on Twitter that President Michel Aoun...
    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Friday arrested a man on fraud charges linked to annual cherry blossom viewing parties that were hosted by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the new government ruled out an investigation into how the party and its budget were used. Abe’s annual cherry party came into question last year...
    By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) - Paul Rusesabagina, depicted in a Hollywood movie as a hero who helped save Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide, said he believed he was flying to Burundi at the invitation of a pastor, but was instead lured to Rwanda and arrested on terrorism charges. Rusesabagina was speaking to the New...
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Christian opposition politician Samir Geagea said on Friday demands by the Shi'ite groups Hezbollah and Amal to name the finance minister in a new government had struck at the core of a French initiative to lift Lebanon out of deep crisis. Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib said on Thursday he would...
    An official with Poland's conservative governing party said Friday that the the country's right-wing coalition government has collapsed. Marek Suski said the Law and Justice party will continue to run Poland as a minority government, without the junior partners that were part of the coalition dubbed the United Right. “The coalition at the moment does...
    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with legislation on trade despite a warning from Brussels that it could wreck their future relationship and an acknowledgement by his government that it violates international law. The Internal Market Bill is aimed at ensuring Britain's four nations can trade freely...
    GENEVA (AP) — Germany has presented a resolution at the U.N.’s top human rights body that raises concerns about torture, “arbitrary deprivations of life,” and sexual and gender-based violence linked to Belarus' disputed presidential election last month. The resolution came as the Human Rights Council prepares for an urgent debate Friday on the situation in...
    GENEVA (AP) — Germany has presented a resolution at the U.N.’s top human rights body that raises concerns about torture, “arbitrary deprivations of life,” and sexual and gender-based violence linked to Belarus’ disputed presidential election last month. The resolution came as the Human Rights Council prepares for an urgent debate Friday on the situation in...
    THE UK’S coronavirus Test and Trace system could be outsourced to firms such as Amazon, plans have revealed. As cases of the virus continue to rise in the UK, demand for tests has also increased and many have been unable to access swab kits. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news &...
    An official with Poland's conservative governing party says the country's right-wing coalition government has collapsed. Marek Suski said Friday that the Law and Justice party will continue to run Poland as a minority government. Suski said: "Our former coalition partners should be packing up their desks.” Law and Justice has been governing with the support...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's health minister said on Friday that the novel coronavirus was accelerating across the country with hospital admissions doubling every eight days but refused to say whether or not another national lockdown would be imposed next month. The United Kingdom has reported the fifth largest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the...
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's government will decide on Saturday whether to extend a moratorium on loan repayments for companies and households that is due to expire at the end of this year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. Orban said the government "will decide on whether the moratorium should be extended, and...
    By Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian car dealer Realszisztema has shelved plans to build a $1.7 million service facility and warehouse. Auto supplier AGC Glass Hungary, too, is turning away from expansion ambitions as it faces a future of fewer workers and sliding sales. The companies are part of an auto industry that until...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland may face early general election or the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party may govern the country in a minority cabinet, the government spokesman said, after PiS junior coalition partners refused to vote in line it during Thursday's parliamentary voting. "Every scenario is possible: both a minority government and early election,"...
    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - The metropolitan government in South Korea's capital Seoul said on Friday it would seek 4.6 billion won ($4 million) in damages against a church for causing the spread of the coronavirus by disrupting tracing and testing efforts. A fresh wave of infections erupted at a church whose members attended...
    A UN report assures that the Venezuelan government has committed “egregious violations”, but what does this mean for Nicolás Maduro? The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and other members of his cabinet were accused this Wednesday by the United Nations (UN) of perpetrating crimes against humanity. According to an investigation prepared...
    FRUSTRATED Premier League clubs have made a second plea to the Government to start opening turnstiles next month. At a hastily-arranged virtual meeting of the 20 “shareholder” clubs, league chiefs reported back from Wednesday’s meeting with culture secretary Oliver Dowden over the likely delay to fans returning. 2The Premier League have pleaded with the Government...
    Supporters of the Lega party with placards reading "Try me too" in solidarity with Matteo Salvini for the Open Arms trial, during an election rally in support of Stefano Caldoro, candidate for governor of the Campania Region on September 11, 2020 in Naples, Italy.Ivan Romano | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italians are heading...
    BEIRUT, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The Iran-backed Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah accused the U.S. administration on Thursday of obstructing efforts to form a new government, which France has been pressing Lebanese politicians to do so that it can embark on urgent reforms. Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc said it affirmed the importance of the French initiative in...
    Luis Figo is not going to shut up. The continuous attacks and harassment of the radical left every time it expresses an opinion contrary to the management of the social-communist government and especially to Pablo Iglesias, the faithful of the leader of Podemos jump on social networks. But the Portuguese has...
    Herschel Walker has slammed Black Lives Matter as 'anti-government, anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-everything' and asked NFL owners and players 'is this who you are supporting' after learning one of the movement's founders once said she was a 'trained Marxist'. The ex-NFL star, who is a longtime friend of Donald Trump and spoke in support of him...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is warning that extremists groups are planning attacks against a “variety of targets” but are taking particular aim at women. The warning issued late Thursday doesn’t specify the organizations plotting the attacks, but it comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the...
    By JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A rebound in garment orders after demand crashed during spring shutdowns is helping to revive the Bangladesh economy. Apparel makers, the country’s main export industry, say they are looking ahead to Christmas orders from the U.S. and other major markets. Remittances from Bangladeshi workers employed overseas have...
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it will send a five-person team to Mauritius to investigate the grounding of a Japanese-owned ship off the country's coast that led to an environmental crisis. A bulk carrier owned by Japan's Nagashiki Shipping and chartered by Mitsui OSK ran aground on a reef off Mauritius on July...
    (CNN)No other government official will have their reputation changed more than William Barr, the attorney general. At his confirmation hearing in 2019, he promised independence and a patriotic duty to fix the Department of Justice.That was then.What's happened. Now it is extremely hard not to shake the impression that his vision of justice consistently appears...
    Colombia opens up again. This September 19, international flights operate in the country again after six months without doing so due to the coronavirus pandemic. As happened in other European and Asian countries that again received international travelers after having closed their borders, the Colombian authorities have established a gradual return...
    Trump’s first national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, is speaking out about the pullout deal the White House has negotiated with the Taliban, warning it as an “unwise” move that endangers the fragile Afghanistan government and makes the United States less safe from terrorism. According to a Axios report about McMaster’s upcoming interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes this coming...
    Office workers wearing face masks during lunch time in the central business district in Singapore.Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Competition for white-collar jobs will become more intense after the coronavirus pandemic showed that a lot of work can be done over the internet, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun...
    The Justice Department is suggesting that prosecutors consider charging violent protesters where applicable with "seditious conspiracy," among other legal avenues, according to a memo sent Thursday to Attorneys General from Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. The federal sedition law is used rarely but is aimed at charging individuals with overthrowing the government. Rosen explained in...
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday said it would be "impossible" to delay parliamentary elections planned for Dec. 6, after the European Union suggested pushing back the vote to meet conditions for the bloc to send an observer mission. The EU last week said there was not enough time left for it...
    By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top officials in the U.S. Justice Department are encouraging prosecutors to consider sedition charges against protesters who have burned buildings and engaged in other violent activity, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. Jeffrey Rosen, the department's No. 2 official, wrote that he and Attorney General William...
    (CNN)It was pitched as a rare repatriation flight to bring people stranded in China back to their Pacific Island home which has yet to report a single coronavirus case. But of the 104 people on board the chartered Solomon Airlines flight from the southern Chinese city Guangzhou on September 2, only 21 were from the...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Republicans signal openness to working with Biden Hillicon Valley: DOJ indicts Chinese, Malaysian hackers accused of targeting over 100 organizations | GOP senators raise concerns over Oracle-TikTok deal | QAnon awareness jumps in new poll The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden asks if public can trust vaccine from...
    SCIENTISTS advising the government want a two-week national lockdown next month to battle the surge in coronavirus, it is reported. Experts suggested an October lockdown during half term before the virus "breaks the NHS", The Financial Times reports. 4Scientists advising the government want a two-week lockdown to tackle the urge in coronavirusCredit: AFP or...
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/ Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Major telecommunications conglomerate AT&T has agreed to provide the state of Mississippi records detailing how it used the almost $284 million it was paid by the federal government to expand internet access in the state. AT&T originally denied requests last week for records...
    A man walks past a Caixabanka’s bank office near Barcelona during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Barcelona, ​​Spain, September 14, 2020. . / Albert Gea The boards of directors of CaixaBank and Bankia they meet this Thursday to approve a merger that will reconfigure the Spanish banking sector,...
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government is likely to create a planned new digital technology agency by autumn 2021, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday. To prepare for the launch of the new agency, the government will create a committee that may be headed by an expert from the private sector, the paper said without citing...
    AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Roads clogged with cars. Trains that come once an hour. Those are some of the dire predictions in a new Metropolitan Transportation Authority report. It says without a $12 billion bailout from Washington, the Long Island Rail Road will soon make severe cuts. Community leaders have been conducting a walkability study...
    A group of Chinese hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government have been charged by U.S. authorities after allegedly targeting a number of American software companies including the popular system management tool CCleaner and multiple online games. Ars Technica reports that a group of hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government have targeted...
    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan announced on Thursday jail sentences of up to a year for anyone organising weddings, parties, funerals or social gatherings where more than 20 people attend, in the latest measures aimed at heading off a resurgence in coronavirus cases. Government spokesman Amjad Adailah said the latest orders, which stem...
    REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF / CNN) — TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, will continue to be a majority shareholder in the short-form video app under a proposed deal with Oracle being reviewed by the Trump administration this week, according to a person familiar with the matter. If the US government approves the deal, TikTok would...
    The Trump administration wants to know more about U.S. video game companies’ involvement with China’s Tencent Holdings, whose relationships with American firms includes full ownership of Riot Games, a significant minority stake in Epic Games, and publishing deals with Activision Blizzard. Bloomberg reported on Thursday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...
    One of the top banking magnates in the United States put a senior employee who allegedly moonlit as the operator of a major QAnon clearinghouse on paid leave, according to three people familiar with the matter. Investment bank Citigroup announced the leave of Jason Gelinas, 48, a senior vice president in the technology group at...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that Mexico will respond “softly, softly” and with “love and peace” to the finding by the U.S. government that his country needs to do more to stop drug trafficking. López Obrador said he did not agree with all the findings in the U.S....
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that Mexico will respond “softly, softly” and with “love and peace” to the finding by the U.S. government that his country needs to do more to stop drug trafficking. López Obrador said he did not agree with all the findings in the U.S. annual...
    The U.S. Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against three Iranian men for their alleged participation in state-sponsored identity theft and hacking by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The men are all residents and citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran, U.S. authorities said Thursday in a...