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Beijing passes law to protect medical whistleblowers

Bejing - Beijing's city government will protect "non-malicious" medical whistleblowers under a new law, passed months after a Chinese doctor was punished for sounding the alarm at the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trump's former campaign head hospitalized after suicide threat

Miami - Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale was taken to a Florida hospital after his wife told officers he threatened to commit suicide, media reports said.

'New Cold War with China' demands US-Europe united front: Germany

Berlin - Europe and the United States need to face up to a "new Cold War with China" together, regardless of who wins the White House in November, Germany's point man on transatlantic ties told AFP.

Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of 'betrayal' over govt failure

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday upped the pressure on Lebanon's leaders to form a government in the wake of the Beirut port blast, saying their lack of progress represented a "collective betrayal".

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police detentions

Minsk - Belarusian police on Sunday detained around 200 people as tens of thousands took to the streets in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya days after the country's strongman president staged a secret inauguration.

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police detentions

Minsk - Belarusian police on Sunday detained around 200 people as tens of thousands took to the streets in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya days after the country's strongman president staged a secret inauguration.

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police detentions

Minsk - Belarusian police on Sunday detained around 200 people as tens of thousands took to the streets in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya days after the country's strongman president staged a secret inauguration.

Bombshell report claims Trump avoided taxes for years

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday faced allegations that he paid little or no federal income tax for years before he came to power, as his cloudy financial past stoked controversy ahead of the first election debate.

Free movement at risk in heart of Europe as Swiss vote

Geneva - The Swiss were voting Sunday on limiting immigration from the European Union, which, while not expected to pass, has sparked fears a shock "yes" could devastate relations with the bloc.

Nestled in far-right stronghold, German town opens doors to migrants

Neuruppin - The town of Neuruppin may be nestled in an eastern part of Germany where the far-right AfD party enjoys some of its strongest support.But it is offering to take in refugees again, five years after a huge migrant influx bitterly divided the country.

'It is clear Lukashenko has to go': France's Macron

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko must step down, after the EU refused to recognise him as the legitimate president of the ex-Soviet country.

New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave PM exposed

Baghdad - Enraged by near-daily attacks on its interests in Iraq, Washington has threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad, in a blow to a premier seen as a bulwark against Iran.

'Disorder, debacle, rebellion': backers turn on Britain's PM

London - Boris Johnson, called dejected and dogmatic even by his partisans, is enduring a torrid time in his tumultuous premiership, and worse may lie ahead.The coronavirus pandemic is testing all world leaders.

'It is clear Lukashenko has to go': France's Macron

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron said Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko has to step down, in comments to a French weekly published on Sunday.

Chief Raoni condemns Bolsonaro 'lie' on Amazon fires

Rio De Janeiro - Chief Raoni Metuktire, one of the most iconic defenders of the Amazon, condemned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday for blaming wildfires devastating the rainforest on indigenous people.

Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite virus lockdown

Jerusalem - Thousands of Israelis gathered in Jerusalem late Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after the country tightened its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases.

Russian PM visits coronavirus-hit Mount Athos in Greece

Athens - Russian Prime minister Mikhail Mishustin on Saturday concluded a private visit to Mount Athos, a venerated male-only centre of Orthodox Christianity in Greece where eight monks have tested positive for coronavirus.

Brazil's Bolsonaro released from hospital after surgery

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was released from hospital Saturday, the government said, a day after he underwent surgery to remove a bladder stone."The president...

Belarus police detain dozens at women's rallies: rights group

Minsk - More than 90 people were detained at opposition rallies in Belarus on Saturday as women demonstrators took to the streets to protest against strongman Alexander Lukashenko's regime.

Lebanon PM designate bows out after failing to form cabinet

Beirut - Lebanon's premier-designate stepped down Saturday, saying he had been unable to form a reform-minded government to lift the country out of its worst economic crisis in decades.

Lebanon PM designate recuses himself from forming new cabinet

Beirut - Lebanon's premier-designate recused himself from forming a new cabinet Saturday as international pressure mounts for a reform-minded administration to replace the government that resigned after a deadly August port blast.

South Africa's indigenous Khoisan seek better recognition

Pretoria - A giant bronze statue of Nelson Mandela overlooks a big black tarpaulin tent that has become a fixture on the emerald lawns of the South African president's office in Pretoria.

Malaysian PM faces major test in state polls

Semporna - Malaysia's embattled leader faces state elections Saturday that are his biggest political test since taking office, with analysts saying he desperately needs a win to strengthen his tenuous hold on power.

Deal on paid sick leave for all Canadians should avert snap elections

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday reached a deal with the opposition leftist New Democrats on paid sick leave for all Canadian workers during the pandemic, avoiding possible snap elections.

Turkey issues 82 arrest warrants over deadly protests

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 82 people, including a mayor and several former lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish HDP party, who are accused of involvement in 2014 protests that left 37 dead.

Pope rejects 'erosion of multilateralism' in UN speech

New York - Pope Francis warned world leaders on Friday against a growing breakdown of multilateralism, appealing in a speech to the United Nations for an end to what he called a global "climate of distrust.

Putin proposes election non-interference pact with US

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Friday concluding a pact with Washington against interfering in one another's elections and internal affairs, just weeks before the US hosts a divisive presidential vote.

Mali's new interim leader stands by handover, international accords

Bamako - Mali's interim president, Bah Ndaw, was sworn into office on Friday after last month's putsch, vowing to hand over power within 18 months, honour international accords and pursue the fight against jihadist insurgents.

Lake Trump? Disputed reservoir could be named after US president

Pristina - In addition to his own golf clubs and hotels, Donald Trump may soon have a lake named after him following proposals to christen a contested Balkan reservoir in his honour.

Farmers block rails and roads in India to protest new bills

New Delhi - Angry farmers took to the streets and blocked roads and railways across India on Friday, intensifying protests over major new farming legislation they say will benefit only big corporates.
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