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Covid, cocaine take Europe to 'breaking point': Europol

Den Haag - The coronavirus pandemic could fuel organised crime for years to come in Europe, a continent already at "breaking point" from an unprecedented flood of cocaine, the EU's policing agency warned Monday.

World awaits China Covid origins report

Geneva - The much-anticipated report from the international mission to Wuhan to investigate Covid-19's origins is set to be published this week, following intense US and Chinese pressure over its contents.

US discussed holding first nuclear test in decades: report

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration has discussed holding the first US nuclear test since 1992 as a potential warning to Russia and China, the Washington Post reported Friday.

Democrat report makes forceful impeachment case against Trump

Washington - US Democrats presented a forceful case for impeaching and removing President Donald Trump from office Tuesday in a report detailing "overwhelming evidence" of misconduct in office and obstruction.

Evidence of Trump misconduct 'overwhelming': impeachment report

Washington - The evidence for impeaching President Donald Trump for misconduct in office and obstruction is "overwhelming," the final report on the House investigation into the US leader said Tuesday.

Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record

New York - A damning new UN report published Sunday said the world is falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster as a result of runaway warming, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever.

Crew members were asleep on doomed California dive boat: report

Los Angeles - All six crew members were asleep when a fire broke out last week on board a California dive boat, leaving 34 people dead, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

Trump feared Russia probe would 'end' presidency: Mueller report

Washington - Donald Trump feared the probe into Russia election meddling led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller would doom his presidency and attempted to fire the top investigator, according to Mueller's long-awaited report, which was finally released Thursday.

Blackout: much of the Mueller report could be redacted

Washington - The final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation on Thursday could leave much of the public unsatisfied because it could be heavily redacted, stripped of significant evidence and testimony that the investigators gathered.

US attorney general ready to release Mueller report 'within a week'

Washington - US Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday his review of the Mueller Russia meddling investigation report is on schedule and he could release a redacted version by next week.

Trump jubilant, vengeful as Russia probe ends in win

Washington - US President Donald Trump was jubilant Monday -- but also looking for revenge -- after the Russia collusion report cleared him in a huge boost for his reelection chances next year.

Mueller found no Trump campaign collusion with Russia: official

Washington - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election found no evidence of conspiracy by President Donald Trump's campaign to collude with Russia, the Justice Department said Sunday.

Energy giants spent $1bn on climate lobbying, PR since Paris: watchdog

Paris - The five largest publicly listed oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion since the 2015 Paris climate deal on public relations or lobbying that is "overwhelmingly in conflict" with the landmark accord's goals, a watchdog said Friday.

Zuma used intel services to target Ramaphosa: probe

Johanesburg - Former South African president Jacob Zuma used the country's intelligence services for his own political and personal interests, most notably against his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, a government report charges.

Op-Ed: Trump's thin grasp of science shows in his ignorant tweets

Displaying a thin grasp of science, President Donald Trump questioned the reality of global warming because it was cold outside. His ignorance of the facts on climate change and its real impact in the U.S. is a tragedy in the making.

Doctors warn of global C-section 'epidemic'

Paris - Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached "epidemic" proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday, highlighting a huge gap in childbirth care between rich and poor mothers.

US anger at Russia changes to UN N.Korea report

New York - Several paragraphs referring to Russian oil trade in a United Nations report about sanctions on North Korea have been removed at Moscow's urging, sparking US anger on Thursday.

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

Paris - Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.There were 36.

Global opium and cocaine production at record highs: UN

Vienna - Global production of cocaine and opium, stemming largely from Colombia and Afghanistan respectively, has hit record levels, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said Tuesday in its annual report.

Cocaine 'resurgence' in EU as South America output rises: watchdog

Apo - Europe is witnessing a "resurgence" in cocaine use as the drug's output increases in Latin America, an EU watchdog reported Thursday, voicing concern over tens of thousands of people seeking treatment for the first time.An estimated 2.

Finland is world's happiest country, Burundi least content: UN

Rome - Finland is the world's happiest country while troubled Burundi is the most discontent, according to a new UN report released Wednesday.In addition to its joyful locals, Finland is also home to the happiest immigrants, the study found.

'Errors' let Marseille attacker walk free before attack

Paris - "Errors of judgement" allowed the man who stabbed two women to death in Marseille to walk free after being arrested days earlier, an official report on the killings said Tuesday.

Government report sees drastic climate change impact in US: NYT

Washington - Average US temperatures have risen dramatically and fast, with recent decades the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a draft federal government report cited by The New York Times on Tuesday.

Amid turning tide, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN

Paris - AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report Thursday proclaiming "the scales have tipped".

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, placing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders.

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, listing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders.

Drug overdoses on rise in Europe: EU watchdog

Brussels - Death by drug overdose is on the rise in Europe spurred by more lethal strains of heroin, the EU's drug monitoring body warned in a report released on Tuesday.

Tensions high as N. Korea readies nuclear test: report

Washington - North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reported on Wednesday.The 38 North analysis group described the test site as "primed and ready.

Europol: Police must get 'tech-savvy' to catch criminals

Den Haag - Europe's police officers need to become "as tech-savvy" as the criminals they are trying to catch, its policing agency urged Thursday, saying it had identified some 5,000 gangs operating across the continent.

US military brass urge Trump not to slash diplomacy, aid

Washington - More than 120 retired admirals and generals urged President Donald Trump not to slash spending on diplomacy and development aid, CNN reported Monday.
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