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Rouhani: Thank God world got rid of Trump

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Rouhani: Thank God world got rid of Trump

TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has expressed satisfaction over the defeat of U.S. President Donald Trump in the November presidential election, saying “thank God that the Americans and the world got rid of Trump”. “One of the manifestations of Iran’s victory and the enemy’s definite defeat in the economic war is the end of the […]

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Italy’s low birth rate ‘plunging further due to coronavirus crisis’

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Italy’s low birth rate ‘plunging further due to coronavirus crisis’

The coronavirus crisis has hit Italy’s already historically-low birth rate, new projections from the national statistics agency reveal. Italy had last year already recorded its lowest number of births for 150 years, at 420,000.  This could fall to 408,000 in 2020 and 393,000 in 2021, according to Istat. The projections were presented to lawmakers on […]

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‘America is back’, says Biden as he introduces new national security team

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‘America is back’, says Biden as he introduces new national security team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. © REUTERS/Joshua Roberts President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced a slate of veteran diplomats and policy-makers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying: “America is back, ready to lead the world.” […]

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Turkey intercepted 9,000 foreign terrorist fighters, Erdoğan says

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Turkey intercepted 9,000 foreign terrorist fighters, Erdoğan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addresses party members in the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) parliamentary group meeting in Ankara, Nov. 25, 2020. (AA Photo)  Turkey captured about 9,000 foreign terrorist fighters and sent them back to their countries while nearly 100,000 terrorist suspects have been banned from entering the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan […]

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Two hurt in suspected terror incident in Lugano, Switzerland 

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Two hurt in suspected terror incident in Lugano, Switzerland 

A police car in the area where a stabbing occurred in the department store, in Lugano, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020   –   Copyright  Ti-Press/Keystone via AP Two people were injured in a stabbing at a department store in Lugano which is being investigated as a possible terror incident. Police in the Swiss canton of Ticino said a 28-year-old […]

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Russia Says Its Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine 95% Effective

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Russia Says Its Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine 95% Effective

Russia plans to start mass vaccination against the coronavirus in 2021.Sophia Sandurskaya / Moskva News Agency Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, its developers said Tuesday as Russia seeks a leading role in the high-stakes global race for a safe, effective vaccine that can end to the deadly pandemic.  The calculations were based on preliminary data obtained […]

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Police forcefully remove migrants from central Paris square in ‘shocking’ scene 

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Police forcefully remove migrants from central Paris square in ‘shocking’ scene 

Police forcefully dismantle a refugee camp in central Paris.   –   Copyright  MARTIN BUREAU / AFP Police dismantled hundreds of migrant tents in Paris’ Place de la République on Monday in a scene that France’s interior minister called “shocking”. Video posted to social media by journalists and non-profit organisations showed police strong-arming migrants and throwing people out of their […]

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Tigray force: Ethiopia mechanised division ‘completely destroyed’

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Tigray force: Ethiopia mechanised division ‘completely destroyed’

A damaged tank is abandoned on a road near Humera, Ethiopia, on Sunday [Eduardo Soteras/AFP] (AFP) Tigray forces battling Ethiopia’s federal government in the northern region said they “completely destroyed” the army’s 21st mechanised division. The federal government denied the claim and said many Tigrayan soldiers were surrendering in line with a 72-hour ultimatum before […]

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US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

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US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

US President-elect Joe Biden participates in a virtual meeting with the United States Conference of Mayors at the Queen in Wilmington Delaware, on November 23, 2020. (AFP Photo) The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition […]

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Airline will only allow international travellers who have had Covid vaccine

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Airline will only allow international travellers who have had Covid vaccine

Qantas are looking at changing their terms and conditions so a vaccine is necessary (Picture: Getty Images) An airline has said they won’t let international passengers board their flights unless they have proof they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19. Alan Joyce, CEO of Australian flag carrier Qantas, said the move would be a ‘necessity’ once restrictions […]

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