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Trump authorizes sanctions over ICC Afghanistan war crimes case

US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order authorizing sanctions against individuals involved in an International Criminal Court investigation into whether US forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. A senior Trump administration official, without providing details, said the ICC investigation is “being pushed forward by an organization of dubious integrity” and accused Russia of having a role. The…

WHO warns pandemic accelerating in Africa

The speed the new coronavirus jumped from 100,000 to 200,000 confirmed cases in Africa shows just how quickly the pandemic is accelerating on the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. According to an AFP tally, Africa topped the 200,000 mark on Tuesday. “It took 98 days to reach the first 100,000 cases, and only 18 days to move to…

Earlier coronavirus second wave feared in Europe after mass protests

Europe could face a surge of COVID-19 infections in the coming weeks caused by mass protests in the continent over the last days, European Union officials and experts said on Thursday. Tens of thousands of protesters have crowded together in Europe’s big cities in recent days to demonstrate against racism after the killing in the United States of George Floyd…

British pharma giant AstraZeneca 'on track' to roll out virus vaccine in September

LONDON: The chief executive of British pharma giant AstraZeneca said on Friday that his company is "on track" to begin rolling out up to two billion doses of a coronavirus vaccine in September if ongoing trials prove successful. The company is partnering with Oxford University, which has pioneered the vaccine, and is already manufacturing doses before seeking final regulatory approval…

Stay out of inter-Korean matters: North Korea to US

SEOUL: North Korea rebuked Washington on Thursday for criticising its decision to cut communication links with Seoul, warning it to stay out of inter-Korean affairs if it wanted to ensure a smooth presidential election. In a statement carried by the KCNA news agency, a senior North Korean foreign ministry official slammed the "double-dealing attitudes" of the US as "disgusting". Washington…

Turkey's new law gives police powers to 'nightwatchmen'

ISTANBUL: Turkey's parliament passed a controversial bill on Wednesday giving neighbourhood patrols greater powers, with critics accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of wanting to build a loyal "militia". The new law gives "nightwatchmen", who walk the streets at night to report burglaries and disturbances, almost the same powers as police. They will now be allowed to carry firearms and have…

Italian PM to be questioned over handling of coronavirus pandemic

Italian prosecutors will question Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday over how the government handled the COVID-19 pandemic , The prosecutors from Bergamo, the city in the northern Lombardy region worst hit by the virus, have launched an investigation into the crisis, which has killed over 34,000 people in Italy. They are looking in particular at why a red zone…

Singapore’s migrant workers fear financial ruin after virus ordeal

As Sharif Uddin contemplates leaving the cramped Singapore dormitory where he has spent weeks under coronavirus quarantine, fears about his future creep in. The 42-year-old Bangladeshi construction supervisor is one of thousands of low-income migrant workers trapped in packed bunk rooms that have been ravaged by the coronavirus, accounting for more than 90% of Singapore’s 38,000 infections. As Singapore began…
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