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Italian police bust massive Mafia fraud scheme

Italian police thwarted a complex Mafia fraud scheme on Thursday, detaining numerous people involved in the scam. The massive operation targeted the powerful 'ndrangheta crime organization, revea...

European Parliament calls for halt on Nord Stream 2 construction after Navalny arrest

The European Parliament demanded that construction be halted on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline, in a resolution passed on Thursday. It issued the call in response to Russia arresting opposi...

Biden administration calls China sanctions on Trump officials 'unproductive and cynical'

China’s move to sanction former Trump administration officials was “unproductive and cynical”, a spokeswoman for President Joe Biden’s National Security Council said on Wednesd...

Coronavirus: Emmanuel Macron promises more support for students in France

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday pledged more support for students affected by university closures. Students had protested on Wednesday against campus closures as part of coronavirus rest...

Twitter locks account of Chinese embassy in Washington

The social media giant Twitter has suspended the account of the Chinese embassy in Washington following a tweet that defended China's policy towards Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang province, the compa...

UK mulls refusing EU ambassador full diplomatic status

On Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said the European Union's delegation to the UK would be granted the diplomatic privileges and immunity necessary to enable it to work, wit...

China: Trapped miner dies of head injury after gold mine explosion

A worker trapped in a Chinese gold mine has died as rescuers scrambled to save 21 others who have been stuck underground for nearly two weeks, state media reported on Thursday. Rescuers have been in ...

Assuming U.S. presidency, Biden calls for end to 'uncivil war'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, vowing to end the ‘uncivil war’ in a deeply divided country reeling from a battered e...

MediaTek taps TSMC 6-nanometer tech for new flagship 5G phone chips

MediaTek Inc on Wednesday (Jan. 20) said it would use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s 6-nanometer chipmaking technology for its newest chips aimed at premium 5G smartphones. Taiwan&rs...

BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine likely to protect against highly infectious UK variant

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer is likely to protect against the highly infectious variant of the virus, originally found in the UK, according to the results of a study released ...

Asian shares hit a record high after Yellen calls for big spending

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares climbed to a record high on Wednesday as U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen advocated for a hefty fiscal relief package to help the world’s largest econo...

UK lawyer quits Hong Kong team prosecuting activists

A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government has pulled out of leading a team to prosecute a group of prominent Hong Kong dissidents, the city's Department of Justice said on Wednesday, ...

China: Alibaba founder Jack Ma appears for first time since government crackdown

Jack Ma, the founder of China's largest e-commerce company Alibaba, on Wednesday made his first public appearance since October when he spoke to a group of teachers online. The Jack Ma Foundation...

Italy: Leonardo da Vinci copy handed back to museum that didn't know it had been stolen

A 500-year-old oil painting, stolen from a museum in Naples, has been retrieved from an apartment on the edge of Naples, police said Tuesday. Staff at the San Domenico Maggiore museum were not even a...

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte survives confidence vote in Senate

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survived a vote of confidence Tuesday but failed to secure an overall majority in parliament, leaving his ruling coalition more fragile than ever. The government...