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China coronavirus cases reach 2,835, state media says

2020.01.27 17:20 GMT

The number of people infected with the coronavirus has reached 2,835, Chinese state television said on Monday, Reuters reports.

Six killed, as shots fired in Rot am See, Germany, shooter in custody

2020.01.24 15:23 GMT

Shots were fired in a small town west of Nuremberg, Germany, with local media reporting multiple casualties and injuries. Police, which sent additional patrols to the site, says the shooter has already been apprehended, APA reports citing RT.

Switzerland puts Einstein on world's smallest gold coin

2020.01.24 20:32 GMT

Switzerland has minted the smallest gold coin the world has ever seen, state-owned Swissmint announced Thursday, DW reports.

Bulgaria charges three Russians over poisoning possibly linked to Skripal case

2020.01.23 19:22 GMT

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged three Russians with the attempted murder of three men whose poisoning is being investigated by Sofia for possible links with the 2018 nerve-agent attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, Reuters reports.

Saudi Arabia denies case of coronavirus infection

2020.01.23 18:21 GMT

A Saudi health ministry affiliate said on Thursday there were no cases of coronavirus in the kingdom, denying earlier reports of an expatriate resident being infected, according to Reuters.

Queen Elizabeth II approves Brexit bill

2020.01.23 15:16 GMT

Queen Elizabeth II has signed the Brexit Bill outlining the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January.

Three die after crash of Australian aircraft fighting bushfires

2020.01.23 06:42 GMT

Three people have been killed after an air tanker crashed in a fireball on Thursday while fighting bushfires in Australia’s alpine region, said Shane Fitzsimmons, the Rural Fire Services Commissioner for New South Wales state, Reuters reported.

Boeing CEO expects to resume 737 MAX production before mid-year

2020.01.23 05:19 GMT

Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told reporters on Wednesday the U.S. planemaker expects to resume 737 MAX production months before its forecasted mid-year return to service and said it did not plan to suspend or cut its dividend, Reuters reported.

Five French tourists missing after deadly Quebec snowmobile accident

2020.01.23 20:04 GMT

A tour guide died and five French tourists were missing after a group of snowmobilers plunged through the ice into the water near Québec’s Lac-Saint-Jean Tuesday night, police said.

China's Wuhan shuts down transport as global alarm mounts over virus spread

2020.01.22 19:14 GMT

Deaths from China’s new flu-like virus rose to 17 on Wednesday, with more than 540 cases confirmed, leading the city at the center of the outbreak to close transport networks and urge citizens not to leave as fears rose of the contagion spreading, Reuters reports.

Jean-Paul Gaultier announces retirement after 50 years in fashion

2020.01.20 17:16 GMT

Jean-Paul Gaultier has announced he is retiring and that his upcoming fashion show on 22 January will be his last, Independent reports.

Art lovers face Louvre lock-out as staff join pension strike

2020.01.18 20:10 GMT

Tourists were turned away from the Louvre on Friday as striking staff blocked the entrance to the world’s most-visited museum, Reuters reports.

'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos

2020.01.17 19:32 GMT

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said “you have not seen anything yet” before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change, Reuters reports.

Canada to provide families of Ukraine plane crash victims $25,000 for each who died – Trudeau

2020.01.17 18:02 GMT

The Canadian government will provide the families of the Ukrainian plane crash victims 25,000 dollars for each of those who died, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, adding that Ottawa expects that Tehran will repay the compensation.

Trump: "I just got impeached for making a perfect phone call!"

2020.01.17 20:38 GMT

"I just got impeached for making a perfect phone call!", exclaimed the US president Donald Trump via Twitter, Sputniknews reports.

Countries demand Iran compensate relatives of plane-crash victims

2020.01.16 19:13 GMT

Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner last week said on Thursday that Tehran should pay compensation to families of the victims, and warned that the world is watching for its response, Reuters reports.

Pope names first woman to senior Vatican diplomatic post

2020.01.15 18:08 GMT

Pope Francis on Wednesday named the first woman to hold a high-ranking post in the Secretariat of State, the male-dominated Vatican’s diplomatic and administrative nerve center.

Blast and huge fire at Spanish chemical factory

2020.01.15 20:25 GMT

An explosion at a factory in Spain's autonomous Catalonia region has caused a huge fire, local officials say, APA reports citing BBC.

Canada to decide on paying Harry, Meghan's security costs

2020.01.14 19:10 GMT

The Canadian government has yet to decide whether it will assume the security costs associated with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to split their time between Canada and Britain, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday, according to Daily Sabah.

Trump expected at Davos meeting this month: WEF

2020.01.14 18:30 GMT

U.S. President Donald J. Trump is set to participate in the 50th-anniversary meeting of political and business leaders being held at Davos from Jan 21-24, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

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