Merkel told to show some backbone and challenge China over Hong Kong | World | News

The German Chancellor faces criticism for not following Britain’s hardline approach to Beijing’s controversial reforms. Norbert Rottgen, chairman of the influential Budenstag foreign affairs committee, insisted Berlin should finally take sides after remaining neutral for too long. He told the Rheinische Post newspaper: “The language on China More...

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By zshapshap On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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North Korea news: Kim Jong-un makes first appearance since death rumours | World | News

The North Korean leader was reported dead after disappearing on May 1. Reports spread about whether the leader had died from a botched heart operation. While Kim has made a couple of public appearances since, More...

By zshapshap On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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South China Sea: US now willing to ‘take the risk’ to stop Xi as nuclear bomber deployed | World | News

The US conducted drills near the Paracel Islands on Saturday as forces attempt to illustrate Washington’s growing force in the South China Sea. China has laid claim to the islands along with several other More...

By zshapshap On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Boris defence cuts warning: Paper tiger Britain will be a laughing stock, warns expert | World | News

And Iain Ballantyne, editor of Warships International Fleet Review, said if reports about the process were accurate, NATO’s ability to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s activities in the More...

By zshapshap On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Coronavirus panic: Israeli expert’s dire four-word warning over TRUE extent of crisis | World | News

Nearly 12 million people across more than 200 countries have so far been infected with COVID-19, with more than half-a-million people already dying after contracting the lethal bug. In Israel, there has been More...

By zshapshap On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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California active shooter alert: Reports of gunman at Marine Corps base | World | News

A gunman has been taken to hospital after shooting themselves at the largest Marine Corps base in the US in Southern California.   The individual, who has not been identified, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot More...

By zshapshap On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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EuroMillions life-changing £127million jackpot won by lucky ticket-holder | World | News

The life-changing jackpot amount was scooped by a lucky player who reportedly purchased the ticket in Spain, lottery bosses said. The winnings numbers were 12, 16, 23, 33, 41 with 8 and 10 as the lucky stars. According More...

By zshapshap On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus – Brazilian president infected | World | News

The 65-year-old, who has frequently expressed doubt at the severity of the outbreak, told reporters he had been infected. After being tested, he said: “It came back positive.” Mr Bolsonaro has frequently More...

By zshapshap On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Ghislaine Maxwell is ‘untouchable’ under Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 agreement warns expert | World | News

Conchita Sarnoff told BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis that Ghislaine Maxwell is covered under the immunity clause within the non-prosecution agreement given to Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. Ms Sarnoff added More...

By zshapshap On Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Tik Tok ban: Donald Trump cracks down on Chinese influence with social media block | World | News

Fox News has reported that President Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is keen to ban the Chinese-made social media app which is popular worldwide. It comes after TikTok also withdrew from Hong Kong More...