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German MPs quiz Angela Merkel, ministers over Wirecard scandal

BERLIN: Germany‘s finance minister faces a grilling Thursday by lawmakers probing the collapse of funds agency Wirecard in a parliamentary inquiry that might additionally put Chancellor Angela Merkel within the scorching seat. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who has described the Wirecard scandal as “unparalleled” in Germany, is up earlier than MPs, two days after Financial system Minister Peter Altmaier appeared ...

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Every other Derek Chauvin verdict would have been ‘travesty of justice’: UN

The UN rights chief hailed Wednesday the responsible verdict towards Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, for murdering African-American man George Floyd, saying it was the one simply consequence. Chauvin was discovered responsible Tuesday of second-degree homicide, third-degree homicide and manslaughter within the racially charged trial seen as a pivotal check of police accountability in the USA. “This ...

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China warns of ‘critical hurt’ to relations as Australia scraps BRI deal

BEIJING: China on Thursday mentioned Australia’s sudden scrapping of a Belt and Street Initiative deal risked “critical hurt” to relations and warned of retaliatory actions towards a rustic that insisted it might not be bullied. Canberra pulled the take care of Victoria state late Wednesday, in a transfer destined to impress Beijing however justified by the Defence Minister as crucial ...

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Thailand sticks with Sinovac vaccine after instances of ‘stroke-like’ unwanted effects

BANGKOK: Thailand will proceed to make use of Covid-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech following six experiences of surprising “stroke-like” unwanted effects amongst recipients, government-appointed consultants stated on Wednesday. Six medical personnel in Rayong province, east of Bangkok, who had been inoculated earlier this month skilled signs just like these of a stroke, the panel of consultants stated, together with ...

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Fearing ‘extremist’ tag, Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslims not fasting in Ramzan

BEIJING: After three years of ban on fasting throughout the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR), Uyghur Muslims from Xinjiang chorus fasting throughout Ramadan regardless of easing of restrictions this yr, attributable to lingering worry of being branded an “extremist” and marked for detention. Shohret Hoshur, in an article in Radio Free Asia (RFA), ...

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Heathrow Airport: Britain’s Heathrow Airport turns down airline requests for further flights from India | World Information

Britain’s Heathrow Airport has refused to permit further flights from India earlier than the nation is added on Friday to Britain’s “red-list” of areas from which most journey is banned attributable to a excessive variety of Covid-19 circumstances, the airport stated on Wednesday. The transfer by Britain comes after it detected greater than 100 circumstances of a coronavirus variant first ...

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Australia ends China offers on nationwide curiosity grounds

CANBERRA: Australia has cancelled two Chinese language “Belt and Street” infrastructure constructing initiative offers with a state authorities, scary an offended response from Beijing. The bilateral offers with Victoria state had been amongst 4 vetoed beneath new legal guidelines that give the federal authorities energy to overrule worldwide agreements by lower-level administrations that violate the nationwide curiosity, International Minister Marise ...

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Israel strikes targets in Syria after missile assault

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army struck a number of Syrian targets after a missile focused southern Israel close to a secretive nuclear website, the military mentioned early Thursday. “A surface-to-air missile was fired from Syria to Israel’s southern Negev,” the Israeli Defence Drive tweeted. “In response, we struck the battery from which the missile was launched and extra surface-to-air batteries in ...

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Automobile bombing at lodge in southwest Pakistan kills 4, wounds 11

QUETTA: A automobile bomb blast late on Wednesday ripped by way of a luxurious lodge’s parking space within the southwestern Pakistani metropolis of Quetta, killing 4 individuals and wounding 11, officers stated. China’s ambassador to Pakistan was staying on the lodge, however was not there when the bomb exploded, stated Pakistan’s inside minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad. Provincial house minister Ziaullah ...

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France expects to carry home journey restrictions on Might 3

PARIS: Home journey restrictions imposed to sort out the unfold of the Covid-19 virus are anticipated to be lifted on Might 3, the federal government stated on Wednesday after a cupboard assembly. Authorities spokesman Gabriel Attal additionally stated that President Emmanuel Macron’s administration was sticking to a base case situation of bars and eating places to re-open out of doors ...

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