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US in mourning over 500,000 Covid deaths, UK sees hope

President Joe Biden ordered flags lowered to half mast Monday after the United States crossed the “heartbreaking” milestone of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, while Britain eyed lifting lockdowns in the latest sign of global gains against the pandemic. “I…
Politics

Hong Kong activists on the dock for organizing demonstration

Several prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists appeared in court, accused of organizing one of the biggest demonstrations of 2019, in protest against the extradition law. Among the nine defendants are some of the most respected personalities in the former British…
SocietyWorld

New cases of covid-19 decreased 16% last week

The number of new cases of covid-19 recorded in the world decreased by 16% last week, to 2.7 million, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday night (16) The number of new deaths reported has also decreased 10% from the previous week, according to the WHO…
Lifestyle

5G phones may interfere with aircraft: French regulator

The latest generation of smartphones, 5G, can interfere with aircraft altitude instruments, the French Civil Aviation Authority warned Tuesday as it recommended they should be turned off during flight. “The utilisation of 5G devices onboard aircraft could lead to…
Politics

Kremlin 'interested' in Elon Musk-Putin conversation

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was interested in tech billionaire Elon Musk’s proposal that the two men chat on the audio chat app Clubhouse. Musk, one of the world’s richest people, on Sunday tagged the…
Economy

China overtakes US as EU's biggest trading partner

China last year overtook the United States as the EU’s biggest trading partner, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said on Monday. Britain meanwhile, which is no longer part of the European Union, was the third-largest trading partner for the bloc, behind China and…