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French interior minister warns of terrorist threat amid nation's ‘battle against an Islamist ideology’
French interior minister warns of terrorist threat amid nation's ‘battle against an Islamist ideology’

The terrorist threat in France is “very high” and police protection at religious sites will be stepped up as the government continues its crackdown on radical Islam, the country’s Interior Minister Ge...

'Moldova is at a crossroads. It either becomes a functional state - or it fails.'

Maia Sandu is the former Prime Minister of Moldova and candidate in the Presidential election. In this edition of Euronews' Global Conversation, Rosie Wright asks her about what Sandu calls Moldova's crossroads moment: between east and west, between functionality - or becoming a failed state.

Vatican broadens seminary abuse trial amid negligence claims

The Vatican criminal tribunal has agreed to broaden a sex abuse trial involving the Holy See’s youth seminary beyond two priests already charged to include the religious organization responsible for running the residence

At least four migrants drown after boat sinks in English Channel

At least four people have drowned after a small boat of migrants sank in the English Channel on Tuesday.

'This is war': opposition politicians in Poland take abortion protests to parliament – video

Opposition politicians brought protests over a near-total ban on abortion in Poland to the floor of parliament.Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus, from the opposition Lewica (Left) party, led a protest of other opposition members wearing masks and T-shirts bearing the lightning bolt symbol of the 'Women's Strike' movement, which has been leading nationwide protests on the abortion ban.They held up placards with slogans such as 'this is war' and 'legalise abortion', before walking to the benches where lawmakers from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party were sitting.There have been protests across Polan...

Turkish lira hits yet another record low, pushing past 8 to the dollar amid France row 

Turkey's central bank "needs to wake up pretty quick and hike policy rates or else the lira will hit the floor," one emerging markets strategist said.

English Channel: Two children among four migrants killed after boat sinks trying to reach UK

Two children are among four migrants to have died after their boat sank as they tried to reach the UK.

Amy Coney Barrett’s first votes as Supreme Court justice could involve Trump
Amy Coney Barrett’s first votes as Supreme Court justice could involve Trump

Barrett was confirmed Monday by the Senate in a 52-48 virtual party line vote.

French officials: At least 4 migrants dead, including 2 children, as boat sinks while trying to cross English Channel

French officials: At least 4 migrants dead, including 2 children, as boat sinks while trying to cross English Channel

UK daily Covid deaths rise to 367 - highest figure since late May

A further 22,885 cases also reported in last 24 hours, taking total past 900,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA further 367 people have died in the UK in the last day, according to government figures, bringing the UK total to 45,365.The number of deaths reported on Tuesday is the highest daily figure since 27 May, when 422 deaths were reported.

3M is making more N95 masks than ever as global Covid cases rise, CEO says

"We are bringing capacity on. We are making more N95 respirators than ever, and we'll continue to add some capacity as we go into the end of the year, into next year," 3M CEO Mike Roman told CNBC.

‘Europe is united’: French minister urges EU leaders to adopt measures against Turkey at next summit
‘Europe is united’: French minister urges EU leaders to adopt measures against Turkey at next summit

France’s trade minister has called on the EU to adopt formal measures against Ankara at its next summit, after the Turkish leader questioned the French president’s mental health and called for a boyco...

Erdogan files complaint against Dutch far-right politician

Dutch leader of Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders, shared an insulting cartoon of the Turkish president on Twitter.

In Cameroon, inconsolable grief for parents of slain students

Pain lingers on for parents who lost their sons and daughters in attack on school in the town of Kumba.

‘Baptism by fire’ for new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Barrett was formally sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts for the lifetime job in a private ceremony at the US court.

Kamala Harris fever is gripping India - but not everyone is convinced

Her comments on Kashmir and her own mixed heritage might be controversial in India, but seeing a first Indian-American in the White House would still be a source of pride pride for many, as Stuti Mishra reports from Delhi

Hurricane warning issued for New Orleans as Zeta hits Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

‘We’re doing everything we can to prepare for the storm,’ says Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards

Student murders mum, dad, grandma and sister day before his ‘graduation’ to stop them finding out he’d dropped out

A STUDENT murdered his mum, dad, grandma and sister a day before his ‘graduation’ as he was embarrassed they would find out that he had dropped out of university. In July 2019, Menhaz Zaman murdered his 50-year-old mother, Momotaz Begum, his father Moniruz Zaman, 59, his sister Melesa, and his 70-year-old granmother Firoza Begum. Zaman,

Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in Lagos

The shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee, an official announced Tuesday, as some seek accountability for the worst turmoil in decades in Africa's most populous country.

UK sends flagship for joint naval drills with Cyprus, France

Two children among four dead after migrant boat sinks near France
Two children among four dead after migrant boat sinks near France

Four people, including two children, have died after a migrant boat sank off the coast of France, authorities have confirmed.

Tech's legal shield under bipartisan attack as CEOs face lawmakers: 'There is more common ground than people realize,' Democrat says

It will be Facebook and Google's CEOs second time testifying before Congress this year alone, following July's House antitrust hearing.

‘Christmas in shifts’ German nursing care commissioner calls on people to take turns at celebrating
‘Christmas in shifts’ German nursing care commissioner calls on people to take turns at celebrating

Germans should limit their contacts to a point when they need to even “take turns” at celebrating Christmas with various relatives to avoid large gatherings, the nation’s nursing care commissioner bel...

Lukashenko arrests doctors and threatens students with military service on second day of strike

Belarus president said his opponents had ‘crossed a red line’

Donald Trump setback in rape defamation case

A woman who accuses the president of raping her in a store is suing him for calling her a liar.

A renewed surge of migration from Central America could pose early test for a President Biden

With future migration from Central America inevitable, a President Biden would face many of the same challenges he confronted as vice president.

Edinburgh: ministers reject plans to convert neoclassical building into hotel

Scottish government say proposals for the Old Royal High School would have ruined world heritage siteConservation campaigners are jubilant after Scottish ministers rejected plans to convert one of Edinburgh’s most famous neoclassical buildings, the Old Royal High School, into a luxury hotel.The Scottish government said proposals by Urbanist Hotels and Rosewood Hotels to build a “six star” hotel by adding two prominent wings to the listed 200-year-old Georgian building, which sits on the flank of Calton Hill, would have ruined an essential part of Edinburgh’s world heritage site.

Catalonia to invest in 'Catalan Nasa' space agency and satellites

Surprise announcement comes as region struggles to contain soaring Covid infectionsAs Catalonia faces the prospect of another coronavirus lockdown, the region’s government has announced it is investing €2.5m (£2.3m) to establish its own space agency and a further €18m in launching six communications satellites.The surprise announcement comes amid soaring Covid-19 infection rates and hospital admissions in the region, where health authorities are considering imposing a two-week lockdown. Bars and restaurants have been closed for 10 days and much of Catalonia’s vital hospitality sector is at a s...

Houthi minister in Yemen ‘assassinated’ by unidentified gunmen in country’s capital
Houthi minister in Yemen ‘assassinated’ by unidentified gunmen in country’s capital

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi movement has announced the death of its youth and sports minister, who was shot in the capital Sanaa over the weekend, blaming “criminal elements” of the Saudi-led military...

Migrant boat sinks crossing Channel; France rescues 18

A boat with an unknown number of migrants on board trying to cross the English Channel to Britain has sunk off the French coast, prompting an extensive rescue operation that has saved 18 migrants so far

Turkey: US consulate employee receives 5-year jail term

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A Turkish court on Tuesday convicted a local employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul of aiding a terrorist organization and sentenced him to five years and two months in prison, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The Istanbul court found Mete Canturk, a Consulate security ...

Pope Francis' COVID-19 advisers and the mask
Pope Francis' COVID-19 advisers and the mask

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' decision to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed to help chart the Catholic Church's path through the c...

U.N. to return to virtual business after 5 members of Niger mission test positive for COVID-19
U.N. to return to virtual business after 5 members of Niger mission test positive for COVID-19

The United Nations on Tuesday announced that it will cancel all in-person meetings at its headquarters in New York amid a spike in COVID-19 infections. The world body's decision comes after five peopl...

Bipartisan duo of lawmakers urge Trump to oppose international efforts to restore ties with Syria
Bipartisan duo of lawmakers urge Trump to oppose international efforts to restore ties with Syria

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers are leading new calls for the Trump administration to urge U.S. allies to oppose efforts to renew diplomatic relations with Syria. The move, led by Reps. Eliot Engel, Ne...

Ukrainian tourist, Egyptian guide lose limbs in shark attack

Ukrainian tourist, Egyptian guide lose limbs in shark attack

Officials say a young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh

Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in Lagos

A Nigerian official says the shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee as some seek accountability for the worst turmoil in decades in Africa’s most populous country

UK sends flagship for joint naval drills with Cyprus, France

Britain has flexed its naval muscles in its largest-ever deployment off Cyprus to make its presence felt in the volatile region and underscore what officials said was the country’s post-Brexit commitment to buttressing Europe’s security

Macron and Islam: What has the French president actually said to outrage the Muslim world?

Anti-Macron protests from Turkey to Pakistan and beyond spring from the French president's comments on freedom of speech and religious "separatism".

Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in Lagos

A Nigerian official says the shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee as some seek accountability for the worst turmoil in decades in Africa’s most populous country

Coral reef taller than Empire State Building found off Australia

It's the first to be discovered in over 120 years.

Lakers title celebrations likely added to California's Covid-19 spike, agency says

Officials say celebrations ‘likely’ led to recent surge in casesAgency warns fans ahead of potential Dodgers championshipWith Los Angeles hoping to celebrate another major sports title in a matter of days, the city might be paying a price for one earlier in the month.As the Lakers progressed through four rounds of playoffs, culminating in the NBA title on 11 October, the Los Angeles county department of health says it’s highly that fans gathering to watch the games – and then taking to the streets to celebrate – played a role in the county’s surge of Covid-19 cases.

VMI racism probe: Cadets attack black students and women via messaging app amid investigation

Someone is making a racist joke. GET OVER IT. Comedians can make them. Why can't I?' one wrote

Czech Republic braced for curfews and severe new Covid-19 curbs, as PM warns 'we cannot cope' without them
Czech Republic braced for curfews and severe new Covid-19 curbs, as PM warns 'we cannot cope' without them

The Czech Prime Minister is set to ask for an extension to the country’s state of emergency until December 3, less than a week after he ordered shops to shut in a bid to prevent the “collapse” of the...

Thousands of sensitive documents stolen in Swedish data hack

Swedish security firm Gunnebo said the incident was "extremely regrettable".

Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest

Hundreds of people protest against the police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

'We're working on it:' Pope's COVID advisers and the mask

Pope Francis’ decision to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed to help chart the Catholic Church’s path through the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath. The Rev. Augusto Zampini, one of the key members of the pope’s COVID-19 commission, acknowledged Tuesday that at age 83 and with part of his lung removed after an illness in his youth, Francis would be at high risk for complications if he were to become infected with COVID-19. “He has started to use the mask now,” Zampini said in response to reporters' questions.

Rate of starving children in Yemen reaches new high, UN warns

UN agencies counted more than half a million acute malnutrition cases in children

Covid crisis fashion report: 'workers' rights, wellbeing and dignity should not be put on hold'

An assessment of 428 Australian and international fashion brands has found that while most took some positive actions to protect workers, none could ensure all workers were coveredA special report by Baptist World Aid Australia has found that, throughout the Covid pandemic, 35% of fashion companies assessed did not show evidence that they had made regular payments to their suppliers.The Covid Fashion Report – which this year takes the place of Baptist World Aid Australia’s annual Ethical Fashion Report – assessed 96 Australian, New Zealand and international companies, representing 428 brands,...

Border Force accused of breaching health and safety after staff incentivised to forgo sick leave for bonuses

An allowance worth 60% to 63% of the base rate pay is given to marine unit officers if they take 18 days or fewer of leave in a financial yearBorder Force has been warned that bonus allowances for seagoing staff are deterring workers from taking sick leave, leading them to risk their physical and mental health.The seagoing commuted allowance is paid to Australian Border Force officers in the marine unit, and is worth between 60% and 63% of their base rate of pay.