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EU gender pay gap still significant, warn trade unions

Women in Europe doing jobs requiring the same skills as jobs done by men are still being paid significantly less, according to a study by the the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

China’s V-shape recovery is 'complete,' but analysts warn of a slowdown ahead

China on Monday reported that its economy grew 6.5% year on year in the final quarter of 2020, the highest growth rate it has recorded in two years.

Germany takes a step toward post-Merkel era but the race for her successor is wide open

Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union party elected a new chairman at the weekend, but the race to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel is still open.

Share your story: Have you lost your job or business in Europe due to the pandemic?

Workers and businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe are facing potentially dire consequences as the coronavirus crisis prompts governments to prolong strict lockdown measures.

Twitter locks account of Republican lawmaker who supported QAnon

Move came after Marjorie Taylor Greene posted baseless claims of election fraud over the Georgia Senate elections.

Iran producing half a kilo of 20%-enriched uranium every day without technical problems, says country’s atomic energy boss
Iran producing half a kilo of 20%-enriched uranium every day without technical problems, says country’s atomic energy boss

Iran’s atomic energy chief has said the country is ready to cut back its uranium enrichment program if the US returns to the 2015 nuclear deal but says sites are now delivering almost half a kilo per...

WHO chief warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ as rich countries dominate vaccine supplies

Tedros warned that some countries fear they won’t get the vaccines promised under the WHO-led Covax initiative.

Navalny accuses Kremlin of 'highest level of lawlessness' at first hearing
Navalny accuses Kremlin of 'highest level of lawlessness' at first hearing

Putin critic Alexei Navalny has accused the Russian government of the "highest level of lawlessness" at his first hearing since his arrest.

Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

U.S., European officials condemn arrest of poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny, as calls grow for his immediate release

Navalny had been recuperating in Germany after narrowly surviving what has since been independently confirmed as poisoning by a Novichok nerve agent.

Samsung boss back behind bars over corruption scandal
Samsung boss back behind bars over corruption scandal

Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong has been sent back to jail after receiving a two-and- a-half year sentence over his involvement in a major corruption scandal.

Italy court weighs extradition to Vatican in fair trial case

A Milan court is weighing whether to extradite an Italian woman to the Vatican to face embezzlement-related charges in a case that could test whether Italy considers the Vatican a country where someone can get a fair trial

Russian snipers train for frosty fights in minus 35 degrees amid wider plans to increase Arctic warfare capabilities
Russian snipers train for frosty fights in minus 35 degrees amid wider plans to increase Arctic warfare capabilities

Setting their sights on a conflict at the very end of the world, Russia's marksmen have staged a series of training exercises in freezing temperatures, hitting targets at long range and concealing the...

‘Praying mantis’: China mocks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over latest US sanctions
‘Praying mantis’: China mocks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over latest US sanctions

Beijing has mockingly rebuffed America’s latest round of sanctions, calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “praying mantis,” as the Trump administration spends its final days targeting China over it...

Boy, 11, savaged by pack of wild dogs weeks after woman’s face was ‘skinned’ by beasts in same spot

A BOY is fighting for his life after being savaged by a pack of wild dogs three weeks after a woman was killed by hounds in the same location. Artyom Bogachyov, 11, suffered horrific damage to his leg and thigh as well as head and upper body injuries during the brutal attack. He was flown

Italy court weighs extradition to Vatican in fair trial case

A Milan court is weighing whether to extradite an Italian woman to the Vatican to face embezzlement-related charges in a case that could test whether Italy considers the Vatican a country where someone can get a fair trial

Alexei Navalny: Russian authorities put Putin critic on trial in police station

Russian authorities have taken an unprecedented step of putting their most outspoken critic Alexei Navalny on trial in a police station – with the opposition politician’s lawyers handed documents one minute before start of proceedings.

People struggling to find COVID vaccination appointments in France despite eligibility expansion

France is expanding the eligibility for people to get their COVID-19 vaccines. Around 6 million people can now have the jab. Those over 75 can have their first dose along with anyone in a high-risk group, such as those with serious health conditions.

New videos show Wuhan during earliest days of COVID pandemic

Footage obtained by Al Jazeera shows the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and Chinese government censorship attempts.

Israeli fighter jets target Gaza Strip; no casualties reported

Israeli army says it targeted Hamas sites and tunnels after rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.

Biden to cancel $9bn Keystone XL pipeline's permit, says source

Rescinding permit is on list of executive actions thought to be scheduled for first day in officeJoe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9bn Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts as president, perhaps as soon as his first day in office, according to a source familiar with his thinking.Donald Trump had made building the pipeline a central promise of his presidential campaign. Biden, who will be inaugurated on Wednesday, was vice-president in the Obama administration when it rejected the project as contrary to its efforts to combat the climate crisis.

Biden inauguration: Trump expected to issue flurry of pardons before leaving office – live

Biden will appeal for unity as US braces for violenceWashington prepares for an inauguration under siegeExecutive orders will reverse Trump on climate, Iran, Covid and moreUS on verge of 24 million Covid cases with 400,000 deathsKamala Harris: how will the next vice-president wield her power? Join the Guardian for a live conversation on 18 January 10.12am GMTThere’s some more details of what outgoing president Donald Trump plans to do with his final hours in power – hold a departure event at Joint Base Andrews.NEW: White House sends invitations for Trump’s departure event at Joint Base Andrews...

Doctor charged with attempted murder of fellow plastic surgeon in Nottinghamshire

Jonathan Peter Brooks charged after break-in at home of Graeme Perks, in hospital with stabbing injuriesA doctor has been charged with attempting to murder a “highly regarded” fellow plastic surgeon who was stabbed at his home.Graeme Perks, 65, was seriously injured following a break-in at the property in Halam, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday at around 4.15am.

Beijing to sanction US officials over Taiwan, claims Trump govt burning bridges and creating obstacles for new administration
Beijing to sanction US officials over Taiwan, claims Trump govt burning bridges and creating obstacles for new administration

Beijing has said it will impose sanctions on US officials for “performing badly” over Taiwan, and that it deplores the “scorched-earth policy” of the Trump administration, which is creating obstacles...

Saudis vowed to stop executions for crimes committed as minors, but some death sentences remain

Five people who committed crimes as minors have yet to see their death sentences revoked 

In bid to kickstart local economy, Russian region to introduce ‘anti-Covid passports’ for residents vaccinated against coronavirus
In bid to kickstart local economy, Russian region to introduce ‘anti-Covid passports’ for residents vaccinated against coronavirus

As the world tries to figure out how to transition to post-Covid ‘normality,’ one Russian region might be showing the way forward. The Republic of Bashkortostan is planning ‘anti-Covid passports’ for...

New CDU leader lags Bavarian premier in race to succeed Merkel

Pakistani raid kills Taliban suspected of slaying of troops

Pakistan's military says security forces raided a hideout in a former insurgent stronghold in the country's northwest, killing two Taliban fighters, including one suspected of involvement in an October attack that killed six soldiers

Aditya Singh: Man found 'living in airport for three months' over Covid fears

Aditya Singh was reportedly afraid to fly due to Covid-19, so lived in Chicago's O'Hare airport.

Ex-prison guard ‘beheaded teen girlfriend, 17, and threw her head into mum’s garden’

A former PRISON guard allegedly decapitated his 17-year-old  girlfriend and beheaded her corpse before throwing her severed head into her mum’s garden. The accused, 37-year-old vanhoe de Oliveira Lima, allegedly admitted stabbing Larissa Aurelia da Costa Silva to death when he was arrested in February 2020. According to police reports, Ivanhoe, a sacked prison guard

Two of India’s richest men face farmers’ ire over new laws

Protestors allege, without evidence, that the new laws were framed to allow the tycoons to enter farming.

Tunisia: Protests over moribund economy spread to a dozen cities

Local media report Tunisian authorities saying some 240 people were arrested after two-day clashes with police.

Ethical concerns raised as Israel to give Pfizer medical data

Israel’s decision to trade Pfizer doses for medical data criticised for possible privacy violations.

Who killed Martin Luther King?

MARTIN Luther King was the leader of the American civil rights movement when he was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4 1968. Dr King was killed at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee – a day after delivering his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” speech. Who killed Martin Luther King? James Earl Ray

UK closes travel corridors, now all passengers require pre-departure negative COVID-19 test

All passengers will still be required to quarantine for up to 10 days on arrival but the isolation period can be cut short with a negative test after five days.

World Voting Machines and App Based Remote Voting Systems Report 2020-2026

Make America California Again? That's Biden's plan

President Trump tried to marginalize California. He failed. Now, with Joe Biden and Democrats taking power, no state is more influential in setting a policy agenda.

Kamala Harris says nation will 'find a moment' to celebrate inauguration amid pandemic grief

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said in an interview with The Times that she would resign her Senate seat Monday.

On social media, amateur digital sleuths try to help track violent Capitol rioters

Amateur detectives working to identify violent rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol don't want the process to turn into an online witch hunt.

Feeding an army in D.C.: Chef José Andrés steps in to help feed huge influx of National Guard

World Central Kitchen's Nate Mook and José Andrés realized their expertise in feeding large groups at a moment's notice could help feed the Guard at the Capitol.

Nationwide protests authorities feared by Trump supporters fail to materialize

Protests by armed right-wing groups erupted at some state capitols, but remained small and peaceful

Photos: Nationwide protests of Trump supporters fail to materialize

Security remained tight around state houses throughout the country as fears of major protests by armed, far-right supporters of President Trump outside the Capitol and at state capitols Sunday proved unfounded, with only small groups, some carrying weapons, gathering in a handful of cities.

Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent drew criticism from Western nations and calls for his release, with Germany's foreign minister on Monday calling it "incomprehensible."

Global pressure mounts for release of newly detained Russian opposition leader Navalny

No stranger to prison cells, Alexei Navalny spends his first night back in Russia in a police cell, denied access to his lawyer

Alexei Navalny: UK calls for immediate release of Putin critic after ‘appalling’ arrest

Kremlin must also ‘explain’ chemical weapon use, says foreign secretary Dominic Raab

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021: Who was the civil rights leader and how is the holiday celebrated? (cloned)

The civil rights activist died in 1968

German and Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Ankara

ISTANBUL (AP) - Germany’s foreign minister is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart in the Turkish capital, following a tumultuous year in Turkish-European relations. Ahead of his arrival in Ankara, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas noted the difficulties of 2020 and warned that “this playing with fire must not be ...

Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West
Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent drew criticism from Western nations and calls for his rel...

Guatemalan Forces Use Tear Gas and Sticks to Stop Migrant Caravan

So far, Biden's team has indicated it will not make immediate changes to policies at the U.S.-Mexico border

My family fled Zimbabwe. But now Covid has made it feel safer than England | Michelle Kambasha

A trip to Zimbabwe felt like a luxury escape, exposing how badly our government has handled the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen I tell white British people I’m going to Zimbabwe, I’m used to seeing two emotions quickly flash across their faces. The first is excitement and the second is fear. Who can blame them? Excitement and fear are how the continent of Africa has been painted for decades – long before malnourished children with flies orbiting the crowns of their head became a staple of charity appeals.It’s not just British people who have been taught...