EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity By AP | Last Updated: 18th September, 2020, 19:47

European Parliament approved a resolution condemning the Floyd’s death and asking the EU to take a strong stance against racism

EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

Coronavirus: Greece to open up in two weeks, but not to the UK Greece to open up in two weeks, but not to the UK

Tourists from EU countries including Germany, Austria, Denmark and Finland will be able to visit from June 15


Trump targets China over Hong Kong security law Trump targets China over Hong Kong security law

On Friday, the UK Home Office confirmed that up to three million people with BNO status could acquire citizenship in this way - as long as they applied for and were granted a passport


Locust invasion wreaks havoc on Pakistan's crops, orchards Locust invasion wreaks havoc on Pakistan's crops, orchards

Massive swarms of the desert locust, which experts say originates in Africa and is the most destructive of the locust species, began damaging crops in Pakistan last month


Denmark opens border to Germany, Norway and Iceland Denmark opens border to Germany, Norway and Iceland

Overnight stays will be banned for tourists in Copenhagen, but they will be able to visit the city for day trips


India quarterly growth worst in two decades as lockdown bites India quarterly growth worst in two decades as lockdown bites

But with millions of migrant workers having fled home to their villages due to a lack of food and money, and factories struggling with labour shortages, few expect economic activity to pick up soon


Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border

The clash broke out near the town of Sardasht


US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait

US State Department says in a statement that sale benefits both parties


10 jihadists killed in western Burkina Faso 10 jihadists killed in western Burkina Faso

 Ten “terrorists” died in an offensive against a jihadist base in the west of Burkina Faso on Thursday, according to the army’s chief of staff


US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

Under a deal the US signed with the Taliban in February, the Pentagon was to bring troop levels down from about 12,000 to 8,600 by mid-July, before withdrawing all forces by May 2021


14 Afghan security force members killed in Taliban attack 14 Afghan security force members killed in Taliban attack

Afghan authorities have responded to the formal ceasefire by pushing forward with an agreed prisoner exchange, releasing some 1,000 Taliban prisoners this week


India’s farmers told to scare locusts away by beating drums India’s farmers told to scare locusts away by beating drums

The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is on alert and various districts, including Gautam Buddha Nagar adjoining the nation’s capital New Delhi, have warned citizens to take preventive measures


Indian authorities counter Trump's claim of chatting with Modi Indian authorities counter Trump's claim of chatting with Modi

President Trump made the startling claim on Thursday while reiterating his offer to mediate between India and China on what he called a "big conflict" going on between the two nations


Police precinct in flames in US protest over death of black man Police precinct in flames in US protest over death of black man

The crowd is protesting the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after Minneapolis police arrested him on Monday on suspicion of using a counterfeit banknote


Turkey President Erdogan announces to partially lift COVID-19 restrictions June 1 Erdogan announces to partially lift COVID-19 restrictions June 1

Turkey’s first lockdown was imposed at the weekend on April 11-12, followed by the second on April 18-19, and lastly, four days of curfew on April 23-26


UK could offer 'path to citizenship' for Hong Kong's British passport holders UK proposes rights for HK special passport holders

There are 300,000 BNO passport holders in Hong Kong


Trump signs executive order targeting Twitter after fact-checking row Trump signs order targeting social media giants

It gives regulators the power to pursue legal actions against firms such as Facebook and Twitter for the way they police content on their platforms


Ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad expelled from own political party Mahathir Mohamad expelled from own political party

Mahathir, who was party chairman, was fired for not supporting Malaysia's government, which is headed by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin


India policeman's TikTok video helps family find missing father India policeman's TikTok video helps family find missing father

A TikTok video intended to encourage people to help the poor had an unintended result when it succeeded in reuniting a man with his family


Chinese businessmen murders stir tensions in Zambia Chinese businessmen murders stir tensions in Zambia

The mayor has also targeted his crusade on a number of other Chinese businesses, lambasting them to use English and stop employing only Chinese nationals, saying "apartheid" ended a long time ago


No fares for migrants, states, railways to provide food: Supreme Court Indian SC issues orders to help stranded migrant workers

Indian Supreme Court on Thursday says that the Railways will have to arrange for food and water for the migrants as long as they are on the trains


Gunmen kill 60 in northwest Nigeria attacks Gunmen kill 60 in northwest Nigeria attacks

Two medics from the local hospital say 60 bodies with bullet wounds have been brought to the facility following the attacks


No sign of end to tense Ladakh standoff as India, China hold ground No sign of end to tense Ladakh standoff as India, China hold ground

There has been no change in the ground situation or lowering of guard by either sides at the four standoff points between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh sector’s Galwan valley and Pangong Tso areas


Afghan forces killed in first ‘Taliban attack’ since ceasefire end Afghan forces killed in first ‘Taliban attack’ since ceasefire end

Seven Afghan forces were killed Thursday in an attack officials blamed on the Taliban, the first deadly assault since a three-day ceasefire 


Border opening plan of many countries for tourists Border opening plan of many countries for tourists

A number of countries of the world have planned to open their borders for tourists as borders of the countries were closed due to COVID-19 pandemic  

 


Hong Kong security bill backed by China's parliament

Hong Kong security bill backed by China's parliament

The bill - which now passes to China's senior leadership - has caused deep concern among those who say it could end Hong Kong's unique status


Britain closes embassy in North Korea, evacuates diplomats Britain closes embassy in North Korea, evacuates diplomats

The specialist news site NK News said the British diplomats crossed the border into China overland on Wednesday


Father's beheading of 14-year-old daughter sparks outcry in Iran Father's beheading of 14-year-old daughter sparks outcry

Romina Ashrafi was killed in her sleep on May 21 by her father, who decapitated her in the family home in Talesh in northern Gilan province


Trump to 'sign executive order about social media' Trump to 'sign executive order about social media'

It comes after he threatened to shut down social media platforms he accused of stifling conservative voices


Hong Kong 'no longer autonomous from China' – Pompeo HK 'no longer autonomous from China' - Pompeo

The declaration could have major implications for Hong Kong's trade hub status and is likely to anger Beijing


Pakistani villager urges India to return 'spy' pigeon Pakistani villager urges India to return 'spy' pigeon

Habibullah tells the paper that his pigeon was a "symbol of peace" and India should "refrain from victimising innocent birds"


Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

For years, Twitter has faced criticism for not acting on the president's controversial tweets, which include personal attacks on political rivals and debunked conspiracy theories


Eight Yemeni soldiers killed in rebel attack Eight Yemeni soldiers killed in rebel attack

Eight Yemeni government troops were killed and several others wounded in a missile attack by Huthi rebels targeting


Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching


Hong Kong police arrest hundreds and fire pepper pellets amid fresh unrest HK police arrest hundreds amid fresh unrest

Protesters are rallying against a bill on China's national anthem and Beijing's planned introduction of a national security law


India faces worst locust attack amid Covid-19 pandemic India faces worst locust attack amid Covid-19 pandemic

The swarms flew across the border around 30 April, and they are still active in five districts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh


Heatwave intensifies in India's northern states Heatwave intensifies in India's northern states

Heat conditions will persist over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha till May 28


Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to face senior MPs amid Cummings row Johnson to face senior MPs amid aide row

He is also likely to be asked about his aide Dominic Cummings' controversial lockdown trip to County Durham


10,000 PLA soldiers inside Ladakh, China now claims entire Galwan valley: Report China claims entire Galwan River valley: Report

A China defence website with close links to the PLA has claimed that the entire Galwan River valley is a part of China


India won’t allow change of status quo on Line of Actual Control: Officials India won’t allow change of status quo on LAC: Officials

Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane made a low-key visit to Ladakh last week for a security review as tensions grew between India and China

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