Britain resists COVID lockdown as Europe counts cost
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Britain resists COVID lockdown as Europe counts cost

By Kate Holton and Madeline Chambers LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe began counting the cost of the sweeping restrictions on social life imposed to contain a surge in coronavirus infections while Britain continued to hold out against following Germany and France in ordering a second lockdown. As the pandemic raced ahead across the continent, Europe has moved back to the centre of the global pandemic, facing the prospect of a prolonged economic slump alongside a public health crisis which has so far seen more than 44 million infections and 1.1 million deaths worldwide.

Guilty plea entered in U.S. case linked to former Giuliani associates
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Guilty plea entered in U.S. case linked to former Giuliani associates

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first of four men charged in a campaign finance case implicating former associates of U.S.

Factbox: Deadly attacks in France
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Factbox: Deadly attacks in France

(Reuters) - An attacker with a knife killed three people and wounded several others at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police said. Here are some other attacks that have taken place in France: - Two people were stabbed and wounded in Paris on Sept

France church attacker believed to be 21-year-old Tunisian - police source
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France church attacker believed to be 21-year-old Tunisian - police source

PARIS (Reuters) - The knife-wielding attacker who beheaded a woman and killed two other people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday is believed by law enforcement to be a 21-year old Tunisian national, a police source told Reuters. The man had recently entered France via Italy, the source said.

In Pennsylvania woods, church in 'spiritual battle' to re-elect Trump
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In Pennsylvania woods, church in 'spiritual battle' to re-elect Trump

By Joe Campbell and Kevin Fogarty GREELEY, Pa. (Reuters) - Deep in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania, heavy rain pummeled down at dawn on Wednesday as a few dozen worshippers kowtowed onto rubber mats at an outdoor memorial, ending the ceremony by chanting "four more years." And thus the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church, or just Sanctuary Church, founded by two men who broke away from their father Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, offers its contribution to U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.

Tunisia investigates Nice suspect, judiciary official says
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Tunisia investigates Nice suspect, judiciary official says

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia has opened an investigation into the suspected attacker in Nice, who is reported to be a Tunisian, said Mohsen Dali, an official in a specialised Tunisian court that counters militancy. (Reporting By Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Toby Chopra)

U.S. approves extradition of Carlos Ghosn's accused escape plotters to Japan
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U.S. approves extradition of Carlos Ghosn's accused escape plotters to Japan

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved turning over to Japan two Massachusetts men to face charges that they helped smuggle former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial on financial crimes.

U.S. to allow Jerusalem-born Americans to list Israel as birthplace, Pompeo says
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U.S. to allow Jerusalem-born Americans to list Israel as birthplace, Pompeo says

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Americans born in Jerusalem will now be able to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports, U.S.

U.S. judge delays extradition of Carlos Ghosn's accused escape plotters to Japan
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U.S. judge delays extradition of Carlos Ghosn's accused escape plotters to Japan

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday granted a last-minute request to stop the U.S. government from turning over to Japan two Massachusetts men to face charges that they helped smuggle former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial on financial crimes

From Kamala Harris to Krishna Bansal, Indian-American faces from both parties woo community
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From Kamala Harris to Krishna Bansal, Indian-American faces from both parties woo community

There are 1.9 million Indian-American voters eligible to exercise their franchise in the 3 November polls, according to a Carnegie Endowment report

Labour Party suspends ex-leader Jeremy Corbyn over reaction to anti-Semitism report
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Labour Party suspends ex-leader Jeremy Corbyn over reaction to anti-Semitism report

The Labour Party suspended its former leader on Thursday for seeking to deflect blame after a report found that under his leadership, the party underplayed, belittled or ignored complaints by Jewish members

Bigly Yuge: New US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will deliver judgments in tongues
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Bigly Yuge: New US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will deliver judgments in tongues

As next week's US election approaches, Indian author Avirook Sen will send despatches from Texas as part of a multi-part satirical series that seeks to probe the assertion that Donald Trump has killed satire

Jeddah knife attack: Man arrested in Saudi Arabia for stabbing guard at French consulate
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Jeddah knife attack: Man arrested in Saudi Arabia for stabbing guard at French consulate

The assault took place the same day as three people were killed in a knife attack at a church in the French city of Nice

'Legs shaking' at high-level Pakistan meet over Abhinandan Varthaman, claims PML-N leader
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'Legs shaking' at high-level Pakistan meet over Abhinandan Varthaman, claims PML-N leader

Pakistan Opposition leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq claimed that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi pleaded for Varthaman's release, stating that India was ready to launch an attack

Fresh lockdowns in France and Germany as virus surges in Europe; COVID-19's global toll at 12 lakh, 4.4 crore infections
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Fresh lockdowns in France and Germany as virus surges in Europe; COVID-19's global toll at 12 lakh, 4.4 crore infections

Starting Friday, France will bar people from leaving their homes without authorisation, bars, and restaurants will be closed until at least December and travel between regions will be limited, President Emmanuel Macron said

India 'strongly deplores' criticism against French president Emmanuel Macron over stand on radical Islam, says MEA
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India 'strongly deplores' criticism against French president Emmanuel Macron over stand on radical Islam, says MEA

Macron has been facing criticism from Muslim-majority countries for refusing to ban Charlie Hebdo caricatures of Prophet Mohammad even though they have led to a series of killings in the country, including the beheading of a history teacher

Researchers use robot dog ‘Spot’ to remotely map radiation levels in Russia's Chernobyl
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Researchers use robot dog ‘Spot’ to remotely map radiation levels in Russia's Chernobyl

The robot dog was tasked with surveying levels of radiation in the zone of nuclear reactor number four, and then creating a 3D map of its distribution

Beijing slams US for arresting five Chinese 'Fox Hunt' agents, accuses Washington of 'ignoring basic facts'
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Beijing slams US for arresting five Chinese 'Fox Hunt' agents, accuses Washington of 'ignoring basic facts'

China has said the operation is part of an anti-corruption campaign, and that hunting down people who have fled abroad with ill-gotten gains is a "just cause"

Donald Trump administration proposes to scrap computerised lottery system to select H-1B visas
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Donald Trump administration proposes to scrap computerised lottery system to select H-1B visas

US govt is planning to replace the lottery system with a wage-level-based selection process which is expected to counter the downward pressure on the wages of US workers

Pakistan's anti-terrorism court acquits Imran Khan in 2014 Parliament attack case
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Pakistan's anti-terrorism court acquits Imran Khan in 2014 Parliament attack case

On 31 August, 2014, workers of the now ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek marched towards the Parliament and Prime Minister’s House and clashed with police, killing three and injuring 26