UN acting Libya envoy ‘optimistic’ on talks

The United Nations’ acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday she was quite optimistic that ongoing talks between the warring sides would lead to a lasting ceasefire after they agreed in the negotiations to reopen land and air routes across front lines. Continue Reading

Spain mulling curfews to tackle Covid-19 resurgence

The Spanish government announced that was considering fresh curfews to tackle a resurgence in the number of new Coronavirus cases. Continue Reading

Bangladesh schools unlikely to reopen in November

Schools and other educational institutions in Bangladesh were unlikely to reopen in November as previously suggested due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Education Minister Dipu Moni said on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Google faces biggest antitrust lawsuit in two decades in US

The US Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Continue Reading

French authorities to close Paris mosque

A well-known mosque in a northern suburb of Paris is going to be shut down by French authorities as part of their clampdown on Islamist groups and suspected extremists after a history teacher was beheaded last week outside his school. Continue Reading

Trump closes in on Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania

US President Donald Trump was closing in on his Democratic rival Joe Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state that could alter the results of a presidential election, a new poll has revealed. Continue Reading

UK to infect volunteers with Covid for vaccine trial

UK researchers plan to start infecting healthy volunteers with tightly controlled doses of the coronavirus in early 2021 in what they called a first-of-its-kind effort to more rapidly gauge the effectiveness of multiple vaccines against Covid-19. Continue Reading