Sunday, November 29, 2020
A Japanese-Ghanaian, Aisha Harumi Tochigi has been crowned winner of the 69th edition of Miss Universe Japan beauty pageant. Aisha whose father is a Ghanaian, beat 29 other contestants to win the pageantry show at the final held on October...
Australia- Sydney The Australian government said airport officials forcefully examined several women after the discovery of an abandoned newborn baby at the airport. Witnesses said the female passengers were strip-searched. Australian authorities on Monday raised "serious concerns" with Qatar over "grossly disturbing" and "offensive" treatment...
France- Paris Dozens of suspected Islamist extremists are being investigated in connection with the beheading of a teacher in northern Paris. France's interior minister said the father of a pupil had issued a fatwa against the victim. French police have launched...
United Kingdom- Ireland Ireland has imposed heavy new restrictions and shut down non-essential businesses as the first EU country to re-enter lockdown. Ireland on Monday imposed some of Europe's toughest coronavirus restrictions as it went back into lockdown. However, Prime Minister Micheal...
Europe: Luxembourg Ministers from the 27 member states have adopted a "traffic light" system as a guide on whether to require testing or quarantine for non-essential EU travelers, eventually restoring free movement when conditions allow. European Union ministers in Luxembourg on...
Turkey A sharp rise in taxes on alcoholic drinks has prompted Turks to turn to counterfeit beverages or brew their own in unsanitary conditions. Critics have accused the government of trying to ban alcohol altogether. At least 44 people in Turkey...
United Kingdom The British PM told German Chancellor Merkel that his country would be willing to walk away if there was no Brexit deal in place. Johnson's call to Merkel comes just days before a major EU summit on a...
Europe After Belarus accused Lithuania and Poland of "destructive" meddling, several EU countries temporarily pulled their envoys out of Minsk. Bulgaria called for "immediate and unconditional" release of political prisoners. Bulgaria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic on Thursday became the latest...
Finland A 16-year old social media campaigner took on the role of Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin for one day in order to promote girls' rights. The teenager, Aava Murto, called for more girls to be taught digital skills. Finish Prime...
Russia- Moscow Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot hung rainbow flags outside multiple government building on President Vladimir Putin’s birthday to send one message: "The state should not interfere in the life of the LGBTQ community." Activists from the Russian punk...
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