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French court approves transfer of Rwanda genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to UN tribunal


France's top appeals court ruled Wednesday that alleged Rwandan genocide financier Félicien Kabuga should be transferred to a UN tribunal in Tanzania to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.  [...]

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Macron condemns Turkey’s ‘bellicose’ statements on Nagorno-Karabakh fighting


French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday condemned what he called Turkey's "reckless and dangerous" statements backing Azerbaijan in its bid to take back the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. [...]

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Amid insults, the issues: Trump and Biden on Covid-19, Supreme Court and civil unrest


After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio to spar over the coronavirus pandemic, white supremacists and the economy in a chaotic duel marked by angry shouting and name calling. [...]

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Trump and Biden face off in bitter, chaotic first US presidential debate


President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump’s record on the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare and the economy in a chaotic and bad-tempered first debate marked by personal insults and Trump’s repeated interruptions. [...]

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Undecided voters 'clear losers' from chaotic first US presidential debate


The "clear loser" in the first US presidential debate was the ten percent or so of undecided US voters who tuned in hoping to see a reasonable discussion of the major issues. That's the view of Thomas Gift, lecturer in political science at UCL, London and founding director of the Centre on US Politics. He says the "constant bickering" in the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden obscured any substantive debate on policy. Gift joined us for Perspective. [...]

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Is Turkey a brother in arms or just extending its footprint into Nagorno-Karabakh?


Turkey has jumped to Azerbaijan's defense during the recent deadly flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh and this time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pulling no punches. But is Ankara willing to flex its muscles at Russia who does not want to see a conflagration in the South Caucasus? [...]

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Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to Achilles injury


Saying she is “struggling to walk”, Serena Williams ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title and withdrew from the French Open before her second-round match Wednesday because of an injured Achilles tendon. [...]

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Paris knife attack suspect charged with attempted 'terrorist' murder


A man who wounded two people in a meat cleaver attack in Paris last week has been charged with "attempted murder with relation to a terrorist enterprise," French anti-terrorist prosecutors told AFP on Tuesday. [...]

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Police investigate discovery of half a million euros in cash in a Paris cellar


French police are investigating the mysterious discovery of over half a million euros in cash found in a suitcase in a locked cellar beneath a Paris apartment.  [...]

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Five activists go on trial for seizing African artwork from Paris museum


Five activists go on trial in Paris on Wednesday for trying to seize an African funeral staff from France's pre-eminent indigenous art museum, hoping to increase pressure on the government to restitute items they say were stolen. [...]

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Online videos falsely claim that face masks can cause CO2 poisoning


To wear a mask or not to, that is the question that has been fiercely debated online since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the claims made by opponents of the protective face coverings is that masks can lead to suffocation from the carbon dioxide (CO2) we exhale. Proponents of this theory have posted videos online in which they use gas detectors to claim that the amount of CO2 we breathe when wearing a mask is extremely dangerous. However, there is no factual basis for that claim. We take a closer look. [...]

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Health groups promise 100 million extra doses of Covid-19 vaccine for poor countries


Up to 100 million additional doses of any eventual Covid-19 vaccines will be secured for delivery to poorer countries in 2021, health groups announced Tuesday, as the virus showed no sign of receding after claiming more than one million lives around the world. [...]

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UK lower house passes trade bill that govt admits violates EU divorce treaty


British lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a bill to regulate the UK's internal market after Brexit, defying a looming EU ultimatum as the two sides entered a final week of tense talks. [...]

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UN Security Council calls for immediate end to fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh


The UN Security Council called on Armenia and Azerbaijan Tuesday to immediately halt fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and urgently resume talks without preconditions. [...]

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Trump vs Biden: Watch the full presidential debate


Democrat Joe Biden told a raging President Donald Trump to "shut up" in a chaotic opening debate that turned almost immediately into a shouting match weeks ahead of the most tense US election in recent memory. The two rivals battled fiercely over Trump’s record on the coronavirus pandemic, heathcare, the economy and even their respective families in a chaotic and bad-tempered debate marked by personal insults and the incumbent president’s repeated interruptions. Click on the player above to watch the full debate. [...]

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Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah, who championed Arab unity, dies at age 91


Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died, his office announced on Tuesday, plunging his country into mourning for a leader  regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and ahumanitarian champion. [...]

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WHO investigating sexual abuse allegations amid Ebola fight in DR Congo


The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by people identifying themselves as the UN agency’s workers fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [...]

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Amnesty report chastises France over 'draconian crackdown' on public protests


Rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday accused French authorities of using "vague laws" to crack down on anti-government protesters and deter others from exercising their right to demonstrate. [...]

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'Snake' Djokovic dominates French Open leaving opponent ‘suffocated’


Novak Djokovic was likened to a snake devouring its prey Tuesday as his bid to become the first man in half a century to win all four Grand Slam titles twice got off to a straightforward start at Roland Garros while a 'double bounce' row prompted calls for video replays to be introduced in tennis. [...]

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As France's César Awards call 'Action!' on new era, women rally for Polanski ouster


Feminist groups in France on Tuesday staged a virtual protest slamming the board of the César Academy, known as the French Oscars, over director Roman Polanski's continuing role at France's flagship cinema academy.  [...]

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France to ban wild animals from travelling circuses, mink farms 'gradually'


France said Tuesday it planned to "gradually" ban mink farms in the country as well the use of wild animals in travelling circuses and the breeding of dolphins and orcas in captivity. [...]

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