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France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says the man who killed three in a Nice church was a Tunisian who had been in ItalyFrance's anti-terrorism prosecutor says the man who killed three in a Nice church was a Tunisian who had been in Italy
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Forensic police officers inspect the scene of a knife attack at Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. It was the third attack in two months in France amid a growing furor in the Muslim world over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were re-published by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (Eric Gaillard/Pool via AP)
Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violenceCharlie Hebdo has been threatened, firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but the satirical French newspaper won’t stop poking fun at Islamic extremism
The Associated Press4 hours ago
People, most of them pensioners, carry a big old Belarusian national flag during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus have started a general strike, calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign after more than two months of mass protests triggered by a disputed election. (AP Photo)
Belarus shuts its borders, Lukashenko reshuffles officialsAuthorities in Belarus have shut the' borders with several neighbors for most travelers amid the government’s efforts to end 2 1/2 months of protests demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, World Health organization Director for Europe Hans Kluge arrives for a press conference in Rome, Italy.  During a meeting with European health ministers on Thursday Oct. 29, 2020, WHO’s European regional director Dr. Hans Kluge said the region has now reported more than 10 million coronavirus cases and again saw the highest-ever weekly incidence of cases, with more than 1.5 million confirmed cases last week. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, FILE)
WHO: Europe now has more than 10 million COVID-19 casesThe World Health Organization’s Europe director says the 53-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed cases, with more than 1.5 million confirmed last week and more than 10 million since the start of the pandemic
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pope Francis shares a word with Monsignor Luis Maria Rodrigo Ewart as he arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. A Vatican official who is a key member of Francis' COVID-19 response commission, the Rev. Augusto Zampini, acknowledged Tuesday that at age 83 and with part of his lung removed after an illness in his youth, Francis would be at high risk for complications if he were to become infected. Zampini said he hoped Francis would don a mask at least when he greeted people during the general audience. "We are working on that," he said. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope ends public audiences, eyes Christmas as virus surgesPope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican
The Associated Press6 hours ago
People wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus walk along Regent Street, one of the main shopping streets in London, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.  The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, in its annual assessment published Thursday, following an acceleration in the number of coronavirus infections over the past couple of weeks.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
IMF blames resurgent coronavirus for UK growth downgrades The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next following an acceleration in the number of coronavirus infections over the past couple of weeks
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Serbia police arrest 2 over 7 bodies found in Paraguay Serbian police say they have arrested two people in connection with the recent discovery in Paraguay of seven bodies found in a shipment of fertilizer
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Police officers work at the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
A timeline of extremist attacks in France in recent yearsThe attack in Nice on Thursday follows a spate of Islamic extremist violence in France in recent years
The Associated Press6 hours ago
French president says he will more than double number of soldiers deployed to protect against attacks to 7,000French president says he will more than double number of soldiers deployed to protect against attacks to 7,000
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 file photo, European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager speaks during an online news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. The European Union is set to propose new laws to rein in the power of big tech companies, including measures to ensure customers are protected, smaller rivals are treated fairly, and illegal content is dealt with, the bloc's digital and antitrust chief said on Thursday, Oct, 29. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager outlined two draft laws that the EU's executive Commission plans to introduce in early December.  (Yves Herman/Pool Photo via AP, file)
EU digital boss: New rules to curb big tech aim for fairnessThe European Union is set to propose new laws to rein in the power of big tech companies, including measures to ensure customers are protected, smaller rivals are treated fairly, and illegal content is dealt with
The Associated Press9 hours ago
UN weather agency: Moderate to strong La Nina this yearThe U.N. weather agency says the La Nina climate phenomenon has developed and is expected to last into next year, affecting temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns in many parts of the world
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Chickens to be culled after bird flu found on Dutch farmThe Dutch agriculture ministry says that more than 35,000 chickens are to be culled at a farm after a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was discovered there
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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