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    Global death toll rises to 15,82,721

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:20am on December 12, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 15,82,721 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled...

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    EU plans more sanctions against Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:53pm on December 11, 2020

    EU leaders decided on Friday to draw up a list of Turkish targets for sanctions in response to Ankara’s prospecting for gas in Greek and...

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    EU chief tells leaders chances of Brexit deal low

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:33pm on December 11, 2020

    EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Friday told the bloc’s leaders that there were ‘low expectations’ a post-Brexit trade deal could be struck with...

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    AstraZeneca to use part of Russian COVID-19 vaccine in trials

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 07:57pm on December 11, 2020

    Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca’s Russian branch said Friday it would use part of Russia’s homemade Sputnik V vaccine in further clinical trials, a major sign of...

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    UK imposes travel ban on 11 ‘rights abusers’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:26pm on December 11, 2020

    The United Kingdom has imposed bans and asset freezes for 11 politicians, police members, intelligence officials and an agency responsible for ‘gross human rights violations’...

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    UN food agency warns of ‘hunger pandemic’ worse than COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Oslo | Updated at 01:04am on December 11, 2020

    Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus, the World Food Programme warned Thursday of a ‘hunger pandemic’ it...

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    Two dead as fire ravages Spanish warehouse housing migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 12:04am on December 11, 2020

    A fire ripped through a warehouse occupied by migrants near Barcelona killing at least two people and injuring 17, Spanish officials said Thursday. The blaze...

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    EU, UK give each other until Sunday to save Brexit talks

    Agence France-Presse . Bruxelles | Updated at 11:58pm on December 10, 2020

    British prime minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen gave themselves until Sunday to decide on the future of post-Brexit negotiations,...

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    UK demands EU concessions ahead of ‘moment of finality’

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:53pm on December 10, 2020

    Britain on Thursday said talks to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union will not go beyond this weekend unless there is ‘substantial...

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    7 of top 10 pre-COVID killers were non-communicable diseases: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:01am on December 10, 2020

    Non-communicable diseases accounted for seven of the top 10 causes of death before the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday, with heart disease...