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Germany to tighten scrutiny of telecoms network vendors: sources

The German government has agreed in principle to tougher oversight of telecoms network vendors that, while stopping short of a ban on Huawei, will make it harder for the Chinese company to keep a foothold in Europe's largest market. Coalition... See full article

Germany to discuss EU response to Navalny poisoning after OPCW report - Merkel

Germany will discuss with it European partners a response to Russia over the poisoning with a banned nerve agent of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny once the global chemical agency has reported on the case, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.... See full article

Huawei lawyers to respond to prosecution arguments in CFO's U.S. extradition case

Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will have a chance on Wednesday to respond to arguments made by the Canadian government, as Huawei pushes to add an allegation of abuse of process to block her extradition to the... See full article

Nigeria's independence: Six images from six decades

Africa's most populous country is set to mark 60 years of independence from British rule. See full article

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

This year's U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and cooperation — a declaration that the urgency for countries to unite “has rarely been greater.” An Iranian diplomat accused Israel of disregarding U.N. resolutions on negotiating a two-state... See full article

Gazans left stranded abroad by Israeli-Palestinian standoff

For the last four months, Ahmed al-Kurdi, his wife and three children have been stranded in Jordan, where they traveled from their home in the Gaza Strip for life-saving medical treatment for his 2-year-old daughter. At a time when the... See full article

Israel approves law to curb protests during virus lockdown

Israel's parliament on Wednesday passed a law that would allow the government to curtail public protests during the country's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a measure that drew fierce opposition a day earlier. The law allows the government to declare a special... See full article

Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

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. Trump’s supporters may have been cheered by his frontal assault. See full article

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different... See full article

Analysis: Trump leans on tone that turns off voters he needs

President Donald Trump needed to make the first general election debate about his rival, Democrat Joe Biden. Instead, as he so often does, Trump made it about himself. The president set the tone from the start for one of the... See full article

Global Industrial Scanners Industry

Global Industrial Scanners Market to Reach $2. 7 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Industrial Scanners estimated at US$1. 8 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$2.New York,... See full article

Trump to far-right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t clearly condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.”... See full article

David Attenborough leads call for world to invest $500 bln a year to protect nature

British broadcaster David Attenborough led a call from conservation groups on Wednesday for the world to invest $500 billion a year to halt the destruction of nature, warning that the future of the planet was in "grave jeopardy." Attenborough, whose... See full article

Global Inert Gas Generator Systems (IGGS) Industry

Global Inert Gas Generator Systems (IGGS) Market to Reach $3. 5 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Inert Gas Generator Systems (IGGS) estimated at US$1. 1 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach... See full article

Global Ingestible Sensors Industry

Global Ingestible Sensors Market to Reach $1 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Ingestible Sensors estimated at US$398. 7 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1 Billion by... See full article

AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming that the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders... See full article

Global Insect Growth Regulators Industry

Global Insect Growth Regulators Market to Reach $1. 2 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Insect Growth Regulators estimated at US$856. 7 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of... See full article

Global Insoluble Dietary Fibers Industry

Global Insoluble Dietary Fibers Market to Reach $3. 4 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Insoluble Dietary Fibers estimated at US$2 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$3.New... See full article

Pompeo due in Asia for talks on China, N.Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head next week to Japan, South Korea and Mongolia, the State Department said Tuesday, on a trip expected to focus heavily on China and North Korea. See full article

Global In-Vitro Fertilization Industry

Global In-Vitro Fertilization Market to Reach $31. 4 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for In-Vitro Fertilization estimated at US$17. 7 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$31.New York,... See full article

Global Organic Soy Proteins Industry

Global Organic Soy Proteins Market to Reach $955. 9 Million by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Organic Soy Proteins estimated at US$354. 7 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of... See full article

UN council urges speedy halt to Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

The U.N. 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. The U.N.’s most powerful body strongly condemned the use of force and backed Secretary-General... See full article

Politics latest news: Tory lockdown rebels gear up for almighty fight without Covid compromise today

PM's confusion over coronavirus rules quickens Tory revolt Coronavirus latest news: Boris Johnson to brief nation after UK records highest daily rise in infections Hospitality trade bodies demand 10pm curfew be reviewed every three weeks Priti Patel 'asked Home Office... See full article

Ratcliffe shares Russian allegation that Clinton 'stirred up' Trump-Russia scandal, admits it could be 'fabricated'

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe just shared the opposite of intelligence with the Senate Judiciary Committee.In a Tuesday letter, Ratcliffe let Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) know he'd declassified some Russian intelligence alleging Hillary Clinton may have launched President... See full article

UN: Libya rivals reach preliminary pact on prisoner exchange

The United Nations says talks between Libyan rivals in Egypt have concluded with preliminary agreements to exchange prisoners and open up air and land transit across the country's divided territory. The face-to-face military talks, which started Monday in the Red... See full article