The United States' stance is a major complication given decisions at the 164-member global trade body are typically based on a consensus.
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France will on Thursday start investigating dozens of mosques suspected of fomenting Islamist ideology to combat the rising threat of religious extremism, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. The government has launched what it calls an unprecedented action against "separatism" following several Islamist attacks in France this autumn, including the beheading of a teacher who had shown his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Darmanin said 76 mosques out of the more than 2,600 Muslim places of worship had been flagged as possible threats to France's Republican values and its security.
Tony Fisher was inspired to explore the subject by his personal experience of loneliness.
For the Andalusian audiovisual industry, the positive side of the pandemic was a move without precedent: The coalescence of all its sectors under the umbrella Plataforma del Audiovisual Andaluz. The PPA alliance brings together 27 industry entities from all the sectors, also taking in creative organizations. “Suddenly, we have a unique voice with which to […]
Motor racing chiefs announced on Thursday the launch of an investigation into Romain Grosjean's fiery Bahrain crash, saying the forensic probe would take "around six to eight" weeks to complete.
The last remaining foreign staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have left North Korea, the aid organisation said on Thursday, the latest in a mass exodus of foreigners amid strict coronavirus lockdowns. North Korea has reported zero confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but the government has imposed stifling measures that in some cases go beyond the controls already in place in the politically and economically isolated country. International ICRC staff left Pyongyang on Wednesday and the organisation's ongoing work there will be managed by its delegation in Beijing, Graziella Leite Piccoli, the ICRC's deputy head of delegation for East Asia, said in a statement.
Eton College should accept girls for the first time in its history, the man in charge of the UK’s education system has said. Gavin Williamson said it would be a “good step forward” if the elite boarding school started accepting female pupils. The school has produced 20 prime ministers, including Boris Johnson, and currently charges around £42,000 a year in fees.
Alaphilippe takes award for best French rider of 2020
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane badly needs a win from a tough trip to Sevilla on Saturday to revive the La Liga champions' fortunes as they sit in an undignified fourth position. Zidane was defiant after the latest setback: a 2-0 Champions League defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. Real's defence has looked vulnerable, especially without captain Sergio Ramos, who remains a doubt for the Saturday afternoon visit to his boyhood club with a hamstring issue.
Nick McKay has joined Elysian Film Group Distribution as head of distribution, while the company has acquired Studio Ghibli's "Earwig and the Witch," its first project for U.K. theatrical release. McKay was previously head of distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment, where he worked on a theatrical and home entertainment slate including "The Wife," "The Party" and […]
England's National Health Service (NHS) is looking at ways to deploy Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine in care homes with the medical regulator, but there is no guarantee that it will happen, deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said. "The NHS, the (medicine regulator) MHRA are working really hard, right now, to try and find a solution, so that we can get this into care homes if we possibly can," Van-Tam told ITV's "This Morning" programme in an interview on Thursday. "At this point, there is no absolute assurance of that, because... one thing we can't do is... end up with a vaccine that's been handled incorrectly, and then isn't properly viable at the end of the distribution chain."
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The team behind the fifth 'Scream' movie have sent out scripts with fake endings in order to preserve the slasher's secrets.
Max Verstappen has returned a negative test for Covid-19 ahead of this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix amid concerns that he had been a 'close contact' of Lewis Hamilton last weekend.
India's cricket board will consider adding two new teams to the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise-based tournament, according to the agenda of the governing body's annual general meeting scheduled to be held later this month. The IPL, which has an estimated brand value of $6.8 billion, drew record television and digital viewership during its 2020 season amid the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Approval on inclusion of 2 (two) new teams to the Indian Premier League" was listed on the agenda seen by Reuters.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced four new clusters today, bringing the total number of active clusters in Malaysia to 373. In a statement, Health director-general...
Africa aims to have 60% of its population vaccinated against COVID-19 within the next two to three years, the African Union's disease control group said on Thursday. The continent of 1.3 billion people has recorded more than 2.2 million confirmed coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally. Some European countries expect to start rolling out vaccination campaigns in the next few weeks, but the control group said that vaccinations were unlikely to start in Africa until midway through next year.
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England's National Health Service (NHS) is looking at ways to deploy Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine in care homes with the medical regulator, but there is no guarantee that it will happen, deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said. Britain became the first country to approve the vaccine candidate developed by Germany's BioNTech and Pfizer on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin a crucial mass inoculation programme. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was "fantastic news" but warned of logistical challenges in distributing the vaccine, which has to be stored at -70C (-94F).