Azerbaijan on Tuesday completed reclaiming territory ceded by Armenia under a Russia-brokered peace deal that ended six weeks of fierce fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev hailed the restoration of control over the areas as a historic achievement. “We all lived with one dream and now we fulfilled it," Aliyev said in an address to the nation.
Locked down by coronavirus at their busiest time of year, fir tree farmers in Greece are hoping for a Christmas miracle to salvage a season all but lost. A nationwide lockdown has meant thousands of Christmas trees may not get to market in time in a blow to farmers in an area of northern Greece where fir tree sales are their only livelihood. "It will be a huge catastrophe," said Christos Bitsios, a fir farmer in Taxiarchis, a mountainous village in Greece's Chalkidiki region.
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Tokyo's governor asked the government on Tuesday to temporarily exclude Tokyo residents aged over 65 from a scheme encouraging travel and tourism in Japan, saying it could expose them to the coronavirus and result in more severe cases of COVID-19. The Go To Travel campaign offers subsidies for domestic travel. It has been credited by the Japanese government with boosting the country's regional economies and helping airlines and other travel companies weather the coronavirus pandemic.
Spanish tennis player Enrique Lopez Perez has been banned from the sport for eight years for his involvement in match-fixing activities in three separate instances in 2017, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Perez, who reached a career-high singles ranking of 154 in 2018 and a best doubles ranking of 135 last year, was also fined $25,000. "The disciplinary case was heard by anti-corruption hearing officer Richard McLaren on 5 November 2020," the TIU said in a statement.
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An appeal against the controversial acquittal of a British-born militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl opened at a Pakistani court on Tuesday.
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Pharma companies Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday filed for European approval for their coronavirus vaccine, following in the footsteps of competitor Moderna, while the OECD predicted the world economy would bounce back to pre-pandemic levels by late 2021.
ECONOMIC TEAM: With unemployment still high and a new economic slump possible this winter, President-elect Joe Biden has announced a liberal team of economic advisers. Biden’s nominee for treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, served as chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018, when she placed a greater emphasis than previous Fed chairs on maximizing employment and less focus on price inflation. EMANUEL WEIGHED: Biden is considering Rahm Emanuel to serve as his transportation secretary.
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Dua Lipa’s “Studio 2054” livestream concert was watched by more than five million viewers, smashing global livestream records. Throughout the concert, the “Don’t Start Now” singer was joined by stars including Kylie Minogue, FKA Twigs and Elton John.
Actress Betty Bobbitt, who starred in the Crocodile Dundee movies opposite Paul Hogan and in Prisoner: Cell Block H, has died at 81.
Another hammer blow to Britain's retail sector landed on Tuesday (December 1), as Debenhams announced it will start a liquidation process. It will see stores close and the potential loss of 12,000 jobs. The retailer's administrators FRP Advisory said the decision to wind-down Debenhams came after it failed to find a buyer. It had been in talks with fellow UK firm JD Sports Fashion for a rescue takeover, But JD confirmed Tuesday that potential deal had fallen apart. FRP said they had 'regretfully concluded' they needed to begin a wind-down due to the current trading environment and likely prolonged effects of the global health crisis. They believe those issues make a restructure of Debenhams 'highly uncertain'. FRP said the company will still trade through its 124 UK stores and online to clear its current and contracted stocks. The collapse of Debenhams is the second major retail failure in the UK this week. It comes a day after Philip Green's Arcadia fashion group entered administration, putting 13,000 job under threat.
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India is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in a remote eastern state, an Indian official said on Tuesday, following reports that China could construct dams on a section of the Brahmaputra river. The river, also known as the Yarlung Tsangbo in China, flows from Tibet into India's Arunachal Pradesh state and down through Assam to Bangladesh. Indian authorities are concerned Chinese projects could trigger flash floods or create water scarcity.
The Duke of Sussex’s godmother, Lady Celia Vestey, has died suddenly at the age of 71. Lady Celia and her husband, Lord Samuel Vestey, were members of the Queen’s inner circle and keen horse racers. Lord Samuel served as Master of the Horse to the Royal Household from 1999 to 2018, and was appointed as permanent Lord-in-Waiting to the monarch last August. The couple married in December 1981 and had three children, the eldest of whom, William, served as a Page of Honour to the Queen from 1995 until 1998. Lady Celia was one of six godparents the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, chose for Prince Harry ahead of his christening in 1984.
Timelapse footage recorded on New Zealand’s South Island shows a huge wall of cloud rolling toward an airport in Ashburton on November 27.Austin Jones said he recorded the cloud’s advance over 15 minutes. He said the cloud was moving quickly as a cold weather front passed overhead at Ashburton aerodrome in the Canterbury plains at around 9 am. Credit: Austin Jones via Storyful
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