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 2020-08-12 11:31 

Reuters

Scotland's sturgeon says major incident has been declared...

A number of people have been seriously injured in a passenger train derailment on the east coast of Scotland and a major incident has been declared, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Edinburgh parliament on Wednesday.'...

 2020-08-12 11:30 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Electric carmakers seek out blank-check firms for funding as virus spooks private markets...

Electric commercial truck maker Nikola Corp of Phoenix, Arizona, tried unsuccessfully to raise $1 billion (766 million pounds) in the private markets and only turned to a merger with a so-called blank-check company to go public as a way to raise the neede...

 2020-08-12 11:30 

Kuwait News Agency

Japan reports 722 new virus cases, total at 50,800...

TOKYO, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Japan reported 722 new cases of the coronavirus over the last 24 hours as of 4:00 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, bringing the nation's total number to 50,800, the health ministry and local authorities said. The country's dea...

 2020-08-12 11:29 

Kuwait News Agency

Russia registers 129 deaths, 5,102 covid-19 cases...

MOSCOW, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Russia said Wednesday 129 persons died of the coronavirus while 5,102 people tested positive for the disease in the past 24 hours. The coronavirus operations center said total deaths reached 15,260 and registered infections topped...

 2020-08-12 11:28 

dpa

Political vacuum looms again for Lebanon after blast...

Top Stories from around the globe brought to you by dpa International....

 2020-08-12 11:28 

AKIpress News Agency

Kyrgyzstan still studying mechanisms for imposing 'Google tax'...
 2020-08-12 11:27 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Turkey says it wants to resolve dispute with Greece through dialogue...
 2020-08-12 11:26 

Reuters

[ Business ]

UK economy faces long climb back to health after historic 20% crash...

Britain's economy shrank by a record 20.4% in the second quarter when the coronavirus lockdown was tightest, the most severe contraction reported by any major economy so far, with a wave of job losses set to hit later in 2020....

 2020-08-12 11:25 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Brussels makes face masks compulsory in all public spaces as COVID-19 cases spike...

Wearing a face mask became compulsory on Wednesday in all public places in Brussels as the number of COVID-19 infections rose to a government alert level that puts the city among the worst affected in Europe....

 2020-08-12 11:25 

IANS

Kareena and Saif announce: We are expecting an addition to our family (Lead)...

Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor and her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, announced on Wednesday that they were expecting an addition to their family....

 2020-08-12 11:25 

Ukrinform News

Ukraine plans to resume vaccine production...

It is planned to resume vaccine production in Ukraine. — Ukrinform....

 2020-08-12 11:24 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Electric carmakers seek out blank-check firms for funding as virus spooks private markets...

Electric commercial truck maker Nikola Corp of Phoenix, Arizona, tried unsuccessfully to raise $1 billion (766 million pounds) in the private markets and only turned to a merger with a so-called blank-check company to go public as a way to raise the neede...

 2020-08-12 11:24 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Electric carmakers seek out blank-check firms for funding as virus spooks private markets...

Electric commercial truck maker Nikola Corp of Phoenix, Arizona, tried unsuccessfully to raise $1 billion in the private markets and only turned to a merger with a so-called blank-check company to go public as a way to raise the needed funds, its chief fi...

 2020-08-12 11:22 

UPI

Timbers defenders spark win vs. Orlando City SC in MLS Is Back final...

The Portland Timbers used goals from two defenders to beat Orlando City SC in the MLS Is Back Tournament final in Orlando, Fla....

 2020-08-12 11:22 

AKIpress News Agency

Water volume in Toktogul reservoir 2.2 billion cbm less than last year...
 2020-08-12 11:20 

TASS

Russian Sports Ministry allocates money to repay debt to World Athletics...

In March 2020, the World Athletics Council ruled to fine the All-Russia Athletics Federation $5 million for an alleged involvement of the previous executive administration in the attempt to forge official documents of high jumper Danil Lysenko...

 2020-08-12 11:20 

TASS

Russia's Aerospace Force to get Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets by year-end...

The Russian defense minister earlier said that the ministry had signed a contract on 76 Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets...

 2020-08-12 11:18 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Portugal PM encourages fans to visit for Champions League finals...

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has encouraged fans and tourists to visit the country during the Champions League tournament, which begins on Wednesday, despite supporters being barred from the stadiums due to COVID-19 restrictions....

 2020-08-12 11:18 

IANS

Kareena and Saif announce: We are expecting an addition to our family...

Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Did Kareena Kapoor just announce her second pregnancy? The actress and her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, made an announcement on Wednesday mentioning a new addition to their family....

 2020-08-12 11:18 

IANS

Rescheduled Paris Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis...

Paris, Aug 12 (IANS) The 2020 edition of the Paris Marathon, which was re-scheduled to take place on November 15, on Wednesday, has been cancelled due to implications put forward by coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-12 11:17 

Sputnik International

What's With the Flag? The Sordid Past of Banner Flown by Belarusian Activists...

Belarus has been ruled since 1994 by Alexander Lukashenko, whose re-election as President at the weekend with 80 percent of the vote has been derided as rigged by opposition activists. But why are the opposition flying a distinctive white, red and white f...

 2020-08-12 11:17 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Nigeria convicts first pirates under new maritime law...

A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world's shipping fleets that legal reforms will help stem rising attacks in the Gulf of Guinea....

 2020-08-12 11:16 

Sputnik International

'You'll Have to Learn to Speak Chinese': Trump Forecasts Grim Future for US if Biden Wins Presidency...

The latest attack by the president fits with his previous statements in which he alleged that if Biden is elected it would be a "gift" for China, while citing his own achievements in pressuring Beijing....

 2020-08-12 11:15 

IANS

Confiscate B'luru rioters' properties like Yogi did: Karnataka MP...

Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Bengaluru South Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday advised Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to go the Yogi Adityanath way in confiscating the rioters' properties to compensate for the loss to public prope...

 2020-08-12 11:15 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Soccer-Portugal PM encourages fans to visit for Champions League finals...

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has encouraged fans and tourists to visit the country during the Champions League tournament, which begins on Wednesday, despite supporters being barred from the stadiums due to COVID-19 restrictions....

 2020-08-12 11:15 

Reuters

[ UK ]

U.S. stimulus impasse takes steam out of dollar rebound...

The dollar struggled to hold recent gains on Wednesday as political wrangling over a stimulus package for the U.S. economy halted its recent rebound....

 2020-08-12 11:15 

IANS

Sri Lanka's new Cabinet sworn in...

Colombo, Aug 12 (IANS) 26 new ministers were sworn into Sri Lanka's new Cabinet on Wednesday after the country recently held a Parliamentary election which saw the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa winning a la...

 2020-08-12 11:15 

UPI

Gallup poll: Confidence in medical system way up; at record low for police...

Americans' confidence in the medical and public school systems have reached double-figure highs while confidence in law enforcement reached an all-time low, according to a new Gallup survey Wednesday....

 2020-08-12 11:14 

AKIpress News Agency

Kyrgyzstan plans to import 500 million kWh of electricity from Kazakhstan...
 2020-08-12 11:14 

AP

China blasts US for Taiwan visit while virus spreads at home...

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official lashed out at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday for visiting Taiwan amid an ongoing pandemic back home, accusing him of putting......

 2020-08-12 11:14 

Sputnik International

Iran Ready to Assist Lebanon in Rebuilding Destroyed Beirut Port, Rouhani Says...

TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Iran is ready to help Lebanon in rebuilding the Beirut port, which was destroyed following a massive explosion that hit the area last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday....

 2020-08-12 11:13 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Scottish train derailment "extremely serious" - Sturgeon...

The head of Scotland's devolved government said the derailment of a train on Wednesday represented...

 2020-08-12 11:11 

IANS

TN parties silent on Kamala Harris becoming Biden's VP pick...

Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's political parties are still to react on selection of US Senator Kamala Harris, who has roots in Chennai, as the running mate of Democrat Party's Presidential candidate Joe Biden for the November elections, while...

 2020-08-12 11:11 

AKIpress News Agency

Average monthly salary in Kyrgyzstan nears 18,000 soms in H1...
 2020-08-12 11:11 

Reuters

[ UK ]

UPDATE 1-European government bonds sell off before U.S. Treasury issuance...

Euro zone government bonds sold off on Wednesday before the largest-ever 10-year U.S. Treasury auction, with the German 30-year bond yield turning briefly positive, even after euro zone industrial output showed the economic recovery was slowing....

 2020-08-12 11:11 

Reuters

[ Business ]

UPDATE 1-European government bonds sell off before U.S. Treasury issuance...

Euro zone government bonds sold off on Wednesday before the largest-ever 10-year U.S. Treasury auction, with the German 30-year bond yield turning briefly positive, even after euro zone industrial output showed the economic recovery was slowing....

 2020-08-12 11:10 

AP

Scottish leader says injuries reported after train derails...

LONDON (AP) — Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, and smoke could be seen rising from the site.The British Transport Police force......

 2020-08-12 11:10 

Sputnik International

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Takes Jibe at PM Modi as Infosys Co-Founder Concerned Over India's GDP...

New Delhi (Sputnik): India's economic growth was slowing even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. GDP growth has gone down from over 8 percent in early 2018 to 3.1 percent during January- March 2020. The country's economic growth is proj...

 2020-08-12 11:10 

IANS

600-km highway to connect J&K tourist spots...

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With the help of the Centre, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh UT administration are planning to connect all picturesque tourist resorts through a new 600-km-long highway circuit....

 2020-08-12 11:09 

Sputnik International

Watch Smoke Rising From Derailed Train in Scotland...

The incident occurred after ScotRail cancelled at least 200 trains, including expresses between Edinburgh and Glasgow, due to flooding and landslides on lines. LNER, which runs services between Inverness, Aberdeen, and London, said it was also unable to p...

 2020-08-12 11:09 

TASS

Belarus presidential candidates Dmitriyev, Cherechen contest election results...

Earlier, another candidate Anna Kanopatskaya also said that she was drafting a complaint of her own...

 2020-08-12 11:09 

UPI

Xbox Series X to launch in November, 'Halo Infinite' delayed...

Xbox Series X, the next-generation video game console from Microsoft, will launch globally in November the company has announced....

 2020-08-12 11:08 

Reuters Africa

Exclusive: India considers resettling Kashmiri youth who give up arms...

India is considering offering young Kashmiri militants an escape from a life of violence by temporarily resettling them in more peaceful parts of the country, according to the top military commander in the Kashmir Valley....

 2020-08-12 11:08 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Exclusive: India considers resettling Kashmiri youth who give up arms...

India is considering offering young Kashmiri militants an escape from a life of violence by temporarily resettling them in more peaceful parts of the country, according to the top military commander in the Kashmir Valley....

 2020-08-12 11:07 

AKIpress News Agency

Increase in egg production reported in Kyrgyzstan...
 2020-08-12 11:07 

AP

Over 1,000 detained in latest Belarus election protests...

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police detained over 1,000 people in Belarus during the latest protests against the results of the country's presidential election, officials said Wednesday.Rallies......

 2020-08-12 11:06 

Reuters

[ UK ]

Valencia sell Coquelin to Villarreal as pressure on owner Lim mounts...

Valencia have sold midfielder Francis Coquelin to La Liga rivals Villarreal, a move that has heaped further criticism on owner Peter Lim over his management of the club....

 2020-08-12 11:06 

UPI

New York Comic Con, AFI Fest to go virtual this fall...

Organizers of New York Comic Con and the AFI Fest have announced the 2020 editions of their events will go virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-08-12 11:05 

BloombergQuint

Adding Up China's Phase-1 Trade Deal U.S. Import Shortfall...

Adding Up China's Phase-1 Trade Deal U.S. Import Shortfall...

 2020-08-12 11:05 

MehrNews.com

Sidelines of Cabinet meeting...

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) On the sidelines of the Cabinet meeting, some of the Iranian ministers and officials answered reporters' questions on Wednesday....

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