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Germany raids far-right ‘terrorist’ group suspected of planning coup

Thousands of police carried out a series of raids across much of Germany on Wednesday against suspected far-right extremists who allegedly sought to overthrow the state in an armed coup. Federal prosecutors said some...

Climate activists hurl paint at La Scala entrance in Milan

Environmental activists hurled paint at the entrance of Milan's prestigious La Scala opera house on Wednesday, part of a series of recent protests across Europe to focus attention on climate change.The early morning protest...

World economy faces more pain in 2023 after a gloomy year

This was supposed to be the comeback year for the world economy following the Covid pandemic.Instead, 2022 was marked by a new war, record inflation and climate-linked disasters. It was a "polycrisis" year, a...

US judge dismisses suit against Saudi prince in Khashoggi murder

Jamal Khashoggi, pictured in 2014, about four years before his murder and dismembermentWashington (AFP) - A US judge dismissed Tuesday a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his alleged role...

U.S. to increase rotational military presence in Australia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States will increase the rotational presence of its forces in Australia, including bomber aircraft and fighter jets, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday after annual talks between the...

U.N. chief urges strong global nature deal to end ‘orgy of destruction’

By Gloria Dickie and Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) -As countries prepare to negotiate a new global agreement to protect Earth's environment, the head of the United Nations warned there was no time to lose. "Humanity has...

Cryptoverse: Forget crypto winter, this is a bitcoin ‘bloodbath’

By Medha Singh and Lisa Pauline Mattackal (Reuters) - "I'm nearly bankrupt," says Jad Fawaz, a crypto trader in Abu Dhabi. "I'm laughing because there's no point in exerting more depression and more frustration about...

Pele health ‘improving progressively’: hospital

Pele's health is "improving progressively," his doctors said Tuesday, a week after the 82-year-old Brazilian football legend was hospitalized in Sao Paulo amid ongoing treatment for colon cancer.With the World Cup in full swing...

Nobels an institution ‘for men’, says French winner

The Nobel Prize is an institution "for men", literature laureate Annie Ernaux of France told AFP on Tuesday in an interview ahead of this weekend's formal awards ceremony."It manifests itself by this desire for...

Fake German babysitter on trial in major child sex abuse case

The trial against a 45-year-old man who claimed to be a babysitter to prey on children began in Germany on Tuesday, in a major child sexual abuse case. The court, in the north-western city of...