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Police officers in Berlin on Saturday broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers.

Berlin police break up rally as 20,000 protest virus restrictions

Police officers in Berlin on Saturday broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers.
The European Union is locking down its borders with all other nations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced today that all external borders for countries within the group will close for 30 days for nonessential travel.

Number of people applying for asylum in Germany drops again

The number of foreigners applying for asylum in Germany was down in the first four months of 2020 against the same time frame last year, the Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported, citing statistics from the Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
The number of employees of a meat-packing plant in the German town of Coesfeld that have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has risen to 180, a local official said on Saturday.

Coronavirus cases at Germany’s meat-packing plant rise to 180

The number of employees of a meat-packing plant in the German town of Coesfeld that have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has risen to 180, a local official said on Saturday.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that Eden Hazard is on the mend after ankle surgery, although he refused to put a date on the Real Madrid star's return to action.

Roberto Martinez: Eden Hazard recovering well from ankle surgery

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that Eden Hazard is on the mend after ankle surgery, although he refused to put a date on the Real Madrid star's return to action.
Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin de Bruyne admits he may have contracted coronavirus

Manchester City star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne may have recovered from coronavirus as he reveals his family showed a range of symptoms.
Taking into account the above elements, the Board of Directors made a unanimous recommendation to not resume the competitions of the 2019-20 season and to accept the current classification of the Jupiler Pro League as classification final.

Belgian Pro League pushes back meeting to decide fate of 2019-20 season

Last week, organisers recommended rendering the season void, with the coronavirus pandemic having seen all but a handful of sporting competitions across the world put on hold.
A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.

German army loses 6 million masks in Kenya

A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.
The German national team have kickstarted a fundraising initiative for the coronavirus epidemic by donating €2.5 million to social causes.

German national team donate €2.5 million to coronavirus fundraising service

Germany were among the favourites for this summer’s European Championship, which has been postponed until 2021 as the pandemic continues to wipe out sporting fixtures.

Germany investigates three over ‘spying for China’

German prosecutors on Wednesday said they were investigating three people who allegedly spied for China, with media reporting that a German former EU diplomat was among the suspects.
Ukraine asked international partners to provide any evidence they may have to help investigators probing a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran, as US media reported it was mistakenly shot down by a missile.

Germany mourns Iran crash victims, refugee family and PhD student

Tributes were paid in Germany on Friday to a doctoral student and an Afghan family that had been granted asylum, after they were killed in the plane crash in Iran earlier this week.

Murder trial begins in Germany after woman pushed in front of train

A man suspected of pushing a 34-year-old woman in front of a moving train and killing her went on trial in the western German city of Duisburg on Thursday.
This handout photo taken and released on January 5, 2020 by the Italian Department of firefighters, the Vigili del Fuoco, shows rescuers intervening after a road accident at the ski resort of Lutago. – Six Germans were killed and 11 others injured when a speeding car ploughed into them in northern Italy on January 5. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / Vigili del Fuoco / AFP)

Six Germans killed, 11 injured in Italy road accident

The accident happened at around 1:15 am (0015 GMT) in the South Tyrol region that borders Austria, the daily Corriere Della Sera said.

France, Germany declare position on General Soleimani’s killing by US

Germany and France have joined other world leaders in reaction to the killing of Iranian top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US government.

Bodies of seven migrants on capsized boat found off Italy

Rescue authorities found the bodies of seven migrants, including five women, after their boat capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa, coastguard officials said Sunday.
Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Thursday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of damage to the UNESCO city.

Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood

Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Thursday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of damage to the UNESCO city.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Germany allows Huawei to supply 5G tower gear, citing costs and timing

Germany has finalized rules for the build-out of 5G mobile networks that, in a snub to the United States, will not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies.
Video of a deadly shooting in Germany was easily accessible on 4chan, BitChute and other sites Thursday, attracting tens of thousands of views, despite efforts by tech companies to curb the spread of violent content.

German shooter video stays online despite crackdown

Video of a deadly shooting in Germany was easily accessible on 4chan, BitChute and other sites Thursday, attracting tens of thousands of views, despite efforts by tech companies to curb the spread of violent content.
Jacques Chirac in Brussels in 2004. Olivier Hoslet-EPA

French prepare for final farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac

The French public on Sunday began bidding a final farewell to late former president Jacques Chirac, fondly remembered as a charismatic giant of domestic and international politics despite a mixed legacy.
France’s National Assembly and Senate stood in silence on Thursday to mark the death of former president Jacques Chirac.

France pays tribute to former president Jacques Chirac

France’s National Assembly and Senate stood in silence on Thursday to mark the death of former president Jacques Chirac.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Paris bomb plot claims cloud Iran president’s hopes of EU help

French accusations that Iran was behind a foiled bomb plot near Paris could not have come at a worse time for its moderate president and his hopes of EU support against crippling new US sanctions.
Notorious French criminal Redoine Faid had been serving a 25-year jail sentence - Shutterstock

Helicopter jailbreak gangster arrested in France

A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak was arrested in northern France on Wednesday after three months on the run, sources close to the case said.

Police arrests top football TV presenter for robbery

One of Belgium’s top football TV presenters, Stephane Pauwels has been arrested as part of a police probe into a series of armed robberies.

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Shopkeepers wait to open their stores at a market area after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, June 7, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Experts urge India’s richest state to gear up for third wave of coronavirus

Health officials in India's richest state have urged authorities to step up preparations against a possible third wave of coronavirus infections, they said on Friday, as lockdowns eased less than a month after a surge that killed thousands.
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Ekiti APC suspends two members for ‘fraternising’ with pro-Tinubu group

For allegedly fraternising with the South West Agenda for 2023 (SWAGA), a political platform rooting for the Presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, Ekiti chapter, has again suspended two members of the party.
Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

Euro 2020: Scotland eye first win vs England in 22 years

Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

ICPC, Shippers’ council inaugurate task team for Port Harcourt, Onne ports

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and other ports agencies, has inaugurated a Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) in the Eastern Ports of Port Harcourt and Onne as part of the on-going collaboration to ensure the full implementation of the Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM).
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Governor Bello an uncommon phenomenon – commissioner

The Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has been described as “uncommon phenomenon” for his “resilience and ability to dissect issues and downgrade division”.

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Plateau governor advises residents to stop attacking firefighters

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau on Wednesday advised people of the state not to attack firefighters but assist them to save lives.
Election workers empty a ballot box at the end of voting in the parliamentary election, in Algiers, Algeria June 12, 2021. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algerian parliamentary election results expected within days – authority

The results of an Algerian parliamentary election in which fewer than a third of voters took part will be announced within a few days, the head of the voting authority said late on Saturday.

Official: JAMB releases 2021 mock result

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the result of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock exam conducted on June 3.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro holds his protective face mask during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Brasilia, Brazil, June 10, 2021. REUTERS-Adriano Machado

Brazilian president fined for not wearing mask

Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, has been fined for not wearing a mask as he joined thousands of motorcyclists at a rally in Sao Paulo.
“They merit our attention and support, not just with humanitarian aid, but in finding solutions to their plight,’’ UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said.

UN: Record number of people displaced in 2020 than ever

Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more people were displaced worldwide in 2020 than ever before.