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Police hunt suspects in Dresden jewellery heist

Police in Germany were Tuesday hunting robbers who snatched priceless 18th century jewellery from a state museum in Dresden in what local media have called the biggest art heist of all time.
A framed portrait of Adolf Hitler is pictured on November 20, 2019, at the Hermann Historica auction house in Grasbrunn near Munich, southern Germany, prior to an auction of personal belongings from German dictator Adolf Hitler and other notorious World War II Nazi leaders. (Matthias Balk/dpa/AFP)

Lebanese businessman donates Hitler items to Israeli fundraisers

Lebanese businessman has donated items of Nazi memorabilia he bought at a controversial auction in Germany last week to Israeli fundraisers.
Pope Francis waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, Nov. 22, 2019.

Pope Francis departs Thailand for Japan with anti-nuclear message

Pope Francis left Thailand on Saturday after a three-day visit and headed to Japan, where he is to visit the ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of his campaign against nuclear weapons.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis takes anti-nuclear weapon push to Japan

Pope Francis takes his mission to ban nuclear weapons this week to the only places where they were used in war, visiting the World War Two ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of a tour of Japan and Thailand.
Japan has been hit by heavy rain as the country braces for a severe tropical storm with hundreds of flights cancelled and large areas evacuated.

Typhoon krosa: 700 flights canceled, 400,000 evacuated in Japan

Japan has been hit by heavy rain as the country braces for a severe tropical storm with hundreds of flights cancelled and large areas evacuated.
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon departure from West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. – Trump is returning to Washington following a weekend visit to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm - AFP)

Donald Trump offers to help ease tension in Japan-South Korea dispute

US President Donald Trump has offered to help ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between Japan and South Korea, which threatens global supplies of memory chips and smartphones.
A blimp depicting Donald Trump as a snarling, nappy-wearing orange baby will fly outside Britain’s parliament when the U.S. president makes a state visit next month if protesters can raise 30,000 pounds for advocacy groups.

UK protesters plan ‘Trump Baby’ blimp to mock US president

A blimp depicting Donald Trump as a snarling, nappy-wearing orange baby will fly outside Britain’s parliament when the U.S. president makes a state visit next month if protesters can raise 30,000 pounds for advocacy groups.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Theresa May to make ‘new, bold offer’ in Brexit bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a “new, bold offer” to lawmakers with “an improved package of measures” in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through parliament before she leaves office.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Brexit talks collapse as Theresa May’s government crumbles

Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the EU was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May’s crumbling government.
Wayne Hennessey

Roy Hodgson: Wayne Hennessey ‘desperate’ to learn about Nazis

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is "desperate" to learn about Adolf Hitler and World War Two after being accused of making a Nazi salute, says Eagles manager Roy Hodgson.
Zhores Alferov

Russian Nobel Prize winner for physics Zhores Alferov dies age 88

Zhores Alferov, the 2000 Nobel prize winner in physics and a member of Russia’s parliament, has died aged 88 in St Petersburg, the Russian Communist party said on Saturday.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. (AP Photo-Kerstin Joensson)

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.

UN: Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed on internet’

The UN has raised an alarm over what it termed the “alarming increase” in bigotry fuelled by the Internet.
Tony Blair

Tony Blair advises Labour Party to vote down Theresa May’s possible Brexit deal

Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on Thursday said he would advise Labour Party lawmakers to vote down a Brexit divorce deal that Theresa May is trying to clinch with the EU.
Pope Francis waves at the faithfulls attending his weekly general audience at the Saint Peter's square, on September 19, 2018, in the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Alberto PIZZOLI

Pope urges Latvians to cherish, defend hard-won freedom

Pope Francis on Monday urged Latvians, who broke with the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago, to cherish their hard-won freedom and to not forget the sacrifices of those who died for it.

NATO: Donald Trump accuses Germany of being Russian ‘captive’

“We’re supposed to be guarding against Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia,” Trump said in the presence of reporters at a pre-summit meeting at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Belgium.
Anders Behring Breivik

European human right court rejects mass killer Breivik’s appeal

The European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal by Norwegian mass killer, Anders Behring Breivik, who says his prison condition amount to inhuman or degrading treatment, the court said on Thursday.

Japan’s Royal Family visits Russia first time since 1916

Japan’s Princess Takamado was seen by a Reuters witness in the Russian city of Saransk, where she will watch her national team compete in the soccer World Cup later on Tuesday.

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Coronavirus: South Korea reports first death; cases soar to 104

South Korea reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Thursday, with 53 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in a single day to bring the total to 104.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.