Iran’s talks with world powers aimed at reinstating a 2015 nuclear deal will resume on November 29, its top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, said on Wednesday, as Western concerns over Tehran’s nuclear advances grow. “In a phone call with @enriquemora_ , we agreed to start the negotiations aiming at removal of unlawful & inhumane… Read More Iran to resume nuclear talks with world powers on November 29
A French court ruled on Wednesday that a British trawler impounded by French authorities could sail for home, overturning an earlier demand that its captain pay a 150,000 euro (an equivalent of $174,000) bond, a lawyer for the captain said. The Cornelis Gert Jan was seized last week, with French authorities saying it had been… Read More French court orders release of impounded British trawler
Rescuers in Nigeria on Wednesday were racing to find survivors on the third day after a high-rise building under construction collapsed and trapped scores of people in the commercial capital Lagos, as the death toll rose to 22, officials said. As hope turned to despair, anxious family members and large crowds gathered near the site… Read More Death toll from Lagos building collapse rises to 22
A far-right nationalist candidate in Bulgaria’s November 14 presidential election was detained and charged with hooliganism and infliction of an injury over a weekend attack on an LGBT community centre in Sofia, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Boyan Rasate, a politician known for his strong anti-LGBT positions, has been detained for 72 hours, after his legal… Read More Bulgarian presidential candidate Boyan Rasate detained and charged for attack on LGBT event
Former world No.1 tennis doubles player Peng Shuai, one of China’s biggest sporting stars, has publicly accused a former Chinese vice premier of forcing her into sex several years ago in a social media post that was later deleted. According to a screenshot of her verified Weibo account late on Tuesday, Peng said that Zhang… Read More Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accuses former vice premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual coercion
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority said on Wednesday it had given its approval to use Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for those between five and eleven years of age. The authority added in a statement its decision was “based on data provided by the company, which showed the vaccine met the special regulatory requirements”.
The U.S. Commerce Department added Israel’s NSO Group and Candiru to its trade blacklist on Wednesday, saying they sold spyware to foreign governments that used the equipment to target government officials, journalists and others. Positive Technologies of Russia, and Computer Security Initiative Consultancy PTE. LTD, from Singapore, were also listed. The Department said they trafficked… Read More U.S. blacklists Israeli cyber firm NSO Group, three others
At least 22 people, including women and children, were killed when a passenger bus plunged 500 metres into a ravine in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. Police officer Rashid Naeem Khan said the bus had been heading for the garrison city of Rawalpindi when it went out of control as it passed… Read More At least twenty-two dead as passenger bus plunges into ravine in Pakistani Kashmir