Global News Headlines — Global News Digest for December 9,2020
By admin December 9, 2020


Once a week, we share the top news headlines around the world. Just scroll below to get the latest from the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


Americas News

Bill Gates says new ways of coronavirus testing and improved treatments will ‘mostly be valuable for the next pandemic’
Business Insider, New York, N.Y, U.S.

Boeing 737 MAX back in the air, nearly 2 years after being grounded by deadly crashes
Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Watch live: Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Twitter users have a field day with Ted Cruz campaign slogans
Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas, U.S.

Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Where is the great leader that will take NYC to new heights?: Goodwin
New York Post, New York, NY, U.S.

Why some Democrats are in a bind about Biden’s choice for defense secretary
The Mercury News, San Jose, California, U.S.

Facebook sued by U.S., 48 states in antitrust case, FTC says
The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, California, U.S.

As Trump rants over election, his administration accelerates push to lock in policy and staffing gains
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Health Canada approves first vaccine for COVID-19
Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes 1st shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Israel
United Press International, Washington, D.C., U.S.


Europe News

UK Initiates Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Program                                                BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England.

Brexit: Boris Johnson in crunch EU trade deal talks in Brussels
BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England.

FDA warns face masks with metal could cause burns during MRIs
Daily Mail, Conservative daily, London, England.

President Erdo?an says any EU sanctions would not have big impact
Hurriyet Daily News, (Liberal, English-language), Istanbul, Turkey.

�Violence is a duty�. St. Petersburg law enforcement raid local bars for refusing to comply with coronavirus restrictions
Meduza, Riga, Republic of Latvia.

Putin makes himself immune to any criminal offence
Pravda, Moscow, Russia.


Spain’s former king pays back taxes after leaving amid scandal


Spain’s former king Juan Carlos, who left his homeland under a cloud of scandal in August, has settled a back tax bill worth over 678,000 euros ($817,871) including interest and fines, his lawyers said on Wednesday.

Facebook faces U.S. lawsuits that could force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp


WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Facebook Inc could be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly every U.S. state filed lawsuits against the social media company, saying the deals were unfair and ultimately harmed consumers.

Ethiopia shifts focus from war to economy, U.N. worries about Tigray


NAIROBI/GENEVA (Reuters) -Ethiopia’s prime minister shifted focus away from war on Wednesday, opening a cross-border highway to Kenya at the opposite end of his country, while the United Nations voiced alarm at continuing fighting in the northern Tigray region.

Italian parliament gives PM Conte green light to back ESM reform


ROME (Reuters) -Italy’s two houses of parliament gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to approve a contested reform of the euro zone’s bailout fund, known as the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), at an EU summit on Dec. 10-11.

Brexit deal hangs in balance as UK’s Johnson dines with EU leader


BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a crisis meeting over dinner in Brussels with the EU’s chief executive on Wednesday, hours after warning the bloc it must make concessions to clinch a Brexit trade deal and avoid a turbulent year-end breakup.

UK to refine allergy warning on Pfizer vaccine sparked by two adverse reactions


Britain’s medicine regulator warned people with significant allergies not to get Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after two people suffered adverse reactions, but was set to give more detailed guidance on Wednesday based on reviews of those cases.

Albanians protest after police shot dead a man for violating coronavirus curfew


Police used tear gas late on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of Albanians protesting the killing by police of a young man who authorities said had violated an overnight curfew imposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

UK medicine regulator examining Pfizer vaccine reactions as matter of priority


Britain’s medical regulator said on Wednesday it was urgently examining reports of two serious adverse reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine among people who have a history of allergies.

“Let’s go!” – UK and EU leaders head into last-ditch Brexit talks


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived for crisis talks over dinner in Brussels with the European Union’s chief executive on Wednesday, amid mounting concern that Britain is heading for a turbulent break-up with the bloc in three weeks.

Venezuela’s Capriles calls on opposition to shut interim government -report


Two-time Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles called for end to an interim government created in 2019 by congress chief Juan Guaido with U.S. backing, according to an interview published by the BBC on Wednesday.



Africa News

Ghana election: Nana Akufo-Addo re-elected as president
BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England.

WAFU U20 2020: Black Satellites beat Nigeria to book place in semi-finals
GhanaWeb, Online news portal, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Rethinking Humanitarianism podcast: Money talks
Irin News, Humanitarian news and analysis, Nairobi, Kenya.

Sudan’s fragile transition needs international support to face challenges
Sudan Tribune, Khartoum, Sudan.


Asia News

Mandate for new Medan mayor: Make city livable
Antara News, News agency, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Gov’t Acted Too Late to Secure Coronavirus Vaccines
Chosun Ilbo, Conservative daily, Seoul, South Korea.

Pakistan rejects ‘arbitrary and selective’ US designation on religious freedom blacklist
Dawn, English-language daily, Karachi, Pakistan.

Don’t mix Sputnik vaccine with alcohol, says Russian official
Indian Express, News portal, Mumbai, India.

Japan COVID-19 cases set single-day record
Japan Times, Independent centrist, Tokyo, Japan.

‘Depraved’ killer Derek Barrett faces fresh charges following mystery discovery
New Zealand Herald, Conservative daily, Auckland, New Zealand.

‘That wasn’t fun’: Ricciardo reveals post-Italy COVID-19 scare
Sydney Morning Herald, Centrist daily, Sydney, Australia.

Myanmar�s New Government Needs to Address Failures on the Environment and Public Health Over the Past Five Years
The Irrawaddy, Independent News Media Group, Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Middle East News

Will the DRC slide into renewed turmoil?
Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar.

Yigal Dimri puts in highest bid for Israir so far
Globes, Israel’s Business Arena, Rishon Le-Zion, Israel.

Muriel goal books Atalanta spot in last 16
The Daily Star, English language newspaper, Beirut, Lebanon.

EU promises COVID-19 vaccines, clean water for Gaza
The Jerusalem Post, Independent, Jerusalem, Israel.

Corona and Zoom: Israel’s top trending Google searches in 2020
Times of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel.


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