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Disneyland Paris to close again as France orders second virus lockdown

Lisa Richwine, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 29th - 10:38am

Walt Disney Co's Disneyland theme park in Paris will close again as France heads back into lockdown to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections, the company said on Thursday.

Three dead as woman beheaded in attack in French church

Eric Gaillard, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 29th - 10:37am

A knife-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday.

'Take Biden and Trump down!' In Moscow, neither U.S. candidate appeals

Tom Balmforth and Andrew Osborn, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 29th - 9:18am

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a staunch ally of President Vladimir Putin, threw a champagne party in Russia's parliament in 2016 to toast Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

U.N. judge orders medical exam for Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 29th - 8:49am

A U.N. judge on Thursday ordered Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga to undergo a medical examination to see whether he is fit to be sent to Arusha, Tanzania for trial.

German economy to reach pre-crisis level only in 2022, says minister

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 29th - 8:42am

Europe's biggest economy will be dealing with the coronavirus crisis and its consequences for months and can only in 2022 expect to again reach output levels seen before the pandemic, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday.

Pope to return to virtual general audiences due to participant COVID-19 case

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 29th - 8:23am

Pope Francis' weekly general audiences, which had resumed with the public participating, will be moved back indoors and held virtually after one participant tested positive for the coronavirus, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Duchess Meghan wins bid to delay court battle with UK newspaper

Andrew MacAskill, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 29th - 8:19am

Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, won her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed until next Autumn after a judge heard a confidential reason from her lawyers for seeking a delay.

Oil plunges over 4% as pandemic surges, U.S. crude stockpiles, output soar

Scott Disavino, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 28th - 10:37am

Oil prices fell over 4% to a three-week low on Wednesday as surging coronavirus infections in the United States and Europe are leading to renewed lockdowns, fanning fears that the unsteady economic recovery will deteriorate.

U.S. accuses eight in alleged plot to harass and intimidate citizens to return to China

Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 28th - 10:13am

Eight people have been charged with conspiring to work on China's behalf in a plot involving threatening letters and the use of night vision goggles to surveil and coerce a Chinese family to return to their home country to face charges, according to a U.S. criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday.

Thieves steal rare Nazi uniforms, weapons from Dutch museums

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 28th - 10:11am

Thieves have stolen rare Nazi helmets, weapons and uniforms worth more than 1.5 million euros ($1.77 million) from two Dutch World War Two museums in recent months, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Cuba says U.S. sanctions to end remittances, Western Union says not so fast

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 28th - 9:52am

Cuba said late on Tuesday Western Union would have to shut down its operations on the island due to new U.S. sanctions, thereby cutting off key remittances, but the money transfer firm said it was still exploring ways to comply with the new rules.

Analysis: Merkel's success overshadowed by ugly battle to succeed her

Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 28th - 8:14am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) are riding high in opinion polls but their popularity masks serious unease among senior party officials about damaging internal divisions triggered by a delay in voting for a new leader.

U.S. special envoy calls for urgent reduction of violence in Afghanistan

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 27th - 8:34am

The level of violence in Afghanistan is unacceptably high and too many Afghans are dying, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan said on Tuesday, ahead of flying to Doha to meet with the two sides involved in the intra-Afghan peace talks.

Europeans refocus on new curbs as COVID surges across continent

Crispian Balmer, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 27th - 8:12am

European governments moved on Tuesday to set new curbs in motion to try to rein in a fast-growing surge of coronavirus infections and provide economic balm to help businesses survive the pandemic.

Saudia airline faces claim over 50 leased Airbus planes: documents

Aziz El Yaakoubi, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 27th - 8:12am

State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines is facing a claim in London's High Court filed last month by a Dubai-based financial services firm over an alleged breach of lease agreements of 50 Airbus AIR.PA aircraft, court documents showed.

Opposition urges more Belarusians to back strike in face of 'colossal pressure'

Reuters  |  Posted Oct 27th - 8:03am

Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya appealed to Belarusians on Tuesday to throw their support behind a national strike to oust President Alexander Lukashenko, but the government insisted that companies were working as normal.

Thai zombie seller cashes in on threads of the dead

Jiraporn Kuhakan, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 27th - 8:01am

Thai online retailer Kanittha Thongnak has captured a market of thousands by dressing up as a zombie to sell the clothes of dead people in sales streamed live on social media.

Facebook's top India lobbyist Das quits after content row

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 27th - 7:46am

Facebook's top India lobbyist Ankhi Das has quit, the U.S. tech giant said on Tuesday, months after a political controversy erupted over how the popular social media network regulates political content in the country.

'Very Nice!': Kazakhstan taps new Borat movie to woo tourists

Andrew Osborn and Mariya Gordeyeva, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 27th - 7:25am

Ridiculed once again in a film featuring fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan has embraced the joke this time round and adopted Borat's catch phrase to try to attract tourists.