The Malta Independent 25 October 2020, Sunday


Europe, US watch virus case totals grow, debate new restrictions

Sunday, 25 October 2020, 06:59 Last update: about 11 hours ago Associated Press

Confirmed coronavirus infections continued to soar Saturday in many parts of the U.S. and Europe. In some cases, so did anger over the restrictions governments put in place to try to stem the...

UN says Libyan sides sign countrywide cease-fire deal

Friday, 23 October 2020, 14:31 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday after years of fighting that has split the North African country in two. But skepticism over whether the agreement would...

AP Explains: Why are UK and EU still arguing over Brexit?

Friday, 23 October 2020, 09:13 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris Johnson won an election by vowing to “get Brexit...

Safeguards in place to protect voters as USA election draws near

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 19:45 Last update: about 3 days ago Kevin Schembri Orland

The issue of possible voter fraud due to the voting by mail system being used by States in the US Presidential election has been a hot one this year, however there has been a lot of misinformation...

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 17:33 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film...

Europe records weekly high of 927K virus cases

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 11:32 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

The World Health Organization says Europe again reported a new high in the weekly number of coroavirus cases during the pandemic last week, recording more than 927,000 cases. The U.N. health...

Wales locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; Manchester resists

Monday, 19 October 2020, 13:58 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Wales on Monday became the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swathes of its economy to combat rising coronavirus infections, but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resisting...

World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million

Monday, 19 October 2020, 12:38 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended...

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