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Covid Variants Getting Better At Travelling Through Air, Study Shows

Covid Variants Getting Better At Travelling Through Air, Study Shows

Press Trust of India | Monday September 20, 2021, Washington

The variants of S-CoV-2 are getting better at travelling through the air, and people must wear tight-fitting masks, ensure better ventilation, get vaccinated, to help stop spread of the virus that causes Covid, according to a study.

Russia Opposition Claims Mass Fraud After Vladimir Putin's Party Sweeps Vote

Russia Opposition Claims Mass Fraud After Vladimir Putin's Party Sweeps Vote

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, Moscow

Russia's opposition accused the authorities of mass voter fraud as election results on Monday showed the ruling United Russia party winning a sweeping majority in parliament.

8 Killed In Russia Shooting, Video Shows Gunman Walking Through Campus

8 Killed In Russia Shooting, Video Shows Gunman Walking Through Campus

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, Moscow

A student opened fire on a university campus in Russia's city of Perm on Monday killing eight people before he was detained, investigators said.

5 Dead, 6 Injured In Russian Campus Shooting, Attacker Arrested

5 Dead, 6 Injured In Russian Campus Shooting, Attacker Arrested

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, Moscow

A student opened fire on a university in Russia's city of Perm on Monday killing five people before he was detained, investigators said.

France's Macron Not Ready To Calm Down After Submarine Humiliation

France's Macron Not Ready To Calm Down After Submarine Humiliation

Ania Nussbaum and Samy Adghirni, Bloomberg | Monday September 20, 2021

Emmanuel Macron is making it clear that French fury isn't ebbing after Australia canceled a $66 billion submarine order in favor of a new defense pact with the U.S. and Britain.

"Stabbed In The Back" France Vents Over Submarines, Alone On World Stage

"Stabbed In The Back" France Vents Over Submarines, Alone On World Stage

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, Paris

Choosing a full-fledged confrontation with the United States due to the loss of a mega-contract for submarines for Australia, France is making a risky bet and other nations are not rushing to its defense.

"Don't Need To Prove Affinity" For France: Australia Amid Submarine Row

"Don't Need To Prove Affinity" For France: Australia Amid Submarine Row

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, Sydney

Australia has already proven its affection for France through the sacrifice of Aussie soldiers during World War I and II, the country's deputy prime minister claimed Monday, stoking a row over a major submarine contract.

Canada Votes In Decisive Election That Justin Trudeau Could Lose

Canada Votes In Decisive Election That Justin Trudeau Could Lose

Reuters | Monday September 20, 2021, Montreal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may cling to power in Monday's election but looks set to lose his bid for a parliamentary majority after a tough campaign that dashed his hopes for a convincing win.

Australian PM Departs For Quad Meet Amid France Submarine Deal Blowback

Australian PM Departs For Quad Meet Amid France Submarine Deal Blowback

Reuters | Monday September 20, 2021, Canberra

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday departed for Washington to meet with leaders of the Quad grouping amid criticism over his government's decision to abandon a $40 billion submarine deal with France.

"6 Out Of 10": Britain's Boris Johnson Pegs Chances Of Fulfilling UN Climate Goals

"6 Out Of 10": Britain's Boris Johnson Pegs Chances Of Fulfilling UN Climate Goals

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, London

Forcing wealthy nations to honour their UN climate fund pledges this week will "be a stretch", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted ahead of a Monday meeting with global leaders aiming to do just that.

No Flights, He Sailed 6,000 KM Across Pacific To Return To Australia

No Flights, He Sailed 6,000 KM Across Pacific To Return To Australia

Angus Whitley, Ainsley Thomson and Jinshan Hong, Bloomberg | Monday September 20, 2021

Stuck in Tahiti with no available flights, Paul Stratfold was running out of time to get back home to Australia and renew his residency visa. The Briton decided his best option was to sail 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles).

Attempting To Allay Tensions, Joe Biden Asks For Call With France's Macron

Attempting To Allay Tensions, Joe Biden Asks For Call With France's Macron

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, Washington

The United States and Britain sought Sunday to smooth tensions with Paris over a new security pact with Australia, with US President Joe Biden requesting early talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.

Body Found Matching US Woman, 22, Who Vanished During Trip With Boyfriend

Body Found Matching US Woman, 22, Who Vanished During Trip With Boyfriend

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, Washington

US law enforcement said Sunday a body found in a US national forest in Wyoming, where a search was underway for Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito, matches the description of the missing woman, whose disappearance has gripped the country.

Britain's "Love Of France Is Ineradicable": UK PM Amid Security Pact Row

Britain's "Love Of France Is Ineradicable": UK PM Amid Security Pact Row

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, London

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday played down the diplomatic rift with Paris over a new security pact with Australia and the US, saying his country's "love of France is ineradicable".

Britain's Love Of France "Ineradicable": Boris Johnson Underplays Diplomatic Row

Britain's Love Of France "Ineradicable": Boris Johnson Underplays Diplomatic Row

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 20, 2021, London

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday played down the diplomatic rift with Paris over a new security pact with Australia and the US, saying his country's "love of France is ineradicable".