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Pandemic Holds Few Lessons for European Chefs, Mostly Misery

Pandemic Holds Few Lessons for European Chefs, Mostly Misery

By Raf Casert and Virginia Mayo | Nov 15, 2020

Sergio Herman, who has run three-star, two-star and many other establishments that have wowed the Michelin powers and the most refined palates around the world, doesn't really see any positives to come out of working against and around the pandemic.

US, Israel Worked Together to Track and Kill al-Qaida No. 2

US, Israel Worked Together to Track and Kill al-Qaida No. 2

By Matthew Lee and James LaPorta | Nov 15, 2020

The United States and Israel worked together to track and kill a senior al-Qaida operative in Iran earlier this year.

Amid Virus Surge, Paris Hospitals Begin io See Signs of Hope

Amid Virus Surge, Paris Hospitals Begin io See Signs of Hope

By John Leicester | Nov 14, 2020

In the nine months since then, critical care chief Philippe Montravers and the 150 doctors and nurses he leads at the towering Bichat Hospital in Paris have become experts about their enemy

Watch: Anderson Cooper Shares Sweet Video of Son Announcing CNN's 'Heroes'

Watch: Anderson Cooper Shares Sweet Video of Son Announcing CNN's 'Heroes'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 13, 2020

On Friday, while promoting CNN's annual "Heroes" feature, Anderson Cooper played a sweet video of his son, Wyatt, saying "here's my example of joy for 2020."

Blackpink's Panda Stunt Prompts Anger in China

Blackpink's Panda Stunt Prompts Anger in China

Nov 13, 2020

A publicity stunt involving South Korean girl group Blackpink and a cuddly baby panda has prompted outraged comments and calls for an apology from some in China.

EU Unveils First Plan to Address LGBTQ Rights, Discrimination

EU Unveils First Plan to Address LGBTQ Rights, Discrimination

Nov 12, 2020

The European Union unveiled Thursday its first strategy for improving the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex and queer people, amid deep concern about widespread discrimination, notably in Poland.

Airline Alliances Urge Testing Over Quarantines

Airline Alliances Urge Testing Over Quarantines

Nov 12, 2020

Three global airline alliances are urging governments to put into practice common guidelines for passenger testing and digital health pass technology, to help people start flying again.

Brazil's President Bolsonaro Uses Gay Slur When Playing Down Pandemic

Brazil's President Bolsonaro Uses Gay Slur When Playing Down Pandemic

Nov 11, 2020

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro is coming under fire this week for using a gay slur while downplaying the COVID-19 pandemic.

Estonia's Far-Right Minister Resigns Over Biden Remarks

Estonia's Far-Right Minister Resigns Over Biden Remarks

By Jan M. Olsen | Nov 11, 2020

Estonia's far-right interior minister, Mart Helme, resigned Monday, a day after he called President-elect Joe Biden and his son Hunter "corrupt characters" without providing further details or evidence.

Anderson Cooper Apologizes for Trump 'Obese Turtle' Comment

Anderson Cooper Apologizes for Trump 'Obese Turtle' Comment

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 10, 2020

Anderson Cooper has now apologized for his "obese turtle" comment after President Trump's baseless Thursday night speech.

China Gears Up For World's Largest Online Shopping Festival

China Gears Up For World's Largest Online Shopping Festival

By Zen Soo | Nov 10, 2020

Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year's Singles' Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the pandemic.

Israel to Offer Coronavirus Testing at Airport

Israel to Offer Coronavirus Testing at Airport

Nov 9, 2020

Israel will soon offer coronavirus testing at its main international airport, something authorities hope will speed the revival of air travel.

UK Honors War Dead in Scaled-Back Remembrance Sunday Service

UK Honors War Dead in Scaled-Back Remembrance Sunday Service

By Pan Pylas | Nov 8, 2020

In a scaled-back service, Queen Elizabeth II led tributes Sunday to those from the U.K. and the Commonwealth who perished in wartime, as most veterans paid their respects at home.

Germany Slams Leipzig Virus Protesters for Endangering All

Germany Slams Leipzig Virus Protesters for Endangering All

By David Rising | Nov 8, 2020

German officials on Sunday condemned the actions of 20,000 people who demonstrated against coronavirus restrictions by jamming together in a Leipzig city square largely without wearing masks.

Thai Police Use Water Cannons on Pro-Democracy Protesters

Thai Police Use Water Cannons on Pro-Democracy Protesters

By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul | Nov 8, 2020

Thai pro-democracy protesters were confronted by riot police and sprayed by water cannons Sunday as they tried to approach Bangkok's Grand Palace to deliver letters about their political grievances.

UK Does a U-turn, Backs Soccer Star's Child Hunger Campaign

UK Does a U-turn, Backs Soccer Star's Child Hunger Campaign

By Pan Pylas | Nov 8, 2020

The British government now says it will provide free meals to disadvantaged children in England over the upcoming holidays following a hugely popular child hunger campaign by soccer star Marcus Rashford.

Many World Leaders Express Hope, Relief after Biden Win

Many World Leaders Express Hope, Relief after Biden Win

By David Biller and John Leicester | Nov 7, 2020

World leaders congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, cheering it as an opportunity to fortify global democracy and celebrating the significance of Americans having their first female vice president.

World Celebrates Biden Win, Calls for Climate Change Action

World Celebrates Biden Win, Calls for Climate Change Action

By John Leicester | Nov 7, 2020

Although U.S. President Donald Trump wasn't conceding defeat, people in other parts of the world started celebrating Joe Biden's election victory Saturday.

UAE Announces Relaxing of Islamic Laws for Personal Freedoms

UAE Announces Relaxing of Islamic Laws for Personal Freedoms

By Isabel Debre | Nov 7, 2020

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country's Islamic personal laws, including criminalizing so-called "honor killings."

Books? Hairdressers? Europeans Split on Lockdown Essentials

Books? Hairdressers? Europeans Split on Lockdown Essentials

By Raf Casert | Nov 7, 2020

In times when a pandemic unleashes death and poverty, the concept of what is essential to keep society functioning in a lockdown is gripping Europe.

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