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Families of Italian COVID-19 victims seek US$122M from government

Around 500 relatives of people who died of COVID-19 in Italy said on Wednesday they were initiating legal action against regional and national authorities, seeking 100 million euros (US$122 million) in damages.

Germany’s UN envoy asks China to release Canada’s two Michaels

As Germany finishes a two-year term on the UN Security Council at the end of this month, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen is appealing to China to release Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from detention.

Germany’s UN envoy asks China to release Canada’s two Michaels

As Germany finishes a two-year term on the UN Security Council at the end of this month, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen is appealing to China to release Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from detention.

U.S. reports 3,401 COVID-19 deaths in just one day

Thousands more families just lost a loved one this holiday season as the U.S. reported its second-highest number of coronavirus deaths in one day — 3,401 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies

U.S. President Donald Trump has pardoned 15 people, including a pair of congressional Republicans who were strong and early supporters, a 2016 campaign official ensnared in the Russia probe and former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre …

U.S. reports 3,401 COVID-19 deaths in just one day

Thousands more families just lost a loved one this holiday season as the U.S. reported its second-highest number of coronavirus deaths in one day — 3,401 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies

U.S. President Donald Trump has pardoned 15 people, including a pair of congressional Republicans who were strong and early supporters, a 2016 campaign official ensnared in the Russia probe and former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre …

Nepali airline Buddha Air flies passengers to the wrong airport

Nepali airline Buddha Air made a blunder recently when it flew passengers to the wrong airport. The 69 passengers on board — 66 adults and three children — eventually made it to the correct airport safely, albeit a …

Turkish court convicts journalist Can Dundar on terror charges

A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted the former editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet on espionage and terror-related charges over a 2015 news story, a verdict the exiled journalist said exemplified the pressures on Turkish media.

United Airlines passenger who received CPR mid-flight later died of COVID-19, respiratory failure

An EMT says he is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 after delivering CPR to a United Airlines passenger who later died of COVID-19.