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07h12 17  janvier
U.S. capitals gird for pro-Trump armed protests as FBI flags risk of violence
Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence.
06h12 17  janvier
In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong
Lai Chi-wai became the first in Hong Kong to climb more than 250 meters of a skyscraper while strapped into a wheelchair as he pulled himself up for more than 10 hours on Saturday to raise money for spinal cord patients.
04h52 17  janvier
In Tokyo’s lockdown, some drink on even after authorities call time
For Yuuki Hamazono, it was a relief to find bars and restaurants in Tokyo flouting the Japanese government’s request to close by 8 p.m.
03h11 17  janvier
Guatemala cracks down on migrant caravan bound for United States
Guatemalan authorities on Saturday escalated efforts to stop thousands of Hondurans, many of them families with children, traveling in a migrant caravan bound for the United States just as a new administration is about to enter the White House.
21h32 16  janvier
U.S. ’deeply disappointed’ Mexico closed probe of ex-defense minister
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said it is deeply disappointed by Mexico’s decision to close its investigation of ex-Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, after the Mexican attorney general decided not to press charges.
05h12 17  janvier
Signal back up after outage
Signal said on Saturday it had restored its services a day after the application faced technical difficulties as it dealt with a flood of new users after rival messaging app WhatsApp announced a controversial change in privacy terms.
04h10 17  janvier
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny due to fly back to Russia despite arrest threat
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due to fly back to Russia on Sunday for the first time since he was poisoned last summer, despite the authorities’ stated desire to arrest him and potentially jail him for years.
14h05 16  janvier
Distrust, division and doubt cloud Palestinian election call
Beset by political infighting, split between three territories and distrustful of their institutions, many Palestinians are sceptical that their first national elections in 15 years will bring change - or even happen at all.
02h51 17  janvier
Quake death toll at 56 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters
At least 56 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.
01h52 17  janvier
U.S. state capitals, Washington on alert for possible pro-Trump armed protests
Ten days after rioters breached the U.S. Capitol in a deadly attack that stunned the world, cities nationwide were girding for a potential new wave of violent protests over the weekend, erecting barriers and deploying thousands of National Guard troops.
00h12 17  janvier
Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee on cusp of stepping out of father’s shadow
For years, legal troubles have cast a cloud over Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee as he stood on the cusp of stepping out of his father’s shadow and making a name for himself as the leader of the global tech giant.
22h10 16  janvier
Biden plans ’roughly a dozen’ Day One executive actions: aide
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will cap a busy day of inauguration pageantry by using the powers of his new office to push policy changes on housing, student loans, climate change and immigration, a top aide said on Saturday.
00h52 17  janvier
Reeling again from COVID-19, Amazonas gets respirators, oxygen from Brazil Air Force and Venezuela
The Brazilian jungle state of Amazonas received more emergency supplies of oxygen and respirators on Saturday, as the military and neighboring Venezuela scrambled to alleviate an unfolding humanitarian crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
00h31 17  janvier
UK’s Deliveroo raises 180 million from investors, valued at 7 billion
British food-delivery company Deliveroo said on Sunday it had raised a further 180 million from existing investors, including minority shareholder Amazon, in a move that values the business at more than 7 billion.
22h51 16  janvier
France says Iran is building nuclear weapons capacity, urgent to revive 2015 deal
Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France’s foreign minister was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday.
23h11 16  janvier
Britain invites G7 leaders to Cornish resort for June summit
Britain announced plans to hold the first in-person meeting of the G7 for nearly two years in June, inviting the leaders of major developed economies to a picturesque seaside village to discuss rebuilding from the pandemic and climate change.
17h48 16  janvier
Venezuela slams U.S. court approval of Citgo parent sale as ’fraudulent’
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Saturday criticized a U.S. court ruling authorizing a sale of the shares in the parent company of U.S. refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp, calling it the result of a fraudulent judicial process.
23h11 16  janvier
UK to give airports aid after COVID rules tightened
Britain’s government said on Saturday it would give financial aid to airports before the end of March, after the industry called for urgent support as tighter COVID-19 rules for international travellers start on Monday.
22h10 16  janvier
Facebook to ban ads promoting weapon accessories, protective gear in U.S.
Facebook Inc said on Saturday it will ban advertisements for weapon accessories and protective equipment in the United States with immediate effect until at least two days after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
22h30 15  janvier
Britain’s Prince Harry happy despite royal split heartbreak, says confidant
Britain’s Prince Harry is heartbroken over his split with the royal family but he and his wife Meghan are happy in their new lives in the United States, broadcaster and confidant to the couple Tom Bradby said in an interview to be aired on Saturday.