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Macron says Belarus's Lukashenko must go: paper

Slideshow ( 2 images ). PARIS (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko must accept the logic of democracy and quit power, French President Emmanuel Macron told le Journal du Dimanche. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by street protests since authorities said Lukashenko won an Aug. 9 election by a landslide. More than 12,000 protesters have been arrested since the election that the ... Full story

NZ prime minister on course for election victory Reuters

FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Fiona Goodall/Pool via REUTERS. SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to retain power at next month’s election, a widely watched poll showed on Sunday, although it said a recent COVID-19 outbreak has dented her support slightly. A ... Full story

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi found dead at 40 News

Image caption Yuko Takeuchi had taken the lead role in many TV series and films, including Miss Sherlock. Award-winning Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi has been found dead at her Tokyo home at the age of 40. Police have launched an investigation and suspect the mother of two took her own life, media reports say. She is said to have been found by her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi at their home in Shibuya Ward. Her death was confirmed at ... Full story

Czech Republic reports 1,985 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask walks across the medieval Charles Bridge as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic, September 25, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny. PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic reported 1,985 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday and nine related deaths, health ministry data showed. That was roughly a third lower than Friday’s infection count, but fewer tests are done on ... Full story

'Taiwan is Taiwan': China name dispute moves from birds to climate change

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The dispute over international organisations referring to Taiwan as Chinese has moved from wild bird conservation to climate change, after a global alliance of mayors began listing Taiwanese cities as belonging to China on its website. FILE PHOTO: An audience waves Taiwanese flags during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu. China has ramped up pressure on international groups ... Full story

New Zealand prime minister on course for election victory - poll

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Fiona Goodall/Pool via REUTERS. SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to retain power at next month’s election, a widely watched poll showed on Sunday, although it said a recent COVID-19 outbreak has dented her support slightly. A Newshub-Reid ... Full story

NZ prime minister on course for election victory Reuters

FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Fiona Goodall/Pool via REUTERS. SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to retain power at next month’s election, a widely watched poll showed on Sunday, although it said a recent COVID-19 outbreak has dented her support slightly. A ... Full story

Rockies, Diamondbacks ready to finish out disappointing season

A season like no other in major league baseball comes to an end for 14 teams on Sunday afternoon. The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks had hopes of playing in the postseason but the NL West rivals will instead finish up against each other on Sunday. Slideshow ( 32 images ). The finale of the four-game series is a matchup of left-handers. Colorado will send Kyle Freeland to the mound against Madison Bumgarner. The Rockies (26-33) ... Full story

BoE's Tenreyro says evidence on negative rates is 'encouraging'

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England’s investigation into whether negative rates might help the British economy through its current downturn has found “encouraging” evidence, policymaker Silvana Tenreyro said in an interview published late on Saturday. Flowers grow in front of the Bank of England, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the financial district of London, Britain July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay. ... Full story

Rennie sympathetic over All Blacks Christmas lockdown concerns

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Australia coach Dave Rennie has expressed some sympathy for the All Blacks over the disputed Rugby Championship schedule and hopes a relaxation of biosecurity rules in New Zealand might mean they are not in isolation over Christmas. FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup - Pool 2 - Sale Sharks v Glasgow Warriors - AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, Britain - January 18, 2020 Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie. ... Full story

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