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Hier — 26 janvier 2020Presse - Agences

Basketball star Kobe Bryant, four others dead in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, the basketball superstar who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning, officials said. He was 41.

Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter also killed in helicopter crash: NBC News

Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also on the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles on Sunday, killing him and all four others on board, several major U.S. media outlets reported.

Officials confirm five U.S. cases of coronavirus after China travel

Five people in the United States, all of whom recently traveled from Wuhan, China, have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, officials of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday.

Peruvians elect fractured Congress to replace opposition-led legislature

Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority, according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news, refilling the empty legislature that was dissolved in September.

Trump says lead impeachment Democrat Schiff has not paid 'price, yet'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the Democratic lawmaker leading the impeachment case against him, Representative Adam Schiff, has "not paid the price, yet" for his actions, a statement Schiff said he viewed as a threat.

NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

He finished his career in 2016

U.S. House Judiciary head Nadler to miss some impeachment proceedings after wife's cancer diagnosis

Jerrold Nadler, one of the U.S. House lawmakers leading efforts to remove President Donald Trump from office said on Sunday he would miss some of the Senate impeachment trial after his wife was diagnosed with cancer.

Canadian, US military to conduct observation flight over Russia

The flight will be perfomed between January 27 and February 1

France to evacuate citizens from Wuhan by air

France said on Sunday it expected to evacuate hundreds of its citizens from the Wuhan area in China, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak.

Chinese provincial press conference on coronavirus inspires anger, criticism

In a rare sign of public discontent with the government, Chinese social media users are venting their anger at the government, after officials from Hubei province, where the coronavirus outbreak began, briefed the media on Sunday.

Hong Kong bans entry of visitors from China virus province

Residents of China's Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak.

Sorrow and triumph, an Auschwitz survivor's journey back to a former hell

Jona Laks could smell the burning flesh as she walked towards death at the Auschwitz crematorium. More than 75 years later, aged 90, she has returned to what was the most notorious Nazi death camp of World War Two's Jewish Holocaust.

Obituary: Bryant, widely considered one of basketball's greatest

Kobe Bryant, widely considered one of the greatest players in basketball, was killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday. He was 41.

One killed as Iraqi security forces clash with protesters

Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters angered by high-level corruption who resisted with stones and petrol bombs, Reuters witnesses and security sources said.

Turkey searches for last people missing from quake that killed at least 38

A woman and her young child were pulled out alive from under a collapsed building before Turkey began winding down its rescue operation on Sunday following an earthquake that killed at least 38 people.

Trump to meet with Netanyahu and Gantz as he readies Mideast peace plan

U.S. President Donald Trump will hold back-to-back meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz on Monday as he prepares to release his long-delayed Middle East peace plan.

China testing HIV drug as treatment for new coronavirus, AbbVie says

China is testing an HIV drug as a treatment for symptoms of the new coronavirus that is rapidly spreading, said drugmaker AbbVie Inc on Sunday.

Los Angeles County confirms first case of coronavirus

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said on Sunday it had confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus in county.

WeWork inks office space deal with SoftBank-backed Gympass: sources

WeWork has signed a deal to provide space to 250 employees of gym membership app company Compass in New York, the latest example of the U.S. office-sharing start-up's majority owner, SoftBank Group Corp, using its connections to buoy its business, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

China's cabinet to extend Lunar New Year holidays: state broadcaster

China's cabinet announced it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays to Feb. 2, to strengthen the prevention and control of the new coronavirus, state broadcaster CCTV reported early on Monday.

Two minors left by their father at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport

Two boys, aged eight and five, have been found unattended at Sheremetyevo’s Terminal D

Russian diplomats declared personae non grata leave Bulgaria - embassy

The Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office reported on its website on January 24 that pre-trial probes involving two Russian diplomats as part of an espionage case had been launche

Attempts at hushing up Nazi crimes inadmissible and immoral - Putin

Holocaust is one of the most tragic and atrocious pages in world history, Russian President noted

Al Arabiya: at least 12 killed over two days of protests in Iraq

At least 230 protesters have been injured in the capital city and in Iraq’s southern governorates

Checkpoints at Russia’s border with China in Amur region to stay closed till February 1

According to official information, the decision to extend the closure period was taken by the Heihe authorities

Iraq security forces clash with protesters in Baghdad and other cities

Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in renewed clashes with protesters in Baghdad and other cities on Sunday, Reuters witnesses and security sources said.

Latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

The coronavirus outbreak that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 56 people in China and infected more than 2,000 globally, most of them in China.

Xi says China faces 'grave situation' as virus death toll hits 42

President Xi Jinping said China was facing a "grave situation" as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42, overshadowing Lunar New Year celebrations that began on Saturday.

China scrambles to contain 'strengthening' virus

The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China's National Health Commission said on Sunday, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease.

Convicted Israeli woman pleas for pardon

Naama Issachar, her family and defense attorneys hope that the Russian president will soon take a decision on her pardoning and release in accordance with his constitutional powers

Flight data recorders of downed Ukrainian jet to remain in Iran - MP

A member of the Iranian parliament’s development commission noted the Ministry of Road and Urban Development will be in charge of decoding the black boxes

Defense at Senate trial says ousting Trump would be 'massive interference' in election

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump told his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday that Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an election year.

Dinner download: Tape surfaces of Trump calling for envoy's firing

Halfway through a dinner at the Trump Hotel, U.S. President Donald Trump can be heard giving the order to remove the U.S ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, according to a video that surfaced on Saturday.

Turkey quake rescue winds down after dozens pulled from rubble

A major rescue operation to pull survivors from collapsed buildings in eastern Turkey began winding down on Sunday, a day and a half after a powerful earthquake killed dozens.

Two injured, including child, in gas blast in Russia’s Dagestan

The powerful explosion broke a balcony’s diving wall in a five-storey house

Taiwan further tightens restrictions on China visitors due to virus

Taiwan on Sunday further tightened restrictions on visitors from China to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus, suspending entry for many apart from some business travelers and a few other exceptions like people married to Taiwanese.

Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness

The health minister in Thailand, the country with the most confirmed cases outside China of the new coronavirus, called an emergency meeting on Sunday with the transport and tourism ministries amid rising public discontent over the government's handling of the illness.

Paris cancels Lunar New Year parade over coronavirus

Paris-based Chinese associations have canceled a Lunar New Year parade following the coronavirus epidemic, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said Sunday.

Putin, Zelensky establish working contact, Kremlin says

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that the contact between Putin and Zelensky was not sensational

New Russian prime minister has carte blanche to form government - Kremlin

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that Mishustin as the head of government is responsible before the state

Pope Francis praises China's efforts to contain coronavirus

Pope Francis praised China's "great commitment" to contain the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday and said he was praying for the dead, the sick, and families of victims.

Afghan forces launch air, ground attacks on Taliban, killing 51

Afghan forces used ground attacks and air strikes in multiple operations against the Taliban during the last 24 hours, killing 51 fighters in an escalation that signaled renewed deadlock in peace talks.

Iraq populist cleric calls for anti-U.S. demonstrations on Sunday

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for demonstrations against the U.S. embassy on Sunday in Baghdad and other cities, a statement from his office said.

Trump lawyers offer surprisingly un-Trumpy defense to impeachment

Just before his lawyers stepped into the U.S. Senate to begin their argument that he should not be removed from office, President Donald Trump offered a preview of sorts.

Bernie Sanders, stuck in Trump's trial, leans on star power of 'AOC'

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drew large, passionate crowds in Iowa this weekend, even when he was not there.

Kazakh prime minister orders to suspend visa-free entry for Chinese transit passengers

Askar Mamin ordered to stop business trips to China and recommended refraining from private and tourist trips

Heavy rains dampen fires in Australia's Queensland state, cause flooding

Australia's bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but the wet weather caused major flooding.