Anthony Fauci
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the James S. Brady Briefing Room of the White House on November 19, 2020. America should prepare for a "surge upon a surge" in coronavirus cases as millions of travelers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned on November 29, 2020. The United States is the worst-affected country, with 266,074 Covid-19 deaths, and President Donald Trump's administration has issued conflicting messages on mask-wearing, travel and whether the outbreak is under control. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Grim reality

- Americans brace for Covid 'surge upon a surge' WASHINGTON, Nov 30, 2020 (AFP) - America should prepare for a "surge upon a surge" in coronavirus cases as millions of
A vehicle carrying US President-elect Joe Biden arrives at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists Clinic in Newark, Delaware, on November 29, 2020. On November 28,2020 President-elect Biden slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle. Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopaedist. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Biden fractures foot playing with dog

WASHINGTON, Nov 30, 2020 (AFP) - US president-elect Joe Biden has a foot fracture and will likely have to wear a medical boot, his team said Sunday after the 78-year-old
Michel Zecler
An AFP video shows CCTV camera footage, widely distributed on social networks, of producer Michel Zecler being beaten up by police officers at the entrance of a music studio in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. Four French police officers have been charged in connection with the beating of black man Michel Zecler in Paris, with two held in custody, a judicial source said on November 30, 2020.

French police charged over black man’s beating

PARIS, Nov 30, 2020 (AFP) - Four French police officers have been charged in connection to the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, a judicial source said
World's loneliest elephant
Buddhist monks perform a ceremony to bless the crate containing Kaavan the Asian elephant upon his arrival in Cambodia from Pakistan at Siem Reap International Airport in Siem Reap on November 30, 2020. TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP

Cambodia ready to welcome ‘world’s loneliest elephant’

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, Nov 30, 2020 (AFP) - An elephant dubbed the "world's loneliest" was set to land in Cambodia on Monday from Pakistan, headed for a sanctuary housing three
Hassan Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet meeting in the capital Tehran. Rouhani accused arch-foe Israel of trying to create "chaos" by assassinating one of Tehran's top nuclear scientists, but said his country will not fall into a "trap". AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

Iran’s Rouhani accuses ‘mercenary’ Israel of scientist assassination

TEHRAN, Nov 28, 2020 (AFP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a "mercenary" for the US, blaming the Jewish state for assassinating one of
Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. President Trump heads to Camp David for the weekend after playing golf. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

Court tells Trump: ‘Calling vote unfair doesn’t make it so’

WASHINGTON, Nov 27, 2020 (AFP) - A federal appeals court on Friday flatly dismissed President Donald Trump's claim that the election was unfair and refused to freeze Joe Biden's win
Vegetables and Fruit shop
A greengrocer wearing aprotective facemask poses outside his vegetables and fruits shops in Paris on November 27, 2020, during France's second lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 (the novel coronavirus). During the second lockdown that started on October 30, 2020 a range of shops could stay open or use the click-and-collect service, in order to ensure that their activity continues. French President during his speech to the nation on November 24, 2020 paved the way for all the shops to reopen swiftly starting from November 28, 2020. / AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Parts of Europe reopen stores, Los Angeles sees new virus curbs

PARIS, Nov 28, 2020 (AFP) - Parts of Europe will reopen stores on Saturday in time for the holiday season after progress in containing the coronavirus, but Los Angeles will