1 January 2021 News

Brexit, United States, The European Union, Britain, France were the most important topics in the news of the Friday 1 January 2021, but also: Brazil, Germany, Diplomacy, Neymar, Football.

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News from 01/01/2021

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million Covid cases

The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations...

Rio’s new mayor launches probes targeting predecessor

The new mayor of Rio de Janeiro took office Friday launching a raft of investigations into corruption allegations against his predecessor, an...

Covid woes, not new checks, weigh on post-Brexit passengers

Travellers braving trains between London and Paris on the first day after Britain's exit from the EU customs union experienced additional checks...

One dead, nine missing in Norway landslide

Rescuers on Friday found a dead body and continued searching for nine other people, including a toddler and a 13-year-old, still missing days...

Alarm in France after 2,500 mass for illegal rave

Some 2,500 partygoers attended an illegal New Year rave in northwestern France, violently clashing with police who failed to stop it and sparking...

Upside to Rio’s low-key New Year party : less trash

Covid-19 forced Rio de Janeiro to cancel its famed New Year's festivities this year, but there was an upside Friday for trash collectors and...

All quiet on cross-Channel front as new era opens in Dover

As dawn broke Friday over Dover, Britain's trading gateway to the European Union, the first ferry sailings to and from France of the new post-Brexit...

‘Show must go on’ : Smooth start for post Brexit Channel freight

A steady flow of trucks in and out of France helped dispel fears of a chaotic start to Britain's first hours outside the EU customs union, with...

New York stock exchange delists Chinese telecoms firms

The New York stock exchange has begun the process of delisting three Chinese telecoms companies as it seeks to comply with an order by the Trump...

Provincial government to pay for Pakistan Hindu temple destroyed by mob

A Hindu temple in Pakistan destroyed by a Muslim mob last week will be rebuilt using provincial government funds, its information minister said...

New Year, new rules : UK begins post-Brexit future

Britain on Friday began a new year and life outside the European Union's single market, with the first trucks crossing the Channel by ferry and...

Kim thanks North Koreans for support ‘in difficult times’

Kim Jong Un thanked North Koreans for supporting his leadership in "difficult times" in a rare hand-written New Year letter released Friday ahead...

The Bavarian town where US troops are life and soul

When the United States said it would be withdrawing troops from Germany earlier this year, shockwaves rippled through the country -- but nowhere...

German government at odds over armed drones

Should the German army be equipped with killer drones? With less than a year to go before a general election, it's a question that has bitterly...

Afghan dairy entrepreneur walks political tightrope to stay afloat

Brightly coloured milk bottles whizz off the production line at the Milko factory in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, the result of entrepreneur...

Ten still missing after Norway mudslide buries homes

Rescue workers were still searching on Thursday for survivors after a landslide that destroyed homes in a Norwegian village, leaving 10 people...

A death #Every10Minutes : LA begs revelers to avoid NYE gatherings

"A mother," "a cancer patient," "someone who loved the rain": Los Angeles health officials tweeted every 10 minutes Thursday to mark the deaths...

WHO grants ’emergency validation’ to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The World Health Organization on Thursday granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide...

Neymar laughs off reports of New Year’s party for 500

Neymar laughed off controversy Thursday over reports he was throwing a mega New Year's party for 500 guests, posting a video online of preparations...