Home WORLD Europe

Europe

Covid-19: France records 81 new deaths as number of ICU cases continues to drop

France's coronavirus death toll rose by 81 on Wednesday, or 0.3 percent, to reach 29,021, which is the fifth-highest death toll in the...

Armenia sees growth in cases amid lockdown easing

Armenia on Tuesday reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections and deaths amid a steady growth of cases. Last month, the country lifted...

Commission proposes €2 bn to create reserve of crisis response capacities

The European Commission proposed on Tuesday the provision of a €2 billion boost to the RescEU mechanism over the following seven years, that...

Johnson says UK ready to open doors to Hong Kong citizens

UK prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said the country stands ready to open the door to almost 3 million Hong Kong citizens. Last...

Wuhan doctor at whistleblower’s hospital dies from coronavirus

A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the coronavirus on Tuesday, state media reported. Hu Weifeng, an urologist at...

Putin sets July 1 for controversial constitutional vote

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin on Monday announced that, the country will on July 1, hold a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that could...

Romania’s Orban breaches own coronavirus rules, pays fine

Romania’s prime minister Ludovic Orban on Saturday paid a €617 fine for breaking his government’s coronavirus restrictions by not wearing a face mask...

Hungarian parliament to debate ending state of emergency

Hungarian lawmakers are due to debate the ending of the country’s state of emergency, in a three-day session, set to kick-off on Tuesday...

Greece summons Turkish ambassador over gas exploration applications

Greece’s Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the Ambassador of Turkey, after the latter unveiled plans to begin hydrocarbon exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean near...

IRENA: Renewable power cheaper than coal

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency...

DR Congo reports fresh Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reported a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka, with the country already struggling...

China warns US it will retaliate on moves over Hong Kong

China on Monday warned the US that attempts to harm Chinese interests will be met with firm countermeasures. The threat comes as the United...

Must Read

Recently Released US Citizen Describes Mistreatment in Vietnamese Prison

U.S. citizen Michael Nguyen, who was released early from a 12-year prison sentence in Vietnam last week, said Wednesday he was not...

UN builds momentum for restoring forests as world enters key decade for ecosystems 

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading a push for the world to scale up efforts to restore landscapes and forests over the next decade,...

On Its 75th Birthday UN Ratifies Treaty Which Bans Ownership, Creation, and Use of Nuclear Weapons For Signatories

Parts of this article have been reprinted with permission from World at Large news.   A treaty that bans the use, manufacturing, sale,...

Drought Diaries: The COVID-19 edition

We followed six families for six months to see how they coped with drought. Now, we’re returning to see how they’re surviving COVID-19. Source...