Pandemic hits ‘critical point’ as Europe deaths top one million

Europe passed the grim milestone of one million coronavirus deaths on Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that infections are rising exponentially despite widespread efforts aimed at stopping them. The death toll across Europe’s 52 countries, compiled by AFP from official sources, totalled at least 1,000,288 by 1830 GMT. “We are in a critical […]

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Massive cargo ship turns sideways in Suez Canal, blocking all traffic

A cargo container ship that’s among the largest in the world has turned sideways and blocked all traffic in Egypt’s Suez Canal, officials said Wednesday, threatening to disrupt a global shipping system already strained by the coronavirus pandemic. The MV Ever Given, a Panama-flagged container ship that carries trade between Asia and Europe, became grounded […]

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Prince of House of Hanover on trial in Austria

Prince of House of Hanover on trial in Austria – Media representatives wait before the start of the trial against Prince Ernst August of Hanover at the regional court where the head of one of Europe’s oldest royal families is facing charges including resisting state authority and grievous bodily harm. – Fotokerschi.At/Werner Kerschbaum/APA/dpa The head […]

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Europe presses Turkey to rethink ditching violence-on-women pact

By Jonathan Spicer ISTANBUL (Reuters) – European leaders criticised what they called Turkey’s baffling and concerning decision to pull out of an international accord designed to protect women from violence, and urged President Tayyip Erdogan to reconsider. Erdogan’s government on Saturday withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, which it signed onto in 2011 after it was […]

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The dark truth about conspiracy theories: They’re everywhere! Can they be stopped?

Conspiracy theories take can bewildering forms, as has become especially clear in the current era, when a recently deposed U.S. president became instrumental in spreading and popularizing an entire interlocking universe of demonstrably false conspiratorial narratives. But the historical development of conspiracy theories is becoming clearer, thanks to research across multiple disciplines, synthesized for a […]

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The daily life of a Neanderthal revealed from the gunk in their teeth

The typical vision of Neanderthals has not been particularly flattering, often featuring a giant club and spear and unfortunate sartorial choices. For years, researchers have worked to overturn this view, albeit with limited evidence. A typical Neanderthal stereotype. Shutterstock/Angkrit But new research, published today in Nature, provides some of the first nuanced, detailed insights into […]

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Russia rejects calls from Europe court to release Alexei Navalny

Europe’s rights court told Russia on Wednesday to release jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny out of concern for his life, but Moscow swiftly rejected the call. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken opponent, was arrested and jailed upon returning to Russia last month following months of treatment in Germany for a nerve agent poisoning he […]

In tracking virus mutations, most countries flying blind

To monitor changes to the coronavirus that could supercharge the pandemic or render vaccines less effective, scientists must sequence its genetic code to catalogue potentially dangerous mutations as they emerge. But so few countries are conducting and sharing surveillance that experts are as worried about the mutations they cannot see as those they can. Publication […]

Global right-wing extremism networks are growing — America Is just now catching up

During the past two years, U.S. counterterrorism officials held meetings with their European counterparts to discuss an emerging threat: right-wing terror groups becoming increasingly global in their reach. American neo-Nazis were traveling to train and fight with militias in the Ukraine. There were suspected links between U.S. extremists and the Russian Imperial Movement, a white […]

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans — despite Trump statement

Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted, underlining the fractious transition of power. “On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26,” tweeted […]

Heuss L’enfoire – L’ancien Lyrics

[Paroles de "L'ancien"] [Intro] Zeg P on the track beat [Couplet unique] J'parle avec un ancien tah l'époque du magnétoscope Il m'a dit : "Heuss, investis dans l'immobilier en Afrique, en Europe" (ouais) J'lui dis "ouais", que c'est bon déjà, écoute juste "Les méchants", c'est une maxi renta' J'ai les clés d'la maison, l'ancien m'a […]

France tops 2 million COVID-19 cases

France has surpassed two million cases of Covid-19, Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon announced at a press briefing on Tuesday as infections across Europe hit more than 15 million. France reached the grim milestone of 2,036,755 confirmed cases of Covid-19, Salomon confirmed Tuesday, adding that there was an “unprecedented number of hospitalisations” amounting to […]

Europe’s coronavirus infections top 11 million

Europe passed a grim milestone Tuesday after reporting more than 11 million coronavirus cases, as Austria and Greece became the latest countries on the continent to impose shutdowns. Still reeling from a deadly shooting spree in the streets of Vienna on Monday evening, Austria went into partial lockdown while Greece shut down major cities. They […]

England to lock down again as virus surges in Europe

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown in England, which will join several European countries in imposing the measure for a second time, as Slovakia took a different tack and began testing its entire population. Global infections are fast approaching 46 million, with close to 1.2 million deaths, and Europe […]

France locks down, Germany closes down, as virus cases hit record

France announced a new month-long national lockdown and Germany imposed drastic new curbs on people’s daily lives as the EU’s biggest countries admitted that hospitals would soon be overwhelmed by patients suffering from coronavirus. The dramatic lockdown decision from French President Emmanuel Macron came after weeks of exponentially rising new infections across Europe that have […]