Europe

  • Around USD 4 trillion required in clean energy investment to limit global warming: IEA
    Paris [France]: An almost USD 4 trillion investment into clean energy is required to meet the Paris Agreement pledge to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its World Energy Outlook 2021 report. “Getting the world […]
  • Hundreds of residents evacuated amid volcanic eruption in Spain
    Madrid [Spain]: Between 700 to 800 people in Spain have been evacuated as a result of the ongoing volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma, local emergency services have said. The new wave of evacuations came after the approximately 6,000 people who were evacuated […]
  • Portugal vaccinated 85 per cent of its population against COVID-19, says Official
    Lisbon [ Portugal]: Portugal has completed the vaccination of 85 per cent of its population against COVID-19, the country’s Director-General of Health Graca Freitas said on Saturday.Freitas told Lusa news agency that Portugal managed to lead the global vaccination race by having “given an opportunity […]
  • Quarter of Belgians in favour of change in country’s political system
    Brussels [Belgium] : Nearly a quarter of Belgians, or approximately 24 per cent, are dissatisfied with parliamentary democracy as the current political system in the country and want it to change, according to the results of a fresh poll conducted by the Kantar institute for […]
  • David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian win 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine
    Stockholm [Sweden]: David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian jointly won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch, announced the award-giving group on Monday. David Julius utilized capsaicin, a pungent compound from chilli peppers that induces a […]
  • Germany’s left-leaning SPD narrowly wins German election against Merkel’s CDU, uncertainty remains over next leader
    Berlin [Germany], September 27 (ANI): Germany’s left-leaning, Social Democrats Party (SPD) won in the German federal election with over 25 per cent votes, but uncertainty remains over the next leader as results showed that the party won narrowly. According to the Federal Returning Officer, with […]
  • Head of Islamic State ‘neutralised’ by French troops in Sahel, says Macron
    Paris [France]: French President Emmanuel Macron said on early Thursday that the head of Islamic State, Adnan Abou Walid al Sahraoui has been “neutralised” by French forces in the Sahel.“Adnan Abou Walid al Sahraoui, leader of the Islamic State terrorist group in the Great Sahara, […]
  • France refuses to have any ties with Taliban government: Foreign Minister Le Drian
    Paris [France], September 12 : France refuses to recognise the government of the Taliban and have any relations with it, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said.“France refuses to recognise or have any relations with this government. We are waiting for their actions. We […]
  • Czech Communist Party leader to step down after 16 years at the helm, says his Deputy
    Prague [Czech Republic]: The leader of the Czech Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), Vojtech Filip, will leave the post he has occupied for 16 years after the parliamentary elections of October 8-9, his deputy said on Monday.“Vojtech Filip decided not to run for […]
  • Modi, Merkel discuss Afghanistan developments, repatriation of stranded people
    New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday evening and discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan and the repatriation of stranded people, among other issues.Both sides reiterated their commitment to strengthening the India-Germany Strategic Partnership.This was […]
  • Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to resign in November
    Stockholm [Sweden] : Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of the Social Democrats party on Sunday announced that he will step down as party leader in November. A year ahead of Sweden’s next election, Lofven announced his resignation at his annual summer speech, held in Akersberga […]
  • Russia imposes sanctions against Ukrainian foreign minister, NSDC Secretary
    Moscow [Russia]: Russia introduced sanctions against Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba as well as National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksiy Danilov, according to the decree published on the Official Portal of Legal Information.“The list of individuals against whom special economic measures are being […]
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