Europe

  • Azerbaijan agrees to cease-fire on border with Armenia
    Moscow: Azerbaijan has accepted Russia’s proposal to declare a ceasefire on the border with Armenia starting at 10:00 local time (06:00 GMT).“Nevertheless, the Armenian side continues to escalate the situation and shell Azerbaijani positions, using tanks and 120-mm mortars,” the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
  • Russia strives for clarity through talks in Geneva
    Moscow, Jul 27: Russia hopes that the upcoming strategic stability consultations in Geneva, scheduled for Wednesday, will bring clarity regarding how serious Washington’s intention to maintain dialogue is, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said. “This is the first kick-off meeting, where we should understand how […]
  • Hungary to hold referendum on child protection from LGBTQ ‘propaganda’
    Budapest: Hungary will organize a referendum on its law banning so-called LGBTQ propaganda among children, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday. The legislation prohibiting the distribution of content portraying homosexuality and gender change at schools went into effect in the country on July […]
  • Xavier Bertrand, ex-insurance salesman, takes on Emmanuel Macron in French presidential race
    Xavier Bertrand, a “smalltown politician” and former insurance salesman, is now emerging as a potential dark horse in next year’s presidential election in France and looking to topple Emmanuel Macron from his post. It was assumed by many that the upcoming polls would be a […]
  • As scientists warn of a pandemic outbreak, the United Kingdom lifts restrictions
    The British government eased pandemic restrictions on daily living in England on Monday, removing all social distancing requirements in a move criticised by scientists and opposition parties as a risky step into the unknown. Nightclubs reopened and other indoor venues were allowed to operate at […]
  • At least 2 dead in Bavaria as rains continue to pound Germany
    Two people died in southeastern Bavaria overnight after a flood-hit Berchtesgadener Land district, its governor said on Sunday. The area declared an emergency on Saturday night after heavy rainfall was reported. The storm that lashed Bavaria and Saxony exacerbated the extreme weather crisis that has […]
  • About 114,000 protest against vaccination, COVID-19 safety measures in France
    Moscow, Jul 18: About 114,000 people participated in protests held across France against coronavirus vaccination and fresh safety measures, BFMTV reports. The demonstrations were held in Paris, where about 18,000 people gathered on Saturday, as well as in other parts of France. The regional protests […]
  • France to toughen entry rules for travellers from at-risk countries
    Paris, Jul 17: The French secretary of state for European affairs announced on Saturday stricter coronavirus rules for travellers coming from the United Kingdom and five EU countries, effective July 18, as the Delta variant continues to spread across the region.“For those coming/returning from Spain […]
  • Eiffel Tower reopens; COVID passes required as of next week
    The Eiffel Tower is reopening Friday for the first time in nine months even though the French government introduced new virus rules this week aimed at taming the fast-spreading delta variant. The “Iron Lady” of Paris was ordered shut in October as France battled its […]
  • Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe
    Recent storms across parts of western Europe made rivers and reservoirs burst their banks, triggering flash floods overnight after the saturated soil couldn’t absorb any more water. More than 60 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium […]
  • Eiffel Tower Reopens For The First Time In Nine Months
    The Eiffel Tower is reopening Friday for the first time in nine months even though the French government introduced new virus rules this week aimed at taming the fast-spreading delta variant. The “Iron Lady” of Paris was ordered shut in October as France battled its […]
  • German President calls for drastic action to tackle climate change amid floods in Europe
    Berlin, Jul 16: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday that efforts to fight climate change must be intensified as floods continue to ravage the country’s west and other parts of Europe.“Only if we decisively take up the fight against climate change, we will be […]
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