The Turkish president and wild card of Nato diplomacy, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will fly to Kyiv on Thursday to offer himself again in the role of mediator between Ukraine and the Russian president Vladimir Putin. He will be joining the flock of overseas leaders lending their support to Ukrainian
French President Emmanuel Macron called Wednesday on the European Union to quickly draw up a new security plan containing proposals to help ease tensions with Russia, as concern mounts that Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning an invasion of Ukraine. The EU must in coming weeks “complete a European proposal building a new security and […]
A Russian retail chain has been criticised for removing and apologising for an advert that featured a lesbian family. VkusVill, an organic grocers chain, initially ran the ad on Wednesday as part of a series spotlighting their regular customers. The image of a lesbian family was displayed on the company’s website under the company’s slogan […]
The Norwegian government summoned the US embassy on Thursday over a bombshell report that America spied on its allies with the help of Denmark. The meeting took place between Norway’s defence ministry and the US embassy in Oslo, Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen said in a statement shared on Twitter. Bakke-Jensen said the defence ministry “made […]
The UK has recorded more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in just 24 hours. The latest data emerged on the first day of England’s third nationwide lockdown, announced on Monday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. That was sparked by a new, more infectious variant of COVID-19 that began spreading in the country before Christmas. Figures released […]
COVID vaccine: Moderna jab given the green light by European Medicines Agency Access to the comments
The EU’s medicines regulator on Wednesday recommended authorising a second coronavirus vaccine developed by biotechnology company Moderna. The European Commission now needs to approve the vaccine to make it available to member states. Many hope that with multiple vaccines authorised in the EU, those who are vulnerable to the disease will be vaccinated more quickly.
The residents of a tiny Austrian village named F–king have voted to change its name after enduring unwanted attention from English-speaking tourists. Come next year, the village of 100 residents near the German border will be named Fugging. “I can confirm that the village is being renamed,” Andrea Holzner, the mayor of Tarsdorf, the municipality […]
Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Friday into the search of a Turkish commercial freighter by the crew of a German frigate participating in a European Union mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya. Turkey has protested the incident on the Mediterranean Sea, insisting personnel from the German frigate Hamburg illegally searched the Libya-bound freighter […]
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