Fri, 03 Dec 2021

New German government says workers should expect 25% pay increase

BERLIN, Germany: Almost 2 million workers in Germany, Europe's largest economy, are set for a major pay increase, as part ...

After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Hesitant Europeans open Christmas markets with eye on Covid

FRANKFURT, Germany: A surge in new COVID-19 cases left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market, as well as ...

Turkish women gassed by police during women's rights demonstration

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police in Istanbul fired tear gas on women demanding the country's re-adoption of a landmark international treaty ...

Despite 89% vaccinated, Portugal reinstates some Covid restrictions

LISBON, Portugal: Portugal is reintroducing some pandemic restrictions, just two months after ending enforcement of them after the goal of ...

As Covid increases, France speeds up administering booster shots

PARIS, France: As new Covid cases are again on the rise, the government of France announced a plan to administer ...

Eric Zemmour is my friend. I know he truly loves France

As someone who has known the French presidential candidate and longtime editorialist since 2009, allow me to attempt to explain ...

China Gives Long-Awaited Approval to Boeing 737 MAX After Crashes

NEW YORK - Chinese authorities have approved the Boeing 737 MAX to resume service after making a series of safety ...

12 Omicron suspects admitted to Delhi's LNJP hospital so far: Sources

New Delhi [India], December 3 (ANI): As many as 12 patients suspected to be infected with the COVID-19 'Omicron' variant ...

France confirms 8 Omicron variant cases: Health agency

Paris [France], December 3 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has reached ...

Platee reigns supreme on the Sydney operatic stage

Review: Platee, directed by Neil Armfiled, Pinchgut OperaFrench master composer and theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) created the opera Platee for ...

Why EU will never out-build China's Belt and Road

The European Union's bid to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative is doomed to failure because Brussels is incapable ...

Multiple Cases of Omicron Variant Detected In New York City

NEW YORK - Multiple cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York, health officials said Thursday, ...

'Earth Anthem' penned by Indian diplomat Abhay K, translated into Somali

Mogadishu [Somalia], December 3 (ANI): 'Earth Anthem', penned in 2008 by Indian poet and diplomat Abhay K, has been translated ...

Stroke may be triggered by anger, emotional upset, heavy physical exertion: Study

Dublin [Ireland], December 3 (ANI): A global study co-led by NUI Galway into causes of stroke has found that one ...

Study suggests more physical activity will be better for cardiovascular disease patients

Washington [US], December 3 (ANI): Moderate to vigorous physical activity is associated with risk reductions of non-communicable diseases and mortality, ...

New coalition in Germany outlines closer ties with India and expects China to play responsible role for peace, stability in neighbourhood

By Naveen KapoorBerlin [Germany], December 3 (ANI): Germany will continue to have a deep relationship with India, said the newly ...

Twitter purges thousands of 'state-linked accounts

Twitter has announced their latest round of axed accounts, targeting thousands of users accused of promoting government agendas in countries ...

France shoots down Britain's idea to fix Channel migrant crisis

Paris has rejected the idea of a joint British-French patrol in the Channel to fight illegal migration, with the country's ...

Can Europe Compete With China's Belt and Road Initiative

LONDON - The European Union this week launched a $340 billion 'Global Gateway' fund to boost global infrastructure, which analysts ...

Bosnian Serb Leader Meets With Putin For Talks On Gas, Balkan Issues

The Serb member of Bosnia-Herzegovina's tripartite presidency, Milorad Dodik, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on December 2 ...

Angela Merkel announces new curbs for unvaccinated, backs mandatory shots

Berlin [Germany], December 3 (ANI/Sputnik): The outgoing German chancellor and her successor announced sweeping new restrictions for the unvaccinated and ...

Moscow says Putin & Biden need to talk

A worsening diplomatic standoff in Europe is one of the key issues to be discussed in talks between Russian President ...

The West's real battle

To simplify the issue enormously, but somewhat fairly, it's fair to say that the current divide splitting Western foreign policy ...

Italian police could summon Ronaldo for questioning

Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be grilled by Italian officials amid an investigation into former club Juventus, according to ...

EU Council restores COVID-19 travel restrictions for Jordan, Namibia

Brussels [Belgium], December 2 (ANI/Sputnik): The European Council said on Thursday it has removed Jordan and Namibia from the list ...

US, EU, UK and Canada Announce New Belarus Sanctions

The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada have announced a new round of sanctions against Belarus ...

Friday essay: Indigenous afterlives in Britain

Readers are advised this article contains content relating to violent colonial practices and deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, ...

Muslim Brotherhood has complex network in Europe: Report

Brussels [Belgium], December 2 (ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood has a complex network in Europe and understanding the group in the ...

EU To Help Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine Improve Defense Capabilities

The European Council has adopted assistance measures to strengthen the military and defense capacities of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine over ...

EU, U.S, Key Western Allies Expand Sanctions On Belarus Regime

The European Union, the United States, and key Western allies have further expanded their sanctions against Belarus's political and economic ...

The Kurdish project in Syria would be a new Israel in the Middle East

Syrians accuse the Western-backed Kurdish enclave in the country of using ethnic cleansing and child soldiers against them to form ...

Omicron scare: Latest countries hit by new Covid strain

The new Covid variant has sparked panic since it was first detected in South Africa. Countries reimposed travel restrictions in ...

EU health watchdog gives prediction on Omicron spread

The Omicron coronavirus variant is expected to overtake the currently-dominant Delta strain and cause over half of all Covid-19 cases ...

Russian monarch's vaccination letter sold for $1.26 million

A picture of Russian Empress Catherine II, painted by Dmitry Levitzky, has sold at auction in London for €951,000 ($1.26 ...

Soviet Union could invade Ukraine, Pentagon chief claims

Despite the Soviet Union having collapsed around three decades ago, the hammer and sickle could soon be flying back over ...

Sterling Lads cartel banks fined $390 million

The European Union said on Thursday it has fined four major banks a combined ?344 million ($390 million) for colluding ...

Protesters demand Ukrainian president quit on day of planned coup

A large crowd has taken to the streets of Kiev demanding the resignation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on the ...

Lights go out at diplomatic meetings with Blinken & Lavrov

A meeting between US and Ukrainian diplomats was thrown into darkness as the US secretary of state began to speak. ...

UK minister gears up against Christmas mistletoe

A British cabinet minister has suggested people should avoid 'snogging under the mistletoe? this Christmas, as the government and the ...

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NATO chief: Countries should prepare for Russian incursion in Ukraine

RIGA, Latvia: Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, has warned that the American-led military alliance should be ...

Families reunited after 2 years at Malaysia-Singapore land border

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia As buses of vaccinated Malaysians working in Singapore were ferried across the Causeway Bridge that connects the ...

Soldiers burn houses and barns, kill livestock in south of Kalay

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to the local residents, soldiers have torched roughly 20 houses and two barns in communities in ...

Sixty years after astronaut Alan Shepard, daughter to travel to space

KENT, Washington: Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will launch on 9th December, its third piloted flight, with a crew of ...

Bomb threat: Malaysian Airliner makes emergency landing in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Following a bomb threat on board, a Malaysia Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal ...

Notre Dame rebuild plans called 'woke theme park' by critics

PARIS, France: The rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has come under fire from critics, after the new plans ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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