One month after huge storms battered northwestern Europe and forced an unprecedented wave of floodwater through densely populated valleys, Belgian residents are still in shock. The government of Wallonia has collected 155,000 tonnes of debris but red-brick industrial villages are still cluttered by smashed cars, uprooted trees and furniture ruined[…]
Europe became the second region after Latin America to surpass 250,000 deaths on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, with record numbers of daily Covid-19 infections reported in the past two weeks. Europe reported 200 000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, as many Southern European countries this[…]
The United Kingdom has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from the new coronavirus in Europe, figures released on Tuesday showed, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his response to the crisis.Weekly figures from Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) added more than 7,000 deaths[…]
A man described as one of the most wanted criminals in the Netherlands has been arrested in Dubai, according to authorities. Ridouan Taghi, the alleged head of a cocaine-trafficking gang known as “Angels of Death”, was detained after a joint operation that involved local police, Dutch authorities and the Interpol, the state-run Emirates[…]
After lengthy negotiations, delegations from nearly 200 countries at the COP25 climate summit have reached an agreement on stepping up the global response to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. However, negotiators on Sunday stalled on an agreement on the regulation of carbon markets, one of the most critical and contentious issues at[…]
Parisian mushrooms are reclaiming their space in the dark spaces under the City of Light. “When cars arrived in Paris in the 1930s they pushed out “champignons de Paris” (known in English as button mushrooms),” explains Jean-Noel Gertz, CEO of Cycloponics, the start-up that has transformed an abandoned car park into[…]
Greece will shut overcrowded refugee camps on its outlying islands and replace them with more restrictive holding centers, toughening its stance toward asylum seekers. The conservative government said on Wednesday it would tighten controls at Greece’s borders and clear bottlenecks in asylum vetting procedures that have left thousands of people[…]
French authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting and seriously wounding two men in their 70s outside a mosque in southwest France, police have said. An 84-year-old man opened fire when the two victims, aged 74 and 78, found him trying to set fire to a mosque in Bayonne, a[…]
Tehran is self-reliant enough to survive without the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal, but if Europe doesn’t save it, it won’t be the last international accord the US will trample, the foreign minister of Iran has told RT. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared on Oksana Boyko’s show ‘Worlds Apart’ during[…]
Constanta, Romania – The Grand Mosque of Constanta in southeast Romania has a hulking minaret nearly 50 metres high overlooking the Black Sea. It was constructed as a symbol of gratitude to the city’s Muslim community on the orders of King Carol I in 1910. Much has since changed in Romania, but that[…]
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