Airlines push for coronavirus tests before international flights
Travel restrictions have crushed a global airline industry that says preflight tests would be better than quarantines.
James Bond villain and Day of the Jackal star Michael Lonsdale dies at 89
French-British actor Michael Lonsdale, who played James Bond villain Hugo Drax in the 1979 film Moonraker and detective Claude Lebel in The Day of the Jackal has died at the age of 89. Lonsdale collaborated with John Frankenheimer on The Holcroft Covenant in 1985 starring Michael Caine and Ronin
Navalny demands Russian authorities return his CLOTHES ‘seized’ after alleged poisoning attempt
Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, who is being treated in Germany, has demanded that the Russian authorities send him the clothes he was wearing during an alleged attempt to poison him last month.Russia has denied the claims of German authorities that Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok-like nerve agent, calling them politicized.
European Environment Agency, UN call for a cleaner Mediterranean
Achieving a cleaner Mediterranean Sea requires better implementation of policies and enhanced environmental data and information, according to a joint report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and United Nations Environment Programme’s Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP), published on Septemb
Italy moves to cut size of the country's parliament
Italians have voted in a referendum to cut the size of the country's parliament by more than a third. The referendum was backed by the Five Star Movement, which argued that the move would reduce costs. Almost 70% of people voted in favour of the change, with almost all votes counted. The total nu
Kazakh President addresses UN role in global challenges
NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed concern over the existing global challenges and called for continuing to build a rules-based community. At a video message at the High-Level Meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations within the an
Hungary's Orban endorses Trump in US election
Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban on Monday endorsed Donald Trump's re-election bid, saying the incumbent president's rival Democrats have forced "moral imperialism" on the world. “We root for Donald Trump’s victory, because we know well American Democratic governments’ diplomacy, built on m
Belarus' Lukashenko may have to become a Russian puppet to suppress revolution
Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko has vacillated between Russia and the West for decades. He has often positioned himself as a champion of Belarusian “sovereignty” and a bulwark against both Europe and the Kremlin. But now, as he faces the biggest-ever protests in the history of Belarus fol
EU CHAOS: Poland and Hungary threaten to crash bloc's £677billion COVID recovery fund
POLAND has joined Hungary in threatening to blow up the European Union's €1.8trillion budget and coronavirus recovery fund in a row over access to the cash.
Ipsos poll finds that 4 out of 10 French citizens would refuse corona vaccination if it were available
A new Ipsos poll has found that 4 out 10 French citizens would refuse a COVID-19 vaccination if it were available. According to the survey, which included nearly 20,000 participants from 27 countries, 74% say they would get a vaccine for COVID-19 if it were available. 59% of them do not expect th
Trump administration insists UN sanctions on Iran are restored. No, they're not, says United Nations
Trump administration declares that UN sanctions eased against Iran as part of a nuclear accord have been reimposed. It is virtually alone in this.
Red Sox legend David Ortiz says he tested positive for COVID-19: 'Man, this is no joke'
Ortiz was asymptomatic, but his brother 'had it real bad'