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Europe experiences a spike in new covid-19 cases

Europe, and especially Spain and France, are experiencing a spike in new covid-19 cases. France: 1000 new infections. In Spain 971: "Maybe it's the second wave." Germany, 2,000 cases related to the s...
Brussels News

Swedish doctors and scientists criticise Swedish herd immunity strategy

25 Swedish doctors and scientists have published an open letter on USA Today: "We set an example on how not to deal with a deadly infectious disease. The strategy has led to death, pain and suffering...
Brussels News

Female priests outnumber male priests in Sweden

For the first time in history, there are more women priests than men in Sweden. This was announced by Cristina Grenholm, spokeswoman for the Swedish Lutheran Evangelical Church. To be exact, 50.2% of...
Dublin News

Covid-19: Ireland lifts quarantine for 15 countries including Italy

No quarantine required for visitors to Ireland from Italy but UK has been left off list. Those who travel to the Republic of Ireland from 15 'safe travel' countries will not be required to undergo tw...
Amsterdam News

Geert Wilders says Italians hardly pay taxes

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch sovereign, anti-European and anti-immigration party, heavily critized the European Recovery fund deal and in particular Italy.Wilders made his position very clea...
London News

Oxford University vaccine looks promising in the battle against covid-19

The vaccine against covid-19 of the Jenner Institute of Oxford University, in collaboration with the Italian biotech company Irbm of Pomezia, "induced a strong immune and antibody response until the 5...
Brussels News

Greek aspiring engineer builds bicycle with washing machine engine

The Spin Cycle. This is the name of the bizarre creation of an enthusiast in Greece who mounted a washing machine on the frame of his bike. Reddit user Jimmienecraftguy explained that he dismantled h...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam closes part of Red Light District because of social distancing issues

Amsterdam authorities have closed a few streets in the famous red light district of the city, due to overcrowding. City officials have also told people not to visit the area. Social distancing restri...
London News

Queen Elizabeth II knights war veteran Tom Moore

On 17 July, Queen Elizabeth II, 94 years old, knighted war veteran Tom Moore, who turned 100 last April and became a national hero during the pandemic. The knighthood came after Captain Moore managed...
London News

British Airways dismantles entire Boeing 747 fleet

The British airline British Airways announces the withdrawal of its entire fleet of Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jets,"due to the hard blow to international air transport caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to...
Copenhagen News

Denmark: Eskimo ice cream renamed because of racist connotations

The Hansens ice cream manufacturing company will change the name of its most popular ice cream 'Eskimo,' as it’s offensive to the Inuit people in Greenland. In order not to offend this Nordic populat...
Barcelona News

British tourists wreak havoc in Magaluf

Tourists in Majorca seen dancing in the streets (and even on cars) without wearing masks or respecting safety distances. The news comes from Magaluf (Majorca), a well-known tourist resort in the Balea...
Paris News

Disneyland Paris reopens after lockdown

After a four month lockdown period due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Disneyland Paris amusement park will gradually reopen starting 15 July. As from this date Disneyland Paris, the Walt Disney Studio...
London News

UK pub uses electric fence to enforce social distancing

At the beginning of July, UK pubs reopened at the end of lockdown allowing costumer to enjoy their pints after months of abstinence.  Pub operators are though struggling to enforce social distancin...
Brussels News

Norway: anti covid measures affect funeral services because of declining mortality

The covid-19 pandemic crisis in Norway is also affecting funeral services in an unprecedented way.  The declining mortality rate and the inability to perform funeral ceremonies have forced half a doz...
Berlin News

Chancellor Merkel praises 'extraordinary Italian discipline'

The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a bilateral meeting ahead of the European Council, which is scheduled for Thursday and Friday. Under the lockd...
London News

Banksy: coronavirus-inspired art on London Tube

Banksy strikes again on the London Underground. Banksy, the anonymous British street artist, is behind the coronavirus-inspired artwork that appeared on a train on the London Underground in recent da...
London News

UK study shows that covid-19 antibodies decrease over a three-month period

A new study conducted on people that were first infected, and then cured from covid-19, increases the prospect that immunity to the virus may be shorter than what is believed.  Three months after inf...
Paris News

Paris hosts floating cinema on river Seine

Parisians watch movies on boats floating in the river Seine. The French capital celebrates the return of Paris Plages, the annual urban beach, by hosting its first 'floating cinema' on the city's riv...
Barcelona News

Covid-19, in Catalonia 8 municipalities return to a Phase 1 lockdown

Update 13 July at 13.27 A court decided not to ratify the decision taken yesterday by the Catalan Government to impose a lockdown in eight municipalities, including Lleida. For the judge of the Court...
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