Tuesday, 26 October 2021
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India variant in Europe: Should we be concerned?

Several countries across Europe have begun reporting cases of the India coronavirus strain, with others restricting travel to and from India altogether.  A “double mutant” of the coronavirus, first...
Brussels News

Ursula von der Leyen describes Turkey chair snub as sexism

In what is now described as ‘sofagate’ EU’s von der Leyen expressed feeling “hurt and alone” over the three presidents and two chairs incident on April 6.  The European Commission’s first female pr...
Brussels News

EU: Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout resumes with labeled warning

On Tuesday US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson confirmed it will resume rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine across Europe after medical regulators across the region confirmed that the benefits of taking th...
Brussels News

Greta Thunberg describes vaccine inequality among the high-income and poor countries as “unethical”

Renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg has called for equity in the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. Greta Thunberg has called on vaccine developers and governments to “step up their game...
Dublin News

Sinn Féin has apologized for the murder of Lord Mountbatten

The president of Sinn Féin has apologized for the murder of Lord Mountbatten at the hands of the IRA.  It is the first time such an explicit apology has come from a leader of the party that has long...
Paris News

Le Train Bleu from Paris to Nice gets ready for passengers

  The iconic Le Train Bleu, a legend of French night trains connecting Paris to Nice, is finally back on the tracks. Le Train Bleu is ready to return in a revamped guise thanks to a large investme...
Berlin News

Illegal party for VIPs in a Berlin hotel?

Illegal party for VIPs in a Berlin hotel? Luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta under accusation. Over the weekend, photos and videos of an allegedly illegal party held at Soho House, an exclusive hote...
Brussels News

Off-duty Italian Carabinieri discover statue stolen from Rome in Brussels

During an off-duty walk in Brussels, two Italian carabinieri noticed a suspicious statue in a store. The two officers work for the Carabinieri's archaeological division and came across the statue in...
Copenhagen News

Denmark is first EU country to stop AstraZeneca vaccine and suspend Johnson & Johnson

They were the first to suspend the AstraZeneca vaccine on 11 March because of suspected cases of thrombosis, and now they are the first to definitively reject it for all age groups.  Denmark has d...
London News

Celebrations across the UK as coronavirus lockdowns ease

  Jubilant celebrations ring through public shops, hairdressers, and pub gardens for the first time in months as rules ease across the UK.  As lockdowns measures on non-essential services were e...
Paris News

The Saint-Bélec Slab: Europe’s oldest map unearthed in France

An old map carved in stone and dating back to the Bronze Age is now proven to be Europe’s oldest map. The map is a stone slab engraved with lines and intricate motifs. Researchers re-examined the ston...
Brussels News

Belgium Police seize 28 tons of cocaine after accessing encrypted communications

Police in Belgium has seized 28 tons of cocaine worth 1.4 billion euros in street value after encrypting a phone network used by criminals. This is barely after six weeks after police made a recor...
London News

The UK to limit the use of AstraZeneca to under-30s after “possible link” to blood clots grow

British authorities have recommended the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to adults under 30. The regulator however pointed out that this was not proof that the jab brought about blood clotting n...
Brussels News

Coronavirus: Hungary’s rise in cases despite aggressive vaccine rollout

In the past 24 hours, 211 Covid-19 patients have lost their lives in Hungary. Meanwhile, 6,566 new cases were recorded as per the number tally on the official website. Active infections rose to 247,...
London News

Zero Covid-19 deaths reported in London for the first time on Monday

Rare optimism as no one dies of Covid-19 in London and the “stay at home” order is lifted No Covid-19 death was reported across London on Monday for the first time in over half a year. This is acco...
Dublin News

The Irish woman who shot Benito Mussolini

Ireland remembers Violet Gibson with plaque outside her childhood home in Dublin. Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini survived an assassination attempt in Rome on 7 April 1926, after a bullet g...
Paris News

Belleville: what to see in the artistic and multicultural district of Paris

  Belleville is one of the most beloved neighborhoods of Paris.  Multicultural, artistic, alternative and constantly changing, the 11th arrondissement of the capital deserves to be experienced, w...
Paris News

Actress strips naked at the French Oscars to protest Covid arts support

French actress Corinne Masiero made a statement during the country’s prestigious César Awards, demanding support for the country’s struggling arts industry. Adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic ha...
Amsterdam News

Dutch inventor behind the cassette tape Lou Ottens dies

Aged 94, Lou Ottens, the dutch inventor behind the cassette tape, has passed away. Lou breathed his last at his home in Duizel, Netherlands. Thus far no reason has been attributed to his death. An...
Brussels News

WHO and EMA urge continued use of AstraZeneca shot despite concerns

The World Health Organization has reaffirmed the absence of any link between the COVID-19 vaccine and blood clotting in patients.  In a statement, the WHO pointed out no evidence of incidents caused b...


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