Thursday, 17 June 2021
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French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail

Nicolas Sarkozy was has been found guilty of corruption and influence-peddling, to serve a 3-year jail term.  In what is arguably a historical ruling, the 66-year old Sarkozy has been sentenced for c...
London News

New teaser on the Harry and Meghan Oprah interview: “Shocking” revelations?

  “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” airs at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 7. In a preview of the Harry and Meghan interview on Oprah, Prince Harry alluded that his reason for leavin...
Brussels News

EU authorities make record cocaine bust in Germany and Belgium

  Over 23 metric tons of cocaine, with a street sale value in the billions of euros, has been seized by German and Belgium authorities. An international operation uncovered the find now dubbed as ‘...
London News

After Denver incident, UK suspends troubled Boeing 777s from airspace

The UK has temporarily banned Boeing 777s that use the same engine that blew apart over the weekend in Denver. This communication was made by Grant Shapps, the country’s transport secretary.  The 4...
Paris News

New Airbnb regulations in Paris are a model for Florence

  In the French capital, whoever rents for more than 120 days is a business.  The Constitutional Court and the EU Court legitimize constraints of the municipal government for short term rentals....
Brussels News

More women to make 'astronauts of the future' in ESA recruitment

Only two of the women astronauts have been European. The European Space Agency launched a recruitment drive focussed on improving diversity among its astronauts. Thus far, 495 of the 560 people who h...
Paris News

Macron urges for vaccine sharing with Africa

  Macron highlights the risk of an acceleration of global inequality. French President Emmanuel Macron has urged wealthy nations to allocate 3% to 5% of their covid-19 vaccine supplies to developi...
Copenhagen News

Parks transformed into slopes in Oslo

Parks transformed into slopes: in Oslo skiing comes to the city To reduce crowds in out-of-town ski resorts, hundreds of cubic meters of snow have been dumped in the Norwegian capital's green areas f...
London News

London’s narrowest house selling at $1.3 million

London’s “skinniest” house selling at $1.3 million. A house whose dimensions measure six feet wide and elevates to five stories high is selling at £950,000.  Winkworth, the real estate agency mark...
Brussels News

Heavy snowfall in Athens

Heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece means covid vaccinations suspended The unusual image of a whitewashed Acropolis of Athens delighted Athenians upon awakening.  Snow began to fall yesterday, during a...
London News

Harry and Meghan do first TV interview with Oprah Winfrey

Harry and Meghan do first TV interview after their farewell to the royal family with Oprah WinfreyHot off the heels of the announcement of the birth of their second child comes another bombshell from...
Barcelona News

Catalan separatists increase their majority

  The Catalan Socialist Party (CSP) got the lion’s share of the vote-winning 33 seats compared to 17 back in 2017. Closely behind was Catalan Republican Left (ERC) who are the main pro-independence...
London News

Stone circle, identical to Stonehenge, discovered in Wales

“Second-hand” Stonehenge a reconstructed version of its Welsh pioneer The theory alleges that the Stonehenge was dismantled and dragged 140 miles to its current site at Wiltshire One ancient myth...
London News

Cornish fishers to rename ‘under-loved’ species to attract British buyers

The spider crab and megrim will be rebranded to boost their appeal to British consumers in the domestic market as fishermen undergo difficulties selling their two biggest exports. The Megim sole will...
London News

WHO endorses use of AstraZeneca vaccine to persons over 65

“It’s the right thing to do” WHO okays use of AstraZeneca vaccine to persons over 65On Wednesday, the World Health Organization backed the use of Oxford’s AstraZeneca vaccine. According to the global...
Berlin News

Germany charges aged Nazi concentration camp guard for Holocaust atrocities

Ever since German courts amended gave an expanded interpretation of was guilt over Nazi atrocities, several people aged 90 and over have been charged.  German prosecutors have charged a former SS c...
Paris News

Europe’s oldest Covid-19 survivor to celebrate 117th birthday

“I didn’t even notice” Europe’s oldest Covid-19 survivor on eve of 117th birthdayA french nun, Lucile Randon, is Europe’s oldest Covid-19 survivor. She tested positive for Covid-19 on January 16 but d...
London News

Satirical ‘Baby Trump’ balloon finds home at the Museum of London

The 20-foot helium balloon depicted the former US President s a man full of hot air. The giant orange ‘baby blimp’ that followed the former US President Donald Trump during his travels to the UK, has...
London News

Chaos at customs: Britain's exports plummet by 69% due to Brexit

Bureaucratic procedures with the European Union create endless inconveniences.  Furthermore, as of April, when import controls begin, the situation could get worse. Northern Ireland feels increasing...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam bans coffee shops to foreigners and tourists

Amsterdam bans coffee shops to foreigners because of too many tourists. "We won't end up like Venice," the idea is to reserve them for residents. Shopkeepers are against it.  After limitations were s...
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