UNHCR: Record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

23.05.2022 [13:08]
The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). “One hundred ...

Belgium introduces 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients

23.05.2022 [11:03]
Belgian authorities have made the decision to introduce a 21-day quarantine for people with monkeypox, La Libre Belgique newspaper said on Sunday, according to TASS. According to the paper, the decision was made after three monkeypox cases had been identified in the country ...

Philippine ferry catches fire at sea, 7 dead

23.05.2022 [10:08]
A ferry with 124 passengers and 10 crew members on board caught fire on Monday while traveling to a town in Quezon province on the main Luzon island, leaving at least seven dead, a spokesperson for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said, according to Xinhua. Commodore Armand ...

IRGC Quds Force member martyred in Tehran

23.05.2022 [06:12]
An IRGC Quds Force member Sayyad Khodaei was martyred by two terrorists riding on a motorbike with five bullets in Tehran on Sunday, according to IRNA. Khodaei was shot with five bullets and martyred in front of his house in downtown Tehran ...

Russian Foreign Ministry publishes list of 963 US citizens barred from entering Russia

22.05.2022 [17:46]
The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a national stop list of 963 US citizens who, as a tit-for-tat measure, are banned to come to Russia, according to TASS. "In the context of retaliatory measures to the anti-Russian sanctions continuously ...

'No positive approach for Sweden, Finland's NATO bids unless they show solidarity with Turkiye'

22.05.2022 [14:07]
Unless Sweden and Finland "clearly show" that they will stand in solidarity with Turkiye on fundamental issues, especially the fight against terrorism, Ankara will not approach their NATO membership bid positively, the Turkish president told the alliance’s chief over ...

M6.0 earthquake hits Fukushima

22.05.2022 [10:52]
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. No major damage has been reported so far, according to NHK World-Japan. The quake hit Fukushima and other prefectures in northeastern and Kanto regions ...

‘Sweden, Finland’s ties with terror elements constitute main problem in NATO memberships’

21.05.2022 [19:48]
Sweden and Finland’s ties with individuals and so-called organizations that operate under the control of the YPG/PKK terror group constitute the “main problem” in their NATO membership bids, the Turkish president told British prime minister on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Cologne - fourth largest city in Germany

21.05.2022 [17:59]
Cologne, German Köln is the fourth largest city in Germany and largest city of the Land of North Rhine - Westphalia. One of the key inland ports of Europe, it is the historic, cultural, and economic capital of the Rhineland.Cologne’s commercial importance grew out of its position at the point where the huge traffic artery ...

Three migrants dead and ten missing in shipwreck in Tunisia

21.05.2022 [17:52]
Three migrants have been confirmed dead and ten others declared missing after their makeshift boat sank off the coast of east-central Tunisia, the National Guard said on Friday, according to Africa news.According to the same source, 44 other migrants were rescued ...

South Korea's Han Duck-soo tapped to return as prime minister for Yoon administration

21.05.2022 [17:47]
The transition committee of South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol named Han Duck-soo on Sunday to become prime minister in the new administration, restoring him to a role he last held more than a decade ago, according to Japan Times.The 72-year-old Han has expertise in economics, trade and public affairs, and was prime ...

 The Azores – a tropical paradise

21.05.2022 [16:33]
The Azores Islands are a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of North America. The nine major Azorean islands extend for more than 600 km ...

Berlanga de Duero Castle in province of Soria, Spain

21.05.2022 [16:10]
In some parts of Spain it seems every hilltop is crowned with a castle. This province is no exception: There are at least 20 castles planted in Soria. Here we see Berlanga de Duero, its ramparts appearing to stretch on forever, softened by fields of sunflowers blooming at the base of the hill ...

At least 1 dead, 40 hurt in rare northern Michigan tornado

21.05.2022 [15:42]
A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs from buildings and downed trees and power lines, according to CTV news ...

EU needs Western Balkans as much as region needs bloc: EU Council President

21.05.2022 [14:13]
The Western Balkans need the European Union but the bloc also needs the region, President of the European Council Charles Michel said Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. ''It is time for a new momentum to advance European integration. I have also shared this message with the members ...

Gazprom confirms stop of Russia’s natural gas supplies to Finland

21.05.2022 [13:10]
Russian energy giant Gazprom confirms its full-stop to natural gas deliveries to Finland after Finnish company Gasum failed to pay in rubles for the previous supplies, Russia’s company said in a statement on Saturday, according to TASS. "Gazprom has cut off ...

Ford recalls SUVs due to engine fire risk

20.05.2022 [17:25]
Ford is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire, according to AP ...

Japan to ease COVID border controls with 20,000 daily int'l arrivals

20.05.2022 [16:53]
Japan will double the cap on overseas arrivals to 20,000 people per day starting next month as it continues to ease border controls triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the top government spokesman said Friday, according to Kyodo News. The government will also ease ...

Italian inflation 6.0% in April

20.05.2022 [15:19]
Italian inflation was 6.0% in April, ISTAT said Monday revising down a preliminary estimate of 6.2%, according to ANSA. This compared to 6.5% in March, the stats agency said. Energy price inflation ...