Thursday, December 1, 2022

Europe

Russian threats revive old nuclear fears in Europe

Two stories beneath a modern steel production plant on Warsaw’s northern edge lies an untouched Cold War relic: a shelter containing gas masks, stretchers, first aid kits and other items meant to help civil defense leaders survive and guide...

Vladimir Putin says Russia could increase gas supplies to Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow is ready to resume gas supplies to Europe via a link of the Germany-bound Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea — an offer quickly rejected by Berlin.German officials have...

Europe holds 44-leader summit, leaves Russia in the cold

The leaders of 44 European countries stretching from Iceland all the way to Turkey met on Thursday in what many said was a united stand against Russia’s war on Ukraine, as an energy crisis and high inflation fuelled by...

Almost half of Europe at risk of drought: Report

Nearly half of Europe is at risk of drought, according to a report by the European Commission’s science and knowledge service (JRC).The report, published on Monday, said that, as of August 10, 47 per cent of Europe’s territory has...

Spain leads Europe in monkeypox spread

As a sex worker and adult film actor, Roc was relieved when he was among the first Spaniards to get a monkeypox vaccine.He knew of several cases among men who have sex with men, which is the leading demographic...

Putin heads to Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran, Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran starting Tuesday is intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to the United States and Europe amid its grinding campaign in Ukraine.In only his second trip abroad...

‘The Shining’ actor Joe Turkel passes away at 94

Character actor Joe Turkel, whose indelible performances included roles as the sinister bartender Lloyd in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ and the maker of artificial humans in ‘Blade Runner’, recently passed away at the age of 94 at St. John’s...

Joe Biden: US boosting forceposture in Europe for Russia threat

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. is enhancing its military presence in Europe for the long haul to bolster regional security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Madrid at the opening of...

Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe: Expert

A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that might be explained by risky sexual behaviour at two recent mass events in Europe.In...

WEF warn of dire human consequences from fragmentation of global economy

The World Economic Forum’s Chief Economists Outlook report on Monday warned of dire human consequences from the fragmentation of the global economy and said that developing economies face trade-offs between the risks of debt crisis and securing food and...