Tag Archives: European Union

Czechs impose the tightest lockdown amid UK variant surge

The Czech government has further tightened its lockdown to slow down a surge of a highly contagious coronavirus variant By KAREL JANICEK Associated Press February 26, 2021, 10:07 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PRAGUE — With new infections soaring due to a highly contagious coronavirus variant and hospitals […]

Myanmar’s military coup creates banking woes – Times of India

YANGON: Early bird customers of a military-owned bank queued anxiously as dawn light crept over Yangon, after a strict new limit on daily cash withdrawals fuelled rumours of a money shortage in post-coup Myanmar. Myawaddy Bank is among scores of military-controlled businesses in Myanmar facing boycott pressures since the generals ousted civilian leader Aung San […]

Myanmar Protest: Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after sanctions, mass protest – Times of India

YANGON: Myanmar’s military leaders came under renewed pressure at home and abroad Tuesday, with tightened sanctions from Washington and Brussels, and some of the biggest demonstrations against their rule since they seized power three weeks ago. Authorities have gradually ratcheted up their use of force against a massive and largely peaceful civil disobedience campaign demanding […]

Italy: Pope, others hail health workers on COVID anniversary

Pope Francis and Italy’s president have marked the nation’s first annual day to honor doctors, nurses and other health care workers, exactly a year after the nation’s first known native case of COVID-19 emerged By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press February 20, 2021, 9:30 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

Myanmar’s protesters back on the streets as US sanctions coup leaders – Times of India

YANGON: Myanmar’s military regime braced for a seventh straight day of street protests on Friday after Washington announced sanctions on leaders of the coup that ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. A torrent of anger and defiance has brought tens of thousands of people out in nationwide rallies demanding the country’s generals relinquish power. […]

UK may help EU before domestic vaccination programme complete, says Liz Truss

The UK could help the EU and other nations with coronavirus vaccine supplies even before the domestic vaccination programme has been completed, the international trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said. As ministers sought to smooth relations with Brussels after the EU’s much-criticised and swiftly rescinded decision to impose a vaccine border between Northern Ireland and […]

Covid-19: US passes 400,000 virus deaths as Europe battles surge – Times of India

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden led a moving tribute Tuesday for US coronavirus victims — now more than 400,000 — as European nations battled record daily fatalities and fear spread of new virus strains. Almost a year after the United States registered its first Covid-19 death, the pace of the pandemic has picked up with 100,000 […]

Denmark Covid 19 Vaccine: Denmark makes homeless a priority in vaccine rollout | World News – Times of India

COPENHAGEN: Denmark on Tuesday announced it would include homeless people among those given priority for Covid-19 vaccines, after calls from charities and officials to care for the vulnerable group. The Scandinavian country started vaccinations on December 27 and is currently among the quickest in the European Union, in terms of jabs per capita, in the […]

Cyprus: Brawl at overcrowded migrant camp injures 25

A government official in Cyprus says 25 migrants were injured during a large brawl between nationals from Syria and several African countries at a overcrowded migrant reception camp ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 8:31 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NICOSIA, Cyprus — More than two dozen migrants […]

Turkey, Greece to resume talks on disputes on Jan 25

Turkish and Greek officials say their countries will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions at the end of the month, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press January 11, 2021, 7:10 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]