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Europe's red alert for monkeypox as nations told to prepare vaccination strategies

EU authorities are set to publish a risk assessment, which will advise all member states to draw up an inoculation strategy to control the spread of the tropical virus, Daily Mail reported.

PM Modi
PM Modi leaves for home after concluding three-nation European tour

Modi, who was in Paris for the final leg of his tour, held extensive talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, who was re-elected to the top post over a week back.

PM Modi in Berlin
PM Modi in Berlin, to hold talks with Chancellor Scholz

He also stated that his visit to Berlin will be an opportunity to hold detailed bilateral discussions with Chancellor Scholz, whom he met at G20 last year in his previous capacity as Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister.

PM Modi
Europe visit comes at a time when region faces many challenges: Modi

During his visit to Europe, Modi will be meeting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and France's Emmanuel Macron, who was recently re-elected as the president for a second term.

Europe Halts Moon Exploration Partnership With Russia

The European Space Agency has announced discontinuation of its cooperation on Russia's Luna series of robotic moon missions, amid the country's invasion into Ukraine.

Ukraine 'Exposes' 620 Russian Spies Operating In Europe
Ukraine 'Exposes' 620 Russian Spies Operating In Europe

Safe corridors have been set up from Mariupol, Sumy and towns and villages outside the capital Kiev, which are currently surrounded or almost surrounded by Russian forces.

Three Eastern European Prime Ministers Heading For Kyiv
Three Eastern European Prime Ministers Heading For Kyiv

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Tuesday announced a 35-hour curfew for people in the capital, warning "today is a difficult and dangerous moment", BBC reported.

Russia Leaves Council Of Europe
Russia Leaves Council Of Europe

The Council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organisation with 47 member states.

War Returns To Europe: Russian Missiles Rain Down On Airports, Military Bases, And Kyiv
War Returns To Europe: Russian Missiles Rain Down On Airports, Military Bases, And Kyiv

Six Russian jets were shot out of the sky over the eastern Donbass region with 50 Russian troops killed, Ukraine claimed, before Moscow boasted of taking full control of the skies, the report said.

7 Million Omicron Cases Detected In Europe Last Week: WHO

According to Hans Kluge, WHO Europe Director, 26 countries in the region reported that more than 1 per cent of their populations are being infected with Covid each week, The Telegraph reported.

Tightened Covid Curbs Spark Protests, Riots Across Europe
Tightened Covid Curbs Spark Protests, Riots Across Europe

The level of concern for the situation in the EU was rated at 8.3 of 10, or "very high" on November 19 by the European Center for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC).

Climate Change To Bring More Intense Storms Across Europe
Climate Change To Bring More Intense Storms Across Europe

The scientists estimate that these slow-moving storms may be 14 times more frequent across land by the end of the century. It is these slow-moving storms that have the potential for very high precipitation accumulations, with devastating impacts, as currently seen in Germany and Belgium.

Catastrophic Floods In Europe: Over 120 Killed, Many Still Missing
Catastrophic Floods In Europe: Over 120 Killed, Many Still Missing

The heavy downpours in the Belgian provinces of Luxembourg, Namur, Liege and Limbourg match what climate models predict for when the Earth warms up, suggesting direct links with global warming, the Belgian weekly Le Vive reported.

WHO Raises Concern Over COVID Second Wave In Europe And American Countries

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that it’s “extremely concerned” by the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in some countries, particularly in Europe and the Americas. “Right now we are extremely concerned by the surge in cases we’re seeing in some countries. Particularly in Europe and the Americas, health workers and health systems […]

Europe Imposes New Restrictions Amid 2nd Covid-19 Wave

Brussels: Several countries in Europe have imposed new restrictive measures amid a second coronavirus wave in the continent. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the continent has so far reported a total of 8,343,983 Covid-19 cases, with 251,844 deaths. On Sunday, France, one of the worst-affected country, reported a daily record […]

COVID-19 cases exceed one lakh in Europe, China reports new domestic cases for 2nd day
COVID-19 cases exceed one lakh in Europe, China reports new domestic cases for 2nd day

Brussels: Over 1,00,000 people across Europe have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, prompting European governments to unleash fresh measures. More than 40 European countries have been hit by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Italy, Spain, Germany and France were the four hardest-hit, with each reporting more than 10,000 confirmed cases, Xinhua […]

Mercury To Glide Across The Sun On November 11

Washington: Planet Mercury will pass directly between Earth and the Sun on November 11, staging a rare celestial show. During the transit, Mercury will look like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun’s face, NASA said in a blog this week, adding that the event will be widely visible from most of Earth, including […]

Google building 1st subsea cable between Europe, Africa

San Francisco: Stretching from Europe all the way to Africa, Google is introducing its new private subsea cable called ‘Equiano’. Fully funded by Google, Equiano would start in Western Europe and run along the West Coast of Africa with branching units along the way that could be put to use to extend connectivity to additional […]

Suspected Chinese hackers attack global telecom carriers

Washington: Suspected Chinese hackers have infiltrated into the networks of over a dozen telecommunication providers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East — gaining control and stealing hundreds of gigabytes of data of individuals, a US-based cyber security firm has revealed. Any entity that possesses the power to take over the networks of telecommunications […]

Huawei builds mini Europe in China to house R&D arm

Beijing: Chinese technology giant Huawei, which is in the eye of a global security storm, has built a new campus in China that looks like a cluster of European cities. The campus with an old European feel is connected through a futuristic tram service that takes thousands of Huawei employees to their destinations in the […]

Europe-Japan joint mission set out for Mercury

London: Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to the Sun’s closest planet Mercury. It is likely to take them seven years to reach their destination. The joint endeavour BepiColombo left Earth on an Ariane rocket that launched out of South America on Friday, the BBC said. The probes lifted clear […]

Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers

San Francisco: Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps. According to a report in The Verge on Friday, a confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the “Google Mobile Services” suite of […]

Hurricane Leslie kills 6 in France, wreaks havoc across Europe

Paris: Hurricane Leslie, the most powerful Atlantic storm to hit Europe in decades, has claimed at least six lives in France and left devastation in its wake as it also blew across Portugal and Spain, officials said on Monday. Leslie dumped vast quantities of water across the west of the continent and left 28 people […]

Germany crashes out of FIFA World Cup

Kazan: Defending champions Germany crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the group stage after South Korea stunned the European powerhouse with a 2-0 victory in their final Group F contest here on Wednesday. From Group F, Sweden secured the top spot with six points, while Mexico, finished second with six points. Germany […]

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh honoured for being bridge builder between India, Europe

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been feted by Tomasz Kozlowski, the European Union Ambassador to India, for bring a bridge builder between India and Europe. Amitabh on Friday night tweeted a series of photographs of himself and Kozlowski. He captioned it: “Thanks to European Union Ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski… For bestowing a prestigious award […]

France best partner for India: Macron

New Delhi: French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said that France should be the best partner for India and the entry point to Europe. Macron, who arrived here on Friday on a four-day visit to India during the course of which he will co-chair the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with Prime […]

Iran to talk on missile programme if Europe, US destroy nukes

Tehran: A senior Iranian military official said here on Saturday that Iran will not negotiate its missile programme unless Europe and the US destroy their nuclear weapons and missiles. “What Americans say out of desperation about exerting restrictions on Iran’s missile capabilities is their unreachable dream,” Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier […]

Data-friendly Twitter 'Lite' now available in 24 countries

San Francisco: After a successful trial in the Philippines, Twitter is rolling out its data-friendly “Lite” Android version in 24 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Available in Google Play Store, Twitter “Lite” (under 3MB size) loads quickly on 2G and 3G networks and offers offline support in case users […]

Snapchat outage hits users globally

London: Millions of users across the world, especially in Europe and the US were left snapped when the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat crashed globally for several hours. According to independent website Down Detector that monitors web outages, thousands of users reported problems with sending snaps, receiving snaps login issues and connection problems late on Monday, […]

4,000 years ago, women travelled, men stayed home

London: In the early Bronze Age nearly 4,000 years ago, European women travelled far from their home villages to start their families, bringing with them new cultural objects and ideas, while men usually remained in the region of their birth, a research has showed. The findings, which shed light on the importance of female mobility for […]

Full solar eclipse to be visible in US today

Bhubaneswar: A solar eclipse will be visible to some parts of the USA today between 9.15 pm and 11.10 pm as per the Indian Standard Time. The solar eclipse is occurring in a gap of 90 years and will be visible completely to a place known as Madras, Oregon city in the USA for two […]

Mount Elbrus
Two Indian kids to climb Mount Elbrus for social cause

Surat: Two Indian kids are all set to try to conquer Europe’s highest peak, summit, Mount Elbrus in Russia’s Caucasus, with their parents to support the cause of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. Accompanied by their parents Sarika and Jignesh Mehta, 9-year-old Dhanshree and her 13-year-old brother Janam will start the journey on June 10. Both […]

Modi arrives in Paris

Paris: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday on the final leg of his six-day, four-nation tour of Europe. On Saturday, Modi will hold his first meeting with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Earlier on Friday, Modi attended for the first time the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual […]

Europe can't rely on US, says Merkel

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her experience at international summits featuring US President Donald Trump showed her Europe cannot “completely” rely on Washington and other longstanding allies, the media reported. “The times when we could completely rely on others are, to an extent, over,” Merkel said on Sunday at a campaign event in Munich. […]

Real Madrid crowned La Liga Champions
Real Madrid crowned La Liga Champions; Villarreal, Sociedad go to Europe

Madrid: Real Madrid were crowned the Liga Santander Champions following a 2-0 win over Malaga while Villarreal and Real Sociedad have qualified for the Europa league. The result on Sunday night means that the club has won its first domestic league title since 2012, putting an end to a five year drought in which FC […]

Tata Steel starts export of Tata Ferroshots from Kalinganagar

Jamshedpur: Private steel major Tata Steel has started exporting its environment-friendly product Tata Ferroshots manufactured at its new facility at Kalinganagar in Odisha, to Europe, a company release today said. The product has received interests from Far-East, South-East and Middle-East Asia, Europe and United States, it said. Tata Ferroshots is granulated pig iron solidified by […]

Can WTO legitimately make global trading rules?

By Amit Dasgupta The last quarter of 2001 saw two dramatic events that had a transformational impact on the global community: First, the terrorist attacks on the US in September, followed by the launch of the Doha Development Round through the WTO’s 4th Ministerial Conference in Qatar in November. A couple of months prior to […]

Ancient DNA reveals how wheat came to Britain

Hunter-gatherers in ancient Britain may have imported cereals from Europe long before they turned to farming, new research reveals