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Friday, December 04, 2020



An Expert Explains: Is lockdown the answer to a second wave of Covid-19?

December 01, 2020 1:02 pm

Large parts of Europe are in a second lockdown as a new wave of infection sweeps through the continent. But overall numbers in India are falling — for reasons not yet fully clear. What is the way forward, given the cost of lockdowns?

Explained: What the new lockdowns in Europe mean for international air travel

November 06, 2020 12:56 pm

The British government has made it explicit that "there is no exemption for staying away from home on holiday - this includes staying in a second home” thus ruling out letting people travel for tourist purposes.

Europe's second wave of Covid-19: A look at trends, and possible causes

November 06, 2020 12:45 pm

After a dip in new cases during June-August, Europe is now reporting a far higher number of cases than during its previous peak. The US, too, is going through a resurgence. A look at trends, and possible causes.

Wave of new Covid-19 cases crashes across US and Europe as winter looms

October 27, 2020 8:50 am

Governments have been desperate to avoid the lockdowns which curbed the disease earlier in the year at the cost of shutting down their entire economies. But the steady rise in new cases has forced many in Europe to tighten curbs.

Explained: Why Greece wants to extend the wall along its border with Turkey

October 28, 2020 8:48 am

The move is the latest sign of fast deteriorating relations between Greece, a European Union member, and Turkey, a candidate for EU membership.

Europe's dying villages woo immigrants to survive

October 21, 2020 3:06 pm

Rural development experts say new immigrants can revive neglected rural areas by keeping afloat schools, businesses and basic services, such as transport, and injecting new life through entrepreneurial ventures.

Europe's 'Three Seas Initiative' aims to curb Chinese influence

October 19, 2020 2:46 pm

But so far the initiative has made sluggish progress, mainly because of a lack of funds as member states have been slow to pay into a fund set up by a Polish and a Romanian bank.

German, Czech, Italian virus records deepen Europe worries

October 15, 2020 4:40 pm

New infections have surged across Europe over recent weeks as the fall kicks in, prompting authorities in many places to start reimposing restrictions that were relaxed over the summer. The Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, France and Britain are among the countries causing particular concern.

Migrants from Africa take more dangerous route to Europe

October 09, 2020 5:31 pm

More African migrants have been making the dangerous journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the Canary Islands. The coronavirus pandemic has been just one factor driving the rise in arrivals.

World news wrap Sept 27-Oct 4: Trump catches Covid; Armenia Azerbaijan conflict flares up; and more

October 05, 2020 11:20 pm

From Armenia and Azerbaijan battling over separatist region Nagorno-Karabakh to the presidential debate in the US, here are the top international stories of this week.


Virus cases surge across shaken Europe

October 22, 2020 6:45 pm

European nations are imposing curfews, closing schools, and enlisting student medics as overwhelmed authorities face the nightmare scenario of a COVID resurgence at the onset of winter.

Back to class: Despite coronavirus surge, Europe reopens schools

August 30, 2020 3:47 pm

While the U.S. back-to-school saga has been politicized and chaotic, with a hodgepodge of fast-changing rules and a backlash against President Donald Trump’s insistence on reopening, European governments have faced less of an uproar.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.


How Europe outsources migrant suffering at sea

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

European countries are outsourcing their humanitarian responsibilities to a dubious partner. An NYT investigation shows the deadly results.

The extent of damage done by faulty implants: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

An Indian Express investigation with ICIJ reveals that global pharma majors are operating with no oversight for medical devices for quality, clinical testing, pricing or performance. This is leading to dangerous surgeries and faulty implants risking