Soon after Poland’s highest court ruled out on October 22 that abortions due to fetal defects are unconstitutional, thousands of protestors and activists demonstrated in the streets in Poland. The move led the country to a near-total ban on terminations and sparking angry protests in the capital Warsaw. “It couldContinue Reading

On October 23, Portugal’s parliament gave its nod to a bill that will impose mandatory use of mask on the streets and in public spaces. The move comes in efforts to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. The bill passed by the parliament says, “The use of a maskContinue Reading

The European Parliament is holding its first ever European Gender Equality Week from 26 to 29 October. This is an initiative of the Women’s Rights Committee. According to a press release from the European Parliament, 2020 sees the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This important milestone provides anContinue Reading

The Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation’s Drug Controller General (DCGI) on October 22, informed that Russia’s vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V will be tested on 100 Indian volunteers. The pharmaceutical giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories have been granted permission by the DCGI to conduct the tests. However, the company will determine theContinue Reading

Britain and Japan are all set to ink a trade deal on October 23, at a ceremony in Tokyo. The deal marks London’s first major post-Brexit agreement as UK, with the European Union (EU) holds an intense round of negotiations. Britain’s International Trade Minister Liz Truss is in Tokyo to signContinue Reading

The 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been awarded to the democratic opposition in Belarus.  European Parliament President David Sassoli announced the laureates in the Brussels plenary chamber at noon on Thursday, following an earlier decision by the Conference of Presidents (President and political group leaders).  “Let me congratulate the representatives of theContinue Reading

On October 21, the UK government said that it is ready for the negotiations on a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union (EU) and the talks on the same would restart on October 22. The move comes days after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened to walk away fromContinue Reading

In a move to extend the bilateral New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by one year, Russia has said that it is ready to freeze the existing number of nuclear warheads along with the United States. The Russian Foreign Ministry on October 20, announced the move saying, “This positionContinue Reading

In its latest efforts to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the government of the United Kingdom has imposed fresh tough restrictions on the northern English city of Manchester. The move came after a tense standoff between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Mayor of Manchester Andy BurnhamContinue Reading

The Greek government has said it has finalised a plan to construct a wall long its northeast border with Turkey. The motive behind this wall is to stop the influx of migrant’s mass crossing into the country. Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said Monday that Greece would add 26 kilometres to an existing 10-kilometre section byContinue Reading