As the country faces up to its controversial past, thousands of people in Belgium have demanded that the statues celebrating the reign of the nation’s former ruler, King Leopold II to be removed. In the wake of the death of George Floyd in United States, a statue of Leopold hasContinue Reading

Over plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank by Israel, Germany and its European partners have voiced “serious concerns”, said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Jerusalem on June 10. During his address in Jerusalem at a joint press conference alongside his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi, Mass expressedContinue Reading

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said that the prosecutors on June 12, will be questioning him over the way the Coronavirus outbreak was handled in the northern Italian city of Bergamo. It must be noted that the city is one of the areas worst hit by the deadly virusContinue Reading

China and the European Union held the 10th round of high-level strategic talks via video conference that lasted for three hours. The objective of the EU-China talks is to develop a strategy to build deeper ties between both parties in areas from trade and investment to climate change and innovation.Continue Reading

After the government gave its nod to French museums and historic sites to reopen their doors following the Coronavirus-induced shutdown, the Louvre museum in Paris, home to the Mona Lisa, is all set to reopen on July 6. “The implementation of a reservation system as well as new signs willContinue Reading

A British vessel came under an attempted piracy attack in the Gulf of Aden. The attack has been confirmed by pro-government coast guard forces of Yemen on May 17. Captain Nasser Awlaki, with the Yemeni Coast Guard forces, confirmed that, “a British vessel was subjected to an attempt of piracyContinue Reading

The Spokesman of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov has been tested positive of the COVID-19 and is currently receiving treatment at the hospital. Dmitry Peskov is the latest high-profile government official to have been tested positive of the disease. Earlier, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been tested positive ofContinue Reading

With the COVID-19 pandemic witnessing no near end, the European Commission has recommended the extension of a travel ban on May 8. In a targeted effort to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections, the EU has recommended to bar non-EU citizens from the borders of its member states. TheContinue Reading

The Foreign Minister of Ireland, Simon Coveney has expressed his concerns about the trade negotiations between the Britain and the European Union after he consulted with the chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier on May 5. The EU-Britain talks have been hit by complications after its resumption in late April. TheContinue Reading

As part of the government’s efforts to contain the spread of novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, new rules mandating people to wear masks in some public places were pushed into force across most of Germany on Monday, April 27. While the exact rules and enforcement are different in different states, in mostContinue Reading