US, EU concerned over China’s “problematic” actions in disputed seas | News from the EU

Allies say China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea, East China Sea and Taiwan Strait are “undermining” peace and security in the region. The United States and the European Union have expressed “strong concern” over what they said were China’s “problematic and unilateral actions” in disputed seas in Asia and the Pacific, saying they … Read more

Vaccine champions Spain, Portugal focus on the reluctant few

MADRID (AP) – Juan Esteban Mariño, a healthy 29-year-old, has been part of the rare cohort in Spain, which has opposed the health authorities’ strong recommendations to get their vaccine shot. His attitude first changed when he planned an end-of-year holiday in Portugal, where authorities crack down on unvaccinated visitors while confronting a wave of … Read more

The Bank of London debuts as the first new UK clearing bank in 250 years with global plans

The Bank of London launched on 30 November as the UK’s 6th primary clearing bank and became only the second new clearing bank in more than 250 years. The new bank enters the market with a valuation of 1.1 billion. USD, making it the first pre-income bank in history to achieve ‘unicorn’ status upon debut. … Read more

Live Updates: France allows limited flights from Africa

PARIS – A spokesman says the French government will allow flights with French and EU citizens back from southern Africa to resume under very strict conditions from Saturday. French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said the move would lift for “very few” travelers a suspension on flights from the region that France introduced last week as … Read more

End your Brexit “sausage war” against British bangers, UK to tell the EU

Northern Irish sausage producers can supply both the UK and EU markets thanks to the protocol, and many large supermarkets use domestic suppliers. But the prospect of British sausages being banned in Northern Ireland brought both sides to the brink of a trade war in the summer. Brussels warned that it would backfire with tariffs … Read more

The Belarusian leader accuses Lithuania of dumping dead migrants

MOSCOW (AP) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday accused the Lithuanian authorities of dumping the bodies of migrants at the border between the two countries – a claim rejected by Lithuania due to rising border tensions between Belarus and its EU neighbors. Lukashenko also warned that his country would be completely behind its ally … Read more

Talks to revive Iran’s nuclear deal resume; The United States stays far away

VIENNA (AP) – Negotiators in Vienna on Monday resumed negotiations to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, in which the United States participated at arm’s length as in previous rounds, since the Trump administration withdrew from the agreement three years ago. Hopes of rapid progress were dampened after a hard-line new government in … Read more

AFL News 2021: Caroline Wilson opens up about match against Covid-19

Veteran foot reporter Caroline Wilson’s trip to Europe quickly turned sour when the Covid-19 virus “took control of her” body. Veteran football reporter and TV host Caroline Wilson has described her family’s recent match with Covid-19. Wilson, who co-hosts Channel 9’s Footy classified, traveled to Amsterdam with her husband, former Channel 7 state political reporter … Read more

The Belarusian leader accuses Lithuania of dumping dead migrants

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has accused Lithuanian authorities of dumping the bodies of migrants at the border between the two countries By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press November 29, 2021 at 18.25 • 3 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW – Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday accused the Lithuanian authorities of … Read more

The cautious, tired world slams the doors in, for fear of the omicron variant

BRUSSELS (AP) – With an action-now-style-ask-questions-later approach, countries around the world slammed their doors shut again in an attempt to keep the new omicron variant in check on Monday, as more cases of mutant coronavirus appeared, and scientists ran to find out how dangerous it could be. Japan announced that it would block the access … Read more