UK’s Brexit transition plans released

EU sets out Brexit transition demands Pro-Brexit Tories set out demands The transition period is due to kick in as the UK leaves in March 2019, and is intended to give time to prepare for the long-term post-Brexit arrangements between the UK and the EU, which have yet to be agreed, and to give businesses […]

SNP urges UK government to ‘hit pause’ on Brexit due to coronavirus

“It is impossible for businesses and others to prepare for life outside the EU while coping with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis at the same time, and many might struggle to survive the second blow of a hard Brexit at the end of this year.

Europe’s clocks go forward this weekend: Here’s what you need to know

In recent years, public opinion has been turning against moving the clocks back and forth, and in 2018 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said a majority of European Union citizens wanted to end the twice-yearly changes.

Italy PM calls for European recovery bonds – report

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has urged the European Union to launch a “recovery bond” to help fund the response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying failure to tackle the emergency would be a “tragic mistake” for the bloc.

COVID-19 and FAAN: Avoiding a looming disaster

During World War II, America only felt it when Japan attacked Pearl Harbour while Britain came head on at Dunkirk. But today, the entire American territory – 50 states as well as the entire UK are under the scourge of Covid-19.  Africa’s WWII experience was at El-Alarmein and along the northern territories running from Libya eastwards.  But […]

Coping with the coronavirus: Slovakia opens some shops but tightens hygienic measures

In addition, he announced the state is planning another measure: to have all Slovak citizens returning from abroad detained for compulsory quarantine in state facilities. For now, only those who return within the state-organised repatriation efforts are placed into quarantine in state facilities, while those arriving individually are required to stay quarantined at home.

Coronavirus latest: More than 10,000 dead in Italy

07:40 A total of 86 United Nations staff members around the world have COVID-19, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has confirmed. UN staff in Europe have been most affected, but staff members in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the US have also confirmed cases. Many UN staff have been working from home since the outbreak began.

Why does Indonesia have a high COVID-19 mortality rate?

Adib Kumaidi, an official at the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI), told DW that a number of factors are contributing to a high mortality rate in Indonesia, mainly the lack of data and limited health facilities to conduct coronavirus tests. Kumaidi said the number of cases will increase when the authorities test more people across the […]