Georgia Threatens to Sue Its Own President Over Her Support for Ukraine

Georgia’s ruling party, if not its populace, wants to appease the Kremlin. Georgia’s president does not. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, Georgia has been a house divided. That very day, thousands of Georgians gathered in front of the Parliament in Tbilisi to show support and solidarity for Ukraine. They returned night after nightContinue reading “Georgia Threatens to Sue Its Own President Over Her Support for Ukraine”

Poland will refuse to play World Cup play-offs with Russia in opposition to invasion of Ukraine – Sky Sports News

Poland will refuse to play their forthcoming World Cup play-offs with Russia in March following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The winners of the game, which was due to be played on March 25, would face Sweden or Czech Republic four days later for a place in the finals in Qatar in November. The PolishContinue reading “Poland will refuse to play World Cup play-offs with Russia in opposition to invasion of Ukraine – Sky Sports News”

Polish official fired after calling Holocaust law ‘stupid’

A Polish diplomat charged with improving contacts with Jews worldwide has been fired after he criticized his own government’s approach to regulating Holocaust speech, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Jaroslaw Nowak, the plenipotentiary for contacts with the Jewish diaspora described a Holocaust speech law passed by his country’s ruling party as “stupid,” in an interviewContinue reading “Polish official fired after calling Holocaust law ‘stupid’”

Slovakia wants to be ‘equal partner’ in trade with Taiwan: official

Slovakia wants to be “an equal partner” to Taiwan, the leader of an official trade delegation to the island said Monday, a sign of growing international support for Taipei having a place on the world stage despite Beijing’s protests. China claims self-ruled democratic Taiwan as its territory, to be retaken one day by force ifContinue reading “Slovakia wants to be ‘equal partner’ in trade with Taiwan: official”

Covid: Record German cases as WHO warns of Europe deaths

Germany has recorded almost 34,000 daily Covid cases in the past 24 hours, its highest number so far, in what the health minister is calling a “massive pandemic of the unvaccinated”. Sixteen million Germans have not had a jab. However hospital intensive care cases are still lower than in spring. The World Health Organization hasContinue reading “Covid: Record German cases as WHO warns of Europe deaths”

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report

A huge leak of documents seen by BBC News shows how countries are trying to change a crucial scientific report on how to tackle climate change. The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. It also showsContinue reading “COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report”

Czech prime minister’s party narrowly loses re-election days after Pandora Papers revelations in surprise outcome

Scandal-clouded billionaire Andrej Babis now faces probes over secret luxury property deals exposed in ICIJ’s global investigation based on the biggest ever offshore data leak. In a shock result, billionaire Andrej Babis’ party has narrowly lost the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election days after the populist leader had to contend with revelations from the Pandora Papers,Continue reading “Czech prime minister’s party narrowly loses re-election days after Pandora Papers revelations in surprise outcome”

Ahead of election, Pandora Papers cast shadow over Czech PM

Andrej Babis, who denies allegations about his offshore dealings, is under pressure from Czechs, politicians and media. With days to go until national elections in the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Andrej Babis is trying to shake off criticism following allegations about his business dealings in the Pandora Papers. In the headline-grabbing leak published on Sunday, whichContinue reading “Ahead of election, Pandora Papers cast shadow over Czech PM”

At least five dead as tornado wrecks buildings in Czech Republic

More than 100 injured in south-west, where South Moravia governor voices shock at level of destruction At least five people died and more than a hundred were injured when a tornado and hailstones the size of tennis balls hit the Czech Republic’s south-east on Thursday night. Video footage from the region on social networks showedContinue reading “At least five dead as tornado wrecks buildings in Czech Republic”

Czech bill to compensate forcibly sterilized Roma passes

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved legislation to compensate Roma women sterilized against their will The lower house of the Czech Parliament approved legislation on Friday to compensate Roma women who were sterilized against their will. Human rights groups believe hundreds of Roma women were sterilized without their informed consent. Up to 400 womenContinue reading “Czech bill to compensate forcibly sterilized Roma passes”

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