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”

Baltic states expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with Prague

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will expel several Russian diplomats and embassy employees in solidarity with Prague, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis announced during a press conference on Friday. “My Latvian and Estonian colleagues have each expelled one [embassy] employee involved in espionage activities,” Landsbergis said. Lithuania will expel two Russian diplomats, he said without disclosingContinue reading “Baltic states expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with Prague”

Czech Republic threatens to expel Russian diplomats over Moscow’s alleged links to 2014 explosions

The Czech Republic is threatening to expel all Russian diplomats from Prague in the latest escalation in tensions over Moscow’s alleged involvement in attacks on ammunition depots in 2014. The Czech Republic on Tuesday threatened to expel all Russian diplomats from Prague, accusing Moscow of orchestrating an “unprecedented terror attack” on Czech territory in 2014.Continue reading “Czech Republic threatens to expel Russian diplomats over Moscow’s alleged links to 2014 explosions”

Czechs say Russian retaliation stronger than expected, ask EU partners for solidarity

The Czech Republic said on Monday Russia’s eviction of 20 Czech embassy employees in response to Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian staff was a stronger than expected reaction and the government will consider further steps. Acting Czech Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said he had asked fellow European Union foreign ministers for “an expression of solidarity”Continue reading “Czechs say Russian retaliation stronger than expected, ask EU partners for solidarity”

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