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Kazakhstan’s Deputy FM says EU & US ties remain strong as Central Asia’s largest country emerges as regional power

In the three-plus decades since Kazakhstan emerged as an independent nation from the ashes of the Soviet Union's 1991 collapse, the Central Asian giant...

Helping women lead across the Mediterranean

Female unemployment rate remains well below the global average. More than half of working women are employed informally, with low-wage jobs and fewer rights than men.

Several EU nations halt AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over blood clot fears

Several nations in Europe have suspended the use of the Coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca/Oxford University over blood clot concerns, despite a statement by...

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to Australia

Italy on Thursday blocked a shipment of an AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine that was destined for Australia, marking the first EU intervention since the bloc...

Italy’s ambassador to DR Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

The Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Luca Attanasio and two other people have been killed on Monday during in an...

Italian PM Conte resigns

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stepped down from his post on Tuesday, plunging the country into political uncertainty amid the Coronavirus pandemic.Conte, who has...

Berlusconi admitted to Monaco hospital with heart problems

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been urgently admitted to hospital in Monaco to undergo medical tests for heart arrhythmia problems, but is...

East Med Gas Forum to enhance regional ties, boost EU energy security

Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority established the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) as an intergovernmental organisation in a virtual...

Vatican to let more employees work remotely as coronavirus ravages Italy

While the whole of Italy remains imprisoned in a complete lockdown, the Vatican is under increasing pressure to let more of its employees work...

Public opinion in Italy, Spain, France in favour of lockdown measures

Italian, Spanish and French citizens are in their vast majority supportive of the heavily restrictive measures imposed by their countries to contain the spread...

Coronavirus cases in Italy could be 10 times higher, official says

The number of coronavirus cases in Italy could be 10 times higher than those officially reported, rocketing the total number of infections to over...

Czech Republic sends masks to Italy after Chinese shipment seized by mistake

The Czech Republic is due to send 110,000 masks to Italy after a Chinese shipment of medical equipment heading to Italy to help tackle...

Pope walks in a deserted Rome, prays for end of pandemic

Pope Francis, who recently recovered from a cold, suddenly appeared on the streets of Rome on Sunday to visit two churches and pray for...

Italy sees death toll rocketing, hospitals in crisis

While the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases across Europe is rising dramatically, Italy remains the second country most harshly hit by the virus' outbreak...

External trainer in Brussels diagnosed with COVID-19

An external trainer giving classes to staff in Brussels has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal communications e-mail circulating in the European...

COVID-19: EU Health Ministers call for solidarity after member states restrict medical exports

Health Ministers across the EU27 bloc have raised concerns over the unilateral moves of France, Germany and the Czech Republic to restrict the export of...

NATO HQ in Brussels confirms Coronavirus case

A staff member working at NATO headquarters in Brussels has been tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently at home, in self-isolation, NATO's spokesperson, Oana...

WHO director-general criticises countries for lack of commitment to stop COVID-19 outbreak

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus condemned the efforts made by some countries in dealing with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Tedros showed concerns over the actions...

Coronavirus hits Rome's tourism industry

The impact of COVID-19 to the tourism section has cost up to €1.5 billion losses in Rome and the broader region of Lazio, according...

Coronavirus: airlines react to virus outbreak in Europe

EasyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Wizz Air and Jet2 announced on Friday, February 28, measures to curb the negative impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak...

Iranian Vice President infected with Coronavirus

Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar is the latest Iranian official infected with Coronavirus, according to the state-run IRNA. Ebtekar, also...

WHO calls on EU for Coronavirus pandemic preparedness

The World Health Organisation's (WHO) regional Director in Europe, Hans Kluge has called on European countries to be in a "phase of preparedness" for...

Brazil reports first case of Coronavirus in South America

The Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed the country’s first case of COVID-19 (popularly known as coronavirus) during a press conference on Wednesday, February 26. The...

France reports first coronavirus death, as epidemic spreads in Europe

The French Health Ministry reported that a 60-year-old man died of a COVID-19 (popularly known as coronavirus) infection overnight on Wednesday, February 26 in...

Coronavirus spread could threaten Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympic Games could be cancelled, if Coronavirus is not efficiently controlled, said Dick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC),...

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