Europe

27.03.2020

British PM Boris Johnson Sickened with COVID-19; Ireland to Nationalize Hospitals

British PM Boris Johnson Sickened with COVID-19; Ireland to Nationalize Hospitals

In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in a video posted on Twitter today he’s tested positive for COVID 19 and will work from home in self-isolation. And Ireland will nationalize its entire healthcare system for the duration of the pandemic. This is Irish Health Minister Simon Harris. “Patients with this… »

27.03.2020

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

In Europe “we give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”, a cardinal has denounced. By Cameron Doody Key points – “I don’t see much difference with the wall Trump is building on the border with Mexico” – “People criticise Turkey’s use of refugees as a… »

25.03.2020

Coronavirus: Stockpiling continues in the UK despite government calls

Coronavirus: Stockpiling continues in the UK despite government calls

Stefano Fasano, Al Arabiya English If you live in London, it’s a hard time for toilet roll hunters. For a couple of weeks now, toilet paper has become the favoured prey of seemingly uncontrollable hoards of irrational stockpilers in the country, leaving many supermarkets in a daily apocalypse-like situation of… »

24.03.2020

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

A series of tremors hit the Croatian capital Zagreb on early Sunday morning on March 22, leaving at least 27 people injured, one critically, and widespread damage to old buildings in the historic center. The epicenter was registered at seven kilometers north of Zagreb at a 5.3… »

23.03.2020

Petition for Emergency Basic Income for the EU

Petition for Emergency Basic Income for the EU

All of Europe is now in a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, and each state taking urgent measures to address it. At present, the European Commission has announced some initial measures, which include loosening the financial stability rules, funds for research and support for the most vulnerable… »

21.03.2020

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

Following the threat of legal action against the Italian open source researchers Fracassi and Ramaioli from the company contracted to provide respiratory devices for a hospital in the Italian city of Chiari, we spoke with Panos Papadopoulos, lawyer and social anthropologist, who served as Director… »

19.03.2020

St Petersburg firm creates online bar for self-isolating Russians

St Petersburg firm creates online bar for self-isolating Russians

As the country registers its first death, more Russians are staying indoors Written by Maxim Edwards A resourceful Russian firm has launched a bar to allow lonely extroverts some relief from self-isolation — online. Increasing numbers of Russians are opting for self-isolation after confirmed coronavirus cases rise steeply. At… »

18.03.2020

Chronicle from Coronaland 14 March

Chronicle from Coronaland 14 March

In the end, when living under extraordinary conditions, with intense worry excluding no one, causing suffering for many, we discover a profound reality: I exist because you exist. What we are experiencing nullifies everything that we were taught and have believed in since we were born. It’s like a gigantic… »

18.03.2020

March 8: The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence ends its journey in Madrid

March 8: The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence ends its journey in Madrid

After 159 days travelling the planet with activities in 51 countries and 122 cities, overcoming multiple difficulties and unforeseen events, the World March team concluded its trip in Madrid on March 8, a date chosen as a tribute and a sign of support for women’s struggle. This arrival was celebrated… »

18.03.2020

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

By Jan Oberg Defender Europe 20 is a huge, basically US military exercise, on European soil between February and May this year. It has already started. In the midst of a closed-down coronavirus Europe. And it is war-preparing, not peace- or confidence-building. The diagram above from the British Army… »

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