Category: World
World 29.01.20 | 09:49

Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave

Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad, ABC News reported. A Japanese flight carrying evacuees home included four people with coughs and fevers....

World 24.01.20 | 22:11

Johnson hails ‘fantastic moment’ as Britain, EU sign Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel signed the divorce deal for Britain to leave the EU on Friday. Johnson hailed the signing, one of the final steps required before Britain begins the formal process of...

World 24.01.20 | 11:15

V4: Orban opens door for cooperation with moderate Islamic parties

Christian Democratic parties have a good chance for cooperation with moderate Islamic parties because they have one thing in common: they both insist on retaining their own identities, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at a board meeting of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI) comprising...

World 23.01.20 | 21:04

Salvini: the Italian government is finito

“Il governo è finito” – the government is finished – Matteo Salvini posted on Facebook reacting to news that Luigi Di Maio, president of the Five Star Movement (M5S), member of the governing the left-wing coalition, has resigned. Di Maio, who kept his position as Foreign Minister, tried...

World 23.01.20 | 11:56

We changed our name, but we will not see Europe – ESI predicts that Western Balkan countries will not join EU before 2030!

If the methodology and pace of the process do not change, no Western Balkan country will join the Union before 2030, according to the latest study of the European Stability Initiative (ESI). The document quotes a 2010 statement by former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer. Asked what “shape”...

World 21.01.20 | 15:39

Greta Thunberg in Davos: ‘Nothing has been done’ to tackle the climate crisis

Greta Thunberg took the stage at the World Economic Forum Tuesday to admonish world leaders for doing “basically nothing” to reduce carbon emissions despite evidence of a looming climate catastrophe, CNN reported. Speaking just hours before President Donald Trump’s appearance at...

World 21.01.20 | 14:38

Deadly new virus spreads across China as international concern rises

A new strain of coronavirus is spreading across China, where medical authorities said on Tuesday that at least 291 people had been infected and six had died. Seventy-seven new cases were identified on Monday alone, according to the National Health Commission. Another 54 patients were suspected of carrying...

World 21.01.20 | 11:43

Borissov: Bulgaria consistently supports Western Balkans’ efforts to join EU

Bulgaria consistently supports the efforts of the countries from the Western Balkans on their path towards EU membership, said Tuesday Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during the “Diplomatic Dialogue on the Western Balkans” session, held as part of the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos. According to...

World 20.01.20 | 12:56

V4: Eight die in Czech nursing home fire

Eight people have been killed in a fire in a home for people with disabilities in the Czech Republic close to the German border on Sunday morning, the V4 news agency reported. Due to the tragedy, Prime Minister Andrej Babis also travelled to the scene. Two German units also participated in the rescue. According...

World 17.01.20 | 17:16

V4: The EPP situation will have to be resolved, Orban says

Many European People’s Party (EPP) members betrayed Hungary during the EP vote on Thursday. “We were an inch away from quitting” the EPP, Viktor Orban said in his regular Friday radio interview. He emphasized that if the EPP does not stick up for Hungary, “we have to start a new...

World 16.01.20 | 19:11

V4: Hungarian officials say Brussels adopts Communist style methods against countries that oppose open borders

On Thursday, the European Parliament (EP) voted to continue the rule of law probe launched against Hungary and Poland. Left-wing MEPs did not present any arguments based on facts in the debate on Wednesday and the rule-of-law issue is merely a “cover story” for the attack of pro-immigration...

World 16.01.20 | 14:03

Russia’s state Duma overwhelmingly approves Mishustin as new Prime Minister

The Russian parliament’s lower chamber, the State Duma, has overwhelmingly voted to approve President Vladimir Putin’s nominee, Mikhail Mishustin, as the country’s new prime minister. In the January 16 vote, broadcast live on state television, 383 lawmakers were in favor of Mishustin while...

World 15.01.20 | 13:25

Australia fires: Smoke to make ‘full circuit’ around globe, Nasa says

Smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia will soon circle the Earth back to the nation, says Nasa, BBC reports. Massive infernos have raged along the nation’s east coast for months, pushing smoke across the Pacific. Nasa said plumes from blazes around New Year’s Day had crossed South...

World 15.01.20 | 09:42

One dead, six injured in explosion at chemical facility in Spain

One person has died in an explosion at a chemical facility in Tarragona in north-eastern Spain. A total of six other people were injured in the incident, Catalonia’s Interior Minister Miquel Buch said on Tuesday, without revealing the identity of the victim. The company said one other person was missing,...

World 14.01.20 | 11:19

V4: High migration pressure at Hungary’s borders

The first two weeks of the year has given a lot of work to police officers and soldiers protecting the borders, and the migration pressure is high, the Hungarian Interior Ministry’s state secretary said at a press conference in Budapest on Monday, the V4 news agency reported. Karoly Kontrat added...

World 11.01.20 | 22:48

Two Aussie wildfires merge into inferno; man seriously burned

Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented wildfire crisis, officials said Saturday, AP reported. Authorities were assessing the damage after firefighters...

World 11.01.20 | 19:13

Ukraine plane shot down because of human error, Iran says

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard acknowledged on Saturday it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet this week, killing all 176 aboard. The head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division said his unit accepts “full responsibility.” General Amir...

World 10.01.20 | 21:38

Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population

Hungary will provide free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to couples at state-run clinics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced. He said fertility was of “strategic importance”. Last month his government took over Hungary’s fertility clinics. Mr Orban, a right-wing nationalist,...

World 09.01.20 | 23:36

Trudeau: Evidence shows Iranian missile downed Ukraine plane

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday evidence indicates an Iranian missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday and that the strike “may have been unintentional,” AP reports. Trudeau says Canadian and allied intelligence supports that conclusion. He declined to get into the specific...

World 09.01.20 | 15:15

Orban: Increased number of police officers at the border with Serbia

The Hungarian government has decided to increase the number of police officers and soldiers serving at the Hungarian-Serbian border due to a growing migration pressure, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday. He said at a press conference that the number of attempts at illegal crossings...

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