Germany Vows 'Consequences' for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline if Russia Invades Ukraine

Germany Vows ‘Consequences’ for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline if Russia Invades Ukraine

Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz, on his first day in office, warned of consequences for the pipeline if Russia made a move on Ukraine. (File photo: Reuters) Nord Stream 2 is set to double supplies of cheap natural gas from Russia to Germany, which the EU’s top economy says is needed to help transition away […]

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Europe's Busiest Airport Shuts Down Due To Heavy Snowstorm

Europe’s Busiest Airport Shuts Down Due To Heavy Snowstorm

Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul on Monday while schools and vaccination centres closed in Athens as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean, causing blackouts and traffic havoc. The closure of Istanbul Airport — where the roof of one of the cargo terminals collapsed under heavy snow, causing no injuries — […]

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Woman Gives Nazi Salute Outside Auschwitz-Birkenau, Detained

Woman Gives Nazi Salute Outside Auschwitz-Birkenau, Detained

The “Arbeit macht frei” (Work sets you free) gate is pictured on the site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland (Image: Reuters) The woman later confessed that she was engaging in Nazi propaganda and said that the gesture was ‘a bad joke’. AFP Warsaw, Poland Last Updated:January 24, […]

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Airbnb Offers Isolated Getaways for Safe Travelling During Covid-19 Pandemic

Airbnb Offers Isolated Getaways for Safe Travelling During Covid-19 Pandemic

Tourism has certainly taken a hit during the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, many hotel reservations have seen cancellations. But if you have been consumed by wanderlust for far too long, renting a wooden cabin far away from the crowd might be your best option. […]

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Tech Mahindra Acquires European Firm, 25% Stake in 2 Tech Platforms for 330 Mn Euros

Tech Mahindra Acquires European Firm, 25% Stake in 2 Tech Platforms for 330 Mn Euros

IT company Tech Mahindra on Monday announced acquisition of 100 per cent stake in Europe-based Com Tec Co IT (CTC) and 25 per cent stake in two insurtech platforms for a total of EUR 330 million (about Rs 2,800 crore). The company said the acquisitions will strengthen its digital engineering and insurance technology businesses. “It […]

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Peak Omicron? Experts Wary of Calling Time on Variant Wave in Europe

Peak Omicron? Experts Wary of Calling Time on Variant Wave in Europe

A surge in coronavirus cases caused by the Omicron variant may have peaked in some parts of Europe but medics say the impact will continue to be felt across the region, with hospitals still at risk of facing a rush of admissions. Health experts and politicians warn against complacency, saying it is not yet clear […]

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Havana Syndrome: New Cases Reported In Europe, US Yet To Find Answers

Havana Syndrome: New Cases Reported In Europe, US Yet To Find Answers

US secretary of state Anthony Blinken said that the US is trying to find out all it can about the Havana syndrome after four US diplomats working in Geneva and Paris have fallen ill with the suspected neurological illness, according to a report by news agency BBC. Blinken also said that the US discussed the […]

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Russia Covid Infections Could Surge 6 Times Higher Due to Omicron

Russia Covid Infections Could Surge 6 Times Higher Due to Omicron

Russian officials on Tuesday sounded the alarm about a looming surge of coronavirus infections due to the highly contagious omicron variant, but stopped short of announcing new restrictions in a hard-hit country where very few limits are in place. Russia already has by far Europe’s highest pandemic toll at over 317,000 dead. The warning on […]

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Half of Europe on Track to Catch Omicron as China Lockdown Millions

Half of Europe on Track to Catch Omicron as China Lockdown Millions

More than half of people in Europe are projected to catch Omicron in the next two months, the WHO said Tuesday, as millions in China faced fresh lockdowns on the two-year anniversary of the world’s first Covid death. The highly-transmissible variant has ripped through countries at breakneck pace, forcing governments to impose fresh measures and […]

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‘Prepared To Respond Forcefully’: Blinken Warns Russia Ahead of Geneva Meet

‘Prepared To Respond Forcefully’: Blinken Warns Russia Ahead of Geneva Meet

US secretary of state Antony Blinken warned Russia that the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will not acquiesce to its demands as officials from both countries meet next week in Geneva to discuss issues surrounding Ukraine. Blinken, however, said that if Russia prefers it can also choose to opt for a more […]

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