Pakistan wrestles with pilots scandal in wake of European flight ban

In the wake of a scandal involving Pakistani pilots, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has said European countries should consider suspending any pilots licensed by that country.This comes after...

Serbian president backtracks on COVID-19 curfew as protests enter second day

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on Wednesday backtracked on plans to enforce a second coronavirus lockdown amid violent protesters in Belgrade.Vučić had announced on Tuesday that new lockdown measures would be reintroduced...

COVID-19: Harvard and MIT sue US government over new immigration rule for international students

Two of the United States' most prestigious universities, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), are taking the Trump administration to court over its decision to revoke visas for international...

France hands over remains of Algeria’s resistance fighters

Algeria is burying on Sunday, its independence day, the remains of 24 soldiers returned by France after 170 years.It's the latest attempt to settle questions linked to France's colonial domination, which...

Stranded Ocean Viking migrants to arrive in Sicily port on Monday

The 180 migrants on the Ocean Viking aid ship will arrive in Porto Empedocle on Monday, where they will be transferred onto another ship, the Moby Zaza, and placed in quarantine.Before...

Croatia election: Will the ruling party’s early election gamble pay off?

Croatia is holding a parliamentary election on Sunday (July 5), in an early election that is likely to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.Polls show a close race between the two...

Air France’s €7bn state bailout slammed as talks begin over job cuts

Air France’s €7 billion government bailout has come in for criticism after the airline began talks over job cuts.The carrier began discussing the prospect with personnel representatives on Friday, prompting protests...

Coronavirus: Texas orders people to wear masks in public as governor changes course

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp-up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of...

Macron names Jean Castex as new French Prime Minister after Edouard Philippe’s resignation

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex as the country's new prime minister, following the resignation of Edouard Philippe. A full government reshuffle is expected later.Castex is a local mayor...

Coronavirus: Serbia tightens restrictions after highest spike in COVID-19 cases since April

Serbia has tightened COVID-19 restrictions again after recording its highest spike in coronavirus cases since April.Three hospitals in Belgrade, after a break of just a month, have been transformed back into...

Hagia Sophia Museum: Court to rule if Istanbul landmark should be a mosque again

A Turkish court will rule in the next 15 days on whether the government is permitted to revert the world-famous Hagia Sophia Museum into a mosque.The vast domed building in Istanbul,...

End to EU free movement in UK a step closer after MPs pass immigration bill

British MPs have approved the government's immigration bill which aims to end EU freedom of movement rules in the UK, one of the key factors that led to Brexit.The measure has...

Agnès Buzyn: Ex-health minister defends France’s early coronavirus response

Former French health minister Agnès Buzyn responded to questions from a parliamentary investigatory committee over her actions earlier this year to prepare France for the coronavirus crisis.Rejecting the suggestion that the...

Airbus axes 15,000 jobs amid sector’s ‘gravest crisis’

Airbus is to cut 15,000 jobs as it faces “the gravest crisis this sector has ever experienced”. The world’s largest manufacturer of aircraft is just one of a many companies...

Swine flu with pandemic potential discovered in China

A new strain of swine flu with "pandemic potential" has been identified by scientists in China, according to a newly-released study.Researchers from the China Agricultural University, the Chinese Centre for Disease...

‘Build build build!’: Boris Johnson sets out ‘new deal’ on infrastructure to boost UK economy

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his government's plans for nationwide economic recovery, saying it will "build build build" to deal with the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.In...

Thanksgiving honors refugees who made a new home in America. Trump’s policies do the opposite ǀ View

In 1620, a group of refugees, persecuted because of their religious faith, set forth from Plymouth, England, for the "New World" — which was, of course, not so new to the...

Alan Cumming: As an immigrant, the racism of anti-immigrant rhetoric is palpable ǀ View

America is such a young country: It's only a few hundred years old, and no one who has been here for only a few generations is without an immigrant connection. So,...

Trump’s feud with New York isn’t going away. Here’s who will suffer as a result ǀ View

The Trump administration's Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice have declared open war on sanctuary cities — cities that have refused to aid Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). And...

UK confirms local lockdown in Leicester due to surge in coronavirus cases

The UK government has confirmed lockdown measures to combat the spread of coronavirus will not be lifted in Leicester, and stricter measures will be imposed to tackle the number of cases...

EU recommends lifting travel restrictions on 15 countries from July 1

The EU Council has officially recommended to lift travel restrictions on 15 countries when external borders reopen from July 1.An EU diplomatic source confirmed to Euronews earlier Tuesday that the draft...

Former French PM François Fillon sentenced to prison over ‘fake jobs’ scandal

A French court has found former prime minister François Fillon guilty of paying his wife over €1 million in public funds for a "fake job".Fillon was sentenced to five years in...

Suspect shot in Glasgow incident named while injured policeman continues recovery

A male suspect died after he was shot by armed officers after an incident at a hotel in central Glasgow on Friday, Police Scotland said.Six people, aged between 17 and 53...

Coronavirus: US sets new record for daily cases as Europe clamps down on gatherings

The US reported its highest one-day increase in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as authorities across Europe urged people to respect bans on public gatherings following a string of illegal parties.According...

Revealed: Draft list of countries that will be allowed to enter EU when borders open

Locked away in a meeting room in Brussels, officials are debating who will be allowed to enter the EU on July 1 when the bloc's international borders are scheduled to be...

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci ‘indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity’

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci and nine other former separatists have been indicted on war crimes charges.Thaci was a former commander with the Kosovo Liberation Army during the war for independence from...

Swissport to cut over 4,000 jobs in UK and Ireland due to COVID-19

Aviation services company Swissport said Wednesday it could cut 4,556 jobs in the UK and Ireland, as it becomes the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on...

Polish President Duda meets Donald Trump for pre-election boost

US President Donald Trump hosted his Polish counterpart in Washington on Wednesday for a meeting that comes just days before an election in Poland. The Polish President is the first foreign...

Dutch police use water cannon to disperse The Hague protest

Dutch police deployed mounted officers and water cannons in The Hague on Sunday after clashes erupted following a protest against COVID-19 lockdown measures.The protest against the government's handling of the health...

Eritrean migrants in Libya claim EU-backed voluntary returns programme isn’t so voluntary

When the 21 migrants arrived at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli in May 2019, each was given a bag containing a clean shirt and a pair of trousers.The group had spent...

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Harris introduces anti-racism bill to address disparities in COVID-19 crisis

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