PM’s father Stanley Johnson defends Greece visit, saying he had to make the villa ‘covid-proof’

The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he was wanting a ‘quiet time’ after being criticised after reportedly travelling via Bulgaria to visit his Greek holiday home. Speaking outside his villa in Pilio on Friday, Stanley said “I’ve got a whole lot of instructions about how to make the place covid, covid-proof.” … Read more PM’s father Stanley Johnson defends Greece visit, saying he had to make the villa ‘covid-proof’

Novak Djokovic Tests Positive for Covid-19

Novak Djokovic isn’t just a tennis legend, he’s also revered back in Serbia. The fact he tested positive for Covid-19 after an exhibition tour in the Balkans is a blow to his country’s national pride and its efforts to keep the disease under control. The announcement follows Sunday’s abrupt end to the Adria Tour after … Read more Novak Djokovic Tests Positive for Covid-19

Elections results: General Assembly President, Security Council Non-permanent members, ECOSOC member

The President of the United Nations 74th Session of the General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande announced today, the results of the elections of the President of the 75th session of the Assembly, non-permanent members of the Security Council and members of the Economic and Social Council. President of the 75th session of the General Assembly Having … Read more Elections results: General Assembly President, Security Council Non-permanent members, ECOSOC member

Gareth Southgate says anti-racism protests could change society & reflects on incidents with England

SUBSCRIBE ► http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS ► http://bit.ly/SkySportsPLHighlights Gareth Southgate talks about the subject of racism following the death of George Floyd in US police custody. He reflects on his experiences managing England – in which his playing squad faced racist abuse in both Bulgaria & Montenegro #TheFootballShow Watch Premier League LIVE on Sky Sports … Read more Gareth Southgate says anti-racism protests could change society & reflects on incidents with England

Czech Republic Allows Beer Gardens To Reopen

Cheers from Prague! The Czech Republic has allowed beer gardens to reopen, a small relief for the country’s $2bn restaurant industry. The government is gradually relaxing restrictions after 8 weeks of coronavirus lockdown. In the first easing phase, only outdoor venues are allowed to serve customers. However, damage from the coronavirus dented the European Union’s … Read more Czech Republic Allows Beer Gardens To Reopen

Protesters scuffle with police during anti-lockdown rally in Bulgaria

Several hundred supporters of a Bulgarian nationalist party gathered in front of the National Assembly Building in Sofia on Thursday, to protest against the extent of the anti-COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the government. Tensions rose when several activists tried to break through a police cordon around the building, with a handful being detained. Members of … Read more Protesters scuffle with police during anti-lockdown rally in Bulgaria

Is Europe about to plunge into a new migration crisis?

Turkey has declared its border with the EU open – even as the EU says that’s not the case. Tens of thousands of people have attempted to cross the border between Turkey and its EU neighbours Greece and Bulgaria in recent days. Greece’s government has announced it will process no new asylum applications for one month. This … Read more Is Europe about to plunge into a new migration crisis?

Turkey-Greece border crisis: Thousands risk lives to reach EU

Ankara says more than 130,000 have left since opening its border with Bulgaria and Greece last Friday. The Greek government says only 1,500 have crossed over illegally and 26,000 have been stopped. Desperation and despair have been growing, and refugees and migrants are taking increasing risks to reach and cross the Greek border. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Turkey-Greece border crisis: Thousands risk lives to reach EU

Syrian refugees in limbo on Turkey-Greece border

Frustration and anger are growing among refugees on the border between Turkey and Greece. They are waiting to seize an opportunity to get into the European Union via Bulgaria and Greece. The Turkish government says more than 117,000 refugees have crossed borders. But Greece has already deported some. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from the … Read more Syrian refugees in limbo on Turkey-Greece border

EU pledges $800m to Greece for refugee, migrant surge

The EU has promised $800m to Greece to deal with a refugee and migrant surge from Turkey. That came after Turkey said it would allow hundreds of thousands of people to pass through. Greece and Bulgaria have stepped up security on their side of the land border with Turkey. The Greek coastguard is now actively … Read more EU pledges $800m to Greece for refugee, migrant surge

Is the European Union facing a new refugee crisis? | Inside Story

Turkey and the European Union are on a new collision course because of the millions of war refugees and migrants it’s looking after. Tens of thousands, mostly Syrians exiled in Turkey, are heading towards the borders with Bulgaria and Greece. That’s after Turkey eased border controls following the killing of 34 Turkish soldiers in an … Read more Is the European Union facing a new refugee crisis? | Inside Story

Greece tightens border with Turkey to stop migrants

Greece and Bulgaria have reinforced their borders after reports that Turkey said it would no longer hold refugees back. President Erdogan has long threatened to let Syrians and other refugees cross to Europe unless Ankara received more international support. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Istanbul, Turkey. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on … Read more Greece tightens border with Turkey to stop migrants

Refugees in Istanbul rush to board coach to reach Turkish border to Europe

Dozens of Syrian refugees were seen rushing to board coaches in Turkey’s Istanbul on Friday after Ankara decided to open its border to Europe. The move comes after an airstrike on Thursday killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria’s Idlib province. Fearing the window to leave Turkey would soon close, some of the 3.6 … Read more Refugees in Istanbul rush to board coach to reach Turkish border to Europe

Why are populations in Eastern and Central Europe in freefall? | The Stream

The world’s population is increasing, with the United Nations projecting that it may grow from 7.7 billion people in 2019 to 9.7 billion in 2050. Half of the projected rise is expected to be driven by population growth in a handful of countries including India, Democratic Republic of Congo and the United States. But growth … Read more Why are populations in Eastern and Central Europe in freefall? | The Stream

Did China capitulate to the US on ‘beautiful monster’ trade deal? | Counting the Cost

Three years ago Chinese President Xi Jinping stood in front of the world’s business elite in Davos, defending the post-war international liberal order as President Donald Trump railed against globalisation. Now, 18 months later, a trade deal of sorts has been signed. The deal, whichever way you choose to break it down, is a win … Read more Did China capitulate to the US on ‘beautiful monster’ trade deal? | Counting the Cost