Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

It is an ancient monument revered by different ideologies for centuries. Hagia Sofia in Turkey – one of the world’s most contested buildings – is creating controversy once again. It was the largest Christian cathedral in the Eastern Roman Empire for a thousand years. Now, one of the busiest tourist attractions in Istanbul is a museum. … Read more Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

World leaders condemn China’s Hong Kong security law, US passes sanctions

China warns countries to stay out of domestic affairs, after Australia said it was actively considering offering safe haven to Hong Kong residents and the UK announced it could offer residency to Hong Kong citizens, as Beijing Parliament approved the controversial new “security law” for Hong Kong on Tuesday. “Countries that we hadn’t heard before, … Read more World leaders condemn China’s Hong Kong security law, US passes sanctions

2020 Derby, Oaks, Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de Diane previews with Kevin Blake and Alex Hammond

The Derby, Oaks, Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de Diane Longines are four of the biggest races in the European racing calendar – all on the same weekend in 2020! Kevin Blake and Alex Hammond have previewed the four races, where the likes of Frankie Dettori, Ryan Moore, Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden will … Read more 2020 Derby, Oaks, Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de Diane previews with Kevin Blake and Alex Hammond

Putin Wins Big in Vote Allowing Him to Extend Rule to 2036

Jul.02 — Russian President Vladimir Putin won a resounding endorsement of his bid to extend his two-decade-long rule potentially to 2036, even as some polls show his approval ratings near historic lows. Elisabeth Braw of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), an independent think tank on international defense and security, comments on the implications of … Read more Putin Wins Big in Vote Allowing Him to Extend Rule to 2036

Dollar Is Still `Big Brother’, Euro Isn’t Moving, HSBC Says

Jul.02 — David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, discusses the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, why the euro isn’t going up or down, and why he’s still bearish on the pound. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

MMT Environment Is `Nano-Seconds Away,’ Saxo Bank Says

Jul.02 — Steen Jakobsen, chief economist and chief investment officer at Saxo Bank A/S, discusses inflation, the changing workforce and modern monetary theory, which argues that governments with their own currency can’t go broke, and can keep spending until inflation becomes a problem. “We are in a world where only inflation can save the central … Read more MMT Environment Is `Nano-Seconds Away,’ Saxo Bank Says

US intelligence doubted Russia urged Taliban to kill US trips, says Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was not told about a reported Russian effort to get the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers because many U.S. intelligence officials doubted its veracity, a stance contradicted by four U.S. and European sources and by its inclusion in a widely read CIA report in May. Subscribe to … Read more US intelligence doubted Russia urged Taliban to kill US trips, says Trump

Germany assumes EU presidency as Merkel pushes for massive bloc-wide recovery plan

Germany takes over the European Union’s six-month presidency Wednesday, with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel staking her legacy on a massive economic recovery plan to help the bloc cope with the coronavirus fallout. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Germany assumes EU presidency as Merkel pushes for massive bloc-wide recovery plan

EU reopens its borders to 15 countries

The European Union has reopened its borders to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where deaths caused by COVID-19 are spiking once again. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Europe #EU #Coronavirus

Europe set for hit from summer without US tourists

European countries are preparing for a summer without US tourists, and their tourist dollars, after the country failed to make an EU list of 14 external countries that will be allowed to visit the bloc from today. France welcomed 5 million US tourists in 2019, while in Italy tourism accounts for 13 percent of GDP. … Read more Europe set for hit from summer without US tourists

Germany is taking over the presidency of the European Union

Germany, the European Union’s biggest economic power, is taking over the presidency of the 27-nation bloc amid massive challenges and huge expectations as the continent grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on … Read more Germany is taking over the presidency of the European Union