Should You Risk a Summer Holiday Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic? | This Morning

If the heatwave has made you crave a holiday abroad Simon Calder joins us in the studio to explain how to take a low-risk trip away right now. Plus, with infection rates slowly rising across Europe, sparking fears of a second wave we’re asking is going abroad selfish? Couple Ged & Karl don’t think so … Read more Should You Risk a Summer Holiday Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic? | This Morning

Turkey and Greece at odds over gas exploration rights

Turkey and Greece have long been at odds over gas exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean. And tension is likely to rise as Ankara announced fresh moves in the area. Michal Bardavid has the details. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play … Read more Turkey and Greece at odds over gas exploration rights

At least eight people killed in Greece floods

At least eight people have died in flash floods in Greece. Water engulfed the second-largest city, Thessaloniki. It is estimated as many as 3,000 homes were damaged. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports. – 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/ … Read more At least eight people killed in Greece floods

Paul Chuckle on Remembering His Brother Barry | This Morning

With their infectious catchphrases and easygoing nature, Paul and Barry Elliott were two of Britain’s best-loved performers. And as comedy duo The Chuckle Brothers, they became a staple of children’s teatime telly. But in the two years since Barry passed, brother Paul has shied away from the limelight. Today, he joins us from his home … Read more Paul Chuckle on Remembering His Brother Barry | This Morning

Divers remove abandoned fishing gear from submarine that sank in 1941 | ABC News

Divers removed abandoned fishing gear covering a British submarine that sank off Kefalonia in Greece in 1941, in order to protect marine life. Lost fishing nets are known as “ghost nets” and often turn deadly sea turtles, dolphins and seals. https://abcn.ws/339RNSd SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK … Read more Divers remove abandoned fishing gear from submarine that sank in 1941 | ABC News

Ancient ‘Acropolis of the sea’ opens to divers, guarded by high tech

Hidden and protected for millennia, an ancient shipwreck in Greece opens to the public for the first time on Aug. 3, fusing archaeological wonders in the depths of the sea with the marvels of modern-day artificial intelligence. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our … Read more Ancient ‘Acropolis of the sea’ opens to divers, guarded by high tech

Greece seeks return of Parthenon Marbles amid restoration project

Greece has made the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum in London one of its top priorities. In the meantime, a restoration project is under way to undo the damage done to the building, when a British aristocrat removed the sculptures in the early 19th century. Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from … Read more Greece seeks return of Parthenon Marbles amid restoration project

Greek protesters burn Turkish flags decrying Hagia Sophia’s reconversion to mosque

Turkey and Greece have locked horns once more, this time over Ankara’s decision to turn the famed Hagia Sophia landmark back into a mosque. Some hot-headed Greeks even burned a Turkish flag to oppose the move. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/aml3 Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow … Read more Greek protesters burn Turkish flags decrying Hagia Sophia’s reconversion to mosque

First Muslim Prayer at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia in 86 Years

After a gap of nearly a century, Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia on Friday echoed with the sounds of Islamic prayer, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joining the faithful to witness the fulfillment of a move calculated to boost his popularity at home and in the broader Muslim world. Friday’s service is the first since Erdogan’s … Read more First Muslim Prayer at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia in 86 Years

Erdogan Visits Hagia Sophia Before First Muslim Prayers Following Its Reconversion into a Mosque

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the Hagia Sophia on Thursday as the Istanbul landmark prepared for the first Muslim prayers following its conversion back into a mosque after 86 years as a museum. Joined by a large entourage, the Turkish leader paid a surprise visit to inspect final preparations at the structure, including the … Read more Erdogan Visits Hagia Sophia Before First Muslim Prayers Following Its Reconversion into a Mosque

Back to a mosque: Erdogan’s reconversion of Hagia Sophia

Why now? Turkey’s president is ordering a return to tradition for what’s much more than a tourist attraction, but a monument for the ages: after decades of disputes, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has chosen to reconvert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque. The move reverses a 1935 decision by the founder of secular … Read more Back to a mosque: Erdogan’s reconversion of Hagia Sophia

Boris Johnson: Making Masks Mandatory Indoors Is ‘Right Thing to Do’

Making masks mandatory in shops is “the right thing to do,” Britain’s prime minister said Thursday, a day before new rules were set to come into force in England. The decision to make face coverings obligatory in stores came last week, after weeks of prevarication and days of confused messaging. Those who flout the law … Read more Boris Johnson: Making Masks Mandatory Indoors Is ‘Right Thing to Do’

EU Clinches Massive Virus Recovery Deal to Bind Continent Together

European Union leaders agreed on an unprecedented stimulus package worth 750 billion euros ($860 billion) to pull their economies out of the worst recession in memory and tighten the financial bonds holding their 27 nations together. The agreement, in the early hours of Tuesday after more than four days of acrimonious negotiations in Brussels, required … Read more EU Clinches Massive Virus Recovery Deal to Bind Continent Together

‘Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations, took action & inspired change’ -UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the General Assembly’s observance of the annual Nelson Mandela International Day (Informal meeting). “I am pleased to join you to celebrate the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela — one of the greatest leaders of our time, a moral giant whose legacy continues to guide … Read more ‘Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations, took action & inspired change’ -UN Chief

Mandela Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mandela Day – AzerbaijanArmenia – Security Council – Yemen – Guatemala – Sudan – Peacekeeping Missions – India/Nepal Floods – African Swine Fever – Locusts – International Chess Day – Press Briefing Tomorrow – ​Financial Contribution MANDELA DAY This morning, The Secretary-General spoke at … Read more Mandela Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 July 2020)