More than 500 migrants arrive by fishing boat

Europe 08/30/21, 02:43

More than 500 migrants crammed themselves into a single boat and had to be rescued on Aug. 28. The Italian coastguard intercepted the fishing vessel struggling to carry 539 people off the shore of Lampedusa. Authorities discovered evidence of torture on at least 20 survivors, who came from North Africa, West Africa, and ...

G7 meeting: Taliban should be sanctioned says British PM Johnson

Middle East 08/24/21, 16:56

Group of Seven (G7) nations were urged to consider introducing further sanctions against a militant group on Aug. 24. The United Kingdom believes the world's seven largest developed nations should economically isolate the Taliban. The plan involves the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, and Canada each introducing economic sanctions and withholding ...

Spain: High Court rules that COVID passports ‘are not duly justified’

News 08/23/21, 17:04

Spain's High Court upheld a ruling by the High Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) that denied the executive implementing the COVID passport. The passport would have required individuals to prove having received the coronavirus vaccine or a negative test within less than 72 hours. The measure was not justified ...

AstraZeneca: antibody therapy lowers risk of late-stage COVID-19 symptoms

News 08/22/21, 21:17

One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies found a novel treatment significantly reduces the chance of developing severe deadly disease symptoms on Aug. 20. AstraZeneca confirmed antibody therapy lowers the likelihood of developing extreme COVID-19 symptoms by 77%. The company cited data from a late-stage experiment that suggests this treatment could ...

Afghan newborn delivered on US evacuation aircraft

Europe 08/22/21, 18:57

A major Air Force command confirmed a passenger gave birth to a baby girl aboard a U.S. military evacuation flight on Aug. 21. U.S. Air Mobility Command confirmed the C-17 transport aircraft safely arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, carrying a tiny extra passenger. An Afghan woman went into labor while ...

Germany: Scientists develop human mini-brains that generate their own eye sensors

Europe 08/20/21, 18:19

Research in Germany reveals the controversial cultivation of hundreds of "mini-brains" from stem cells, which in their development even form "functionally integrated bilateral optic vesicles " (OVB).  These OVB organoids then progressively developed bilaterally symmetric optic vesicles, with their respective neuronal and non-neuronal cell types, according to the study published on ...

Refugee accuses Chinese regime of secretly detaining her in Dubai

Middle East 08/17/21, 02:48

A woman fleeing persecution claims Beijing held her at a secret detention center in the United Arab Emirates. Wu Huan claims the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) detained her on May 27 for eight days in Dubai. The 26-year-old asylum seeker accused CCP agents of abducting her from a Dubai hotel after she ...

Albania confirms it will accept Afghan refugees

Middle East 08/15/21, 21:01

Albania has agreed to a U.S. request to welcome Afghan asylum seekers. People who worked with Western military forces will be temporarily housed in the Land of the Eagles, if the rapidly advancing Taliban insurgence endangers them. Prime Minister Edi Rama is happy to help the Biden administration offer shelter for ...

Pfizer, Moderna could make billions from COVID vaccine boosters

News 08/15/21, 17:56

Drugmakers Pfizer Inc, BioNTech, and Moderna Inc stand to make billions of dollars from COVID-19 booster doses. Analysts and healthcare investors predict this lucrative market could soon rival the $6 billion flu vaccine market for years to come. Faced with the rapidly spreading Delta variant, Chile, Germany, Israel and other governments ...

Sen. Ted Cruz stands firm on blocking the Nord Stream 2 Project

Washington 08/13/21, 16:18

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a staunch doubter of the Nord Stream 2 project, continued his fight against it on Wednesday, August 11, vowing to employ all his capacity to stop what he deemed “a national security threat.” “I Will Use All Options To Stop Biden-Putin Nord Stream 2 Pipeline,” he stated ...

‘We are small but tough’: Lithuania stands up to Beijing’s threats

Europe 08/13/21, 16:02

On Tuesday, August 10, the Chinese Communist Party withdrew its ambassador from Lithuania in response to the announcement that Taiwan will open an office in the European country under the name 'Taiwan.' Using its state media, the CCP threatened to 'punish' Lithuania for crossing the 'red line,' but a Lithuanian ...