France To Reduce Visas For North Africans In Migration

Paris / France – France will reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back migrants expelled from France. The move announced Tuesday comes amid pressure from far – right politicians on centrist President Emmanuel Macron to implement tougher immigration rules and creates new tensions … More France To Reduce Visas For North Africans In Migration

Macron Tells Europe To ‘Stop Being Naive’ After France Signs Defence Deal With Greece

Paris/France – – Europe needs to stop being naive when it comes to defending its interests and build its own military capacity, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after Greece sealed a deal for French frigates worth about 3 billion euros ($3.51 billion). France was plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United … More Macron Tells Europe To ‘Stop Being Naive’ After France Signs Defence Deal With Greece

Macron Says French French Forces Killed Islamic State Leader In Sahara

Paris / France — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that French military forces had killed Islamic Adnan Abu Walid al – Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. ‘It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel’, Macron said in a tweet, without disclosing the location of … More Macron Says French French Forces Killed Islamic State Leader In Sahara

Putin To Remain In COVID – 19 Isolation For Days As Dozens In Entourage Ill

Moscow / Russia – Russian President Vladimir  Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend ‘a few days’ in self – isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID – 19, the TASS news agency reported. Putin was speaking through a video link at a summit of Russia – led … More Putin To Remain In COVID – 19 Isolation For Days As Dozens In Entourage Ill

Facemasks And Sanitizer As French Kids Go Back To School

Paris / France – Twelve million French children headed back to school on Thursday, wearing facemasks, using sanitizer at the entrance and standing distance from each other in the yard under strict government rules aimed at curbing the spread of COVID – 19. ‘This is very different from usual ‘back – to – school’, said … More Facemasks And Sanitizer As French Kids Go Back To School

Pope Ask World’s Christians To Pray And Fast For Afghanistan

Vatican City – – Pope Francis on Sunday called on the world’s Christians to pray and carry out fasting to ask God to bring about peace and coexistence in Afghanistan. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly blessing, Francis said he was following events in Afghanistan with ‘great worry’ and … More Pope Ask World’s Christians To Pray And Fast For Afghanistan

Blaze Ravages Evia Island On Sixth Day Of Greek Wildfires

Thousands of people have fled their homes on the Greek Island of Evia as wildfire burned uncontrolled for a sixth day on Sunday, and ferries were on standby for more evacuations after talking many to sea. Fires that had threatened northern suburbs of Athens in recent days died back. But the blaze on Evia, a … More Blaze Ravages Evia Island On Sixth Day Of Greek Wildfires

Greece Battles Wildfires For Third Day, Site Of Ancient Olympics Saved

Greek authorities ordered more evacuations on an island near Athens on Thursday and battled a blaze near the site of the ancient Olympic Games in the western Peloponnese as wildfires burned for a third day. Temperatures of more than 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and strong winds have fanned more than 150 wildfires in different areas … More Greece Battles Wildfires For Third Day, Site Of Ancient Olympics Saved

Romanian Police Investigate Death Threats Against Prominent Jewish Actor

Romanian police were investigating on Sunday death threats made against award-winning film and theatre star Maia Morgenstern and her children at the start of Passover Celebrations. Morgenstern, who played the figure of Mary in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and runs the Jewish State Theatre in Bucharest, published an email she received in … More Romanian Police Investigate Death Threats Against Prominent Jewish Actor

Greece Celebrates 200 Years Of Independence In Pared – Back Ceremony

Greece celebrated 200 years since the start of its struggled for independence from the Ottoman Empire on Thursday with a ceremony that was to mark a new beginning after years of financial crisis but which had to be pared back amid coronavirus restrictions. Prince Charles, heir to the British throne whose father Prince Philip was … More Greece Celebrates 200 Years Of Independence In Pared – Back Ceremony