E.U. Imposes COVID – 19 Travel Ban On ‘Non – Essential’ Travel From U.S., Lebanon, And Israel

Paris / France – The European Union on Monday removed five countries including the US, Lebanon, and Israel from its list of countries exempted from restrictions on non-essential travel during the coronavirus pandemic  Schengen Visa Info said that the removal from the list means that the Member States are advised to reimpose the entry ban … More E.U. Imposes COVID – 19 Travel Ban On ‘Non – Essential’ Travel From U.S., Lebanon, And Israel

Security – Focused EU Ramps Up Humanitarian Aid For Afghans

Paris / France –  – The E.U. announced a ramped – up Afghan aid program that an official said it would seek safety guarantees on the ground and coordination with the United Nations to deliver, as the bloc’s executive  ang G7 leaders prepare to discuss the crisis in the country. European Commission head Ursula von … More Security – Focused EU Ramps Up Humanitarian Aid For Afghans

BMW, VW To Face Lowered EU Fines Over Emissions Collusion – Source

BMW and Volkswagen are set to face reduced EU antitrust fines over clean air technology after regulators narrowed the scope of an investigation, a person familiar with the matter said. The case is different from Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, which has cost it more than 31  billion euros ($38 billion) in fines and settlements. … More BMW, VW To Face Lowered EU Fines Over Emissions Collusion – Source

Former Italian PM Berlusconi In Hospital Since Tuesday – Sources

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in has been in hospital since Tuesday afternoon for check-ups, two sources from his Forza Italy party said on Wednesday. One of the source said the 84-year-old media tycoon went to the San Raffaele  hospital in Milan for follow-up tests after contracting the new coronavirus in September … More Former Italian PM Berlusconi In Hospital Since Tuesday – Sources

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

EU Needs More Vaccine Production Capacity – Merkel

European Union leaders will discuss how to make sure more vaccines are made on European soil since the bloc’s supply problems are more to do with a lack of production capacity than with under – ordering, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Said. ‘British production sites are manufacturing for Britain and the United States is not exporting, … More EU Needs More Vaccine Production Capacity – Merkel

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Gets Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Russian President Vladimir Putin has got vaccinated against the COVID-19 with a vaccine and is feeling well, Ria said on Tuesday citing the Kremlin, as authorities seek encourage more Russians to take the shot. The Kremlin said earlier on Tuesday it had deliberately decided not to reveal the name of the Russian – made vaccine … More Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Gets Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Kremlin Says Hopes ‘Crazy’ Calls To Sanction Russian Business People Do Not Become Reality

The Kremlin on Friday said it hoped ‘crazy’ calls to sanction Russian business people would not become a reality and that it was planning ways to best protect Russia’s interests, its citizens and businesses. The Kremlin said it was closely following media reports about a possible new round of U.S. sanctions.

Russia Will Soon Publish Retaliatory Stop List Of U.S. Citizens – TASS Cites Foreign Ministry

Moscow will soon publish a list of U.S. citizens it will take measures against in response to sanctions imposed on Russians over the case of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, the TASS news agency cited the foreign ministry as saying on Friday. The Kremlin on Wednesday played down the impact of sanctions imposed by the United … More Russia Will Soon Publish Retaliatory Stop List Of U.S. Citizens – TASS Cites Foreign Ministry