Poland COVID-19 cases exceed 40,000

The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections has risen to 40,104 in Poland after the health ministry reported 358 new cases on Sunday, with 1,624 people succumbed to the pandemic, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The largest share of the new cases, 115, were discovered in the southern Lesser Poland province, where the coronavirus spread to a […]

Italy’s beauty sector hopes coronavirus doesn’t crack the mirror

Welcome to the brave new world of looking good in post-coronavirus Italy, where barber shops and beauty salons will be allowed to re-open on Monday along with retail shops and restaurants – all under strict social distancing and hygiene rules, Trend reports citing Reuters. The nail care section of the Femme salon in Rome looks […]

European airline industry on the verge of breakdown

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the future of airlines in Europe. A prolonged travel ban is adding deep industry-wide uncertainty for the upcoming months as millions of passengers are demanding refunds for cancelled flights. Several countries across the EU have pledged massive bailouts for their aviation industry to prevent catastrophic repercussions from the grounding of […]

France coronavirus death toll above 24,000, number of cases tweaked

The number of people who have died from the coronavirus infection in France rose by 427 to 24,087 on Wednesday, with the rate of increase slightly speeding up again after slowing on Tuesday, the health ministry said in a statement, Trend reports citing Reuters. According to the ministry, the number of confirmed cases now stands […]

UK coronavirus death toll under 20,000 would be ‘good result’, says health chief

The United Kingdom will do well if it manages to keep the coronavirus death toll below 20,000, a senior health official said on Saturday after the deadliest day so far of the outbreak saw the number of fatalities rise to more than 1,000, Trend reports citing Reuters. Stephen Powis, the medical director of National Health […]

Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will ‘reopen’ in weeks | World news

8.16am GMT08:16 UK mobile firms asked to alert Britons to heed coronavirus lockdown The UK government has taken the unprecedented step of asking mobile companies to send an alert to everyone in the UK telling them to heed the new nationwide lockdown rules. It is the first time ministers have called upon all the UK’s […]

Austria’s Greens vote to enter government with People’s party | World news

Members of Austria’s Green party voted on Saturday to join a new government led by the conservative former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, clearing the final hurdle for an untested national left-right alliance. The coalition pact approved by their party leadership and Kurz’s People’s party earlier this week was backed by 93% of Green delegates . Out […]

Brexit: EU leaders hopeful of softer exit after Johnson landslide | Politics

EU leaders have expressed cautious confidence that Boris Johnson will pivot to back a close economic relationship with the bloc and called for swift ratification of the withdrawal agreement after the prime minister’s election triumph. The size of Johnson’s majority was welcomed in Brussels, where the 27 heads of state and government have gathered for […]

Fiat Chrysler’s UAW members ratify new four-year contract

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union said on Wednesday that rank-and-file members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV have voted in favor of a new four-year labor contract with the automaker, helping the Italian-American firm avoid a strike as it works to merge with France’s Groupe PSA, Trend reports citing Reuters. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and PSA, […]

EU’s soaring climate rhetoric not always matched by action | World news

The European Union considers itself as a leader on the environment and not without cause: policymaking in Brussels moved ahead of the international consensus in the 2000s. But the soaring rhetoric has not always been matched by structural changes in the way European economies work and citizens live their lives. Progress has been made in […]