Hyundai partners with British startup Urban-Air Port to build airport for future flying cars

An airport for flying cars will thrust the English city of Coventry into the future later this year, with a project aimed at demonstrating how air taxis will work in urban centres. Urban-Air Port, a British-based start-up, has partnered with car giant Hyundai Motor to develop the infrastructure required for when flying cars take to… Read More Hyundai partners with British startup Urban-Air Port to build airport for future flying cars

Portugal’s parliament approves legalisation of euthanasia

Portugal’s parliament voted on Friday to legalise euthanasia, with the country set to become the seventh in the world to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their life. People aged over 18 will be allowed to request assistance in dying if they are terminally ill and suffering from “lasting”… Read More Portugal’s parliament approves legalisation of euthanasia

Russian police raid properties of Kremlin critic and allies, detain younger brother

Police in Moscow detained Oleg Navalny, the brother of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and searched the homes of the opposition politician’s associates and other properties linked to him, his allies said. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday to demand that the Kremlin release Alexei Navalny from jail, where he… Read More Russian police raid properties of Kremlin critic and allies, detain younger brother

Tensions escalate in Myanmar over military threats and coup fears

The United Nations and Western governments voiced alarm on Friday over threats by Myanmar’s military that have stirred fears of a coup in the aftermath of an election the army says was fraudulent. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was following with “great concern” developments in Myanmar, where the army has said it would… Read More Tensions escalate in Myanmar over military threats and coup fears

Britain announces visa scheme for Hong Kong citizens

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a new visa scheme that offers qualifying Hong Kong citizens a route to British citizenship – a programme launched in response to China’s new security laws in the former colony. The scheme, first announced last year, opens on Sunday and allows those with “British National (Overseas)” status to… Read More Britain announces visa scheme for Hong Kong citizens

U.S. country singer Kris Kristofferson announces retirement from music

Country singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has quietly retired from touring after more than 50 years in the music business. The news, buried in a news release earlier this week, comes a year after the “Me and Bobby McGee” singer played his last gig on the Outlaw Country Cruise in the Caribbean in January 2020. As the… Read More U.S. country singer Kris Kristofferson announces retirement from music

Catalan court annuls postponement of regional parliamentary election

Catalonia will elect its parliament on February 14, after a court on Friday annuled the regional government’s plan to move the vote to May. The election is considered a litmus test for the wealthy northeastern Spain region’s separatist movement. Two pro-independence parties currently govern the region, but opinion polls have been split on who could… Read More Catalan court annuls postponement of regional parliamentary election