Tanzania signs $1.9billion railway contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi

Tanzania on Tuesday signed a contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi to build a 368 km section of standard gauge railway that is expected to cost $1.9 billion and will be funded by loans. It is part of a 1,219 km line which Tanzania is building to help boost trade with neighbouring countries and Yapi… Read More Tanzania signs $1.9billion railway contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi

The UK has begun to use medications to treat COVID-19 instances before they become serious

People in the UK who are at increased risk of COVID-19 can now participate in the study of the first antiviral tablet for this virus that can be taken at home, while those who are classified as particularly susceptible can receive antibody infusions as soon as they test positive. Doctors had no therapies for COVID-19… Read More The UK has begun to use medications to treat COVID-19 instances before they become serious

Former Greek President Karolos Papoulias dies at 92

Former Greek President Karolos Papoulias, who served two terms between 2005 and 2015, died on Sunday at the age of 92, the presidency said. Papoulias, who was also foreign minister in 1985-89 and 1993-96, was a high-ranking member of socialist PASOK party and a close associate of its late leader and former prime minister Andreas… Read More Former Greek President Karolos Papoulias dies at 92

NASA launches space telescope for exploration of formation of earliest galaxies

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, built to give the world a glimpse of the universe as it existed when the first galaxies formed, was launched by rocket early Saturday from South America’s northeastern coast, opening a new era of astronomy. The revolutionary $9 billion infrared telescope, described by NASA as the premiere space-science observatory of… Read More NASA launches space telescope for exploration of formation of earliest galaxies

Swiss court approves U.S. extradition request of Russian businessman Vladislav Klyushin

A Swiss court dismissed an appeal by a Kremlin-linked Russian businessman to block his extradition to the United States, rejecting his argument that he was a victim of a U.S. political campaign to snare him on trumped-up insider trading charges. The Federal Criminal Court said in a ruling released on Monday that it had no… Read More Swiss court approves U.S. extradition request of Russian businessman Vladislav Klyushin

Two missing following collision of Danish and British boats in foggy Baltic Sea

Two Danish crew members of a capsized barge were missing in the freezing Baltic Sea on Monday after an overnight collision with a British vessel in a busy maritime route off Sweden. With the pair unlikely to survive long in water temperatures around 4 Celsius, rescue boats and a helicopter hunted for hours. There was… Read More Two missing following collision of Danish and British boats in foggy Baltic Sea

Tribunal says Chinese President Xi Jinping primarily responsible for Uyghur genocide

An unofficial tribunal of lawyers and campaigners said Chinese President Xi Jinping bore primary responsibility for what it said was genocide, crimes against humanity and torture of Uyghurs and members of other minorities in the Xinjiang region. China dismissed the tribunal, which is headed by British lawyer Geoffrey Nice and has no powers of sanction… Read More Tribunal says Chinese President Xi Jinping primarily responsible for Uyghur genocide

U.S., UK, Australia and Canada announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Canada joined Australia, Britain and the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on Wednesday, with China calling the boycotts “political posturing” and a smear campaign. The United States was the first to announce the boycott this week, saying on Monday its government officials would not attend February’s Beijing Olympics… Read More U.S., UK, Australia and Canada announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics