PRAGUE ASKS FOR MORE TIME TO RESPOND TO EU AUDIT OF PM BABIŠ

PRAGUE - The Czech government has asked the European Commission for more time to send its response to an audit of conflict of interest...

VON DER LEYEN BRANDS CORONA BONDS A ‘SLOGAN,' SETTING OFF FIRESTORM IN ITALY

The European Commission scrambled over the weekend to contain Italian anger after President Ursula von der Leyen spoke dismissively...

 
 
 

TRUMP BACKS OFF QUARANTINE OF NEW YORK, SURROUNDING AREA

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would not be quarantining New York City's metro area, which has emerged as the nation's...

Boris Johnson's tax trap

BORIS JOHNSON'S TAX TRAP

LONDON - When all this is over, Boris Johnson will face a dilemma. While the world is currently in fire-fighting mode - and the British...

 
 
 
Inside Joe Biden's bizarre coronavirus bunker

INSIDE JOE BIDEN'S BIZARRE CORONAVIRUS BUNKER

The Biden campaign has been studying the '18 midterms. No, not the ones two years ago when Democrats took over the House by aggressively...

COMMISSION TO CHANGE EU BUDGET BLUEPRINT TO TACKLE CORONAVIRUS

The European Commission will propose changes to its blueprint for the EU's 2021-2027 budget to address the coronavirus crisis, Commission...

 
 
 

SPAIN TIGHTENS LOCKDOWN AS CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL SPIKES

All non-essential workplaces in Spain will close for two weeks to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez...

VON DER LEYEN: EU FACED ‘ABYSS' AT START OF CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU “looked into abyss”at the start of the coronavirus crisis as member...

 
 
 

MACRON CALLS FOR EU FINANCIAL SOLIDARITY TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for European solidarity in the coronavirus crisis, suggesting common debt or the EU budget...

POLAND PRESSES ON WITH ELECTION PLANS DESPITE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Poland's ruling party has pushed through measures to allow postal voting for elderly people and those in quarantine in an effort to...

 
 
 

LOCKDOWN RULES BAFFLE EUROPEANS

We're in lockdown! But do people really know what that means and are the rules easy to understand ? One of the strictest quarantines...

World's cartoonists on this week's events

WORLD'S CARTOONISTS ON THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

First published in The Boston Globe, U.S., March 25, 2020 | By Chappatte First published in Der Standard, Austria, March 25, 2020 |...

 
 
 
Dutch try to calm north-south economic storm over coronavirus

DUTCH TRY TO CALM NORTH-SOUTH ECONOMIC STORM OVER CORONAVIRUS

The Netherlands tried Friday to calm outrage in southern Europe over its stance on the economic response to the coronavirus after a...

Spanish government under fire after defective testing kits fiasco

SPANISH GOVERNMENT UNDER FIRE AFTER DEFECTIVE TESTING KITS FIASCO

The Spanish government is facing growing criticism for its response to the coronavirus pandemic after the disastrous purchase of more...

 
 
 

BELGIUM EXTENDS CONFINEMENT MEASURES UNTIL APRIL 19

Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès today announced the extension of confinement measures for at least two weeks, until April 19. At...

Only EU solidarity can avert economic disaster

ONLY EU SOLIDARITY CAN AVERT ECONOMIC DISASTER

Guy Verhofstadt is a member of the European Parliament with Renew Europe. Today, the coronavirus crisis in Europe is mainly a public...

 
 
 

COMMISSION TO ASSESS HUNGARY'S EMERGENCY MEASURES, SAYS JUSTICE CHIEF

The European Commission will assess whether new emergency legislation from the Hungarian government to tackle coronavirus is in line...

POLISH PM CLAIMS EU HAS NOT CONTRIBUTED ‘A SINGLE CENT' TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki criticized the EU's response to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, arguing that “national...

 
 
 

UK'S CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISER SELF-ISOLATES

England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty today announced that he was self-isolating with COVID-19-like symptoms. Whitty's announcement...

NO POWER GRAB IN HUNGARY

Judit Varga is Hungary's justice minister. BUDAPEST - False claims about a power grab in Hungary are spreading as quickly as the coronavirus. Like...

 
 
 



The US will NOT pay for Harry and Meghan's security in Los Angeles, says...

The US will NOT pay for Harry and Meghan's security in Los Angeles, says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said Prince Harry and Meghan will have to pay for their own security costs once they settle to live in Los Angeles. Read more ...

Hospital doctor is first frontline NHS worker to die from Covid-19

Hospital doctor is first frontline NHS worker to die from Covid-19

Amged El-Hawrani died at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester on Saturday evening after testing positive for the virus. Read more ...

‘Six months or more' before UK returns to normal from coronavirus crisis

‘Six months or more' before UK returns to normal from coronavirus crisis

It could be six months or longer before the country gets back to normal from the coronavirus pandemic, with reviews of lockdown measures every three weeks, said UK... Read more ...

Boris Johnson tells Brits ‘we will do this together' in first self-isolation...

Boris Johnson tells Brits ‘we will do this together' in first self-isolation video since announcing he has coronavirus

BORIS Johnson tonight vowed “we will do this together” in his first self-isolation video since announcing he had tested positive for coronavirus. The Prime Minister, who... Read more ...

'He tried to surprise him: Rivaldo says Ronaldinho MEANT to lob David Seaman...

'He tried to surprise him: Rivaldo says Ronaldinho MEANT to lob David Seaman at the 2002 World Cup

England crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-finals when they suffered a 2-1 defeat to eventual winners Brazil, Ronaldinho scoring an unforgettable winner in the second... Read more ...

Barcelona told to hijack Man Utd move for Jadon Sancho due to one Neymar concern

Barcelona told to hijack Man Utd move for Jadon Sancho due to one Neymar concern

Barcelona have been heavily linked with bringing Neymar back to the Nou Camp this summer. Read more ...

Former Jurgen Klopp favourite Ilkay Gundogan happy for Man City to hand...

Former Jurgen Klopp favourite Ilkay Gundogan happy for Man City to hand Liverpool title

Liverpool are just two wins from the Premier League title but their 30-year wait to lift the trophy is threatening to rumble on. Read more ...

Harry Kane hands Man Utd transfer boost as he makes surprise Tottenham admission

Harry Kane hands Man Utd transfer boost as he makes surprise Tottenham admission

The striker is yet to win a trophy in his career and admits that he could be forced to leave the club if they don't start challenging soon. Read more ...

Governors warn that state healthcare supplies and hospitals could be...

Governors warn that state healthcare supplies and hospitals could be overwhelmed as soon as early April

Two governors spoke out about surges of new cases that will quickly overwhelm healthcare systems within the next few weeks. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state was... Read more ...

Deliveroo to serve 500,000 free meals including pizzas, salads and pasta to...

Deliveroo to serve 500,000 free meals including pizzas, salads and pasta to NHS workers

Pizza Hut has offered 350,000 of the meals while Itsu and Lewis Hamilton's Neat Burger have both offered a sizeable number, Deliveries will begin from next week. Matt Hancock... Read more ...