Author: Martha Taylor

Ukraine Not Trusting Putin’s Hints of Being Open to Peace Talk Deals

May 26, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been exhibiting openness to possible peace talks with Ukraine; but experience dictates a need to heed caveats being overshadowed by the talks of negotiations. Apparently, doubting Russia’s sincerity in pursuing negotiations since the Kremlin is known for using diplomacy as a tool. It’s practical to distrust Pres. Putin’s hints about…

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French Finance Minister Ramps Up Steps to Combat Continuing High Inflation

August 31, 2023

France has been ramping up the fight against inflation as the 11.1% rate has been running for 5 consecutive months, which is almost twice the overall rate for the year. Actually, the current inflation rate had eased down from its peak last year. Yet the cost of living, is still high particularly for food. Manufacturers…

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International Journalists Report Russian Atrocities in Bucha, a City Located Near the Capital City of Khyiv

April 5, 2022

International Journalists Report Russian Atrocities in Bucha, a City Located Near the Capital City of Khyiv While Ukrainian soldiers were able to recapture towns and villages, many were shocked to find multiple bodies of dead civiliansi strewn on the road to Bucha. Even more heartbreaking are the harrowing stories of rape, plunder and mass killings…

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Poland is Currently Sitting Tight on Rising Numbers of New COVID-19 Cases

November 19, 2021

Governments in many countries across Europe have been tightening restrictions in order to prevent the detrimental impacts of another wave of COVID-19 outbreak. Yet the government of Poland is sitting tight, not imposing new restrictions while the measures being enforced are often ignored, particularly by the unvaccinated. Last Wednesday was so far the most tragic,…

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ECDC Warns European Countries of Delta Variant’s Dominance in Infection Cases

August 18, 2021

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) submitted surveillance data showing that the Delta variant is now a dominant concern in Europe. According to the ECDC, the new variant has been spreading fast across the European region; making it important for governments to reinforce efforts and measures for preventing widespread transmissions. The World…

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EU Members Agree to Open Their Country to Vaccinated Foreign Travelers

May 27, 2021

Last May 20, officials of European Union countries convened in Brussels, and all agreed to welcome vaccinated foreign travelers in their respective countries.   Vaccinated individuals already inoculated with the last recommended dose within at least 14 days, prior to arriving in a European Union country, will be permitted to enter. News of the decision…

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UK-Japan Trade Agreement Eases Years of Tension Caused by Brexit

March 10, 2021

Anxieties over Japanese firms leaving the UK as a result of Brexit seemed to have died down, after the UK-Japan trade agreement took effect in January 2021. The British government in fact considered historic the trade agreement entered with Japan, since it was the UK’s first major trade deal as an independent country. Actually, the…

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EU Drug Regulator Hit by Cyber Attack; Pfizer COVID-19 Data Gets Hacked

December 11, 2020

Last week, the European Medicines Agency reported a cyberattack that enabled hackers to illegally access data on Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine. It is not clear when the hacking incident took place as the agency disclosed that they discovered the cyber attack only recently. The European drug regulator refused to give more details as the…

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WHO Worried Over COVID-19 Resurgence in European Countries

September 22, 2020

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that over half of the countries in Europe are seeing a more than 10% surge in new Covid-19 cases. WHO Regional Director, Dr. Hans Kluge said that in the past two weeks, the increases in Georgia, France, Spain, Montenegro, Ukraine, and the U.K. have reached twofold. Dr. Kluge…

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Italy Shows Readiness in Holding Safe and Unique Events

June 13, 2020

Italy, once the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now nearly recovered, held a festival to show readiness of its event industry.  The bold move came after the gradual steps taken in May in reopening the country’s economy. The Web Marketing Festival of the Search On Media Group, regarded as the biggest national innovation and…

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Europe Beset by Covid-19 Outbreak

March 2, 2020

Countries across Europe are battling the coronavirus outbreak, as new cases increased the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections.   Italy is said to be the hardest hit, reporting a growing number that has reached more than a thousand; including five deaths that raised the country’s previous death toll. Confirmed cases were also reported by France,…

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UK December 2019 General Election : Will It Break the Brexit Deadlock Before January 31, 2020?

November 8, 2019

The UK Parliament overwhelmingly approved the holding of another snap election on December 12, 2019, as a way to break the Brexit deadlock, before the EU Commission’s final deadline on January 31, 2019. In asking the people to vote for another Prime Minister, the outcome could, but not with certainty, decide the Brexit issue; either…

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What is a No-Deal Brexit and Why It is Causing Chaos in the British Parliament

September 6, 2019

Watching the recent UK news of how the British parliament is getting more chaotic during sessions, makes one interested in knowing what exactly does a No-Deal Brexit signify for the entire United Kingdom. The long running struggle to arrive either at a Brexit Deal with the European Union or a simple No-Deal Brexit, has in…

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Controversial Melania Trump Statue in Slovenia, Explained as a Piece of Conceptual Art

July 9, 2019

Melania Trump, the FLOTUS to POTUS Donald Trump has been honored with a life-size wooden sculpture of her image, or something of that sort. Actually, the sculpture unveiled last Friday (July 05, 2019) does not in anyway resemble the former fashion model and now the first lady of the United States; except for the powder…

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Populism : An Overview on What It’s All About in Politics

May 21, 2019

Populism is best described rather than defined, because it does not have specific context, except for a promise of addressing the needs of the neglected masses. Its concept promotes the idea that the political divide is between the morally upright masses and the corrupt ruling elite. The division is built on the premise that those…

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