A majority of European countries hinder access to abortion for vulnerable women by not including it in the national health system's coverage, according to a new report. Abortion also technically remains a crime in 14 of Europe's 52 countries, according to the European Abortion Policies Atlas. The atlas, published on Tuesday to mark International Safe … Continue reading Which European country ranks worst on abortion?
Europe is now the world's biggest cryptocurrency economy, with the continent receiving over €870 billion in crypto in the past year. Photo by Alesia Kozik on Pexels.com Countries in central, northern and western Europe (CNWE) accounted for 25 per cent of all global cryptocurrency activity, new analysis by blockchain data firm Chainalysis found. The United … Continue reading Europe overtakes China as the world’s crypto capital
• AstraZeneca says its new antibody therapy radically reduces the risk of people developing coronavirus symptoms, raising the prospects of treatments for preventing the virus beyond vaccines. Data from the UK drugmakers shows the chance of getting any symptoms went down by 77 percent in late-stage trials. The first to publish positive prevention trial data in the field, … Continue reading Top COVID-19 Updates: 2020 Euro finals was a ‘superspreader’
Germany warmed up for the European Championship with a 7-1 rout of Latvia on Monday in its last friendly game before the tournament. Kai Havertz was involved in three of Germany’s five first-half goals before making way for Chelsea teammate Timo Werner for the second half, and Thomas Müller also scored – his first since … Continue reading Who are the favourites to win Euro 2021?
A cabinet minister has encouraged people to holiday in Britain this year after Portugal was removed from the UK's green travel list and caused chaos after hundreds of families were forced to rush home. Environment secretary George Eustice said he would be holidaying in Cornwall this year and advised families do the same, despite acknowledging … Continue reading COVID-19: Brits warned to stay home after spike in Portugal
Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations on Saturday endorsed a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15 percent, rallying behind a U.S.-backed plan targeting tech giants and other multinationals accused of not paying enough. The G7 deal for a minimum global corporate tax of at least 15 percent is a "historic step" in the … Continue reading How the new global taxation rate will affect tax havens
Investors in British companies are taking a stand against cheap takeovers. Shares in UK-listed groups like Spire Healthcare (SPI.L) and Vectura (VEC.L) are trading above the price of recently agreed offers. Big shareholders including Allianz Global Investors complain that some deals are too cheap, while merger arbitrageurs are betting on higher bids. But buyers have good reasons to hold … Continue reading Investors betting huge amounts on Brexit
The virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive. Genetic analysis confirmed what officials already suspected: The highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in England was racing through … Continue reading COVID-19: Why health systems are struggling more now
As the two mortuary workers pushed a stretcher with a bagged corpse out of the room, the elderly man in the adjacent bed briefly awakened from his dementia. “Is he dead?” he muttered, extending his arm, trying to touch his roommate for the last time. Reflecting on a scene repeated too many times, one of … Continue reading Spike in coronavirus deaths continues across Europe
As the United States struggles to contain the coronavirus, there are growing concerns about a possible new spike in cases in Europe. Many of the new coronavirus cases are tied to reopenings. As soon as travel restrictions eased in mid-June, Europeans flocked to sunny Spain. But a month on, the number of COVID-19 cases there has … Continue reading EU countries worry about a second wave of coronavirus