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Brazil Prez dilutes face mask law

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces criticism for his less serious attitude towards the Covid-19 outbreak, has diluted the law which requires people to wear masks in public places. At the same time, he has vetoed their use in shops, churches and schools. A law making the use of masks
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Italian marines get slight relief from PCA

The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled that two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012 were entitled to immunity from prosecution. At least three members of the five member judging panel have raised their hands in support of the decision to offer the marines immunity. Meanwhile, the same panel […]
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Italian police bust drug trafficking network

Italian police have busted a huge drug trafficking network run for a terrorist group, Islamic State. Around 14 tonnes of amphetamines have been seized by the police. As per a latest report, about 84 million counterfeit Captagon pills worth an estimated €1bn were found in containers at the port of Salerno. According to the report, […]
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Belgium expresses apology for colonial abuse

Belgium’s King Philippe has admitted that what his country had done to the Democratic Republic of Congo during the colonial period was wrong. In a letter to the president of the African country, the King of Belgium has expressed his deep regret for the wrongs his country committed during the dark period of colonial rule. […]
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Russia denies nuclear leak argument

The European country of Russia has denied the allegation that the country was responsible for the leak of nuclear material detected over the Scandinavia region. It was last week the leak was reported. Finland, Sweden and Norway recently reported that they identified the presence of harmful material in their atmosphere.   It was the Netherland […]
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Martin to become Irish PM

The European country of Ireland to get a new Prime Minister. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected as Irish prime minister at a special meeting of the Irish parliament. A coalition of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party has been created. The formation of the coalition has paved the way for […]
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Sweden contradicts WHO warning

The European country of Sweden – which has taken an entirely different route to address the Covid-19 crisis – has contradicted a warning given by the World Health Organisation on the issue of Covid-19. Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has rejected to move made by the global organisation to include Sweden among countries in Europe […]