India Begins COVID-19 Inoculation Campaign

India began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign Saturday.   Frontline workers are slated to receive the first inoculations.  The campaign began after Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a nationally televised speech. “We are launching the world’s biggest vaccination drive …

European Markets in Mixed Territory Tuesday

European markets are mixed Tuesday as the worsening coronavirus pandemic around the world, coupled with political turmoil in the United States, is putting a damper on trading activity.   At the midday point of the trading day, …

Greece, Israel Seal $1.6 Billion Defense Deal

Greece said Tuesday it had approved a landmark $1.68 billion deal with Israel, providing for the procurement of 10 state-of-the-art jet fighters and training of pilots as the government in Athens upgrades its defenses, mainly …

2020 Ties 2016 as Hottest Year on Record: EU

2020 has tied 2016 as the hottest year on record, the European Union’s climate monitoring service said Friday, keeping Earth on a global warming fast track that could devastate large swathes of humanity.The six years …

France Horrified About US Capitol Violence

France has condemned Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol as “a serious violation against democracy.”Unlike many world leaders who used written statements to denounce the clashes in the U.S. Capitоl, France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, took …

Netherlands Begins Coronavirus Vaccinations

The Netherlands delivered its first coronavirus vaccine dose Wednesday to a care home nurse, nearly two weeks after other European Union nations began inoculations.   A shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was given live on …