EU Commission disburses further €500m in financial aid to Ukraine

EU Commission disburses further €500m in financial aid to Ukraine

The European Commission disbursed another €500 million ($532 million) to Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a multi-billion package of aid loans.

RSF sees record number of journalists imprisoned in 2022

RSF sees record number of journalists imprisoned in 2022

Never before have so many journalists in the world been in prison for their work as this year, according to Reporters Without Borders‘ (RSF) Annual Press Freedom Review published on Wednesday.

WHO hopes for end to coronavirus pandemic in 2023

WHO hopes for end to coronavirus pandemic in 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) is optimistic that the global health emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic can be lifted in 2023.

EU Parliament removes vice president arrested in corruption probe

EU Parliament removes vice president arrested in corruption probe

Members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing Eva Kaili from her position as vice president after she was implicated in a corruption scandal that has rattled the EU institution.

WHO: increased risk of streptococcal infections among children

WHO: increased risk of streptococcal infections among children

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the EU health authority ECDC have called for vigilance in the face of an increase in serious illnesses in children following Group A streptococcal infections, they said on Monday in a joint statement.

Bavaria lifts general mask requirement on public transport

Bavaria lifts general mask requirement on public transport

The Bavarian authorities have lifted the requirement that people using public transport wear protective face masks, more than two and a half years after the regulation was introduced to stem the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Report: At least 24 Iranian demonstrators face execution for protests

Report: At least 24 Iranian demonstrators face execution for protests

At least 24 demonstrators are facing execution in Iran for joining protests critical of the authorities, according to a report published on Saturday.

Four Palestinians dead after Israeli raid in West Bank

Four Palestinians dead after Israeli raid in West Bank

Four Palestinian men were killed in a raid by the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Thursday.