Top EU court backs animal welfare in religious slaughter case

Top EU court backs animal welfare in religious slaughter case

EU states have the right to rule that all animals must be stunned before slaughter, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday, in a blow to a complaint brought by Muslim and Jewish groups in Belgium.

WHO Europe advises mask use at family gatherings during holidays

WHO Europe advises mask use at family gatherings during holidays

Europeans planning to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s and winter holidays in coming weeks with family and friends were advised to wear a face mask, a European health agency said.

US Electoral College voting confirms Biden’s election victory

US Electoral College voting confirms Biden’s election victory

The US Electoral College voted to confirm Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the next president on Monday, as President Donald Trump continues to contest the election result.

Dozens arrested at renewed protests against Lukashenko in Belarus

Dozens arrested at renewed protests against Lukashenko in Belarus

Security forces in Belarus cracked down on demonstrators on Sunday during widespread protests against embattled authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.

UN: Large share of health facilities lack water, toilets

UN: Large share of health facilities lack water, toilets

Around 1.8 billion people around the world depend on health-care facilities that do not have clean water supplies, putting patients and staff at risk of diseases such as Covid-19, UN agencies warned on Monday.

US green lights Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine emergency use order

US green lights Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine emergency use order

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday granted an emergency use approval for a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech, setting the stage for a mass inoculation program in the coming days.

Cuba to abolish one of two currencies on January 1

Cuba to abolish one of two currencies on January 1

Cuba plans to abolish one of its two currencies at the beginning of next year, president Miguel Diaz-Canel announced on state television Thursday.

EU leaders reach deal to end blockade on 1.8-tln-euro budget package

EU leaders reach deal to end blockade on 1.8-tln-euro budget package

EU leaders have struck a deal to unblock the 1.8-trillion-euro (2.1-trillion-dollar) coronavirus financial recovery package, European Council President Charles Michel announced, officially ending a weeks-long blockade by Poland and Hungary.