Tag: Europe

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  • Tipping point 60 years ago

    Tipping point 60 years ago

    Sixty years ago this week, Europe’s two leading colonial powers scored a stupendous own goal. After Israeli troops entered the Sinai area in late October 1956 and began advancing towards the Suez Canal shortly after Gamal Abdel Nasser had nationalised the Anglo-French outfit that operated the commercially lucrative waterway connecting the Mediterranean to the Red …

    November 9, 2016
  • The migration story

    The migration story

    Migration is one of the most studied, yet poorly understood aspects of the natural world. Let us look at the history of man’s observations on migration, on how man first began to notice and explain the appearance and disappearance of birds and animals around him. Young naturalists will discover in time how migration and animal …

    September 21, 2016
  • Johnson urges turning back migrant vessels

    Johnson urges turning back migrant vessels

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday said he favoured turning migrant vessels back towards Libya as a "deterrent" measure that would take the immigration heat off Italy. "We are determined in the UK to help Italy. We recognise this is a European problem," Johnson told a joint press conference with Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni …

    September 15, 2016
  • A silence that haunts

    A silence that haunts

     LAST year in May, my parents and I visited Krakow during a trip to Europe. Being a history buff , we paid a visit to the notorious death camp of Auschwitz. It is only now, almost a year later that I am able to write about my experience.  Throughout the trip, two conflicting thoughts battled …

    September 14, 2016
  • Angela Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban

    Angela Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won’t take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world. Merkel said she was hopeful that European Union members would reach an agreement on outstanding questions …

    August 28, 2016
  • What about our rights?

    What about our rights?

    I had been waiting for my sister, the more articulate of the two of us, to share with the world a sound and witty summary of what happened on our recent trip to Europe. But then, as I waited, I realised I had to tell my story myself. I need to rant, vent and blow …

    August 28, 2016
  • Italy quake toll rises to 247

    Italy quake toll rises to 247

    The death toll from the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has risen to 247, according to Civil Protection Department officials on Thursday. More than 360 others were injured and many were still believed to be buried under rubble with over 4,300 rescuers deployed to find them, BBC quoted the department officials as …

    August 25, 2016
  • Meet Europe’s oldest living inhabitant

    Meet Europe’s oldest living inhabitant

    A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075 years old. This makes it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe. It is one of more than a dozen individuals of millennial age, living in a treeline forest high in the Pindos …

    August 21, 2016
  • Europe is ‘humiliating’ Ankara: Turkish FM

    Europe is ‘humiliating’ Ankara: Turkish FM

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the European Union of ‘humiliating’ Ankara, and reiterated his government’s demand for visa-free travel in exchange for stemming the migrant flow, in an interview with a German daily. "The Turkish people are traumatised" by the failed putsch of July 15, Cavusoglu told Bild newspaper, in remarks that will be …

    August 15, 2016
  • Building relationships

    Building relationships

    Building relationships

    August 11, 2016
  • As Sharmila ends fast, Amnesty wants AFSPA to go

    As Sharmila ends fast, Amnesty wants AFSPA to go

    As Sharmila ends fast, Amnesty wants AFSPA to go

    August 9, 2016