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    One dead, 16 hurt in blast at German chemical park

    Agence France-Presse . Leverkusen | Updated at 11:40pm on July 27, 2021

    One person died and 16 people were injured Tuesday following an explosion at a chemical park in Leverkusen, Germany, the site operator said as residents...

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    Climate science report critical for success of COP26: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:57am on July 27, 2021

    Nearly 200 nations started online negotiations on Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on...

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    Global Covid toll rises to 41,63,235

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:56am on July 27, 2021

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 41,63,235 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources...

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    London roads flood as storms roll in

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:37am on July 27, 2021

    Buses and cars were left stranded when roads across London flooded on Sunday, as repeated thunderstorms battered the British capital. Emergency services were battling ‘significant...

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    Woman in Charlie Hebdo T-shirt stabbed in London park

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:10pm on July 26, 2021

    UK police on Monday said they were investigating a knife attack on a woman in a London park, with online footage showing she was wearing...

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    Navalny linked websites blocked in Russia ahead of polls

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:59pm on July 26, 2021

    Russia’s media regulator on Monday blocked 49 websites linked to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as pressure mounts on opponents of President Vladimir Putin ahead...

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    French MPs want deal on vaccine passports after protests

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:20am on July 26, 2021

    Lawmakers from France’s upper and lower houses of parliament were on Sunday seeking to agree a deal to allow the adoption of legislation making vaccine...

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    Putin warns of ‘lethal’ strikes at Russian warship parade

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 09:49pm on July 25, 2021

    President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia’s navy was capable of delivering lethal strikes against underwater and aerial enemy targets during a parade of warships...

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    Health minister sorry for saying UK should not ‘cower’ from Covid-19

    Agence Fran ce-Presse . London | Updated at 09:48pm on July 25, 2021

    Britain’s health secretary Sajid Javid on Sunday apologised after he tweeted that the country need not ‘cower’ in the face of coronavirus, having himself recovered...

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    Greece sees uproar as mascot seal killed in protected area

    Agence France-Presse . Athens, Greece | Updated at 08:57pm on July 25, 2021

    A young endangered monk seal who became the mascot of a Greek island in a marine protected area after surviving a cyclone and endearing himself...