For Eastern European countries, the economic estimates that two weeks ago were the most pessimistic scenario, have now become the baseline scenario.
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Saudi Arabia has decided to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Qatar, ending more than three years of isolation of the latter from the Persian Gulf states.
The 37th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China have opened to visitors, featuring frozen towers, palaces and castles.
The Australian government has accused China of undermining their free trade agreement over a series of actions by Beijing against Australian export goods. In the latest stous with its number one trading partner, China has imposed levies of up to 212 per cent on Australian wine exports.
Argentina’s Congress has become the largest Latin American country to legalise abortion after its senate approved the historic law change by votes in favour on Wednesday after hours of debate in the Senate.
Aviation emissions are said to account for about 3% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Global Annual international aviation emissions are already around 70% higher comparing 2020 with 2005.
Mozambique is stepping up plans to formalise international help to combat the Islamist insurgency in gas-rich Cabo Delgado province.
If efforts are not made to mitigate and overcome interruptions in health services and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, a six-month distruption of antiretroviral therapy could lead to more than 500 000 extra deaths from AIDS related illness, including from tuberculosis.
A contentious near-total ban on abortion in Poland went into effect late Wednesday, despite rampant opposition from hundreds of thousands of Poles who began protesting in the fall in the largest demonstrations in the country since the 1989 collapse of communism.
Following the financial crisis, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has established tighter standards around the definition of default (CRR Article 178) to achieve greater alignment across banks and jurisdictions. These need to be implemented by the end of 2020.
As countries roll out vaccines that prevent COVID-19, studies are underway to determine whether shots can also stop people from getting infected and passing on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Vaccines that prevent transmission could help to bring the pandemic under control if they are given to enough people.
It seems that Qatar is also in negotiations to normalise its relations with Israel, following the recent normalisation of ties between the Jewish state, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain (August 2020).
Almost three weeks have passed since the Israeli government approved a second lockdown for the whole country.
October 2019. The killing of Abū Bakr al-Baghdādī, (the self-styled Caliph of the Islamic State – ISIS) by the U.S. special forces, caused a change inside the organization.