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Pedestrians wearing face masks cross a road during a Lunar New public holiday in Hong Kong on January 27, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photo: Anthony Wallace / AFP
Pedestrians wearing face masks cross a r […]

20th century pandemics more deadly than today’s epidemics

Before the emergence of the new coronavirus, which has caused global alarm, other epidemics struck earlier this century but were less deadly than the previous century's pandemics
European flags are waving in front of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. Two days before Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, the European Parliament also ratified the EU withdrawal agreement at a meeting in Brussels and finally sealed the brexit.
European flags are waving in front of th […]

EU seeks to reform membership process to unblock Skopje, Tirana talks

North Macedonia and Albania both welcome changes proposed by the European Commission to the EU accession process, expressing hope that these will clear the way for them to begin formal membership talks soon.
British PM Boris Johnson (L) walks with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at a European Union Summit at EU Headquarters in Brussels on October 17, 2019. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
British PM Boris Johnson (L) walks with […]

Five flashpoints in the Brexit trade talks

Britain and the EU have laid down their red lines for post-Brexit trade talks, setting up 11-months of gruelling negotiations just days after their historic divorce