Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit by coronavirus deaths, as India passed the somber step of recording over two million infections. The world's worst-hit region had reported 213,120 fatalities, 460 more than Europe, according to a tally based on official data.
The Grand’s Prix in the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Canada have been scrapped this year but three races in Europe have been added to the coronavirus-affected season, Formula One said on Friday.
The European Commission will this Wednesday seek input from the public and civic bodies on how to combat fake news and ensure free and fair elections, a move that could lead to new rules targeting social platforms such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google.
The British are far fatter than any other nation in Europe bar the Maltese so there needs to be a debate about how to tackle soaring rates of obesity which cost the country dearly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
Organizers of a Facebook advertising boycott campaign that has drawn support from a rapidly expanding list of major companies are now preparing to take the battle global to increase pressure on the social media company to remove hate speech. The new chapter comes when PepsiCo had decided to stop advertising on Facebook Inc, according to Fox Business News.
World tourism almost stopped in April due to the COVID-19 crisis, with a 97% drop in the number of international arrivals, 180 million less than in the same month of 2019, after a decrease of 55% in March, according to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
European governments are working with the United States on plans to overhaul the World Health Organization, a top health official for a European country said, signalling that Europe shares some of the concerns that led Washington to say it would quit.
European countries ease some border controls this Monday June 15 after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain's continued closure, a patchwork of restrictions elsewhere and new ways of working mean pre-pandemic levels of travel are a long way off.
In a press conference, Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans, and Fisheries, explained the Commission’s decision to increase the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) with €500 million.
Spain will open gradually to tourism this summer, starting with European countries, and will ensure visitors only go to areas that have the coronavirus under control, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said.