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Germany to beef up security ahead of New Year's Eve

Berlin: German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser spoke out on Saturday in favour of tightening security measures ahead of New Year's Eve due to the additional threat posed by the Middle East crisis.

Finland proposes new $55mln Ukraine reconstruction plan for 2025-2026

Helsinki: The Finnish Foreign Ministry on Thursday published the first part of the reconstruction plan for Ukraine that proposes a new mixed credit instrument to enable projects worth 50 million euros ($55 million) in 2025-2026.

Europe and Islam have 'compatibility' problem, says Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has said there is a 'compatibility problem' between Islamic culture and the values and rights in European civilisation.

NATO preparing for high-intensity conflict in Europe, says Czech Prez

Moscow: Czech President Petr Pavel said that all NATO members, including the Czech Republic, consider Russia the greatest military threat and are preparing for a potential high-intensity conflict in Europe.

Study finds cannibalism was common as a funerary practice in Europe around 15,000 years ago

Leading researchers at the Natural History Museum (NHM) have found evidence to suggest that cannibalism was a customary funerary practice in Europe during the Magdalenian period.

Ukrainian Prez Zelensky slams Russia's strike on blood transfusion centre, calls it a 'war crime'

Kiyv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday said that Russia bombed a blood transfusion centre in the Kharkiv region of north-east Ukraine and slammed the deadly strike as “a war crime”.

European investments in China slowly decreasing

Beijing: European corporate investment in China is slackening as the country’s real estate market is slumping, and consumer spending is drying up due to the stringent COVID-19 policy followed by Beijing.

Pakistan NSA Moeed Yusuf's UK visit called off

Islamabad: The British government did not state any reason as it unilaterally called off the visit of Pakistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf on Friday, media reports said on Saturday.

Macron stresses on strategic partnerships to defend Europe better after defence pact with Greece

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has stressed that Europe must build its own military capacity, after signing a 3 billion euros ($3.51 billion) deal for French frigates with another European country Greece, according to media reports.

Halt legislation on coercive mental health measures in Europe – UN experts

New York: Independent UN human rights experts called on Friday for a European body of intergovernmental experts to stop legislation supporting coercive mental health measures.

Blow to Beijing: European Parliament now votes to freeze EU-China investment deal

Brussels: The European Parliament has voted to freeze the ratification of the EU-China investment deal due to the sanctions that Beijing has imposed on five members of the hemicycle, an episode seen as a blow to the dragons, media reports said.

European Parliament resolution on the deplorable state of human rights in Pakistan was overdue

It would not have come as a surprise to any Pakistan-watcher that the European Parliament, in view of the “alarming” increase in the abuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan, last week adopted a resolution calling for a review of the GSP+ status, the EU’s most beneficial trading relationship, which it had granted to the country. Once Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to put his stock behind the extremist and violent Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) and its demand that the French Ambassador be evicted from Islamabad as punishment for French President Macron’s espousal of free speech in his country, a strong response from the European Union (EU) was no longer in doubt.

Europe: COVID must spark rethink to prioritize ‘human lives’ over economic policies

New York: The devastating impact of COVID-19 serves as a stark reminder that the European Union must “put human lives” above economic policy considerations, that privilege competition between EU Member States, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday.

Victims of ‘forced confessions’ ask Western powers to ban Chinese TV channels

Thirteen people who describe themselves as “victims of forced confessions broadcast on Chinese television” have asked European satellite operator Eutelsat to reconsider carrying channels like CGTN and CCTV4, media reports said.

Several nations rejects Chinese claim over 'nine-dash line'

Beijing: In yet another geopolitical showdown with China, at least nine nations, including U.K., France and Germany, have issued statements this year rejecting Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea.