France set to stop Afghanistan evacuations on Friday evening, says PM Castex

    "We are going to continue until tomorrow evening," said Castex on Thursday. "As of tomorrow evening, we will no longer be able to proceed with evacuations from Kabul airport," the French prime minister said, citing the imminent withdrawal of the US troops controlling and securing the airport, set for August 31. The United States and allies urged people to

France President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face

French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the south-east of France.In a video circulating on social media, Mr Macron is seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-l'Hermitage outside the city of Valence.A man in a green T-shirt slaps

Orthodox Christians world over mark second pandemic Easter

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, in many cases at in-person events, after the pandemic cancelled most events last year.In Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, expressed his wish that people would soon be completely free of coronavirus, and hopes that

Over 50 Berlin police officers injured in violent May Day protest

A violent May Day demonstration in Berlin resulted in more than 50 police officers injured and over 250 participants detained, the GdP police union in the German capital said on Sunday.Three police officers were treated in hospital with broken bones, GdP state vice president Stephan Kelm said.On Saturday, after mostly

Pubs in Britain face beer shortage

Pubs in Britain are facing a shortage of premium draught beer including Birra Moretti and Amstel amid huge demand in the first fortnight of outdoor hospitality reopening.Industry sources revealed Moretti’s owner Heineken is now temporarily limiting UK pubs to ordering only three kegs per week going forward to cope with supply issues.More

Prince Philip reported dead at aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announcedThe prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep

Mother arrested over April Fools’ prank on daughter

Arnathia Willis, 58, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful request for emergency service assistance.Some pranks are just not funny, as one mother in Kansas found out the hard way.Arnthia Willis, 58, told her daughter she’d been shot as an April Fools’ Day joke, but police viewed it as no laughing matter.Willis called her daughter

President Vladimir Putin takes COVID-19 vaccine Jabs behind closed doors

Russia President, Vladimir Putin received his Covid-19 immunization privately on Tuesday according a statement released by the Kremlin.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media late Tuesday night, March 23: "Putin was vaccinated against the coronavirus. (He) feels good. Tomorrow he has a full working day."Earlier in the day the Kremlin