Friday, 17 May, 2024

Category: World


Russia remained in the top five countries for Schengen visa applications in 2023 and almost 90% of the requests were approved, the European Commission has revealed.The EU Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs published its annual report on Wednesday, showing Read more…


Nigeria’s naira has experienced a reversal in its recent gains, emerging as the world’s worst-performing currency over the last month, according to a new Bloomberg report. The Friday report emphasised that this development places increased pressure on the Central Bank Read more…


“Venice is called to be a sign of beauty available to all, starting with the last, a sign of fraternity and care for our common home,” said Pope Francis on Sunday to the some 10,500 faithful gathered in the city’s Read more…


Moscow will not leave the potential US decision to hand over its frozen assets to Ukraine unanswered, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Saturday. His words came after the US Congress greenlighted a potential transfer. “America will have to Read more…


Years of experience have “highlighted the need” for a series of changes to Vatican judicial regulations related “to the professional dignity and economic treatment of ordinary judges of the Tribunal and the Office of the Promoter of Justice.” This is Read more…


Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has urged the collective West to become involved in the conflict with Russia and protect Kiev similar to how it aided Israel during the Iranian airstrike over the weekend.  Zelensky issued the appeal in a Telegram Read more…


Booms and air raid sirens sounded across Israel early Sunday after Iran launched hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in an unprecedented revenge mission that pushed the Middle East closer to a regionwide war. In Washington, President Joe Read more…


Bounties should be offered for the killing of NATO soldiers if they are deployed to Ukraine to fight against Russian troops, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.  In a post on social media, Medvedev lashed out at Kiev’s Western Read more…


If Kiev wins, Washington and its allies will be rewarded for their military aid with Russian natural resources, Ukraine’s former infrastructure minister, Vladimir Omelyan, has told Politico. The proposal came in response to rumors that the US might convert its Read more…


Pope Francis said in an interview that Ukraine, facing a possible defeat, should have the courage to negotiate an end to the war with Russia and not be ashamed to sit at the same table to carry out peace talks. The pope made Read more…


An exchange of Palestinian prisoners and Israeli hostages in Gaza can only happen after a ceasefire, senior Hamas official Osama Hamdan said on Tuesday, as ceasefire talks in Cairo between Hamas, Egypt and Qatar continued with no sign of a Read more…


Ex-CIA chief of Russia operations Steve Hall said Sunday he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is proving to his doubters that he was right to expect the United States to lose its “nerve” and eventually stop aiding Ukraine as Russia Read more…