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Covid crisis worsened corruption in EU: watchdog

Covid crisis worsened corruption in EU: watchdog

The pandemic has worsened corruption across the European Union, Transparency International said Tuesday, with citizens at times needing personal connections to get medical care and some governments using the crisis for their own gain.

IOC vice-president in Japan as Olympic preparations ramp up

IOC vice-president in Japan as Olympic preparations ramp up

International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates arrived in Japan on Tuesday, as organisers ramp up final preparations with just over five weeks until the pandemic-postponed Games open.

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe: spokesman

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe: spokesman

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will ‘never cooperate’ with an International Criminal Court probe into the country's deadly drug war, his spokesman said Tuesday, branding the process ‘legally erroneous’.

Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Beijing on Tuesday accused NATO of exaggerating the threat from China and ‘creating confrontation’, after a vow from the Western allies to work together to counter the ‘systemic challenges’ posed by its policies.

Erdogan upbeat after Biden talks

Erdogan upbeat after Biden talks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded upbeat after his first face-to-face talks with Joe Biden, though he announced no major breakthroughs in the awkward relationship between the two allies, at odds over Russian weapons, Syria, Libya and other issues.

Biden rallies Nato allies against China challenge

Biden rallies Nato allies against China challenge

Nato leaders warned yesterday that China presents “systemic challenges,” taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden’s first summit with an alliance that Donald Trump openly disparaged.

For Putin, summit with Biden is all about gaining recognition

For Putin, summit with Biden is all about gaining recognition

When Vladimir Putin meets Joe Biden for their first summit tomorrow the Russian leader will not be looking for progress on arms control, the lifting of sanctions or even an apology for the US president saying he is a “killer”.

Johnson delays easing lockdown citing Delta risk

Johnson delays easing lockdown citing Delta risk

Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to lift Covid-19 lockdown restrictions by a month yesterday, warning that the more infectious Delta variant meant if he did nothing thousands more people might die.

Canadian man accused of killing Muslim family members to face terror charges

Canadian man accused of killing Muslim family members to face terror charges

A Canadian man who is accused of deliberately running over a Muslim family with his truck, killing four of them, now faces terrorism charges in addition to those for murder, prosecutors said on Monday.

Delta variant doubles risk of Covid hospitalisation - Scottish study

Delta variant doubles risk of Covid hospitalisation - Scottish study

The Delta coronavirus variant doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant variant in Britain, but two doses of vaccine still provide strong protection, a Scottish study found on Monday.

Nato designates China as a "systemic" challenge

Nato designates China as a "systemic" challenge

Nato will confront China's military ambitions for the first time and designate Beijing as presenting "systemic challenges", according to a copy of a summit communique seen by Reuters and set for release later on Monday.

Euro 2020 host Saint Petersburg tightens virus restrictions

Euro 2020 host Saint Petersburg tightens virus restrictions

Authorities in Saint Petersburg, which is hosting a series of Euro 2020 matches, said Monday they were tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions in an effort to curb a new spike in infections.

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