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EU received over 600,000 asylum requests in 2020
A migrant looks on as he stands inside a Moria detention center in Mytilene on April 15, 2016. A migrant looks on as he stands inside a Moria detention center in Mytilene on April 15, 2016. ARIS MESSINIS AFP BRUSSELS The European Union received 648,000 applications last year for international protection, a third more than in 2020, according to the EUAA on Tuesday, with Syrians and Afghans the main groups of applicants. The bloc received about 3.4 million ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
G7 to cap Russian oil, gas prices
... and TAG Trans Austria Gas pipelines at one of the largest interconnection gas hubs in Europe at Baumgarten an der March, Lower Austria. The facility receives Russian imports, but also shipments of gas from Norway and some other countries. JOE KLAMAR AFP GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- G 7 leaders have agreed to place price caps on imported Russian oil and gas to try to limit Moscow's ability to fund its special military operation in Ukraine, G 7 officials said on Tuesday. The European Union will ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
S. Korea's one-person households to reach 40% of total in 2050
People sit on June 10, 2022 under the Cheongdam Bridge near the waters of the Han River in Seoul. People sit on June 10, 2022 under the Cheongdam Bridge near the waters of the Han River in Seoul. The data showed that ANTHONY WALLACE AFP SEOUL South Korea's one-person households are estimated to reach nearly 40 percent of the total households in 2050 due to low births and an aging population. According to Statistics Korea, the proportion of one-member households will increase from ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
Iran says submitted to join BRICS group
... undated photo shows the national flags of the BRICS countries from left Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa. This undated photo shows the national flags of the BRICS countries from left Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa. A PHOTO AFP DUBAI - Iran has submitted an application to be a member of the group of emerging economies known as the BRICS, an Iranian official said on Monday. Iran's membership in the BRICS group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa,...
Updated: 06/28/2022
At least 10 dead, 250 injured in gas explosion in Jordan
... on a moored vessel, causing a violent release of the gas cloud. The blast sent a truck rolling down the harbourside, while port workers could be seen running for their lives. The death toll rose to 10, a government spokesman Faisal al-Shaboul told AFP , revising an initial death toll of five killed. Sartawy said that specialists and the hazardous substances team in the civil defence are dealing with the incident. Trucks were seen in a row carrying similar containers at the time the accident occurred....
Updated: 06/28/2022
Kim Jong-un presided over another ruling party meeting
... This picture taken on June 27, 2022 and released by DPRK 's official Korean Central News Agency KCNA on June 28 shows DPRK top leader Kim Jong-un right at the office building of the WPK Central Committee WPK Central Committee in Pyongyang. STR AFP SEOUL - Democratic People s Republic of Korea top leader Kim Jong-un presided over another meeting of the ruling party to tighten discipline, state media said on Tuesday as Pyongyang continues to fight the COVID 19 epidemic and prepares for possible ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
Iran seeks membership of BRICS group
... undated photo shows the national flags of the BRICS countries from left Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa. This undated photo shows the national flags of the BRICS countries from left Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa. A PHOTO AFP DUBAI - Iran has submitted an application to become a member of the group of emerging economies known as the BRICS, an Iranian official said on Monday. Iran's membership in the BRICS group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa,...
Updated: 06/28/2022
French parliament reopens after defeat to Macron
... arrangement to support Macron 's government, which is 37 seats short of a majority. Borne and other senior Macron backers have been trying to win over individual right-wing and moderate left parliamentarians to bolster their ranks, with one MP telling AFP that the phones are running hot. But Olivier Marleix , head of the conservative Republicans group seen as most compatible with Macron , said we have much better things to do today than sell ourselves piecemeal It's about making progress for the ...
Updated: 06/28/2022
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