When in 1959 Michael Walsh was offered a deck boy’s job on the MV Britannic it never entered his head that he had been chosen by fate to be the final link in an ocean-going epic.
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and Sir John Bell have both said coronavirus will eventually cause illnesses that are as mild as a common cold, playing down fears of a more deadly variant and adding the UK ‘is over the worst’.
Book burning modern style; it seems it is okay for Amazon and Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube to deny and destroy reading and video material they don’t like, but sinful for a plucky woman to do what most folk really agree is not okay.
Xavier Bertrand, an establishment conservative and one of France’s contenders for next year’s presidential elections, has warned that the country faces a real risk of civil war due to out-of-control gang violence in urban areas.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made sure that Hungary will have enough financing to launch its own recovery program despite the row with the European Commission, Romanian daily Evenimentul Zilei writes.
In spite of video evidence online, police operatives in Berlin, Germany, have flatly rejected the criticism by the United Nations special rapporteur on torture of their heavy-handed response to anti-lockdown rallies that saw hundreds arrested.
Traffic was blocked on Tuesday in both directions on Melbourne’s West Gate Freeway after people unleashed their fury over forced vaccinations cut off the road. The rally in the Australian city was as violent as the first one on Monday.
The casket of the Unknown Warrior was made of the oak timbers of trees from Hampton Court Palace. The casket was banded with iron and a crusader’s sword chosen by King George V personally, from the Royal Collection, was affixed to the top and surmounted by an iron shield bearing the inscription ‘A British Warrior who fell in the Great War 1914–1918 for King and Country’.
There was a dramatic shift in the balance of power between giant-sized companies and nation-states in 2000. The American Institute for Policy Studies showed that comparing the incomes of large companies and the GDP of nation-states, there are now 51 giga-corporations and 49 national economies. The survey showed that companies such as General Motors, Walmart, ExxonMobil, and Ford were already larger in 2000 than Poland, Norway, and Saudi Arabia.
Belarus has taken the innovative and dramatic step of allowing visa-free travel to countries such as Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, and South Africa. This move is an open invitation that could result in hundreds of thousands using Belarus as a transit country into the rest of Europe.