April was found to be the deadliest month in the Scandinavian country since 1993, which in turn was the deadliest year since the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, Statistics Sweden reported.
Danish 15-year-olds drink more frequently and are more likely to have been drunk than children their age from any other country in Europe, according to a new study by the World Health Organisation.
Donald Trump has argued that China has withheld information about the novel coronavirus outbreak, and attacked the World Health Organisation by calling it “China's puppet”, while by contrast praising how “boldly” former WHO boss Gro Harlmen Brundtland handled the SARS outbreak in 2003 during her tenure.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Edward Snowden, former Central Intelligence Agency employee who exposed illegal spying by US intelligence agencies, welcomed on Tuesday the ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court declaring the country's BND foreign intelligence service's surveillance of foreign citizens outside Germany unconstitutional.
The US Navy destroyer USS Roosevelt arrived at the Naval Station Rota in southwestern Spain on Saturday, part of a plan to rotate out four warships that have worked the missile defense beat since 2013. However, as European Command has pushed for an even larger deployment to Rota, the Navy is being stretched increasingly thin.
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo still has two more years until his current contract with Turin-giants Juventus expires in 2022, but it’s unclear where his phenomenal career could take him next.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the toll it has taken on global economies, EU leaders have been in an acrimonious debate for weeks over how best to support struggling member-states, with France, Italy and Spain more inclined to resort to grants, while Germany and the Netherlands preferred economic recovery to be stimulated by loans.
On 8 May, Spanish authorities arrested a Moroccan citizen suspected of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in Barcelona at the behest of Daesh; the real extent of his plans have since been revealed.
The international forum, which is the key policy-setting authority of the World Health Organisation, is held via videoconference this year for the first-time ever, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Tensions were running high on the outskirts of Paris for a second night in a row after the death of a teen motorcyclist that angry locals blamed on police. Six people were arrested and dozens of fires were set in the streets, according to local media reports.
The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll has risen by 160 over the past 24 hours, the lowest daily increase reported since March 24 at the start of the country’s nationwide lockdown, the Department of Health and Social Care said on Monday.
WARSAW (Sputnik) - 28 June is considered the deadline for holding the presidential election in Poland, the head of the prime ministerial office, Michal Dworczyk, said on Tuesday.
Italy has confirmed a total of 225,886 cases with the death toll of 32,007. The latter increased by 99 in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest number of new fatalities since the beginning of the lockdown.
The Saab 2000 Erieye is a complete Airborne Early Warning and Control system with multi-role and multi-mission capabilities for both military and civilian needs, and can be used for tasks including border surveillance and search-and-rescue operations.
Women with Kurdish, Somali, South and East Asian, South American and Caribbean backgrounds appear to have riskier pregnancies and births, according to Finnish research.
To save up propofol, a drug given to COVID-19 infected patients before they are placed in a ventilator, Swedish veterinarians have proposed postponing beauty surgery for otherwise healthy people.
Since late April, Germany has started scaling back some of the coronavirus-related restrictions imposed on public life amid a declining COVID-19 infection rate.
Bill Gates has already injected hundreds of millions of dollars, including $100 million via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, into the development of COVID-19 vaccines and testing, part of an international effort to tackle the coronavirus crisis.
The World Health Organisation gathering comes amid a diplomatic showdown between China and the US over the COVID-19 outbreak, with President Donald Trump accusing Beijing of virus-related cover-ups, allegations that the Chinese government rejects.
Swiss diplomat and secretary general of the European security body Thomas Greminger has drawn attention to rising criminality in the corona-struck region, as culprits in no time adapt to “systemic weaknesses” and find ways to lure victims with their new fraudulent schemes.