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$500m for Covid test, treat, vaccine

France, Spain, the European Commission and Britain as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged money for equity in the treatment of Covid-19

‘Ghost’ flights are yet another example of our polluting ways

Due to covid-19, there are aeroplanes jetting about with few, if no passengers in them, which means those planes are releasing unnecessary greenhouse gases that will trap heat and warm this planet for decades to come

Google faces EU anti-trust probe for jobs search tool

The move is the latest in a string of EU probes of the US giant's business practices, which have already led to billions of euros in fines

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces EU antitrust scrutiny

Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities

End of an era as Germany’s last black coal mine closes

For the remaining 1 500 workers the final shift promises to be an emotional one, culminating in a ceremony to be attended by the president

Poland illegally logged in ancient forest — EU

The country's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests setting up a clash between Brussels and Warsaw.

Macedonia: The decades-long quarrel over its name

The name chosen by the eastern European country of Macedonia at its independence 27 years ago has been steadfastly rejected by its neighbour Greece

British PM gathers ministers ahead of Brexit speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her ministers to address differences among the cabinet ahead of her Brexit speech

Tsipras braves Parliament over bailout as Greece outlook worsens

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras braved a revolt in his political party as Parliament in Athens began to debate a bailout of up to €86-billion.

EU ban lift an attempt to ‘hoodwink’ Africa – Zanu-PF

Zimbabwe's ruling party has called the EU's lifting of a travel ban on President Robert Mugabe "inconsequential".

Europe’s imports decision leaves SA’s citrus future hanging

The citrus industry will adhere to Europe's stricter measures to prevent black spot disease from spreading, but they are not viable in the long term.

EU probes Real Madrid, Barcelona over illegal aid

The European Commission has launched an investigation into seven Spanish football clubs after complaints they accepted illegal state aid.

Cops get brutal in Kiev crackdown

Protesters refuse to retreat after Ukraine abandons a key agreement with the European Union.

The great push into the Atlantic

Europe funds extensive study into developing the Atlantic as an economic unit to counter growing import of Pacific.

EU, SA talk exports after citrus disease scare

The international relations department and the European Union have begun talks after plans were put in place to halt SA citrus from entering Europe.

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Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

Can you get reinfected with Covid-19? SA has ‘4 000 potential reinfections’

Although the new strain 501Y.V2 of the virus has spread 50% more rapidly, current evidence shows that it is not more severe than the one experienced in the first wave

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