Italian sailors knew about America 150 years before Columbus voyage, research shows

News 10/11/21, 02:19

Researchers believe that Italian mariners knew about America 150 years before Christopher Columbus found the continent. A 14th-century Milanese friar has left a collection of writings referring to Genoan mariners knowing of a country west of Greenland "where giants live." The text was discovered by Italian researchers when researching the Cronica Universalis ...

Crowds cheer as baby pulled alive from collapsed building in Georgia

Europe 10/09/21, 01:37

After an explosion in Georgia, a mob erupted in jubilation as a baby was pulled out alive from the wreckage of a fallen five-story block of apartments. On Friday morning, October 8, a crowd of people—including firefighters and local citizens—gathered around a portion of a fallen residential structure in Batumi, a ...

Poland defies European Union authority who warns it is heading out of the EU

Europe 10/08/21, 15:49

Poland's Constitutional Court, the country's highest judicial body, rejected in a ruling that European Union laws are above Poland's, adding that some of the European treaties are incompatible with the Polish constitution. The ruling sparked discontent among several members and authorities of the bloc, who warned the Polish government that it ...

A small member of NATO boycotts Chinese phones

Europe 10/05/21, 04:17

When relations with China are increasingly tense, on Sept. 22, 2021, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense, a minor member of the European Union (EU), warned the country's agencies and people about the risk of spying by Beijing when using Chinese smartphones, specifically Huawei and Xiaomi products. The above recommendation is based ...

CCP’s global operations exposed in French military report

Europe 10/02/21, 21:33

A new comprehensive report conducted by the French Ministry of Armed Forces detailing the global infiltration of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been published after two years of research, with more than 50 researchers contributing to the report. The report, “Chinese Influence Operations: A Machiavellian Moment,” was authored by Dr. ...

What Norway reclassifying COVID means

News 09/30/21, 01:43

When Norway reclassified COVID-19 as a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), it did not mean health officials in this country thought the virus was as ordinary as flu.  On Sept. 25, the Norwegian government lifted all COVID-19 restrictions and allowed its community back to normal operations after 561 days of the harshest ...

Germany to stop quarantine pay for unvaccinated

News 09/23/21, 06:36

Germany will discontinue financing unvaccinated workers placed into isolation after coronavirus exposure, Health Minister Jens Spahn announced on Wednesday, Sept. 22. According to Reuters, Spahn said it’s unjust to compel taxpayers to subsidize people who refuse to get inoculated. “It’s about fairness,” Spahn said. “Those who protect themselves and others via a ...