Sebastian Gülde, spokesman for Germany's Health Ministry, said recently at a press conference that "the initiatives for treating foreign patients – right now, from Russia in particular – are coming from the states themselves, so it's the states that are responsible for answering questions on this." For example, the hospitals themselves would have to clarify how many ventilator beds could be made available to patients from abroad. … [Read more...] about Will Germany take COVID-19 patients from Russia?
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Norwegian F-16s and F-35 jets, and a Nato E-3A were also deployed to monitor the Russian planes, which were regarded as unidentified as they had not made radio contact with civilian or military Air Traffic Control, or filed a flight plan. … [Read more...] about RAF chief condemns Russia after two ‘Cold War’ bombers intercepted near Scotland
Faced with the massive US military buildup in the region, Iraq met the March 1 deadline to start scrapping the Samoud 2 missiles after Mr Blix said that they exceeded the 150km range allowed under UN resolutions adopted after Iraq's defeat in the 1991 Gulf war. … [Read more...] about UN war doubters unite against resolution
Shut up and stop pretending to be our friends. What an epitaph that makes for the 21st-century's first generation of "progressives". From the start, I wrote that their parochialism would lead them into double-dealing, but Ian McEwan put it better than I ever could. In his Saturday, set on the day of the great anti-war march of 2003, he has the hero, Henry Perowne, argue with his daughter. Perowne, a surgeon, has treated the victims of Saddam's torture chambers and asks her: "Why is it among those two million idealists today I didn't see one banner, one fist or voice raised against Saddam." … [Read more...] about Ten years on, the case for invading Iraq is still valid
Despite the bride's family trying to stay out of the media spotlight, it was reported that Ilkhom Shokirov is the owner of the most luxurious hotel located in the capital city of Tashkent in north-eastern Uzbekistan. … [Read more...] about Is this the most extravagant wedding EVER? Russian oil tycoon’s daughter marries in a lavish ceremony that includes private jets, a 10ft cake and a £500,000 bridal gown