Month: January 2021

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Storm Justine makes its way toward Spain

  On Friday, January 29, the new Atlantic Deep Sea Storm Justine began to spread across Spain, but it is expected to be fully affected on the Andalusian coast on Saturday afternoon.    After experiencing an unprecedented week of temperatures similar to spring, many areas have witnessed record high temperatures.    Justine, the tenth strong […]

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South Africa Coronavirus Variant Detected in Spain

  Spanish officials confirmed that Spain found a variant of the SouthAfrican coronavirus in Spain on Thursday, as the Ministry of Health reported a decrease in new infections.    Galician health officials said they found the mutation in a man who recently went to work in South Africa. This variant has been found in at […]

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Greece: Stricter lockdown restrictions in Athens

  The Greek authorities said they will impose stricter lockdown restrictions on the Greater Athens area after the decline in the infection rate in January this week reversed.    Most retail stores will reopen on January 18 and will be closed in the capital on Saturday, leaving only the pick-up service.    Officials from the […]

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Italy: Small town offers homes for only 1 euro

  Biccari, located deep in the southeastern part of Puglia, is also selling dilapidated houses for 1 euro, but unlike other destinations, it also has bargains in readily available locations.    The price of an empty turnkey home is as low as €7,500 ($9,000). Most are between 10,000 Euros and 13,000 Euros.    The sale […]

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Portugal: Hospitals near full COVID-19 capacity

  Portugal said on Saturday that due to the surge in infections that prompted authorities to send some critically ill patients to the Portuguese archipelago, the intensive care unit (ICU) set up on its mainland for COVID-19 cases only had 7 empty beds.    According to data from the Ministry of Health, of the 850 […]

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Spain: Government plans a four-day workweek to fight Covid-19

  Spain’s socialist-led government plans to implement a four-day work week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the pilot plan is causing concern throughout Europe.      According to the Independent newspaper, the plan was proposed by the left-wing political party MásPaís and supported by the country’s Ministry of Finance to provide financial assistance […]

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Portugal to offer Covid-19 vaccine to people over 80

  The coordinator of the plan, Francisco Ramos, announced on January 28 that all people over 80 years old in Portugal will be included in the first phase of the vaccination plan against Covid-19.    Francisco Ramos believes that this is the “probably the most important” change to the country’s vaccination schedule, and this decision […]

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Greece: Jet2 adds Athens to 2022 holiday flights

  British leisure travel group Jet2 announced that it will operate flights to Athens and city holidays for the first time-starting in April 2022, the company’s three UK bases will begin operations.    The company’s leisure airline Jet2.com and city interruption provider Jet2CityBreaks started selling flights to Athens and city holidays from Birmingham (exclusive routes), […]

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Taiwan exhorts Germany to help get coronavirus vaccines

  Economy Minister Wang Mei hua said on Thursday that Taiwan has sought German help to provide the COVID-19 vaccine.    Wang told reporters that she made the request during a meeting with the de facto German ambassador to Taipei, who handed her a letter asking for help to solve the shortage problem, which hindered […]

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France: Visas issued down by 79.8% in 2020

  The number of visas issued by the French consulate during 2020 came down by 79.8%. The number of short-term visas for the Schengen area fell by 82%, while the number of long-term visas fell by 37.1%.    Compared with the figures in 2019, the French authorities approved 3.5 million visas during the year.    […]

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Toyota surpassed Volkswagen in 2020 car sales

  Toyota Motor Corp of Japan surpassed Volkswagen of Germany in car sales last year. This is the first time in five years that the global pandemic has severely hit its German rival and has become the world’s largest car manufacturer by sales.    Toyota Motor said on Thursday that the group’s overall global sales […]

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Global e-learning market expected to grow massively

  Due to the increasing penetration of smart phones and the Internet, the global e-learning market is expected to achieve considerable growth from 2020 to 2026.    The entire company sector has a high demand for advanced learning technologies, and government support for the use of digital learning technologies is also increasing, which will help […]

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