Seven killed in helicopter crash in Italy’s Monte Cusna

Five bodies were initially found, according to the National Alpine Cliff and Cave Rescue Corps (CNSAS), but the bodies of two others on board were found later on Saturday. “The helicopter, which had been missing since Thursday 9 June, had taken off from the Lucca airport with seven occupants and was found today, on Mount … Read more

France invites Indian cos after it tops EY survey as Europe’s most attractive investment destination

France is inviting Indian companies for investments after it topped for the third year in a row an EY survey on most attractive investment destinations in Europe. French Envoy to India Emmanuel Lenain said President Emmanuel Macron leads the most pro-business regime in France which has brought labour reforms, reduced corporate tax and provided for … Read more

Turkey rebrands as ‘Türkiye’ at the United Nations

The country is now called “Türkiye” in the halls of the United Nations, who agreed to recognize the change on Wednesday after a request from Turkey’s government. The campaign to rebrand as Türkiye began in December. “The process we started under the leadership of our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in order to increase our country’s … Read more

Lockdown in Mumbai? Massive Covid spike puts Maximum City under scanner; Pune lab tests samples for monkeypox infections: Top updates

As everyone waits for the GDP numbers that will be released by the National Statistical Office today, one of the major factors to look out for will be the impact of the Omicron wave on the Indian economy. Researchers have warned that the pandemic fatigue and lower compliance of mask discipline may give rise to … Read more

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, longtime Vatican power broker, dies

The news agency said the cardinal had been hospitalized for pneumonia earlier in the month, after testing positive for Covid-19. He had been in poor health for some time. In a telegram sent to the cardinal’s sister on Saturday, Pope Francis expressed his condolences. “I recall his diligent work alongside so many of my predecessors, … Read more

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Iranian authorities forced her to sign false confession as condition of release

Zaghari-Ratcliffe told the BBC that after traveling to Tehran International Airport on the day of her release, she was “made to sign [a] forced confession at the airport in the presence of the British government.” “They told me that you won’t be able to get on the plane. And I knew that was like a … Read more

Europe’s gas supply crisis grows after Russia imposes sanctions

Pressure on Europe to secure alternative gas supplies increased on Thursday as Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries of state-owned Gazprom a day after Ukraine stopped a major gas transit route. Gas prices surged, with the key European benchmark gaining 12% as buyers were unsettled by the mounting threats to Europe’s supply given its high … Read more

Russian authorities finally admit detention of Crimean human rights activist after holding her for 12 days

The Crimean human rights activist and nurse disappeared on her way home from work in the Russian-annexed peninsula almost two weeks ago. On Wednesday, her loved ones finally received confirmation she had been detained by Russian authorities, who have until now refused to say whether, where or by whom she was being held. Danylovich’s lawyer … Read more

May take India more than a decade to ‘overcome losses’ caused by Covid: RBI Report

The Indian economy could take more than a decade to “overcome the losses” caused by Covid 19 disruptions, the latest report on currency and finance released by the Reserve Bank of India has suggested. The report has also projected that India lost more than a whopping Rs 50 lakh crore in output in the last … Read more