Swiss city offers homeless people one-way tickets to other countries provided they do not return

Swiss city offers homeless people one-way tickets to other countries so long as they agree not to return Basel’s homeless people offered a free train ticket or airfare to leave Switzerland They must agree, in writing, not to return to Basel, or they risk being deported  31 people from Belgium, Germany, Romania, Italy, France accepted … Read more

British forces could be sent to stop countries cutting down rainforests, William Hague says 

British forces could be sent to stop countries cutting down rainforests and drilling for oil, William Hague says Focus of the Armed Forces could switch to guarding the natural environment William Hague says it could include stopping counties cutting down rainforests  He says Britain ‘cannot get away with talking the talk without walking the walk’  … Read more

Countries must ‘get serious’ about climate change this year says Boris Johnson

Countries must ‘get serious’ about climate change this year, Boris Johnson will tell virtual summit called by US President Joe Biden Virtual talks have been called by President Joe Biden to happen this week   PM yesterday announced a ‘world-leading’ target for UK to cut emissions by 78%  Comes ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference … Read more

Britons will be allowed to holiday in countries with high vaccination rates, PM to announce

Flights to countries with high jab rates: Boris Johnson will unveil traffic light system for summer holidays with destinations vetted for Covid infections, vaccinations and the risk of mutant strains Britons  able to holiday in countries with high vaccination rates this summer Prime Minister will unveil a traffic light system that will see destinations rated … Read more

Wuhan food blogger says she was ‘surprised’ by other countries’ reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak

A Wuhan food blogger says she was ‘surprised and worried’ by the way other countries reacted to the Covid-19 outbreak because China provided a ‘textbook’ example of how to handle a pandemic.  Qiongyao Xie and her husband Jie Yang, who got married on January 19 – days before the city was plunged into lockdown – … Read more

World climate summit in Britain may go virtual if countries struggle to vaccinate citizens

World climate summit in Britain may go virtual if countries struggle to vaccinate citizens and new Covid wave breaks out Glasgow is due to host climate summit this year with Covid-19 measures in place But some fear the sessions may have to be virtual due to too many uncertainties More than 20,000 delegates attended last … Read more

New Zealand could open to Australia by next month as countries form a Trans-Tasman bubble

New Zealand could open to Australia by next month as countries form a Trans-Tasman bubble New Zealand could open its international borders to Australia by mid-April Airports in NZ and Australia would be divided into ‘green zones’ and ‘red zones’ Green zones would be for free and open travel, red zones for quarantine By Andrew Prentice … Read more

The countries that saw the biggest house price rises in 2020

Revealed: The 11 countries where house prices grew more than in Britain last year – including one where values are up a THIRD despite the pandemic The UK placed 12th in Knight Frank’s global index of house price increases Countries such as New Zealand, the US and Canada saw prices rise more Emerging market Turkey … Read more

UK took 900 asylum seekers from EU countries last year… but only 100 went the other way 

UK took 900 asylum seekers from EU countries last year… but only 100 went the other way Britain took in 882 asylum seekers from the EU’s member states last year 105 were transferred out of Britain to EU countries under rules from Brussels More than 7,000 failed asylum seekers made fresh claims in the UK … Read more

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interview to be seen in 64 countries

Viewers in 64 countries are set to tune in to watch Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey after its US premiere on Sunday night. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two-hour pre-recorded sit-down interview will first be shown by CBS in the US at 1am UK time early Monday morning. The Royals have been … Read more