Christmas in France – France records a daily record of 91,608 COVID cases

Christmas in France is subdued this year, similar to last year. The country has tightened its travel rules as France records a daily record of 91,608 COVID cases on Friday (24th December 2021), as the Omicron variant surges across the country and Europe. The previous absolute record of 86,852 cases...

Christmas in Italy – The latest from infections and new restrictions

Christmas in Italy under covid restrictions. The country further tightened its restrictions on Thursday (23 December), barring unvaccinated from public spaces and enforcing mask-wearing outdoors. Outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations have been banned, and discos will be closed until January 31. The latest from infections A daily record of nearly...

Tiananmen square trauma – China ‘rights a wrong’ after 32 years

A monument at a Hong Kong university that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre was removed by workers early Thursday over the objections of its creator from Denmark. The 8-metre tall Pillar of Shame, which depicts 50 torn and twisted bodies piled on top of each other, was made by...