A major trading partner and ‘systemic competitor’. Europe has a China problem

London CNN Business — Europe is increasingly dependent on China for trade, and many of its leading companies are eager to invest in the world’s second-largest economy despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 lockdown. But an increasingly unpredictable deterioration in relations with Beijing, regret over the price Europe has paid for getting too close … Read more

World Cup 2022: Gareth Southgate has options to consider ahead of England clash with Senegal

The quarter-final against France is looming, but as England prepare to face Senegal, HENRY WINTER questions whether Gareth Southgate will be brave enough to attack. The last time Gareth Southgate and Aliou Cisse crossed paths, a Portsmouth side steeled by the Senegalese coach beat England’s Middlesbrough side 2-1 in defence. It was 17 years ago … Read more

The trial of a 2016 suicide bomber in Brussels begins with the selection of a mass jury

Posted by: 30/11/2022 – 22:17 About 700 Belgians turned out in court on Wednesday to select a jury for the trial of 10 people accused of involvement in the 2016 bombings that killed 32 people in Brussels. Belgium’s biggest-ever trial began with hundreds of potential jurors going through airport-style security checks and police searching cars … Read more

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin answered a reporter’s question about age and gender

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin, two of the youngest heads of government and a minority of world leaders, have long faced questions about their age and sexuality. But they were quick to shoot a journalist who asked about the purpose of the Finnish prime minister’s first visit to … Read more

World Cup 2022: Australia vs Denmark kick-off time, live score updates for Socceroos, stream, watch live

The final teams for Australia’s all-important final World Cup group are confirmed: and Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has made another surprise change. Details inside. AUS 0-0 DEN FRA 0-0 TUN * If scores stays like this, Australia will qualify 18 MINS: AUS 0 DEN 0 Still no score at the Al Janoub Stadium but some … Read more

The French baguette was voted into the UN World Cultural Heritage List

Posted by: 30/11/2022 – 11:39Changed: 30/11/2022 – 11:44 The baguette – a mixture of wheat flour, water, yeast, salt and a pinch of savoir-faire and as iconic of France as the Eiffel Tower – was recognized by UNESCO after the UN body voted to include the “artisanal” product on Wednesday. know-how and culture of baguette … Read more

Finland says it must ensure that Ukraine wins the war against Russia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Finland’s leader says Ukraine must give it more weapons and support to ensure it wins the war against Russia. Prime Minister Sanna Marin made comments in Auckland on Wednesday on the first visit by a Finnish prime minister to New Zealand and Australia. Among the goals of the visit are the … Read more

Census: Christians are a minority in England; the non-religious grows

LONDON – More than half of people in England and Wales identify as Christians, according to the latest census – the first time a minority of the country’s official religion has been practiced. England’s 2021 census figures, released on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics, have become less religious and less white in the … Read more

FIFA World Cup 2022 Australia next match kick-off time: Socceroos v Denmark, what result do we need to qualify?

Ahead of Australia’s must-win clash with Denmark, Graham Arnold was baffled when asked about the 25th anniversary of his last game for Australia. Socceroos coach Graham Arnold shared a humorous moment during his pre-match press conference ahead of their World Cup clash with Denmark – joking he “ruined my day”. Having spent half an hour … Read more

Kyiv says it will not allow Putin to steal Christmas as Russian attacks threaten a cold winter in Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Kiev’s mayor said the city “cannot let Putin steal our Christmas” as Ukrainians prepare to celebrate the holiday season with pre-darkened trees as Russian airstrikes cut power and destroy critical infrastructure. Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko told the Ukrainian news agency RBC-Ukraine that Christmas and New Year’s trees will be built in … Read more