Monkeypox outbreak: What we know so far

Just when the world thought it was done with the worst of COVID, an outbreak of another virus has scientists worried.  Cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the U.K., Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the U.S., Canada and Australia.  What’s concerning experts is the unusual spread of the disease. Monkeypox usually circulates in … Read more

Monkeypox is now spotted in Italy and Sweden – bringing number of countries with cases to SEVEN

Italy and Sweden have become the latest countries to record cases of monkeypox amid the first ever global outbreak. The Italian patient tested positive at a hospital in Rome after returning from the Canary Islands and the Swede was diagnosed in Stockholm. No further details have been given. It brings the number of countries outside … Read more

Exiled Ex-Spanish King Juan Carlos To Return Home: Royal Household

Juan Carlos will stay in Sanxenxo in Spain’s northwest and will see his son, the Royal House said. Madrid: Spain’s former king Juan Carlos will return to Spain this week after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates, the royal household said on Wednesday. Juan Carlos, who abdicated against a backdrop of … Read more

Spain-Morocco land borders reopen for the first time in two years

The land borders between Morocco and the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla have reopened for the first time in over two years. Queues of people and traffic gathered at Tarajal and Beni Enzar to witness the reopening at midnight. The EU’s only land borders with Africa have long been closed due to the COVID-19 … Read more

New UAE president meets Macron, Johnson as world leaders stream in

The United Arab Emirate’s new president, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met his French and British counterparts Sunday as world leaders offered congratulations and paid tribute to his late predecessor. He was followed later by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who offered his commiserations on Sheikh Khalifa’s death and his congratulations on the presidency, … Read more

Ukraine triumphs in Eurovision Song Contest with UK’s Sam Ryder second

U kraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest with folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra. The act have been the frontrunners since Russia’s invasion – which prompted organisers to ban the country from competing. The country joined the contest in 2003 and its three wins make it one of the most successful of the newer competitor countries … Read more

Astronomers reveal first image of black hole at Milky Way’s centre

An international team of astronomers on Thursday unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy — a cosmic body known as Sagittarius A*. The image — produced by a global team of scientists known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration — is the first, … Read more

Explosion at Madrid building leaves two workers dead, 18 injured

Two people have died and at least 18 others were injured after an explosion ripped through a four-story residential building in Madrid. After an hours-long search, firefighters said the bodies of two workers — ages 21 and 27 — had been found amid the rubble. The building — located in the upmarket neighbourhood of Salamanca — … Read more

Dancers flee war in Ukraine and join Spain’s national Dance company

Spain’s National Dance Company is helping many professional dancers suffering due to the war in Ukraine. Several classical dancers those lives were turned upside down and their future careers put in peril have been able to join the dance company and find a new home.  Anastasia Kovalevska could never have imagined that the day before … Read more