All at sea during COVID-19 lockdown? Try these sailor survival tips

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Brandon, Freelance journalist, We asked two senior mariners for advice on keeping spirits up during lockdown. Here’s what they had to say about managing crews, maintaining morale and keeping boredom at bay. Lockdown will be a tough […]

Prepare for a ‘new normal’ as lockdown restrictions ease: Monday’s COVID-19 WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Lockdowns must be lifted strategically, and not all at once, said WHO officials at a briefing on 13 April 2020. Countries with lower numbers of cases can begin easing restrictions. Social […]

Essential services on verge of shutdown in Gaza as emergency fuel set to run out

  This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.  Supplies of emergency fuel provided by the United Nations for critical facilities in Gaza are being fast depleted, a senior UN relief official there warned on Sunday. “At least one hospital has been forced to shut down for a few hours, and services […]

American negotiators can’t pay for their trip to Brussels, EU-US trade agreement freezes

Quite unexpectedly, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht announced yesterday night the cancellation of 2nd Round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations in Brussels, due to the US administration shutdown. His counterpart, United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman informed him that “due to the ongoing furlough, the US Administration will not be […]