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Hervé Le Tellier wins Goncourt Prize, France’s most prestigious literary award

Issued on: 30/11/2020 - 13:09 French author Hervé Le Tellier has been awarded the Goncourt Prize for his novel "L'Anomalie" (The Anomaly). France's top literary honour was attributed by videolink owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Advertising Read more Le Tellier, 63, is a mathematician by training and former journalist. He is presiden..

‘Woke folk’ strike again? Eyerolls after UK uni students call for banning the word...

Undergraduates at the University of Manchester have suggested that restrictions be placed on the word ‘black’ after a report published by the institution said that some minority students complained about “divisive” language. Read more The university recently carried out a review of issues specific to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff..

EU and UK agree this is the key week to secure Brexit deal –...

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has said Britain and the EU agree this is the key week to secure a post-Brexit trade deal if one is to be formally ratified before the December 31 deadline. Ireland’s foreign minister told RTE Radio time is running out. We have been saying for the last number of weeks that this is the key week and we’re saying..

‘We must not allow woke activists to stop us confronting Islamist extremism,’ says former...

A prominent British MP has warned against sanitising the deadly "ideological virus" of Islamism, claiming the woke minority are threatening efforts to root out Islamic terrorism. Writing exclusively for the Telegraph, former home secretary Sajid Javid slammed those who cry "Islamophobia" when Western governments seek to deal with the challenges of..

Turkish exploration vessel back in port ahead of EU summit

Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis returned to port on Monday from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara. NATO members Turkey and Greece have conflicting claims to continental shelves and rights to potential energy resources in the ..

Turkish-Cypriot leader insists on two-state solution

In a Kathimerini interview a month after becoming the leader of the Turkish-Cypriot community, Ersin Tatar reiterated his opposition to a bizonal, bicommunal solution for Cyprus, insisting on a two-state model and calling for “a border adjustment” between the two sides. The bizonal federation basis for a deal was agreed in 1977 between Cyprus’ inte..

Exploration moratorium the only way

As Turkey's Oruc Reis research vessel was scheduled to end its activities on Saturday in areas within the Greek continental shelf, Athens is determined not to accept any proposal from Ankara for exploratory contacts before the December 10-11 European Council, which will discuss the possibility of imposing tough sanctions on Turkey over its rec..

Paris police officers to remain in custody over beating of Black man

Issued on: 29/11/2020 - 16:31Modified: 29/11/2020 - 16:35 Four police officers have been placed under formal investigation over the beating of music producer Michel Zecler, the Paris prosecutor told a press briefing on Sunday, adding that three of the four officers will remain in custody. Advertising Read more The minutes-long beating of Zecler ..

Covid-19 puts dampener on Christmas reopening of iconic Paris stores

Issued on: 29/11/2020 - 16:05 After another month of lockdown, the doors are finally open again at Paris’s flagship department stores. The Christmas lights are on and the festive window displays are in place, but, with tourists noticeably absent, there might not be much for the stores to celebrate this Christmas. Advertising Read more Non-essent..

Turkey must be sent a clear message, says Dendias

The conclusions at the upcoming European Council on December 10 and 11 must give Turkey a clear signal that its behavior has moved beyond acceptable limits and is unacceptable, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias told the Bloomberg network on Friday, as the Turkish Oruc Reis research vessel made its closest passage yet through the Kastellorizo complex o..

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