Report indicates Europe’s drought is the worst in 500 years.

Two-thirds of Europe is under some sort of drought warning, in what is likely the worst such event in 500 years. The latest report from the Global Drought Observatory says 47% of the continent is in “warning” conditions, meaning soil has dried up. Another 17% is on alert – meaning vegetation “shows signs of stress”….

UK Prince loses military titles and use of HRH

The Duke of York’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said. Updated at 0449 GMT on 14th 01 2021 Prince Andrew, 61, will also stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, a royal source said. It comes as he faces a US civil…

Activist warns financial institutions against funding climate destruction

By Faith Barbara Namagembe and Ruhinda George Alex Updated at 1843 EAT. Climate change activist Greta Thunberg says it is “very unclear” if she has been officially invited to the COP26 summit. Greta Thunberg has called on banks to “stop funding our destruction”, ahead of the UN COP26 climate summit. The teenage Swedish climate activist…

Norway suspends deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan

By Frazer NorwellUpdated at 1226 GMT on 21 July 2021     The UDI and UNE has suspended deportations to Afghanistan. Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and Immigration Appeal Board (UNE) said on Wednesday it would stop forced returns to Afghanistan due to the deteriorating security situation in the country….