The Palace of Versailles, its museums and gardens expect you again from Saturday, June 6, 2020. The park and gardens have undergone a makeover and the historic monument is setting up a protocol to make sure visitors are all safe and healthy. France's sumptuous Palace of Versailles, built in the 17th century by the "Sun King" Louis XIV, throws its doors open to the public again but with little certainty over when tourists will return as lockdown curbs are slowly eased. The coronavirus crisis has dealt a heavy financial blow ...
Scores of white cattle plod into the village for their only drink of the water of the day. Herders, wearing brightly-coloured robes, walk in tow. Soon, they will wander miles back across the semi-desert of northern Senegal in search of sparse yellow stubs poking through the sand. The sparsely populated area is a sandy flatland, dotted with spindly gum arabic trees. The odd donkey shelters underneath them to escape soaring noon temperatures. Pastoralists move with their cattle from north to south across Louga, and further afield, as pasture dries up, ...
COVID-19 outbreak brought a difficult economic situation for many people around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, nearly half the world's workers are at immediate risk of losing their jobs. Nevertheless, some people made fortunes fighting COVID-19; turning this disaster into an opportunity to make more money, especially firms working in the pharmaceuticals and medical equipment industries. Here are 9 Billionaires from 7 different countries who made a fortune from COVID-19 outbreak.
Deserted by tourists, a hotel in Vienna gave itself a temporary one-night-only makeover, turning itself into an outdoor concert hall. The guest bedrooms, which have stood empty during the coronavirus lockdown, were transformed into opera boxes for an evening, and the hotel courtyard into a stage to create a rare moment of joy in the city of music on Saturday. Two opera singers and a string ensemble were invited to play at the Hotel Zeitgeist, according to AFP. Paid bookings for the "window concert" were sold out in three days, ...
Protests over the death of George Floyd have swept across the globe. Thousands gathered in Poland, Germany, Canada, Italy, China, New Zealand, Iran over the weekend to demonstrate in solidarity with US protests against the death of George Floyd and police brutality. People chanting 'I can't breathe,' the words Floyd gasped as a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last Monday. Candles were lit in Krakow, Poland, and also in Mashhad, Iran, where leaders have cynically criticized Donald Trump's 'racism' and tweeted their support for #BlackLivesMatter.
Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel. SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off flawlessly in a cloud of bright orange flames and smoke from Florida's Kennedy Space Center for a 19-hour voyage to the space station, according to AFP. "Let's light this candle," Hurley, the mission commander, told SpaceX mission ...
Due to the Coronavirus novel, Eid El Fitr was not as cheerful as previous years, as social and entertainment activities have been cancelled to prevent large gatherings of people to avoid virus spread. But thanks to social media that allowed Arab celebrities to throw their fans some audience-free concerts broadcasting them via live services such as Instagram and YouTube. Most notebly Nancy Ajram's.. check out Eid #HomeStay concerts.
Dozens of worshippers in protective masks were let into the compound before the first prayers of the day, held on a cool and windy pre-dawn break. Chanting "God is greatest, we will protect Al-Aqsa with our soul and blood", the group gathered in front of the large wooden doors were welcomed by mosque director Omar al-Kiswani, who thanked them for their patience. It followed a fraught day in annexed east Jerusalem, where the compound is located. Israeli police on Saturday shot dead a disabled Palestinian they say they mistakenly thought ...
Donald Trump blasted protesters as 'THUGS' and laid into 'weak' Mayor Jacob Frey as he pledged to 'assume control' if he fails to tackle the escalating violence. Over 500 National Guard soldiers have arrived to the streets of Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul Thursday night and Frey declared a state of emergency as rioting escalated and cars and buildings were torched. George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died after pleading for help 'I can't breath' as a police officer used his knee on Floyd's neck to pin him, unarmed and ...
By Ewelina Lepionko The use of facemasks by the general public during the raging coronavirus pandemic remains a controversial topic to this day. As the world starts emerging from the coronavirus lockdowns, political leaders are being closely scrutinized over their choice to wear a mask – or not to. Presidents, prime ministers and other public officials are poised to lead by example. While many global leaders have embraced the protective measure, some still remain staunchly opposed to wearing a mask. The choices they make and how they carry themselves can ...
The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor – just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish city slickers away from the urban jungle, according to AFP. Ruslan Kozynko, playing an old piano in the attic of this farm in the lake-rich Masuria region, is one of the cheesed-off urbanites who have turned cheesemakers. A country with a strong agricultural tradition, Poland is already a European powerhouse when it comes to the production of staples like apples ...