Eastern Europe

Rallying-Argentina cancelled, Estonia to re-start WRC season in September

July 2 (Reuters) – World Rally Championship (WRC) organisers cancelled Argentina’s postponed round on Thursday while announcing the season, halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, would … Read more

Stocks skip higher ahead of U.S. jobs data

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks rose for a fourth straight day on Thursday as encouraging coronavirus vaccine trials kept investors’ spirits up ahead of what … Read more

Vladimir Putin becomes ‘President for life’ of Russia after victory in constitutional referendum

Vladimir Putin has significantly strengthened his grip on power, with voters approving changes to the Russian constitution which will allow him to remain President for … Read more

Vladimir Putin becomes ‘President for life’ of Russia after victory in constitutional referendum

Vladimir Putin has significantly strengthened his grip on power, with voters approving changes to the Russian constitution which will allow him to remain President for … Read more

NASA recipe for the Eau de Space smashes Kickstarter goal

A secret NASA recipe for the smell of space reportedly obtained through freedom of information requests is being bottled up and sent out to thousands … Read more

After Turkish incident, France suspends role in NATO naval mission

PARIS (Reuters) – France has informed NATO that it is suspending its involvement in a naval operation in the Mediterranean after the results of an … Read more

Why buying long-range missiles changes everything

Fortress Australia is in the making. And it’s precisely what China warned us against. So what exactly does $270 billion of big-ticket defence spending buy … Read more

$270b earmarked on new weapons, fleets, troops

Australia will ramp up defence spending to $270 billion over the next decade as the country prepares for a “post-COVID world that is poorer, more … Read more

F1 2020, Austrian Grand Prix: Red Bull to challenge Mercedes with Honda upgrade, Daniel Ricciardo

Mercedes is set to face its strongest challenge of the hybrid era this year as Red Bull hopes to quietly mount a genuine contender for … Read more

Australia makes European Union’s list of ‘safe’ countries, United States left off

The European Union has announced it will reopen its borders to travellers from 14 countries, including Australia, but most Americans have been refused entry for … Read more