Romanian - German pair Horia Tecau/Kevin Krawietz qualified for the second round of the US Open men's doubles, the last Grand Slam of the year, after having defeated Marton Fucsovics (Hungary)/Stefano Travaglia (Italy), 6-3, 6-2, in New York on Thursday. The sixth seeded couple, Tecau and Krawietz, played an exact game, without major errors, winning in just 51 minutes.
The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated on Thursday the list of countries with high epidemiological risk. According to CNSU, Serbia, Estonia, Albania, Tunisia, Mauritius, Jamaica, Lebanon, Palestine, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname and Brunei Darussalam have entered the red zone.
The EU has achieved its goal of fully vaccinating 70 percent of its population against COVID-19, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Tuesday. "I want to thank everyone who made it possible to achieve this great thing," she said.
"But the pandemic is not over. We need more. I call on everyone who can to be vaccinated," Von der Layen said.
Scientists have discovered what is believed to be the world's northernmost landmass - a yet-to-be-named island north of Greenland that could soon be swallowed up by seawaters.
Researchers came upon the landmass on an expedition in July, and initially thought they had reached Oodaaq, up until now the northernmost island on the planet.
The world-renowned news magazine TIME has selected Turkey's prominent tourism hotspot Bodrum as one of the world's 100 greatest places in 2021.
Choosing only one destination from the country, the magazine called the district of the southwestern province of Muğla the "St. Tropez of Turkey."
Copenhagen – Foreign Minister Anže Logar paid a visit to Denmark on Thursday to meet his counterpart Jeppe Kofod. The talks focused on strengthening bilateral relations, reviewing the implementation of the priorities of the Slovenian EU presidency, and on topical international issues, including Afghanistan.