Tel Aviv is the most Expensive City in the World, according to the Economist's Ranking

The Israeli city Tel Aviv is the most expensive city in the world, according to the British magazine "Economist", DPA reported. As a result, it de facto dethroned the French capital from this position. Paris remains in second place, which it shares with Singapore. Next on the top positions in the ranking are Zurich, Hong Kong and New York. Last is the Syrian capital Damascus.

Bill Gates Predicts an End to the Pandemic in the Summer

Coronavirus mortality and overall levels of infection could reach seasonal flu averages by next summer, provided there are no new, more dangerous strains. The opinion is of the founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates, who was a guest at the "New Economic Forum" in Singapore. The event was organized by businessman Michael Bloomberg.

Countries failing to meet climate vows to face warning in 2023: IEA chief

Countries that fail to meet the climate commitments will receive warnings at the UN's next climate summit slated for 2023, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Nov. 7.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency in an interview on the sidelines of the COP26 conference, Fatih Birol said the COP26 Presidency appointed the IEA to monitor and report on countries' progress.

Turkish president in Italy to attend G20 summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived early on Oct. 30 in Rome to attend the 16th G20 summit. 

Erdoğan was welcomed at the Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport by Ankara's Ambassador to Rome Ömer Gucuk and Vatican Ambassador Lutfullah Göktaş, as well as the staff of the Rome and Vatican embassies.

Ultra runners from 36 countries to flock to Vipava Valley

Vipava – After a two-year break due to Covid, the Vipava Valley Ultra-Trail race will be back in Slovenia’s picturesque wine growing region this weekend to feature a record number of runners. A total of 1,300 participants from 36 countries have registered for the event, including from as far as Singapore, Peru, Canada and Australia.

Moldovan Apologises For ‘Unfortunate’ Confiscation of Violinist’s Stradivarius

Moldova's Culture Minister has apologised for customs officers' "excess zeal" after they confiscated internationally awarded violinist Alexandra Conunova's Stradivarius violin at the airport.

Customs employees at Chisinau Airport filed a criminal case against the famous Moldovan violinist for not declaring the instrument's value, estimated 2 million euros, to Customs Services.