Editorial: Unworthy leaders

Today Donald Trump's America counts 100.000 deaths from the Covid-19 epidemic

That is more than Mr. Trump had projected toward the beginning of the public health crisis which he was handling with incredible lightness.

The Brazil of Mr. Trump's ideological bedfellow Bolsonaro in a very short time surpassed 20,000 deaths and is turning into the next great centre of the pandemic.

Spain encouraging visitors from abroad starting in July

Spain will be not just welcoming, but encouraging international tourism starting in July, the prime minister said on May 23. 

"Tourists, as of July, Spain will be expecting you," Pedro Sanchez told a weekly televised press conference. "Foreign visitors can now start planning their holidays to Spain."

Over 2 mln people have recovered from coronavirus: Study

More than 2 million people worldwide have successfully recovered from the novel coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University released on May 22. 

The university's running tally counted 2,054,125 people who have recovered, as well as over 5,205,900 million confirmed infections. Total deaths stand at 337,572.

African music icon Mory Kante dies at 70

Mory Kante, who helped bring African music to the world audience with hits like Yeke Yeke, has died in the Guinean capital Conakry on May 22 at the age of 70, local media reported.

He was suffering from a chronic disease and died at his home in Conakry.

Kante was a Guinean vocalist and player of the kora harp, a string instrument extensively used in West Africa.

"We regret America's decision"

Today, the ambassadors of NATO member states are discussing this in Brussels.
"We regret the announcement by the US government that it intends to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, although we share concerns about Russia's implementation of the provisions of that agreement," reads the letter signed by the foreign ministers of ten NATO member states.

Greek beaches the world’s second best in Blue Flag count

Greece has been given another reason to brandish its credentials as a world class tourist destination after it clinched second place, after Spain, among 47 countries around the world for the number of blue flags awarded to its beaches. A staggering 497 beaches received the 2020 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism boats.