The Canaries Are Safe And The Volcano Is A Great Show, Says Minister

Paris/France – – The Canary Island are safe to visit and a volcano eruption there is a ‘wonderful show’, Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Monday, just hours after 5,000 people, including hundreds of tourists, had to be evacuated.

The volcano – the archipelago’s first eruption in 50 years – blew Sunday, spouting lava hundreds of metres into the air, engulfing houses and sending molten rock towards the  Atlantic Ocean across a sparsely populated area of La Palma, the most northwestern island in the archipelago.

‘The island is open’, Maroto told Canal Sur radio, calling the euroption ‘a wonderful show’.

‘There are no restrictions on going to the island…on the contrary, we’re passing on the information so tourists known they can travel to the island and enjoy something unusual, see it for themselves’, she said.

Maroto’s remarks drew immediate criticism from Teodoro Garcia Egea, secretary general of the opposition People’s Party, who posted an article on Twitter quoting the minister and asked: ‘Can someone confirm the minister said the while hundreds of people are losing everything they have?’

About 360 tourists were evacuated from a resort in La Palma following the eruption and taken to the nearby island of Tenerife by boat on Monday, a spokesperson for ferry operator Fred Olsen said.

Djokovic Confirms He Has Visa To Play In 2023 Australian Open

PARIS, France – Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he will take part in the next year’s Australian Open after being granted a visa. ”I was very happy to receive the news yesterday”, the 35-year-old Serb, who was sent home from Australia on the eve of last year’s event after a row about his COVID-19 … More Djokovic Confirms He Has Visa To Play In 2023 Australian Open

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France’s Macron: Children Of Iran’s Revolution Carrying Out Their Own Revolution

PARIS, France – The children of Iran’s revolution are carrying out their own revolution, said French President Emmanuel Macron in an interview with French radio broadcast on Monday, as Iran holds seven French citizens in the country amid deteriorating ties between the two countries. France lashed out at Iran on Oct.6, accusing it of ”dictatorial … More France’s Macron: Children Of Iran’s Revolution Carrying Out Their Own Revolution

Kyrgios Fined Again At U.S. Open

NEW YORK – Nick Kyrgios was fined $14,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct following his U.S. Open quarter – final loss to Karen Khachanov on Tuesday where the fiery Australian demolished two rackets after the defeat. The fine was the largest leveled by the tournament so far this year and brings Kyrgios’ total up to $32,500 for … More Kyrgios Fined Again At U.S. Open

Heavy Rainfall Hits Paris After Recent Heatwave

PARIS, France – Heavy rainfall hit Paris on Tuesday evening after a recent heatwave across France, affecting metro stations in the French capital. The RATP transport organisation said several Paris metro stations had been affected by floding. Metro France has said that much southern France could be hit by storms later this week.

Bentley First – Half Profit More Than Doubles, Boosted By Customised Cars

PARIS, France – Luxury British carmaker Bentley’s first – half operating profit more than double, boosted by increased customisation of cars as sales rose significantly in Europe and Britain despite ongoing global economic uncertainty. The unit of German carmaker Volkswagen on Friday posted an operating profit for first six months of 2022 of 398 million … More Bentley First – Half Profit More Than Doubles, Boosted By Customised Cars

Swiss Adopt New EU Sanctions On Russia, Allow Oil Payments

ZURICH, Switzerland – The Swiss government impose further sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine on Wednesday, in line with the European Union’s latest measures on gold and gold products, the cabinet said. The government said that it had made two new exceptions with respect to transactions related to agricultural products and oil supplies … More Swiss Adopt New EU Sanctions On Russia, Allow Oil Payments

Queen Elizabeth’s Jewels On Show At Buckingham Palace For Platinum Jubilee

LONDON – Portrait pictures of a young Elizabeth II taken at the beginning of her reign and the jewels are going on display at Buckingham Palace from Friday. Tiaras, earrings and necklaces from part of ‘The Queen Accession’ exhibition making her record – breaking seven decades on the throne. Ninety – six – year – … More Queen Elizabeth’s Jewels On Show At Buckingham Palace For Platinum Jubilee

U.S. State Department OKs Potential Sale Of C-17 Aircraft Support To UAE – Pentagon

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of C-17 aircraft sustainment and related equipment to the United Arab Emirates for an estimated cost of $980.4 million, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Despite approval by the State Department, the notification does not indicate that a contract has been signed or that negotiations … More U.S. State Department OKs Potential Sale Of C-17 Aircraft Support To UAE – Pentagon

SAS And Pilots To Resume Negotiations On Monday After 14 Days Of Strike

PARIS, France – Ailing Scandinavian airline SAS and striking pilor unions will resume negotiations on Monday, public broadcaster NRK said, after failing to reach new collective agreements over the weekend. Most SAS pilots in Sweden, Denmark and Norway walked out on July 4 after talks over conditions related to the carrier’s rescue plan collapsed. The … More SAS And Pilots To Resume Negotiations On Monday After 14 Days Of Strike


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