Qatar 2022: 9 places you must see

Traditional markets, beaches, the desert, museums, the city’s skyline. Qatar is a world full of sensations that you can discover through our list of 9 must-see places if you are planning to go to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. EFE/Alberto Estévez

By Javier Picazo Feliu Doha, Oct 21 (EFE).- Traditional markets, beaches, the desert, museums, the city’s skyline. Qatar is a world full of sensations that you can discover through our list of 9 must-see places if you are planning to go to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  1. SOUQ WAQIF If there is a place … Read more

In the heart of the Qatar World Cup

A man with a falcon at the Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar. EFE/ Alberto Estévez

By Javier Picazo Feliú Doha, Oct 4 (EFE).- Doha, the main venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is a modern and futuristic capital where skyscrapers, contemporary buildings and streets, as well as promenades that have been completely remodeled for the event, contrast with the traditions and history encapsulated by Souq Waqif market, its … Read more

Russia installs conscript center at Georgian border amid Ukraine draft orders

Russian men with their luggage walk along a road after passing through customs at the Georgia-Russia border checkpoint of Verkhnii Lars, Georgia, 27 September 2022. EFE/EPA/ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE

Moscow, Sep 28 (EFE).- Russia has set up a conscript center on the Georgian border and has begun to issue draft orders to men who fall under its list to fight in Ukraine amid partial mobilization, Russian news agency TASS informed on Wednesday.   The center that was installed at the Verkhny Lars crossing, the only … Read more

Ukraine urges allies to condemn referendums as pro-Russians declare victory

A woman casts her ballot during voting in a so-called referendum on the joining of Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine to Russia, in a hospital in Berdyansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, 25 September 2022. EFE/EPA/STRINGER

Lviv, Ukraine, Sep 28 (EFE).- Ukraine on Wednesday urged the international community to condemn the annexation referendums held in Russian-occupied territories as separatist leaders said they were traveling to Moscow to formalize the results, which have been dismissed by Kyiv and its allies.   “Ukraine calls on all states and international organizations to immediately condemn the … Read more

Hundreds of Japanese bid final goodbye to Abe with flowers

A portrait of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hangs above the stage during his state funeral at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, 27 September 2022.

Tokyo, Sep 27 (EFE).- Hundreds of people in Japan visited Tokyo’s Kudanzaka Park on Tuesday to offer flowers in memory of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as he is given a state funeral. Abe, who served as prime minister for the longest period in post-war Japan, died at the age of 67 on Jul.8 after … Read more

Final day of referendum voting begins in Russia-occupied Ukraine territories

A woman casts her ballot during voting in a so-called referendum on the joining of Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine to Russia, in a hospital in Berdyansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, 25 September 2022. EPA-EFE FILE/STRINGER

Moscow, Sep 27 (EFE).- The final day of voting in referendums on joining Russia began Tuesday in Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories, state news agency TASS reported. Polling stations opened at 8 am local time (05:00 GMT) and will close at 4 pm, after which the count will begin. The referendums, to which Kyiv and the international … Read more

Far-right Meloni set to become Italy’s first female PM

Giorgia Meloni at the headquarters of the Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d'Italia) in Rome, Italy, 25 September 2022. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI

Rome, Sep 26 (EFE).- Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni looks set to become Italy’s first female prime minister after the coalition formed by her Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, League and Forza Italia (FI) appears to have won an absolute majority in the general elections on Sunday, according to projections. The 45-year-old is set to form … Read more

At least 5 dead, 74,000 evacuated after typhoon Noru hits Philippines

Residents wade through flood water caused by typhoon Noru in San Miguel town of Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines 26 September 2022. EFE/EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Manila, Sep 26 (EFE).- At least five people were killed and more than 74,000 evacuated following the passage of Typhoon Noru through the Philippines on Monday. Noru, which made landfall in the northeast of the Philippine archipelago with winds of up to 185 kilometers per hour (115 miles per hour) on Sunday, has already left … Read more

Italy votes in historic elections

Italian President Sergio Mattarella casts his ballot at a polling station during voting for the general election, in Palermo, Sicily Island, southern Italy, 25 September 2022. EFE/EPA/IGOR PETYX

Rome, Sep 25 (EFE).- Italians headed to polls on Sunday to vote in decisive elections that could deliver the most far-right government since WWII with the victory Giorgia Meloni, who would become the first woman to hold the country’s top post. About 51 million Italians are eligible to vote, including 2.7 million first time voters, … Read more

Italians set to vote in historic elections

Far-right leader of Brothers of Italy party Giorgia Meloni during her political campaign ahead of elections. EFE/EPA/LUCA ZENNARO

Rome, Sep 24 (EFE).- Italy’s political leaders wrapped up their campaigns ahead of decisive elections Sunday which is likely to bring to power the most right-wing government since the end of WWII. Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni is the favorite to to win the election, according to polls. Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party, … Read more

Tears and triumph as 20-time grand slam champ Federer retires

Team Europe player Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to the crowd after playing the doubles match with Rafael Nadal of Spain on the first day of the Laver Cup tennis tournament in London, Britain, 23 September 2022. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

London, Sep 24 (EFE).- Swiss tennis great Roger Federer said an emotional goodbye to professional tennis at the Laver Cup in London’s O2 arena early Saturday. Federer entered retirement after he and Spanish doubles partner, friend and longtime rival Rafael Nadal were defeated by American pair Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 11-9 … Read more

The guardians of the Amazon

Forest ranger Mario Yumbato walking in the Madre de Dios Peruvian Amazon. EFE/Paolo Aguilar

By Paula Bayarte Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Sep 23 (EFE).- Mario Yumbato worked in an oil company for 20 years until he decided to return to his nature roots and become a forest ranger in the Peruvian Amazon.  The 52-year-old, originally from Iquitos, a small port city and the gateway to the jungle villages of the … Read more