100,000 hectares burned in Greek wildfires

Evia’s thick pine forests, which were still ablaze on Wednesday, were largely reduced to ash in the northern part of the island, reported DW News Agency…reports Asian Lite News. Nearly 100,000 hectares of forestry and farmland had burned in wildfires of Greece


France’s economic activity getting back to normal

In July, the services sector, worst-hit by restrictions, was “increasing significantly” after a return to normal…reports Asian Lite News. The French economic activity ran at 1 to 1.5 per cent below normal levels in July, nearing the pre-coronavirus pandemic levels as the


3 dead as trains crash near Czech-German border

The Czech Republic’s railway inspectorate has launched an investigation into the crash…reports Asian Lite News. A high-speed Western Express Service train which connects the cities of Prague and Munich crashed near the Czech Republic-German border killing at least three people and injuring


France expects Covid-19 herd immunity by autumn

“The Delta variant is highly contagious and it requires an energetic vaccination campaign to achieve herd immunity,” he said…reports Asian Lite News. Alain Fischer, coordinator of France’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign, said that the country could reach herd immunity against the virus by


Wildfires ravage Italy amid record heat

This follows on the evacuation of “over 100 people from homes, two convents and two beach resorts” on Sunday, according to the National Fire Corps…reports Asian Lite News. Wildfires are raging in southern and central Italy amid sweltering temperatures and hot winds,