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Mathias Cormann, in August 2018, when he was still Australian Finance Minister.MARK GRAHAM (AFP) OECD member states confirmed this Monday former Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann as the new secretary general of the Paris-based body. After defeating former Swedish European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström by the minimum in the last stage of his journey to become…

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A US intelligence report found that several researchers at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 and had to be hospitalized, a new detail about the severity of their symptoms that could fuel further debate about the symptoms. origins of the disease. coronavirus pandemicAccording to two people briefed on intelligence. A State…

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European citizens of very diverse origins this week represented countries such as Sweden, France, Switzerland or Malta in the two semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest – held on Tuesday and Thursday – showing a cultural wealth perhaps somewhat less visible in the institutions of the European Union. Organized in the Dutch city of Rotterdam,…

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A group of indigenous men from New Guinea, in an undated image.ALAMY/CORDON PRESS (Alamy Stock Photo) Until the beginning of the 20th century, European travelers who ventured out of their own continent to visit the farthest and most unexplored corners of the Earth had to travel on foot. If the regions they passed through were…

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The giant moth found in a school in Australia.Mount Cotton School / Facebook Not all insects fit in the palm of the hand. At a school in Queensland, Australia, a giant 25-centimeter moth was found by workers carrying out construction work at the institution, located next to a tropical forest. “It’s a surprising find,” said…

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An Amazon delivery man delivers a package in Blackwood, Wales, UK.HUW FAIRCLOUGH (Getty Images) The pandemic has been a calamity for many businesses, but it has also been a powerful catalyst for online sales. Tight confinements, fear of contagion and new product needs raised the share of online purchases over total transactions in 2020 from…

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