World Costa sweeps Northern Europe rides - ships in the Mediterranean
Northern Endeavour oil platform clean-up could cost taxpayers $1 billion, senator says
The vessel in the Timor Sea has already cost Australian taxpayers $86 million but Senator Rex Patrick fears we're nowhere near the bottom of the money pit."This is a government bungle that will make the Leppington Triangle saga look like pocket money," Senator Patrick said.
Costa has deleted all cruises in Northern Europe until mid-September 2021. The uncertainty about the reopening of the destinations concerned is too big, the shipping company explained. The implementation of the routes can not be guaranteed.
Costa wants to use four ships in the Mediterranean in the summer of 2021. In the western part, the "Costa Smeralda" (from 1 May) and "Costa Firenze" (from 4 July) should be on the road. In the eastern Mediterranean, the twin ships "Costa Luminosa" (from 16 May) and "Costa deliziosa" (from 26 June) should drive. Among other things, destinations in Greece, such as Mykonos and Corfu are controlled.
Greece FM Dendias to visit Turkey amid Mediterranean crisis
Greek foreign minister meets his Turkish counterpart on Thursday in a bid to pave the way for a future summit.Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will arrive in Ankara on Thursday for a meeting with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu that aims, among other items on the agenda, to pave the way for a future summit between the neighbours’ leaders – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Video: The Cape of the Small Miracles (Glomex)
Most recently, Aida Cruises, Tui Cruises and MSC Cruises had announced the resumption of cruises in the Mediterranean.
All German Costa guests receive an antigen test before departure in the terminal for free. If this test fails positively, two more will be made, first an antigen- and then a PCR test, also at the expense of Costa. At the end of the trip, passengers can make a PCR test for 40 euros per person on board.
India COVID death toll tops 200,000 as essential supplies run out .
India records more than 300,000 new infections for the seventh straight day as more countries promise to send rapid aid.A calamitous second wave of the coronavirus has seen at least 300,000 people test positive each day for the past seven days, overwhelming health facilities and crematoriums and prompting an increasingly urgent response from allies overseas sending equipment.