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Omicron-specific Sinopharm COVID vaccine...

BEIJING (Reuters) – Two candidate COVID-19 vaccines developed by units of the China National Biotec Group (CNBG) to target the Omicron variant have been approved for clinical trials as boosters in Hong Kong, the Sinopharm subsidiary said on Saturday. . Scientists around the world are racing to study improved injections against Omicron, as data indicate […]

Live Covid-19 updates: vaccines, mask ma...

On a recent Wednesday, hopeful spectators lined up in Father Duffy Square, waiting to buy discounted tickets at the TKTS booth.Credit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Many Broadway theater owners have decided to stop checking the vaccination status of ticket holders after April 30, but all will continue to require theatergoers to wear masks inside theaters […]

Free advice for Putin: “Make peace, fool

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As Vladimir Putin embarks on his plan B – a massive military operation to try to take over at least a small part of eastern Ukraine to justify his badly started war – I thought: who could give him the best advice right now? I went with one of America’s top professors of grand strategy, […]

Kim gifts North Korea’s most famous news

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ri Chun Hi, North Korea’s most famous state television anchor, has announced major events for decades, including nuclear and missile tests and the death of a leader, with an instantly recognizable passionate voice. The anchor, dubbed the ‘pink lady’ overseas for her bright Korean traditional […]

Live Covid-19 updates: news on cases, va...

The National Covid Memorial Wall in London is a place of mourning for the families of the victims.Credit…Andrew Testa for The New York Times The coronavirus continues to stalk the world at an astonishing pace, surpassing a grim succession of pandemic milestones in 2022: a total of 300 million known cases worldwide in early January, […]

Covid News: World surpasses 500 million ...

The National Covid Memorial Wall in London is a place of mourning for the families of the victims.Credit…Andrew Testa for The New York Times The coronavirus continues to stalk the world at an astonishing pace, surpassing a grim succession of pandemic milestones in 2022: a total of 300 million known cases worldwide in early January, […]

China’s goal in pursuit of Covid zero ch

China has not budged in its opposition to living with the virus even amid the country’s worst outbreak, but its leaders are now pursuing an easier containment strategy in the uphill battle to tame the hyper-infectious coronavirus. The widespread spread of Omicron means getting back to zero local cases is a tall order, even in […]

US House Democrats introduce bill requir...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives proposed legislation on Monday requiring employers to give their workers paid time off to vote, following failed attempts by Congress to pass legislation major on the right to vote earlier this year. The “Time Off to Vote Act” would close loopholes in […]

China closes Guangzhou to most arrivals ...

BEIJING (AP) — The manufacturing hub of Guangzhou closed to most arrivals on Monday as China battles a major rise in COVID-19 in its major eastern cities. Shanghai bore the brunt of the outbreak, with another 26,087 cases announced on Monday, of which only 914 showed symptoms. The city of 26 million is under a […]

Pro-Russian protesters in Germany outnum...

HANNOVER/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Around 600 pro-Russian protesters in a 350-car motorcade took part in a demonstration in Hanover, northern Germany, on Sunday, where there was also a counter-protest of around 700 people supporting Ukraine in the city center, local police said. The motorcade, displaying Russian flags and some German flags, protests against discrimination in Germany […]

Mexico says it does not accept Russian i...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that Mexico does not accept Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in a video message broadcast at a global event in support of Ukrainian victims of the conflict. “We do not accept the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, because we have suffered from invasions,” […]

In France, a biting election as Macron’s

By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press POISSY, France (AP) — From the market stall outside Paris that she has run for 40 years, Yvette Robert can see firsthand how soaring prices are weighing on the French presidential election and transforming the first round of voting from Sunday into a nail-biter for outgoing President Emmanuel Macron. Shoppers, […]

Russia revokes registration of Amnesty a...

(Reuters) – Russia’s Justice Ministry said on Friday it had revoked the registration of 15 foreign organisations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW). The organizations’ Russian units, which also included the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “have been excluded due to the discovery of violations of the current legislation of the Russian Federation,” […]

Ukraine-Russia War Breaking News: Live U...

BRUSSELS — Western nations stepped up pressure on Russia on Thursday over its invasion of Ukraine, with the European Union endorsing a ban on Russian coal and the United States set to withdraw Russia’s trade privileges and to ban its energy sales on the American market. The new sanctions came as the UN General Assembly […]

Turkey suspends trial of Saudi suspects ...

By AYSE WIETING and SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Thursday decided to stay the trial in absentia of 26 Saudis accused of the gruesome murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and transfer the case to Saudi Arabia. Kaghoggi, a US resident who wrote reviews of Saudi Crown Prince […]

Rights groups blame ‘ethnic cleansing’ i

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia’s beleaguered Tigray region constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report. . The crimes were perpetrated by security officials and civilian authorities from the neighboring […]

Zelenskiy says now is ‘crucial moment’ f

Ukrainian prosecutors say they are investigating 4,468 alleged Russian war crimes after the horror of recent atrocities in the Ukrainian town of Bucha was exposed, sparking global revulsion and a series of crippling new sanctions against Russia. According to figures released by the prosecutor’s office, a total of 4,468 potential war crimes were listed as […]

Live Covid Updates: CDC News, Restrictio...

A health worker administering Covid vaccines to students in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe last week.Credit…Aaron Ufumeli/EPA, via Shutterstock Senators on Monday announced agreement on a $10 billion coronavirus relief package to provide additional aid to national testing, vaccination and treatment efforts, after dropping an effort to include billions for the global immunization effort. The agreement requires that […]

World Bank says war shocks will weigh on...

BANGKOK (AP) — Commodity supply disruptions, financial strains and rising prices are among the impacts of the war in Ukraine that will slow Asian economies in the coming months, the World Bank says in a report published on Tuesday. The report predicts slower growth and rising poverty in the Asia-Pacific region this year, with “multiple […]

At least 12 dead in prison violence in E...

QUITO (Reuters) – At least 12 prisoners have died and 10 others have been injured in a clash between gangs at a prison in Ecuador, the government said on Sunday, in a new episode of prison violence in the Andean country. Violence in Ecuadorian prisons, which the government says is linked to gang disputes over […]

Ukraine claims control of Kyiv region as...

By Simon Gardner, Zohra Bensemra and Abdelaziz Boumzar BUCHA, Ukraine (Reuters) – As Ukraine claimed its forces had taken over all areas around kyiv, the mayor of a liberated town said 300 residents had been killed during a month-long army occupation Russian and that victims had been seen in a mass grave and still lying […]

Pope denounces Russia’s ‘child’ war and

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Pope Francis said on Saturday he was considering a possible visit to the Ukrainian capital of kyiv and lambasted the leader who launched a “savage” war, delivering his most pointed denunciation yet. of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In his remarks in Malta, Francis did not name […]

Mandates, Cases and Covid-19 Variants: L...

A coronavirus testing site in Hagerstown, Maryland administered between 250 and 300 tests a day in February.Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times Senate Democrats and Republicans have moved closer to a deal to cut an emergency coronavirus response program from $15.6 billion to $10 billion as they work to break a standoff over a […]

Live Updates | Japan FM will assess the...

TOKYO — Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said he would visit Poland later Friday to assess the needs of Ukrainians displaced by war there and assist those seeking refuge in Japan. Hayashi, during his five-day trip to Tuesday, is due to meet Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and other senior officials, as well as international […]

Covid Live Updates: News on Boosters and...

A Honduran family seeking asylum was escorted across a bridge from Mexico to the United States last year.Credit…Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times The Biden administration is expected to announce this week its intention to lift an emergency public health order that has restricted immigration at U.S. land borders since the start of the […]

Live Updates: Germany Warns Against Gas ...

BERLIN — Germany’s economy minister said he was triggering the early warning level for gas supplies as Russia continued to demand payment in roubles. Robert Habeck told reporters on Wednesday that this was the first of three levels of alert and involved the establishment of a crisis team in his ministry which will step up […]

Russia deploys Wagner Group to eastern U...

Russia has deployed hundreds of mercenaries from a prolific and elite government-aligned private military company to eastern Ukraine as part of its campaign to get out of the emerging impasse there, Western intelligence evaluates. Convergence on the beleaguered corner of Ukraine known as Donbas likely undermines Russian influence in other places around the world where […]

Taliban ban local BBC language services ...

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban have banned the broadcasting of BBC television news in Afghanistan’s three main languages, the British news agency said. A spokesman for the Taliban administration’s culture and information ministry did not respond to a request for comment. “BBC TV news bulletins in Pashto, Persian and Uzbek were canceled in Afghanistan after […]

Biden takes on Putin, calls for Western ...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden delivered a forceful and highly personal condemnation of Russian Vladimir Putin on Saturday, citing a call for liberal democracy and enduring resolve by Western nations in the face of a brutal autocrat. As he wrapped up a four-day trip to Europe, a mix of moving scenes with refugees […]

Lebanese Parliament to Debate Capital Co...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Lebanese capital control bill will be debated by parliamentary committees on Monday and put to a vote on Tuesday if the text is accepted, two lawmakers said, a new attempt to pass the long-delayed law in middle of a deadlock between banks and some judges. A statement issued on Saturday by […]

Video | Belarusian fighters join the Uk...

Foreign fighters from Belarus have officially joined the Ukrainian army to take on their Russian counterparts as the invasion of Moscow entered its 31st day on Saturday, according to a report. In a video shared by The Kyiv Independent, the battalion can be seen taking the oath to Belarus. The Belarusian language is in danger […]

British owner of Shark House is appalled...

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The 7.6-meter-tall sculpture of a crashing shark on the roof of Magnus Hanson-Heine’s home in rural Oxford, England, is now a protected monument — and it is no ‘m not happy with it. Hanson-Heine loves the installation, erected by his father and a local sculptor in 1986 […]

Here are the key lines from Biden’s pres

US President Joe Biden said he hoped to see Ukrainian refugees during his visit to Poland on Friday, although he said he doubted witnessing the crisis change his approach. “I’m planning on trying to see these people, and hopefully I can see – I guess I’m not supposed to say where I’m going, am I. […]

Kidnappings, hacking and horses: Britain...

LONDON (Reuters) – The High Court in London has ruled that the ex-wife of the ruler of Dubai should bear sole responsibility for the welfare of their children, citing his “domestic abuse” towards her. The move marks the end of a three-year custody battle between Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya of Jordan. […]

Live Covid-19 Updates: Vaccine News and ...

Moderna is also studying booster shots for all three age groups under 18.Credit…Frederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Moderna said on Wednesday it would seek emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine for children under the age of 6, after interim results from its clinical trial showed volunteers in that age group had a immune […]

ground, rain hinders search at plane cra...

By DAKE KANG and NG HAN GUAN, Associated Press WUZHOU, China (AP) — Rugged terrain and rainfall on Wednesday hampered the search for clues as to why a China Eastern plane inexplicably fell from the sky and crashed into a forested mountain earlier this week, likely killing locals. 132 people on board. In rainy conditions, […]

Russian-Ukrainian war: what you need to ...

The battle for Ukrainian cities rages in its suburbs, with the Ukrainian army retaking a key district near kyiv and the invading Russian forces stepping up air raids that have left countless dead and more than 3.5 million fleeing of people. Ukraine’s military said Tuesday morning it had forced Russian troops out of a strategically […]

Live Covid-19 updates: cases, vaccines, ...

Hospital staff with a two-month-old child about to be placed on a ventilator following complications from Covid at New Orleans Children’s Hospital in August. Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times Babies and children under the age of 5 were hospitalized with coronavirus at much higher rates during the last US outbreak, when the highly transmissible variant […]

Last Russian-Ukrainian war: Mariupol art...

Russia has denied reports suggesting its cosmonauts wore yellow suits with blue accents to show solidarity with Ukraine, reports the Associated Press. The three cosmonauts wore the suits in the colors of the Ukrainian flag when they arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), suggesting that they were a show of support for the country […]

Algeria recalls its ambassador to Spain ...

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria has summoned its ambassador to Spain for consultations over Madrid’s recent comments on Western Sahara, the foreign ministry said on Saturday. “The Algerian authorities were very surprised by the surprising statements of the highest Spanish authorities on the issue of Western Sahara,” he said. Algeria is one of the main gas […]

Young Ukrainians with cancer receive med...

By VANESSA GERA and PAWEL KUCZYNSKI, Associated Press BOCHENIEC, Poland (AP) — Twenty-two-month-old Yeva Vakulenko had undergone four rounds of chemotherapy for leukemia at a hospital in Ukraine and then had a relapse. As she began to return for more treatment, Russia invaded, disrupting the doctors’ efforts to cure her. The airstrikes forced the little […]

Russian cosmonauts ready for Friday’s la

(Reuters) – Three Russian cosmonauts were due to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, continuing a more than two-decade Russian-U.S. presence aboard the orbiting outpost despite heightened ground tensions between Moscow and Washington . The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the new team of cosmonauts was scheduled to lift off at 15:55 GMT (11:55 […]

Hundreds fear being trapped in Ukrainian...

By ANDREA ROSA, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have struggled to determine the fate of hundreds of civilians who took refuge in a theater destroyed by a Russian airstrike in the besieged city of Mariupol, as officials said Russian artillery destroyed more civilian buildings in another frontline town on Thursday. A photo […]

Seoul: North Korean launch apparently en...

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest weapons launch on Wednesday apparently ended in failure, the South Korean military said, amid speculation the North may soon launch its largest long-range missile in its biggest provocation in years. It was not immediately clear what North Korea launched […]

World Bank approves additional financing...

By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Monday it was making available nearly $200 million in additional and reprogrammed financing to bolster Ukraine’s social services for vulnerable people, in addition to the $723 million approved last week. . The funding is part of a $3 billion support package […]

Iran claims missile barrage near US cons...

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran on Sunday claimed responsibility for a barrage of missiles that struck near a sprawling U.S. consulate compound in northern Iraq, saying it was retaliation for a Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its Revolutionary Guards earlier this week. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on […]

Young Lebanese drop out of education as ...

By Laila Bassam and Aidan Lewis BEIRUT (Reuters) – Before Lebanon’s devastating financial crisis hit, Faraj Faraj believed university could put him on the path from a cramped family home in a poor Beirut neighborhood to financial independence. Instead, like a growing number of young Lebanese, soaring costs forced the 19-year-old to drop out of […]

Croatia criticizes NATO after the crash ...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian officials criticized NATO on Saturday for what they said was a slow response to a military drone that apparently flew from the Ukrainian war zone over several member states of the NATO, before crashing in an urban area of ​​the Croatian capital. The Russian-made unmanned plane flew through Romania and […]

Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda di...

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda, 85, died on Friday after a battle with colon cancer, his son told Reuters. “He passed away at around 7 p.m. today,” Banda’s second oldest child, Andrew, said, confirming the death. Banda, Zambia’s fourth president who was in power from 2008 to 2011, was diagnosed with cancer […]

‘A Necessary War’: Reporting on Ukrainia

Many insults have been hurled at Vladimir Putin since he invaded Ukraine a fortnight ago, causing chaos, grief and death. A bloodstained attacker. A Stalin of the 21st century. A total fucking asshole. Beelzebub. “Look at Putin’s face. You will see the devil,” an American commentator said on Wednesday as a maternity hospital was bombed […]

China Censors Online Debate on Ukraine, ...

BEIJING, (Reuters) – China’s censors, quietly determining what can be discussed on the country’s frenzied social media platforms, are silencing the opinions of citizens protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the days following the February 24 Russian attack, comments on Chinese social media platforms Weibo, WeChat and Douyin were overwhelmingly supportive of Russia and President […]

Ukraine War: President Zelensky says mil...

Ukraine’s president told Sky News his country cannot stop the war on Russia alone and said nations must act now before it is “too late”. Speaking to Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford in the leader’s office in the Ukrainian capital, Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated its call for the West to impose a no-fly zone. He […]

Russo-Ukrainian War: Russia Blamed for B...

A QUARTER of an hour before closing, the queue in front of the first Soviet McDonald’s was reduced to 300. “We will continue until midnight if necessary to serve all these good people,” Mr George Godden, the operations manager, promised as he stood at the front of the line in Moscow last night, leaving batches […]

Russo-Ukrainian War: Zelenskiy pledges p...

The European Union is in the grip of a “growing gas crisis” made worse by its reliance on Russia, Brussels will warn, as it pushes even harder for energy savings and a switch to renewables. According to a draft paper on EU energy prices, due out on Tuesday and seen by the Guardian: Gas and […]

Ukraine says Russia is stepping up bombi...

Russian forces have stepped up shelling of cities in central, northern and southern Ukraine, a Ukrainian official said, ending attempts to evacuate besieged civilians. With Ukraine’s leader urging his people to fight in the streets, Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed responsibility for the invasion, saying Moscow’s attacks could only be stopped “if Kiev ceases […]

Russo-Ukrainian war last: Western sancti...

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the President of Ukraine, concluded an hour-long video call with US senators in which he called for more support to defend his country against Russian invasion. All 100 US senators were invited to the Zoom call, with aides then informing reporters that Zelenskiy has requested the delivery of more planes and drones. James […]

Explanation-What are the stakes of the p...

PARIS (Reuters) – All the main candidates are now on the starting line for France’s April presidential election, after Emmanuel Macron confirmed on Thursday that he was running for a second term. Macron is the favorite in opinion polls. But the projected margin is narrower than when he was elected in 2017 and he faces […]

500,000 people on flood alert as rain hi...

By RICK RYCROFT and ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — About 500,000 people in and around Sydney were ordered Thursday to evacuate or prepare to flee floodwaters as torrential rains battered an extraordinarily long stretch of Australia’s east coast. Rivers were rising in Australia’s most populous city, which has a population of 5 million, […]

Another report alleges corruption of for...

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Another damning report into government corruption in South Africa has recommended new investigations and possible prosecution of former President Jacob Zuma, current and former cabinet ministers and senior leaders of the ruling party on African National Congress for allegedly receiving bribes. This is the third report resulting […]

Macron gets French election boost after ...

PARIS (Reuters) – Support for President Emmanuel Macron has reached its highest level in voting intentions for the first round of the French presidential election, boosted by his role in the Ukraine crisis, according to a poll published on Monday. Macron gained two points in the IFOP poll for Paris Match, rising to 28%, the […]

Invasion of Ukraine: The Stories Behind ...

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, it is the stories of ordinary people that resonate most with the rest of the world. Poland, Sky News caught up with some of those forced to flee the eye of the storm and their beloved homes in Ukraine for security on the other side of the border. […]

Putin faces sanctions, but his assets re...

When Western governments announced plans on Friday to freeze assets belonging to Russian President Vladimir Putin as punishment for invading Ukraine, there was no indication they knew of any significant assets that could be linked to him. In fact, very little is known about what Putin owns and where he might be. Despite years of […]

UN Security Council to vote on Houthi ar...

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a United Arab Emirates proposal to impose an arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthis after the group claimed responsibility for several drone and missile attacks on the country. country this year. The measure would extend to the entire group a […]

Japan plans to impose sanctions on Belar...

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is considering imposing economic sanctions on Belarus, in line with the United States, over its support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, two government officials familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday. case. It was not immediately clear which people or entities would be targeted by these sanctions. Officials told Reuters […]

Ukraine crisis: Russia failed to achieve...

Russia failed to achieve any of its main objectives in the first 24 hours of its invasion of Ukraine and lost more than 450 men, according to the British Defense Secretary. Ben Wallace told Sky News that the British government is of the view that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends “to invade the whole of […]

Switzerland strengthens measures targeti...

By John Revill and Silke Koltrowitz ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland will step up measures against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, President Ignazio Cassis said on Thursday, although the measures will not include an immediate freeze on billions of francs held by Russians in Swiss accounts. The government will adjust its regulations so that Switzerland […]

Invasion/No Invasion: Russian Tactics Te...

Are they invasive or not? Russian President Vladimir Putin’s devious approach to Ukraine has made it difficult for the United States and its allies to craft its response to Europe’s biggest crisis since the Cold War. Since Moscow began massing tens of thousands of heavily armed troops on Ukraine’s borders a few weeks ago, US […]

Difficult conditions mean Russian troops...

Russian forces massed near Ukraine’s borders can only stay in position for a few days before having to be sent back to nearby bases or risk their capabilities being significantly degraded, Western officials and experts say. This means that President Vladimir Putin will come under increasing pressure to use them in a full invasion of […]

Myanmar opposition protests mark anniver...

Opponents of military rule gathered to demonstrate in cities across Myanmar on Tuesday, defying authorities’ threats to arrest anyone who joined protests against the military takeover a year ago. Tuesday’s protests marked the anniversary of last year’s “Five-Two Revolution”, a massive nationwide general strike against military rule just weeks after the army seized power. Activists […]

Putin’s absurd and angry show will be a

Sitting alone at a desk in a large columned hall in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin peered across a stretch of parquet floor at his security council and asked if anyone wanted to express an alternative opinion. He was greeted with silence. Hours later, the Russian president appeared on state television to give a furious and […]

Russian-Ukrainian crisis: how big are th...

Russia has more military firepower than Ukraine – spanning land, air and sea. It has 900,000 active military personnel in its forces, against 196,600 for Ukraine. This reflects a broader military dominance that stems from a Russian defense budget that dwarfs that of Ukraine. The imbalance is greatest at sea, with Russia having 10 times […]

Ukraine crisis: Putin and Macron agree t...

US Vice President Kamala Harris concluded a weekend of outreach to European allies with an effort to bolster the West’s resolve to confront Moscow with crippling sanctions as increasingly dire signs suggest Vladimir Russia’s Putin plans to order an invasion of Ukraine. In a burst of diplomacy at the annual Munich security conference, Harris tried […]

February 19 Ukraine-Russia News

The EU urged Russia to de-escalate by substantially withdrawing its military forces near its border with Ukraine and pointed to ‘increasing ceasefire violations’ along the contact line in the east of Ukraine in recent days. “The EU condemns the use of heavy weapons and the indiscriminate bombardment of civilian areas, which constitute a flagrant violation […]

Ukraine crisis: Boris Johnson says there...

It is unacceptable that Europe is facing a war over an issue that is not even on the agenda, the German said Chancellor Olaf Scholz – stressing Russian President Vladimir Putin had no reason to believe the entry of Ukraine in NATO membership is likely. Scholz said he did not understand why Russia decided to […]

Cuba’s tourism industry slumps as sun-se

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba is struggling to wake up its tourism industry after months of pandemic-induced sleep as travelers stay away, threatening to derail the government’s plan to bail out the economy. a worsening crisis. The communist-ruled island, long a popular Caribbean destination, has bet on tourism to fuel 4% economic growth this year after […]

Protests grow in Puerto Rico amid demand...

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four men made their way to the parking lot before dawn, then sat blocking the entrance and tied their arms to await the arrival of hundreds of federal and state employees to the working day. Protesting years without a pay rise, the four employees […]

Portuguese voters abroad to re-issue bal...

LISBON (Reuters) – Thousands of Portuguese voters living across Europe will be invited to vote for the second time in March, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) said, delaying the swearing-in of a new elected socialist government January 30. . The partial replay comes after the High Court ruled on Tuesday that an informal agreement by […]

The European Border Agency will help Cyp...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of the European Union’s border agency Frontex said on Wednesday that the repatriation of migrants was Cyprus’ “most urgent need” and that his organization was ready to facilitate flights to repatriate people whose asylum applications have been rejected in Cyprus. Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri said Wednesday after talks with […]

Ukraine crisis: Biden says West is ‘unit

Joe Biden’s speech sounded like a closing argument, one that had been honed for some time and suggested that expectations are still high in the White House for Russia’s military action. Biden briefly nodded to Moscow’s claims to stand down before sharply contradicting them, raising the US estimate of the number of troops surrounding Ukraine […]

Turkey sends senior officials to Israel ...

ANKARA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A team of senior Turkish officials will visit Israel ahead of President Isaac Herzog’s planned trip to Ankara, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, as regional rivals seek to restore ties after years of animosity. President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief foreign policy adviser Ibrahim Kalin and Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal will lead […]

WHO sends supplies to Ethiopian Tigray b...

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations health agency said it had been authorized to send medical supplies to Ethiopia’s beleaguered Tigray region for the first time in six months, but fuel shortages are hampering distribution . World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian who calls the region home, tweeted on Monday night that […]

Scholz flies to Ukraine as fears of Russ...

By Andreas Rinke and Sarah Marsh BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz flies to Kiev on Monday to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a bid to show solidarity and help avert a war in Europe following warnings that a Russian invasion could be imminent. The trip is part of a flurry of diplomatic […]

man lynched by villagers for blasphemy i...

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – A mob lynched a man for allegedly burning pages of the Muslim holy book of the Koran in central Pakistan and dozens of people have been arrested, police and officials said on Sunday. Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered action against the crowd and any police who may have witnessed the […]

Canadian border blockade eases, proteste...

By ROB GILLIES and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press WINDSOR, Ont. (AP) — A tense standoff at a U.S.-Canada border bridge eased somewhat on Saturday after Canadian police persuaded protesters to move the trucks they had used to barricade the busy international crossing. But protesters still blocked access after dark, hampering traffic and trade between the […]

Cyclone Batsirai rains bring temporary r...

By Christophe Van Der Perre COMMUNE DE SAMPONA, MADAGASCAR (Reuters) – Standing by the side of a highway in southern Madagascar, Masy, a 25-year-old water seller, is grateful for the heavy rains that fell last week when Cyclone Batsirai struck. The commune of Sampona, where Masy lives with his five children, is in an area […]

Ukraine declares navigation through the ...

KYIV (Reuters) – Russia has withdrawn previously announced restrictions for ships in the Sea of ​​Azov related to naval exercises in the region, Ukraine’s Ports Authority said on Friday. “The movement of ships through the recommended routes to the seaports of Ukraine in the Sea of ​​Azov is open,” the Authority said in a report. […]

Protests from Canada’s truckers: live up

Video transcription Return transcription Bridge blockade ‘must end’, says Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens, the mayor of Windsor, Ont., said the city council had granted the request for a superior court injunction to end the blockade and have protesters evicted if necessary. The Ambassador Bridge accounts for a full third of trade between Canada and the […]

Police arrest convoy protesters at New Z...

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police on Thursday began arresting dozens of protesters camping on the grounds of New Zealand’s parliament on the third day of a convoy protesting coronavirus mandates. The arrests came after Speaker of Parliament Trevor Mallard made the rare decision to close the ground. Police called […]

Covid-19, global cases and mask mandate ...

PictureEmma Rossi and her first graders wore masks at Sokolowski School in Chelsea, Mass. in September. Masks have been mandatory in all schools in the state unless 80% or more of staff and students are vaccinated. Credit…Brian Snyder/Reuters Governors of two other states on Wednesday announced plans to lift mask mandates as the Omicron variant […]

Global COVID response program ‘running o

(Reuters) – A global initiative to provide COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines to the poorest countries has received just 5% of donations sought to meet its targets this year, according to the World Health Organization. Health (WHO) and other aid groups. The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT) budgeted $23.4 billion for its efforts from […]