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European Union leaders seek to inject energy into slow vaccine rollout European Union leaders seek to inject energy into slow vaccine rollout
- Февраля 26, 2021

And as curfew-weary, mask-wearing European citizens hope for relief - and the prospect of a real summer vacation this year - this summit will also focus on when to ease restrictions and the possibility of a future vaccination certificate so people can travel more conveniently. (more...)
Injured In Shooting At Myanmar Anti-Coup Protest Injured In Shooting At Myanmar Anti-Coup Protest
- Февраля 21, 2021

They marched to commemorate a 20-year-old woman who died after being shot by police at a demonstration on February 9 in Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw. The army seized power after alleging fraud in November 8 elections that the NLD swept, detaining Suu Kyi and others. Facebook said it deleted the military's main page, the Tatmadaw True News Information Team Page, for repeated violations of its standards "prohibiting incitement of violence and coordinating harm". (more...)
Few new cases are reported in area Few new cases are reported in area
- Февраля 20, 2021

Starting this week, the state's public health department began tracking COVID-19 testing by looking broadly at virus spread during the 14-day incubation period and started calculating Iowa's positivity rate by dividing the number of positive tests over a two-week period with the total number of tests, both negative and positive, in that same time period. (more...)
Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny's appeal Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny's appeal
- Февраля 20, 2021

Navalny , 44, was jailed on February 2 for alleged parole violations that critics say were politically motivated charges. Several Western countries have condemned the case and are discussing possible sanctions on Russian Federation. "Our country is built on injustice", he said. But tens of millions of people want the truth. "And sooner or later they'll get it". The opposition politician had earlier told the judge he was not guilty of parole violations as a previous court had found. (more...)
20-year-old protester shot in head in Myanmar dies in hospital 20-year-old protester shot in head in Myanmar dies in hospital
- Февраля 20, 2021

The incident occurred after a raid on a shipyard in Myanmar's second-largest city, where police and soldiers fired live rounds and rubber bullets at protesters gathering to stop arrests. They held spontaneous vigils for Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing on the streets, lighting candles and laying roses by a banner with her picture. The protests have been more peaceful than the bloodily suppressed demonstrations during almost 50 years of direct military rule up to 2011. (more...)
World Health Organization listed AstraZeneca - Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use World Health Organization listed AstraZeneca - Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
- Февраля 20, 2021

For this reason, a second dose of vaccine is still recommended. Simon Stevens, chief executive of the National Health Service in England, on Monday said this hesitancy was a "real concern" and that a huge effort was being made to overcome it. (more...)
US President Biden Pledges $4 Billion For Global COVID-19 Vaccine Program US President Biden Pledges $4 Billion For Global COVID-19 Vaccine Program
- Февраля 19, 2021

In addition to Friday's pledge , Biden will deliver a virtual address to the Munich Security Conference and travel to Pfizer's vaccine manufacturing facility in the USA state of MI. "It called for more work on setting up systems to manage the logistics and supply chain for vaccines, reaching refugees, migrants and internally displaced people and financing national vaccination campaigns", said the statement. (more...)
COVID-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy for Americans COVID-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy for Americans
- Февраля 18, 2021

The decline was particularly steep among ethnic minorities, with the life expectancy of Black Americans dropping almost three years, from 74.7 to 72 and that of Hispanic Americans 81.8 to 79.9. The report estimated life expectancy in the USA based on provisional death counts for January to June 2020. "Life expectancy has mostly been increasing from year to year", said Arias. (more...)
New Zealand slams Australia for revoking citizenship of IS associate New Zealand slams Australia for revoking citizenship of IS associate
- Февраля 18, 2021

One in 12 young people skipped school because they did not have access to period products, PM Jacinda Ardern says, announcing the programme will begin in June. But an uncontrite Mr Morrison said his only concern was the safety of Australians. He said he was scheduled to speak with Ardern today but added that legislation passed in parliament automatically cancels the citizenship of a dual citizen accused of being engaged in terrorist activities. (more...)
Donald Trump sued by senior Democrat congressman Bennie Thompson over Capitol riot Donald Trump sued by senior Democrat congressman Bennie Thompson over Capitol riot
- Февраля 17, 2021

Bennie Thompson accused Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani , and extremist groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of violating the 1871 act by supporting efforts to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden as the new United States president. (more...)
India detects South African, Brazilian Covid variants India detects South African, Brazilian Covid variants
- Февраля 17, 2021

Their contacts have been isolated and tested. Sequencing revealed several mutations characteristic of the B.1.351 variant , altering the surface spike proteins. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the daily new Covid cases fell below 10,000 for the fourth time this month, taking India's tally to 1,09,25,710, while fresh fatalities remained below 100 for the tenth time this month. (more...)
‘Things will likely get worse’: Cold disrupts power in Texas ‘Things will likely get worse’: Cold disrupts power in Texas
- Февраля 16, 2021

The storms knocked out almost half the wind power generation capacity of Texas on Sunday. LNG exports from the US also plummeted after the freeze shut ports and wells, and oil production also took a hit, with Permian oil production plunging by as much as one million barrels a day. (more...)
Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow prepared to break with EU Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow prepared to break with EU
- Февраля 16, 2021

At the same time, Russian Federation must prepare for the worst and increasingly rely on its own resources, according to Mr Lavrov. Should Europe reimpose sanctions "that pose a risk to our economy, then yes, " the minister responded to Solovyov's question about whether Moscow was heading for a break with Brussels. (more...)
Hotel quarantine website taken offline on day of launch Hotel quarantine website taken offline on day of launch
- Февраля 15, 2021

United Kingdom nationals or residents returning from 33 "red list" countries will be required to spend 10 days in a Government-designated hotel from Monday. The cost of a stay is 1,750 pounds ($2,425) for an individual traveler. - How many quarantine hotels are there? The minister said Monday the government had resolved well publicised problems with Heathrow Airport, Britain's major aviation hub. (more...)
Twitter users obsessed with Jill Biden's hair accessory: 'I feel seen' Twitter users obsessed with Jill Biden's hair accessory: 'I feel seen'
- Февраля 15, 2021

Twitter users immediately responded to the tweet , and while some agreed the President and his wife are #couplegoals, others loved her relatable hairstyle. She has many different ideas, and it will take time to establish them. Meanwhile Mrs Biden is wasting no time getting down to business in the East Wing of the White House. (more...)
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry expecting baby No. 2 Meghan Markle, Prince Harry expecting baby No. 2
- Февраля 14, 2021

The royal family also reacted to the news of the Duke and Duchess' miscarriage after the news broke . The news was accompanied by a gorgeous black-and-white photo of the pair showing Meghan with her head in Harry's lap as she cradles her baby bump. (more...)
2 winter storms in store this week 2 winter storms in store this week
- Февраля 14, 2021

While some light freezing drizzle could cause slick spots on roads and bridges this weekend, it appears we will have to deal with what could turn out to be a significant winter storm Sunday night and Monday . This for the expectation that we will see freezing rain (ice) and/or sleet during this time period, so it is not overly surprising that the weather service went ahead and issued this watch this morning. (more...)
COVID-19 UK Variant Responsible For Nfld. Mass Outbreak COVID-19 UK Variant Responsible For Nfld. Mass Outbreak
- Февраля 14, 2021

John's region spread so quickly and easily. New Brunswick reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday. Newfoundland and Labrador has largely enjoyed low single-digit daily case numbers with people leading relatively normal lives throughout the pandemic. (more...)
White House deputy press secretary suspended for threatening reporter White House deputy press secretary suspended for threatening reporter
- Февраля 14, 2021

The White House on Friday suspended a press aide who reportedly threatened to "destroy" a reporter working on a story about his relationship with another journalist. Psaki said she had not discussed the matter with Biden, but had consulted with the White House chief of staff. "I'm not joking when I say this: if you are ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I will fire you on the spot". (more...)
Pelosi wants to award gold medal for police at Capitol Pelosi wants to award gold medal for police at Capitol
- Февраля 14, 2021

The Senate voted to award Mr Goodman the medal - the highest honour Congress can bestow - by unanimous consent, meaning there were no objections. Rand Paul refusing to clap for Officer Eugene Goodman during a standing ovation on the Senate floor on Friday. (more...)