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LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain’s terrorism threat level has been raised to "severe" as a precaution following attacks in France and Austria, interior minister Priti Patel said on Tuesday (Nov 3). The change, which means an attack is now seen as highly likely, comes the day after a gunman in Vienna identified as a convicted Islamic militant killed four ...
LONDON (REUTERS) - Mr Michael Gove, the minister handling Brexit divorce issues for Britain, said on Sunday (Oct 18) that the UK is "increasingly well-prepared" for a no-deal Brexit even as businesses urged Britain and the European Union to find a compromise over trade terms. A tumultuous "no deal" finale to the United Kingdom's five-year Brexit cr...
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - An at-home coronavirus testing project in Seattle backed in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said on Saturday (May 16) it was working with US regulators to resume the program after being suspended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (Scan), which aims to monitor ...
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday (July 12) re-imposed a night curfew and suspended alcohol sales as coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risked being overwhelmed. "As we head towards the peak of infections, it is vital that we do not burden our clinics and hospitals with alcohol-related injuries ...
Italy toughens restrictions as daily Covid-19 cases hit highest since March Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday imposed new restrictions on gatherings, restaurants, sports and school activities in an attempt to slow a surge in novel coronavirus infections. The latest steps marked the second time in a week that the government has toughe...
CAIRO/DUBAI (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia has presented a framework to expedite a stalled November deal in Yemen's south designed to end a standoff between nominal allies under a Saudi-led coalition, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Wednesday (July 29). Riyadh is seeking to unite separatist and government forces in Yemen's south to concentrate their ...
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Twitter said on Wednesday (Dec 2) it was expanding its definition of hateful content to ban language which "dehumanises" people on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin. The move announced by the messaging platform is the latest to refine its definition of abusive and harmful content which has led to a backlash against ...
WASHINGTON — The commander in chief was taking his time, as usual.It was late March, and President Biden was under increasing pressure to penalize President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for election interference and the biggest cyberattack ever on American government and industry. “I have to do it relatively......
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States will release up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, a senior official said Monday (April 26), following mounting criticism that the Biden administration was hoarding shots while other countries suffered. "US to release 60 million AstraZeneca doses to other countries as they become available,...
The director of the National Institutes of Health told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that it's time to stop "finger wagging" at fellow Americans who are hesitant to get a COVID vaccine. He also admitted on air that he is not mandating that NIH employees get vaccinated. What's going on? There is an ongoing debate among Americans over whether or no...
LONDON (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Britain is working on using the existing National Health Service (NHS) coronavirus app to show that people have received their Covid-19 vaccine for international travel, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Wednesday (April 28). "It will be the NHS app that is used for people when they book appointments with the NH...
LONDON/WASHINGTON (AFP) - An initiative named Covax and backed by the World Health Organisation, as well as the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi) and the global vaccine alliance group Gavi, aims to buy and equitably distribute two billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine in 2021. Ninety-two developing countries and 80 developed countr...