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LUXEMBOURG (REUTERS) - Europe’s top court on Thursday (July 16) rejected the validity of a mechanism used by thousands of companies to send data to the United States, backing concerns about US surveillance raised by privacy activist Max Schrems in his clash with Facebook. The EU-US Privacy Shield was set up in 2016 to protect the personal data of E...
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 ...
DENVER (REUTERS) - Three Colorado police officers were fired and a fourth resigned after they shared photographs they took of themselves re-enacting a chokehold officers used to subdue a black man who later died, authorities said on Friday (July 3). Vanessa Wilson, interim chief of police in the Denver suburb of Aurora, called the officers' actions...
LONDON (AFP) - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Saturday (June 20) the Black Lives Matter protests showed society had reached a "tipping point" at which injustices are finally addressed. "It feels like we have passed some kind of social tipping point where people are starting to realise that we cannot keep looking away from these thi...
GENEVA/ZURICH (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation hopes to work "side by side" with the United States to contain an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, its chief said on Wednesday (June 10), even though US President Donald Trump has said he is ending the US relationship with the WHO over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. WHO Director General ...
BRASĂŤLIA (AFP) - Brazil's health ministry said on Monday (May 25) it would not change its recommendation to treat coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine, despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) deciding to suspend trials of the drug over safety concerns. Like his US counterpart Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has touted the suppos...
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 ...