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Europeans must carry certificates proving they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel, EC president Ursula von der Leyen told Portuguese media - likely shocking Europeans who’d never heard of such a rule. Von der Leyen sprung the idea of a “mutually recognized vaccination certificate” as a “medical requirement” for travel on Thursday in the …
 
Lianne van Leyen, who lives in Ontario, Canada, is a fiber artist who collects antique stitched samplers. She reproduces them into patterns that others can buy and stitch themselves. Her business is called 1897 Schoolhouse Samplers because she lives in an old one-room schoolhouse. Lianne also works at a living history museum, where she demonstrates…
 
The cost of shipping goods from China to Europe has more than tripled in the past eight weeks as the pandemic disrupts global trade, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been sent to prison just a day after returning to his home country despite international demands to release him, and Italian prime minister Guissepe Conte faces a crunch …
 
China, other governments and the WHO itself didn't act fast and decisively enough against the novel coronavirus, allowing it to become a pandemic, an interim report by an independent WHO panel on the handling of the crisis states. "What is clear to the panel is that public health measures could have been applied more forcefully by local and nationa…
 
Police in Guatemala have started breaking up a caravan of hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants who had camped on a street while trying to reach the US, after their journey was halted by officials, migration authorities have said. In videos aired on TV and shared on social media, lines of security forces could be seen marching with shields and baton…
 
The so-called South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells with a stronger mechanism, allowing it to spread more easily between its human hosts, the government's advising chief epidemiologist said on Monday. Salim Abdool Karim, co-chair of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, spoke during a video conferenc…
 
Health officials in the Chinese province of Hebei will review hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 tests carried out by third-party agencies after it was revealed that one laboratory allegedly hid positive cases of the disease. On Thursday, Jinan Huaxi Medical Laboratory, which was hired to process coronavirus tests in Hebei's Longyao County, said tha…
 
The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is set to return to service in Canada following a flight ban of almost two years, which was imposed after crashes that killed hundreds of people, the country's transport regulator said on Monday. Transport Canada said in a statement that it will lift the ban on January 20, allowing "for the return to service of the aircr…
 
Opposition politicians in India have called for an investigation into a potential national security leak after a TV anchor’s messages showed he had prior knowledge of airstrikes launched against Pakistan in February 2019. Amid a series of text messages sent from Arnab Goswami, news anchor and editor-in-chief of Republic TV network, to the head of a…
 
Iran’s most senior general has ridiculed the US after American armed forces and the national guard were brought in to protect Washington from any further violence during the week of Joe Biden’s inauguration as president. “We are at the peak [of our power] today as enemies are collapsing,” said Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the chief of sta…
 
The rate of coronavirus fatalities around the globe is on the brink of surpassing 100,000 per week, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan has warned as the pandemic continues to rage more than a year on. The disease is currently killing 93,000 people per week, but the 100,000 mark will be exceeded “very soon,” Ryan pointed …
 
A Covid-19 vaccine developed in China has been shown to be 20 percent more effective in a small clinical trial group when doses are given three weeks apart, a spokesperson for the manufacturer, Sinovac Biotech, said on Monday. The protection rate was 70 percent for 1,394 volunteers given either a placebo jab or the real CoronaVac vaccine 21 days ap…
 
Brazil, one of the nations worst-affected by Covid-19, launched its mass-vaccination campaign on Monday. All the jabs available will be distributed among the country’s federal states. Brazil has decided to begin its vaccination campaign ahead of schedule, shortly after the nation’s health regulator Anvisa greenlit emergency use of vaccines from Chi…
 
An alleged cache of email exchanges between EU officials and the European Medicines Agency show that the drug regulator was uncomfortable about fast-tracking approval for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid jabs, Le Monde has reported. The EMA has claimed that the contents of the messages, which were obtained by hackers and published on the dark web, were…
 
A new coronavirus mutation has been detected in southern Germany during an outbreak at a medical clinic where 73 patients and staff tested positive. Three of them were found to have a previously unknown variant of the virus. The Munchner Merkur newspaper was first to report on the new variant on Monday. At least three people at the Garmisch-Partenk…
 
The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the ‘me-first approach’ is leaving the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world at serious risk as richer nations scramble for Covid-19 vaccine supplies. On Monday, World Health Organization chair Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus claimed that “the world is on the brink of a catastrophic mor…
 
Iran’s atomic energy chief has said the country is ready to cut back its uranium enrichment program if the US returns to the 2015 nuclear deal but says sites are now delivering almost half a kilo per day. Speaking on Monday, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, announced that Iranian nuclear facilities were n…
 
Beijing has mockingly rebuffed America’s latest round of sanctions, calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “praying mantis,” as the Trump administration spends its final days targeting China over its behavior in Hong Kong. On Friday, the US announced new sanctions on six officials in China, including Tam Yiu-chung, the Hong Kong delegate to the N…
 
Beijing has said it will impose sanctions on US officials for “performing badly” over Taiwan, and that it deplores the “scorched-earth policy” of the Trump administration, which is creating obstacles for the incoming US govt. Speaking on Monday, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged Washington to immediately stop its “wrongful” behavior a…
 
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars, following a new trial over a high-profile bribery scheme involving South Korea’s former president, Park Geun-hye. The verdict was announced by the Seoul High Court on Monday, after the corruption case against Lee was sent by the country’s Supreme …
 
Slovakians will not be allowed to go to work or make a trip to the countryside unless they have recently tested negative for Covid-19. The rule comes into effect next week, with Bratislava hoping to ramp up testing by then. The plan is broken down into two phases. The first, which begins on Monday and will last for a week, will see Slovakians flock…
 
Thousands of National Guard troops are being deployed to Washington to safeguard the capital for the inauguration of Joe Biden. The president-elect is already planning which executive orders he will sign, but there is still time for President Trump’s secretary of state to leave his mark on foreign policy. Germany’s ruling party, the Christian Democ…
 
Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have clashed with Guatemala’s stick-wielding soldiers after a large caravan breached the country’s border en route to the US. Video from the scene shows migrants desperately attempting to push through a thick formation of soldiers blocking a road near the village of Vado Hondo in eastern Guatemala. A large group m…
 
Bharat Biotech, an Indian pharmaceutical firm whose Covid-19 vaccine is being used in a nationwide immunization drive, has promised to fork over cash to those who suffer serious side effects from the drug. Biotech’s Covaxin is one of two jabs that have received emergency approval in India. Covishield, a jab based on the AstraZeneca/Oxford formula, …
 
Tehran has urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) not to publicize “unnecessary” details about its nuclear program after France, Germany and the UK claimed Iran has “no credible civilian use” for metallic uranium. Iran's nuclear agency lashed out at the IAEA on Sunday, urging it to abstain from causing “misunderstanding” around the cou…
 
Survivors of Ireland’s infamous mother-and-baby homes have accused the government of failing to properly investigate vaccine trials that they unwittingly participated in as infants. The Irish government formally apologized on Wednesday for the now-defunct institutions, noting “an appalling level of infant mortality” at the 18 homes. During their 76…
 
Dozens of health workers in Delhi who were the first in line to be inoculated against Covid-19 have experienced side effects from the jab, with one admitted to the ICU, as India begins its nationwide immunization drive. At least 51 healthcare workers in India’s capital suffered minor adverse reactions after receiving the jab on Saturday. Health aut…
 
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for Covid-19 restrictions for those who have been vaccinated to be relaxed, saying they should get their rights back, as well as business owners who can reopen to serve them. In an interview with German tabloid Bild on Sunday, Maas proposed allowing vaccinated Germans to go back to normal, arguing that …
 
Two female judges have been gunned down by unidentified assailants in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked Afghanistan’s capital amid peace talks with the Taliban. The women were ambushed and killed as they were driving to work at the supreme court, a spokesman for the court told the media. The driver of the vehicle was wounded…
 
German police have taken into custody a Slovenian man who refused to wear a mask at Frankfurt Airport and threatened to kill everybody, thus prompting an evacuation of parts of the building and a train station’s closure. Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1, along with its adjacent train station, was shut down on Saturday evening amid a large-scale polic…
 
Some 10,000 people marched through the center of the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday to protest against restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19, and to demand the resignation of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Coronavirus skeptics took to the streets as Kurz and his government discussed the possibility of extending the ongoing third lo…
 
Parts of Frankfurt Airport were evacuated and closed off to the public as police conducted an operation, apparently triggered by an abandoned piece of luggage. Two suspects have reportedly been arrested. Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1, along with its attached regional train station, was closed on Saturday evening, as the airport’s police service la…
 
Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has elected a new chairman, picking centrist politician Armin Laschet, the premier of Germany's most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia, as its new leader. The first-ever digital election was held by CDU on Saturday, with Laschet defeating his main contender, hardliner conservative Friedrich Merz, in a …
 
At least 13 Israelis have experienced facial paralysis after being administered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, a month after the US Food and Drug Administration reported similar issues but said they weren’t linked to the jab. Israel has been hailed for its speedy and efficient mass inoculation program, which has vaccinated a staggering 20 percent of …
 
Chinese city of Nangong has completed construction of a massive 1,500-room observation ward in just 5 days after a local outbreak of coronavirus was detected. Some 5,000 more rooms are expected to be completed next week. The large isolation center was built on the grounds of a factory outside the city, in the north-eastern Chinese province of Hebei…
 
Tokyo is considering fines and even prison terms for coronavirus-infected individuals who refuse to be hospitalized and cooperate with the authorities. The move comes as the country faces a major spike in Covid-19 cases. The new penalties proposed by PM Yoshihide Suga’s administration were discussed at a meeting with the Health, Labor and Welfare M…
 
The identity of the initial case of Covid-19, the so-called ‘patient zero,’ might remain a mystery forever, the WHO said, as it called on nations to step up cooperation and information sharing in an effort to beat the disease. “We need to be very careful about the use of the phrase ‘patient zero’ which many people indicate as the first initial case…
 
Washington has imposed a new round of sanctions on Cuba’s Interior Ministry, also blacklisting the agency’s head over his alleged role in “human rights abuses.” Havana condemned the move as “coercive” and “illegitimate.” The US Treasury Department announced the new penalties on Friday, claiming the ministry and its chief, Alvarez Casas, “have direc…
 
President Donald Trump’s policy in the Middle East delivered “clear results” and Joe Biden shouldn’t change it, the US ex-envoy to the anti-terrorist coalition operating in Syria and Iraq argued in the pages of Foreign Affairs. Trump opted to abandon the “transformational campaigns” pursued by the Bush and Obama administrations in favor of “working…
 
The US is blacklisting six Hong Kong officials, including police chiefs, who it blames for a Beijing-led crackdown on demonstrators under the national security law, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. Police in Hong Kong arrested 53 people on January 5 in the largest action against protesters since June, after the introduction of the …
 
The iconic National Mall in Washington, DC will be closed to the public for a week for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, the National Park Service (NPS) said, amid security concerns in the wake of the Capitol attack. Vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will be banned from all memorials, attractions and facilities in the area between the Wash…
 
The German memorial at former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald had to issue a bizarre warning, telling people to respect the dead, as some apparently went for sled rides over the mass graves. In a statement on its website, the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation cautioned that “cases of disturbances to the peace of the dead due to …
 
Six EU governments have written to the bloc’s executive to call for action as deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech are being delayed, while supply issues have also been reported in Canada. The health ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia called on the EU Commission to ensure the “stability and tran…
 
Uganda’s main challenger to the presidency, Bobi Wine, has claimed that the country’s military has besieged his home, as votes are still being counted from Thursday's poll in an election already marred by controversy. “We are under siege. The military has jumped over the fence and has now taken control of our home,” Bobi Wine, the popstar-turned-pr…
 
US tech and health behemoths have joined forces to roll out yet another Covid-19 vaccination passport, dangling a return to international travel but raising more questions about the future of privacy. Along with healthcare nonprofit Mayo Clinic, health and tech companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle have united to form the Vaccinatio…
 
President Erdogan said he hopes the Biden administration will move to resolve tensions between Ankara and Washington over the purchase of a Russian missile system. The US halted delivery of F-35s to Turkey in response to the deal. “We don’t know what the Biden administration will say at this stage [about the S-400s],” Erdogan said on Friday, while …
 
Emails related to the vaccine evaluation process were leaked following a December hacking attack on the EMA, the European drug regulator, the agency said, adding that data was “manipulated” to undermine trust in the vaccines. A batch of “unlawfully accessed” documents obtained by hackers that has since been posted online includes “internal/confiden…
 
The chairman of a Chinese vaccine producer has said that its jabs provide protection against Covid-19 for at least six months, but the firm will continue to monitor trial participants to see how much longer immunity lasts. “From the data we obtained, there is no problem for half a year [of Covid immunity],” Yang Xiaoming, chairman of state-owned Si…
 
Tourist traffic to Thailand has plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the kingdom is introducing a visitor tax to help pay Covid-19 costs and is being urged to legalize gambling to stop its spread in underground Every visitor to Thailand will soon have to pay a new $10 tourism tax and the measure will come into force once they formalize the p…
 
The French Health Minister has given a further damning assessment of the nation’s inoculation program against Covid-19, noting that, at best, only four million people will be offered a vaccine before the end of February. Speaking on Friday, Health Minister Olivier Veran told reporters that French vaccination figures are no longer being eclipsed by …
 
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