Condividi

Trees to be planted for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Trees to be planted for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


LONDON – Britons will be encouraged to plant trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary on the throne as part of a plan to create a greener country in honour of her seven decades of service. The 94-year-old, the longest-reigning monarch...

Condividi

Court throws out Pennsylvania case

Court throws out Pennsylvania case


A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump’s bid to overturn the Nove...

Condividi

Australia bracing for heat and fires

Australia bracing for heat and fires


SYDNEY – Australia is bracing for the first major heat wave of the bush fire season this weekend with temperatures forecast to hit well above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), prompting authorities to urge people to stay indoors. Last s...

Condividi

Convalescent plasma no significant boost for COVID patients

Convalescent plasma no significant boost for COVID patients


Using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat patients with severe pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus showed little benefit, according to data released on Tuesday from a clinical trial in Argentina. The therapy know as convalescent pl...

Condividi

Kerry named climate envoy

Kerry named climate envoy


WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden named former Secretary of State John Kerry as special climate envoy, his transition team said on Monday, a sign that Biden is putting the issue at the centre of his foreign policy. Kerry, whose appointment do...

Condividi

Biden team gets green light

Biden team gets green light


WASHINGTON/WILMINGTON, Del. – After weeks of waiting, President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cleared the way for President-elect Joe Biden to transition to the White House, giving him access to briefings and funding even as Trump vowed to ...

Condividi

Blinken tipped to be secretary of state

Blinken tipped to be secretary of state


NEW YORK/WILMINGTON, Del. – Joe Biden will pick Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect’s transition said on Sunday, elevating one of his most seasoned and trusted aides as he prepares to undo President Donald...

Condividi

Brazilians protest killing of black man

Brazilians protest killing of black man


PORTO ALEGRE – More than 1 000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store. The killing, which has sparked protests acr...

Condividi

Georgia confirms Biden victory

Georgia confirms Biden victory


President Donald Trump’s desperate bid to overturn the November 3 election result was dealt another blow on Friday after it was announced he had lost Georgia, while the winner, President-elect Joe Biden, filled more jobs in his incoming U.S. administ...

Condividi

Michigan’s electoral officials meet with Trump

Michigan’s electoral officials meet with Trump


WASHINGTON – Michigan’s Republican state legislative leaders said after meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday that they had no information that would change the outcome of the presidential election in the state, and would follow the “normal” ...