Topical

Condividi

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help given to his brother

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo over help given to his brother


CNN star Chris Cuomo has been suspended indefinitely over help he gave his ex-New York governor brother while he was battling sex abuse allegations. The decision came after the New York attorney general released new documents that showed the exten...

Condividi

Omicron variant reached Europe earlier, samples show

Omicron variant reached Europe earlier, samples show


The new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, was present in the Netherlands earlier than previously thought, officials say. It was identified in two test samples taken in the country between 19 and 23 November, which is before the variant was first reported...

Condividi

Biden: Omicron lockdown not needed for now

Biden: Omicron lockdown not needed for now


Washington – United States President Joe Biden has called the Omicron coronavirus (COVID-19) variant a "cause for concern, not a cause for panic" a day after it was detected in North America. He said he saw no need for a new lockdown "for now . . ...

Condividi

South Africa’s president calls for lifting of Omicron travel bans

South Africa’s president calls for lifting of Omicron travel bans


South Africa's president has condemned travel bans enacted against his country and its neighbours over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Cyril Ramaphosa said he was "deeply disappointed" by the action, which he described as unjustified, and cal...

Condividi

US$1.5m raised to help exonerated man in Missouri

US$1.5m raised to help exonerated man in Missouri


Washington – A fundraiser set up to help a Missouri man who served more than 42 years in jail for a triple murder he did not commit has reached US$1.5m (£1.1m). Kevin Strickland was freed on Tuesday at the age of 62. He had maintained his innocenc...

Condividi

US braces for COVID-19 variant Omicron

US braces for COVID-19 variant Omicron


Washingtom – United States health officials on Sunday said they were preparing for the likely appearance of the new Omicron coronavirus (COVID-19) variant in the country, with restrictions set to begin on Monday against travellers from eight southern...

Condividi

Partial lockdown in the Netherlands

Partial lockdown in the Netherlands


A partial lockdown has come into force in the Netherlands, amid record COVID cases and concerns over the potentially more infectious new Omicron variant. For at least the next three weeks, hospitality and cultural venues such as cafes, museums, an...

Condividi

UK tightens up on public health measures

UK tightens up on public health measures


Face coverings will become mandatory again in shops and on public transport in England from next week under a raft of measures to target the new Covid variant, Omicron, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. PCR tests for everyone entering the United ...

Condividi

South Africa condemns travel bans

South Africa condemns travel bans


JOHANNESBURG — South Africa said on Friday that imposing restrictions on travellers from the country because of a newly identified COVID-19 variant was unjustified, after a British ban on flights from southern African countries that others have follo...

Condividi

COVID variant Omicron spreading from southern Africa

COVID variant Omicron spreading from southern Africa


European Union (EU) nations will impose an emergency flight ban on countries in southern Africa after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant there, an EU Commission spokesperson has said. Eric Mamer said member states agreed to the ban after E...