MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russia reported a record 1,002 deaths from the coronavirus yesterday, the first time the daily number has passed the 1,000-mark since the start of the pandemic.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Supply chain woes and growing inflation concerns pushed aside a widening gap in COVID-19 vaccinations and mounting debt problems for developing countries as the top concerns for global policymakers at International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings this week.
KABUL, (Reuters) – Suicide bombers attacked a Shi’ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 35 people, the second week in a row that militants bombed yesterday prayers and killed dozens of worshippers from the minority sect.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), Olaf Scholz, took a major step towards succeeding Angela Merkel as chancellor on Friday, announcing that he and the leaders of two smaller parties aimed to move into formal coalition talks.
LEIGH-ON-SEA, England, (Reuters) – A British lawmaker was stabbed to death today in a church by an assailant who lunged at him during a meeting with voters from his constituency, knifing him repeatedly in an attack which politicians described as an assault on democracy.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A COVID-19 testing laboratory in central England has been suspended over concern that it has been incorrectly giving negative PCR test results to people who are infected, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said today.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain will offer six-month emergency visas to 800 foreign butchers to avoid a mass pig cull, it said yesterday, after farmers complained that an exodus of workers from abattoirs and meat processors had left the pork sector fighting for survival.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden yesterday signed legislation temporarily raising the government’s borrowing limit to $28.9 trillion, pushing off the deadline for debt default only until December.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexico is slated to impose visa requirements for Brazilian visitors amid efforts to slow a wave of U.S.-bound
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – U.S. former President Bill Clinton was in a California hospital yesterday with an infection and responding well to two days of treatment, his doctors said.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Two Yanomami children drowned in a river on their reservation where illegal gold miners operate a dredger, an indigenous leader said yesterday, alleging the boys were sucked into the machine as they bathed.
(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court yesterday refused a petition by the U.S.
KONGSBERG, Norway, (Reuters) – A 37-year-old Danish citizen who had converted to Islam is suspected of killing five people with a bow-and-arrow and other weapons in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg in a rare incident of mass killing in Norway, police said today.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – The tiny Pacific nation of Palau has the world’s highest percentage of people vaccinated against COVID-19, the Red Cross said today, urging the country’s laggard neighbours to follow its example and step up incoluation efforts.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexico’s president yesterday hailed a U.S. decision to open their shared border in November after more than 18 months of pandemic restrictions, though millions of Mexicans inoculated with Chinese and Russian vaccines face being shut out.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Vaccination rates against COVID-19 in the United States have risen by more than 20 percentage points after multiple institutions adopted vaccine requirements, while case numbers and deaths from the virus are down, Biden administration officials said yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Joe Biden yesterday urged the private sector to help ease supply chain blockages that are threatening to disrupt the U.S.
TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – The top Honduran opposition parties yesterday united behind Xiomara Castro as their candidate for a November presidential election, giving the wife of a leftist former president who was ousted in a coup a stronger chance of ousting the ruling party.
(Reuters) – The United States plans to hold up to seven offshore wind auctions in the next four years and will extend its ambitions to areas that have yet to be developed such as off the coast of California and in the Gulf of Mexico, a Biden administration official said yesterday.
(Reuters) – The World Health Organization said today the Emergency Use Listing process for Russia’s Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine was on hold pending some missing data and legal procedures, which the U.N.