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Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 9:55 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Millions of people lined in freezing temperatures Wednesday to receive a second round of coronavirus tests in a city south of Beijing that is at the heart of China’s most serious recent outbreak of COVID-19. The National...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 9:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:18 AM

LE PECQ (AP): French anti-terrorism police on Tuesday detained seven people suspected of having communicated via social media with the killer of a schoolteacher whose beheading last year reopened debate about France’s cherished rights of expression...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the US Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:17 AM

LONDON (AP): Social media platforms are continuing to crack down on fringe groups and conspiracy theories following last week’s deadly riot at the US Capitol. Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:17 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed and concerned” by Venezuela’s announcement of a plan to establish a new territory in the area over which it is embroiled in a dispute with Guyana. In a...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 3:23 PM

The United States government is reportedly expected to issue new measures requiring international airline passengers to present negative COVID-19 tests before boarding flights to America. This is according to a report by The Wall Street Journal...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 3:08 PM

Carnival Corporation said Monday its 2022 cruise bookings are running ahead of 2019 numbers, a good sign that guests will return once the pandemic has eased. The coronavirus has been devastating for the cruise industry, which had expected to...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the House set to impeach, President Donald Trump is blaming Democratic congressional foes for “tremendous anger” in the country and last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol by his supporters after he...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:47 PM

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization and partners said Tuesday they are creating a global stockpile of Ebola vaccines to help stamp out future outbreaks. In a statement, WHO, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and the International...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 10:36 AM

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday that AstraZeneca and Oxford University have submitted an application for their COVID-19 vaccine to be licensed across the European Union. The EU regulator said it received a request for...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 9:28 AM

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:10 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-election Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:09 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): With impeachment pressure mounting, the House worked swiftly on Monday to try to oust President Donald Trump from office, pushing the vice-president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:09 AM

PARIS (AP): At least 50 countries committed to protecting 30 per cent of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade to halt species extinction and address climate change issues, during a global summit on Monday aimed at protecting the...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP): Secretary-General Antonio Guterres officially declared on Monday that he is seeking a second five-year term at the helm of the United Nations (UN). Guterres said in a letter to General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir that “it...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

BERLIN (AP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers US President Donald Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic”, her spokesman said on Monday. Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the microblogging platform on Friday,...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

ROME (AP): Pope Francis changed church law on Monday to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, granting them access to the most sacred place on the altar, while continuing to affirm that they cannot be priests. Francis amended the...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 4:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” hitting the country with new sanctions that could hamstring President-elect Joe Biden’s promise to renew relations...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 4:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 2:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment pressure mounting, the House worked swiftly Monday to try to oust President Donald Trump from office, pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:00 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Monday. The experts will arrive on Thursday...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 10:26 AM

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis changed church law Monday to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, granting them access to the most sacred place on the altar, while continuing to affirm that they cannot be priests. Francis amended...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 9:37 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority to force him out, warning that...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 9:33 AM

LONDON — England’s chief medical officer warned Monday that the coming weeks would be the worst of the pandemic for the National Health Service as he appealed to the public to strictly follow guidelines meant to prevent the spread of...

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