U.S. diplomats in China subjected to anal swab testing for Covid-19, State Department says

U.S. diplomats in China were subjected to anal swab tests for Covid-19, a Department of State spokesperson confirmed Thursday, adding that a protest had been lodged with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The United States had received assurances from China that the tests were done in error and that diplomatic personnel were exempt from this More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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Sailor survives 14 hours in Pacific clinging to fishing buoy after falling overboard

Feeling hot and dizzy, a sailor onboard a cargo ship in the South Pacific headed outside to the deck for a little air. He would, his son later told local media, spend at least the next 14 hours desperately fighting More...

By admin On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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New public report to blame Saudi crown prince for 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi

The Biden administration will release an intelligence report Thursday that concludes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, three U.S. officials More...

By admin On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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Ghana receives first Covid vaccine doses through COVAX

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. As part of an effort by the World Health Organization and Unicef to send 2 billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine works well in big ‘real world’ test

A real-world test of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it’s very effective at preventing serious illness or death, even after one dose. Wednesday’s published results, More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Germany jails former Syrian security services member for facilitating torture

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. A German court sentenced a former member of Syria’s security services, a man known as Eyad A., to four and a More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Prison riots in Ecuador sparked by rival gangs leave 62 dead

QUITO, Ecuador — Sixty-two inmates have died in riots at prisons in three cities in Ecuador as a result of fights between rival gangs and an escape attempt, authorities said Tuesday. Prisons Director Edmundo More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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The glamorous life of El Chapo’s detained wife

MEXICO CITY — The arrest on drug trafficking charges of Emma Coronel Aispuro, a former beauty queen and wife of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, follows a telenovela-style life that straddled More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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French actor Gerard Depardieu charged with rape in revived case

PARIS — The Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged in December with rape and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 investigation that was initially More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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David Attenborough urges world leaders to confront climate catastrophe

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. “Please make no mistake,” the veteran broadcaster told the U.N. Security Council, “climate change is the biggest More...