Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Reopening UK schools first step towards 'normality', says Boris Reopening UK schools first step towards 'normality', says Boris

For adults in England, the lockdown remains in force, with social contact severely restricted, people under orders to stay at home except for essential reasons, most shops closed, and cafes and restaurants able to offer only takeaway or delivery.

Austria Suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Batch After Woman's Death Austria Suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Batch After Woman's Death

In the second half of the year, thanks to technology transfers, it will be able to produce a further 110 million doses completely independently. And Tunisia said the first coronavirus vaccines were set to arrive to start mass inoculation in the...

On International Women's Day, Biden Signs Executive Orders to Advance Gender Equity On International Women's Day, Biden Signs Executive Orders to Advance Gender Equity

Biden also signed a second executive order formally establishing the White House Gender Policy Council , which his transition team had announced before he took office. Republicans slammed Biden's move and defended DeVos' rules. "You know tha...

Agreement with Pakistan important for peace with Taliban: Afghan NSA Agreement with Pakistan important for peace with Taliban: Afghan NSA

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said, in a bid to push forward peace talks with the Taliban, that his government was ready to discuss holding fresh elections, insisting that any new government should emerge through the democratic process.

What You Can Do If Vaccinated Against COVID-19 What You Can Do If Vaccinated Against COVID-19

If we give COVID-19 an inch, it will take a mile", Dr. Eileen de Villa said, asking residents to remain patient as the city vaccinates more people. If people plan to travel they should get vaccinated if possible, get tested before and after the tri...

'Canada's hockey dad' Walter Gretzky remembered at hometown funeral 'Canada's hockey dad' Walter Gretzky remembered at hometown funeral

Walter Gretzky , father of Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky , has passed away at the age of 82 . He was 82-years-old. "Wayne would have so many endorsements and inevitably they would get swag like jackets or t-shirts", laughed Lowe, "and when...

Poet Amanda Gorman: Security guard said I looked 'suspicious' Poet Amanda Gorman: Security guard said I looked 'suspicious'

The African-American poet and activist considers herself a threat to injustice, inequality and ignorance. 'Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be'. She has said she plans to run for pres...

Texas gov lifts all coronavirus restrictions on businesses, rescinds mask mandate Texas gov lifts all coronavirus restrictions on businesses, rescinds mask mandate

Fif, who also threatened to leave NY and vote for Trump due to the Dem's plans to raise taxes, implied he was ready to head out to the Lone Star state when the restrictions are lifted on March 10th. However, judges will not be permitted to impose jai...

Hong Kong police detain 47 pro-democracy activists on subversion charges Hong Kong police detain 47 pro-democracy activists on subversion charges

Critics, including many western powers, have accused China of effectively outlawing opposition politics and shredding the freedoms and autonomy it promised Hong Kong could maintain ahead of the territory's handover from the British. The city's at...

Congress reacts to U.S. airstrikes in Syria defensenews.com Congress reacts to U.S. airstrikes in Syria defensenews.com

It's also a sign of potential fault lines with progressives, who have been able to make inroads and sway Biden on some foreign policy matters, especially to rein in the military's involvement in the Middle East. "Great question", Omar responded to th...

How CNN Reported The Arrival Of Coronavirus Vaccines In Ghana How CNN Reported The Arrival Of Coronavirus Vaccines In Ghana

He said the 600,000 doses of the vaccine, which arrived in Accra on February 24, had undergone rigorous clinical trials and had been authorised for use by the World Health Organisation ( WHO ), and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana.

Biden, King Salman reaffirm US-Saudi ties in long-delayed first call Biden, King Salman reaffirm US-Saudi ties in long-delayed first call

The ODNI report's expected release comes as Biden looks to "relicabrate" the US-Saudi relationship, having criticized Riyadh for its human rights abuses and promised during the campaign to make the conservative country a "pariah" on the world stage...

UK PM Johnson welcomes court ruling on schoolgirl who joined IS UK PM Johnson welcomes court ruling on schoolgirl who joined IS

She challenged the decision, arguing she is not a citizen of another country and that Mr Javid's decision left her stateless. Begum is being held in a camp in poor conditions, while her husband is reportedly in jail in Syria, and her three childr...

Melissa Caddick remains found on NSW beach Melissa Caddick remains found on NSW beach

The businesswoman vanished from her A$7 million Dover Heights mansion in Sydney's eastern suburbs in November past year just two days after Australian Federal Police and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) raided the home.

Republican Senator Collins Will Oppose Neera Tanden's Nomination to Lead OMB Republican Senator Collins Will Oppose Neera Tanden's Nomination to Lead OMB

But when nominations depend on a party-line vote and a tiebreaker cast by Vice President Kamala Harris , Democratic leaders can't offer any political cover - at least without some defections from GOP ranks. "We'll continue to work in supporting he...

Haaland confirmation hearings wrap up, no vote yet Haaland confirmation hearings wrap up, no vote yet

In questioning, Daines, who supported the move out West, noted that a year ago, she said the relocation was an attempt by the Interior Department to "dismantle" BLM by forcing out senior staffers. The pipeline has been running oil since 2017 am...

Trudeau, Biden to unveil 'partnership roadmap' following bilateral meeting: top U.S Trudeau, Biden to unveil 'partnership roadmap' following bilateral meeting: top U.S

Start the day smarter. President Biden reaffirmed his country's commitment to ending the arbitrary detention of two Canadian citizens, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Last month, Trudeau said he was "disappointed" by Biden's move to revoke a per...

China signals electoral reform to ensure 'patriots' run Hong Kong China signals electoral reform to ensure 'patriots' run Hong Kong

Some secessionists and extreme anti-government forces spread secessionist ideas, opposing the authority of the central government, instigating dissatisfaction toward the mainland and recklessly interfering in the governance process of the HKSAR gover...

Facebook signs deals with three independent publishers Facebook signs deals with three independent publishers

To avoid being hit by the arbitration, Google negotiated multi-million dollar content licensing deals with a host of Australian companies, and notably the country's two biggest news organisations: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. "Facebook is more than ...

Arkansas GOP governor says he wouldn't support a Trump 2024 reelection bid Arkansas GOP governor says he wouldn't support a Trump 2024 reelection bid

Hutchinson reiterated that Trump "should not define" the GOP's future. "We have got to define it for ourself", the Republican governor added. And 58 percent believe the lie that the January 6th attack on the Capitol was "mostly an antifa-inspired att...

Two people shot dead in Myanmar protests Two people shot dead in Myanmar protests

The military has been unable to quell the demonstrations and a civil disobedience campaign of strikes against the coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others, even with a promise of a new election and warnings against disse...

First shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Malaysia First shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Malaysia

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, watches as Sarah Fletcher is taken through procedure of receiving a vaccine at the Sydney local health district vaccination hub. "It's hard for majority to follow infection control measures", junior hea...

Biden considers Texas visit as it recovers from storm and blackouts Biden considers Texas visit as it recovers from storm and blackouts

Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros said during a Thursday news conference officials in the state capital have responded to "thousands" of burst pipes. The logo of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seen at its headquarters in Washing...

Jimmy Kimmel Goes to Town on Ted Cruz Jimmy Kimmel Goes to Town on Ted Cruz

Then speaking to reporters outside his house Thursday evening, he acknowledged that he had originally meant to stay in Mexico through the weekend even as millions of Texans remained without power or heat after a rare winter storm caused mass bl...

Texas hospitals suffer from water issues amid widespread power outages Texas hospitals suffer from water issues amid widespread power outages

The extreme weather was blamed for the deaths of over three dozen people, some while trying to keep warm. In the Houston area, The Associated Press reported , one family died from carbon monoxide poisoning from vehicle exhaust in their garage, w...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT