Category: General

Australian COVID-19 Repatriation Flight Arrives from India

SYDNEY – The first repatriation flight carrying Australians from coronavirus-hit India after the lifting of a two-week travel ban has arrived in Darwin. The government in Canberra has said the controversial measure has worked, but it has been condemned…

5 Things to Know about CDC’s New Mask Guidance

“We have all longed for this moment,” U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters Thursday as she announced new guidelines that significantly relax restrictions for fully vaccinated people in the United Sta…

EU Calls on US, Others to Export Their COVID-19 Vaccines

PORTO, PORTUGAL – The European Commission called on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers Friday to export what they make, as the European Union does, rather than talk about waiving intellectual property (IP) rights to the shots….

Twitter Suspends Accounts Skirting Trump Ban

Twitter confirmed Thursday that it pulled the plug on several accounts trying to skirt its ban on former President Donald Trump by promoting his blog posts. The ex-president launched a page on his website earlier this week promising comment “straight f…

Netflix Series Signals Racial Breakthrough in Italian TV

MILAN – The Netflix series “Zero,” which premiered globally last month, is the first Italian TV production to feature a predominantly Black cast, a bright spot in an otherwise bleak Italian television landscape where the persistent use of racist langua…

Global Food Insecurity Hits Five-year High

The number of people around the world facing food insecurity reached a five-year high, the Global Network Against Food Crises said in a report released Wednesday. The group, an international alliance of the United Nations, the European Union, governm…

Indian Premier League Suspended After More COVID-19 Cases

NEW DELHI – The Indian Premier League was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday after players or staff at three clubs tested positive for COVID-19. The Board of Control for Cricket in India issued a statement saying local authorities and tournament officia…