Health secretary says he hopes schools may be able to reopen by Easter
‘The new variant I really worry about is the one that’s out there but hasn’t been spotted’
The European Union will make pharmaceutical companies respect contracts they have signed for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, European Council President Charles Michel said on Sunday. Pfizer Inc last week said it was temporarily slowing supplies to Europe to make manufacturing changes that would boost output. On Friday, AstraZeneca also said that initial deliveries to the region will fall short because of a production glitch.
Kuwait on Sunday reduced the number of daily overseas airline passenger arrivals by 80% to 1,000 to manage the spread of a new coronavirus variant, a source told Reuters. Kuwaiti newspapers earlier reported the decision, citing unnamed sources. Kuwait's civil aviation authority could not be immediately reached for comment.
Masked, socially distanced and each given their own pen to avoid spreading germs, Portugal headed to the polls on Sunday to vote for the largely ceremonial post of president even as coronavirus cases reach record levels. Opinion polls show that the incumbent, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the centre-right Social Democratic Party, is likely to win with ease. Voters queued up as polls opened in the Lisbon parish of Santo Antonio, guided by red stickers on the ground marking the two-metre gap.
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The Women’s Tennis Association has announced a new tournament in Melbourne for players undergoing a 14-day quarantine without an opportunity to practice ahead of the Australian Open beginning Feb. 8. A total of 72 players remain in hard lockdown after three chartered flights to the Australian Open returned positive COVID-19 cases. WTA players in hard quarantine include former Australian Open champions Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber as well as 2019 U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu.
‘They decided the jury wouldn’t believe me’: CPS accused of secret change to rape policyIn a landmark hearing this week, rape victims aim to discover if their complaints failed due to a covert move to drop ‘weak cases’
The health secretary warned the NHS is still under pressure from high COVID infection rates.
Every manager declares a desire to lift the FA Cup when they begin their run each year, but few can do it with genuine belief. David Moyes will know there is a chance to be taken this season. West Ham are into the fifth round of the competition for the first time since they made the move from Upton Park to the London Stadium, and face a big hurdle in the last-16 with either Manchester United and Liverpool awaiting them.
A key, a casket and the hunt for Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderón's bones. Dogged detective work and radar scans of a church wall may help find the last resting place of the great playwright
The Brexit agreement secured tariff-free and quota-free trading between the UK and the bloc, but it also introduced new customs checks and paperwork at the border.
New border controls went into force in France on Sunday as part of a massive effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 and avoid another nationwide lockdown.
The 26-year-old singer said he's "not proud" of where he was at in his life at the time.
The video showed the police vehicle flashing lights after it rammed a crowd of approximately 20 to 30 people that surrounded the car. "People were messing with the cops, yelling at the cops, shouting at the cops, and then the car reversed and drove full speed into the crowd," Cody Le, who filmed the video, told Reuters. Tacoma police told local media that they were notified of street racers and a crowd of approximately 100 people blocking streets in downtown Tacoma before 7pm local time, and that the officer driving the vehicle was afraid that the crowd would "break his glass" after they started pounding on the car's windows. Authorities said that one person was injured in the incident.
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Philippe Paubert told a story of textures in a collection focused on comfort and reassurance.
New U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday, during his first phone call with his Japanese counterpart, reaffirmed America's commitment to defending the disputed East China Sea islets known as the Senkaku in Japan, Jiji news agency reported. Austin and Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi confirmed that Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan security treaty, which stipulates U.S. defense obligations to Japan, covers the Senkaku Islands, Jiji said. The islets are known as the Diaoyu in China.
All five of its actively managed ETFs have more than doubled in the past 12 months, with ARK Genomic Revolution ETF (NYSEMKT: ARKG) leading the pack and tripling since this time last year. Smart investors want to know which stocks ARK Invest Chief Investment Officer Cathie Wood is looking at. To save you the trouble of looking yourself, below are three of the stocks that various ARK ETFs invested more money in over the course of the past week.
Mazda driver Oliver Jarvis has inherited pole position for the Daytona 24 Hours qualifying race on Sunday after Felipe Nasr's Cadillac was excluded from qualifying