Preterm birth continues to pose a large burden for families, healthcare, and educational systems, say researchers — ScienceDaily


Children born preterm (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) remain at high risk of developmental difficulties that can affect their behaviour and ability to learn, finds a study published by The BMJ today. These difficulties were found not only in children born extremely preterm (22-26 weeks) but also in those born very and moderately preterm (between […]

Vaccine passports WON’T be ready by May 17


Heathrow’s boss today warned of his ‘deep concerns’ about impending chaos at arrivals after it emerged covid passports will not be ready for the start of foreign holidays from May 17 and could be delayed until ‘later in the summer’. John Holland-Kaye said the Home Office and UK Border Force ‘need to get a grip’ […]

How to discipline unruly plasma — ScienceDaily


The process designed to harvest on Earth the fusion energy that powers the sun and stars can sometimes be tricked. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory have derived and demonstrated a bit of slight-of-hand called “quasi-symmetry” that could accelerate the development of fusion energy as a safe, clean and […]

Coronavirus: Covid elimination policies are best, says Oxford article


Countries that tried to keep out Covid completely rather than controlling it survived the pandemic with fewer deaths, more money and more freedom, economists say. In an article published in The Lancet medical journal, Oxford University researchers said countries with ‘zero Covid’ policies did best by their citizens. Australia and New Zealand notoriously took a […]

Dementia sufferer, 74, gets two AstraZeneca Covid jabs in FIVE DAYS


A dementia sufferer received two coronavirus vaccines just five days apart, after a mix-up at her London clinic. The 74-year-old got her first AstraZeneca jab on January 23 after she was booked in at Woolwich Late Night Pharmacy by her daughter.  But just five days later the grandmother-of-four, who lives in supported housing, went and […]

Pse ka mungesë të oksigjenit mjekësor?


Vështirësia në frymëmarrje është një nga simptomat më të rënda të sëmundjes COVID-19. Po të shikojmë fotografitë nga spitalet në Indi dhe anembanë botës, ku shihen njerëz që presin në radhë të gjata për të siguruar bombola të oksigjenit, atëherë kuptohet se furnizimet me oksigjen mjekësor s’ janë aspak të lehta kudo në botë. Pamjet […]

Hospital accidentally gives woman wrong second Covid vaccine ‘in first error of its kind in Britain’


A hospital has accidentally dished out the wrong second Covid vaccine dose to a woman, in what is believed to be the first error of its kind in Britain. The patient — who wasn’t identified — turned up at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon expecting to receive another shot of the AstraZeneca jab. But […]

Covid India: Second wave ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’


India’s Covid second wave is being driven by a ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’ strain of virus that has pushed hospitals ‘beyond crisis point’ in just a matter of weeks, a top medic has warned. Dr Zarir Udwadia, a physician in hard-hit Mumbai and a government advisor, said India is now ‘in […]

40m Britons now live in practically ‘Covid-free’ areas


Nearly 40million people in England live in practically ‘Covid-free’ areas, data has revealed. The UK’s hugely successful vaccine rollout and continued lockdown measures have meant that seven in ten people now live in places where two or fewer cases were recorded during the latest week. It sparks hopes that Boris Johnson will proceed with the next […]

Force transmission between cells orchestrates collective cellular motion — ScienceDaily


How do the billions of cells communicate in order to perform tasks? The cells exert force on their environment through movement — and in doing so, they communicate. They work as a group in order to infiltrate their environment, perform wound healing and the like. They sense the stiffness or softness of their surroundings and […]

Removing ‘garbage’ from brain cells improves memory in mice — ScienceDaily


Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellular cleaning mechanism that gets rid of unwanted proteins by digesting and recycling them. The study was published online today in the journal Cell. “Discoveries in mice don’t […]

Coronavirus: Four-month-old kitten in the UK is put down after catching Covid from its owner


A kitten had to be put down after catching Covid from its owner during the UK’s first wave, scientists have revealed. The cat was a four-month-old Ragdoll that got taken to the vet in April 2020 because it was struggling to breathe.  Its condition got worse in the following days and the kitten had to […]

Turkey lifts travel ban for Britons and confirms tourists WON’T need a vaccine


Turkey has announced today that British tourists will be welcome in the country this summer without having to show a vaccination certificate. Visitors from the UK will not need to produce a Covid vaccine passport, but will need to show proof of a negative PCR test.   The country also promises to provide testing for tourists […]

Pregnant women with COVID 20 times more likely to die and infants may have to be in NICUs longer


Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 face much higher risks of severe and deadly complications during childbirth, a new study suggests. Researchers found that ill mothers-to-be had a 76 percent higher risk of developing preeclampsia – a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure – and 59 percent more likely to give birth prematurely, requiring their infants to […]

Vdes nga COVID-19 kuzhinieri i famshëm shqiptar, Përparim Babalija


ka humbur jetë nga COVID-19 kuzhinieri më i famshëm shqiptar, Përparim Babalija. Lajmin në Facebook e ka konfirmuar Mrizi i Zanave, duke shtuar se Babalija ka kontribuar në ringritjen e gastronomisë shqiptare. “Përparim Babalija, një nga chefat më të mirë në trevat Shqiptare sot ka humbur jetë nga i mallkuari COVID-19. Një djalë që ka […]

Coronavirus: Tony Blair calls for UK to reveal how many vaccinated people catch Covid


Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on the Government to release more jabs data Tony Blair today called on ministers to release more data to prove how well the Covid vaccines work in the real world and restore public faith in the AstraZeneca jab.   The former Prime Minister said the in-depth figures – currently […]

Covid: Denmark to SWAP unwanted AstraZeneca vaccine as Sweden offers alternatives to under-65s


Denmark is looking to swap its unwanted AstraZeneca jabs for other coronavirus vaccines owned by other countries after ditching it entirely over blood clot fears. Meanwhile, it was announced by the Swedish Health Agency on Tuesday that Swedes under 65 who have had one shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be given a different vaccine for their […]

Coronavirus: Just half of carers vaccinated in London borough with South Africa variant outbreak


Real name: B.1.351 When and where was it discovered?  Scientists first noticed in December 2020 that the variant, named B.1.351, was genetically different in a way that could change how it acts. It was picked up through random genetic sampling of swabs submitted by people testing positive for the virus, and was first found in […]

British doctor reveals how her gut instinct helped link AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine to blood clots


Professor Marie Scully, a haematologist at University College London, stumbled on the link when testing for unusual antibodies A British scientist has revealed how her instinct helped to uncover the link between AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine and a very rare blood clot. Haematologist Professor Marie Scully unknowingly stumbled upon the complication in early March, when a […]

Is South Africa’s variant taking off in Britain? Cases of the mutant strain have rocketed by 20%


The South African coronavirus variant is persisting despite surge testing and tough travel quarantine measures, experts have warned.   Cases of the mutant strain have started picking up over recent weeks, even though targeted curbs aimed at flushing it out have been introduced in dozens of postcodes where it is spreading. Only 544 cases of the […]

From Denisovans to the human immune response — ScienceDaily


Describing the genetic diversity of human populations is essential to improve our understanding of human diseases and their geographical distribution. However, the vast majority of genetic studies have been focused on populations of European ancestry, which represent only 16% of the global population. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur, Collège de France, and CNRS have looked […]

Covid vaccines made by Moderna and Novavax will be added to a ‘mix and match’ trial


Professor Matthew Snape said alternating jabs could trigger added protection against coronavirus Coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna and Novavax will be added to a ‘mix and match’ trial, scientists said today. Britain’s medical regulator currently requires everyone to have two doses of the same jab — either AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna. But Oxford University experts […]

Covid UK: 90% over-80s still have antibodies six weeks after a single vaccine dose, study shows


Nine out of 10 people over 80 still had strong signs of coronavirus immunity six weeks after their first vaccine dose, a study has found. And both AstraZeneca and Pfizer‘s jabs work equally well at forcing the body to make antibodies that can fight off the disease. University of Birmingham research adds to evidence that the […]

Dr Antony Fauci claims US may not need AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine


Dr Anthony Fauci today claimed the US may never need to use AstraZeneca‘s Covid vaccine. America’s top infectious disease expert said his country has already bought enough alternative jabs to inoculate all 330million people in the US.  He said this was not a ‘negative indictment’ of the Oxford University-developed jab, adding that it was ‘really quite good’. But […]

Britain’s Covid cases drop by 13% in a week to 4,654 while deaths rise slightly to 23


Britain’s daily Covid cases have dropped 13 per cent in a week with 4,654 more infections today, official figures have revealed.  Deaths have risen slightly to 23 — up from 17 last Monday. But the Department of Health’s official fatality toll relies on registrations, meaning day-to-day counts can fluctuate.  Experts would be baffled by any […]

How to defuse the male fertility timebomb


Could a toxic soup of chemicals in everyday life be destroying men’s ability to father children?  That is the latest claim from a U.S. expert, Dr Shanna Swan, who made headlines in 2017 with research that suggested human sperm counts are plummeting. Dr Swan, a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn […]

European suspension of AstraZeneca vaccine WILL cause Covid deaths, experts warn


Europe’s medical watchdog today slapped down Germany for suspending AstraZeneca’s coronavirus jab after a small number of vaccinated people developed deadly brain clots. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said there was ‘no evidence’ to support Berlin halting the jab for people under 60, adding that the benefits of protecting against Covid outweigh the risk of […]

EU approaches India for 10m doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine as Delhi blocks UK jabs shipment


The European Union has approached India in a bid to buy 10million doses of the AstraZeneca jab from its Serum Institute, as the bloc desperately scrambles to procure more vaccine supplies.  Britain has already blamed India’s export ban for delaying the shipment of five million doses to the UK and restricting the country’s vaccine drive […]

UK taxpayers pumped £21m in to fitting out Dutch vaccine factory that EU have now blocked


No10 was today urged to consider asking for a refund of the £21million it invested into fitting out a Dutch factory to make AstraZeneca jabs, if the EU presses ahead with its threat to impose an export ban. Health Secretary Matt Hancock approved the multi-million pound investment in the Halix factory in Leiden with the […]

England’s R rate remains stable and is between 0.8 and 1, SAGE says


England’s coronavirus R rate has not changed since last week, No10’s scientific advisers claimed today. SAGE estimated the figure — the average number of people each infected person passes the virus on to — was still between 0.8 and 1.0. But the panel of top experts warned the rate may now be as high as one […]

Britons will be allowed to holiday in countries with high vaccination rates, PM to announce


What will Boris Johnson announce at today’s 5pm press conference? The next step of easing lockdown will go ahead as planned: The PM is expected to confirm that non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and libraries will reopen from April 12 while pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers outdoors.  A mass-testing scheme: Everyone in […]

Fresh blow for AstraZeneca as vaccine is linked to another dangerous blood condition in Europe


Another potentially dangerous blood condition has been spotted in a handful of patients given the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, the EU’s drug watchdog has announced.  The European Medicines Authority said five cases of capillary leak syndrome had been reported in vaccinated patients on the continent. The rare condition sees blood leak from tiny vessels into muscles […]

Life WON’T return to normal on June 21 because Covid vaccines aren’t good enough, SAGE warns


Social distancing will need to remain in place for another year even if Boris Johnson‘s roadmap out of lockdown goes to plan, the Government’s top scientific advisers warned today. Senior SAGE sources said that while the vaccines prevent the vast majority of people from falling ill and dying from coronavirus, they ‘are not good enough’ to see […]

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  Only Britons who suffer one of the below symptoms four days post-vaccination need to contact their doctor.  Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin bruising beyond the site of injection   Matt Hancock today warned […]

Under-40s could be asked to take an alternative Covid vaccine over AstraZeneca blood clots fears


AstraZeneca‘s Covid vaccine may also be restricted for under-40s when Britain’s immunisation drive moves down to younger age groups, it was claimed today.  Medical watchdogs will assess data on the jab’s links to extremely rare blood clots in ‘scrupulous detail’ in order to paint a clearer picture on the exact risk-benefit ratio. They have already […]

AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine ‘may not be suitable for young people’, Prof Lockdown says


Britain’s vaccine regulator could stop younger people from having AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus jab as soon as today over concerns about rare cases of blood clots. The UK’s MHRA announced on Friday it has seen 30 brain clot cases in 18.1million AstraZeneca-vaccinated people – around one in every 600,000 people (0.00017 per cent).  But there are fears that while […]

Boris confirms shops CAN reopen on Monday – but is lockdown roadmap in doubt?


The government was today accused of deploying ‘Project Fear’ tactics and doomsday worst case scenarios to justify prolonging coronavirus restrictions – despite the government’s own predictions showing that any third wave of coronavirus this summer is likely to be manageable. A third wave of Covid when restrictions are lifted in June is likely to be […]

Moderna jab to be deployed in a fortnight, minister reveals as experts behind Valneva’s vaccine


The long-awaited Moderna coronavirus vaccine will be dished out in Britain within the next two weeks, No10’s vaccine minister revealed today.  Nadhim Zahawi said the first batch of the jab — approved by regulators in January — is set to arrive in the third week of this month, with ‘more volume’ expected in May.  Ministers […]

Covid-19 UK: Moderna’s vaccine comes on stream in small quantities


No10 may have to roll back its target date for vaccinating all adults if AstraZeneca‘s jab is banned for under-30s, an expert warned today.  And Britain may need to approve vaccines developed by Russia or China in order to hit the goal of offering everyone a first dose by the end of July.   The Medicines […]

Lockdown easing could be SPED UP because vaccines ARE working, says SAGE scientist


Dr Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warwick team that correctly predicted the UK’s second wave, said he was ‘really pleasantly surprised’ that reopening schools did not cause a spike in infections Britain’s roadmap out of lockdown could be sped up because the coronavirus vaccines are working so well, according to one of the Government […]

Britain’s daily Covid cases fall by a third in a week with 2,763 more infections


Britain’s daily Covid cases have fallen by a third in a week but deaths rose slightly, official figures revealed today. Department of Health data showed there were 2,763 new lab-confirmed cases recorded and 45 Covid deaths, which was two more than last Wednesday. More than 31.7million Britons – or three in five adults – have […]

Covid-19 UK: What should I do if I’ve had the AstraZeneca jab?


Britons were once again left with a raft of questions over the safety of AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine after health chiefs today recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to potentially deadly blood clots. No10’s jab advisory panel says healthy people aged 18 to 29 be offered either Pfizer or Moderna‘s […]

Rewriting evolutionary history and shape future health studies — ScienceDaily


The network of nerves connecting our eyes to our brains is sophisticated and researchers have now shown that it evolved much earlier than previously thought, thanks to an unexpected source: the gar fish. Michigan State University’s Ingo Braasch has helped an international research team show that this connection scheme was already present in ancient fish […]

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?


British health chiefs have restricted AstraZeneca’s vaccine in under-30s because their risk of dying from Covid is so small and there are early signs they may be more prone to blood clots after the jab. But EU regulators have decided against recommending the vaccine is withheld from any age group because they can’t be sure […]

Studimi/ Ky është vendi më i lumtur në botë! Ja në cilin vend renditet Shqipëria, Kosova më e lumtur se ne


Finlanda është vendi më i lumtur në botë. Kombet Nordike dominojnë listën globale ndërsa Mbretëria e Bashkuar bie pesë vende në vendin e 18-të – ndërsa Zimbabve vjen i fundit në listë. Ndërkohë për sa i përket Shqipërisë, vendi ynë rendit i 63. ndërsa për sa i përket Kosovës renditet në vendin 31. Shumë më […]

Zvicra sërish fut Kosovën në listën e shteteve me rrezikshmëri të lartë


Kosova dhe Maqedonia janë dy shtetet Ballkanike që kanë hyrë sërish në listën e rrezikshmërisë për Zvicrën. Është përditësuar lista e shteteve dhe territoreve që janë me rrezikshmëri të lartë për shtetin e Zvicrës. Kjo listë do të hyjë në fuqi në orën 00.00 të datës 22 marsi 2021. Kosova dhe Maqedonia e Veriut janë […]

Skepticizmi ndaj vaksinës mes punonjësve të kujdesit shëndetësor


Rreth gjysma e punonjësve të kujdesit shëndetësor në shtëpitë e të moshuarve në Francë s’ duan të vaksinohen, sipas një grupi ekspertësh që drejtojnë operacionet e vaksinimit. Skepticizmi ndaj vaksinave është vënë re edhe në vende të tjera të botës, me pretendimet për shpejtësinë e prodhimit të vaksinës dhe kohën shumë të shkurtër të testimeve. […]

Italy’s $1 home bonanza: Find out why not everyone is happy


(CNN) — Dozens of towns in Italy have been selling abandoned dwellings for a song, sparking a new kind of gold rush as enthusiastic buyers from all over the world try to secure a bargain in beautiful, remote villages. The deal is seen as a win-win, with dying communities getting an influx of new life […]

These international destinations are open to US tourists


Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on February 27. The US State Department advises that travelers consult country-specific travel advisories via their website or consult the CDC’s latest guidance. Before you make any international travel plans, check these sites first and again before you depart. […]

Anna Hursey: Table tennis prodigy is helping US President Biden tackle the climate crisis


Yet it isn’t her sporting abilities attracting attention, rather her environmental advocacy, a topic she cares passionately about. That led to the US Embassy getting in touch with Hursey’s mom and dad earlier this year, inviting the youngster to work with US President Joe Biden in his mission to tackle the climate crisis. “I was […]

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders


The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed directly puts into sharp relief the type of decision-making that becomes more complicated for a president versus a candidate, and demonstrates the difficulty in breaking with a troublesome ally in a volatile region. On Friday, Biden’s administration released an unclassified intelligence report on Khashoggi’s death, an action his […]

Global stocks routed as inflation fears dominate


Asian markets followed US stocks lower. Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) tumbled 4%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) closed down 3.6% — that index’s worst day in nine months. South Korea’s Kospi (KOSPI) dropped 2.8%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) lost 2.1%. European stocks also dropped sharply in early trading. The FTSE 100 […]

Here’s what has to happen before the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available


A nurse administers the Covid-19 vaccine to an elderly patient at the Dunkirk hospital in France, on February 17. Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images France is “likely” to alter its guidance and allow people aged 65 and over to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, a spokesman for France’s health ministry told CNN Wednesday.  France had previously said AstraZeneca’s […]

‘Try to honor the loss:’ Why CNN aired a national memorial service for 500,000 lives lost from Covid-19


More than 500,000 Americans dead from Covid. More than 500,000 lives cut short by a pandemic the rest of us will never forget. Journalists are stretching for words and illustrations and imagery to meet the magnitude of the moment. As NPR’s Pien Huang wrote Monday, “Losing half a million lives to this disease was unimaginable […]

Iran hostages: White House has started to communicate with Iran over American hostages


“We intend to very directly communicate with the Iranians about the complete and utter outrage — the humanitarian catastrophe that is the unjust, unlawful detention of American citizens in Iran,” Sullivan told CBS News. “We have begun to communicate with the Iranians on this issue, yes, and we will continue to do so as we […]

Nearly 30,000 Macs reportedly infected with mysterious malware


The malware, which the company calls Silver Sparrow, does not “exhibit the behaviors that we’ve come to expect from the usual adware that so often targets macOS systems,” Tony Lambert, an intelligence analyst at Red Canary wrote. It’s not clear what the malware’s goal is. Silver Sparrow includes a self-destruct mechanism that appears to have […]

Biden visits Bob Dole following cancer diagnosis


The two had served in the Senate together and Dole is a “close friend” of the President, the White House said. Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, was one of the key Republicans to say plainly after the November election that Biden had won. “The election is over and (Joe) Biden will be president on […]

Opinion: The US is back in the Paris Agreement. Now what?


The US was a key player in helping to deliver the Paris Agreement, with former State Secretary and current US climate envoy John Kerry playing an instrumental role in this successful process. I have been extremely encouraged by the conversations I have had with Kerry and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy — both […]

This ballerina alleged racism at her company. Now, Chloé Lopes Gomes says it’s time for change


Written by Chloé Lopes Gomes In 2018 I became the first Black ballet dancer to join Berlin’s principal ballet company, the Staatsballett. Joining this kind of ballet institution was my dream — it’s one of the best in the world. But last October, I was told that my contract would not be renewed this summer. […]

US says it is willing to sit down for talks with Iran and other nations on nuclear deal


“The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran’s nuclear program,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement Thursday. The P5+1 refers to the permanent members of the UN Security Council — […]

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ isn’t the only must-watch this Black History Month


Amid America’s reckoning on race, streaming platforms are putting Black storytelling front and center. And it’s not just your typical historical aspak like the hit “Roots” or “Selma.” So if there is one change you can make in your streaming selections this year, be intentional in seeking out both the stories of systemic racism and […]

Princess Latifa: Dubai princess claims she is being held ‘hostage’ in secret video recordings


Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum — the daughter of UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum — was last seen publicly in March 2018 aboard a yacht off the coast of India before a raid by Indian and Emirati forces took her back to Dubai, according to two people who had helped […]

How China is devastating Australia’s billion dollar wine industry


White lived in Shanghai for several years, setting up a network of distributors to sell his Jarressa Estate wine to the booming Chinese market, where demand for foreign wines among the middle class was growing fast. By mid-2020, more than 96% of Jaressa Estate’s wines were being sold to consumers in China, up to seven […]

Fauci says timeline for mass vaccinations could shift “maybe into mid-to-late May and early June”


A new study suggests that Covid-19 may cause damage to the eyes in critically ill patients.   For the study, published in the journal Radiology, researchers reviewed magnetic resonance imaging of 129 patients presenting with severe Covid-19 in France between March 4 and May 1.  Advanced imaging tests showed nine of the 129 (7%) patients had one […]

OBSH sheh 17% rënie të rasteve, por specialistët thonë se variantet e COVID-19 shfaqin kërcënim të ri


Organizata Botërore e Shëndetësisë (OBSH) njoftoi të enjten një rënie prej 17 për qind të rasteve të reja me COVID-19 në të gjithë botën, një trend i regjistruar në të gjashtë rajonet që monitoron. Por, siç shkruan Euronews, kjo statistikë shpresëdhënëse mund të maskojë të dhëna jo të plota nga vendet më të vogla dhe […]

Vesi i mbretëreshës Elizabeth, që askujt s’ do t’ia merrte mendja


Mbretëresha Elizabeth është një nga personazhet e njohur të Britanisë së Madhe. Sipas “Cosmopolitan France”, ajo shfaqet gjithmonë e kuruar në daljet e saj publike, ndaj s’ është habi që të gjithë të pyesin si ia del mbretëresha të jetë kaq në formë. Sigurisht që regjimi ushqimor është një ndër pjesët kryesore për titullin që mban, […]

OBSH: Varianti i ri i COVID-19 gjendet në 60 shtete


Varianti i coronavirusit në Mbretërinë e Bashkuar është zbuluar në të paktën 60 vende, tha Organizata Botërore e Shëndetësisë, dhjetë më shumë se një javë më parë. Me numrin e vdekjeve globale tani shumë më shumë se dy milionë dhe variante të reja të virusit, vendet në të gjithë botën po merren me mënyrën e […]

Detaje të vrasjes së tre policëve në Francë, sulmuesi gjendet i vdekur – ministri i Punëve të Brendshme deklarohet për sulmin e tmerrshëm


Burri i dyshuar për vrasjen e tre policëve në pjesën qendrore të Francës, është gjetur i vdekur ka bërë të ditur në Twitter, ministri i Brendshëm francez, Gerald Darmanin. Tre policët janë vrarë dhe një tjetër është plagosur gjatë të shtënave që kanë ndodhur brenda një shtëpie në një fshat, ku policët reaguan pas telefonatës […]

Bed & Breakfast In Le Lamentin


Paying royalties entitles you to use these works in full respect of copyright/authors’ rights. Here we find a mix of abroad news, reside protection of major regional occasions, programme highlights, mini web sites specially dedicated to main occasions and all helpful native info such as weather, site visitors updates, and so on. Self-distribution permits Canal […]

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Before leaving for the Tour de France 2020, all racing cyclists must undergo the strict health protocol as designed by the Union Cycliste Internationale. And it’s in a cell laboratory that cyclists will have to be examined for Covid-19. Accoridng to docs from the hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, some coronavirus sufferers develop persisting unwanted side […]

Macron urged to press Egypt’s Sisi on human rights during Paris visit


Issued on: 06/12/2020 – 16:17Modified: 06/12/2020 – 16:27 President Emmanuel Macron hosts Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from Sunday for a three-day state visit with France facing calls from activists that Egypt should not be “indulged” despite the close alliance between Cairo and Paris. Egypt and France have enjoyed an increasingly close relationship under the […]

Amid the verbal barbs, Macron and Turkey’s Erdogan may be ideal foes


Issued on: 06/12/2020 – 19:04 Relations between Turkey and France sank to new lows this week as the countries’ heads of state engaged in the latest bout of vitriol that had all the colour and spectacle of a ringside sport. French President Emmanuel Macron has been caught up in a series of verbal spats with […]

Sudden-death penalty hands England Nations Cup victory over France


Issued on: 06/12/2020 – 17:27Modified: 06/12/2020 – 17:28 England won the Autumn Nations Cup final in the most dramatic circumstances on Sunday, as Owen Farrell landed a “golden point” penalty in sudden-death extra time to secure a 22-19 victory over a young French team who had been seconds away from a famous victory. Farrell converted […]

Amnesty, rights groups urge Macron to press Egypt’s Sisi during Paris visit


Issued on: 06/12/2020 – 16:17Modified: 06/12/2020 – 16:27 President Emmanuel Macron hosts Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from Sunday for a three-day state visit with France facing calls from activists that Egypt should not be “indulged” despite the close alliance between Cairo and Paris. Egypt and France have enjoyed an increasingly close relationship under the […]

French govt vows ‘transparency’ amid widespread vaccine scepticism


The French government on Thursday unveiled its Covid-19 vaccination strategy, vowing transparency as it sought to placate fears and growing levels of scepticism in France over the safety and efficacy of the new vaccines. The French government will begin its vaccine rollout in January, with nursing homes first in line before the programme is extended in February to the vulnerable elderly and […]

Tear gas fired as thousands protest in Paris against security bill


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 16:24 Thousands protested in Paris on Saturday to denounce police violence and President Emmanuel Macron’s security policy plans which the demonstrators say would crimp civil liberties. In one incident, police fired tear gas and charged after fireworks were launched at their lines. Hooded youths smashed one store window. There were violent clashes between protesters and police in […]

‘Vaccines do not equal zero Covid,’ warns WHO as jab rollouts start


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 14:55 The World Health Organization warned that vaccines were no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis, as Russia started vaccinating its high-risk workers Saturday and other countries geared up for similar programmes. The WHO warned about what it said was an erroneous belief that the Covid-19 crisis is over with jabs […]

Nations plan for vaccine as global virus cases top 65 million


Britain is training healtcare workers to administer the Covid-19 vaccine after it become the first country to approve one for public use Global coronavirus infections surged past 65 million on Friday even as countries doubled down on restrictions and plans to roll out vaccines gathered pace. The World Health Organization warned against complacency and what […]

‘We are in our homeland, the invaders are attacking us,’ says Tigray’s Gebremichael


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 11:03 As fighting continues “in many parts” of Ethiopia’s Tigra, according to the United Nations, Tigray’s regional president Debretsion Gebremichael told FRANCE 24 that the northern region would continue fighting as long as federal “invaders” are on Tigrayan soil. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced military operations in the northern region of […]

‘We’re not Hungary, Turkey or somesuch’: Macron rejects ‘illiberal’ accusations


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 22:39 French President Emmanuel Macron, in a more than two-hour-long, wide-ranging interview on Friday with the online media outlet Brut, rejected accusations his government had taken an illiberal turn with a contested bill to protect police officers and a crackdown on Islamist groups. The interview, broadcast live by the video-based news […]

Intimate partner violence has increased during pandemic, emerging evidence suggests


Credit: CC0 Public Domain As we face rising COVID infection rates, the possibility of additional quarantines rises. Although stay-at-home orders might protect individuals from the virus, home isn’t safe for everyone. Studies show that domestic violence calls to police and shelters in the U.S. have risen between 6% and 21% (variation depending on data source) […]

Iraqi activists go underground after wave of attacks by pro-Iran militias


There has been a wave of kidnappings, torture and killings of high-profile anti-government activists in Iraq in recent months. Protesters and experts blame pro-Iran militias within the Popular Mobilisation Forces, a paramilitary organisation created in 2014 to combat the Islamic State group. The Popular Mobilisation Forces have been accused of numerous instances of violence against civilians. […]

Erdogan expresses hope that France will ‘get rid of Macron’ as soon as possible


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 20:00 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he hopes France will get rid of Emmanuel Macron as soon as possible, the latest salvo in an escalating war of words between the two leaders. Turkey is embroiled in a series of disputes with France and its EU partners, from tensions […]

Venezuela’s Guaido risks political irrelevance as Maduro eyes poll victory


Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president, has called for a boycott of legislative elections on Sunday, a move critics say will consolidate President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power and leave Guaido out in the political cold. Eights years into a crippling economic crisis, Venezuelans head to the polls on Sunday in parliamentary […]

Beirut detains Lebanese-French businessman close to Sarkozy after Interpol request


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 17:19 Lebanon has detained a Lebanese-French businessman who was close to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy after receiving a request for his arrest from Interpol, a judicial source told AFP Friday. “Internal security forces have detained (Ziad) Takieddine, based on an arrest warrant Interpol sent the public prosecution, over him being […]

A decade on, Strauss-Kahn to give his version of New York sex-assault case


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 14:25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief and presidential hopeful whose career was derailed in 2011 by a sensational New York sex-assault case, has said he will give his version of events “for the first time” in a documentary due to be released a decade after the events. “For the first […]

Remembering Giscard d’Estaing, fighting to ski despite Covid-19 & decoding ‘The Crown’


After France lost former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing to Covid-19 at 94 on Wed., FRANCE 24 took a look back at the “modernist” ex-leader’s life and times. This week, France dropped a controversial measure to curb the filming of police on duty, outlined its vaccine plan and weathered skiers’ dismay at slopes shuttered during the pandemic. […]

Global virus toll passes 1.5 million as nations plan for vaccine


As the world tires of economically crippling restrictions, attention has turned to the race for a vaccine The world passed the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as several nations planned to deliver much hoped-for vaccines early next year to break the cycle of lockdowns and restrictions. US President-elect Joe Biden said […]

Giscard grasped the 70s mood, but French women won their own rights


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 08:00Modified: 04/12/2020 – 08:13 The French presidency of Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who died on Wednesday aged 94, was marked by a series of breakthroughs on women’s rights, most famously with the legalisation of abortion in 1975. But was the self-styled “moderniser” a driving force behind the reforms or was he merely […]

Brexit talks hang in the balance as EU warns it can make no more concessions


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 08:22 European diplomats warned Thursday they have made all the concessions they can in trade talks with Britain, as Downing Street vowed to press ahead with a UK law that could undermine Brussels’ remaining trust in London. The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has been in London for six days, trying […]

Surgeon sentenced to15 years in France’s biggest ever paedophilia case


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 06:48 A retired French surgeon has been sentenced to 15 years in jail at the end of his closed-doors trial for the rape and sexual abuse of four children in the first part of France’s biggest ever paedophilia case. Joel Le Scouarnec, 70, remained impassive as the verdict was read out […]

Italy, US mark grim records as global Covid-19 deaths surpass 1.5 million


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 05:13 The world passed the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as several nations planned to deliver much hoped-for vaccines early next year to break the cycle of lockdowns and restrictions. US President-elect Joe Biden said that on his first day in office he would ask Americans to […]

UK promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions two-thirds by 2030


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 00:27Modified: 04/12/2020 – 01:00 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce Friday a new target that he says would reduce the U.K.’s greenhouse gas emissions “faster than any major economy.” The target aims to cut the U.K.’s emissions by at least 68% from 1990 levels by 2030 and to […]

Over 1.5 million coronavirus deaths globally


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Over 1.5 million coronavirus deaths have been recorded worldwide from nearly 65 million cases, according to an AFP tally on Thursday based on official statistics. There have been 1,500,038 fatalities from 64,774,705 cases since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China in December. The worst affected region is Latin America […]

Macron declares national day of mourning for Giscard d’Estaing on December 9


Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 21:06 French President Emmanuel Macron said in a TV address on Thursday evening that France would pay tribute to the late president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing with a national day of mourning next Wednesday, December 9. The centrist former head of state died on Wednesday from Covid-19 at the age of 94. […]

Four people die after blast at English waste water plant


Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 18:58Modified: 03/12/2020 – 18:59 Four people have died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police said Thursday. Chief Inspector Mark Runacres of Avon and Somerset Police said that a fifth person was injured during the explosion at Avonmouth but that his […]

French PM Castex announces Covid-19 vaccine will be free to all


Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 18:52 French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday it was “a matter of weeks” before the country will start rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations and that they will be free of charge for everyone. Castex also told a news conference that the vaccinations would be deployed in three phases. He said […]

Central African Republic court rejects ex-president Bozizé’s election candidacy


Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 16:57 The top court in Central African Republic (CAR) rejected on Thursday the candidacy of former President François Bozizé in a December 27 election being held despite security concerns because of fighting between rival militias. Bozizé planned to run against President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. But the court said Bozizé, 74, did not […]

Closed French ski resorts cry ‘catastrophe’ as neighbours keep slopes open


A European dispute on the wisdom of opening ski resorts amid the Covid-19 pandemic has turned into a battle pitting France, Italy and Germany – whose slopes remain shut – against the defiant Alpine nations of Switzerland and Austria, backed by Spain. France’s flag still flutters above the entrance to Châtel’s town hall, but visitors […]

France to investigate dozens of mosques suspected of radicalisation


Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 12:56 French authorities will swoop down Thursday on dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings as part of a crackdown on Islamist extremists following a spate of attacks, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said. Darmanin told RTL radio that if any prayer hall was found to promote extremism it […]