EU gets vaccine boost as WHO dampens hope of herd immunity

  THE HAGUE: The European Union started the approval process for its third vaccine yesterday after WHO scientists warned that herd immunity from coronavirus was...

Italian mobsters face ‘maxi-trial’

ROME: Hundreds of suspected members of the 'Ndrangheta, Italy's most powerful mafia group, will face a judge this week as the country's biggest "maxi-trial"...

Pope, Queen Elizabeth join vaccine drive as German deaths top 40,000

ROME: The pope and Britain's Queen Elizabeth became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against the coronavirus as Germany yesterday...

World leaders condemn ‘assault on democracy’ at US Capitol

PARIS: World leaders and governments expressed shock and outrage at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump. Germany German...

COVID deaths at record high

MANAUS, Brazil: A burial takes place in an area reserved for COVID-19 victims at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery on Tuesday....

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail, remains in custody in Britain

LONDON: Stella Morris, partner of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, addresses the media outside Westminster Magistrates Court after he was denied bail...

Mitterrand’s secrets still fascinate France 25 yrs on

PARIS: In this file photo taken on March 13, 1990, French President Francois Mitterrand sits in front of a French flag in...

Dutch become last in EU to give COVID jab

VEGHEL, Netherlands: Dutch employee of Het Wereldhuis nursing home Sanna Elkadiri receives the first Pfizer vaccine yesterday. - AFP

Britain shuts schools as Germany braces for extended lockdown

BERLIN: A lone pedestrian walks through Leadenhall market in the City of London, as Britain enters a national lockdown in London...

Virus-hit Italy gripped by political crisis

ROME: Conte, a once obscure law professor who has never himself been elected, has so far proved surprisingly adroit at navigating...

UK court rejects extradition of Assange to US

LONDON: Supporters of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange celebrate outside the Old Bailey court after a judge ruled that Assange should not...

Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots

OXFORD: 82-year-old Brian Pinker receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Sam Foster at Churchill Hospital yesterday. - AFP

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