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Dec 29 2021
The US and several European countries have reported their highest daily rises in Covid cases since the pandemic began, as the Omicron variant spreads.
More than 440,000 new cases were recorded in the US on Monday, health officials said.
France, Italy, Greece, Portugal and England have also reported record numbers of daily infections.
Officials have said the high figuresBBC News
Apr 21 2022
The Biden administration is making it easier for refugees fleeing Russia’s war on Ukraine to come to the United States from Europe while trying to shut down an informal route through northern Mexico that has emerged in recent weeks.
A program announced Thursday will streamline refugee applications for Ukrainians and others fleeing the fighting, but will no longer routinely grant entryHuffPost
Apr 11 2019
The EU and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed on a Halloween Brexit, avoiding a no-deal exit on Friday.
Brexit is delayed, again.
European Union leaders agreed in the early morning hours on Thursday to extend the Brexit deadline until October 31, 2019, postponing the UK’s departure about six months from the scheduled April 12 departure date.
The EU’s decision toVox
Feb 28 2022
Deterrence is based on a threat – but can demand patience with measures that take time to be felt. Now escalating fighting in Ukraine is spurring a widespread shift in many nations toward demands for tougher – and more immediate – action.
At a spirited pro-Ukraine rally in New York’s Washington Square Park Sunday, more than one of the dozens of hand-lettered signs implored President JoeChristian Science Monitor
Mar 23 2022
Anatoly Chubais, one of the economic reformers in the years after the Soviet Union and author of Russia’s unpopular privatization program, quit as presidential envoy on sustainable development, the Kremlin confirmed Wednesday, after reports he left the country because of his opposition to Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Chubais, the most senior official to cut ties with the Kremlin after theWashington Post
Feb 28 2022
In three tweets on February 25, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said President Biden, under the War Powers Act, must "report to Congress within 48 hours" or else remove U.S. troops from "imminent hostilities."
Sen. Lee's remarks follow NATO's decision to activate its Rapid Defense Force for the first time in NATO history.
"President Biden’s unilateral deployment of ourCNSNews.com
Apr 22 2022
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten warned that legislation similar to Florida's recent parental rights bill may have dire consequences.
"This notion – we've been very lucky in America, and we in some ways live in a bubble for a long time," Weingarten said. "This is propaganda. This is misinformation. This is the way in which wars start. This is the way in whichFox News (Online News)
Dec 22 2020
Drug makers including BioNTech and Moderna are scrambling to test their COVID-19 vaccines against the new fast-spreading variant of the virus that is raging in Britain, the latest challenge in the breakneck race to curb the pandemic.
Ugur Sahin, chief executive of Germany’s BioNTech, which with partner Pfizer took less than a year to get a vaccine approved, said on Tuesday he needsReuters
Jul 06 2018
White nationalist and alt-right leader Richard Spencer was detained in Europe on his way to a speaking engagement and sent back to the United States due to a ban that excludes him from entering most of the European Union.ThinkProgress The Hill Washington Times
Mar 10 2022
The US, UK and EU have announced that they will restrict Russian oil and gas imports.
The move came after Russia warned it could cut off gas supplies to European countries if an oil ban were to go ahead.
What sanctions are there on Russian oil and gas?
The US has announced a complete ban on Russian oil, gas and coal imports, after Ukraine called for sanctions to beBBC Fact Check