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World - International
12/16/2021 8:14:17 PM
European Union leaders agreed Thursday that administering booster shots is "urgent" and "crucial" to tackle the surge of coronavirus infections across the continent and the emergence of the new omicron variant.

World - Region
12/14/2021 7:19:22 PM
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog warned Tuesday that the restrictions faced by his inspectors in Iran threaten to give the world only a ``very blurred image'' of Tehran's program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels.

World - International
12/14/2021 10:44:25 AM
Austria's leader says no high-ranking politicians from his country will attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, but he says that is entirely because of coronavirus restrictions in China and is not a diplomatic protest.

World - International
12/12/2021 2:08:50 PM
Austria ended lockdown restrictions for vaccinated people across most of the country on Sunday, three weeks after reimposing strict rules to combat a rising wave of coronavirus infections.

World - International
12/12/2021 10:10:37 AM
California triggered headlines heard around the world when officials announced how much water suppliers would be getting from the State Water Project. "California water districts to get 0% of requested supplies in an unprecedented decision," one headline proclaimed. "No state water for California farms," read another.

World - International
12/11/2021 10:15:07 PM
The British government may need to introduce tougher restrictions to slow the growth of the omicron variant and prevent a new surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, British scientists said Saturday.

World - International
12/10/2021 7:11:55 PM
Police in northern Greece arrested 11 people Friday after a high school principal was handcuffed by alleged members of a self-styled vigilante group that opposes pandemic restrictions.

Egypt - Health
12/9/2021 10:43:07 PM
Egypt has codified a host of COVID-19 restrictions, including those regulating facemasks and public gatherings, assigning jail penalties and fines for violators in accordance with the newly issued epidemics and pandemics law.

World - International
12/8/2021 10:07:48 PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tighter restrictions Wednesday to stem the spread of the omicron variant, urging people in England to again work from home and mandating COVID-19 passes for entrance into nightclubs and large events.

World - International
12/8/2021 5:13:30 PM
Poland will restrict numbers of people allowed in churches, restaurants and theaters from December 15 and plans to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for healthcare workers, teachers and the military from March 1, the government said on Tuesday.

World - International
12/8/2021 10:20:06 AM
The bustling, cosmopolitan business hub of Hong Kong may be losing its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent anti-pandemic rules requiring up to 21 days of quarantine for new arrivals.

World - Africa
12/6/2021 8:17:58 PM
Travel restrictions imposed on South Africa and other African nations for telling the world about the omicron variant are hypocritical, harsh and not supported by science, South Africa's president said Monday, recalling the phrase used by the U.N. chief, who called such measures ``travel apartheid.''

World - International
12/6/2021 11:04:46 AM
Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people as the holidays draw near, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shots.

World - International
12/5/2021 6:15:17 PM
Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most demonstrators marched peacefully to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions that aim to counter a surge of coronavirus infections.

World - International
12/3/2021 1:24:52 PM
Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, while acknowledging that the travel restrictions imposed by some countries may buy time.

World - International
12/1/2021 4:35:34 PM
France said Wednesday it would allow in flights from ten southern African countries from Saturday, but with "drastic" restrictions permitting only French and EU residents to disembark, along with diplomats and flight crews.

World - Region
11/28/2021 10:48:20 AM
Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant.

World - Region
11/27/2021 10:27:56 PM
Britain on Saturday confirmed its first two cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid-19, both linked to travel from southern Africa, and expanded travel restrictions on the region.

World - Africa
11/26/2021 1:40:42 PM
War-hit Ethiopia has announced new rules against sharing information on battlefield outcomes in the war against Tigrayan rebels, a move that could bring sanctions against journalists.

World - International
11/23/2021 3:59:04 PM
The number of people trying to enter Europe without authorization has risen significantly this year to surpass migrant border crossing figures from 2019, before restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic severely limited travel, the European Union's border and coast guard said Tuesday.

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