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    Instagram users will now be able to easily add their gender identity to their profiles, after the platform launched a dedicated section for pronouns.  Users can share up to four pronouns with the new feature. They can be selected from a list of dozens of options, including she, he, they, ze, ve and many others, to prevent users from adding...
    MARTIN Lewis has warned Brits to check their passports and EHICs ahead of going on holiday this year. Holidays abroad have been given the go-ahead from May 17, with 12 countries placed onto the UK's green list. 3Brits are being urged to check their passports and EHICs ahead of their holiday this yearCredit: EPA The list, which includes destinations such...
    THOUSANDS of British tourists hoping to head to Portugal next week could be turned away at the border due to EU rules. Last week, the UK government announced that holidays abroad could go ahead from May 17, with 12 countries added to the green list. 2Portugal could be forced to turn Brits away at the border next weekCredit: Getty Including...
    Americans old enough to remember the United States' last experience with an extended bout of sharply rising inflation probably associate those days, in the late 1970s, with the 1979 oil crisis, which produced long lines of cars at gas stations and rationing in many states.   So there was a sense of déjà vu for many when the Department of...
    President Joe Biden’s border officials allowed the entry of 43 percent more migrants from “other” countries during April, even as the number of recorded arrivals rose modestly to 178,000, according to government data. Almost 34,000 people arrived from countries other than Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, or El Salvador, arrived in April, according to data released by Alejandro Mayorkas’ Department of Homeland...
    Australia began vaccinating against Covit-19, who was invited to participate in the Tokyo Olympics within two months, while the vaccination campaign has proven to be very slow in both countries. Swimming champion Kate Campbell, who is competing in her fourth Olympics in Japan (two gold, one silver, two bronze), is one of the first to volunteer. “We’re going...
    TRAVEL plans that allow Brits abroad will let new variants into the UK, experts have warned. The pandemic is still raging on in the rest of the world, but the Government is set to give the green light for visits to more countries. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 2Brits holidaying abroad will allow new variants in...
    An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization in May 2020 to review lessons learned from the pandemic recommended Wednesday that the WHO be given additional authority and funding. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response advised in its report that the head of WHO should serve a single seven-year term to strengthen the position’s independence, among its...
    Former President Obama during a livestream event on global poverty Tuesday said that governments across the globe “still need to do their part,” to address the shortage of coronavirus vaccines in low-income countries.  The remarks came during “An Evening with CARE,” celebrating the 75th anniversary of the international emergency relief agency founded in response to the humanitarian crises facing Europeans...
    (CNN)A Covid-19 variant first identified in India has now spread to 44 countries worldwide, threatening to undermine global progress in containing the pandemic. The B.1.617 variant appears to be fueling India's crippling second wave, which killed a record 4,205 people on Wednesday alone. But in February, it seemed like India had gotten a handle on the pandemic, with daily cases...
    A prominent panel of political and public health leaders has blasted the international and national response to the coronavirus pandemic, labeling slow and tepid reactions around the world as a preventable disaster that cost millions of lives. In a report issued Wednesday, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response called on wealthier countries to do more to help the...
    THE catastrophic scale of the coronavirus pandemic was caused by a "toxic cocktail" of delay, hesitation and denial, a report has revealed. A series of disastrous decisions led to the deaths of nearly four million people and devastated the global economy, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response said. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 4The...
    A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should be granted "guaranteed rights of access" in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks, a contentious idea that would give it more powers and require member states to give up some of theirs. In a report released Wednesday, the panel...
    Mother Jones illustration/Courtesy of Dean Baker Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped the Biden administration on Tuesday's "Hannity," claiming that American adversaries are happy to see fuel shortages in the U.S. as it makes America more reliant on foreign oil.  HANNITY: All right. Don't worry. The White House is monitoring the fuel shortages very closely. What the hell does that mean? And, of course, even before the...
    Hong Kong (CNN)When Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is unloaded in countries around the world, hundreds of millions of doses will come with the label "Made in China."Chinese companies have made agreements over the past month to manufacture more than 260 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, which has been approved for use in more than 60 countries, including a...
    GOP opposition is building to the Biden administration's move to support waiving World Trade Organization patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines. Ahead of a Wednesday Senate Finance Committee hearing with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine TaiKatherine TaiVaccine patent waivers face more hurdles despite Biden support On The Money: Five takeaways on a surprisingly poor jobs report | GOP targets jobless aid after...
    The aviation industry is begging Joe Biden and British Prime Minister to reopen transatlantic travel to save both US and British economy and reunite families who have been separated for over a year. Multiple airlines penned an open letter with the US Chamber of Commerce last week urging an announcement and on Tuesday, the CEOs of of Delta, Virgin, British...
    Google Pay users in the United States can now transfer money to app users in India and Singapore, and the company plans to expand to dozens of more countries in the near future, Google announced on Tuesday. The new feature is made possible through Google's partnership with remittance companies Wise and Western Union, according to a company readout. "For some,...
    (CNN)Kids as young as 12 will soon be able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, marking another milestone in the country's already record-breaking vaccination campaign. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded emergency use authorization for the Pfizer shot to include youths aged 12-15 on Monday, making it the first coronavirus vaccine authorized for younger...
    Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha PowerSamantha PowerThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Trump, Cheney trade jabs The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Biden sales pitch heads to Virginia and Louisiana Washington's split with Turkey widens — but it is up to Turkey to heal the rift MORE said...
    FRANCE should ban non-EU immigration for up to FIVE YEARS while the bloc's passport-less travel zone is overhauled, Michel Barnier has said. His jaw-dropping plan comes after he spent years railing against the UK for wanting to take back control of our own borders. 3Michel Barnier called for a 'moratorium' on immigration of up to five yearsCredit: AFP The former...
    While the vaccination campaign in both countries has been very slow, Australia on Monday began vaccinating its athletes against Covid 19 to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in two months. Swimming champion Kate Campbell, who is competing in her fourth Olympics in Japan (two gold, one silver, two bronze), is one of the first to volunteer. Speaking to reporters after...
    New Delhi (CNN Business)A terrifying and record-breaking wave of Covid-19 in India threatens to stall the country's economic recovery and send shockwaves through several important global industries.Asia's third largest economy has been struggling for weeks to control the devastating surge. Hundreds of thousands of new cases are reported every day, and economists are rethinking their forecasts for double-digit growth this...
    CARIBBEAN countries and British Virgin Islands are likely to be added to the UK’s holiday Green List, according to reports. It comes after Transport Secretary Grant Schapps announced that Brits can FINALLY get their foreign getaways booked in - but the list of green list areas is very short. 3The British Virgin islands and Carribbean countries could be next to...
    More On: south africa In major move, South Africa to end captive lion industry Wild life: $5M home on the range features zebras roaming in yard South African driver a study in calm as he comes under gunfire: video It’s a dog-save-dog world South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that if wealthy nations hogged COVID-19 shots while...
    UEFA has given the British government until Tuesday to offer the travel waivers it requires to move the Champions League final to Wembley or the all-English game could be played in Portugal instead. The May 29 showpiece between Chelsea and Manchester City is set to be moved from Istanbul after Turkey was added to England’s "red list" of countries with...
    DarkSide is believed to be based out of Russia and made up of veteran cybercriminals. In a statement (above) following the Colonial attack, the group denied being political and said their only goal was to 'make money' The cyberextortion attack that forced the shutdown of America's largest fuel pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that...
    SUMMER holiday season is back on after Boris Johnson confirmed that group trips and hotel stays in England and foreign travel are allowed from May 17. The Prime Minister made the announcement this afternoon as part of the third stage of lockdown easing, with the changes to come into effect next Monday. 3The government has given the go-ahead...
    GREECE and Cyprus were left off the UK's green list last week - and soaring cases mean they might miss the June traffic light reshuffle too. Greece has seen the highest weekly percentage change in cases (17.5 per cent) in Europe, and Cyprus has the highest cases per million (499, compared to UK's 31). 5Greece and Cyprus are unlikely to...
    N'DJAMENA, Chad – At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad's capital, there are no debates over which coronavirus vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who care for COVID-19 patients in Chad, one of the least-developed nations in the world where about one...
    BORIS Johnson is to announce further changes to the lockdown restrictions from May 17, with a number measures being eased. Here is everything you need to know about what could be announced at tonight's 5pm conference. 3Boris Johnson is to announce further lockdown changes tonight, to change from May 17Credit: Alamy What are the changes for holidays abroad? Transport Secretary...
    JUST four of the countries included on the "green list" will allow Brits into the country without quarantining. The list, revealed on Friday, includes 12 destinations that have been deemed low-risk, and won't require a 10-day self-isolation period when returning to the UK from May 17, when holidays can go ahead. 4Just four of the 12 green destinations are open...
    The world – Lebanon Instead of trying to understand the background of the visit and the reality of man and the extent of his country’s influence and power, we engage in interpretation and analysis, which aims to end in a form of Lebanon where the strongest change signifies a “peaceful majority” and is ready to take over the country with...
    BRITS holidaying in green list countries may not be able to use free NHS Covid tests because of concerns over their effectiveness, a report says. Instead, a family-of-four travelling to one of the government's approved tourist spots could end up paying £320 for tests before their departure and on their return to the UK. ???? Read our coronavirus and green list...
    International travel is starting to return. Over the past year, many countries across the world have restricted travel and tourism due to the pandemic. Many of these regulations forced travelers to quarantine when entering certain countries. Now, as the virus appears to be on the downturn, some of these countries are easing back on those restrictions. Travelers from Italy...
    Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort Biden confronts limits of big government with COVID-19 Watch live: White House holds briefing with COVID-19 response team MORE said on Sunday that other countries need to “chip in” amid India's struggle against a surge in COVID-19 cases that is crippling the country. During an...
    Loading the player... At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which coronavirus vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who care for COVID-19 patients in Chad, one of the least-developed nations in the world where about...
    The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will support patent waivers for COVID-19 vaccines as part of a global effort to boost supplies in poorer countries. Here’s what you should know: Question: What did President Joe Biden propose? Answer: The Biden administration announced its support for a global proposal to lift intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines temporarily...
                      by Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich  The right to worship freely is often called America’s first freedom.  Our founding fathers understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation but as an unalienable right from God. This universal right is enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as...
    Elon Musk is ensuring "Saturday Night Live" fans around the world catch his guest spot tonight with a YouTube livestream that will broadcast the show "in select countries and territories." The billionaire shared a link to the stream Saturday afternoon just hours before making his "SNL" debut, where he’ll hit the stage alongside musical guest, Miley Cyrus. "Tonight’s live stream of Saturday...
    (CNN)The State Department on Saturday announced the winners of the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as "The Green Card Lottery." The program benefits upwards of 55,000 people per year, allowing winners to apply for visas from countries with lower levels of immigration to the US. This year's program has taken on new meaning as restrictions put in place...
    EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Bill Hagerty returned late Friday from a visit to Mexico and Guatemala, where he met with top officials of both countries a month before Vice President Kamala Harris is due to make a similar trip -- with the Tennessee senator warning that it is vital the U.S. treats the border crisis with a sense of urgency that he believes...
    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) — which viciously opposed travel bans during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, when its actions ensured the Wuhan coronavirus would infect the rest of the world — on Thursday agitated for isolating its regional rival India from the rest of the world to contain its coronavirus outbreak. China’s state-run Global Times portrayed India’s neighbors in...
    A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday refused to answer if China would consider releasing patent protection from its coronavirus vaccines so they could be manufactured worldwide, as the U.S. government has proposed. Asked for comment on the U.S. proposal, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin replied with a political boilerplate that said nothing about Beijing’s position on...
    OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER may think Manchester United's fixture schedule is 'impossible'. But the demands of the Red Devils playing four games in eight days is not a patch on Mark Hughes' heroic efforts of playing two games on the same day! 4Mark Hughes knows all about fixture pile-up after playing for Wales and Bayern Munich on the same day in...
    More On: pope francis Pope Francis denounces ‘aggressive nationalism’ in speech to migrants Pope facilitates Vatican prosecutions for cardinals, bishops Pope Francis, in Easter message, slams weapons spending in time of COVID-19 Pope Francis urges hope during Easter vigil Pope Francis on Saturday supported waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, backing a proposal by U.S. President Joe Biden...
    As America beats back COVID-19 with vaccines, the catastrophe in India reminds us that much of the world’s population has yet to receive a shot. Coping with a virulent second wave of the virus, desperate Indians plead for oxygen tanks for their loved ones. Mass cremations of victims barely cope with more than 300,000 deaths daily, but less than 4%...
    Nepal army personnel wearing personal protective equipment prepare to load the body of a person who died from COVID-19 before taking it to a crematorium in Kathmandu on May 5, 2021. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images Southeast Asian countries are seeing record numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths.  India accounts for about half of the world's coronavirus cases...