December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

2 French policewomen wounded in sword attack by man dressed like ninja

A man dressed like a ninja attacked and wounded two policewomen with a sword in Cherbourg in northwestern France on Thursday before being shot and captured, a police spokeswoman said.

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

Germany bans unvaccinated people from shops, to make shots mandatory

Germany on Thursday imposed restrictions on the unvaccinated as it sought to break a dramatic surge in daily coronavirus infections exacerbated by the discovery of the Omicron strain.

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

EU plans 300b euros in development aid

The European Commission yesterday announced a plan to mobilise 300 billion euros ($340 billion) in public and private infrastructure investment around the world, a move seen as a response to China...

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

‘Mobility divide’ looms

Migration between richer countries has risen, while conflict and climate change have increased internal displacement in fragile states that many people cannot leave, the International Organization...

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

WWII bomb explodes near Munich train station, 4 hurt

A World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, German authorities said.

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

Re-election option ‘stabilises’ Russia: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that constitutional amendments adopted last year allowing him to seek two more presidential terms “stabilise” the country, but did not say whether he...

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

China, Russia racing to master AI

The chief of Britain’s foreign spy service warned yesterday that the West’s adversaries such as China and Russia were racing to master artificial intelligence in a way which could revolutionise...

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

US warns Russia of ‘serious consequences’

The United States yesterday warned Russia of “serious consequences” if it launches an invasion of Ukraine, as Nato ministers looked to counter a military build-up by Moscow on its neighbour’s border.

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

Quote of the day

I mean the mutual recognition of vaccines and vaccination certificates, the availability of vaccines for all regions of the planet...”

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

Take ‘rational’ measures

The World Health Organization yesterday called for countries to keep calm and take “rational” measures in response to the new, fast-spreading Covid variant Omicron, which has sparked global panic.