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US to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

The US government is set to issue a wide range of sanctions against Russia, according to reports. The move would be retaliation for cyber-attacks aimed...

US Customs stops giant snails, others from Ghana at JFK Airport

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Saturday seized snails from the baggage of an American who arrived from Ghana at the John F....

Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest

Tear gas has been fired and a curfew imposed amid angry protests after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop in...

Prince Philip dies at age 99

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she...

African countries face delays in Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Africa countries are facing potential delays to their vaccine rollouts because of global supply issues, according to both the World Health Organization (WHO) and...

Myanmar’s UK envoy locked out of embassy

Myanmar's ambassador in London has spent the night in his car after saying he was locked out of his embassy. Kyaw Zwar Minn said staff...

Over 50 die in Taiwan train crash

A construction site manager whose lorry slid on to a railway track and led to Taiwan’s worst train disaster in decades has expressed “deep...

Derek Chauvin trial: New footage shows George Floyd pleading with officers

A Minneapolis court has been shown new police bodycam footage of George Floyd pleading with officers during his arrest, saying: "I'm not a bad...

Political crisis and Covid-19 surge rock Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing the biggest crisis of his presidency after the heads of the army, navy and air force all quit...

Covid-19: EU ‘not ready’ to share vaccines with poorer countries

Despite earlier promises, European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen has said the bloc cannot donate COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries while it struggles...

UK hit by AstraZeneca shortage due to India delivery delay

An expected reduction in the UK's Covid vaccine supply in April is partly due to a delay in a delivery from India of five...

Tanzanian President, Magufuli dies at 61

President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a populist leader who played down the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic and steered his country away from democratic...

Covid pandemic: Biden eyes 4 July as ‘Independence Day’ from virus

President Joe Biden has said he is hopeful that America can "mark independence" from Covid-19 on 4 July if people get vaccinated. In his first...

Covid-19: Joe Biden promises vaccines will be available for every US adult by end of May

The US will have enough coronavirus vaccines for every adult by the end of May, President Joe Biden has said. This will be two months...

Sarkozy: Former French president jailed for corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and two former associates have been sentenced to three years in jail – two of them suspended – for...

Biden taps Ghanaian-Liberian youth for key White House role

The Biden White House has tapped another African for key White House role. Gabe Kofi Amo has been appointed as Deputy Director of Intergovernmental...

Australia halts local COVID-19 vaccine development due to false HIV positives

Australia cancelled the production of a locally made vaccine against COVID-19 after trials showed it could interfere with HIV diagnosis, with the government instead...

President Biden to declare major disaster in Texas

US President Joe Biden is set to declare a major disaster for Texas, clearing the way for more federal funds to be spent on...

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