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Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:10 AM

GENEVA (AP): Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America’s democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:10 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (CMC): Prime Minister Claude Joseph has thanked President Jovenel Moïse for extending his tenure as head of the government for another 30 days. “While recognising the enormity of the challenges of the moment, I am convinced that with...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:09 AM

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): Grenada on Tuesday became the latest CARICOM country to launch a scheme aimed at getting their nationals to get vaccinated against the COVD-19 pandemic. Health authorities in Grenada have launched “a game of chance” as part of...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 1:35 PM

The United States death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer. The number of...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 9:33 AM

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:09 AM

SAN JOSE (AP): Costa Rican authorities executed dozens of searches and arrests Monday as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation centred on the awarding of road construction and maintenance contracts. Walter Espinoza, director of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:08 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): NATO leaders on Monday declared China a constant security challenge and said that the Chinese are working to undermine global order, a message in sync with President Joe Biden’s efforts to get allies to speak out with a more unified...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:08 AM

CASTRIES (CMC): Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell will chair the 60th meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority on June 18, the St Lucia-based OECS Commission has announced. It said that the virtual meeting...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:08 AM

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): Head of the Immigration Department in Grenada, Leroy Joseph, says there is a significant increase in the number of illegal migrants from St Vincent and the Grenadines entering the country, and this has become a major concern...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:07 AM

LUSAKA (AP): Zambia’s first president, Kenneth Kaunda, 97, has been admitted to hospital, his office announced on Monday as the southern African country battles a surge in COVID-19 cases. Kaunda asked for “all Zambians and the international...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 3:18 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 3:14 PM

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton on Monday stated that the Ministry continues to invest in the human resource of the public health system as it expands investments in infrastructure modernisation. Tufton noted that...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 3:08 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that she has sought authorisation to open an investigation into the Philippine government's deadly crackdown on drug crime. Fatou Bensouda said...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 1:43 PM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19, as a result of the spread of the delta variant. At a...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:36 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been hit by further delays as it will have to discard at least two million Johnson & Johnson vaccines produced in the country. The vaccines were found by the US Food and...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 9:36 AM

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the United States and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:07 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israel’s parliament yesterday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarising leader into the opposition. Naftali Bennett, a former ally...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:07 AM

CARBIS BAY, England (AP): Leaders of the Group of Seven (G-7) wealthy nations staked their claim on Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than one billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations,...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:07 AM

WINDSOR, England: US President Joe Biden says he has invited Queen Elizabeth II to stay at the White House. Biden and his wife, Jill, had tea with the 95-year-old queen at Windsor Castle on Sunday. The 78 year-old president says he felt a maternal...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 2:14 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament approved a new coalition government that sent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years.Naftali...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 9:39 AM

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Sunday pledged more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowed to help developing countries grow their economies while fighting climate change...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 10:21 AM

Leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday unveiled an infrastructure plan for the developing world to compete with China's efforts, but the democracies didn't immediately agree on how to publicly call out Beijing, including...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

KINGSTOWN (CMC): Minister of Public Service, Consumer Affairs and Sports Frederick Stephenson announced on Thursday that he will not be seeing persons at his office, constituency office or home who are not fully vaccinated. In an announcement on...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:07 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The Guyana government Thursday announced that it will honour prominent historian, political activist and academic, Dr Walter Rodney, nearly 41 years after he was assassinated here. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AP): The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will mark Juneteenth – the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States – by displaying a rare signed copy of the Emancipation...

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