Friday, 14 May 2021

AA

Spain 100 days away from reaching herd immunity, Pedro Sanchez

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (AP) GREECE – Spanish prime minister Monday said Spain is “just 100 days away from reaching herd immunity” to COVID-19. Pedro Sanchez asserted once 70% of the population is vaccinated, the country will have achieved that goal. “The data invite optimism. One-third of the adult ...

Read More »

May 1 riots rock Berlin: Police arrest over 350 people

Anadolu Agency BERLIN police have arrested at least 354 people who took part in May Day demonstrations that devolved into full-scale riots in the German capital, according to local media reports on Sunday. Reacting to the May 1 unrest, Berlin’s Interior Senator Andreas Geisel lashed out at the mostly young ...

Read More »

Top EU, US officials meet to discuss common challenges

BRUSSELS – The European Commission head and the US secretary of state met in Brussels to discuss common challenges and response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our most immediate priority is to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and to deal with its consequences on the economy, on people,” said Ursula von der ...

Read More »

Nasdaq loses 2% with tech sell-off

WASHINGTON – The Nasdaq closed lower on Wednesday with a sell-off in technology stocks. The tech-heavy index lost 265 points to end the day at 12,961, with GameStop plummeting 33% and AMC Entertainment sliding 15%. The two companies were popular in January when a group of small investors coordinated on ...

Read More »

Messi equals most appearance record in Barcelona

LONDON: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi equaled club legend Xavi Hernandez’s appearance record in the club, playing in his 767th match for the Spanish powerhouse. “Leo Messi keeps setting new highs and with his appearance in the starting XI [eleven] against Huesca on Monday, he adds another special record to his ...

Read More »

World Bank approves $12B to fight COVID-19

LONDON: The World Bank approved an envelope of $12 billion for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of novel coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments for their residents. The financing is part of an overall World Bank Group (WBG) package of up to $160 billion through June 2021 to fight ...

Read More »

‘Extremely Surprised’ by Turkey’s actions: German FM

BERLIN: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he was “extremely surprised” by the latest actions of Turkey after successfully bringing the contradictions between Turkey and Greece onto the path of diplomacy. Speaking at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar on ...

Read More »

COVID-19 crisis may worsen in north of England, MPs told

LONDON: British lawmakers have been informed in a meeting that the number of people suffering from the novel coronavirus in intensive care units in the north of England will exceed the number at the peak of the pandemic in April, if current trends continue. The meeting was chaired by Health ...

Read More »

Trump says contracting COVID was ‘blessing from God’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump claimed that his COVID-19 infection was a “blessing from God” shortly after he returned to the Oval Office. Trump said that when he went to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday he “wasn’t feeling so hot” after contracting the virus that has ...

Read More »