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Britain's Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has pressed for an easing of travel restrictions to offer respite to the tourism sector amid concerns that the country is not reaping the benefit of its vaccination programme, the Sunday Times reported. Sunak had written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning of the impact that Britain's strict border controls were having ahead a meeting of ministers on Thursday to consider changes, the newspaper said, citing a source familiar with the letter. Separately, the bosses of Britain's biggest airlines and travel companies urged Transport Minister Grant Shapps to add more countries to the "green list" that have fewer restrictions.
Tamberi erupted into celebration when Barshim opted to share the top spot rather than enter a jumpoff.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs stormed to a shock victory in the Olympics 100m final on Sunday to cap a golden double for Italy on a dramatic day of athletics action at the Tokyo Games.
Alex Kurtzman, the prolific producer who pilots the Star Trek franchise for CBS Studios and Paramount Plus, has extended his exclusive overall TV deal with the ViacomCBS units through 2026. Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout banner will expand under the new agreement to add an executive to help manage its growing slate of series. Longtime Kurtzman partner […]
Hundreds of dogs were adopted during the pandemic, with plenty of New Yorkers working from home able to care for a furry housemate for the first time. But as life returns to some normalcy, puppies and pet parents alike have to adapt to a different reality.
Xander Schauffele had more than thoughts of a medal inspiring him to gold at Tokyo 2020 on Sunday.
The runner who just tripped Isaiah Jewett from behind was sprawled out on the track next to him. Jewett helped rival Nijel Amos of Botswana to his feet, put his arms around him and they finished together Sunday in a semifinal heat at the Tokyo Olympics. It was the right thing to do, Jewett said.
Thailand has extended a night-time curfew and other virus restrictions to 16 more provinces beginning Tuesday as the kingdom's Covid-19 death toll soared to a new record.
Team USA gymnastics is always one of the most anticipated events of the Olympics. This year the United States have a talented squad competing in Tokyo. Get to know MyKayla Skinner, one of the new faces competing this year.
Britain's Max Whitlock said a successful defence of his pommel horse gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday had left him drained but is convinced there is more gas left in his tank. With six Olympic medals already in the bank, including three golds, the 28-year-old said he has plans to add to that haul in three years in Paris but first -- a long rest. "I'd like to carry on," said Whitlock, who had also won gold on the floor exercise in Rio.
Jewett's dream of running in the 800-meter final may not be done after Sunday's "devastating" fall.
Team USA swimming star Caeleb Dressel, seen as successor to Michael Phelps, said: "I don't keep any of that stuff. I don't need a piece of metal to remind me of that."
Christian Coleman is fast enough to have won gold in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics. Only one problem: he wasn’t there.
A mortar shell struck a taxi in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Sunday, killing at least five civilians including two children, an Afghan official said. Provincial police spokesman Jamal Naser Barekzai blamed the Taliban for the attack, although the militants denied responsibility. Both the Taliban and the government routinely blame each other for attacks on civilians in the capital Kabul and elsewhere.
Myanmar's junta chief said Sunday that elections would be held and a state of emergency lifted by August 2023, extending the military's initial timeline given when it deposed Aung San Suu Kyi six months ago.
Star Springboks forward Duane Vermeulen on Sunday moved a step closer to emulating British and Irish Lions skipper Alun Wyn Jones and appearing in the series after a miraculous recovery from injury.
This was the first cruise ship since lockdown to set sail through the Venice lagoon, but it may also have been one of the last. Hundreds of people rallied on land and small boats to demand an end to giant liners passing through the historic lagoon city. And it seems they were heard. A few weeks later, the government announced a ban from Aug 1st to defend the city’s ecosystem and heritage. The move ended years of political hesitation, putting the demands of residents and culture bodies above those of port authorities and tourist operatorswho say the city needs the business offered by the cruise industry. The ban came in reaction to threats by UNESCO to put Italy on a blacklist for not banning liners from the World Heritage site. From August 1 ships weighing more than 25,000 tonnes will be prohibited from the shallow Giudecca Canal that leads past Piazza San Marco, the city's most famous landmark. The government’s proposal is to build an alternative port nearby – but this solution doesn’t seem to please either group. Activists don’t want liners even near Venice, concerned about pollution and safety.But port workers are frustrated that it will be some time until the port is ready for liners to dock there.Many have only just started working again after 19 month of lockdowns - and see the latest news as an unimaginable blow. Environmental scientist Jane da Mosto is the executive director of “We are here Venice”, a group focusing on environmental and social projects across the lagoon. She says the ban was not a long-term solution to the fragile city’s problems.iDIRECTOR OF "WE ARE HERE VENICE" NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION, JANE DA MOSTO]"Of course it was a relief that some, you know, the government was finally doing something with a definite timeline to take these monsters away from the heart of the city but a split second after feeling relieved about that, all the other issues started to come into mind about the urgent need for a long-time solution to the problem."
Rounding up all the big events from Day 9 of the Tokyo Games.
Fire crews continue to battle wildfires in Turkey
McKnight, who sold cocaine and cannabis, owed money to Jamie Davison, 26, a "middle-man" in the alleged £500,000-a-year operation.