The European Union is aiming to inoculate 70 percent of its adult population against the coronavirus by June, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas told a media conference on Tuesday.
The United States has exempted various aid groups, including the United Nations and the Red Cross, from Yemen-related sanctions, according to a notice posted to the U.S. Department of Treasury website on Tuesday. The exemptions to the blacklisting of Yemen's Houthis aim to allow aid groups to support humanitarian projects, democracy building, education and environmental protection, according to the notice.
Protesters rallied in Tunisia's capital on Tuesday after several nights of street violence, reviving the chant that rang a decade ago in a revolution that brought in democracy: "the people want the fall of the regime". Daytime protests in Tunis and some other cities demanding jobs, dignity and the release of detainees have followed clashes over recent nights between security forces and youths, as COVID-19 restrictions add to wider economic malaise. "The whole system must go... We will return to the streets and we will regain our rights and our dignity that a corrupt elite seized after the revolution," said Maher Abid, an unemployed protester.
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The Premier League's Player of the Month for December has bagged 27 goals and provided 17 assists in 49 starts since his arrival at Old Trafford last January but has not been on the scoresheet since New Year's Day. Solskjaer, whose side top the table going into the midweek round of games, told reporters the midfielder's form was no cause for concern however. Solskjaer said 18-year-old Ivorian Amad Diallo, who arrived from Serie A side Atalanta this month, could feature in the next four or five weeks.
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Kuwait has registered its first cases of a more contagious coronavirus variant in two Kuwaiti women who had been in Britain, the health ministry spokesman told state news agency KUNA on Tuesday. They had polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests before departing for Kuwait but PCR tests upon arrival yielded positive results and further checks showed they had the variant B1.1.7, the spokesman said without specifying the point of departure. Kuwait had on Jan. 6 suspended direct commercial flights to and from Britain until further notice, shortly after lifting a 12-day closure of air, land and sea borders over concerns about the spread of the new variant.
Independent music label and publisher Concord has promoted Victor Zaraya to chief operating officer, the company announced Tuesday. Zaraya, who was most recently chief revenue officer, will be based in Concord’s new midtown Manhattan office when it reopens, and will report to Concord CEO Scott Pascucci. Zaraya steps into the COO position previously held by […]
The death by poisoning of Lin Qi, the billionaire Chinese film and TV producer who was set to work with Netflix on “The Three-Body Problem,” was unusual when initial details emerged in late December. The picture now emerging from Chinese media points to a carefully planned murder carried out by a jealous junior colleague who […]
As a Netflix VP and head of international original series, Erik Barmack shaped today’s fiction TV business. He brought “Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”) to Netflix and spearheaded the U.S. streaming giant’s drive into local production the world over. “Dark,” “Elite” “Rain” and “Sacred Games” are some results. Now working out of his own […]
Fresh signs of resilience in Europe's largest economy. Investor sentiment in Germany rose by more than expected in January. Hopes of improved exports outweighed concern about the impact of lockdown measures. The ZEW economic institute said on Tuesday (January 19) that its survey of investor sentiment increased to 61.8 this month. That's up from 55 in December. It added that export expectations in particular have risen significantly. Unprecedented government rescue and stimulus measures helped lessen the shock of the pandemic in Germany. Last year its GDP shrank by 5% - a smaller contraction than during the global financial crisis. January's rise in investor morale - the second in a row - added to signs that the economy is holding up well. A separate survey of 2,000 businesses at the start of the year showed that 30% of industrial firms expect export business to improve, exceeding the 22% who think it will get worse. But challenges remain as Germany battles a high infection rate. Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to extend current tight restrictions into February.
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Logitech International Chief Executive Bracken Darrell's recent sale of $4.2 million of stock was due to the upcoming expiry of share options and should not be taken as any pessimism about the computer peripherals maker's future, he said on Tuesday. "I am super optimistic, and I have every intention to be here as long as they let me," he said after Logitech reported an 85% surge in third-quarter sales and raised its guidance for the third time during its 2021 business year. Darrell said following the record results, he would be surprised if Logitech did not raise its dividend from the 0.80 Swiss francs it paid out for 2020, although this was a matter for the board to decide.
Talks aimed at overcoming a years-long deadlock over disarmament at the United Nations began in acrimony on Monday with two countries blocking rivals from taking part in widely criticised manoeuvres that sparked concern about the forum's future. Iran blocked Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from joining as observers, lashing out at the former's military record, while Turkey blocked Cyprus in a trend that marks a significant departure from normal U.N. protocol and might set a precedent for other bodies that operate on a consensus basis. Iran's delegate said that Saudi Arabia had used the forum as a platform for a "distraction and disinformation campaign" and called Riyadh "the largest military offender in the region".
John Skipper and Dan Le Batard no longer work at ESPN, but that won’t keep them out of the scrum to dominate the world of sports content. Skipper, the former ESPN chief, and Le Batard, once one of the Disney-backed company’s most popular hosts, are launching Meadowlark Media, an independent content company that will initially […]
Nigeria will seek to procure vaccines that are less dependent on cooling facilities, the head of the country's primary healthcare agency said on Tuesday, adding that talks were in progress with Russia and India to procure such vaccines. Nigerian health authorities have said the country is working with the COVAX programme backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) that aims to provide vaccines to poorer countries. Faisal Shuaib, who heads the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, has said Nigeria expects to receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by early February under the scheme.
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Workers trapped in a Chinese gold mine for more than nine days received more medical and food supplies on Tuesday, including bandages, blankets and porridge, but one of the group is in a critical condition with a severe head injury, state media said. A total of 22 workers were left trapped in the Hushan mine, in Shandong province, after an explosion on Jan. 10. A drilled channel on Sunday located 11 of the miners, who were working more than 600 metres underground, and rescuers were subsequently able to speak to them via wired telephone.
England completed a comprehensive seven-wicket win in the first test in Galle on Monday and finish the series at the same venue with the second fixture starting on Friday, before they head to India for four more matches. Their win this week was the first time in 64 years that England had won four away tests in a row, but they have not claimed five on the trot since 1913. "It's not rocket science," Silverwood told reporters on Tuesday when asked about England’s game-plan.