The European Union's executive on Wednesday called on countries of the bloc to temporarily halt non-essential travel from India, to limit the spread of a COVID-19 variant. The European Commission said its proposal followed the World Health Organisation's proposal on Monday to reclassify the B.1.617.2 variant of COVID-19 found in India as a "variant of concern", raising the alert from a "variant of interest". EU countries should apply an "emergency brake" on non-essential travel from India, it said in a statement.
New coach Hugo Broos told South Africans on Wednesday that "you can kill" him if the team fail to reach the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast.
Third seed Halep was leading 6-1 3-3 when she showed discomfort while trying to reach a first serve from her German opponent. Halep massaged her left calf before hobbling to her bench, where she received treatment from a physio. Unable to move, Halep decided to withdraw from the match and needed assistance to get off the court, causing doubt over whether she would be fit in time for the French Open, which begins on May 30.
The US Defense Department has agreed to remove smartphone maker Xiaomi from its blacklist of companies tied to the Chinese Communist Party, according to a court filing released late Tuesday.
The widely-shared video also drew immediate rebukes from former NFL players.
On April 30, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover made history as the first spacecraft to record sounds from another spacecraft on another planet. During Ingenuity’s fourth flight, a microphone included with the SuperCam instrument aboard Perseverance captured the humming sound of the blades and the din of wind. Credit to "Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS/LANL/CNES/CNRS/ISAE-SUPAERO".
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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban U.S. federal workers from downloading the popular app TikTok onto U.S. government devices, Senator Josh Hawley, a bill sponsor, said in a press statement on Wednesday. The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a similar measure in August 2020. TikTok has sought to distance itself from Beijing with mixed success.
Viktor Medvedchuk, the Kremlin's most prominent ally in Ukraine, left the office of the Prosecutor General on Wednesday after reading the charges against him without being detained, Interfax news agency reported. Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday put Medvedchuk under formal suspicion for high treason as part of a crackdown on his circle that has fuelled tensions between Kyiv and Moscow. "I read (the suspicion) and took a copy," Interfax quoted Medvedchuk as saying after leaving the prosecutors' office.
ANKARA (Reuters) -UEFA has moved this month's Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea to Porto from Istanbul, two Turkish Football Federation sources said on Wednesday. The sources said Turkey was expecting to host the 2023 Champions League final in Istanbul, as part of the agreement with European soccer's ruling body. UEFA declined to comment.
Yahoo Finance’s Julie La Roche joins the Yahoo Finance Live panel along with Valerie Ho, DoubleLine Global Bond Fund Portfolio Manager from DoubleLines investor day as DoubleLine portfolio managers weigh in on housing, mortgage rates, infrastructure, emerging markets, Federal Reserve policies, inflation, digital currencies.
The Department of Labor is set to release its weekly report on new jobless claims Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Bilson and Barton played best friends on "The O.C." from 2003 to 2006.
The Ugandan and Congo armies are setting up an operations centre in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo for a joint offensive against Islamist rebels who have killed hundreds of people in the last year, Congo's government said. On Sunday a delegation from the Ugandan Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) including the commander of Uganda's ground forces arrived in Beni in Congo's North Kivu province to establish a coordination centre for the two armies, Kinshasa's communications ministry said on Wednesday.
Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor was the sporting world's highest-paid athlete in 2020, raking in around $180 million with earnings boosted by commercial ventures, a Forbes report showed Wednesday.
LPGA players who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer will be required to be tested at tournament sites for the virus beginning next week at the Pure Silk Championship in Williamsburg, Va., Golfweek reported Wednesday. This decision follows the lead of the PGA Tour, which stopped its testing of fully vaccinated players in April. No LPGA player has tested positive at a tour event in 2021, Golfweek said.
Ellen DeGeneres began her talk show when she was down on her luck, having experienced career turbulence thanks to prejudices against openly gay talent. She will leave it, at the conclusion of the show’s 19th season in 2022, as among the most powerful women in entertainment. This is an outcome few might have predicted. In […]
The actress announced last year that 12-year-old Birdie uses they/them pronouns.
"I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts."
Gillian Jacobs and Wood Harris have both joined HBO’s upcoming drama series about the Los Angeles Lakers, Variety has learned. The untitled series was ordered at HBO in December 2019. It is described as chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties, in what […]