ATLANTA (AP) — US to require negative COVID-19 test for air travelers from the United Kingdom.
ATLANTA (AP) — US to require negative COVID-19 test for air travelers from the United Kingdom.
Canada's ambassador to the United States said on Sunday that while the two countries have shared vision on many issues, President-elect Joe Biden's economic policy is slightly more protectionist than what Canada would like. While Ottawa has been quick to embrace of Biden in an effort to turn the page on the Donald Trump era, the incoming U.S. administration's "buy America" policy is worrying to Canada.
Israel approved on Sunday plans to build hundreds of new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, projects it is advancing in the final days of the pro-settlement Trump administration. The planned construction, on land captured by Israel in the 1967 war that Palestinians seek as part of a future state, was announced on Monday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu ordered the plans advanced and on Sunday, a government committee gave final ratification for 365 homes and preliminary approval for another 415, said the Israeli anti-settlement group Peace Now, which monitored the session.
Jonathan David's late strike gave Lille a last-gasp 2-1 home win over Reims on Sunday which moved them level with Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
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The SNP has been accused of putting independence ahead of tackling the Covid pandemic after unveiling a new "taskforce" to accelerate its campaign to break up Britain. Keith Brown, the SNP's depute leader, said the party was "ramping things up" by preparing for a second independence referendum in the "early stages" of the next parliament, following May's Holyrood election. He said the group would be based in SNP headquarters, led by a "high-profile and experienced Yes campaigner" and would "lay the foundations" for any referendum campaign. Among its specific tasks are publishing a series of policy papers making the case for separation, creating campaign materials for "door-to-door activism" after the pandemic ends and establishing a "national information service." Mr Brown said the taskforce was "the final piece in the jigsaw that will help deliver independence", despite Boris Johnson's refusal to give Nicola Sturgeon the power to stage another vote. But Holyrood's opposition parties expressed disbelief that the SNP had announced the move amid widespread concern about the spread of the new Covid strain and unprecedented demand for Scotland's hospital beds. Douglas Ross, the Scottish Tory leader, said: "The SNP are ramping up their push for indy ref two this year while the rest of Scotland is worried about their jobs and when they'll get the Covid vaccine."
Canada striker David netted a minute into stoppage time to put Lille on 42 points from 20 games, behind PSG who beat Angers 1-0 away on Saturday, on goal difference. Third-placed Olympique Lyonnais will reclaim top spot if they beat Metz at home later on Sunday. Earlier, fifth-placed Stade Rennes beat Brest 2-1 away as they stayed level on 36 points with fourth-placed Monaco.
A local official from India's ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu gods and goddesses, and threatened to launch a protest at the company's office in Mumbai. Protests against Amazon.com have been organised for Monday to warn it not to show scenes insulting Hindu gods and goddesses, Ram Kadam, a BJP member of the Maharashtra legislative assembly, said in a tweet after filing a complaint with police in Mumbai on Sunday. The political drama "Tandav" also drew the ire of other lawmakers from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), causing fresh controversy for the e-commerce giant which last year had to withdraw dozens of rugs and doormats depicting Hindu gods from its international Amazon.com platform after a backlash in India.
Tunisian authorities arrested 240 people, mostly teenagers, after violent clashes with police in several cities overnight and further protests in at least three towns on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said. A decade on from a revolution against poverty, corruption and injustice, Tunisia has progressed towards democracy but its economic problems have worsened, with the country on the verge of bankruptcy and public services in a dire situation. The protesters made no clear demands in demonstrations - which authorities described as riots - in at least 10 cities around the country.
If time is a flat circle, then it's only fitting that a second Liam Neeson movie is ruling over the U.S. box office during the pandemic. Months after his action thriller "Honest Thief" led domestic charts, another Neeson (you guessed it!) action thriller "The Marksman" has debut at No. 1 with $3.2 million in ticket sales. Robert Lorenz directed "The Marksman," about a rancher and retired Marine living in Arizona who helps a young boy escape a Mexican drug cartel.
The German FA (DFB) have confirmed they are investigating Union Berlin defender Florian Huebner over an allegation of racism made following Friday's Bundesliga match at home to Bayer Leverkusen.
In the wake of Hipgnosis Song’s blockbuster growth, former Geffen Records president Neil Jacobsen, who launched his own songwriter-producer management firm in 2019, is lining up a $200 million IPO on the New York Stock Exchange for a new company called the Music Acquisition Corporation. The move was first reported by Music Business Worldwide. While […]
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine's party will challenge President Yoweri Museveni's election victory. Speaking in a news conference on Sunday (January 17), National Unity Party's Maathias Mpuuga also condemned what it called the house arrest of Wine and his wife. "We have evidence of ballot stuffing and other forms of election malpractice and after putting it together we are going to take all measures, I repeat, all measures, that the law permits to challenge this fraud." Heavy security was seen near Wine's compound after election results were announced On Saturday, the electoral commission declared Museveni the winner of Thursday's vote, with the final counts showing the president won 59% of votes to Wine's 35%. 76-year-old Museveni has been in power since 1986 and is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders. In his victory speech, he reiterated a pre-election message that his government would deal decisively with anyone who disrupted peace in the country. "I think this may turn out to be the most cheating-free election since 1962." Bobi Wine, a 38-year-old musician-turned-lawmaker, was not reachable on Sunday. But he told Reuters on Friday and Saturday that he believed his life was in danger. His party also said one of its MPs, Francis Zaake, was arrested on Friday while trying to access their leader's compound. A party spokesman said he was hospitalized after being beaten by security forces, Police, military and government did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The campaign and election were marked by a deadly crackdown by security forces on opposition candidates and their supporters. An internet shutdown was also in place. The U.S. and Britain issued statements calling for investigations into concerns over the electoral process.
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General manager Steve Yzerman made numerous free agent signings this offseason to improve the Detroit Red Wings' depth. Those upgrades began to produce dividends in the team's second game, as Detroit secured a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. The Red Wings will be back in action on Monday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matinee.
A double homicide of sisters in Albania on New Year’s Eve has prompted a judicial investigation into an alleged illegal adoption ring in northern Greece. It is the third illegal adoption ring that authorities in northern Greece have investigated in the last two years. According to testimonies by relatives after the incident, the sisters were made by their alleged killer to give birth in hospitals in Thessaloniki to infants that were then illegally adopted by Greek couples. In her statements in Albanian media, the victims’ sister has claimed that over the years, the two women gave birth to more than ten babies that were then sold to foster parents from inside the hospital. Surviving relatives have also testified that a lawyer in Thessaloniki, who is now apparently dead, participated in the infant trafficking operation. An investigation has been launched by the district attorney of Thessaloniki. A 2015 investigation by the Balkan Investigative Research Network found Greece was a "booming black market" for hundreds of babies sold by mainly Roma women from Bulgaria every year. Adoptive parents pay up to 40,000 euros per baby from mothers from Greece’s poorer neighbouring countries. In 2019, authorities in Thessaloniki busted another infant trafficking ring of 66 members, involving personnel in private maternity wards, lawyers and doctors. The ring had been bringing in women, mostly Roma, from Bulgaria, Albania and Georgia to give birth in Thessaloniki. The infants were privately adopted with the assistance of the members of the ring who falsified documents so that foster parents would appear to be the children’s biological parents. The authorities estimated the group made more than 500,000 euros. “When some things cannot be achieved in a transparent manner, they will happen in the dark” says Eleni Georgarou, a lawyer and head of the Foster Parents Network in Thessaloniki. “There is a whole industry for women to sell their babies, while intermediaries get rich”. Illegal adoption rings are attributed to Greece’s problematic framework for adoptions, where official processes can last between three to five years. After repeated calls for decades by International organisations such as the United Nations, a new law voted in 2018 attempted to streamline the process, but its implementation remains incomplete
Nature photographer Simone Heinrich captured footage of an adorable brown bear cub enjoying a snowy patch on May 8, 2020, in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada.Heinrich, who recorded this footage and originally posted it to Instagram, told Storyful this cub and its sibling were running behind their mom when this cub decided it was time for a break.The video shows the brown bear rolling and sliding around in the snow. Credit: Simone Heinrich via Storyful
Up to a fifth of care home staff are refusing to be vaccinated, it has emerged, with many younger workers believing they are “invincible” to the disease. New figures show that half of over-80s have now been vaccinated and 40 per cent of elderly care home residents. But there is currently no official data from the NHS or Government on how many residents have refused a jab. The Press Association found that up to 21 per cent of staff at one large care home group, and five per cent of residents at another, had declined to be vaccinated. Care groups have been calling for daily figures so they can check if the Government is on track to have offered vaccines to all residents by January 24 and address any take-up issues.
The reign of “Wonder Woman 1984” atop the pandemic box office has come to an end at the hands of Open Road’s Liam Neeson thriller “The Marksman,” which is opening on this Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to an estimated $3.75 million from 1,975 screens. The film stars Neeson as a retired Marine living near the Mexican border who reluctantly takes in a migrant boy named Miguel after his mother is killed by a drug cartel. With the cartel still chasing them, the two head north to find Miguel’s family in Chicago. Directed by Robert Lorenz, the film has a 33% Rotten Tomatoes critics score and an 88% audience score. This is Open Road’s third Neeson action movie to reach No. 1, joining the distributor’s first wide release “The Grey” and last October’s “Honest Thief.” Also Read: 'The Marksman' Film Review: Liam Neeson Shoots Straight but the Script Is Scattershot While the arrival of “The Marksman” has slightly nudged overall weekend numbers higher — Friday through Sunday totals are back above $10 million after dipping below that last weekend — the estimated $14.3 million made during this extended holiday weekend is down a staggering 94% from last year’s MLK weekend, when totals finished at $205 million. Theaters have been hoping that a steady recovery can begin with the start of summer blockbuster season in May, but a slow start to the COVID-19 vaccination process has had epidemiologists push back timetables for when the public might be able to receive the vaccine. Meanwhile, the rise of a more contagious variant of COVID-19 has intensified warnings against even short indoor activities such as grocery shopping, let alone extended ones like watching a movie in a theater. Meanwhile, Universal/DreamWorks’ “The Croods: A New Age” is vying for the No. 2 spot with “Wonder Woman 1984,” and it is expected that it will take until Monday to see which one comes out on top. Universal is reporting a 4-day estimate of $2.9 million, which will push the animated film’s total to $40 million domestically and $134 million globally after staying in the top 5 for the past two months. “WW84” is just behind with an estimated $2.6 million, giving it a domestic total of $35.8 million and a global total of $141.7 million. Completing the top 5 are Universal’s “News of the World” and Sony’s “Monster Hunter,” both of which are estimated to make just over $1 million after the extended weekend. “News of the World” is estimated to finish fourth with a 4-day total of $1.27 million and a cume of $8.7 million, while “Monster Hunter” is set to take fifth with $1.09 million over the weekend and a total of $9.2 million. Read original story Liam Neeson’s ‘The Marksman’ Snipes ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Off No. 1 Spot at Box Office At TheWrap
Cornet said the situation was "insane" because weeks of training was "going to waste" but was quickly reminded that she was better off than many Victorian residents who endured worse as authorities looked to curb the spread of the virus. "After my last (deleted) tweet I feel like I need to apologise to you Australian people," she wrote on Twitter https://twitter.com/alizecornet/status/1350827468215648263.
As one of the 47 tennis players forced into a hard isolation ahead of the Australian Open, New Zealand's Artem Sitak may be bouncing off the walls of his Melbourne hotel room by the end of his 14-day quarantine. The Russia-born doubles specialist was on flight QR7493 from Los Angeles, sharing the chartered plane with three people who tested positive to COVID-19 after landing in Melbourne. Now, as one of the two-dozen players aboard the flight deemed "close contacts" of the infected trio, Sitak is effectively in solitary confinement at the View Melbourne, an inner city hotel converted into a quarantine facility.