UK WATCHDOG: PFIZER IN BREACH OF RULES OVER EPILEPSY DRUG

The U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found that U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, along with a second company...

ROMANIANS LOOK TO CHURCH FOR DELIVERANCE FROM FOURTH VIRUS WAVE

Romania is turning to the men of God in a last-ditch attempt to boost coronavirus vaccine take-up as another wave of infections threatens...

 
 
 

BUSINESSES FACE ‘HORRIBLE' ABUSE AMID UK'S CORONAVIRUS VACCINE CHECKS DILEMMA

LONDON - Hospitality is back in business post-lockdown - but staff face the prospect of abuse as they grapple with “confused” government...

BIDEN'S BRUSSELS PICK ISN'T JUST ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

All U.S. ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the president. But Mark Gitenstein, Joe Biden's choice to be U.S. envoy to the EU, is...

 
 
 

ATTACKS ON GULF SHIPPING LEAVE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY VULNERABLE

Last week, an oil tanker traveling through the Gulf of Oman was struck by a suspected kamikaze drone, killing two crew members. And...

UK RELAXES FRENCH TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

LONDON - Travelers arriving in England from France will no longer need to quarantine provided they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19,...

 
 
 

GERMAN SPD BETS BIG ON SCHOLZ IN ELECTION CAMPAIGN

After more than three years leading Germany's finance ministry, Olaf Scholz is now viewed by his party as its best asset going into...

ETHIOPIA IS NOT YUGOSLAVIA

The opinion piece “ In Ethiopia, echoes of Yugoslavia ” by Baroness Arminka Helič is based on a misconstrued parallel that is both...

 
 
 

SMOKE SUFFOCATES ATHENS AS EU SCIENTISTS LABEL MEDITERRANEAN A ‘WILDFIRE HOTSPOT'

Fires raging across Greece wreathed Athens in smoke Wednesday as the Mediterranean reeled from scorching temperatures and wildfires. EU...

WHO CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON BOOSTER VACCINES

The World Health Organization has called for a moratorium on coronavirus vaccine booster vaccines until at least the end of September,...

 
 
 

UK TO VACCINATE 16- AND 17-YEAR OLDS AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

The U.K. will begin vaccinating teens aged 16 and 17 against COVID-19, following advice today from the U.K.'s independent committee...

COMMISSION APPROVES NOVAVAX CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DEAL - FINALLY

The EU has approved a deal with Novavax to secure up to 200 million doses of the company's protein-based coronavirus vaccine after...

 
 
 

IRISH CATHOLIC BISHOPS REJECT PANDEMIC BAN ON SACRAMENTS

DUBLIN - Roman Catholic leaders are rebelling against the Irish government's ban on First Communion and Confirmation ceremonies, a...

BELARUS MIGRANT ARRIVALS COULD REACH 10,000 IN WEEKS, WARNS LITHUANIAN MINISTER

The number of migrants crossing into Lithuania from Belarus could top 10,000 by the end of the summer, Lithuania's foreign minister...

 
 
 

GERMANY AND EUROPE ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT NORD STREAM 2

In the article “ Why Merkel chose Russia over U.S. on Nord Stream 2 ” , Matthew Karnitschnig contends that the gas pipeline that runs...

ITALY'S 5STARS COMPLETE SHIFT TO TRADITIONAL PARTY

ROME - Once proudly anti-establishment, Italy's 5Star Movement completed its transformation into a conventional political party after...

 
 
 

VON DER LEYEN INSISTS US LIFT TRAVEL BAN FOR EUROPEANS

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called for the U.S. to lift its travel ban for EU citizens in an interview with...

POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN VIOLENCE OUTSIDE PENTAGON BUILDING

A police officer died following a violent episode outside the Pentagon building on Tuesday, according to a Department of Defense spokesperson. The...

 
 
 

IT'S TIME TO SHAKE UP EUROPE'S FISCAL RULES, SAYS IRISH CENTRAL BANKER

FRANKFURT - Europe has to radically rethink its economic policies if it wants to move toward carbon-emission neutrality and apply lessons...

‘JABS FOR KEBABS' - THE ART OF CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PERSUASION

After the early rush among older citizens for a coronavirus vaccine, many countries are now resorting to bribery to convince people...

 
 
 



Katarina Johnson-Thompson sends emotional message after Olympics injury...

Katarina Johnson-Thompson sends emotional message after Olympics injury nightmare: ‘I hate that my story has played out in more heartbreak'

Katarina Johnson-Thompson saw her Tokyo Games end in devastating fashion Katarina Johnson-Thompson has sent an emotional and moving message after her bid for Olympic... Read more ...

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Great British Bake Off's John Whaite joins...

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Great British Bake Off's John Whaite joins line-up as first ever all male partnership

John is the fourth confirmed contestant The latest Strictly Come Dancing 2021 star has been revealed, with Great British Bake Off's John Whaite set to take to the ballroom in... Read more ...

Love Island fans spot moment Hugo releases 'hatred' of Toby in food challenge

Love Island fans spot moment Hugo releases 'hatred' of Toby in food challenge

Hugo did not hold back when tasked with throwing food at love rivals in an American football themed challenge - in which he furiously pelted Toby with foodstuffs Read more ...

Wesley Fofana gives update on horror injury after deleting distressing image...

Wesley Fofana gives update on horror injury after deleting distressing image from ambulance

Leicester City's Wesley Fofana was stretchered off in their pre-season win over Villarreal with a tibia injury that looks set to keep him out long-term but the defender has... Read more ...

Dutch cyclist Laurine van Riessen stretchered off after horror crash with...

Dutch cyclist Laurine van Riessen stretchered off after horror crash with Team GB's Katy Marchant

Van Riessen was stretchered out of the arena Netherlands cyclist Laurine van Riessen left the women's keirin quarter-finals on a stretcher after a nasty collision with Team GB... Read more ...

Rugby League postponed until 2022 after Australia and New Zealand withdrawals

Rugby League postponed until 2022 after Australia and New Zealand withdrawals

Australia won the previous Rugby League World Cup in Brisbane four years ago This year's Rugby League World Cup has been postponed until 2022, tournament organisers have... Read more ...

Thomas Tuchel picks out two Chelsea youngsters for praise after Tottenham draw

Thomas Tuchel picks out two Chelsea youngsters for praise after Tottenham draw

Thomas Tuchel was impressed with the contributions of two Chelsea youngsters against Tottenham Chelsea blew a two-goal lead in their pre-season friendly with Tottenham at... Read more ...

Stepdad of boy, 5, found dead in river charged with murder as mum and...

Stepdad of boy, 5, found dead in river charged with murder as mum and teenager also charged

Police confirmed John Cole and Logan's mum, Angharad Williamson, along with a 13-year-old boy, have been remanded in custody and will appear before Cardiff Magistrates' Court... Read more ...

Covid in Scotland LIVE as Spain and France avoid being added to red travel...

Covid in Scotland LIVE as Spain and France avoid being added to red travel quarantine list

All the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland and from across the UK. Read more ...

USA 97-78 Australia - Americans in to Olympic final as Kevin Durant delivers...

USA 97-78 Australia - Americans in to Olympic final as Kevin Durant delivers huge display

The win was a measure of revenge against a team that had upset the United States at an exhibition game in Las Vegas last month. Read more ...