Friday, April 16, 2021

International News

Italian American groups fight to keep Columbus Day in Philadelphia

Italian American groups have filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia after the city's mayor replaced the Columbus Day holiday with Indigenous People's Day. Officially observed since...

US rules out federal vaccine passports

The White House has ruled out introducing mandatory federal Covid-19 vaccination passports, saying citizens' privacy and rights should be protected. Schemes to introduce such passports...

Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel

Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two nations without having to quarantine from 19th April. New Zealand Prime Minister...

Facebook bans ‘voice of Trump’ from platform

Facebook has removed a video of former US President Donald Trump from the page of his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. The social media giant banned Mr....

Nashville flash flood leaves six dead

Some of the heaviest rainfall in the US State of Nashville’s history caused flooding that killed at least six people over the weekend. Nashville’s Authorities identified three...

Channel Nine cyber-attack disrupts live broadcasts in Australia

A cyber-attack has disrupted live broadcasts on Australia's Channel Nine TV network, prompting concerns about the country's vulnerability to hackers. The broadcaster said it was...

EU says AstraZeneca must ‘catch up’ on vaccine deliveries

The vaccine producer AstraZeneca must "catch up" on its promised deliveries to the EU before exporting doses elsewhere, the bloc's chief has said. "The company......

Russia and China jointly condemn Western sanctions

Russia and China have jointly condemned Western sanctions, a day after the EU, UK, US and Canada blacklisted some senior Chinese officials for rights...

Saudi Arabia puts forward peace plan

Saudi Arabia has proposed a new peace plan to end nearly six years of war in Yemen. It suggests a UN-supervised ceasefire between Yemen's Saudi-backed...

Thousands evacuated in Australia as floods worsen

Some 18,000 people have been evacuated from severe floods across New South Wales (NSW) in Australia, with more heavy rainfall predicted. The state's entire coast...

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