Who, when and how? A look at the UK's vaccination…

British regulators have become the first to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech for emergency use

Joy as UK Care home residents get to hug family

Residents of Britain's care homes shared their first precious hugs and kisses with relatives since March, after homes were able to give visitors rapid tests for COVID-19 which give results in 30 minutes.

Spike Seen in Those Rebuffing Queen's Honors

Turning down a British honor isn't uncommon. In fact, it's enough of a thing that Wikipedia has an entire page dedicated to it, and several notable names who've done it, including Roald Dahl and Aldous Huxley . But the number of those who've rebuffed the queen is on the upswing, more...

US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional…

Democrats in the House and Senate are to introduce a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at amending the 13th Amendment’s ban on chattel enslavement

McConnell chokes up as Sen. Alexander retires

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave an emotional tribute to his longtime friend and colleague Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who then gave a farewell speech on the Senate floor after 18 years of service.

5 Dead in Germany Vehicle Rampage

In what authorities are calling a rampage—but with no apparent connection to terrorist groups—a man drove into pedestrians in the city of Trier in western Germany Tuesday, killing five people and injuring many others. Authorities say the 51-year-old was arrested after driving an SUV into a pedestrian zone...

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Austria to allow Christmas skiing but many…

Austrian officials say they will allow skiing to start on Dec. 24, but will limit the capacity of ski lifts and keep restaurants, bars and hotels largely closed until early January

Afghan govt, Taliban reach breakthrough deal

Afghan government and Taliban representatives said on Wednesday they had reached a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war and welcomed by the United Nations and Washington. Emer McCarthy reports.

How Worst Serial Killer in US Got Away With It…

America's most prolific serial killer operated for more than 30 years, targeting vulnerable, usually Black women, under the watch of an "indifferent" criminal justice system. That's according to part one of an in-depth investigation by the Washington Post , which interviewed experts and reviewed thousands of pages of legal documents to...

Israeli parliament takes step toward new national…

Israel has taken a major step toward plunging into its fourth national election in under two years

Chinese #MeToo case reaches court

A high profile Chinese sexual harassment case went to court in Beijing on Wednesday.

Experts: Report on Kim a Sign That Virus Is…

His country's attempts to hack pharmaceutical companies apparently failed , but Kim Jong Un got a coronavirus vaccine anyway. That's according to US analyst Harry Kazianis, who reports that the North Korean leader, his family members, and several senior government officials were vaccinated "within the last two to three weeks" with...

Report: Climate change damaging more World…

A leading conservation agency is warning that climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites

Hyundai Motor makes major push into electric

South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group said on Wednesday it will introduce an electric vehicle-only platform early next year that will use its own battery technology to cut production time and costs. Ciara Lee reports

That Cloud Hanging Over BTS? South Korea Just…

Friday marks Kim Seok-jin's 28th birthday. It could've also marked the splintering of K-pop sensation BTS, of which Kim (stage name Jin) is the oldest member, since able-bodied men in South Korea must submit to military service by age 28. But no matter—South Korea has changed its law to...

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UN calls on humanity to end 'war on nature,' go…

The head of the United Nations is calling on countries to end what he calls a war on nature and instead embrace a future without carbon pollution triggering global warming

'We'll be ready': Brussels airport runs mock…

VIDEO SHOWS: BRUSSELS AIRPORT SHOWCASING HOW IT IS GOING TO SHIP, STORE AND RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE DOSES ONCE AVAILABLE / DIRECTOR OF AN UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION BRINGING TOGETHER ALL BRUSSELS AIRPORT

Another Mysterious Monolith Appears

Days after Utah's mysterious monolith disappeared , a very similar one has appeared elsewhere. This hollow, triangular, 13-foot monolith, which Sky News reports "bear[s] a close resemblance" to the one found in Utah, was found on Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt, facing a mountain known locally as...

EU looks forward to Biden resetting…

The European Union is grasping the imminent arrival of the Biden administration as a key moment to reset relations with the United States after four years of trans-Atlantic acrimony

Teddy bears replace diners at French restaurant

Cuddly bears have replaced usual diners at a French restaurant due to restrictions imposed on restaurants and bars.

Charges Filed in Deaths of Tourists After Eruption

"Those who went to the island, did so with the reasonable expectation that there were appropriate systems in place to ensure they made it home healthy and safe," a New Zealand government agency said Monday. Instead, 22 of the 47 people who were on White Island when a volcano erupted...

Horde of Brazilian bank robbers attack another…

A large gang of heavily armed bank robbers has invaded a Brazilian city just one day after criminals struck another mid-sized city on the opposite side of the country

Hong Kong activist Wong given 13 months prison

Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for more than 13 months over an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentence for an opposition figure this year. Maha Albadrawi reports.

Things Aren't Looking Great for Princess Mako's…

It looks like Princess Mako's long-delayed wedding isn't imminent. The Japanese princess, who became engaged to Kei Komuro in 2017, had first planned to marry him a year later but that date was pushed off, with the couple saying the wedding would happen in 2020. In early November, however, the...

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China denies weakening sanctions enforcement on…

China is rejecting U.S. accusations it is weakening its enforcement of U.N. sanctions on North Korea, but says greater effort is needed toward reaching a political settlement and more attention should be paid to the impact of the sanctions on ordinary North Koreans

Record COVID death tolls reported in Turkey

New coronavirus restrictions came in on Tuesday for Turkey, as the country recorded a record number of covid deaths for the ninth day in a row. Maha Albadrawi reports.

Australia Horrified by China's 'Repugnant' Tweet

The report was shocking, but one response to it was "repugnant." So says Australia, which earlier this month released a military report that found "credible information" evidence that elite Australian troops murdered 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers, and civilians. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao on Monday tweeted a fabricated image...