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Belgian PM Alexander De Croo told Euronews that they would only give booster jabs to those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 as healthcare workers in some countries are not yet vaccinated.View on euronews
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had issued the first American passport with an "X" gender marker, designed to give nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people a marker other than male or female on their travel document, according to a statement. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in June that the X marker would be offered as an option on passports, following other countries including Canada, Germany, Australia and India, which already offer a third gender on documents. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement that the United States was moving toward adding the "X" gender marker as an option for those applying for U.S. passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Singapore is looking into an "unusual surge" of 5,324 new infections of COVID-19, the city-state's health ministry said, its highest such figure since the beginning of the pandemic, as beds in intensive care units fill up. "The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to many COVID-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon," the health ministry said in a statement. "The Ministry of Health is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days," it added in Wednesday's statement.
The City of St. John's is suspending Newfoundland Growlers home games at Mile One Centre while it investigates allegations of "disrespectful workplace conduct" by team ownership, according to Mayor Danny Breen. According to a news release issued Wednesday, the city says Deacon Sports and Entertainment, the Growlers' ownership group, has had its access to the arena suspended until a formal investigation can be completed. In a statement, Danny Breen, St. John's mayor and chair of St. John's Sports
Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine could start to be used in children and teens in the United States within weeks, its chief executive said in an interview ahead of the Reuters Total Health conference, which will run virtually from Nov. 15-18. Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company's COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks. Moderna plans to apply for separate U.S. regulatory clearance in children ages 6 through 11 "very soon," Bancel said, adding that he is hopeful that age group could start receiving Moderna's shots by the end of this year.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole tore into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet lineup today, saying he's assembled a group of "largely inexperienced and ideological individuals" that pose a threat to the country's national unity and post-pandemic economic recovery. In a statement released as ministers were still being sworn in at Rideau Hall, O'Toole said Trudeau's cabinet picks are "yet another example" of his "record of style over substance." "Today's changes to the cabinet represent j
Citing continued community transmission of COVID-19 in Behchokǫ̀, Dr. Kami Kandola, the territory's chief public health officer, said she is extending the containment order for the community until Nov. 8. It had been scheduled to be lifted on Oct. 29. Kandola said in a news release she made the decision after consulting with local leadership. "Extending the public health order is a difficult decision that must be made as this slow burn of COVID-19 throughout Behchokǫ̀ puts the surrounding commun
WASHINGTON (AP) — An 84-year-old Iranian-American man who has been detained in Iran for more than five years underwent surgery on Tuesday to clear a blockage in an artery to the brain that his family and supporters have described as life-threatening. The surgery on Baquer Namazi “appears to have been a success and Baquer is awake, although he remains groggy,” according to a statement from Namazi's attorney, Jared Genser. He is expected to remain in the intensive care unit for two more days and t
SpaceX Crew-3 arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday. Liftoff is currently set for early Sunday from Kennedy Space Center. (Oct. 26)
A federal government mistake led to the circulation of the names, emails and sometimes even photos of hundreds of stranded Afghans trying to escape the Taliban.
California Governor Gavin Newsom was given a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot at an Oakland clinic on Wednesday. Newsom was eligible for the booster because he received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine earlier this year. (Oct. 27)
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Services Nova Scotia Minister Colton Leblanc says he's open to making further changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. Leblanc was responding a day after several people raised concerns about the act during a meeting of the legislature's law amendments committee Monday. Presenters representing both tenants and landlords called for better enforcement of the act, while concerns were also raised about fixed-term leases being a workaround for the province's cap on rent increases. Speaking to reporte
How live ammo got on set still a mystery in Baldwin shooting; California high court won't hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal; The CMA Awards will be a night of all-star collaboration. (Oct. 28)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government will reveal new legislation Thursday for the province's long-term care homes, where COVID-19 outbreaks killed more than 3,800 people during the pandemic. Advocates for seniors are describing this as a now-or-never moment for Ontario to improve long-term care and the living conditions of the vulnerable elderly who reside there. The government is pledging that its bill will bring better accountability, enforcement and transparency to the nursing home sector a
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nine months under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has pursued a diplomatic strategy that could be characterized as about China, without China. On security, trade, climate and COVID-19, the Biden White House has tried to reorient the focus of the U.S. and its allies toward the strategic challenges posed by a rising China — all while there has been little direct engagement between the two rivals. The president is now preparing for a pair of global summits where he again won't b
A Senate committee formally approved a report calling for prosecutors to try Bolsonaro on charges ranging from charlatanism and inciting crime to misuse of public funds and crimes against humanity.View on euronews
Justin Trudeau says he aims to lead the Liberals the next time Canadians head to the polls, as he undertook a major cabinet overhaul aimed at quickly delivering on his top priorities during his third term as prime minister. He defended Harjit Sajjan even as he shuffled him to international development and selected former procurement minister Anita Anand to lead the fight against military sexual misconduct as defence minister.