Tag Archives: Lung disease

Czechs impose the tightest lockdown amid UK variant surge

The Czech government has further tightened its lockdown to slow down a surge of a highly contagious coronavirus variant By KAREL JANICEK Associated Press February 26, 2021, 10:07 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PRAGUE — With new infections soaring due to a highly contagious coronavirus variant and hospitals […]

New Zealand’s virus success unleashes runaway housing prices

New Zealand’s success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem: skyrocketing house prices By NICK PERRY Associated Press February 25, 2021, 3:39 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem: skyrocketing house prices. […]

Diplomatic doses: Israel shares vaccines with allied nations

JERUSALEM — After jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel announced Tuesday that it has decided to share a small surplus of its coronavirus vaccines with several friendly countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to share the vaccines with his diplomatic partners comes at a time when Israel has come under […]

Nepal’s Supreme Court orders reinstatement of Parliament

Nepal’s Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of Parliament after it was dissolved by the prime minister, in a ruling likely to thrust the Himalayan nation into a political crisis By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press February 23, 2021, 2:40 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s […]

UK unemployment rate rises for 6th straight month

The U.K. unemployment rate rose for a six straight month in December as renewed coronavirus restrictions shut down most businesses across the country ByThe Associated Press February 23, 2021, 8:53 AM • 1 min read LONDON — The U.K. unemployment rate rose for a six straight month in December as renewed coronavirus restrictions shut down […]

Guatemalans outraged by fake COVID-19 tests

Lawmakers and rights official in Guatemala are calling for an investigation into 30,000 fake COVID-19 tests that were bought by public health officials ByThe Associated Press February 22, 2021, 10:45 PM • 1 min read GUATEMALA CITY — Lawmakers and rights official in Guatemala called Monday for an investigation into 30,000 fake COVID-19 tests that […]

Italy: Pope, others hail health workers on COVID anniversary

Pope Francis and Italy’s president have marked the nation’s first annual day to honor doctors, nurses and other health care workers, exactly a year after the nation’s first known native case of COVID-19 emerged By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press February 20, 2021, 9:30 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

Cost controls, luxury sales help Daimler weather pandemic

Tough cost controls helped carmaker Daimler increase its profits even during the pandemic By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer February 18, 2021, 7:41 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FRANKFURT, Germany — Car and truck maker Daimler increased its profits by 48% to 4.0 billion euros ($4.8 billion) in […]

Anger increases in Peru over secret inoculations of wealthy

Public indignation over secret coronavirus vaccinations for the wealthy and well-connected is growing in Peru a day after the Vatican’s ambassador to the South American nation admitted he was inoculated ahead of health care workers and the poor By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO Associated Press February 17, 2021, 9:26 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare […]

In Athens, rare snow blankets Acropolis, halts vaccinations

ATHENS, Greece — Heavy snowfall blanketed the Acropolis and other ancient monuments in Athens, caused power cuts and halted COVID-19 vaccinations in the Greek capital on Tuesday as the weather brought many services across the country to a standstill. Greek media reported that three deaths in separate parts of the country were linked with the […]