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France's Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

Monday, 1 March 2021, 14:58 Last update: about 9 hours ago Associated Press

A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence. The...

Covid-19: UK finds Brazilian virus variants, hunts others

Monday, 1 March 2021, 11:47 Last update: about 12 hours ago Associated Press

Health officials in Britain have identified six cases of a highly contagious coronavirus strain first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus -- including one in a person who has not been...

'Nomadland,' 'Borat' win at a socially distant Golden Globes

Monday, 1 March 2021, 11:25 Last update: about 13 hours ago Associated Press

With homebound nominees appearing by remote video and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on different sides of the country, a very socially distanced 78th Golden Globe Awards trudged on in the midst of...

Prince Harry: Split from royal life 'unbelievably tough'

Monday, 1 March 2021, 07:50 Last update: about 16 hours ago Associated Press

Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry invoked the memory of his late mother,...

Germany limits travel from French region over virus variant

Monday, 1 March 2021, 07:45 Last update: about 16 hours ago Associated Press

Germany announced Sunday that travelers from France’s northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions because of the high rate of variant coronavirus cases there. Germany's...

Upset in Cyprus over 'satanic' Eurovision song choice

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 16:35 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A man has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance after barging onto the grounds of Cyprus’ public broadcaster to protest what he said was the country’s...

Pandemic hero Captain Sir Tom Moore laid to rest

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 16:23 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

A World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps...

Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 07:19 Last update: about 2 days ago The Conversation

1. Does vaccination completely prevent infection? The short answer is no. You can still get infected after you’ve been vaccinated. But your chances of getting seriously ill are almost...

Lady Gaga's dogs recovered safely after theft, shooting

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 07:12 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dog walker, were recovered unharmed Friday, Los Angeles police said. A woman brought the dogs to...

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