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Italy presses EU nations to open ports to rescued migrants

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 07:20 Last update: about 5 hours ago Associated Press

Italy stepped up pressure Wednesday on fellow EU nations to open their ports to migrants rescued by humanitarian ships as political tension simmers in the Italian government's coalition over a sharply...

Sydney reports worst day of its current Covid-19 virus outbreak

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 07:09 Last update: about 5 hours ago Associated Press

Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19. New South...

UK to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 07:04 Last update: about 6 hours ago Associated Press

The U.K. plans to offer coronavirus vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds in the next few weeks after the independent body of scientists that makes vaccine recommendations to the government changed its...

Rome governor says vaccinations to go on despite hacking

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 07:07 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The governor of the area including Italy’s capital, Rome, sought on Monday to assure residents that a powerful hacking intrusion into the region's website, into its second day, won’t...

Germany to offer COVID-19 shots for all kids over 12

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 07:04 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Germany will start offering coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older, top health officials said Monday. German Health Minister Jens Spahn said after a meeting...

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

Monday, 2 August 2021, 14:51 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from the U.S. and the European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions and allow people...

Charity ships rescue nearly 450 migrants in Mediterranean

Monday, 2 August 2021, 07:04 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Charity ships rescued nearly 450 migrants from a wooden boat that was taking on water in the Mediterranean Sea, aid groups said Sunday, while dozens of mostly Tunisian migrants reached the Italian...

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