The Malta Independent 22 January 2021, Friday


German virus death toll tops 50,000 even as infections sink

Friday, 22 January 2021, 10:27 Last update: about 7 hours ago Associated Press

The death toll from the coronavirus in Germany has passed 50,000, a number that has risen swiftly over recent weeks even as infection figures are finally declining. The country's disease control...

EU leaders agree to keep borders open, want to limit travels

Friday, 22 January 2021, 06:50 Last update: about 10 hours ago Associated Press

European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday as the bloc's top disease control...

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

Friday, 22 January 2021, 06:47 Last update: about 10 hours ago Associated Press

President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was headed down a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to work with them to carry...

Trump leaves White House, says 'It's been a great honour'

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 15:08 Last update: about 2 days ago

Donald Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House on Marine One Wednesday for the last time as president, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly...

Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 07:47 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte squeaked through a crucial Senate confidence vote Tuesday night, allowing him to keep his wobbly coalition afloat but failing to secure the reliable support needed from...

Washington DC on lockdown and on edge before Biden's inauguration

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 07:15 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will take place in a Washington on edge, after the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol unleashed a wave of fear and unmatched security concerns. And law...

Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 07:13 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

 Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably...

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