The Malta Independent 20 April 2021, Tuesday


Covid-19: EU to purchase 100 million more vaccine doses

Monday, 19 April 2021, 12:28 Last update: about 14 hours ago Associated Press

Pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they will provide 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vaccine to the European Union this year. The two companies said...

Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

Monday, 19 April 2021, 06:44 Last update: about 20 hours ago Associated Press

Germany paid tribute on Sunday to the nearly 80,000 people it has lost to the coronavirus, even as the country argues about how to get a grip on another rise in infections. President Frank-Walter...

Italy's Salvini to stand trial for 2019 migrant standoff

Sunday, 18 April 2021, 07:08 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A judge on Saturday ordered former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to stand trial on kidnapping charges for having refused to let a Spanish migrant rescue ship dock in an Italian port in...

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Sunday, 18 April 2021, 06:58 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone. The queen sat apart from family members at the...

'Peaky Blinders' actor Helen McCrory dies of cancer at 52

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 11:18 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” movies, has died, her husband said Friday. She was 52 and had been...

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 11:02 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil,...

Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, 21 dead, 3 survivors found

Saturday, 17 April 2021, 07:34 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Tunisian authorities said they recovered the bodies of 21 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, including nine women and a baby, whose boat sank Friday off the central port city of Sfax. The cause of the...

Updated (2): Johnson & Johnson delays vaccine rollout in Europe

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 13:35 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Johnson & Johnson says it is delaying the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine in Europe amid a U.S. probe into rare blood clots. The company announced the decision Tuesday after regulators in...

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