The Malta Independent 12 August 2020, Wednesday


Russia's approval of virus vaccine greeted with some alarm

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 15:37 Last update: about 20 hours ago Associated Press

Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens despite international skepticism about injections that have not completed...

Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after 102 days

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 12:20 Last update: about 23 hours ago Associated Press

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first cases of local transmission...

Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 08:24 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million on Tuesday, more than half of them from the U.S., India and Brazil. Health officials believe the actual number is much higher...

McDonald's sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships

Monday, 10 August 2020, 16:14 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

McDonald’s says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with other...

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm

Monday, 10 August 2020, 07:02 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with...

BBC says sorry for using racist term in news report

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 17:49 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The BBC apologized Sunday for broadcasting a racist slur in a news report, saying it was a mistake that has caused many people distress. The BBC included the word when reporting last month on a...

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