“Impunity breeds trigger-happy cops,” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said.
The president-elect took a dose of Pfizer vaccine at a hospital not far from his Delaware home, hours after his wife, Jill Biden, did the same. The injections came the same day that a second vaccine, produced by Moderna, will start arriving in states. It joins Pfizer's in the nation's arsena…
New South Wales or NSW said 15 people had tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, down on the 36 infections detected a day earlier and bringing the total cases in the northern beaches outbreak to 83.
While it is not the first time China’s carriers have passed close to Taiwan, it comes at a time of heightened tension between Taipei and Beijing, which claims the democratically ruled island as its territory.
The Ministry of Defense will get a record 5.34 trillion yen ($51.7 billion) for the year starting in April, up 1.1% from this year. With Suga’s large majority in parliament, enactment of the budget is all but certain.
The Employees Compensation Commission or ECC has decided to peg money assistance for the workers, including front-line workers, at only 10,000 pesos, Bello disclosed during an online press briefing last week.
The government faced criticism for imposing an effective lockdown on more than 16 million people just days before Christmas, but Matt Hancock said Saturday’s decision was taken speedily after new evidence showed the new strain was responsible for spiraling Covid-19 cases.
The package would be the second-largest economic stimulus in U.S. history, following a $2.3 trillion aid bill passed in March. It comes as the pandemic accelerates, infecting more than 214,000 people in the country each day. More than 317,000 Americans have already died.
With daily infections over 1,000 for a fifth consecutive day, some medical experts criticized the government as being slow to introduce tighter social distancing rules.
This was confirmed by the Director of National Disaster Management office, Vasiti Soko when briefing the media in Suva .
The details were discussed in a recent meeting between FSM President David W. Panuelo, U.S. Ambassador Carmen G. Cantor and U.S. government officials.
Gondoliers in striped uniforms steer and position each boat in an outdoor canal to watch full-length films, a rare chance to visit the cinema after nine months of lockdowns.
Amid record coronavirus infections and deaths, Moderna has already moved vaccine supplies from its manufacturing plants to warehouses operated by distributor McKesson Corp.
Michael Regan would become the first Black man to run the Environmental Protection Agency if confirmed by the Senate, and U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, as Interior secretary, would be the first Native American cabinet member.
The adverse reaction in the person, minutes after taking the Pfizer shot on Tuesday, was similar to two cases reported last week in Britain.
The legislation is expected to include $600 to $700 stimulus checks, extend unemployment benefits, help pay for vaccine distribution and assist small businesses struggling in a crisis that has killed more than 304,000 Americans and thrown millions out of work.
“The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today,” his office said in a statement. “This diagnosis was made following a PCR test performed at the onset of the first symptoms.”
“We need to look at all the options to protect and to help our people,” he said. “We are very appreciative of the U.S. government for prioritizing Palau with vaccinations. We are doing all we can to assist with logistical support so they can bring in as many vaccinations as possible, so our …
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who is also the IATF spokesman, said the new directive amends the previous IATF order which requires people to wear face shields and face masks only when entering enclosed spaces or establishments such as malls.
Pence will be the most high-profile recipient to date of a vaccine that was rolled out in the United States this week with high hopes of curbing a virus that has killed more than 300,000 Americans.
“The Office is satisfied that information available provides a reasonable basis to believe that the crimes against humanity of murder (Article 7(1)(a)), torture (article 7(1)(f)) and the infliction of serious physical injury and mental harm as other inhumane Acts (article 7(1)(k)) were commi…
She added that Australia is prepared to take on more Ni-Vanuatu workers in the New Year onward.
The inoculations, seen as pivotal to ultimately halting a surging pandemic that is claiming more than 2,400 U.S. lives a day, could begin as early as Monday.
Director of Health Motusa Tuileama Nua said a press conference will be called soon to publicize the vaccination plan.
In a statement, presidential adviser on entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said AstraZeneca approved the second part of the vaccine procurement, which can now be processed.
Suga may temporarily halt the travel campaign to the capital Tokyo and the city of Nagoya, the large industrial hub of Aichi prefecture, the prime minister’s office said.
The plan’s highlights were made public on Dec. 1, but the authors now plan to divide them into two proposals that could be voted on separately, the source said.
The hack is so serious it led to a National Security Council meeting at the White House on Saturday, said one of the people familiar with the matter.
Schools in the capital region would move classes online until the end of the month, in the latest ratcheting up of social distancing measures which so far have failed to reverse the spike in infections.
However, the French High Commission said the curfew will be shortened by one hour on Christmas Eve and on New Year's Eve.
Negotiators have until the evening to resolve an impasse on arrangements that would guarantee Britain zero-tariff and zero-quota access to the EU’s single market, though talks could carry on if they miss the deadline.
The Philippine index surged 2.1%, the second consecutive day of gains.
Of the new cases, 1,002 were locally transmitted. It brings the total to 42,766 infections with 580 deaths, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said.
The Democratic-majority House voted 343-67 on the stopgap measure on Wednesday. If passed and signed by President Donald Trump, it would prevent federal programs from running out of money on Friday at midnight (0500 GMT on Saturday) by extending current funding levels until Dec. 18.
“I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors,” Hunter Biden said in a statement.
Mostly younger migrants with backpacks and some women carrying children left the northern city of San Pedro Sula on foot for the Guatemalan border after calls went out on social media to organize a caravan to the United States.
The resurgence of infections has rekindled concerns about an acute shortage of hospital beds, prompting Seoul city to begin installing container beds for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Steady movement toward a vaccine rollout on the eve of a critical review by leading U.S. medical experts comes as Covid-19 caseloads surged alarmingly higher, straining healthcare systems in some pandemic hot spots to the breaking point.
The Philippines is the first in the region to introduce such a move, which is part of slew of online gambling projects to attract Filipinos and, later on, foreigners to place bets and generate much-needed revenue for the government.
The court in a brief order rejected a request by U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly, a Trump ally, and other Pennsylvania Republicans who filed a lawsuit after the Nov. 3 election arguing that the state’s 2019 expansion of mail-in voting was illegal under state law.
Just last week he was among the 14 world leaders to commit to 100% sustainable ocean management by 2025.
Equipment including sniper rifles and anti-improvised explosive device gear was handed over during a visit by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, who is on a two-nation visit in Southeast Asia.
With two Covid vaccines currently waiting for emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Palau is tentatively scheduled to receive doses of a vaccine from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by January 2021.
An early riser, Keenan, from Northern Ireland, received the Pfizer-BioNTech shot at her local hospital in Coventry, central England, at 0631 GMT, a week before she turns 91.
Record cases in at least three states — Arizona, Alabama and Ohio — pushed the cumulative case load to over 15 million, according to a Reuters tally of state and county data. With the virus showing no sign of abating, leading health officials are once again sounding the alarm of further spre…
Austin, who would be the first Black U.S. secretary of defense, was a surprise pick over Michele Flournoy, a former top Defense Department official who was considered the leading contender for the job. Flournoy would have been the first woman defense secretary.
The reasons for the delay in the public education process are legalistic, logistical, and public health-oriented in nature.
The recertification followed a hand recount that was triggered by an audit and a formal recount that was requested by Republican President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, both of which upheld Biden’s victory in the state, the press release said.
Iran has blamed Israel for the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was seen by Western intelligence services as the mastermind of a covert Iranian program to develop nuclear weapons capability. Tehran has long denied any such ambition.