Italian Berlusconi hospitalized in Milan since Thursday – source

Italian Berlusconi hospitalized in Milan since Thursday – source

MILAN, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalized since Thursday at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday after the 85-year-old decided not to run for president. The ANSA news agency reported earlier on Sunday that Berlusconi’s hospitalization was linked to … Read more

British MP says she was fired from ministerial post for being ‘Muslim’

British MP says she was fired from ministerial post for being ‘Muslim’

MP Nusrat Ghani speaks during a session in Parliament in London, Britain May 12, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Former British Muslim minister says her faith was a problem Party enforcer denies allegations Johnson under pressure over lockdown rallies Lawmaker to meet with police over … Read more

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls off wedding despite new Omicron restrictions

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls off wedding despite new Omicron restrictions

SYDNEY, Jan 23 (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has called off her wedding as the country imposes new restrictions to slow community spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, she told reporters on Sunday. . New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gatherings from midnight on Sunday after a cluster of nine … Read more

Hong Kong warns of worsening COVID outbreak as chief defends hamster culling

Hong Kong warns of worsening COVID outbreak as chief defends hamster culling

People line up at a community testing center for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after the district was identified as a high-risk area, in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, China January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned on … Read more

UK designates Omicron subline as study variant

UK designates Omicron subline as study variant

LONDON/COPENHAGEN, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Health Safety Agency on Friday designated a sub-lineage of the dominant and highly transmissible variant of the Omicron coronavirus as a variant under investigation, saying it could have a growth advantage. BA.2, which lacks the specific mutation seen with Omicron that can help distinguish it easily from Delta, is … Read more

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will resist ‘dictatorship’

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will resist ‘dictatorship’

SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that its allies would unite to fight for democracy against dictatorships it said were more emboldened than at any time since the Cold War. Speaking in Australia, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Britain and its allies … Read more

UK government accused of ‘blackmail’ to keep scandal-ridden Johnson in power

UK government accused of ‘blackmail’ to keep scandal-ridden Johnson in power

Top lawmaker says lawmakers have been targeted Johnson pledges to fight Not aware of any evidence, says Downing Street LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – A senior Tory lawmaker on Thursday accused the British government of intimidating and trying to “blackmail” lawmakers he suspects of wanting to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson from power. Johnson, who … Read more

Help finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship expected

Help finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship expected

Tonga airport reopens after runway ash cleared Australian and New Zealand flights bring in first supplies Telephone contact with Tonga established after five days UN says 80% of Tonga’s population is severely affected A New Zealand ship is expected to arrive with water on Friday Jan 20 (Reuters) – The first emergency supply plane reached … Read more

‘In the name of God, go for it’: Britain’s Johnson faces demands to resign

‘In the name of God, go for it’: Britain’s Johnson faces demands to resign

Johnson faces a growing revolt from lawmakers Conservative MP: “In the name of God, go ahead” The threshold for the leadership challenge could be near Lockdown party revelations undermine Johnson Will he resign? Johnson tells Parliament: ‘No’ LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday rejected calls for the resignation of … Read more

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

HONG KONG, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered on Wednesday to adopt unwanted hamsters after a government mass cull order over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicked owners would abandon their pets. Authorities on Tuesday ordered the culling of 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet stores and storage facilities after … Read more